Crown Point boys soccer team to be honored
CROWN POINT | The Crown Point High School boys soccer team will be presented the Army National Guard national ranking trophy at 7:15 p.m. Friday in the school's gymnasium before Crown Point's home boys basketball game.
The Bulldogs defeated Avon 3-1 in the Class 2A championship game, and attained a No. 8 MaxPreps Freeman national ranking.
Dyer Little League holding sign-ups for 2014 season
DYER | Dyer Little League is holding sign-ups from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the St. John Township Center, 1515 West Lincoln Hwy. Eligible players must be ages 4-12 by April 30, 2014, and live and/or go to school within DLL boundaries. For details, contact Brian Born at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hanover Central to host concussion info session
CEDAR LAKE | The Hanover Central athletic department in cooperation with Flexeon Rehabilitation will host an informational session regarding concussions and the impact they have on athletes starting at 6:15 p.m. Jan. 27 in the high school's auditorium. Conducting the session is Dr. Timothy Mullally, D.O. For details, call (219) 374-3866.
Indiana Elite Baseball and Softball offering rental discounts
MERRILLVILLE | Indiana Elite Baseball and Softball Facility, 8224 Wright St., is offering a 60-percent-off discount this month for all January rentals. For details, call (219) 545-2241 or go to www.train-elite.com.
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. 26 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. 20.
For details, call (219) 558-2273 or go to www.TrainDK.com.
Schererville Baseball holding walk-in, online registration
SCHERERVILLE | Schererville Baseball is holding walk-in and online registration for the 2014 season.
Walk-in registration will be at Mike's Sporting Goods, 1650 U.S. Hwy. 41, from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, and from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday. Uniforms will be available to try on at walk-in registration.
Online registration, as well as further information, is at scherervillebaseball.org.
Tryouts for 8-year-olds will be at 9 a.m. Jan. 26 at the Bobby Morris Baseball facility in Omni 41 in Schererville.
Dyer Babe Ruth holding sign-ups for 2014 season
SCHERERVILLE | Dyer Babe Ruth will hold registration for ages 13-15 and 16-18 from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, and from 6 to 8 p.m. Jan. 22 at the St. John Township Center, 1515 U.S. 30. For details, call (219) 588-4215.
Crown Point Cal Ripken holding youth baseball sign-ups
CROWN POINT | Crown Point Cal Ripken Youth Baseball is holding sign-ups for ages 5-12 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday and Jan. 26 at the Crown Point Family Fun Center, 1301 Merrillville Road. The cost is $155 for T-Ball players, $185 for all other leagues and $225 for families. Online registration at cpcrb.sportssignup.com until Feb. 1. For details, call Dave Hanaway at (219) 663-2852.
Merrillville Youth Soccer Club holding sign-ups at MHS
MERRILLVILLE | The Merrillville Youth Soccer Club is holding sign-ups for the spring season from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday at Merrillville High School -- use entrance "P". In-house games are usually played on Saturday mornings at Hidden Lake Park, and travel games are usually played on Sundays.
Tri Town holding spring flag football, cheer and dance league
SCHERERVILLE | The Tri Town Raiders is holding sign-ups for its flag football, cheer and dance league from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 25 at the Dyer/Schererville Library. The league is for boys and girls ages 5-15. There are no size or residency requirements. Games will be played on the weekends during April. Cheer and dance teams will perform between the one-hour games. Cost is $65. For details, go to www.tritownraiders.org.
Crown Point Lacrosse holding youth team registration
CROWN POINT | Crown Point Lacrosse is holding 2014 season youth team registration. Boys teams will be offered at the U9, U11, U13 and U15 levels, and a girls middle school team has been added. Crown Point residency is not required.
For details, call (219) 779-9632. Registration documents are available at www.freeteams.net/cplax.
Crown Point Babe Ruth holding baseball sign-ups
CROWN POINT | Crown Point Babe Ruth is holding sign-ups for ages 13-18 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.
Region Rockers seek 14U junior high softball player
The Region Rockers are looking for a 14U girls softball player -- must be in seventh or eighth grade. Those interest should contact Tom Bainbridge at (219) 769-3033.
Former St. Joe's softball coach at Dave Griffin's School
GRIFFITH | Frank Wilkins, who has been the St. Joeseph's College girls softball coach for 13 years before retiring last spring after amassing more than 300 victories making him the school's all-time winningest coach, is now giving lessons at Dave Griffin's Baseball and Softball School, 1200 West Main St. Wilkins is also available to assist aspiring college softball players in the recruiting process.
For details, contact Wilkins at (219) 798-5214 or email@example.com.
