Southlake sport briefs: Dylan Axelrod to appear at Bridges' Scoreboard

2013-05-13T22:00:00Z Southlake sport briefs: Dylan Axelrod to appear at Bridges' Scoreboard
May 13, 2013 10:00 pm

Frogs edge Illiana Misfits

CHICAGO | Despite two trys by captain Daniel Borun, a try and a three-point drop goal from Bill Asmar, and six points from Noah Dahl's kicking, the Illiana Misfits lost to the Chicago Frogs 34-29 Saturday at Lincoln Park.

In the closing minutes of a close back-and-forth match, the Frogs were granted a penalty kick, which hit the goal post and bounced back into play resulting in a game-winning try for the Frogs.


Tri Town Raiders holding late Pop Warner sign-ups

SCHERERVILLE | Tri Town Raiders Pop Warner is holding late fall football and cheer sign-ups from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday and May 23 at its football facility located at 1200 Kennedy Ave. There will be no late fee assessed. Kids ages 5-14 from Dyer, Schererville, St. John, Crown Point and Illinois may participate. For details, go to



Pro U basketball camps at The Fieldhouse

MERRILLVILLE | Pro U Basketball Camps will take place at The Fieldhouse, 899 East 99th Court. The camps, which are for boys and girls in grades 3-12, include Strictly Shooting Camps from 1 to 3 p.m. June 17-19 and June 24-26; FUNdamentals Camps from 10 a.m. to noon June 17-19; and Guard and Big Man Camp from 10 a.m. to noon June 24-26.

Cost is $50 per camp, $45 per camp if enrolled in two the same week, and $30 for each additional family member. For details, call (219) 738-2424 or go to


Adult and Summer Basketball League at The Fieldhouse

MERRILLVILLE | The Adult and College Summer Basketball League will be held Sunday nights at The Fieldhouse-Merrillville, 899 East 99th Court, from June 16 through Aug. 11. The cost is $495 per team or $110 for individual registration. For details, call (219) 738-2424 or go to


Illiana Misfits holding rugby tryouts at Riverside

HAMMOND | The Illiana Misfits Division 3 rugby club is holding tryouts for its seven-man team every Tuesday and Thursday at 6 p.m. at Riverside Park. The club welcomes experienced and inexperienced players. Football, soccer and wrestling experience are beneficial.

For details, contact Tom Sourlis at (219) 923-6490 or


Carson Cunningham Basketball Camp June 17-20

MERRILLVILLE | The Carson Cunningham Basketball Camp will take place from 9 a.m. to noon June 17-20 at Andrean High School, 5959 Broadway. The camp will feature competitions, 5-on-5 scrimmages, ball-handing drills and instruction in basic motion offense. Cost is $70, which includes camp T-shirt.

For details, contact Cunningham at (630) 781-8820 or


Free combine at Ignite Sports Performance

CROWN POINT | Ignite Sports Performance will be hosting a free combine for middle school and high school athletes on June 10 at Fuel Fitness, 1516 Main St. Tests will be performed in the 40-yard days, vertical jump, broad jump, pro shuttle, three-cone drill and bench press/power ball toss. All sports are welcome. Registration deadline is June 3. For details, contact Ben Porter at (219) 595-0088 or


Lake Central holding meeting for athletes and parents

ST. JOHN | The Lake Central athletic department will have a meeting for all incoming freshman parents and their athletes interested in participating in sports at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the high school gym.


Summer gymnastics camps enrollment in progress

DYER | Patti's All-American Gymnastics, 1530 Joliet St., will be hosting its summer gymnastics camps for girls and boys ages 4-12 every Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. starting June 14. For details, call (219) 865-2274 or go to


Crete Crust 12U softball team needs pitcher

The Crete Crush 12U Black team is looking to add a pitcher with travel-ball experience. The team is a "B" level team that will play in seven tournaments this summer and have already qualified for the NSA "B" World Series in East Peoria. For details, call Dave Smith at (219) 765-1484 or fo to


Bicycle training program at Trek Bicycle Store

SCHERERVILLE | Trek Bicycle Store of Schererville is starting a new Joyriders 14-training program for people looking to get reacquainted with their bikes, or intermediate riders who are interestd to improve health and lifestyle. Training will be for 25- and 62-mile rides.

