Southlake sport briefs: Indiana Chiefs holding long toss program

2013-08-16T17:00:00Z 2013-08-16T18:28:05Z Southlake sport briefs: Indiana Chiefs holding long toss program
August 16, 2013 5:00 pm

Dyer Little League holding fall ball sign-ups

DYER | Dyer Little League Fall Ball registration will take play at the Dyer Little League Complex from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today. The fee is $65 per player for in-house players and $85 for players outside the league boundaries. There will be Major (ages 9-11) and Minor (7-9) divisions. Divisions are based on the player's 2013 league age, not current age. Nine-year-olds can choose to play in either the Major or Minor divisions.

For details, call Ron Rossi at (219) 322-5864.


Lake Central Boys Travel Basketball holding tryouts

SCHERERVILLE | Lake Central Boys Travel Basketball Tryouts for boys in grades 4-6 who live in the Lake Central School Corporation geographic area will be held Aug. 28 and 29 at in the main gym at Grimmer Middle School. Times are from 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. for grade 4, from 7:15 to 8 p.m. for grade 5, and from 8 to 8:45 p.m. for grade 6.

For details, go to


TC All Stars holding 12U and 15U baseball tryouts

SCHERERVILLE | Triple Crown All Stars, 2208 U.S. 41, is holding tryouts for its 12U and 15U baseball teams. Both teams are seeking position players; the 15U is particularly looking for quality pitching.

Tryouts will be Tuesday at 6 p.m. for 15U and 6:30 p.m. for 12U at Triple Crown All Stars. For details, call (219) 864-0711.


Jayhawks 13U baseball team holding tryouts Sunday

DYER | The Jayhawks 13U baseball team is holding tryouts from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday at the Dyer Little League complex. For details, call (708) 805-7023.


Omni to hold 'Anyone Can Do a 5K'

SCHERERVILLE | Omni Health and Fitness-Schererville will hold its Anyone Can  Do a 5K, a 5K walk/run and one-mile walk, at 8 a.m. Sept. 21. For details, call (219) 865-6969 and ask for Amy (ext. 3030) or Betty (ext. 3020).


Indiana Chiefs of Hammond holding tryouts Sunday

HAMMOND | The Indiana Chiefs of Hammond will be holding open tryouts Sunday for their 16-17U team at 11 a.m. and its 14U team at 1 p.m. at Riverside Park. For details, call (219) 852-9461 or go


Brandon Pirri to appear at Bridges' Scoreboard Aug. 29

GRIFFITH | Chicago Blackhawks player Brandon Pirri will be signing autographs from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 29 at Bridges' Scoreboard Restaurant and Sports Bar. Tickets may be purchased in advance for $25 or at the door for $30. Each general admission ticket includes two autographs. Inscriptions are $10 each. For details, call (219) 924-2206.


Blackhawks Alumni and Friends hold softball classic

CHICAGO | The Chicago Blackhawks Alumni Association will hold its Blackhawks Alumni and Friends Charity Softball Classic at noon Sept. 9 at Saint Xavier University's Richard R. Ferrell Memorial Field, 3700 W. 103rd St. Members of the Alumni Association, which consists of former Blackhawks players, will take on members from the Chicago Police and Fire departments.

Admission is free. There will be special raffles for to benefit the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation. For details, go to


Motorcycle Riders Association to hold 'Porker' Run

MERRILLVILLE | The Motorcycle Riders Association will hold a "Porker" Run Sept. 7 at the VFW Post 1563, 6880 Hendricks St. Registration runs from 10 to 11:30 a.m. First bike out will be at 11 a.m., last bike in will be at 5 p.m. Cost is $20 for single rider and $25 for double. There will be a hog roast, door prizes and live band. Proceeds will go to help veterans and their families.

For details, call T.J. Mihal at (708) 724-8853.


Dance Moms of Miami holding workshops at OTSSA

CROWN POINT | Origins Dance Academy will be holding dance workshops Sept. 14 and 21 at On the Square Sports Academy. The workshops will feature Victor Smalley (Sept. 21) and Angel DeArmas (Sept. 14) of "Dance Moms of Miami. Workshops start at 9:30 a.m. for beginner/intermediate ages 7 and up, and at 11 a.m. for intermediate/advanced ages 10 and up.

For details, call (818) 642-1995, (219) 662-2632 or (219) 322-2470, or go to



Indiana Chiefs holding long toss program and instruction

HAMMOND | The Indiana Chiefs of Hammond will be offering a long toss program with baseball instruction at Riverside Park in Hammond. The program will be offered three days a week -- from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, and from 1 to 3 p.m. Sundays. The Tuesday and Thursday sessions will focus strictly on the long toss program. On Sundays, in addition to the long toss program, there will also be an instruction covering pitching, position play, hitting, bunting and base running.

The program is for ages 10-18 will run from Sept. 3 through Oct. 13. Online registration at will run from Aug. 15-31. Cost is $75 for Hammond residents and $100 for non-residents. For details, call (219) 852-9461.


