Southlake sport briefs: Illiana Ravens women's football team holding tryouts today

2013-12-13T17:00:00Z 2013-12-13T19:08:30Z Southlake sport briefs: Illiana Ravens women's football team holding tryouts today nwitimes.com
December 13, 2013 5:00 pm

Blackbirds facing first-place Royales at Midwest

DYER | The Illiana Blackbirds host the Marquette Royales this weekend for in Minnesota Junior Hockey League action at Midwest Training and Ice Center, 10600 White Oak Ave. Games are at 7:30 p.m. today and 11:30 a.m. Sunday. General admission is $6.

The Royales are in first place in the Great Lakes Division; the Blackbirds are in second.

Baseball Christmas Camp at Dave Griffin's

GRIFFITH | A Baseball Christmas Camp will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 27 at Dave Griffin's Baseball School, 1200 W. Main St. Instructors include Purdue Calumet recruiting coordinator Alex Triantafillo and Trent Howard, who pitches in the Baltimore Orioles organization. Cost is $65. For details, call (219) 922-1107 or email dgbaseball@comcast.net.

Lake Central holding boys travel basketball tryouts

ST. JOHN | All seventh and eighth grade boys who live in the Lake Central School Corporation geographic area are invited to try out for the L.C. Travel Basketball teams Sunday in the Lake Central High School main gym. The seventh grade tryout is at 3 p.m., and the eighth grade tryout is at 4:30.

For details, contact Jerry Edwards at jerry.edwards.lcbbc@gmail.com, or go to www.lakecentralbasketball.com.

Tri Town holding spring flag football, cheer and dance league

SCHERERVILLE | The Tri Town Raiders is holding sign-ups for its flag football, cheer and dance league from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 4, 11 and 25 at the Dyer/Schererville Library. The league is for boys and girls ages 5-15. There are no size or residency requirements. Games will be played on the weekends during April. Cheer and dance teams will perform between the one-hour games. Cost is $65. For details, go to www.tritownraiders.org.

Indiana Bulldogs 12U baseball team seeks player

The Indiana Bulldogs 12U baseball team is looking to add one more player to its roster. The player would need to be a serious travel ball participant will availability to travel on weekends through the summer including a trip to Myrtle Beach. Workouts will start in January and will go up until the season begins. When inquiring about the roster spot, indicate where you're from, previous playing experience and positions. Those interested should contact Bill at (219) 669-6399 or at indianabulldogs@comcast.net.

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 Jan. 25 and Feb. 8 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.

Winter baseball workouts at the C.P. Dome

CROWN POINT | Winter baseball workouts for new and returning Babe Ruth league-age players will run for 10 weeks at the Crown Point Family Fun Center Dome, 1301 Merrillville Road. The dates are Jan. 12, 19, 26; Feb. 9, 16, 23; March 2, 9, 16 and 23. Starting times are 5 p.m. for 13 year-olds; 6:30 p.m. for 14 year-olds; and 8 p.m. for 15 year-olds. Cost is $200. Registration deadline is Dec. 31. For details, call Don Ernst at (219) 746-4351.

Pro U holding 'Drop and Shop' basketball camps

MERRILLVILLE | Pro U will hold its "Drop and Shop" holiday season FUNdamentals Basketball Camp sessions for boys and girls in grades 3-12 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Dec. 26-27 and Jan. 2-3 at the Fieldhouse-Merrillville, 899 East 99th Court. Cost is $50 per camper and $30 for each additional family member. There is a special team rate of $400 for a maximum of 10 players. For details, call (219) 738-2424 or go to www.thefieldhouse-merrillville.com.

Hockey and figure skating lessons at Midwest Training

DYER | Midwest Training and Ice Center, 10600 White Oak Ave., is offering a free month of hockey or figure skating lessons for new students. For details, call (219) 558-8811.

Storm looking for part-time 8U travel baseball players

The Storm 8U part-time travel baseball team is looking for three 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.

Dyer Fire 14U softball team seeks one player

The Dyer Fire 14U travel softball team seeks one player to complete its 2013-2014 season roster. For details, call Jeff (219) 805-3185.

Schererville Girls Softball offering Pitching 101 clinic

DYER | Schererville Girls Softball has openings for Session 3 of its Pitching 101 clinic. The five-week session starts Wednesday and runs from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at ABC Fastpitch Training Academy, 14914 101st Ave. Cost is $130 for SGS league members, and $150 for non-league members. The clinic is taught by Brooke Baker-Runyan and Rick Baker. To register, call Mari Watts at (219) 730-1959.

Christmas Gymnastics Camp at All-American Gymnastics

DYER | Patti's All-American Gymnastics, 1530 Joliet St., will be hosting a "Christmas Drop and Shop Gymnastics Camp" from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Dec. 23 for ages 4-12. Activities include gymnastics, games, candy cane hunt and a gingerbread house craft. For details, call (219) 865-2274 or go to www.pattisallamerican.com.

L.O.F.S. Soccer holding spring registration

LAKES OF FOUR SEASONS | Spring registration for L.O.F.S. Soccer will take play from 9 a.m. to noon today at the LOFS 19th Hole. Online registration is at www.seasonssoccerclub.org and runs through Dec. 31. The league is for children aged 4-14.

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 Zabrecky at (219) 781-1727.

Indiana Chiefs of Hammond holding bags tournament

GRIFFITH | The Indiana Chiefs of Hammond baseball porgram will be hosting its annual Holiday Bags Challenge, Dec. 26 at Bridges' Scoreboard, 121 N. Griffith Blvd. Sign-in and practice will run from 6 to 6:45 p.m.; the double-elimination tournament begins at 7 p.m. Cost is $40 per team. For details, call Rich at (219) 924-2878 or go to hammondchiefs.com.

