Indiana State Billiards Championships at Radisson
MERRILLVILLE | The American CueSports Indiana Association will hold the 16th-annual Indiana State Pocket Billiards Championships, Wednesday through Sunday at the Radisson Star Plaza. On Wednesday, there will be Seniors (5 p.m.) and Open 9-Ball (6 p.m.); on Thursday, there will be Scotch Doubles (9 a.m.) and Single 8-Ball (4 p.m.); on Friday, Team play will start at 6 p.m. and will run through the following Sunday. Special Youth/Adult and Young Adult/Adult Scotch Doubles will also be held that Sunday.
For details, call Cecil Messer at (219) 465-8101 or Julie Ann Mitchell at (219) 762-0209.
Lake Central holding softball clinic March 9
ST. JOHN | Lake Central is holding a softball clinic March 9 at the high school. Check-in time is from 12:15 to 12:30 p.m. The Clinic is from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Pitching and catching is from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Cost is $45 for the clinic, and $60 for the clinic and pitching. Online registration will be accepted at www.lakecentralcamps.com -- $5 extra charge. For details, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bevy of Blackhawks to appear at Bridges'
GRIFFITH | Bridges' Scoreboard Restaurant and Sports Bar, 121 N. Griffith Blvd., will hosts several upcoming appearances from former and current Chicago Blackhawks.
From 7 to 9 p.m. March 5, former Blackhawk goalie Murray Bannerman will appear; from 7 to 8:30 p.m. March 11, Blackhawk winger Viktor Stalberg will appear; from 7 to 8:30 p.m. March 27, Blackhawk defensemen Nick Leddy will appear; and from 7 to 8:30 p.m. April 11, Blackhawk winger Brandon Saad will appear.
Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door for Bannerman, $30 in advance and $40 at the door for Stalberg, $25 in advance and $30 at the door for Leddy, and $20 in advance and $30 at the door for Saad. Including with admission to all events are two autographs of any two items and one photo opportunity.
For details, call (219) 924-2206.
Trek Bicycle Store holding 10-week training program
SCHERERVILLE | Trek Bicycle Store, 651 U.S. 30, is starting a new Joyriders 10-week training program for beginner or intermediate biker riders who are interested in getting reintroduced to their bikes and help improve health and lifestyle. Orientation sign-up meetings are at 11 a.m. March 9 and 6 p.m. March 13 at the store. Cost is $85 for the program which begins March 27. For details, contact Paul Jellema at (219) 322-2453 or email@example.com.
Diamond Kings holding hitting and pitching camps
ST. JOHN | Diamond Kings Baseball and Softball Training Complex in St. John will be holding its four-week Spring Training Hitting and Pitching Camps on Sundays running from March 10 through April 7. Pitching and hitting sessions will be held back-to-back, are are available for grades K-2, 3-4 and 5-9. Camps are for beginner and advanced players. Players can sign up for either camp or both. To register, call (219) 558-2273 or go to www.TrainDK.com.
Hobart Storm 10U baseball team seeks player
The Hobart Storm 10U part-time travel baseball team is looking for one player to complete its 2013 roster. The team's schedule allows players to play travel and Little League/Cal Ripken at the same time. Those interested in scheduling tryout, or other teams looking to schedule games, call Luke Donsbach at (219) 313-2920.
Elite Club Travel Basketball holding tryouts
MERRILLVILLE | Tryouts for the Fieldhouse-Merrillville Elite Club Travel Basketball program for boys and girls in grades 4-12 will be held at 7 p.m. March 8 and 15 at the gym, 899 East 99th Court. For details, call (219) 738-2424 or go to www.thefieldhouse-merrillville.com.
Playmakers 14U baseball team seeks players
The Indiana Playmakers 14U baseball team, coaches by former major leaguer Brad Voyles, is looking for a catcher and an outfielder/pitcher. For details, contact Voyles at (920) 217-4200.
Blackhawks goalie Ray Emery to appear at CharleyHorse
MUNSTER | Chicago Blackhawks goalie Ray Emery will appear at the CharleyHorse, 8940 Calumet Ave., from 7 to 9 p.m. today. For details, call (219) 836-4040.
