Andro Smith added to E.C. Sport HOF induction class
Andro Smith, who played football for East Chicago Washington and helped the Senators claim a share of the state title when they tied Clinton 6-6 in the 1933 North-South Mythical State Championship Game, has been included in the East Chicago Sports Hall of Fame 2013 induction class.
Also, five HOF members have been moved to the "Legends" wing: Vic Molodet (E.C. Washington, basketball), John Dull (E.C. Washington, basketball), Drake Morris (E.C. Washington, basketball), E'Twaun Moore (E.C. Central, basketball) and Kawaan Short (E.C. Central, football and basketball).
Dyer Girls Softball to celebrate 50th season
DYER | Dyer Girls Softball will celebrate its 50th season with a parade starting at 9 a.m. today starting at Protsman Elementary School and ending at the Northgate Park fields.
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.
Annual Hub Run taking place May 5
CROWN POINT | The 33rd annual Hub Run 5K/2K race will start at 2 p.m. May 5 at the Crown Point square courthouse. For details, or to register, call (219) 663-5810 or go to www.slymca.org.
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 hoysports.baberuthonline.com.
Lakeshore Volleyball Tournament at Lincoln Center
HIGHLAND | The Lakeshore Volleyball Tournament will take place May 18-19 at the Lincoln Center, 2450 Lincoln St. Women's A and B divisions will start 9 a.m. May 18; Coed A and B divisions will start at 9 a.m. May 19. Cost is $150 per team. All players receive a t-shirt and breakfast. To register by May 6, call (219) 756-5656, ext. 317 or email email@example.com.
Adult men's and women's basketball leagues forming
CROWN POINT | Adult men's and women's basketball leagues are forming at Fuel Fitness in Crown Point. Team fee is $500. Teams may register with league fee paid in full during open gym on May 12. Leagues start May 19. For details, call Dave at (219) 765-4966.
Lake Central holding summer sport camps
ST. JOHN | Lake Central High School will be offering the following summer sport camps: boys basketball, girls basketball, cheerleading, football, boys and girls golf, boys and girls soccer, swimming, tennis and volleyball. Camp information and registration may be found at lakecentralcamps.com. Walk-in registration will be from 5 to 6:30 p.m. May 13 in the gymnasium.
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 www.andreanhs.com.
Andrean is also holding cheerleading tryouts for girls in grades 9-12 from 4 to 6:30 p.m. May 1-2 and from 9 a.m. to noon May 4. For details, contact Karen Kendara at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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.
Twisting clinic at All-American Gymnastics
DYER | Patti's All-American Gymnastics, 1530 Joliet St., will hold a twisting clinic from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. May 4. The clinic will help tumblers improve or master the important skill. For details, call (219) 865-2274 or go to www.pattisallamerican.com.
Mayor's Cup 3v3 Soccer Tournament July 13-14
HAMMOND | The sixth-annual Hammond Mayor's Cup 3v3 Soccer Tournament. 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 www.hammondmayorscup.org.
For details, call (219) 718-1582 or go to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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 www.midwesttrainingandice.com.
Rippers 16-18 travel baseball team seeks catcher
The Rippers 16-18 travel baseball team is looking for a high school-caliber catcher. The team plays its home games at Teagle Field in Crown Point and is part of Crown Point Senior Babe Ruth. For details, call Jerry Tromp at (219) 663-4316.
Indiana Playmakers 14U baseball team needs catcher
The Indiana Playmakers 14U travel baseball team, coached by former major league pitcher Brad Voyles, needs one more catcher to complete its roster. For details, contact Voyles at (920) 217-4200 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Region Storm 16U baseball team seeks pitcher
The Region Storm 16U baseball team is looking for a quality pitcher to complete its roster. The Storm will be playing in college exposure tournaments, including Notre Dame, in June and July. Only serious and experienced travel players should apply. For details, call or text Ken Haluska at (219) 313-4726.
NWI White Sox 11U softball team needs players
The NWI White Sox 2001 (11U) softball team has an immediate need for one or two solid players for the remainder of the year and possibly for the future. The team will be participating int he USSSA World Series in Orlando, Fla. on July 20-28. Must have a 2001 birth date or later. Those interested should contact Jim Wright at (219) 775-6775 or email@example.com.
Tri Town Pop Warner holding fall sign-ups
SCHERERVILLE | Tri Town Pop Warner is holding fall sign-ups for youth football, cheer and dance from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today and May 4 and May 11 at the Dyer/Schererville public library. Kids ages 5-14 from Dyer, Schererville, St. John, Crown Point and Illinois may participate. For football, there is a weight schematic starting at 35 pounds. Girls ages 8 or older can either join a competitive or non-competitive cheer squad.
For details, call tritownraiders.org.
Crown Point Junior Bulldog Football holding sign-ups
CROWN POINT | The Crown Point Junior Bulldog Football League will be holding sign-ups from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 5 at the Crown Point Junior Bulldog Football Field, 1401 E. North St. The league is open to anyone wanting to play football from ages 7-13 and 14-year-olds in eighth grade. There are no weight restrictions. Kids play in their own age group. Players do not have to live in Crown Point to play in the league.
First-time sign-ups must bring a copy of their birth certficate. For details, call Scott at (219) 577-4093 or go to www.cpjrbulldogs.com.
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 www.greatercalumet.com.
Scherwood Ladies Golf League seeks new members
SCHERERVILLE | The Scherwood Ladies 18-Hole Golf League is seeking new members. The league meets every Thursday morning at 8 a.m. from May 2 through Sept. 26. Those interested should leave their name and phone number at the Pro Shop.
