Southlake sport briefs: Diamond Kings holding MLB Summer Skills Baseball Camp

2014-06-16T22:00:00Z Southlake sport briefs: Diamond Kings holding MLB Summer Skills Baseball Camp nwitimes.com
June 16, 2014 10:00 pm

Platis wins two golds at Illinois USATF Meet

FRANKFORT | Mary Lou Platis, 68, of Schererville, won two gold medals in the shot put and discus in her age group at the USATF Open and Masters Track and Field Meet, June 14 at Lincolnway North High School.

Crown Point to host summer baseball camps

CROWN POINT | Crown Point High School will host a five-day baseball camp for boys in grades K-8 at the CPHS Sports Complex. For boys win grades 4-8, the camp will be held from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Walk-up sign-ups will be accepted. For details, call Steve Strayer at (219) 663-4885, ext. 11141.

Crown Point Lacrosse hosting summer youth camp

CROWN POINT | Crown Point Lacrosse will host a youth lacrosse camp June 23-26 at the Crown Point Sportsplex, 1313 E. North St., for boys and girls in grades 2-8. Cost is $60 for residents and $75 for non-residents. Rental equipment is available. Pre-registration is required. Camp information and registration form are available at www.freeteams.net/cplax. For details, call (219) 779-9632.

Hanover Central to host sports physical day

ST. JOHN | The Hanover Central Athletic Department will host a sports physical day open to all Hanover Central High School and Middle School students, June 26 at the St. John Community Hospital Outpatient Center, 9660 Wicker Ave. Cost is $30, payable to Community Hospital. An optional EKG is available during the appointment. Appointments are available from 8 a.m. to noon and from 1 to 5 p.m.

To reserve an appointment, call (219) 365-1166.

Jim East giving basketball shooting lessons

MERRILLVILLE | One-on-one basketball shooting lessons are being scheduled through July at the Fieldhouse-Merrillville. The one-hour lessons are for boys and girls in grades 3-12. Former Merrillville High School varsity boys basketball coach and member of the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame, Jim East, is the instructor. For details, call (219) 662-8157 or (219) 308-5504.

Greater Calumet Area USBC donates to charites

HIGHLAND | As part of its annual effort to help local charities, three organizatios will each receive $250 for the Greater Calumet Area United States Bowling Congress. They include the Haven House of Hammond, Fair Haven Center of Women in Highland, and the St. Joe's Soup Kitchen in Hammond.

Mayor's Cup 3v3 Soccer Tournament at HYSC

HAMMOND | The seventh-annual Mayor's Cup 3v3 Soccer Tournament will take place July 26-27 at the Hammond Youth Soccer Complex. The early registration deadline is June 30 ($80 per team); the regular deadline is July 13 ($100 per team). Teams may register online at www.hammondmayorscup.org.

For details, email info@hammondmayorscup.org.

Diamond Kings holding MLB Summer Skills Baseball Camp

SCHERERVILLE | The Diamond Kings MLB Summer Skills Baseball Camp for ages 6-14 will be held at the Schererville League Baseball Fields, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 1-2. Former professional and collegiate players and coaches from the Arizona Diamondbacks, Chicago Cubs and Windy City Thunderbolts will instruct hitting, pitching, fielding and game situations, and run skill competitions for prizes. Each player will receive an MLB skills cmap t-shirt. Lunch will be provided both days.

Cost is $95 per player. Team discounts available. Deadline to sign up is June 25. To register, go to www.TrainDK.com, or call (219) 558-2273.

Andrean holding softball summer camp

MERRILLVILLE | Andrean High School softball head coach Brooke Baker-Runyon has announced dates for the Andrean Softball Summer Camp, which will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today.

For details or to obtain at registration form, call or text Baker-Runyon at (219) 427-4876.

Prep volleyball officiating class starts July 7

HOBART | The Lake County Athletic Officials Association will offer "Hatch" class for those interested in becoming a prep volleyball official July 7 to 15 at Diggz Volleyball Center, 4590 W. 61st Ave. The class is free. For details, contact Steve Kline at (219) 730-1663 or vbhoss21@sbcglobal.net.

Indiana Elite holding camps and conditioning programs

SCHERERVILLE | Indiana Elite is holding several baseball camps and conditioning programs at Rohrman Sports Complex, 6750 Rohrman Road.