Purdue University Calumet offering winter soccer camps
HAMMOND | Purdue University Calumet is still accepting registrations for its 2014 Winter Soccer Camps, which begin Jan. 23. The Peregrines will be holding a Little Kickers Camp for boys and girls ages 4-7 (cost $60) and its Goalkeepers Camp for boys and girls ages 10-17 (cost $90).
For details, contact Leslie Ferguson at (219) 989-8303 or Leslie.Ferguson@purduecal.edu.
Basketball shooting lessons at Fieldhouse-Merrillville
MERRILLVILLE | Jim East, former boys basketball coach at Merrillville High School and Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame member, is giving basketball shooting lessons for boys and girls in grades 4-12 at the Fieldhouse-Merrillville in January and February. The lesson are one-hour long. For details, call (219) 662-8157 or (219) 308-5504.
Cedar Lake Youth Baseball holding sign-ups
CEDAR LAKE | Cedar Lake Youth Baseball is holding sign-ups for ages 4-18 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Jan. 22, and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 1 at the Cedar Lake Library, 10010 W. 133rd Ave. New players need to bring birth certificate and proof of residency.
The league is now part of Cal Ripken/Babe Ruth. For details, email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Schererville Girls Softball holding 2014 sign-ups
SCHERERVILLE | Schererville Girls Softball is holding spring and fall sign-ups at the Schererville Town Hall, 10 E. Joliet St. from 12:30 to 4 p.m. Saturday, and from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday. Pre-registration for fall ball will be offered during spring registration. First-year players must show copy of their birth certificate. For details, call Hans at (219) 808-4848 or go to www.schergirlssoftball.com.
NWI Sox looking to fill two roster spots for 12U team
The NWI Sox girls travel softball organization is looking for fill two roster spots on its "12U JW" team. Head coach of the team is Jim Wright, who has 15 years of coaching experience at the travel ball/high school levels. For tryout information, call Rick Baker at (219) 613-1017 or visit www.nwisoxfastpitch.com.
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.
Indiana Chiefs of Hammond holding Sunday camps
HAMMOND | The Indiana Chiefs of Hammond will be offering 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 ages 7-12 as of May 1, 2014 are eligible to participate from 9 to 10:30 a.m.; players age 13-15 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 on or before Jan. 26. Those who register for all six sessions will receive a camp T-shirt.
To register, or for more information, call (219) 852-9461 or go to hammondchiefs.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 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.
NAYS holding basketball tourney at South Suburban
SOUTH HOLLAND | North American Youth Sports will hold its annual spring youth basketball tournament March 14-16 at South Suburban College. The tournament will feature 12 boys and girls grade brackets ranging from grades 4-5 to 11-12. All grades are based on the grade in which a student is currently enrolled for the 2013-2014 school year.
Entry fee is $160. Each team is guaranteed a minimum of three games. Entry deadline is Feb. 21. For details, call Allen Dandridge at (312) 498-6934 or the NAYS hotline at 1 (866) 352-5915, or go to www.northamericanyouthsports.org.
Blackhawks' Kostka, NBA HOFer Barry at Bridges' Scoreboard
GRIFFITH | Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Michael Kostka will be signing autographs at Bridges' Scoreboard Restaurant and Sports Bar, 121 N. Griffith Blvd., from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Jan. 20. A limited number of autograph tickets are on sale for $20 for each autograph. Photos of Michael Kostka will be on sale for $10 each.
* NBA Hall of Famer Rick Barry will be signing autographs at Bridges' from 6 to 8 p.m. Jan. 22. Autograph tickets are currently on sale. Advance autograph tickets are $30 (1 autograph) or $50 (2 autographs). Tickets at the door are $40 (1 autograph). Photos of Rick Barry will be on sale for $10 each.
Tickets may be purchased by calling (219) 924-2206.
Seniors sought for low-key basketball activity
Play It Again, Sam Sports is calling out for people ages 60 and over interested in participating in a low-key basketball activity. For details, contact Joe Gerlach at (219) 365-5791 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Senior Singles Bowling Tournament at Set 'Em Up Lanes
GRIFFITH | The Greater Calumet Area USBC will hold its 8th-annual Senior Singles Bowling Tournament, 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; 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 for www.greatercalumet.com.
North Newton looking for varsity girls tennis coach
MOROCCO | North Newton High School is looking for a varsity girls tennis coach. For details, contact Tim Feddeler at email@example.com.
