Southlake sport briefs: Illiana Blackbirds holding evaluation camp

2013-06-10T22:00:00Z Southlake sport briefs: Illiana Blackbirds holding evaluation camp
June 10, 2013 10:00 pm

Illiana Blackbirds holding evaluation camp

DYER | The Illiana Blackbirds, a tier three junior hockey team, is holding a evaluation camp at 6 p.m. Friday, at 11:10 a.m. Saturday and at 10:45 a.m. Sunday at Midwest Training and Ice Center, 10600 White Oak Ave. For details, contact Jacqueline Owerko at (312) 301-8200 or, or go to


Walk-in registration for Schererville Fall Ball

SCHERERVILLE | Walk-in registration for Schererville Fall Baseball will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 22 and from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. June 27 at the league's concession stand. The league is for ages 4-15. Players will play in the divisions they would for the spring 2014 season -- full teams accepted only in Babe Ruth (13-15). Cost is $120 plus $25 refundable concession deposit. Residents and non-residents will be accepted. For details, email


Lowell holding summer youth sport camps

LOWELL | Lowell High School is holding a variety of summer youth sport camps. They include tennis for elementary and middle school students, June 15-18, cost $25; boys basketball for grades 3-8, July 8-11, cost $45; cheerleading for grades K-8, June 17-20, cost is $30; youth football for ages 6-14, July 22-25, cost $40; and girls soccer for grades K-9, July 11-14, cost $30.

For details, call (219) 750-1731.


First Tee of Hammond offering youth golf instruction

HAMMOND | The First Tee of Hammond will be offering youth golf instruction for ages 5-14 at the Hammond Family YMCA, 7322 Southeastern Ave., on Fridays from 12:30 to 2 p.m., June 21 through Aug. 2. Participants will play at The First Tee of Hammond course at the end of the season. Cost for the program is $40 for YMCA members and $60 for non-members. Registration runs through June 14.

For details, contact Dave Clayton at (219) 845-1507, ext. 235 or

Finn Passing Academy at Andrean

MERRILLVILLE | The fourth annual Finn Passing Academy, conducted by former Andrean quarterbacks Billy, Bobby and Tommy Finn, will be held July 15-17 at Andrean High School, 5959 Broadway.

The academy, open to students entering grades 5-9 in August, runs daily from 9 a.m. to noon. It will focus on the essentials needed to run a successful passing game, as well as the leadership skills that great quarterbacks possess, qualities all three of the Finns were known for during their careers.

Participants are asked to wear shorts or sweats, a t-shirt and football shoes. They should also bring a mouthpiece, water bottle and tennis shoes in case the weather forces a move indoors. Scheduled guest speakers include Andrean coach Phil Mason, Lake Central coach Brett St. Germain and Portage coach Wally McCormack.

To register, go to Cost is $120.



 Dylan Axelrod to appear at Bridges' Scoreboard

GRIFFITH | Chicago White Sox pitcher Dylan Axelrod will be appearing at Bridges' Scoreboard from 7 to 8:30 p.m. June 24. He will be signing autographs and taking photos with fans. Admission is free. There will be photos and baseballs for sale. Those who purchase those items may get them signed for free. For those who bring their own items, autograph cost is $15 for one item and $25 for two.

For details, call (219) 924-2206.


Summer coed volleyball league at OTSSA

CROWN POINT | A summer coed volleyball league to be played on Monday nights will start June 17 at On the Square Sports Academy. Only two spots are left. Deposit needed to hold a spot. For details, go to


River Forest Athletic Department holding golf outing

HOBART | The River Forest Athletic Department will hold a golf outing at 8 a.m. June 22 at Indian Ridge CC. For details, call Dennis Leonard at (219) 962-7551, ext. 3006.


SS Steelheads need two 15U baseball players

The South Shore Steelheads 15U basketball team is looking for two players to complete its roster for the 2013 season. The Steelheads are an elite travel team that competes in tournaments throughout the midwest. Those interested should contact John Batistatos at (219) 384-6656 or


Youth soccer camp at Meadow's Park

HIGHLAND | A youth soccer camp for ages 5-12 will take place from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at Meadow's Park, 9400 Southmoore Ave. Cost is $35, which includes soccer ball, camp T-shirt and snack (RSVP needed for guarantee). Proceeds will go toward volunteers who will travel to Romania to help children this summer.

To RSPV with name, age and shirt size (YS, YM, YL, AS, AM, AL), call or text (219) 789-0503 or email


Kid's Night Out Saturday at Midwest

DYER | Midwest Training and Ice Center, 10600 White Oak Ave., will be hosting a Kid's Night Out with the theme "Take me out to the ball game" from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday. The night will consist of a supervised open gym, bounce house, games, ball-park dinner and Father's Day craft gift. Admission is $30 for the first child, and $25 for additional children.