Orientation sign-up meetings ate 6 p.m. May 21 and 11 a.m. May 25 at the store, 651 U.S. 30. The program begins June 12. Cost is $85. For details, contact Paul Jellema at (219) 322-2453 or



Boys volleyball showcase at The Diggz of NWI

HOBART | A Northwest Indiana Boys High School Volleyball Showcase will take place Thursday at The Diggz of Northwest Indiana, 4590 W. 61st Ave. Starting at 6 p.m. Hebron Middle School will take on Altitude 13/14 followed by Hebron Alumni taking on Hebron High School. Admission is $3. Ages 15 and under get in free.


Leon's Triathlon slated for June 2; Demo Day June 1

HAMMOND | Northwest Indiana will host the 30th anniversary of Leon’s Triathlon on June 2. Leon’s Triathlon is an Olympic distance race beginning and ending at Wolf Lake Park. It includes a .9-mile swim, 24.6-mile bike and a 6.2-mile run. Cost is $165. The triathlon will also offer team registration and relay registration. For details or to register, go to

* Leon's Triathlon will be hosting a Demo Day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 1 at Wolf Lake Park. The event will showcase a variety of active lifestyle sports and products in addition to triathlon gear. There will also be training, gear and nutrition seminars by professional athletes, entertainment and food.

Interested vendors should email


Izaak Walton League holding free public events

GRIFFITH | The Griffith Izaak Walton League, 1532 East Main St., will hold a free archery clinic for all ages from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 1. Instructors will teach long bow, recurve bow, Compound bow and cross bow. For details, call Tim Ferguson at (219) 924-5066.

* The league will hold its "Take Your Kid Fishing Day" from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 2. For details, call Matt at (219) 746-2779 or Jim Lynch at (219) 924-9645.

* The league will hold Indiana DNR Hunters Education two-day classes from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. July 13-14 and Aug. 17-18. To register, call District 10 DNR at (219) 879-5710 or go to


Diamond Elite holding volleyball leagues and camps

The Diamond Elite Volleyball Academy is offering summer leagues and instruction for girls entering grades 3-8 and with all levels of experience. For details, call (219) 613-3301 or go to


Purdue Calumet holding youth soccer camps

HAMMOND | Purdue University Calumet is holding a variety of youth soccer camps. They include the Little Kickers Day Camp for boys and girls ages 4-6, from 9 to 11 a.m. June 10-13, cost is $40; Little Kickers Night Camp for boys and girls ages 4-6, from 4 to 6 p.m. June 10-13, cost is $45; Soccer Day Camp for boys and girls ages 7-13, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 10-13, cost is $70; Soccer Night Camp for boys and girls ages 7-13, from 4 to 7 p.m. June 10-13, cost is $60; and Goalkeeper Camp for boys and girls ages 10-17, from 5 to 8 p.m. June 18-19.

For details, contact Leslie Ferguson at (219) 989-2540 or James Drzewiecki at (219) 989-8009.


Purdue Calumet holding Game Day Basketball Camp

HAMMOND | Purdue University Calumet will hold a Game Day Experience Basketball Camp for boys in grades 1-6, on July 15-17 at the PUC Fitness and Recreational Building, 2200 169th St., Hammond. Cost is $60.

For details, contact PUC men's basketball coach Dan Voudrie at (219) 989-2290 or



Zumba classes at The Diggz

HOBART | The Diggz of Northwest Indiana, 4590 W. 61st Ave., is holding Zumba dance fitness classes from 6 to 6:50 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Cost is $7 per class and $50 for 10 classes. To register, call (219) 588-5909 or go to


IUPUI Soccer Camp at Munster High School

MUNSTER | IUPUI will hold a soccer camp for high school-aged girls from 4 to 6 p.m. June 17-21 at the Munster High School soccer field. The camp will be led by IUPUI's women's soccer coaches. Cost is $100. Registration deadline is May 31. For details, contact Chris Johnson at (317) 274-1447 or


Dylan Axelrod to appear at Bridges' Scoreboard

GRIFFITH | Chicago White Sox pitcher Dylan Axelrod will appear at Bridges' Scoreboard Restaurant and Sports Bar 7 p.m. May 23. Tickets are $20 in advance and $30 at the door. Ticket price includes two autographs on any item. For details, call (219) 924-2206.


