Crown Point Lacrosse seeks boys and girls players
CROWN POINT | Crown Point Lacrosse is holding 2014 season team registration. Youth teams will be offered at the U9, U11, U13 and U15 levels. A girls JV team has been added. Crown Point residency is not required. Boys JV and Varsity teams require athletes to attend Crown Point High School. Registration will be held from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Crown Point Civic Center, 101 South East St. Sign-up information and registration documents are available at www.freeteams.net/cplax. For details, call (219) 779-9632.
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. 26-27. The four-star tournament is expected to host 230 players. The event features the Nate Wasserman Junior Championships. Admission is free. Games will played from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on both days. For details about the tournament, contact Dan Seemiller at (574) 261-4545 or go to www.sbttc.org.
Crete Phoenix holding 12U softball tryouts
LYNWOOD | The Crete Phoenix girls softball program will hold open tryouts for its 12U tournament team from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Nov. 17 at Ho-Chunk Sports Complex, 10 Southland Dr. All positions are available, but pitchers are a priority. For details, call manager Bill Wheeler at (708) 825-3784.
Recreational indoor soccer at Hallmark SportsClub II
MERRILLVILLE | Hallmark SportsClub II, 8328 Colorado St., is offering indoor recreational soccer for ages 7 to 70 through April. Registration is open for Session 1 Youth (start Nov. 2), High School (Oct. 25), Adult (Oct. 27) and Futsal (Nov. 9) leagues. To register, call (219) 927-2629 or go to www.hallmarksportsclubii.com.
Vernard Hollins to direct boys basketball showcases
Former Fort Wayne North Indiana All Star Vernard Hollins, who played professionally in Europe and Mexico, will be conducting a pair of Fall Boys Basketball Showcases: Oct. 26 at the new Sportone Parkview Fieldhouse in Fort Wayne and Nov. 3 at the Lawrence North High School in Indianapolis. Boys in grades 7-12 may find more information and register online at the Indiana Basketball News website www.inbnews.com.
Brooke Baker holding softball pitching clinic at Triple Crown
SCHERERVILLE | Former Purdue University star Brooke Baker will be conducting at Monday night softball pitching clinic on six consecutive Mondays starting Nov. 11 at Triple Crown All Stars. All ages and levels are welcome. Beginners will learn basic fundamentals; advanced players will be taught how to add movement to their pitches, conditioning and participate in competitive drills. Campers will be selected on a first come basis. For details, call or text Brooke Baker at (219) 427-4876 or Rick Baker at (219) 613-1017.
Olympic gold medalist featured at softball clinic
WESTVILLE | Olympic gold medalist Michelle Venturella, head softball coach at UIC, 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 is no age requirements. For details, contact Gil Arzola at (219) 309-3662 (cell) or (219) 462-8191 (home), or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Former Bears to appear at Bridges' Scoreboard
GRIFFITH | Former Bears Adrian Peterson and Bobby Douglass are scheduled to appear at Bridges Scoreboard Restaurant and Sports Bar. Peterson will appear from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday, and Douglass will appear from 7 to 9 p.m. Nov. 4. Admission is free both appearances, but there here will be a $10 charge of each item brought to be signed. Photos of the players will be sold for $10 each. Peterson will also be signing copies of his book "Don't Dis My Abilities", which will be sold for $20. For details, call (219) 924-2206.
Indiana Chiefs holding open baseball tryouts Sunday
HAMMOND | The Indiana Chiefs of Hammond will be offering an open tryout for its 16-17U baseball team starting at 4 p.m. Sunday at Riverside Park in Hammond. Players who will be 16 or 17 as of May 1, 2014 are eligible. For details, call (219) 852-9461 or go to hammondchiefs.com.
Try hockey for free at Midwest Training and Ice Center
DYER | As part of the NHL's "Come Play Hockey Month," Midwest Training and Ice Center is offering an opportunity for ages 3 and up to try hockey for free from 10 to 11 a.m. Nov. 2. Pre-registration is required at www.tryhockeyforfree.com.
Dunes Volleyball Club holding preseason camps, tryouts
The Dunes Volleyball Club is offering two locations for its preseason camps: the Dunes Operation Center, 4744 E. Oak Knoll Rd., Rolling Prairie; and the Fieldhouse-Merrillville, 899 E. 99th Court, Merrillville. At the Operation Center, ages 8-10 will train from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, through Dec. 4, cost is $85; ages 11-14 will train from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesday, through Dec. 4, cost is $125; and ages 15-18 will train from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesday, Oct. 31-Dec. 5, cost is $100. At the Fieldhouse-Merrillville, ages 8-11 will train from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Nov. 5-Dec. 5, cost is $85; ages 12-14 will train from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Nov. 5-Dec. 5, cost is $125; and ages 15-18 will train from 6:15 to 8:15 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Nov. 5-Dec. 5, cost is $125. Club tryouts and team placements will be at the Fieldhouse-Merrillville Oct. 27 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. for ages 10-14, and from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. for ages 15-18; and at the Operation Center Nov. 3 and 10 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for ages 10-12, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. fro ages 17-18; from 1 to 3:30 p.m. for ages 13-14, and from 3:30 p.m. For details, contact Rick Ashmore at (219) 861-7122 or email@example.com, or visit www.dunes.org.