For details, call (219) 558-8811.



United Girls Softball, Inc. holding all-star tournaments

The United Girls Softball, Inc. is holding all-star tournaments July 19-21 for "C" division teams in the following divisions: 8U, 10U, 12U, 14U and 16U. For details, call (219) 322-1217.


Bicycle training program at Trek Bicycle Store

SCHERERVILLE | Trek Bicycle Store of Schererville is starting a Joyriders 14-week training program for people looking to get reacquainted with their bikes or intermediate bike riders who are interested in improving health and lifestyle. An information meeting is 6 p.m. today at the store located at 651 U.S. 30. The program begins Wednesday. Cost is $85.

For details, contact Paul Jellema at (219) 322-2453 or


Asia's Dance Factory holding summer camp

GARY | Asia's Dance Factory summer camp for ages 7 to adult from June 24 though July 26 at the Hudson-Campbell Sports Center. the curriculum will focus on jazz, hip hop, leaps/turns and contemporary styles of dance. The camp will also feature experienced instructors and special guest instructors. To register, go to


Jim East giving basketball shooting lessons

MERRILLVILLE | Former Merrillville boys basketball coach and Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame member Jim East is giving one-hour individual basketball shooting lessons for boys and girls in grades 4-12 during June and July. Openings are available from 9 a.m. to noon and from 3 to 5:30 p.m. For cost and registration, call (219) 662-8157 or (219) 308-5504.


E'Twaun Moore Basketball Camp at E.C. Central

EAST CHICAGO | The E'Twaun Moore Basketball Camp for boys and girls in grades 4-9 will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 28-29 at East Chicago Central High School, 1100 W. Columbus Drive. Cost is $40 for East Chicago residents (must show proof of residency -- i.e. school ID or report card); $60 for non-residents. Registration will be taken from 8:30 to 10 a.m. during the first day of camp.

For online registration, or for more information, go to



Gymnastics and cheerleading camps at Midwest

CROWN POINT | Midwest Training Gymnastics and Cheer, 1204 Erie Court, is offering a Summer Cheerleading Camps on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:15 to 11:45 a.m. starting June 18. Cost per week is $30 for students and $50 for non-students.

Midwest is also holding Preschool Gymnastics Camps for ages 5 and under on Mondays and Wednesday from 9:15 to 11:45 a.m. starting June 17. Cost per week is $30 for students and $50 for non-students.

For details, contact (219) 662-8844.


South Suburban College holding basketball camps

SOUTH HOLLAND | The South Suburban College Championship Basketball Camps for boys and girls ages 7-17 are scheduled for this month. The Championship Shooting Camp runs from 1 to 4 p.m. June 17-20; cost is $60. The Championship Skills Camp runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 24-27; cost is $100. Cost for both camps is $130.

For details, call John Pigatti at (708) 596-2000, ext. 2524.



Summer Tennis at Andrean High School

MERRILLVILLE | Summer Tennis at Andrean High School is beginning this month. It will consist of a 10-and-under program where ages 5-8 will meet on Tuesdays from 3 to 4:15 p.m. from June 11 through Aug. 6, and ages 9-10 will meet on Thursdays from 4:30 to 5:45 p.m. from June 13 through Aug. 8. Ages 5-8 will use a 36-foot court with red felt balls with 75-percent less compression, and short racquets ranging from 19-, 21- and 23-inch length; ages 9-10 will use a 60-foot court with orange felt balls with with 50-percent less compression, and short 23- and 25-inch racquets. Cost is $75.

Summer camps at Andrean for ages 11-13 will run on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:30 to 5:45 p.m. from June 11 through Aug. 8; one week camps at Andrean for ages 14-and-over will run from 9 a.m. to noon and from 1 to 4 p.m. June 24-28, and from 9 a.m. to noon and from 1 to 4 p.m. July 29 to Aug. 2. Cost is $150.

To register, contact Donn Gobbie at (219) 629-3821 or, or visit


Diamond Kings holding baseball skills camp

ST. JOHN | Diamond Kings is holding a MLB Summer Skills Baseball Camp for ages 6-14 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 1-2 at Heartland Park. Professional and collegiate baseball players and coaches will instruct hitting, pitching, fielding and game situations, as well as run skill competitions for prizes. Each player will receive a camp T-shirt. Lunch will be provided both days. Cost is $85 per player. Registration deadline is June 23.

To register, call (219) 558-2273 or go to


Lansing Old Timers holding baseball tournament

LANSING | The Lansing Old Timers will host a baseball tournament for ages 8U, 9U and 11U from July 18 to July 23 at the Lansing Old Timers Complex, 16500 Chicago Ave. In-house all-star teams and part-time travel teams (less than 25 games together) are eligible -- no metro or full-time travel teams. Team fees are $350 through June 30, and $425 after.

