2013-12-27T17:00:00Z 2013-12-28T04:48:05Z PORTER COUNTY SPORTS BRIEFS: Valpo VIP Futsal Camp on Jan. 4 nwitimes.com
December 27, 2013 5:00 pm

Valpo VIP Futsal Camp on Jan. 4

VALPARAISO | Valparaiso's men's soccer program will host its inaugural VIP Winter Futsal Camp on Jan. 4. The event is intended for male college-bound players. For details, go to www.ValpoSoccerVIP.com.

South Shore Steelheads looking for 16U baseball players

The South Shore Steelheads 16U baseball team is looking for two players to complete its roster. The Steelheads play in tournaments throughout the Midwest as well as the Northern Illinois Metro League. For tryout information, call John Batistatos at (219) 384-6656 or go to www.southshoresteelheads.com.

Rio’s Indoor Golf taking sign-ups for league

VALPARAISO | Rio’s Indoor Golf is taking sign-ups for Winter League II, which starts the week of Jan. 6. For details, call (219) 465-5200.

Golf season passes on sale

VALPARAISO | Valparaiso Department of Parks and Recreation's 2014 golf season passes are on sale. Purchase before Jan. 18 and pay the 2013 rate. Passes are available for residents and non-residents, and are good for play at both golf courses. For details, call (219) 531-7888 or (219) 462-5144.

Winter baseball workouts at the C.P. Dome

CROWN POINT | Winter baseball workouts for new and returning Babe Ruth league-age players will run for 10 weeks at the Crown Point Family Fun Center Dome, 1301 Merrillville Road. The dates are Jan. 12, 19, 26; Feb. 9, 16, 23; March 2, 9, 16 and 23. Starting times are 5 p.m. for 13-year-olds; 6:30 p.m. for 14-year-olds, and 8 p.m. for 15-year-olds. T.J. Pruzine and Dan Grapenthein, who coached the 2013 Babe Ruth state championship team, will be the instructors. Cost is $200. Registration deadline is Tuesday. For details, call Don Ernst at (219) 746-4351.

Ultimate Armwrestling League coming to Horseshoe

HAMMOND | The Ultimate Armwrestling League is coming Jan. 11 to Horseshoe Casino, 777 Casino Center Drive. There will be professional and amateur competitions -- amateur competition is open to the public. The tournament starts at 11 a.m.; the ultimate matchup starts at 7 p.m., featuring the super heavyweight main event between the "Brazilian Phenom" Marcio Barboza and "Leviathan" Richard Lupkes. Tickets are available by calling (800) 745-3000 or at ticketmaster.com. For details, go to theUAL.com.

Senior Singles Bowling Tournament at Set 'Em Up Lanes

GRIFFITH | The Greater Calumet Area USBC will hold its eighth annual Senior Singles Bowling Tournament on Jan. 18, 19, 25 and 26 at Set 'Em Up Lanes, 135 N. Broad St. Divisions open to male and female GCA-sanctioned bowlers include ages 50-59 averaging 211 or more, ages 50-59 averaging 210 or less, 60-and-over averaging 201 or more and ages 60-and-over averaging 200 or less. Participants bowl four games and keep the best three in the handicapped event. Cost is $30. For details, call (219) 923-7240, or go to www.greatercalumet.com.

Hammond Outdoor Sports Show Jan. 11-12

HAMMOND | The 30th annual Hammond Outdoor Sports Show will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 11 and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 12 at the Jean Shepherd Community Center, 3031 J.F. Mahoney Drive. Admission is $5; children under 12 get in free. There will be free goodie bags for the first 300 attendees each day. Tickets are on sale at the Jean Shepherd Center. For details, call (219) 554-0155, or go to www.gohammond.com.