Schererville Fall Ball softball registration

Schererville Fall Ball softball registration are being taken. The league will run from Aug. 17 through Sept. 14 with a year-end tournament on Sept. 20-22. Registration fees for 9U-16U divisions are $85 for one player, $160 for two players, $235 for three players and $310 for four players. Registration fee for co-ed T-ball is $25 per player.

To register, email or


Schererville 12U travel softball team holding tryouts Sunday

SCHERERVILLE | The Schererville 12U softball team is holding tryouts at 11 a.m. Sunday at Stephens Park's west field, 2255 Lincolnwood Road. Pitchers and catchers are welcome. For details, contact Al August at (219) 689-3608 or


Indiana Elite holding 10U, 14U and 16U softball tryouts

ST. JOHN | Indiana Elite is holding 10U, 14U and 16U softball tryouts and 15U baseball tryouts at 2:30 p.m. Sunday outdoors at Lake Central High School. For details, call (219) 545-2241 or visit

Lady Playmakers to hold 12U softball tryouts

HAMMOND | The Lady Playmakers 12U travel softball team is holding tryouts at noon Sunday at the Caldwell Sports Complex, located at 173rd and Parrish Avenues. For details, or to schedule a personal tryout, call Billy Pierce at (219) 381-7007.


Golf outing scramble to benefit MS Society

VALPARAISO | A golf outing scramble to benefit the National MS Society will be held Aug. 23 at the Robbinhurst Golf Course. Cost is $70 per person, which includes cart, drink tickets, dinner and prizes. Shotgun start is at noon.

For details, call Tim McGee at (219) 617-1547.


High School Fall Baseball League taking registration

The High School Fall Baseball League has expanded to 14 locations across the Midwest. Each location plays a six-week regular season beginning Aug. 25 and running through Oct. 13. Cost is $225 per player. The deadline to register is Sunday. To register, go to


Lake Central Girls Travel Basketball holding tryouts

ST. JOHN | Tryouts for Lake Central Girls Travel Basketball for girls who live in the LC School Corporation geographic area will be held Aug. 20 and 21 at Clark Middle School from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. for grades 4-5, and from 7 to 9 p.m. for grades 6-9.

For details, call Jerome Kusbel  (219) 746-9884.


Silverhawk Fastpitch holding 14U softball tryouts

CEDAR LAKE | Silverhawks Fastpitch is holding 14U travel tryouts from 1 to 3 p.m. today at the Cedar Lake Softball Complex -- take U.S. 41 south to 133rd Street and turn left, make right at Osburn and turn left at second stop sign. Players should arrive 15 early to complete paper work. To email for paper work forms to compete beforehand, go to


Fleet Feet Beginner Runner Program starting

Fleet Feet Sports in Schererville is offering its No Boundaries Beginner Runner Program starting Aug. 24 in Schererville and Aug. 27 in Chesterton. The 10-week training will culminate with the participation in the Fall Frolic 4-mile race at Purdue University Calumet. "Gear Up" information meeting at 1 p.m. Saturday at both Fleet Feet Sports in Schererville, and Omni Health and Fitness in Chesterton.

Registration is open at For details, call (219) 864-1000 or


Dyer Fire holding 12U and 14U softball tryouts

DYER | The Dyer Fire 12U and 14U travel softball teams are holding tryouts at 6 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. Sunday at Northgate Park, Field 1. For a personal tryout, contact Jeff at (219) 805-3185 or




Fall coed volleyball league at OTSSA

CROWN POINT | Fall coed volleyball on Monday nights will be starting Sept. 9 at On the Square Sports Academy in Crown Point. To hold a spot, call (219) 808-5290 or go to


Storm Travel Baseball holding 8U-11U tryouts

The Hobart Storm travel baseball program is holding tryouts for its 8U, 9U and 11U teams on Sunday and Aug. 25. For sites and times, call Luke Donsbach at (219) 313-2920.



Crown Point Cal Ripken holding fall registration

Crown Point Cal Ripken is holding registration for ages 7-8 (machine pitch) and 9-11 (player pitch). Ages are determined as of April 30, 2013. Registration is being taken online through Thursday at

Cost is $100 plus $4 online fee, $3.50 registration fee and $40 fee for non-Crown Point Cal Ripken League players.




Friends of Michal Williams Golf Tournament

GLENWOOD | Friends of Michael Williams will hold its 12th annual golf tournament Sept. 21 at Glenwoodie Golf Club, 19301 State St. Registration begins at 11 a.m., doves fly at 1 p.m., dinner is at 6 p.m. Proceeds to benefit the Neuroblastoma Children's Cancer Society. For details, call (630) 832-1847 or go to


WJOB to broadcast Cal Ripken World Series games

HAMMOND | WJOB AM 1230 will be broadcasting the Cal Ripken Major/60 World Series on its radio airwaves. Audio will also be streamed on, and on the WJOB app for iPhones and iPads.