An All Area Camp will take place from noon to 2:30 p.m. July 5-6 and July 8-9. Cost is $55 for each session.

A Complete Pitcher Camp featuring former pro pitcher Trent Howard will run from 1 to 3:30 p.m. July 26. Cost is $30.

A Pro Agility and Long Toss Program conducted by Howard and Indiana Elite owner Jeff Myszak will run for eight weeks -- Aug. 25-Oct. 17 -- on Mondays and Thursdays. Cost is $75 for the Long Toss program only, and $125 for both Pro Agility and Long Toss.

For details, call (219) 545-2241 or go to www.train-elite.com.

Summer Brickie Tennis Academy holding programs

HOBART | The Summer Brickie Tennis Academy is holding a variety of programs at the Hobart High School Tennis Facility, 2211 E. 10th St.

They include 10-and-under day camps which include a three-day session of June 23-26, from 9 to 9:45 a.m. for ages 4-6 (cost $110 per session) and from 10 to 11 a.m. for ages 7-10 (cost $120 per session).

* Brickie Youth Team Tennis will run from July 1 to Aug. 7. Level I (ages 4-6) will run on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.; Level II (ages 7-11) will run on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Cost is $55 for one night a week and $95 for two nights a week. Cost includes team uniform, one-year USTA membership, and subscription to Bounce or SMASH magazine.

* Middle School, High School and USTA Development for beginner, intermediate and advanced players will run from June 30 through Aug. 6 (six-week session). The Junior Development and Excellence Program for junior varsity-level and middle school players will run Mondays and/or Wednesdays from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Cost is $75 for one day and $130 for two days. The USTA and Varsity Academy, which will focus on instruction, training, strategy and match play, will run Mondays and/or Wednesdays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Cost is $96 for one day or $170 for two days. Walk-on rate is $20. In-person registration will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. June 18 and 19 at the HHS Tennis Facility.

For details, call (219) 808-2002 or go to davistennis1@aol.com.

Summer camps at Dave Griffin's Baseball School

GRIFFITH | Dave Griffin's Baseball School will hold two summer camps fro ages 7-13 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. June 23-26 and July 14-17. Alex Triantafillo and members of the Purdue University Calumet baseball team will help provide instruction at the camp. Cost is $125 per person per camp.

For details, call (219) 922-1107 or dgbaseball@comcast.net.

Golf outing to benefit Andrean Scholarship Fund

MERRILLVILLE | A golf outing to benefit the Andrean Scholarship Fund will be held July 14 at Innsbrook Country Club. Guest speaker will be former 59ers football coach Ted Karras, who led Andrean to a 1997 state championship, will be the guest speaker. For details about registration or underwriting the event, contact Debbie Lubash at (219) 981-5075 or dlubash@andreanhs.com or Dave Pishkur at dpishkur@andreanhs.com.

Andrean holding summer sport camps

MERRILLVILLE | Andrean High School, 5959 Broadway, is holding a variety of sport camps this summer.

* The Volleyball Camp will be held July 21-24. Times are from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. for incoming freshmen (cost $65); from 10 to 11:30 a.m. for grades 2-5 (cost $55); and from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. (cost $65). For details, go to www.andreanhs.com.

* The Girls Basketball Camp for girls entering grades 3-8 will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. June 23-26. Cost is $50. For details, contact Tony Scheub at (219) 680-7024 or scheuby24@att.net.

* Soccer Striker and Keeper Camp for boys and girls in grades 5-8 will run from 9 to 10:30 a.m. July 7-10. Cost is $80. For details, contact Anthony Pagorek at tpagorek@andreanhs.com.

Golf outing to benefit Andrean Scholarship Fund

MERRILLVILLE | A golf outing to benefit the Andrean Scholarship Fund will be held July 14 at Innsbrook Country Club. Guest speaker will be former 59ers football coach Ted Karras, who led Andrean to a 1997 state championship, will be the guest speaker. For details about registration or underwriting the event, contact Debbie Lubash at (219) 981-5075 or dlubash@andreanhs.com or Dave Pishkur at dpishkur@andreanhs.com.

Patti's All-American offering private swim adult lessons

DYER | Patti's All-American Gymnastics, 1530 Joliet St., is offering private one-on-one swim lessons for adults. For details, call (219) 865-2274.