Hammond Optimist Youth Sports hosting World Series

HAMMOND | Hammond Optimist Youth Sports is hosting the 2013 Cal Ripken 12U World Series, Aug. 9-16 at the HOYS Complex located at Columbia Avenue and River Drive. The HOYS Bulldogs as well as the Northern Indiana champions will be two of the 10 teams participating in the series. Those interested in sponsoring and/or volunteering for the event should contact Tim Bell at (219) 484-0568 or Doyle Godbolt at (219) 512-4543, or email

For further details, go to


Jason Hawkins Basketball Camp at Bishop Noll

HAMMOND | Former Valparaiso University player and current IUN Northwest head men's basketball coach Jason Hawkins will hold a basketball camp for boys and girls ages 5-14 from 9 a.m. to noon July 29-Aug. 1 at Bishop Noll Institute. Cost is $75, or $60 if registered before June 1. For details, call (219) 781-9522 or email


IU Northwest to host Redhawks Basketball Camp

GARY | Indiana University Northwest and the Office of Athletics will host their fourth-annual Redhawks' Summer Basketball Camp for boys and girls ages 6-13. The camp will run from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. July 15-18 at the IU Northwest Savannah Center Gymnasium. Registration is $50, and $45 for each additional child from the same family.

The camp will be led by Redhawks men's coach Ryan Shelton, the winningest coach in IU Northwest history. For details, call (219) 981-4279 or (219) 980-6944, or email


Crown Point Bulldogs seek 12U travel softball player

CROWN POINT | The Crown Point Bulldogs 12U travel softball team is looking for one solid palyer to complete its 2013 roster. For details, cotnact Mike Greco at (219) 775-2151.


Softball team needs 16U pitchers

A 16U softball team based out of Wheeler is looking for a pitcher. To set up a tryout, call (219) 510-2971.


Hall of Fame basketball coach giving lessons

MERRILLVILLE | Former Merrillville boys basketball coach and member of the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame, Jim East, is giving one-hour basketball shooting lessons now through May and June for boys and girls in grades 4-12.. For cost, times and registration, call (219) 308-5504 or (219) 662-8157.


Andrean holding summer sport camps and workouts

MERRILLVILLE | Andrean High School will be offering the following summer sport camps and workouts; boys and girls tennis, girls basketball, boys basketball, baseball, football, girls soccer, goalie and striker camp, boys soccer workouts, girls and boys volleyball, girls golf, and boys and girls cross country workouts. For details, go to



Dave Griffin's Baseball School Summer Camps

GRIFFITH | Dave Griffin's Baseball Summer Camps for boys and girls ages 7-13 will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 10-13 or July 8-11. Camp will cover hitting, fielding, pitching and base running. Participants should dress comfortably, wear tennis shoes and shorts, and bring their own lunch. Cost is $140. To register, call (219) 922-1107 or email



Adult classes offered at Midwest Training and Ice

DYER | Midwest Training and Ice Center, 10600 White Oak Ave., is offering adult tumbling classes on Sundays from 6 to 8 p.m., adult learn to skate classes on Thursdays at 4:15 p.m., and adult learn to play hockey classes on Fridays at 10:25 p.m. For details, call (219) 558-8811.



Mayor's Cup 3v3 Soccer Tournament July 13-14

HAMMOND | The sixth-annual Hammond Mayor's Cup 3v3 Soccer Tournament is July 13-14. Team fee on or before the early registration deadline of June 16 is $75; fee after and through the regular registration deadline of June 30 is $100. Teams may register online at

For details, call (219) 718-1582 or go to


Andrean High School looking for dance coach

MERRILLVILLE | Andrean High School is seeking a Ninerette dance coach for the 2013-2014 school year. Those interested should submit resume to athletic director Bill Mueller by email at or by mail to Andrean High School c/o Bill Mueller, 5959 Broadway, Merrillville, Ind. 46410.


