Duneland Flyers look to field a 11U baseball team
CHESTERTON | The Duneland Flyers are looking for players to be a part of an 11-and-under baseball team. For details, call Kirk Turner at (219) 921-0086 or (219) 916-1321.
Portage dodgeball sign-ups begin Monday
PORTAGE | Registration for the Portage Park Department's youth and coed adult dodgeball leagues runs from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday through Nov. 1 at the park office. The youth fee (children aged 7 to 14) is $25 for Portage residents, $35 for non-residents. The coed team cost is $150. Games run Nov. 7 through Dec. 26. Youth games are 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Thursdays. Coed games run from 7 to 10 p.m. Thursdays. For details, call Ralph Mundt at (219) 841-5156.
Youth kickball sign-ups begin Monday
PORTAGE | The Portage Park Department's youth kickball registration runs from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday through Nov. 1 at the park office. Children aged 7 to 14 are eligible. Cost is $25 for Portage residents, $35 for non-residents. Games will be played from 5:45 to 6:45 p.m. Thursdays, Nov. 7 through Dec. 26. For details, call Ralph Mundt at (219) 841-5156.
Youth basketball league starts Nov. 4
PORTAGE | The Portage Twp. YMCA's youth indoor basketball league will start Nov. 4. Registartion will end Oct. 26. The league is open to children aged 3 to 13. For details, call (219) 762-9622, or go to www.ymcaofportage.org.
Manda's Race takes place Oct. 26
CHESTERTON | The fifth annual Manda's Race 5K run and non-competitive walk will take place at 9 a.m. Oct. 26 at Westchester Intermediate School, 1050 S. Fifth St. The event is sponsored by the Community Action Drug Coalition and is named for Manda Spitler, who died of a heroin addiction in 2002. Cost is $25. Race-day registration will run from 7:30 to 8:45 a.m. For details, go to THtiming.com, or call Mann Spitler at (219) 464-9221.
New Rider Clinic at Steel Wheels BMX
HOBART | Steel Wheels BMX, 709 North Hobart Road, will hold a free New Rider Clinic taught by Nicole Mirowski starting at 3 p.m. Oct. 26. The all-ages clinic will go over the basics of BMX racing. Loaner bikes and helmets will be available. Registration for the single-points race following the clinic runs from 5 to 6:30 p.m.; racing starts at 7 p.m. Race fees are $15 for class/cruiser, $5 for open/strider and discounts for those racing class and cruiser. USA BMX memberships are required to race, but there are one-day trial memberships available at the track. For details, go to www.steelwheelsbmx.com.
Transitions Equestrian Center open house Oct. 26
LAPORTE | Transitions Equestrian Center's open house will run from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 26. The center is located at 2525 E. 850 N. For details, call Melissa Ashcraft at (269) 923-9088; email firstname.lastname@example.org, or go to www.transitionsequestriancenter.com.
Perfect Pitch plans clinic
VALPARAISO | Perfect Pitch will hold a four-week pitching clinic from 5 to 6 p.m. on Sundays starting Oct. 27 at The Courts, 127 U.S. 6. For details, contact Kassey Jones at (219) 546-2626 or email@example.com.
Monster Dash Halloween Run Oct. 27
VALPARAISO | The Monster Dash, the newest special event of Fit City and Valpo Parks, will be held Oct. 27. Activities include a 1K Family Fun Run and a 5K race, beginning and ending at Central Park Plaza. Participants are encouraged to dress as their favorite super hero, villain or fairy tale character for the costume fun run. The 1K costs $15, the 5K $25, or $30 for both. For details, go to www.ValpoParks.org.
Back to school sessions available at HGCA
VALPARAISO | Registration for Horizon Gymnastics and Cheer Academy's Back to School sessions continue through Oct. 27. For details, call (219) 477-6542, or go to www.horizongymnasticscenter.com.
Westville athletes, parents meeting Oct. 28
WESTVILLE | A meeting for Westville winter sports athletes and their parents will take place at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 28 in the gym. For details, call (219) 785-2531, ext. 1223, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Valpo Park League needs volleyball officials
VALPARAISO | Volleyball officials are needed for Valpo Parks Department's men's, women's and coed leagues. The season runs from late October through early March. For details, go to www.Valpo.Parks.org.
Dunes Volleyball Club to hold camps, tryouts
The Dunes Volleyball Club is offering two locations for its preseason camps: the Dunes Operation Center, 4744 E. Oak Knoll Road, Rolling Prairie, and the Fieldhouse-Merrillville, 899 E. 99th Court, Merrillville.
At the Operation Center, players aged 8 to 10 will train from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays through Dec. 4. Cost is $85. Players aged 11 to 14 will train from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesday through Dec. 4. Cost is $125. Players aged 15 to 18 will train from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesday, Oct. 31 to Dec. 5. Cost is $100.
