Blackbirds win junior hockey season opener
The Illiana Blackbirds Tier III Junior Hockey Team defeated the Wisconsin Rampage, 7-5, on Sept. 7 in Pleasant Prairie, Wis., to win their season opener.
Nathan Aloisio had three goals and an assist, Chad Miller had four assists and a goal, and Brandon Vulpitta was the winning goalie for Illiana.
Other Blackbirds contributing included Jakob Smith (three assists, goal), Curtis Artuso (two assists), Austin Ahlers (goal), Colin O'Connor (goal), and Anthony Didiana, Joe Keenan and Adamson Thoma, who each had an assist.
CMPD Mini-Marathon and 5K run Sept. 22
CALUMET CITY | The Calumet Memorial Park District's 41st annual Mini-Marathon and 5K Run will be held Sept. 22. The Mini-Marathon pre-registration fee is $30, and the 5K pre-registration fee is $20. Registration is being taken at the Memorial Park Recreation Office, 612 Wentworth Ave.
For details, call (708) 862-6440 or email Anthony Comer-Hill at Anthony@MyCMPD.com.
Crown Point Lacrosse seeks boy and girl players
CROWN POINT | Crown Point Lacrosse is holding 2014 season team registration. Youth teams will be offered at the U9, U11, U13 and U15 levels. A girls JV team has been added. Crown Point residency is not required. Boys JV and Varsity teams require athletes to attend Crown Point High School
Registration will be held from noon to 5 p.m. Oct. 6 and Oct. 20 at the Crown Point Civic Center, 101 South East St. Sign-up information and registration documents are available at www.freeteams.net/cplax. For details, call (219) 779-9632.
Illiana Blackbirds offering partner/sponsor opportunities
ST. JOHN | The Illiana Blackbirds Tier III Junior Hockey Team, which plays its home games at Midwest Training and Ice Center, is offering partner/sponsorship opportunities for the upcoming season. For details, contact Jacqueline Owerko at (312) 301-8200 or email@example.com.
Lady Region Elite holding basketball tryouts
GARY | Lady Region Elite Basketball will be holding tryouts for its grade 6, 7 and 8 AAU girls teams from 10 a.m. to noon Sept. 28 in the Savannah Center at Indiana University Northwest. For details, call Rudy Chabes at (574) 286-7995.
Indiana Breakers to hold 11U baseball tryouts
VALPARAISO | The Indiana Breakers will hold 11U baseball tryouts from 2 to 3:30 p.m. today at Washington Township School. For details, call (219) 314-3873.
Hobart Storm looking for 8U baseball players
The Hobart Storm 8U travel baseball team is looking for three players to complete its 2014 roster. For details, call Luke Donsbach at (219) 313-2920.
Hobart Youth Basketball holding sign-ups
HOBART | Hobart Youth Basketball is holding sign-ups at the Hobart Police/Community Complex, 705 East 4th St, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. today. Cost is $85 with reduced rate for second family members. Coaching positions are available. For details, call (219) 616-7166 or (219) 942-2422.
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.
White Sox Academy holding camp at U.S. Cellular
CHICAGO | The White Sox Academy will hold its On-Field Camp for boys and girls ages 5-18 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 29 at U.S. Cellular Field. Cost is $149 per athlete. For details, call (630) 324-8221 or go to www.BullsSoxAcademy.com.
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.
Playmakers holding 9U baseball tryouts Sept. 29
GRIFFITH | The Playmakers are holding 9U baseball tryouts from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 29 at Dave Griffin's Baseball School. For details, call (219) 922-1107 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Crown Point Bulldogs holding 12U softball tryouts
The Crown Point Bulldogs 12U travel softball team is looking for one quality athlete to complete its roster. For details, call Mike Manhatton at (773) 550-4466.
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. 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.
Girls basketball teams sought for Lady Sting tournament
SOUTH HOLLAND | Seton Academy is seeking seventh- and eighth-grade girls basketball teams for its Lady Sting Junior High Tournament to be held Oct. 25-28. For details, contact Seton Academy athletic director Deon Tolliver at (708) 339-8153 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
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-only 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.
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.
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.