The format will consist of three-game pool play plus championship. Basic Little League rules for Pee Wee, Minors and Major levels will be employed. Teams may have a maximum of 15 players. Birth certificates and proof of insurance required.

For details, contact Brian Modjeski at (708) 418-0908 or, or Rob James at (708) 895-7357 or


Andrean to hold baseball camp June 24-27

MERRILLVILLE | Andrean head baseball coach Dave Piskur along with his staff and players will hold a baseball camp June 24-27 at the high school's baseball field. Times are from 9 to 11 a.m. for boys ages 8-12, and form 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. for boys ages 13-15. Cost is $75. For details, call (219) 887-5281, ext. 241.


Andrean seeks men's basketball coach

Andrean High School is seeking a boys varsity basketball coahc for the upcoming school year. All interested should submit a resume with at least three references to athletic director Bill Mueller by email at, or by mail to Andrean High School, c/o Bill Mueller, 5959 Broadway, Merrillville, Ind. 46410.


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. 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


Midwest Training and Ice holding free hockey classes

DYER | Midwest Training and Ice Center, 10600 White Oak Ave., is holding "Try Hockey for Free" one-day trials for ages 18 and under on Fridays at 4 p.m. and Saturdays at 10 a.m. Skate rental is included. For details, call (219) 558-8811.


Purdue University Calumet holding summer camps

HAMMOND | Purdue University Calumet men's basketball coach Dan Voudrie will hold 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



Hoosier Shootout basketball exposure tournament

INDIANAPOLIS | The Hoosier Shootout Boys Basketball Tournament for grades 8-12 will take place July 10-14 in Indianapolis. Interested teams should sign up at


Summer lessons offered at new swim school

SCHERERVILLE | Registration for swim lesson is underway for the new Aqua-Tots Swim School, to open in July at 655 East U.S. 30 next to Trek Bicycle Store. The year-round facility will feature a 58-by-22-foot heated indoor pool. For details, call (219) 232-5032.


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



Calumet College holding summer sport camps

WHITING | The Crimson Wave Summer Camps hosted by Calumet College include basketball for boys and girls in grades 1-8 from 9 a.m. to noon June 17-20, volleyball for boys and girls in grades 5-8 from 5 to 8 p.m. July 15-18, and dance for boys and girls ages 13 and up from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Aug. 10. For details, call (219) 473-4214 (baseball), (219) 473-4323, or go to


Millennium Vardar holding soccer tryouts

Millennium Vardar, a premier soccer club in Northwest Indiana, will be holding open tryouts for boys and girls in U8 and U18 divisions starting in June. For details, contact Vangel Nacovski at (219) 577-5509 or


Indiana Elite Gymnastics holding summer camps

WHEELER | Indiana Elite Gymnastics, 679 W. Ind. State Rd. 130, will hold a "Summer Fun" Camp for ages 4 and up from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 18-21. Campers will learn gymnastics during a mix of theme days, crafts and daily activities. Cost is $88.

IEG will also offer three different back handspring clinics from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 22, July 13 and Aug. 10. Cost is $30.

For details, call (219) 764-1019 or


Crown Point Bulldogs looking for 12U softball player

The Crown Point Bulldogs 12U softball team is looking for one solid player to finish the 2013 season. For details, call Mike Greco at (219) 775-2151 or Andy Niksich at (219) 682-4476.


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



Seton Academy seeks basketball and cheerleading coaches

SOUTH HOLLAND | Seton Academy is seeking the fill the positions of head boys varsity basketball coach of head cheerleading coach for the 2013-2014 school year. Both candidates must have a valid Illinois teaching certificate or have ASEP/NFHS coaches certificate. Both candidates must also acquire all Archdiocese of Chicago training.

Those interested should send letter of interest and resume to or fax to (708) 333-0542.


Swim lessons at Patti's All-American Gymnastics

DYER | Patti's All-American Gymnastics, 1530 Joliet St., is holding summer swim lessons for ages 16 months to 12 years. Private lessons and lessons for children over 12 are available upon request. Classes start in June. To register, call (219) 865-2274 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


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 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


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.


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



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.


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.


Darrel Chaney to appear at InnerMission dinner

Morton graduate and former major league baseball player Darrel Chaney will appear at the InnerMission Inc. benefit dinner 6 p.m. Sept. 20 at the Area Career Center, 5727 Sohl Ave., Hammond.

Earlier that day, InnerMission will hold its third-annual golf classic at 8 a.m. at Wicker Park Memorial Park Golf Course in Highland.

Cost for the dinner is $30; cost for golf is $65; cost for both is $75.

For details, call Scott Wells at (219) 712-5736 or email



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




















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