Southlake sport briefs: Morris Elite Baseball seeks experienced coaches

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March 07, 2014 10:00 pm

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 cwartman3@aol.com.

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.

Crown Point Girls Softball accepting online registration

CROWN POINT | Crown Point Girls Softball is still accepting registrations through the end of March online at www.cpgsl.org.

The last free clinic for ages 6-8 will be from 2 to 2:45 p.m. March 22 in the Crown Point High School fieldhouse. Mandatory tryouts for ages 10 and under (2:45 to 3:30 p.m.) and 11 and over (3:30 to 4:45 p.m.) will also be held that day in the fieldhouse. Those trying out should arrive 15 minutes early.

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 morrisbaseballco@gmail.com.

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.

Tumbling and trampoline invitational at Shepherd Center

HAMMOND | The Jean Shepherd Center, 3031 J.F. Mahoney Dr., will host the TwistStars Pot O Gold Tumbling and Trampoline Invitational, March 15 and 16. Admission is $6 for adults and $4 for seniors and children ages 4-12. Children 3 and under get in free. Doors open at 8 a.m.

For details, call (219) 554-0155.

Softball umpiring clinic March 29 at Taft Middle School

CROWN POINT | The Indiana ASA/IHSAA Softball Umpire Clinic/Comprehensive School will take place at Taft Middle School, 1000 South Main St. from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 29. For details, call Dick Zurbriggen at (219) 776-0654 or Fred Maxey at (219) 508-5819.

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.

Monday night coed volleyball league at OTSSA

CROWN POINT | On the Square Sports Association, 105 N. Court St, will hold a Monday night coed volleyball league starting Monday. Each team will play five games every week. Match times are 6:30 p.m., 7:45 p.m. and 9 p.m. Cost is $275 per team. To reserve a spot, call (219) 226-1130.

Former Chicago Blackhawk Stalberg to appear at Bridges'

GRIFFITH | Nashville Predator Viktor Stalberg, who played for the Chicago Blackhawks 2013 Stanley Cup champions, will be signing autographs at the Bridges' Scoreboard Restaurant and Sports Bar, from 8 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesday. Tickets are limited and cost $20 in advance and $30 at the door. Included are two autographs. Inscriptions are $10 each. Photos of Stalberg will be on sale for $10. Photos taken with Stalberg are not guaranteed, only if time permits.

For details, call (219) 924-2206.

Joyriders nine-week bike riding training program offered

SCHERERVILLE | The Trek Bicycle Store of Schererville is sponsoring a new Joyriders nine-week training program for beginner or intermediate bike riders who are interested in getting reintroduced to their bikes and to help improve health and lifestyle. Information meetings are at 11 a.m. today and at 6 p.m. March 18 at the Trek Bicycle Store in Schererville. The program begins March 26. Cost is $85.

For details, contact Paul Jellma at (219) 322-2453 or paulj@trekbikestore.com.

Crown Point Parks taking adult softball sign-ups

The Crown Point Parks Department Adult Softball Leagues are taking team reservations for the 2014 season. For the Men's League, which will play double-headers on Mondays and Tuesdays ("E" division) Wednesdays ("C" division) and Thursdays ("D" division), the fee is $625 per team. For the Women's League, which plays on Mondays, and the Coed League, which plays on Sunday nights, the fee is $525. Entry deadline is March 15. All fees must be paid in full by April 28.

Registration deadling for the Sunday Men's Softball League is April. Entry fee is $625 per team.

For detials, contact Richard Zubriggen at (219) 663-3408 (home) or (219) 776-0654 (cell); of James Schrader (Sunday Men's) at (219) 794-4327.

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 www.nwisoxfastpitch.com.

Umpire/coaches clinic March 15 at Hammond Civic Center

HAMMOND | A national Babe Ruth Baseball Umpire/Coaches Clinic will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 15 at the Hammond Civic Center. Registration will start at 8 a.m. All youth league umpires and coaches, and anyone interested in becoming an umpire with national certification, are encouraged to attend. An open-book national certification test will be given to first-time umpires. Returning umpires can become recertified, but do not have to take the test.

Cost of the clinic alone is $25, which includes lunch, plus $40 to take the certification test or to recertify. For details, call Randy Walker at (219) 865-2437 or John Pearson at (219) 661-9923.

Basketball shooting lessons at Fieldhouse-Merrillville

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 during March. For details, call (219) 662-8157 or (219) 308-5504.

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).

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 cashmjch@sbcglobal.net.

Lansing Redbirds 16U baseball team seeks catcher

The Lansing Redbirds 16U travel basketball team is looking for a catcher to complete its roster for the season. Interested players from Lansing or from the surrounding Illinois and Indiana communities should call (708) 670-3647 or (708) 805-8262 to arrange a tryout.

