Southlake sport briefs: Morris Elite Baseball seeks experienced coaches

2014-04-11T22:00:00Z Southlake sport briefs: Morris Elite Baseball seeks experienced coaches
April 11, 2014 10:00 pm

Midwest Irish 18U baseball team seeks pitcher, outfielder

The Midwest Irish 18U baseball team is looking for a pitcher and outfielder. For details, contact coach Shane Brogan at (708) 738-5609 or

Girls on the Run to hold Spring 5K on May 17

HIGHLAND | The Girls on the Run Spring 5K will be held May 17 at Highland High School. Happy hair and face painting will be at 8 a.m.; the race starts at 10 a.m. For details, call

Volleyball leagues at On the Square Sports Academy

CROWN POINT | On the Square Sports Academy is taking registration for its coed volleyball leagues. Its Monday night competitive league starts June 2; its Tuesday night recreational league starts June 2. Deposit required to guarantee a spot. For details, call (219) 808-5290 or

Hanover Central Athletics holding summer camps

CEDAR LAKE | Hanover Central Athletics will hold summer camps in girls basketball (Grades 1-9, June 16-18, Cost $40), boys basketball (Grades 1-8, June 16-18, Cost $40), football (Grades 1-4, June 24-26, Cost $40; Grades 5-8, July 14-18, Cost $75), volleyball (Grades 1-4, June 23-25, Cost $40; Grades 5-8, July 14-18, Cost $50); and middle school soccer (Grades 5-7, July 8-24 Tuesdays and Thursdays, Cost $30).

Hanover Central is also offering a Middle School Running Club for boys and girls in grades 5-7. The club will meet on Mondays, Wednesdays and Friday from 8 to 9:30 a.m. during the summer.

For details, go to

Crown Point Junior Bulldogs holding football sign-ups

CROWN POINT | Sign-ups the Crown Point Junior Bulldogs youth football programe will be held from noon to 5 p.m. April 26 and 27, and May 3 and 4 at the Crown Point Junior Bulldogs field, located at the Crown Point Sports Plex, 1401 E. North St. Age divisions are 6-8, 9-10 and 11-13 -- up to seventh grade only.

Practices will be held Monday through Thursday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Games will be held on Saturdays.

For details, contact Scott at (219) 577-4093 or go to

Jim East giving basketball shooting lessons at the Fieldhouse

MERRILLVILLE | Jim East, former boys basketball coach at Merrillville High School and Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame member, is giving basketball shooting lessons for boys and girls in grades 4-12 at the Fieldhouse-Merrillville. For details, call (219) 662-8157 or (219) 308-5504.

Tri Town Pop Warner holding fall sign-ups

SCHERERVILLE | Tri Town Raiders Pop Wartner is holding football, cheer and dance fall sign-ups at the Dyer/Schererville public library from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 26, May 3 and May 10. The league is for boys and girls ages 5-14 from Dyer, Schererville, St. John, Crown Point and Illinois.

There is a weight schematic in place for football players starting at 35 pounds. Girls ages 8 or older may join either a competitive cheer squad or a non-competitive cheer squad. Copy of birth certificate is required for new members at sign-ups. Football players need to be present to be fitted for football equipment.

For details, go to

Volleyball leagues forming at Fuel Fitness

CROWN POINT | The Adult Ignite Volleyball Leagues are forming with "Competitive" and Old School" divisions at Fuel Fitness in Crown Point. The six-week season starts April 25. There will also be a single-elimination, post-season tournament. Cost is $40 per player -- $30 if Fuel Fitness member.

There will be a open gym for volleyball at Fuel Fitness on April 18. For details, call or text Dave at (219) 765-4966.

Tee-Offers women's golf league holding registration

CRETE | The "Tee-Offers" nine-hole women's golf league will host registration and coffee at 9 a.m. April 29 at Lincoln Oaks Golf Course, 390 E. Richton Road. The league meets every Tuesday morning from May 6 through Sept. 20. The membership fee is $45.

For details, call Dee Mann at (219) 332-1407.

Softball team seeks 16U pitcher

A 16U softball team is looking for a pitcher. The team will play in 8-10 A/B ASA/NSA tournaments in June through August. For a private tryout, call Martin at (219) 588-2017.

