PORTER COUNTY SPORTS BRIEFS: VHS Gymnastics Fun Day on Dec. 14

2013-12-06T17:00:00Z 2013-12-07T03:15:09Z PORTER COUNTY SPORTS BRIEFS: VHS Gymnastics Fun Day on Dec. 14 nwitimes.com
December 06, 2013 5:00 pm

VHS Gymnastics Fun Day on Dec. 14

VALPARAISO | The Valparaiso High School gymnastics team will run a "fun day" from 9:30 a.m. to noon Dec. 14 in the fieldhouse. The event is open to children aged 5 and older. The cost is $15. Registration will run from 5:30 to 6 p.m. Monday through Wednesday and from 5 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday. For details, call (219) 464-8018.

Elks Hoop Shoot slated for Dec. 18

VALPARAISO | The Valparaiso Boys and Girls Club will be the site for a Dec. 18 qualifying round of the Elks National Hoop Shoot free-throw contest. The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. It's open to children aged 8 to 13. For details, call Bob McCasland at (219) 462-5421, or go to www.elks.org/hoopshoot.

Triple Crown offers softball clinics

VALPARAISO | Triple Crown Valparaiso is offering youth softball clinics the next few weeks. A parent-daughter clinic will run from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. today and Dec. 14. Cost is $50 per session, $85 if both are prepaid. The clinic is for elementary-aged girls. A post-Christmas softball clinic will run from 9 a.m. to noon Dec. 26 and 27. Elementary-aged kids are eligible Dec. 26, while the Dec. 27 clinic is for middle school players. Cost is $75 per player, $70 if prepaid. For details, call (219) 462-3927.

Sign-ups underway for youth coed volleyball

VALPARAISO | Sign-ups are available for Valpo Parks Department's youth coed volleyball. The eight-week program is open to first- through sixth-graders. Practices are at the Valpo Boys and Girls Club. Cost is $65 for Valpo residents, $77 for non-residents. Boys and Girls Club members pay $35 less. Registration ends Dec. 20. For details, call (219) 462-5144, or go to www.Valpo.Parks.org.

Dodgeball, kickball available at Portage Parks

PORTAGE | Registration for the Portage Park Department's winter dodgeball and kickball leagues will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays from Monday through Dec. 20 at the park office in Woodland Park. The cost for youth dodgeball or kickball (ages 7 to 14) is $25 for Portage residents, $35 for non-residents. Dodgeball games will be played from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Thursdays, Jan. 9 to 20, at Oakwood Hall, while kickball games will run from 5:45 to 6:45 p.m. Thursdays, Jan. 9 to Feb. 20, at Oakwood Hall. The cost for adult coed dodgeball is $150 per team. Games will be played from 7 to 10 p.m. Thursdays in Oakwood Hall, Jan. 9 to Feb. 20. For details, call Ralph Mundt at (219) 841-5156.

Soccer programs available at Portage Parks

PORTAGE | The Portage Park Department will conduct two winter soccer programs. Registration for the soccer academy and youth indoor soccer leagues will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays from Monday through Dec. 20. Both programs will run for seven weeks (Jan. 6-Feb. 23). The academy is open to children aged 7 to 14 and will take place Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays. The cost is $75 for Portage residents, $85 for non-residents. The indoor league is open to children aged 3 to 6. The cost is $45 for Portage residents, $55 for non-residents. It will take place Sundays, Wednesdays and Fridays. For details, call Ralph Mundt at (219) 841-5156.

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.

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.

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.

Events scheduled at Creekside Golf Course

VALPARAISO | Creekside Golf Course and Training Center will offer Junior 202 golf instruction on Saturdays in December for children aged 12 and older. Cost is $30 per class. Linksters Academy, L'il Tigers and First Tee classes are available. Creekside has also upgraded its golf simulators. Call (219) 531-7888 for hours and tee times.

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.

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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