Eastsiders win another 16-inch softball title in thriller
CHICAGO | The Eastsiders, who were inducted in the Chicago 16-Inch Softball Hall of Fame last year, won another Mann Park League title -- yet this one may be the most dramatic.
After a sub-par regular season where they finished second, the Eastsiders advanced to the postseason playoff final round against regular season champions, Club 81.
The Eastsiders won the first game of the best-of-three series, 18-3, but were trailing 11-5 going into their last at-bats in the bottom of the seventh of the second game. The Eastsiders rallied for seven runs to win the championship in a 12-11 final.
Tri-Town Raiders Bash Sept. 20 at Community Center
SCHERERVILLE | The Tri-Town Raiders Bash will take place Sept. 20 at the St. John Community Center. Session I for ages 10 and under will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Session II for ages 11 and up will be from 8 to 10 p.m. Cost is $5 which includes live DJ. There will be a $1 pop bar. If a Tri-Town Raider football player, cheerleader or dancer brings a friend, $1 will be taken off admittance. For details, www.tritownraiders.org.
Altitude Volleyball to hold pre-season skills clinic
HOBART | Altitude Volleyball will conduct a five-week pre-season skills clinic for athletes in grades 4-8 and at-large high school players at The Diggz of Northwest Indiana, located at 4590 W. 61st Ave. The clinic will be held on Sunday evenings starting Sept. 8 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. for grades 4-6 and from 5:30 to 7 p.m. for grades 7-8. Cost is $75.
For details, go to www.altitudevb.com.
Set 'Em Up seeks teams for fall bowling leagues
GRIFFITH | Set 'Em Up Lanes, 135 N. Broad St., have openings for four teams for the following sanctioned bowling leagues: Tuesday Open ($13 per person, 6:45 p.m. starting Sept. 10); Saturday Mixed ($15 per person, 4:45 p.m. starting Sept. 14) and Every Other Sunday ($15 0per person, 8 p.m. starting Sept. 21).
For details, call (219) 924-3181 or go to www.setemuplanes.com.
Junior Brickie Basketball League holding registration
HOBART | The Junior Brickie Basketball League is holding in-person registration from 9 a.m. to noon today and Sept. 14 and 28 at the Hobart High School fieldhouse. The cost is $45 per child and $22.50 for the second child. The league is open to boys and girls with age divisions 3-4, 5-6, 7-8 and 9-11. The six-game Sunday season starts Nov. 2. There will be a parent/coach meeting at 3 p.m. Oct. 13 in the Hobart High School gym.
For details, contact Jeff Renn at (219) 789-5533 or email@example.com, Mike Hamcher at (219) 942-8521, ext. 8133, or Mike Black at (219) 942-8521, ext. 8107.
Midwest Training to hold free dance class trials
Midwest Training in Crown Point is offering free trials for dance classes in hip hop, ballet, jazz and lyrical/contemporary. For details, call (219) 662-8844.
South Suburban College Baseball to host golf outing
GLENWOOD | The South Suburban College Baseball Team is hosting its annual Bulldog Baseball Golf Outing, Sept. 13 at Glenwoodie Golf Course, 193rd and State Street. Registration begins at noon; shotgun start is at 1 p.m. Cost is $100 per golfer which includes golf (four-man scramble) with dinner and door prizes to follow. Dinner tickets may be purchased separately for $25. Hole sponsorships are available for $100.
Checks should be made payable to South Suburban College Baseball, 15800 South State St., South Holland. Hole sponsors should indicate what to display on the sponsorship when sending the check.
For details, contact Steve Ruzich at (708) 596-2000, ext. 2413, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Standout college pitchers at Diamond Kings
ST. JOHN | Former collegiate pitching standouts Sarah Funston (softball) and Keith Greer (baseball) are available for pitching lessons at Diamond Kings Baseball and Softball Training Complex. For details, call (219) 558-2273 or go to www.TrainDK.com.
'Ice Cream Explosion' gymnastics camp at Patti's
DYER | Patti's All-American Gymnastics, 1530 Joliet St., will hold an "Ice Cream Explosion" gymnastics camp from 5 to 9 p.m. Sept. 21 for ages 4-12. Camp includes gymnastics, games, making a take-home craft, and making sundaes at an ice cream bar. Pre-registration is encouraged. For details, call (219) 865-2274 or go to www.pattisallamerican.com.
Playmakers forming 12U fall ball baseball team
The Playmakers 12U fall ball baseball team, which will play a six-week schedule, is looking for players. For details, contact Dave at (219) 922-1107 or email@example.com.
Indiana Angels looking to add softball players
The Indians Angels 10U and 12U fastpitch softball teams are looking for players. For details about the 12U team that needs two position players, call Al Zabrecky at (219) 781-1727 or Jim Pappas at (219) 765-3462. For details about the 10U team that needs a few players, including pitchers, call Missy at (219) 313-9920.
For details, go to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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 email@example.com.
Coed volleyball league at On the Square Sports
CROWN POINT | A Monday night coed volleyball league is forming at On the Square Sports Academy, starting Sept. 9. There are two team spots left. Cost is $300 per team. A $50 deposit holds spot. For details, call (219) 226-1130 or www.otssa.com.
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. Those interested in trying out should contact Dave Cooper at (219) 545-1422 or a firstname.lastname@example.org.
Basketball shooting lessons from HOF coach
MERRILLVILLE | Basketball shooting lessons giving by Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame coach Jim East are being scheduled for September at the Fieldhouse-Merrillville. The individual one-hour lessons are for boys and girls 4-12. For details, call (219) 662-8157 or (219) 308-5504.
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 email@example.com.
New classes forming at Patti's All-American Gymnastics
DYER | New classes are forming at Patti's All-American Gymnastics, 1530 Joliet St. They include Jr. Cheer (ages 6-8), All-Star Cheer (9-13), Demo Squad (5-18), Back Handspring, Tumblebear Gymnastics (1-6), Champion School-Age Gymnastics (5-18), Tumbling and Trampoline (5-18), Dance (2-18), Gym-N-Learn (3-5) and Karate (4-13). For details, call (219) 865-2274 or go to www.pattisallamerican.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.
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).
APEX Baseball holding invitation-only 17U workouts
APEX Baseball is accepting invitational-ony 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or Marc Escobedo at (219) 308-4449 or email@example.com.
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 www.widowsandchildren.org.
Motorcycle Riders Association to hold 'Porker' Run
MERRILLVILLE | The Motorcycle Riders Association will hold a "Porker" Run today 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 www.originsdance.com.
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 www.otssa.com.
Friends of Michael 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 www.neuroblastomacancer.org.
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 www.baylorbasketball.org.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com. Only serious and experienced travel players should inquire.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.crownpointswimclub.org.
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 email@example.com.
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 IM@thegateonline.net.