VU softball fall progressive camp begins Tuesday
VALPARAISO | Valparaiso University's softball program will conduct a fall progressive camp, running Tuesdays through Nov. 13. Cost is $120 for four sessions (either hitting or pitching) or $200 for four pitching and four hitting sessions. For details, go to www.valposoftballclinics.com, or contact assistant coach Lauren Ebstein at Lauren.Ebstein@valpo.edu or (219) 464-5047.
LaPorte Lazers holding 14U softball tryouts
LAPORTE | Tryouts for LPFC 14U LaPorte Lazers travel softball team will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 27 at Lions Field No. 1. For details, contact Tony Thomas at (219) 575-2097 or email@example.com, or Missy Thomas at (219) 575-8752 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Basketball leagues available at The Courts of NWI
LIBERTY TOWNSHIP | Junior youth basketball leagues are available at the Courts of NWI. Children aged 3 to 10 are eligible for leagues, which run 12:30 to 5:30 p.m. Sundays, Oct. 28 through Dec. 16. Cost is $95. For details, call (219) 465-1111, or go to www.thecourtsofnwi.com.
Triple Crown Valpo to hold free softball pitching clinic
VALPARAISO | Triple Crown Valparaiso will host a free softball clinic Sunday. There will be three sessions: beginners, intermediate and advanced. Each session is limited to 10 players. Players need to bring their own catcher. For details, call (219) 462-3927.
Chili Open scramble Oct. 27 at Robbinhurst
PORTAGE TOWNSHIP | Robbinhurst Golf Club and Driving Range's second annual Chili Open two-person scramble will begin at 10 a.m. Oct. 27. Fee is $25. For details, call (219) 762-9711.
AAU District Cross Country Meet at Sunset Hill Farm
LIBERTY TOWNSHIP | The Hammond Track Club with the Calumet Region Striders and the Porter County Parks and Recreation will host the AAU District Youth Cross Country Championship Meet on Oct. 28 at Sunset Hill Farm County Park. All athletes and teams that compete in the meet qualify for the AAU National Youth Championship Meet on Dec. 1 in Rock Hill, S.C. Pre-registration may be done at www.thtiming.com. For details, contact Joe Mis at (219) 931-6587 or www.Joetrack@aol.com.
Viking Wrestling Club to hold sign-ups
VALPARAISO | The Valparaiso Wrestling Club will hold sign-ups for Session I from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 29 and Session II from 6 to 8 p.m. Jan. 7 in the Valparaiso High School fieldhouse lobby. Session I is an Elementary League, which runs from November through December for wrestlers aged 5 to 12. Session II is a Folkstyle Season, which runs from January through March for wrestlers aged 5 to 18. All wrestlers must bring a completed physical form and insurance information to the sign-ups. New wrestlers must bring a copy of their birth certificate. Cost is $60 -- $50 each family rate for two or more kids -- for Session I. Cost is $75 -- $65 each family rate for two or more kids -- for Session II. For details, contact Matt Hamry at (219) 263-6652 or email@example.com, or Jim Smith at (219) 712-2303 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Duneland Wrestling league sign-ups
CHESTERTON | The Duneland Elementary Wrestling League will hold sign-ups and its first practice from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Nov. 6 in the Chesterton High School fieldhouse. The league is open to children in kindergarten through sixth grade who attend Duneland Schools or St. Patrick's. It meets twice a week until Dec. 13. The program includes instruction from high school and club coaches as well as at least three friendship meets with other clubs. Cost is $75. For details, email Chris Joll at email@example.com.
Creekside offers junior, adult golf classes
VALPARAISO | Creekside Golf Course and Training Center will hold junior and adult clinics in October. A special two-hour Junior 101 class for golfers aged 9 to 11 will run from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday. The cost is $30. A Fore Ladies Only clinic will run from 9 to 10 a.m. Oct. 29 (Importance of the Spine Angle). Cost is $15. For details, call (219) 531-7888.
Indiana Raiders seek utility player
The Indiana Raiders 10-and-under fast-pitch softball travel team is in need of a No. 1 pitcher and a utility player. To set up a tryout, call Karen Kobialka at (219) 508-6530.
Crown Point Lacrosse seeks players
CROWN POINT | Crown Point Lacrosse will hold registration for the 2013 season from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Crown Point Civic Center, 101 South East St. The club is looking for boys in grades five to 12. Athletes don't need to live in Crown Point. For details, call (219) 779-9632, or go to www.freeteams.net/cplax.