E.C. Hall of Fame seeks relatives of inductee
The East Chicago Sports Hall of Fame is seeking surviving relatives and/or friends of Henry Hardy, who is part of the 2013 induction class. For details, contact E.C. HOF founder Jim Platis at (219) 322-8012.
Hunter's Education Safety Course at Cedar Creek
CEDAR LAKE | Lake County Parks is offering a Hunter's Education Safety Course from 6 to 9 p.m. March 15, and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 16 at Cedar Creek Family Golf Center, 10483 W. 109th Ave. Participants must attend both session and pass a written test. The Indiana Department of Natural Resources requires all hunters born after 1986 to take the class. All hunters, regardless of age, need this class if they wish to hunt out of state or participate in state-sponsored hunts.
Those who pass the exam will receive a certified hunter's education card that is good for life. Children 12 and younger are required to have an adult present throughout the class.
Pre-registration is required by calling (219) 947-7275.
Toni Kukoc to appear at Bridges' on Thursday
GRIFFITH | Former Chicago Bull and three-time NBA champion Toni Kukoc will be signing autographs and taking photos with fans at Bridges' Scoreboard Restaurant and Sports Bar, from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday. Tickets are $30 in advance and $40 at the door. Each admission ticket includes two autographs or any two items, plus a photo opportunity.
For details, call (219) 924-2206.
Diamond Queens 14U softball team seeks player
The Diamond Queens 14U softball team is looking for one more pitcher and/or utility player. For details, text (219) 577-7377 or go to diamondqueensfastpitch.com.
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 individual one-hour basketball lessons for boys and girls in grades 4-12. For cost and registration, call (219) 308-5504 or (219) 662-8157.
All-Star Angels holding cheerleading call-outs
WHEELER | The All-Star Angels are holding call-outs for their competitve cheer teams April 14 at their gym located at 679 W. State Road 130. Times for ages 8-and-under are from noon to 2 p.m., for 9-11 are from 2 to 4 p.m., for 12-14 are from 4 to 6 p.m. and for 15-18 are from 6 to 8 p.m. Boys and girls of all skill levels are encouraged to attend. Participants should come in workout attire.
For details, call Jess at (219) 448-1364 or Bethany at (219) 617-5238, or go to www.indianaelitegymnastics.com.
Ross Township taking adult softball registrations
MERRILLVILLE | The Ross Township Adult Softball League is taking registrations for the 2013 season. The Men's League will play on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday nights; the Co-ed League will play on Wednesday nights. There will be upper and lower divisions. Cost is $600 per team. For details, call (219) 769-2111 or visit rosstownship.org.
State basketball tournament at the Fieldhouse
MERRILLVILLE | The Fieldhouse-Merrillville, 899 East 99th Court, will host its boys and girls grade 4-12 Tournament of Champions state basketball tournament, which will consist of public, private and travel team divisions, March 23-24. Entry fee is $225 per team and $175 for teams in the Fieldhouse-Merrillville Winter League. Entry deadline is March 18. For details, call (219) 738-2424 or go to www.thefieldhouse-merrillville.com.
Senior bowlers sought for Plaza Thursday afternoon league
HIGHLAND | The Senior Men's Bowling League that bowls on Thursdays at noon at Plaza Lanes needs four bowlers to fill spots through April 18. For details, call Bill at (219) 9451.
Babe Ruth umpire clinic at Hammond Civic Center
HAMMOND | A National Babe Ruth Baseball umpire/coaches clinc will be held at the Hammond Civic Center from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 23. Registration will be 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 may become recertified, but do not have to take the test. Cost of the clinic is $25, which includes lunch, plus $40 to take the certification test or to recertify.
To RSVP or for more details, call Randy Walker at (219) 865-2437 or John Pearson at (219) 661-9923.
Lake Station Little League holding final sign-ups
LAKE STATION | Lake Station Little League is holding final sign-ups for baseball and softball for ages 4-18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Edison Jr./Sr. High School. For details, call Karen at (219) 962-3453.