Illiana Ravens women's football team holding tryouts

LYNWOOD | The Illiana Ravens women's tackle football team is holding tryouts for ages 18 and over from 1 to 3 p.m. today at the Ho Chunk Sports Complex, 10 Southland. No football experience is necessary. Players should come ready in work-out clothes. Tryout fee is $25. Those interested should call Bob at (219) 741-3434 or K at (708) 743-0778.

Lady Playmakers 12U softball team seeks pitcher

The Lady Playmakers 12U softball team is looking for a pitcher. To schedule a tryout, contact Billy Pierce at (219) 381-7007 or bpierce72123@yahoo.com.

Crown Point to host Christmas Baseball Camp

CROWN POINT | Crown Point High School will host a two-day baseball camp for boys in grades K-4 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday in the school's fieldhouse. For details, call Steve Strayer at (219) 663-4885, ext. 11295.

Crown Point Bulldogs seeking 12U softball players

CROWN POINT | The Crown Point Bulldogs 12U travel softball team is looking for one quality athlete to complete its roster. For details, call Mike Manhatton at (773) 550-4466.

Holiday basketball and baseball camps at SSC

SOUTH HOLLAND | The South Suburban College basketball and baseball programs will hold two holiday camps at SSC's main campus, 15800 South State St.

SSC baseball coach Steve Ruzich will conduct a two-day Catching Camp for ages 8-18 from 1 to 4 p.m. Dec. 27. Cost is $100.

The men's basketball team will host its annual Holiday Basketball Camp for boys and girls ages 7-17 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 30-31. Cost is $65 per camper. Pizza, snacks and refreshments will be on sale for lunch.

For details, contact Ruzich at (708) 596-2000, ext. 2413 (Catching Camp); or John Pigatti at (708) 596-2000, ext. 2524 (Holiday Basketball Camp).

Jim East giving one-on-one basketball shooting lessons

MERRILLVILLE | Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame member and former Merrillville varsity head coach Jim East is giving one-hour one-on-one shooting lessons at the Fieldhouse-Merrillville during December. For details, call either (219) 662-8157 or (219) 308-5504.

College softball player sought for summer team

The Midwest Elite Diamonds 19-and-over fastpitch softball club is looking for college-rostered players to play in the summer of 2014. All positions considered, especially catcher, pitcher and lefty slapper. The team will play four local tournaments and two round-robins. There will be no practices. For details, call (708) 289-3438 or email ditrfp73@aol.com.

Stateline Hitmen looking for player for 13U baseball team

The Stateline Hitmen 13U baseball team seeks an additional player, preferably a top pitcher/shortstop. Contact Paul Siska at 2014hitmen@gmail.com.

Former softball coach offering instruction, recruitment service

Frank Wilkins, who recently retired from coaching softball at St. Joseph's College after becoming the Pumas' winningest coach with more than 300 wins, is available for individual and team hitting and fielding instruction, as well as college recruiting for local high school players. For details, call (219) 796-5214 or email coachwilkins1@yahoo.com.

Andrean High School hosting six-week baseball camp

MERRILLVILLE | Andrean High School is hosting a six-week baseball camp for players in grades 1-12 starting Jan. 19. Andrean head coach Dave Piskur will direct the program in conjunction with U.S. Baseball Academy. Sessions offered included advanced hitting, pitching, catching, fielding and base running. Space is limited. Registration is under way. For details, call 1 (800) 622-4487 or go to www.USBaseballAcademy.com.

Stateline Hitmen looking for player for 13U baseball team

The Stateline Hitmen 13U baseball team seeks an additional player, preferably a top pitcher/shortstop. Contact Paul Siska at 2014hitmen@gmail.com.

NWI White Sox Fastball Softball has openings for teams

The NWI White Sox Fastpitch Softball Program still has a couple of openings for its 10U and 12U teams. For a tryout, or further details, call or text Rick Baker at (219) 613-1017 or (219) 427-4876.

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 coop_365@msn.com.

Harlem Globetrotters coming to Hammond Civic Center

HAMMOND | The world famous Harlem Globetrotters and their "Fans Rule" World Tour are coming to the Hammond Civic Center Jan. 4. Fans will be allowed to vote for the rules the game will be played under. The options include Hot Hand Jersey (the designated player wearing the jersey is awarded double points for each basket made); Make of Miss (each team starts the quarter with two players before players get added or removed based on made or missed shots); and Trick Shot Challenge (coaches may challenge the opposing team three times during the game to make a trick shot -- a make is good for five points; a miss awards the other team five points). Online voting is open at harlemglobetrotters.com/rule. Tickets are $13, and may be purchased at the Civic Center, by calling (866) 468-3401 or by going to harlemglobetrotters.com or www.ticketweb.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.

Seniors sought for low-key baseball activity

Play It Again, Sam Sports is calling out for people ages 60 and over interested in participating in a low-key baseball activity. For details, contact Joe Gerlach at (219) 365-5791 or email jjgerlach@att.net.

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 coop_365@msn.com.

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 smith8527@comcast.net.

APEX Baseball holding invitation-only 17U workouts

APEX Baseball is accepting invitational-only workouts for its 1&U baseball team. Players must be in their junior year of high school and are seriously interested in playing at the college level. For consideration, contact Brett Summers at (219) 765-0085 or brett.apexbaseball@gmail.com, or Marc Escobedo at (219) 308-4449 or marc.apexbaseball@gmail.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 kennyhaluska@comcast.net. Only serious and experienced travel players should inquire.

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