Run for Boston 5K to be held June 15

LIBERTYVILLE | The Chicago Running Bloggers in partnership with Muddy Monk are honored to present the Run for Boston 5K at 9 p.m. June 15 in Independence Grove. Fees and donations will benefit "Who Says I Can't?", an organization providing quality of life improvements for amputees. For details, contact Kelly Janowski at (224) 715-8872 or


Intensity gymnastics camp starting at Midwest

DYER | Camp Intensity, a gymnastics camp incorporating all gymnastics events, is taking place this summer at Midwest Training and Ice Center, 10600 White Oak Ave. For details, call (219) 558-8811 or



Bowling association seeks hall of fame nominations

The Greater Calumet Area USBC is looking for men and women have had an impact on the local bowling community for its hall of fame. Nominees should be at least 45 years old and have been sanctioned league bowlers in GCA centers for at least 10 years. Nomination deadline is June 1. Hall of fame applications may be found on the HOF page of the GCA website at


Bowling association to hold scholarship golf outing

HIGHLAND | The Greater Calumet Area USBC will host its seventh-annual golf outing July 27 at Wicker Memorial Park. Entry is $80 per person. Reservation deadline is July 17. Proceeds will go toward the association's annual scholarship for graduating high school senior boys and girls.

Nominations for scholarships will be taken until June 15. Minimum requirements are a 3.0 grade-point average (B average) throughout high school and USBC Youth membership. To download an application, go to and click on the Youth Scholarship page

For details, call Joe Puchek at (219) 789-1755 or Ed Wleklinski at (219) 810-7398.



Purdue University Calumet holding summer camps

HAMMOND | Purdue University Calumet men's basketball coach Dan Voudrie will hold a Little Dribblers Camp for boys in grades 1-6 from 9 a.m. to noon June 10-13, and a Day Camp for boys in grades 3-8 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 17-20. Cost for the Little Dribblers Camp is $40; cost for the Day Camp is $65. For details, contact Voudrie at (219) 989-2290 or

* PUC women's basketball coach Tom Megyesi will hold a Fundamental Camp for girls in grades 3-8 from 9 a.m. to noon July 8-11. Cost is $40. For details, contact Megyesi at (219) 989-2309 or

* PUC women's volleyball coach Natalie Shadowen will hold a Volleyball Camp for boys and girls in grades 6-8 from 9 a.m. to noon June 24-27. Cost is $40. For details, contact Shadowen at (219) 989-2540 or


Andrean 59er Classic scramble June 21

MERRILLVILLE | The 17th annual Andrean 59er Classic four-person scramble will start at noon June 21 at Innsbrook Country Club. Registration will run from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. The guest speaker is 1981 alum Dan Dakich. Cost is $175 for both golf and dinner, $50 for the dinner only. For details, call (219) 980-9143.



Pioneer Open at Harborside Golf Center

CHICAGO | St. Francis de Sales High School will hold the Pioneer Open, June 17 at Harborside International Golf Center. Registration opens at 11 a.m., followed by lunch at 11:45 a.m. and a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. A reception and dinner will conclude the event at approximately 5:30 p.m. in the Pier 37 Club House. Foursomes are priced at $1,000 ($250/person). Cost for dinner only is $100. Sponsorship opportunities are available starting at $500. Proceeds to benefit the SFDS students.

For details, contact Rodney Lopez at (773) 731-7272, ext. 229 or at


Indiana Chiefs holding 14U/15U Memorial Baseball Tournament

HAMMOND | The Indiana Chiefs of Hammond are looking for teams to participate in the inaugural Tony Klaja Memorial 14U/15U Baseball Tournament, to be held May 24-27 at Riverside Park. Each team will be guaranteed a minimum of four games.

Interested teams should contact Dave Sutkowski at (219) 852-9461, Todd Iwema at (219) 313-5996, or go to


















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