At the Fieldhouse-Merrillville, players aged 8 to 11 will train from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Nov. 5 to Dec. 5. Cost is $85. Players aged 12 to 14 will train from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Nov. 5 to Dec. 5. Cost is $125. Players aged 15 to 18 will train from 6:15 to 8:15 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Nov. 5 to Dec. 5. Cost is $125.
Club tryouts and team placements will be at the Fieldhouse-Merrillville on Oct. 27 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. for players aged 10 to 14, and from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. for players aged 15 to 18; at the Operation Center on Nov. 3 and 10 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for players aged 10 to 12, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. for players aged 17 to 18 and from 1 to 3:30 p.m. for players aged 13 to 14.
For details, contact Rick Ashmore at (219) 861-7122 or email@example.com, or go to www.dunes.org.
Millennium Vardar to hold soccer tryouts
MERRILLVILLE | Millennium Vardar, a premier soccer club in Northwest Indiana, will hold open tryouts for under-8 through U18 boys and girls Oct. 26, 27 and Nov. 3 at St. Elijah Church. For times and details, call Vangel Nacovski at (219) 577-5509, or go to www.millenniumsoccer.org.
Table tennis tournament at Highland Lincoln Center
HIGHLAND | The 10th-annual South Shore Sports/Butterfly Open table tennis tournament will be held at the Highland Lincoln Center, 2450 Lincoln St., on Oct. 26 and 27. The four-star tournament is expected to host 230 players. The tournament will feature the Nate Wasserman Junior Championships. Admission is free. Games will be played from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on both days. For details, call Dan Seemiller at (574) 261-4545, or go to www.sbttc.org.
Recreational indoor soccer at Hallmark SportsClub II
MERRILLVILLE | Hallmark SportsClub II, 8328 Colorado St., is offering indoor recreational soccer for players aged 7 to 70 through April. Registration is open for Session 1 youth (starts Nov. 2), high school (Friday), adult (Oct. 27) and Futsal (Nov. 9) leagues. To register, call (219) 927-2629, or go to www.hallmarksportsclubii.com.
Olympic gold medalist featured at softball clinic
WESTVILLE | Olympic gold medalist Michelle Venturella, head softball coach at Illinois-Chicago, will join Lowell High School coach Pete Iussig and Calumet College coach Stephanie Zimney for a softball clinic from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 24 at Westville High School. Cost is $60. There are no age requirements. For details, contact Gil Arzola at (219) 309-3662 (cell), (219) 462-8191 (home) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Turkey Trot takes place Nov. 28
PORTAGE | The Portage Township YMCA's Turkey Trot 4-mile run, 5K fun and 1K kids run will take place Nov. 28. The kids run will be at 7:15 a.m., the 4-mile run at 7:30 and the fun run at 7:35. For details, go to www.thtiming.com or www.ymcaofportage.org.
Events scheduled at Creekside Golf Course
VALPARAISO | Creekside Golf Course and Training Center will offer Junior 202 golf instruction on Saturdays through 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.
Jim East giving basketball shooting lessons
MERRILLVILLE | Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame member and former Merrillville varsity head coach Jim East is giving one-hour shooting lessons for boys and girls in grades three to 12 through November at the Fieldhouse-Merrillville. For details, call (219) 662-8157 or (219) 308-5504.
Gymnastics classes available at Portage YMCA
PORTAGE | Gymnastics classes are available for children at the Portage YMCA. For details, call (219) 762-9622, or go to www.ymcaofportage.org.
Team seeks premier 16U softball pitcher
A premier 16-and-under softball team is looking for a pitcher to complete its 2014 roster. For details, call Kenny at (219) 510-2971.
Triple Crown Threat Green needs softball player
VALPARAISO | The Triple Crown Threat Green 14-and-under softball team is in need of a player to complete its roster. For details, call Doug at (219) 242-1580.
South Shore Steelheads need 14U baseball player
The South Shore Steelheads 14-and-under travel baseball team is looking for a player to complete its 2014 roster. Players must be 14 or younger by April 30, 2014. Those interested should contact Dave Cooper at (219) 545-1422 or email@example.com.
Storm in need of baseball players
HOBART | The 2014 Hobart Storm 12-and-under baseball team is looking for players from Northwest Indiana for next season. For details, call Bobby at (219) 840-8918.
Hobart Storm in need of baseball players
The Hobart Storm 8-and-under travel baseball team is in need of three players to complete its 2014 roster. For details, call Lucke Donsbach at (219) 313-2920.
Region Storm to hold tryouts for baseball team
The Region Storm will hold tryouts for its 17-and-under baseball team. For consideration, contact Ken Haluska at (219) 313-4726 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.