Girls Chicago Elite Exposure Camp Sept. 28-29

MATTESON | Baylor Youth Basketball will host a Girls Chicago Elite Exposure Camp, Sept. 28-29 at Matteson Community Center, 20642 Matteson Ave. For details. visit


Lost Marsh Golf Course to hold club championships

HAMMOND | Lost Marsh Golf Course, 1001 129th St., will hold its second annual club championships Aug. 24 and 25. Men and women's divisions include Pro (0 hdcp., Black Tees), Championship (0-7 hdcp., Black Tees), A (8-14 hdcp., Silver Tees), B (15-21 hdcp., Green Tees) and C (22-36 hdcp., Yellow Tees). Entry fee is $40. For details, go to


Stateline Hitmen holding 13U baseball tryouts

CRETE | The Stateline Hitmen 13U travel baseball tem is holding tryouts at 1 p.m. Sunday at Heritage Park. For details, contact Paul at


Chicago Attitude women's softball team seeks players

The Chicago Attitude women's fastpitch softball team is seeking serious and experiences current or former college palyers to play in four weekend tournaments and round-robin play June through August of 2014. There will be no games during the week. For details, contact Robert Madrigal at


Indiana Warriors holding 12U baseball tryouts

CROWN POINT | The Indiana Warriors 12U baseball team is holding tryouts at 10 a.m. today at the Lakes of Four Seasons baseball fields. For details, call (219) 613-7675.


 Adult indoor softball league forming at The Dome

CROWN POINT | Adult indoor softball leagues are forming at the Crown Point Family Fun Center Dome. Co-ed league starts Sept. 3; men's league starts Sept. 5. Cost is $500 per team. For details, call Dave at (219) 765-4966.


Catcher camp at Dave Griffin's Baseball School

GRIFFITH | Dave Griffin's Baseball School will hold a catcher camp for ages 11-18 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. today. Professional player Chris Ciatti will be the instructor. For details, call (219) 922-1107 or email




Illiana Blackbirds holding junior hockey tryouts

ST. JOHN | The Illiana Blackbirds junior hockey team is holding tryouts for ages 16-20 from 12:50 to 5:40 p.m. Aug. 24 and Aug. 25 at Midwest Training and Ice Center. The tryout fee is $60. To reserve a spot, contact Jacqueline Owerko at (312) 301-8200 or


Lake Central Hockey Club holding on-ice conditioning

ST. JOHN | The Lake Central Hockey Club is beginning on-ice conditioning at Midwest Training and Ice Center for players in grades 9-12 interested in playing for Lake Central this fall. There are eight on-ice conditioning sessions scheduled beginning Tuesday. Three tryout dates will be determined at a later time.

The conditioning times and dates are from 9:10 to 10:10 p.m. Aug. 20; from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 22; from 9:10 to 10:10 p.m. Aug. 27; and from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 29.

Players do not have to attend Lake Central to be eligible to play, through some eligibility requirements apply. Cost for the sessions and tryouts are $250. For details, contact Dan Clark at



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 Only serious and experienced travel players should inquire.


St. John 18U travel baseball seeks players

ST. JOHN | St. John 18U travel baseball is accepting applicants for its team, which will play locally and out of town weekly for the 2014 season. Players will have full access to baseball facilities for practice and games. For details, contact manager Bob Kelley at


Midwest Training holding Kids Night Out

ST. JOHN | Midwest Train and Ice Center, 10600 White Oak Ave., will be hosting Kids Night Out from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday. Cost is $30, and $25 for each additional child. Supervised open gym, bounce house, games, craft and dinner are included.  For details, call (219) 558-8811 or go to




Hobart Baseball Club holding tryouts

HOBART | The Hobart Baseball Club is holding tryouts Sunday and Aug. 25 at Hobart High School. Times are 10 a.m. for ages 8, 9 and 10, and 11 a.m. for ages 11 and 12. For details, call (219) 840-8918.



Catholic Charities to hold annual golf outing

SCHERERVILLE | The Catholic Charities annual golf outing will be held Aug. 26 at Briar Ridge Country Club. Registration will begin at 8 a.m.; shotgun start is at 9 a.m. Cost per golfer is $150, which includes green fees, range balls, club handling, a golf cart, breakfast, lunch and prizes. Sponsorships are available, ranging from $150 to $10,000. Sponsorships for prize donations or monetary contributions are also available.

For details, contact Jackie at (219) 886-3549 or



South Shore Steelheads holding baseball tryouts

HOBART | The South Shore Steelheads 14U travel baseball team will holding tryouts from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Hobart's City Ball Park. Players must be 14 or younger by April 1, 2014. For details, call Dave at (219) 545-1422.






Crown Point Swim Club to hold kids triathlon

CROWN POINT | The Crown Point Swim Club will hold a sprint kids triathlon for ages 6 and over Sept. 28 at Crown Point High School. For details, email or visit


Illiana Blackbirds looking for host families

The Illiana Blackbirds junior hockey team is looking for host families for the 2013-2014 season. Those interested should call Jacqueline Owerko at (312) 301-8200 or



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

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