Tri Kappa Tie Dyed Dash April 12 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. April 12. The starting line is at 221 U.S. 41.

Registration is at www.runsignup.com/trikappadash.

Hammond Sports Hall of Fame dinner Tuesday

HAMMOND | Tickets are on sale for the Hammond Sports Hall of Fame's annual induction dinner, March 11 at the Hammond Civic Center. Festivities begin at 5 p.m. with social time. Dinner is at 6:30 p.m., followed by the program at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are on sale in advance for $20 at the Civic Center, Jean Shepherd Center, House of Pizza, Cheers of Munster, Rich's Barber Shop, Kenwood Tap, Cavalier Inn, and the athletic offices at Purdue University Calumet and all the Hammond high schools. Tables of eight seats for $160 may be purchased at the Civic Center.

For details, call (219) 853-6378.

Baylor Basketball Girls holding tryouts Sunday

HIGHLAND | Baylor Basketball Girls is holding tryouts for girls in grades 7-11 who are experienced players on Sunday at the Highland Lincoln Center, 2450 Lincoln St. For times or other details, contact Toi Baylor at (219) 306-9932 or go to www.baylorbasketball.org.

Diamond Kings Spring Training camps start March 16

ST. JOHN | Diamond Kings Baseball and Softball Training Complex will be holding its four-week Spring Trainign Hitting and Pitching Camps on Sundays running from March 16 through April 6. Pitching and hitting sessions will be held back-to-back and are available for grade groups K-2, 3-4 and 5-9. Players may sign up for hitting or pitching or both. Camps are for beginner and advanced players, and will be set at no more than a six-to-one player-to-instructor ratio.

To register, or for more details, call (219) 558-2273 or visit www.TrainDK.com.

Crete Phoenix 12U softball team seeks starting pitchers

CRETE | The Crete Phoenix 12U softball team seeks two starting pitcher for its spring/summer roster. To schedule a private tryouts, call Bill Wheeler at (708) 825-3784.

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 illianaravens.com.

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.

Crete Crush looking for 14U softball pitcher

The Crete Crush 14U travel softball team is looking for an experienced travel ball pitcher. For details, contact Joe Cash at (219) 201-9806 or cashmjch@sbcglobal.net.

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.

Dyer Little League still holding registrations

DYER | Dyer Little League is still holding registration for the 2014 season. Eligible players must be ages 4-12 by April 30, 2014, and live within the Dyer Little League boundaries, which are Main Street (north), 93rd Avenue (south), Cline Avenue (east) and the Indiana/Illinois state line (west). Those attending school within league boundaries are also eligible.

For registration details, contact Lisa Born at lisaborn23@gmail.com.

Indiana Playmakers looking for 9U baseball players

The Indiana Playmakers 9U baseball team is looking for two additional players who must be able to play multiple positions. Those interested should contact Anthony at (219) 776-6211 or ahoole00@pnc.edu.

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 www.rosstownship.org.

Winter/Spring Baseball Class starting at Morris Center

SCHERERVILLE | Morris Baseball and Softball Center, located within Omni 41 Health and Fitness Center, is beginning its Winter/Spring Baseball Class starting this week. Classes will focus on hitting mechanics, pitching, infield play, and improving throwing velocity. For details, call (219) 227-5250 or go to www.morrisbaseballcenter.com.

Preschool open gym at Midwest Training and Ice

DYER | Midwest Training and Ice Center, 10600 White Oak Ave., is offering preschool open gym for ages 3-5 on Friday mornings from 9:45  to 11 a.m. For details, call (219) 558-8811.

Region Rockers seek 14U junior high softball player

The Region Rockers are looking for a 14U girls softball player -- must be in seventh or eighth grade. Those interest should contact Tom Bainbridge at (219) 769-3033.

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 coachwilkins1@yahoo.com.

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 rnewquist@sd206.org.

NWI Sox looking to fill two roster spots for 12U team

The NWI Sox girls travel softball organization is looking for fill two roster spots on its "12U JW" team. Head coach of the team is Jim Wright, who has 15 years of coaching experience at the travel ball/high school levels. For tryout information, call Rick Baker at (219) 613-1017 or visit www.nwisoxfastpitch.com.

South Shore Steelheads looking for 16U baseball players

The South Shore Steelheads 16U baseball team is looking for two players to complete its roster. The Steelheads play in tournaments throughout the Midwest as well as the Northern Illinois Metro League. For tryout information, call John Batistatos at (219) 384-6656 or go to www.southshoresteelheads.com.

Seniors sought for low-key basketball activity

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

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.

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.

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.

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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