Midwest holding call-outs for competitive cheer program
DYER | Midwest Training and Ice Center, 10600 White Oak Ave., will be holding call-outs for its half-season cheer teams from 2 to 3 p.m. Nov. 2 and from noon to 2 p.m. Nov. 3. Half-season teams are for athletes who have missed all-star team tryouts as well as newer athletes who want to try cheer before making the full year commitment. For details, call (219) 558-8811.
Baseball camps at Dave Griffin's Sport Complex
GRIFFITH | Dave Griffin's Sport Complex is holding Saturday baseball camps featuring Trent Howard, who played in the Baltimore Orioles organization, and Purdue University Calumet recruiting coordinator Alex Triantafillo, from Nov. 2 through Dec. 7. Times for ages 8-11 are from 10 to 11:30 a.m.; times for ages 12-14 are from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Cost is $95 per person. For details, call (219) 922-1107 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 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.
NWI White Sox Fastball Softball has openings for teams
The NWI White Sox Fastpitch Softball Program still has a couple of openings for its 10U and 12U teams. For a tryout, or further details, call or text Rick Baker at (219) 613-1017 or (219) 427-4876.
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.
Harlem Globetrotters coming to Hammond Civic Center
HAMMOND | The world famous Harlem Globetrotters and their "Fans Rule" World Tour are coming to the Hammond Civic Center Jan. 4. Fans will be allowed to vote for the rules the game will be played under. The options include Hot Hand Jersey (the designated player wearing the jersey is awarded double points for each basket made); Make of Miss (each team starts the quarter with two players before players get added or removed based on made or missed shots); and Trick Shot Challenge (coaches may challenge the opposing team three times during the game to make a trick shot -- a make is good for five points; a miss awards the other team five points). Online voting is open at harlemglobetrotters.com/rule. Tickets are $13, and may be purchased at the Civic Center, by calling (866) 468-3401 or by going to harlemglobetrotters.com or www.ticketweb.com.
Zumba classes at Patti's All-American Gymnastics
DYER | Patti's All-American Gymnastics, 1530 Joliet St., is offering Zumba classes from 9 to 10 a.m. Oct. 30, Nov. 27 and Dec. 18. Cost is $10 per class, which includes free babysitting. For details, call (219) 865-2274 or go to pattisallamerican.com.
Monster Bash at Midwest Training and Ice Center
DYER | Midwest Training and Ice Center, 10600 White Oak Ave., will host a Midwest Monster Bash from 6 to 10 p.m. Oct. 26. It will include open gym, costume parade, bounce houses, dance party, prizes and dinner. Cost is $30. For details, call (219) 558-8811.
Millennium Vardar holding soccer tryouts
MERRILLVILLE | Millennium Vardar, a premier soccer club in Northwest Indiana, will be holding open tryouts for U8 through U18 boys and girls Oct. 26, 27 and Nov. 3 at St. Elijah Church. For times and further details, call Vangel Nacovski at (219) 577-5509 or go to www.millenniumsoccer.org.
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.
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 3-12 through October and November at the Fieldhouse-Merrillville. For details, call either (219) 662-8157 or (219) 308-5504.
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.
Hammond Sports HOF nomination deadline is Oct. 30
HAMMOND | Oct. 30 is the deadline to nominate candidates for the 2014 Hammond Sports Hall of Fame induction consideration. To be considered, candidates must be nominated on an official Hammond Sports Hall of Fame nomination form to be submitted to the Office of Parks and Recreation at the Hammond Civic Center, 5825 Sohl Ave., Hammond, 46320-2358. Nomination forms are available at the Civic Center and online at www.hammondsportshallofgame.com.
Baseball hitting leagues starting at Diamond Kings
ST. JOHN | Diamond Kings Baseball and Softball Complex will start its 2013 Indoor Baseball Hitting Leagues the week of Oct. 28. The eight-week league will include 9U/10U, 11U/12U, Junior High and High School divisions. Cost is $85 per player. Deadline to register four-player teams is Oct. 25. For details, call (219) 558-2273 or www.TrainDK.com.
Hobart Storm seeks 9U travel baseball players
The Hobart Storm 9U travel baseball teams are looking for players to complete its 2014 roster. For details or to schedule an individual tryouts, call Kyle at (219) 545-9011.
