Lake Central has two hockey teams at state finals
Lake Central's Blue team will take on Columbus at 1:45 p.m. (EST) Saturday in the first round of the 5A Indiana State Hockey Championships at the South Bend Ice Box.
Lake Central's White team will also be in action this weekend when it faces Valparaiso White at 10:15 a.m. Saturday in the first round of the 1A championships.
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.
Crown Point Babe Ruth extending sign-ups to Saturday
CROWN POINT | Crown Point Babe Ruth has extended sign-ups for ages 13-18 until March 1. Sign-ups are being taken at the Crown Point Family Fun Center Dome, 1301 Merrillville Road -- ask for Don Ernst. The cost is $200 per player which includes $25 in raffle tickets, $100 for the second player with a $300 family maximum.
The 13-15 division will accept players from Crown Point, Hebron, Hobart and Merrillville. The 16-18 division will take players from Lake, Porter, Newton and LaPorte counties. Any player born in 1995 is eligible for the 16-18 program.
For details, call Don Ernst at (219) 746-4351 or Becky Mild at (219) 306-6599.
Dyer Babe Ruth extending registration for 2014 season
Dyer Babe Ruth is expanding both its 13-15 and 16-18 year old programs. Registration will be open until Saturday. The league needs one additional manager in the 13-15 division and in the 16-18 division. For details, call (219) 588-4215 or email email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Patti's All-American holding online swim lesson registration
DYER | Patti's All-American Gymnastics, 1530 Joliet St., will begin online registration for its summer-swim lesson on March 3 and accept walk-in registration starting March 4. Classes are for ages 16 months to 9 years. Private lessons and lessons for children over 9 are available on request. Schedules may be viewed online at www.pattisallamerican.com.
For details, call (219) 865-2274.
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.
Over 30 volleyball league at Fuel Fitness
CROWN POINT | A Friday night over 30 volleyball league is starting a Fuel Fitness in Crown Point. There will be open gym and sign-ups from 6 to 8 p.m. March 7 -- open gym fee is $5. For details, call or text Dave at (219) 765-4966.
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.
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. Sunday 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 hammondchiefs.com. For details, call (219) 852-9461.
Baylor Basketball Girls holding tryouts March 9
HIGHLAND | Baylor Basketball Girls is holding tryouts for girls in grades 7-11 who are experienced players on March 9 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.
Open racquetball tournament Saturday at Omni
SCHERERVILLE | The Omni Annual Open Racquetball Tournament will take place Saturday at Franciscan Omni Health and Fitness, 221 U.S. Hwy. 41 -- the all-day tourney may be expanded to Sunday 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 R2Sports.com. Mail-in registration and waiver forms are available at FranciscanAlliance.org/Omni -- 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 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 email@example.com.
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 March. For details, call (219) 662-8157 or (219) 308-5504.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 www.cpgsl.org.
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 email@example.com.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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.
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 www.northamericanyouthsports.org.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Only serious and experienced travel players should inquire.