Dudek wins Senior Singles bowling title
GRIFFITH | John Dudek, who was recently inducted into the Greater Calumet Area USBC Hall of Fame, claimed the A Division title in the eighth-annual Senior Singles Bowling Tournament held over the past month at Set 'Em Up Lanes.
Dudek, 59, of Orland Park, rolled a 716 actual series (737 with handicap), besting Jim Rutherford and Keith Best, who tied for second with overall scores of 714.
Chuck Marovich, of Griffith, won the B Division title with an overall score of 726, finishing well ahead of runner-up Carol Vargo (644) and Jeff Barnes (641).
Jerry Sabin, of Griffith, won the C Division with an overall score of 716 ahead of Ken Pogach (710) and Greg Johns (698).
William Higgins, of Lynwood, claimed the D Division title (660 series) ahead of Marshall Surratt (649) and Andy Hoke (623).
Illiana Ravens holding women's football tryouts
CHICAGO HEIGHTS | The Illiana Ravens women's football team is holding tryouts on Tuesday and Thursday nights from 8:30 to 11 p.m. at the Ho-Chunk Sports and Expo Center, 10 Southland Drive. For details, call Bob at (219) 741-3434 or go to illianaravens.com.
Dyer Babe Ruth holding late registration
Dyer Babe Ruth will hold a late registration for players ages 13-15 and 16-18 from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the St. John Township Center. For details, call (219) 588-4215.
Umpire/coaches clinic March 15 at Hammond Civic Center
HAMMOND | A national Babe Ruth Baseball Umpire/Coaches Clinic will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 15 at the Hammond Civic Center. Registration will start at 8 a.m. All youth league umpires and coaches, and anyone interested in becoming an umpire with national certification, are encouraged to attend. An open-book national certification test will be given to first-time umpires. Returning umpires can become recertified, but do not have to take the test.
Cost of the clinic alone is $25, which includes lunch, plus $40 to take the certification test or to recertify. For details, call Randy Walker at (219) 865-2437 or John Pearson at (219) 661-9923.
Dyer Little League still holding registrations
DYER | Dyer Little League is still holding registration for the 2014 season. Eligible players must be ages 4-12 by April 30, 2014, and live within the Dyer Little League boundaries, which are Main Street (north), 93rd Avenue (south), Cline Avenue (east) and the Indiana/Illinois state line (west). Those attending school within league boundaries are also eligible.
For registration details, contact Lisa Born at email@example.com.
Hobart Little League holding season sign-ups
HOBART | Hobart Little League is holding sign-ups fro 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today and Feb. 15 at the Hobart Police Complex, 705 East 4th St. Registration including fundraiser costs is $165 for the first player, $90 for the second player and $50 for each additional player in the same household. The league is open to players ages 4-16.
For details, go to www.hobartll.com.
Greater Calumet Area bowling championships at Stardust III
DYER | The Greater Calumet Area USBC bowling championship tournament will run three straight Sundays, Feb. 9, 16 and 23, at Stardust III, 1313 Sheffield Ave. The event includes Singles and Doubles, which start at 9 a.m.; and Team, which starts at 1 p.m.
Bowlers may chose to bowl in the pins over average division or the actual division. Separate events are offered for men and women. Cost of each event is $30. Participants may chose to bowl in the other division by paying an extra $20 per event.
Based on 35 entries, Team event will pay out $1,100 for both divisions; based on 70 entries, Doubles will pay out $550 for both divisions while Singles will pay out $275 for both divisions.
For details, call the GCA USBC office at (219) 923-7240 or visit www.greatercalumet.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.
Crown Point Girls Softball accepting sign-ups
Crown Point Girls Softball is accepting online sign-ups for the 2014 season at www.cpgsl.org.
Indiana Playmakers looking for 9U baseball players
The Indiana Playmakers 9U baseball team is looking for two additional players who must be able to play multiple positions. Those interested should contact Anthony at (219) 776-6211 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hidden Lake Park taking adult softball sign-ups
MERRILLVILLE | The Ross Township trustee's office is accepting registrations for the upcoming adult softball league at Hidden Lake Park. The fee is $500 per team — early-bird special of $450 per team if signed up by April 18. The men's league plays Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings; the coed league plays on Wednesday evenings.
For details, call (219) 769-2111 or go www.rosstownship.org.
Winter/Spring Baseball Class starting at Morris Center
SCHERERVILLE | Morris Baseball and Softball Center, located within Omni 41 Health and Fitness Center, is beginning its Winter/Spring Baseball Class starting this week. Classes will focus on hitting mechanics, pitching, infield play, and improving throwing velocity. For details, call (219) 227-5250 or go to www.morrisbaseballcenter.com.
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 today 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.
South Suburban to hold adult-child baseball camps
SOUTH HOLLAND | The South Suburban College Baseball Program and head coach Steve Ruzich will be conducting adult-child baseball camps, Feb. 14-23 for boys and girls ages 6-14. The camps will feature sessions for pitching, catching, hitting and fielding while providing adults and kids the opportunity to improve their knowledge of baseball skills and techniques.
Times and dates for each session are as follows: Pitching, 6:30 to 9 p.m. Feb. 14, or 9 to 11:30 a.m. Feb. 22; Hitting, 9 to 11:30 a.m. Feb. 15, noon to 2:30 p.m. or 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Feb. 23; Advanced Hitting, 2 to 4:30 p.m. Feb. 23; Catching, 1 to 3:30 p.m. Feb. 23; Fielding, 3:30 to 6 p.m. Feb. 16 or 6:30 to 9 p.m. Feb. 21.
The cost is $45 for one adult and one child per camp, and $40 per camp if enrolled in more than one. The cost is $30 for each additional child.
The camps will be held at Bulldog Field and SSC's gymnasium on the main campus located at 15800 South State St. To register, contact Ruzich at (708) 596-2000, ext. 2413, or email email@example.com.
Preschool open gym at Midwest Training and Ice
DYER | Midwest Training and Ice Center, 10600 White Oak Ave., is offering preschool open gym for ages 3-5 on Friday mornings from 9:45 to 11 a.m. For details, call (219) 558-8811.
Crown Point Bulldogs 12U softball team seeks players
CROWN POINT | The Crown Point Bulldogs 12U softball team is looking for one or two quality athletes to add to its roster. All positions are open. For a confidential tryout, call Mike Manhatton at (773) 550-4466.
Professional Scout Showcase at Morris Baseball and Softball
SCHERERVILLE | Morris Baseball and Softball Center, located in Omni 41 in Schererville, is holding an invitation-only Professional Scout Showcase on Sunday starting at noon. The showcase will be hosted by Bill Bryk, special assistant to the general manager of the Arizona Diamondbacks. For details, call Bobby Morris at (219) 227-5250.
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. Joseph'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) 796-5214 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Purdue University Calumet offering winter soccer camps
HAMMOND | Purdue University Calumet is still accepting registrations for its 2014 Winter Soccer Camps, which begin Thursday. 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.
Hard Court Classic girls tourney at Bloom Township
CHICAGO | Bloom Township High School will host the "Hard Court Classic", a girls high school basketball tournament, on June 20-21. Cost is $200 per team. There will be a four-game guarantee. Teams may play three games on that Friday, and one game the following Saturday, or two games each day. Games starts at 9 a.m. each day. There will be a JV division if enough teams are interested.
For details, contact Ron Newquist at (708) 259-8067 or email@example.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.
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.
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.
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.
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.