For ND star Reggie Brooks appearing at Bridges'
GRIFFITH | Notre Dame 1992 All-American running back Reggie Brooks will be appearing at Bridges' Scoreboard Restaurant and Sports Bar from 4 to 6 p.m. Oct. 26 during the Notre Dame-Air Force football game. Admission is free. Photos of Brooks will be on sale for $10 to be signed for no extra charge. Fans may bring their own items to be signed for $10 each. For details, call (219) 924-2206.
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.
Pitching 101 Clinics at ABC Fastpitch
DYER | Schererville Girls Softball will be hosting Pitching 101 Clinics from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays at ABC Fastpitch, 14914 101st Ave. Former collegiate player Brooke Baker and longtime softball coach Rick Baker will be the instructors. Cost is $130 for Schererville Girls Softball members and $150 for non-members. For details, call (219) 730-1959 or go to www.schergirlssoftball.com.
Bags league/tournament starting at OTSSA
CROWN POINT | Players are sought for Friday night bags leagues/tournaments at On the Square Sports Academy. There will competitive and recreational levels with cash and prizes. Sign-ups are required a week in advance to secure a spot. For details, call (219) 808-5290.
Back handspring classes at Patti's All-American
DYER | Patti's All-American Gymnastics, 1530 Joliet St., is now accepting enrollment in their Back Handspring Classes, which are held from 7:15 to 8:15 p.m. Tuesdays, from 5:50 to 6:50 p.m. Wednesdays and from 7:20 to 8:20 p.m. Fridays. Special drills and spotting will aid in the learning the skill. Pre-class requirements include must be able to do a correct power round-off and steady handstand. For details, call (219) 865-2274 or go online at www.pattisallamerican.com.
Flag football league starting at C.P. Family Fun Center
CROWN POINT | Men's 5-on-5 Saturday Flag Football is starting Oct. 26 at the Crown Point Family Fun Center Dome. Cost is $550 per team. For details, call (219) 765-4966.
Seniors sought for low-key baseball activity
Play It Again, Sam Sports is calling out for people ages 60 and over interested in participating in a low-key baseball activity. For details, contact Joe Gerlach at (219) 365-5791 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Andrean High School seeks assistant wrestling coach
MERRILLVILLE | Andrean High School seeks an assistant wrestling coach for the upcoming season. All interested should submit a resume with at least three references to athletic director Bill Mueller by mail at at Andrean High School, c/o Bill Mueller, 5959 Broadway, Merrillville, Ind. 46410, or by email at email@example.com.
Hobart High School seeks assistant swimming coach
HOBART | Hobart High School is looking for a boys and girls assistant swimming coach for the 2013-2014 school year. Those interested should call (219) 942-8521, ext. 8035.
Hobart Storm looking for 8U baseball players
HOBART | The Hobart Storm 8U travel baseball team is looking for three players to complete its 2014 roster. For details, call Luke Donsbach at (219) 313-2920.
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.
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.
Girls basketball teams sought for Lady Sting tournament
SOUTH HOLLAND | Seton Academy is seeking seventh- and eighth-grade girls basketball teams for its Lady Sting Junior High Tournament to be held Friday through Oct. 28. For details, contact Seton Academy athletic director Deon Tolliver at (708) 339-8153 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Standout college pitchers at Diamond Kings
ST. JOHN | Former collegiate pitching standouts Sarah Funston (softball) and Keith Greer (baseball) are available for pitching lessons at Diamond Kings Baseball and Softball Training Complex. For details, call (219) 558-2273 or go to www.TrainDK.com.
Indiana Angels looking to add softball players
The Indians Angels 10U and 12U fastpitch softball teams are looking for players. For details about the 12U team that needs two position players, call Al Zabrecky at (219) 781-1727 or Jim Pappas at (219) 765-3462. For details about the 10U team that needs a few players, including pitchers, call Missy at (219) 313-9920. For details, go to email@example.com.
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.
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.
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. Those interested in trying out should contact Dave Cooper at (219) 545-1422 or a email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
New classes forming at Patti's All-American Gymnastics
DYER | New classes are forming at Patti's All-American Gymnastics, 1530 Joliet St. They include Jr. Cheer (ages 6-8), All-Star Cheer (9-13), Demo Squad (5-18), Back Handspring, Tumblebear Gymnastics (1-6), Champion School-Age Gymnastics (5-18), Tumbling and Trampoline (5-18), Dance (2-18), Gym-N-Learn (3-5) and Karate (4-13). For details, call (219) 865-2274 or go to www.pattisallamerican.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 email@example.com, or Marc Escobedo at (219) 308-4449 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com. Only serious and experienced travel players should inquire.