Purdue University Calumet hosting basketball camps

HAMMOND | Purdue University Calumet Athletics will be hosting summer camps.

* Soccer: The Goalkeeper Academy for boys and girls ages 10-17 will run from 5 to 7 p.m. June 24-26, cost is $75 per camper; The Take Flight Academy for boys and girls ages 5-6 will run from 10 a.m. to noon June 27-26, cost is $60 per camper; The Junior Girls Academy for girls ages 7-12 will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 27-29, cost is $90 per camper.

* Volleyball: The Summer Volleyball Camp will run from July 14-18. Times are from 9  to 11 a.m. for grades K-4, from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. for grades 5-8, and from 2:30 to 5 p.m. for high school. Cost is $100 for grades K-4, and $120 for grades 5-12.

For details, or to download a brochure, visit the camps page on the Purdue Calumet athletics website at www.purduecalsports.com/fanzone/camps.

Individuals may also contact the PUC athletics office at (219) 989-2540 or via email at athletics@purduecal.edu.

Summer Basketball League at The Fieldhouse

MERRILLVILLE | The Summer Basketball League at The Fieldhouse-Merrillville, 899 East 99th Court, for boys and girls in grades 3-8 will start June 24. Girls in grades 4-8 and boys in grades 3-6 will play on Tuesdays, boys in grades 7-8 will play on Wednesdays, and boys in high school will play on Sundays.

The league will consist of eight games plus a single-elimination tournament. Cost is $495 per team or $125 per individual. For details, call (219) 738-2424 or go to www.thefieldhouse-merrillville.com.

River Forest holding Ingot Open golf outing

HOBART | The River Forest High School athletic department will be hosting its 11th annual "Ingot Open" golf outing, June 21 at Indian Ridge Country Club. The outing will begin at 8 a.m. For details about playing in or sponsoring the outing, call Jason Quigg at (219) 962-7551, ext. 3009.

Region Storm 17U baseball team seeks players

The Region Storm 17U baseball team is looking for a shortstop or outfielder for this coming summer season. Serious and experienced travel players should contact Ken Haluska at (219) 313-4726 or kennyhaluska@comcast.net.

Schererville Heat 12U softball team seeks two players

The Schererville Heat 12U travel softball team is looking for two position players. For more information, contact Al August at (219) 689-3608 or al14aug@sbcglobal.net, or Jeff Almaraz at (219) 688-9295.

Patti's All-American Gymnastics holding summer camps

DYER | Patti's All-American Gymnastics, 1530 Joliet St., will be hosting its new Skill Zone Summer Gymnastics Camp for boys and girls ages 4-12 every Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., and its Summer Dance Camp every Wednesday for girls ages 4-8 every Wednesday from 9 a.m. to noon. For details, call (219) 865-2274 or go to pattisallamerican.com.

IU Northwest holding summer basketball camp

GARY | Indiana University Northwest and the Office of Athletics will host its fifth annual 2014 RedHawks' Summer Basketball Camp for boys and girls ages 6-18, from July 14-17 at the IU Northwest Savannah Center Gymnasium, 3400 Broadway. Times ares from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. for ages 6-12, and from 1 to 4 p.m. for ages 13-18.

Cost is $60, and $50 for each additional child. For details, call (219) 980-6793 or email redhawks@iun.edu.

Registration open for mud volleyball tournament

HOBART | Registration is open for the Hobart Jaycees Mud Volleyball Tournament, scheduled for Aug. 2 and 3 at the Hobart Rugby Field, 112 E. Old Ridge Road. Cost to register coed teams -- two women must be playing at all times -- is $200. For details, go to hobartjaycees.com, or email community@hobartjaycees.com.

'Best of the Best' AAU girls basketball tourney July 9

HIGHLAND | Future Hoopers of America and former Washington and UIC basketball star Dejeanette Flournoy will host the "Best of the Best" elite girls basketball showcase tournament, July 9 at the Lincoln Center. The event plans to attract 40 of the top girls AAU teams from across the nation as well as many collegiate coaches.

The event is seeking sponsors. Those interested should contact Flournoy at (773) 744-0985 or bestofthebestgbshocase@gmail.com.

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