Winter softball camps at VU

VALPARAISO | Valparaiso's softball team will host a a pair of camps this winter. The hitting/pitching camp will be Jan. 19, while the all-skills camp will be Feb. 23. Both camps are available for children in grades two through 12. The cost is $65 for each camp.  The hitting-pitching camp will run in two separate two-hour sessions. Additional early-bird camps for grades eight through 12 are available for an extra $40. A video swing analysis is available for an extra $30. The all-skills camp will be split into separate three-hour groups (grades two to seven and eight to 12). For details, go to www.valposoftballclinics.com.

Hawks' Kostka, NBA HOFer Barry at Bridges' Scoreboard

GRIFFITH | Blackhawks defenseman Michael Kostka will sign autographs at Bridges' Scoreboard Restaurant and Sports Bar, 121 N. Griffith Blvd., from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Jan. 20. Autograph tickets are on sale for $20 for each autograph. Photos of Kostka will be on sale for $10 each.

NBA Hall of Famer Rick Barry will sign autographs at Bridges' from 6 to 8 p.m. Jan. 22. Advance autograph tickets are $30 (one autograph) or $50 (two autographs). Tickets at the door are $40 (one autograph). Photos of Rick Barry will be on sale for $10 each.

To purchase tickets, call (219) 924-2206.

Crown Point Babe Ruth to hold sign-ups

CROWN POINT | Crown Point Babe Ruth will hold sign-ups for players aged 13 to 18 from 9 a.m. to noon Jan. 25 and Feb. 8 at Crown Point Family Fun Center Dome, 1301 Merrillville Road. The cost is $200 per player, which includes $25 in raffle tickets, $100 for the second player with a $300 family maximum. The 13-15 division will accept players from Crown Point, Hebron, Hobart and Merrillville. The 16-18 division will take players from Lake, Porter, Newton and LaPorte counties. Any player born in 1995 is eligible for the 16-18 programs. For details, call Don Ernst at (219) 746-4351 or Becky Mild at (219) 306-6599.

Indiana Chiefs of Hammond to hold Sunday camps

HAMMOND | The Indiana Chiefs of Hammond will offer Sunday Morning Baseball Camps inside the Bishop Noll fieldhouse, 1519 Hoffman St. The camp dates are Jan. 26; Feb. 2, 9 and 23, and March 2 and 9. Players aged 7 to 12 as of May 1, 2014, are eligible to participate from 9 to 10:30 a.m.; players aged 13 to 15 as of May 1, 2014, are eligible to participate from 10:30 a.m. to noon. The cost is $15 per session or $75 for all six sessions if paid by Jan. 26. Those who register for all six sessions will receive a camp T-shirt. To register, call (219) 852-9461, or go to hammondchiefs.com.

Calumet College to host softball clinic Jan. 26

WHITING | Calumet College's softball team will host a basic skills clinic from noon to 5 p.m. Jan. 26. Coach Stephanie Zimny, her staff and team will be joined by Illinois-Chicago coach and Olympic gold medal winner Michelle Venturella and others to conduct the camp. Cost is $60 prepaid, $70 at the door. For details, contact Stephanie Zimny at szimny@ccsj.edu or (219) 616-2054.

LaPorte Lazers Black in search of players

LAPORTE | The LaPorte Lazers Black 14-and-under softball team is looking for two more players to fill its roster. For details, contact Larry Johns at (219) 363-9211 or johnslarry246@gmail.com.

Storm looking for travel baseball players

The Storm 8-and-under part-time travel baseball team is looking for three players to complete its roster. The team will play in elite tournaments during the weekends while allowing players to play in their in-house leagues. For details, call Luke Donsbach at (219) 313-2920.

Storm 12U team needs players

The 12-and-under Storm baseball team is looking for two players to fill out its roster for the 2014 season. For details, contact Bobby at (219) 840-8918 or bballs75@yahoo.com.

Triple Crown 11U in need of player

VALPARAISO | Triple Crown Valparaiso's 11-and-under baseball is looking for one player to fill its roster. For details, call (219) 462-3927.

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