Southlake sport briefs: Open racquetball tournament March 1 at Omni

2014-02-14T22:00:00Z Southlake sport briefs: Open racquetball tournament March 1 at Omni
February 14, 2014 10:00 pm

Concussion seminar Feb. 24 at Hanover Central

CEDAR LAKE | Hanover Central High School in conjunction with Flexeon Rehabilitation will present "Concussions: The 411" starting at 6:15 p.m. Feb. 24 in Hanover Central auditorium, 10120 W. 133rd Ave. Guest speaker Dr. Tim Mullally will discuss what a concussion is, diagnosing a concussion, symptoms of concussions, treatment options and return to play protocols.

Faculty, coaches, parents and athletes are welcome to attend. For details, contact the HC athletic department at (219) 374-3866.

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 March 10. 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.

Hammond Sports Hall of Fame dinner March 11

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.

Crown Point Girls Softball hosting clinics this month

CROWN POINT | The Crown Point Girls Softball League is hosting clinics each Saturday during February at Crown Point High School. Registration for the clinics, as well as for the league, is being taken at

Indiana Chiefs winter baseball camp at Bishop Noll

HAMMOND | The Indiana Chiefs of Hammond baseball program will be conducting its annual Winter Baseball Camp from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 2 at the Bishop Noll fieldhouse. The camp is for ages 10-15 as of May 1, 2014. All players will be instructed in fielding, hitting, pitching, base running and individual position play. Cost is $50, which includes lunch and a T-shirt.

Registration deadline is Feb. 24. To register online, go to For details, call (219) 852-9461.

Open racquetball tournament March 1 at Omni

SCHERERVILLE | The Omni Annual Open Racquetball Tournament will take place March 1 at Franciscan Omni Health and Fitness, 221 U.S. Hwy. 41 -- the all-day tourney may be expanded to March 2 if the number of participants dictates.

Cash prizes will be awarded to first- and second-place finishers in the open divisions. Assistance will be provided to those looking for doubles partners. There will be Junior divisions, but participants under 18 years old must be accompanied by a parent.

Online registration is at Mail-in registration and waiver forms are available at -- mailed entries must be postmarked by Feb. 20. In-person registration is taken at the club.

For details, call Betty at (219) 865-6969, ext. 3020.

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

Hobart Little League holding season sign-ups

HOBART | Hobart Little League is holding sign-ups fro 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at the Hobart Police Complex, 705 East 4th St. Registration including fundraiser costs is $165 for the first player, $90 for the second player and $50 for each additional player in the same household. The league is open to players ages 4-16.

For details, go to

Greater Calumet Area bowling championships at Stardust III

DYER | The Greater Calumet Area USBC bowling championship tournament will continue Sunday and Feb. 23, at Stardust III, 1313 Sheffield Ave. The event includes Singles and Doubles, which start at 9 a.m.; and Team, which starts at 1 p.m.

Bowlers may chose to bowl in the pins over average division or the actual division. Separate events are offered for men and women. Cost of each event is $30. Participants may chose to bowl in the other division by paying an extra $20 per event.

Based on 35 entries, Team event will pay out $1,100 for both divisions; based on 70 entries, Doubles will pay out $550 for both divisions while Singles will pay out $275 for both divisions.

For details, call the GCA USBC office at (219) 923-7240 or visit

Storm looking for part-time 8U travel baseball players

The Storm 8U part-time travel baseball team is looking for one or two players 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.

Crown Point Girls Softball accepting sign-ups

Crown Point Girls Softball is accepting online sign-ups for the 2014 season at

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

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

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

South Suburban to hold adult-child baseball camps

SOUTH HOLLAND | The South Suburban College Baseball Program and head coach Steve Ruzich will be conducting adult-child baseball camps, through Feb. 23 for boys and girls ages 6-14. The camps will feature sessions for pitching, catching, hitting and fielding while providing adults and kids the opportunity to improve their knowledge of baseball skills and techniques.

Times and dates for each session are as follows: Pitching, 9 to 11:30 a.m. Feb. 22; Hitting, 9 to 11:30 a.m. today, noon to 2:30 p.m. or 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Feb. 23; Advanced Hitting, 2 to 4:30 p.m. Feb. 23; Catching, 1 to 3:30 p.m. Feb. 23; Fielding, 3:30 to 6 p.m. Sunday or 6:30 to 9 p.m. Feb. 21.

The cost is $45 for one adult and one child per camp, and $40 per camp if enrolled in more than one. The cost is $30 for each additional child.

The camps will be held at Bulldog Field and SSC's gymnasium on the main campus located at 15800 South State St. To register, contact Ruzich at (708) 596-2000, ext. 2413, or email

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

NAYS holding basketball tourney at South Suburban

SOUTH HOLLAND | North American Youth Sports will hold its annual spring youth basketball tournament March 14-16 at South Suburban College. The tournament will feature 12 boys and girls grade brackets ranging from grades 4-5 to 11-12. All grades are based on the grade in which a student is currently enrolled for the 2013-2014 school year.

Entry fee is $160. Each team is guaranteed a minimum of three games. Entry deadline is Feb. 21. For details, call Allen Dandridge at (312) 498-6934 or the NAYS hotline at 1 (866) 352-5915, or go to

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

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

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, or go to

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

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

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

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 Only serious and experienced travel players should inquire.

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