Crown Point Junior Bulldogs youth football sign-ups
CROWN POINT | The Crown Point Junior Bulldogs Football League will be holding sign-ups from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, and March 9 and 10 at the Junior Bulldog football field, 1401 E. North St. The league is open to players ages 7-13 and 14-year-olds in eighth grade. Players do not have to live in Crown Point to play in the league. There is no weight restrictions. Kids play in their own age group. First time sign-ups must bring a copy of birth certificate. For details, call (219) 577-4093 or go to www.cpjrbulldogs.com.
Cougars 12U travel softball team seeks players
The 2013 12U Cougars travel softball has two openings, all positions considered. The team will support and encourage its players to also participate in local recreational leagues. For details, contact Rich Arndt (219) 395-8198, (773) 551-1185 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Crown Point taking adult softball sign-ups
CROWN POINT | The Crown Point Parks Department Adult Softball Leagues are taking reservations.
The Men's League will have "C" division play on Wednesdays, "D" division play on Thursdays, and "E" division play on Mondays and Tuesdays. Teams will play double-headers each night. Fee is $575 per team. League play begins April 30. Registration deadline is March 15.
The Co-ed League will play on Sundays. Fee is $475 per team. League play begins on April 28. Registration deadline is March 15.
The Women's League will play on Mondays. Fee is $475 per team. League play begins on May 6. Registration deadline is March 15.
All teams must pay full amount or make a deposit of $100 to secure a position.
Also, the Sunday Men's Softball League is taking sign-ups Fee is $550 per team. The season will being May 19 with a preseason tournament. Registration deadline is April 1.
For details about the Men's, Women's and Co-ed leagues, call Richard Zurbriggen at (219) 663-3408 (home) or (219) 776-0654 (cell); for details about the Sunday Men's League, call James Shrader at (219) 794-4327.
Travel 14U baseball team looking for pitchers
A 14U travel baseball team, which will play at 10-tournament schedule, is looking for pitchers. For details, call (219) 712-7556.
'Flight School' for cheerleaders at Midwest Training and Ice Center
DYER | Midwest Training and Ice Center, 10600 White Oak Ave., is offering a "Flight School" class designed to help cheerleaders improve on all aspects of stunting, basket tosses and jumps. Classes are offered on Tuesdays from 4:30 to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 2 to 3:30 p.m. For details, call (219) 558-8811.
Renegades 16U softball team looking for player
The Renegades 16U softball team is looking for one power pitcher/middle infielder/outfielders -- all in one. The team will play four to five tournaments next season. For details, call (219) 801-0469.
Dodgeball league starting at Indiana Elite
MERRILLVILLE | The Elite Championship Series, a 12-week coed dodgeball league, will begin play on April 7 at Indiana Elite Baseball and Softball Facility, 8224 Wright St. Registration fee for the six-on-six teams (three males, three females -- teams may have up to eight players) is $300. For details, call (219) 779-7813 or (219) 545-2241, or go to www.team-elite.com.
Triple Crown Titans seek 14U baseball players
The Triple Crown Titans 14U baseball team is looking for two players for the 2013 season. For details, contact Ed Gomez at (219) 880-9930 or email@example.com.
Indoor golf lessons at Lost Marsh
HAMMOND | Lost Marsh Golf Course is offering individual and group lessons from pro Dean Gabey, as well as indoor practice with its golf simulator. For details, call Gabey at (219) 765-3479 or the golf shop at (219) 932-GOLF.
Indoor team practice rental at Triple Crown All-Stars
SCHERERVILLE | Triple Crown All-Stars, 2208 U.S. 41, has openings for team rentals in its indoor practice facility during the months of January through March. For details, call (219) 864-0711.
Playmakers Elite Tournament seeks 15U baseball teams
GRIFFITH | The Playmakers Elite Tournament is taking registration for 15U baseball teams. The tournament will take place July 5-7 at the Griffith High School varsity field. Cost is $450 per team. There will be a three-game guarantee. For details, contact Dave Griffin at (219) 922-1107 or firstname.lastname@example.org.