Registration open for mud volleyball tournament

HOBART | Registration is now open for the Hobart Jaycees Mud Volleyball Tournament, scheduled for Aug. 2-3 at the Hobart Rugby Field, 112 E. Old Ridge Road. Cost to register coed teams -- two women must be playing at all times -- is $200. For details, go to or email

South Shore Roller Girls to battle Betties April 19

HAMMOND | The South Shore Rollers girls will host their home-opener roller derby bout against the Barbed Wire Betties, April 19 at the Jean Shepherd Center, 3031 J.F. Mahoney Dr. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Competition begins at 7 p.m. Tickets may be purchased at the door for $10 (adults) or $5 (kids ages 6-10). Ages 5 and under get in free. A portion of the proceeds will go to benefit Chasing Dreams, a charity that helps children and families cope with Down syndrome.

To learn about the South Shore Roller Girls, call

Lansing Redbirds seek 18U baseball players

The Lansing 18U Redbirds Baseball Club is looking for players to complete its 2014 summer roster. The Redbirds will play local travel teams as well as competing in area tournaments. Those interested should call (708) 828-1663.

Crown Point Adult Softball League seeking teams

CROWN POINT | The Crown Point Parks Department has single-team openings in its Sunday Coed League, Men's Sunday League and Wednesday Men's League. For details, call Dick Zurbriggen at (219) 663-3408 or (219)776-0654 (cell).

Preschool Open Gym at Patti's All-American Gymnastics

DYER | Tumblebear Indoor Playground for ages walking to 6 years old is available every Wednesday from 12:45 to 1:30 p.m. at Patti's All-American Gymnastics, 1530 Joliet St. For details, call (219) 865-2274 or go to

Midwest holding all-star cheerleading call-outs

DYER | Midwest Training and Ice Center, 10600 White Oak Ave., is holding Midwest Elite All Star Cheer call-outs from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday and April 19, and team placement evaluations from 4 to 6 p.m. April 27.

For details, call (219) 558-8811 or go to

Lakes of Four Seasons Little League extends sign-ups

LOFS | The Lakes of Four Seasons -- Winfield Youth League has extended registration for the 2014 season. The league has developmental T-ball for 4-year-olds, T-ball for ages 5-6, instructional player/coach pitch for ages 7-8, minor league for ages 9-10, Major League playing at 50-70 feet for ages 11-13, and Junior/Senior League for ages 14-5.

For more information about the league, which will host the 9-10 Little League State Championship, contact player agent Dan Kukulski at (708) 903-3724 or go to

Indiana Elite baseball looking for managers and coaches

The Indiana Elite travel baseball program is looking for additional managers and coaches. Those interest should contact Jeff Myszak at (219) 545-2241.

Crete Crush 14U softball team seeks pitcher

The Crete Crush 14U travel softball team is looking for an experienced travel ball pitcher. To arrange a tryout, or for more details, contact Joe Cash at (219) 201-9806 or

Over 30 basketball league forming at On the Square

CROWN POINT | On the Square Sports Academy, 105 N. Court St., is looking for men over 30 who are interested in playing basketball two to three hours a week with the possibility of forming a league. Players or groups interested should call (219) 808-5290.

Crete Phoenix 12U softball team seeks players

The Crete Phoenix 12U softball team is looking to add a starting pitcher and a position player. To arrange a confidential tryout, call general manager Bill Wheeler at (708) 825-3784.

Cedar Lake Youth Soccer League holding sign-ups

CEDAR LAKE | Cedar Lake Youth Soccer League is holding in-person registration for age groups 4-5, 6-7, 8-9, 10-12 and U14 through Wednesday at the Town Hall, 7408 Constitution Ave. Online registration is at Cost is $30. All games will be on Saturdays from April 26 through June 7.

Millennium Soccer Association holding spring registration

The Millennium Soccer Association is holding sign-ups for its spring youth soccer program for boys and girls ages U6-U12. For registration information, contact Vangel Nacovski at or go to

'Best of the Best' AAU girls basketball tourney July 9

HIGHLAND | Future Hoopers of America and former Washington and UIC basketball star Dejeanette Flournoy will host the "Best of the Best" elite girls basketball showcase tournament, July 9 at the Lincoln Center. The event plans to attract 40 of the top girls AAU teams from across the nation as well as many collegiate coaches.

The event is seeking sponsors. Those interested should contact Flournoy at (773) 744-0985 or

Morris Elite Baseball accepting applications for coaches

Morris Elite Baseball is accepting applications for experienced coaches to add to its growing baseball organization. For details, contact Bobby Morris at (219) 677-2183 or

Elite 15U baseball team seeking players

An Elite 15U travel baseball team is looking for a few players. For team and tryout information, call Matt Hopkins at (219) 713-7992.

Dyer Babe Ruth extending registration for 2014 season

Dyer Babe Ruth is expanding both its 16-18 year old programs and has opening for all players residing in Lake County For details, call (219) 588-4215 or email

Lady Playmakers 12U softball team seeks two players

The Lady Playmakers 12U girls softball team is looking for two dedicated players -- in particular catcher/infielder. The team plays a full travel schedule. For a tryout, contact Billy Pierce at (219) 381-7007.