Indiana Bulldogs 12U baseball team seeks player
The Indiana Bulldogs 12U baseball team is looking to add one more player to its roster. The player would need to be a serious travel ball participant will availability to travel on weekends through the summer including a trip to Myrtle Beach. Workouts will start in January and will go up until the season begins. When inquiring about the roster spot, indicate where you're from, previous playing experience and positions. Those interested should contact Bill at (219) 669-6399 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hockey and figure skating lessons at Midwest Training
DYER | Midwest Training and Ice Center, 10600 White Oak Ave., is offering a free month of hockey or figure skating lessons for new students. For details, call (219) 558-8811.
Dyer Fire 14U softball team seeks one player
The Dyer Fire 14U travel softball team seeks one player to complete its 2013-2014 season roster. For details, call Jeff (219) 805-3185.
Lady Playmakers 12U softball team seeks pitcher
The Lady Playmakers 12U softball team is looking for a pitcher. To schedule a tryout, contact Billy Pierce at (219) 381-7007 or email@example.com.
Crown Point Bulldogs seeking 12U softball players
CROWN POINT | The Crown Point Bulldogs 12U travel softball team is looking for one quality athlete to complete its roster. For details, call Mike Manhatton at (773) 550-4466.
Stateline Hitmen looking for player for 13U baseball team
The Stateline Hitmen 13U baseball team seeks an additional player, preferably a top pitcher/shortstop. Contact Paul Siska at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Andrean High School hosting six-week baseball camp
MERRILLVILLE | Andrean High School is hosting a six-week baseball camp for players in grades 1-12 starting Sunday. Andrean head coach Dave Piskur will direct the program in conjunction with U.S. Baseball Academy. Sessions offered included advanced hitting, pitching, catching, fielding and base running. Space is limited. Registration is under way. For details, call 1 (800) 622-4487 or go to www.USBaseballAcademy.com.
South Shore Steelheads looking for 14U baseball player
The South Shore Steelheads 14U travel baseball team is looking for a player to complete it roster for the 2014 season. Players must be 14 or younger by April 30, 2014. For details, contact Dave Cooper at (219) 545-1422 or email@example.com.
Team seeks premier 16U softball pitcher
A premier 16U softball team is looking for a pitcher to complete its 2014 roster. For details, call Kenny at (219) 510-2971.
Playmakers looking for 9U and 13U baseball players
Dave Griffin's Playmakers are looking for 9U and 13U baseball players. For details, call (219) 922-1107.
Nationals Premier Softball Team looking for players
The Nationals Premier College Softball Team is looking for girls players ages 15-18, primarily a pitcher, a shortstop/outfielder and a catcher. The team is based out of Tinley Park. For details, contact Larry Brzezinski at (708) 243-0186 or NATIONALSGOLD@aol.com, or go to NATIONALSSOFTBALL.com.
Hobart Storm looking for 12U baseball players
HOBART | The Hobart Storm 12U baseball team is looking for serious players from Northwest Indiana. For details, call Bobby at (219) 840-8918.
Indiana Chiefs seek a couple of 13U baseball players
The Indiana Chiefs 13U baseball team is looking for two additional players to complete its 2014 roster. Players interested should have experience in pitching, playing middle infield or the outfield. The team will play a local schedule beginning in April along with a competitive summer travel schedule, which includes a tournament in Florida. For details, call Jim Nohos at (219) 313-6680.
Elite 18U travel baseball team seeks players
An elite 18U travel baseball team is accepting applicants for the 2014 season. The team will play locally and out of town. Players will have full access to baseball facilities for practice and games. For details, contact manager Bob Kelley at Bkelley685@comcast.net.
South Shore Steelheads holding 14U baseball team
The South Shore Steelheads 14U travel baseball team is looking for two players, preferably pitchers or shortstops. Players must be 14 or younger by April 30, 2014. For details, contact Dave Cooper at (219) 545-1422 or a firstname.lastname@example.org.
Triple Crown Xplosion seeks one more 12U softball player
SCHERERVILLE | Triple Crown All Stars in Schererville is looking to add a quality athlete to complete their TC Xplosion 12U girls fastpitch roster. For details, contact Dave Smith at (219) 765-1484 or email@example.com.
APEX Baseball holding invitation-only 17U workouts
APEX Baseball is accepting invitational-only workouts for its 1&U baseball team. Players must be in their junior year of high school and are seriously interested in playing at the college level. For consideration, contact Brett Summers at (219) 765-0085 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or Marc Escobedo at (219) 308-4449 or email@example.com.
Region Storm holding tryouts for 17U baseball team
The Region Storm is holding invitational-only tryouts for its 17U baseball team which went 26-8 this season with two college tournament championships. For consideration, contact Ken Haluska at (219) 313-4726 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Only serious and experienced travel players should inquire.