Pro U Basketball Academy at The Fieldhouse
MERRILLVILLE | Pro U Basketball Academy for boys and girls in grades four to 12 will run on Saturdays through Oct. 27 at the Fieldhouse-Merrillville. Each session is $10 per person, and players must call in advance each week to reserve their positions. Times are from 9 to 10:30 a.m. for boys and girls in grades four to eight, and from 10:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. for boys and girls in grades nine to 12. For details, call (219) 738-2424, or go to www.thefielhouse-merrillville.com.
Strike Busters' next session begins Nov. 1
PORTAGE | Strike Busters, a youth bowling program, will hold its second session from Nov. 1 to Dec. 13 (except Nov. 22). It will run from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Thursdays. Bowlers aged 4 to 12 are eligible. The events will take place at Camelot Lanes. Cost is $35 for Portage residents, $40 for non-residents. For details, call (219) 762-1675, ext. 308, or go to www.facebook.com/portageparks.
Valparaiso 13.1-mile race Nov. 11
VALPARAISO | The Valparaiso 13.1-mile race will take place Nov. 11. The event is an annual fundraiser for United Way of Porter County's Power of Youth. For details, go to www.thtiming.com.
Dunes Volleyball Club to hold tryouts
The Dunes Volleyball Club will hold 2013 tryouts and team placements Sunday at Merrillville Pierce Middle School, and Oct. 28 and Nov. 4 at the Dunes Operation Center in Rolling Prairie. Times for Sunday are from 9 to 11 a.m. for players aged 10 to 13; 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for players aged 14; 1 to 3 p.m. for players aged 15, and from 3 to 5 p.m. for players aged 16 to 18. Times for Oct. 28 are from 9 to 11 a.m. for players aged 10 to 13; 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. for players aged 14; 12:30 to 3 p.m. for players aged 16 to 18, and from 2:30 to 5 p.m. for players aged 15. Times for Nov. 4 are from 9 to 11 a.m. for players aged 10 to 13; 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. for players aged 14; 12:30 to 3 p.m. for players aged 16, and from 2:30 to 5 p.m. for players aged 15. To register or for details, go to www.dunes.org.
12th annual Turkey Trot Nov. 22
PORTAGE | The 12th annual Turkey Trot four-mile run/5K noncompetitive walk will take place at 7:30 a.m. Nov. 22. The event will start and finish at the Portage Township YMCA. For details, go to www.ymcaofportage.org; call (219) 762-9622, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Little League competes for $2,500 grant
PORTAGE | Portage Little League has a chance to receive a $2,500 grant as part of Liberty Mutual Insurance's Responsible Sports program. People are encouraged to go to www.ResponsibleSports.com/Grant and fill out a 10-question quiz. Each completed quiz is worth a point. Organizations that earn the most points in their division will win one of the 15 grants. The competition ends Nov. 30. For details, visit www.portagelittleleague.org or www.facebook.com/PortageLL.
Winter VIP Soccer Camps runs Dec. 2, March 17
VALPARAISO | The Valparaiso University men's soccer program will run VIP Day Camps on Dec. 2 and March 17. For details, contact Jeff Oleck at (219) 464-5059 or Jeff.Oleck@valpo.edu, or go to www.valposoccerVIP.com.
Porter County Storm seeks baseball managers/coaches
CHESTERTON | The Porter County Storm is in need of a manager and assistant coaches for its 16-and-under White baseball team. Interested candidates should email their experience and a brief explanation of why they are seeking the position to Nick Doud at email@example.com.
Southshore Steelheads need a player
The Southshore Steelheads 13-and-under travel baseball team is looking for a player to complete its 2013 spring/summer roster. For details, call coach Dave at (219) 545-1422.
Triple Crown seeks baseball players
Those interested in playing for Triple Crown's 11-and-under, 14U, 16U and 18U baseball teams should call Rich Bafia at (219) 678-0493.
Indiana Playmakers seek 9U baseball players
The Indiana Playmakers 9-and-under baseball team seeks players for next year. Those interested should contact George at (773) 908-5445.
Gump's taking reservations for lessons
KOUTS | Gump's Baseball/Softball School is taking reservations for private lessons or team rentals. For details, call Andy Rasala at (219) 766-3109.
Baseball/softball bat speed course offered
VALPARAISO | A bat speed training course for both baseball and softball will be offered for players aged 10 to 23 at 5, 6 and 7 p.m. weekdays. For details, call Eric Snyder at (219) 241-9167.