Baggin' for Baseball tourney to benefit Indiana Chiefs
HOBART | Tuesday Night Baggers will present "Baggin' for Baseball" a cornhole tournament to benefit the Indiana Chiefs of Hammond, Sunday at the Hobart Elks Lodge, 3580 W. 61st Ave. Cost is $40 per team -- 70-percent payout. Registration is from 10 to 10:45 a.m.; bags fly at 11 a.m. For details, contact Jerry Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org or Brian Pillar at email@example.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 basketball shooting lessons now through May. For cost, times and registration, call (219) 308-5504 or (219) 662-8157.
Tee-Offers women's golf league holding registration
CRETE | The Tee-Offers nine-hole women's golf league will hold registration and coffee at 9 a.m. today at Lincoln Oaks Golf Center, 390 E. Richton Road. All area women golfers are welcome to participate in the league, which meets every Tuesday morning from May 7 through Sept. 24. Tee times are at 7:20 a.m. The yearly membership fee is $45. For details, call Dee Mann at (219) 322-1407.
Summer swim lessons at Patti's All-American
DYER | Patti's All-American Gymnastics is holding enrollment for summer swim lessons for ages 16 months to 12 years with private lessons for children over 12. Classes start in early June. To register, call (219) 865-2274 or www.pattisallamerican.com.
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. Golfers who pay in full by May 1 will receive a $5 discount. 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 www.greatercalumet.com and click on the Youth Scholarship page
For details, call Joe Puchek at (219) 789-1755 or Ed Wleklinski at (219) 810-7398.
Porter County Storm baseball has spots open
The Porter County Storm has a few baseball sports available for the 2013 summer season. Any player born in 1994, 1995, 1996 and before May 1, 1997 are eligible. For details, call manager Nick Doud at (219) 331-3080.
'Taking it to the Rim' tourney at Seton Academy
SOUTH HOLLAND | Beyond the G.A.M.E. presents "Taking it to the Rim", a 14U and 15U boys basketball tournament, May 25-26 at Seton Academy, 16100 Seton Drive. Entry fee is $225 per team. There is a three-game guarantee. Registration deadline is May 11. For details, call Deon Tolliver at (708) 878-9491 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lansing Redbirds hosting baseball tournaments
LANSING | tge 2013 Lansing Redbirds travel baseball program is hosting tournaments for 13U and 15U travel teams at the Lansing Old Timers Sports Complex, 16700 Chicago Ave. The 13U tournament will be held from May 16-19 -- cost is $375 with a three-game guarantee. The 15U tournament will be held from July 11-14 -- cost is $425 with a three-game guarantee.
The tournaments are open to all travel teams except for those classified or registered as "elite". For details, call (708) 768-8103 (13U) or (708) 474-9647 (15U).
NWI Lady Shockers softball team seeks pitcher
The NWI Lady Shockers 14-year-old "A" softball team looking for a pitcher -- position is already paid for. For details, call (219) 808-4893 or LadyShockers14U@gmail.com.
Munster Magic 14U softball team seeks player
The Munster Magic 14U girls softball team seeks a solid player to complete its roster for the summer, which starts after the high school season. The positions are open, and playing time is earned by performance and hustle. For details, contact Tom Brown at (219) 836-4278 or email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
* 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 email@example.com.
* 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 Natalie.Shadowen@purdue.edu.
Pole Festival this weekend at Studio Venus
MERRILLVILLE | Studio Venus, 8101 Polo Club Drive, will hold a Venus Pole Festival, today and Sunday. On Saturday, there will be pole fitness workshops; on Sunday, there will be a free pole jam, showcases as well as pole dancing competition where local semi-finalists compete in a elite division in the Midwest Pole Competition.
For details, call (219) 756-POLE or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Crown Point Parks seek softball umpires, teams
CROWN POINT | The Crown Point Parks Department is looking for adult ASA slow-pitch umpires for its summer leagues. The department also has two team opening in the Tuesday Night Men's lower divisions, and one opening in the Wednesday Night Men's upper division.
For details, call Dick Zurbriggen at (219) 776-0654.
Crown Point Bulldogs looking for 12U softball players
The Crown Point Bulldogs 12U softball team is looking for two solid players to complete its roster. For details, call Mike Greco at (219) 775-2151.
Hobart Storm 10U baseball team seeks player
The Hobart Storm 10U baseball team is looking for one player/pitcher to complete its 2013 roster. The Storm is a part-time team that allows players to play travel tournaments while playing in-house leagues at the same time. Those interested should call Luke Donsbach at (219) 313-2920.
First Tee of Hammond open house today
HAMMOND | First Tee of Hammond's open house will run from 1 to 4 p.m. today at Lost Marsh Golf Course. For details, call (219) 228-2528, or go to www.thefirstteehammond.org.
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 email@example.com.
Indiana Angels 14U softball team seeks players
The Indiana Angels 14U softball team is looking for finalize its spring and summer roster. Solid all-around players who swing a big stick are being sought. All positions are considered open and all playing time is earned. For details, call Bill Gerolimos at (219) 488-6915.
Diamond Queens 14U softball team seeks player
The Diamond Queens 14U softball team is still looking for one player. The team will offer a full season of travel at a reduced cost. For details, call (219) 577-7377 or visit diamondqueensfastpitch.com.
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 www.hammondchiefs.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 a tryout, or other teams looking to schedule games, call Luke Donsbach at (219) 313-2920.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.