Former all-state catcher joins Diamond Kings staff

ST. JOHN | Former Crown Point all-star catcher and Butler University standout Nick Hladek is available to hitting and catching lessons at Diamond Kings. For details, call (219) 558-2273 or go to

NAYS holding spring basketball tourney in Joliet

JOLIET | North American Youth Sports still has openings for its annual spring youth basketball, April 25-27 at the Joliet Park District Multipurpose Center. The boys and girls grade brackets range from 4-5 to 11-12. Cost is $160 per team. Registration deadline is April 4.

For details, call the NAYS spring tournament hotline at 1 (866) 352-5915, tourney director Josh Barry at (815) 741-7275, ext. 170, or go to the NAYS website at

Crown Point Bulldogs 12U softball team seeks players

CROWN POINT | The Crown Point Bulldogs 12U softball team is looking for one or two quality athletes to add to its roster. All positions are open. For a confidential tryout, call Mike Manhatton at (773) 550-4466.

Storm looking for part-time 8U travel baseball player

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

NWI Sox Fastpitch has two softball player openings

The NWI Sox Fastpitch Softball organization is seeking one player each for its 10U and 12U JW team. For details, call/text Rick Baker at (219) 613-1017 or go to

Basketball shooting lessons at Fieldhouse-Merrillville

Youth basketball tournament at Crete-Monee High School

CRETE | Crete-Monee High School will host a youth basketball tournament for grade 3/4 and 5/6 teams on April 25-26. The fee is $100 per team -- each team will have a minimum of two. Trophies will be awarded to first- and second-place teams.

The tourney is in honor of the Joyce Hutton, wife of CM basketball coach Alvin Hutton, who passed away after battling breast cancer. Proceeds from the tournament will go cancer research. Entry deadline is April 11.

For details, call Greg Murray at (708) 534-6456 (office) or (708) 921-4386 (cell).

Tri Kappa Tie Dyed Dash today in Plum Creek

SCHERERVILLE | Tri Kappa's Zeta Psi chapter will host its third annual 5K fun run/walk through the Plum Creek subdivision starting at 8 a.m. today. The starting line is at 221 U.S. 41.

Registration is at

Cheer Tryout Prep Classes at Midwest locations

Midwest Training will being its Cheer Tryout Prep Class, which instructs on the basics of cheer, motions, jumps and more. Classes will be held at both the Dyer and Crown Point locations. For details, call Michelle at (219) 558-8811.

Illiana Ravens holding women's football tryouts

CHICAGO HEIGHTS | The Illiana Ravens women's football team is holding tryouts on Tuesday and Thursday nights from 8:30 to 11 p.m. at the Ho-Chunk Sports and Expo Center, 10 Southland Drive. For details, call Bob at (219) 741-3434 or go to

Playmakers 15U baseball team looking for two players

The Playmakers 15U baseball team is looking for two players. The team is coached by former major league pitcher Brad Voyles. For a private tryout, call Voyles at (920) 217-4200 or Dave Griffin's Baseball School at (219) 922-1107.

Indiana Angels 12U softball team seeks players

The Indiana Angels 12U softball team seeks two players, no specific positions, to complete its roster. For details, contact Al Zabrecky at (219) 781-1727.

Hidden Lake Park taking adult softball sign-ups

MERRILLVILLE | The Ross Township trustee's office is accepting registrations for the upcoming adult softball league at Hidden Lake Park. The fee is $500 per team — early-bird special of $450 per team if signed up by April 18. The men's league plays Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings; the coed league plays on Wednesday evenings.

For details, call (219) 769-2111 or go

Former St. Joe's softball coach at Dave Griffin's School

GRIFFITH | Frank Wilkins, who has been the St. Joseph's College girls softball coach for 13 years before retiring last spring after amassing more than 300 victories making him the school's all-time winningest coach, is now giving lessons at Dave Griffin's Baseball and Softball School, 1200 West Main St. Wilkins is also available to assist aspiring college softball players in the recruiting process.

For details, contact Wilkins at (219) 796-5214 or

Hard Court Classic girls tourney at Bloom Township

CHICAGO | Bloom Township High School will host the "Hard Court Classic", a girls high school basketball tournament, on June 20-21. Cost is $200 per team. There will be a four-game guarantee. Teams may play three games on that Friday, and one game the following Saturday, or two games each day. Games starts at 9 a.m. each day. There will be a JV division if enough teams are interested.

For details, contact Ron Newquist at (708) 259-8067 or

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