PORTER COUNTY SPORTS BRIEFS: Winter softball camps at VU

2013-12-30T17:00:00Z 2013-12-31T01:51:07Z PORTER COUNTY SPORTS BRIEFS: Winter softball camps at VU nwitimes.com
December 30, 2013 5:00 pm

K of C free throw contest Jan. 26

PORTAGE | The Knights of Columbus Council No. 9114 will host its free throw shooting contest at 10 a.m. Jan. 26 in the Portage High School East Gym. Doors will open at 9 a.m. Children aged 9 to 14 are eligible for the free event. Winners will advance to district competition, which will take place at 10 a.m. Feb. 9 at the Portage High School East Gym. For details, call Gil Spisak at (219) 628-3816, or go to www.kofc9114.org.

Valpo VIP Futsal Camp on Saturday

VALPARAISO | Valparaiso's men's soccer program will host its inaugural VIP Winter Futsal Camp on Saturday. 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 next week. 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.

Indiana Angels 12U softball team seeks two players

The Indiana Angels 12U softball team seeks two players, no specific positions, to complete its roster. For details, contact Al Zabrecky at (219) 781-1727.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Diamond Kings holding sign-ups for winter hitting leagues

ST. JOHN | Diamond Kings Baseball and Softball will be holding Winter Hitting Leagues for 9U/10U, 11U/12U, 13U/14U and high school. The eight-week league begins Jan. 19 and includes a league tournament for qualifying teams. Teams will schedule their games times during a scheduling meeting at Diamond Kings the week before the league begins. Cost is $85 per player. Deadline to register a four-player team is Jan. 12.

For details, call (219) 558-2273 or go to www.TrainDK.com.

Storm looking for part-time 8U travel baseball players

The Storm 8U part-time travel baseball team is looking for one or two 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.

South Shore Steelheads seeks 16U baseball players

The South Shore Steelheads 16-and-under baseball team is in need of two players. 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.

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