Southlake sport briefs: River Forest seeks volleyball head coach

2014-05-26T22:00:00Z Southlake sport briefs: River Forest seeks volleyball head coach
May 26, 2014 10:00 pm

Tri Town Pop Warner holding fall sign-ups

SCHERERVILLE | Tri Town Raiders Pop Warner is holding football, cheer and dance fall sign-ups from 5 to 8 p.m. June 3 at the Raiders football facility located at 1200 Kennedy Ave. The league is for boys and girls aged 5 to 14 from Dyer, Schererville, St. John, Crown Point and Illinois.

There is a weight schematic in place for football players starting at 35 pounds. Girls aged 8 or older may join either a competitive cheer squad or a non-competitive cheer squad. Copy of birth certificate is required for new members at sign-ups. Football players need to be present to be fitted for football equipment.

For details, go to

Texas Hold' em Poker fundraiser Saturday

ST. JOHN | A Texas Hold 'em Poker fundraiser for St. John Girls Softball will be held Saturday at the V.F.W. Post 717, 10400 W. 93rd St. Doors ope at 5:30 p.m.; playing starts at 7 p.m. For details, call Joe Johnson at (219) 629-3174 or go to

Schererville Heat 12U softball team seeks two players

The Schererville Heat 12U travel softball team is looking for two position players. For more information, contact Al August at (219) 689-3608 or, or Jeff Almaraz at (219) 688-9295.

AAU state track meet June 14-15 at Andrean

MERRILLVILLE | The Hammond Track Club of Northwest Indiana will host at two-day AAU District Qualifier (State) Track and Field Championship Meet, June 14-15 at Andrean High School. Competition for ages groups 8-and-under through 12 will be on 14th; competition for age groups 13 through 18 will be on the 15th.

The top 16 athletes in each running event, the top five athletes in the field events, and the top four relays  advance to the Area 13 National Qualifier Track and Field Championships held June 26-29 at Auburn High School in Rockford.

For details, contact Joe Mis at (219) 931-6587 or To register, go to

Monday night coed volleyball at On the Square

CROWN POINT | A Monday night coed competitive volleyball league will start on June 2 at On the Square Sports Academy, 105 N. Court St., which will offer free open volleyball for league members from 6 to 9 p.m., June 19 and 26. For details, call (219) 226-1130.

Joyriders 14-week bicycle training program

SCHERERVILLE | The Trek Bicycle Store of Schererville, 651 U.S. 30, is starting a new Joyriders 14-week training program for people looking to get reacquainted with their bike, or intermediate bike riders who are interested to improve health and lifestyle. Training will be for 25- and 62-mile rides.

Information meetings are at 11 a.m. May 31 and at 6 p.m. June 5 at the Trek Bicycle Store in Schererville. The program begins June 11. Cost is $85. For detalis, contact Paul Jellema at (219) 322-2453 or

Illiana Blackbirds holding summer skate sessions

The Illiana Blackbirds junior hockey team is holding summer skate sessions from men ages 16-20 at Midwest Training and Ice Center, 10600 N. White Oak Ave., Dyer, and at McFetridge Sports Center, 3843 N. California Ave., Chicago).

The skate sessions at Midwest will be on Tuesdays from 7 to 9 p.m. from June 3 through Aug. 19. The skate sessions at McFetridge will be on Thursdays from 7 to 9 p.m. from June 5 through Aug. 21. Cost for attending sessions at each site is $200; cost for attending sessions at both sites is $350,

For details, contact Jacqueline Owerko at (312) 301-8200 or, or go to

Indiana Elite travel baseball seeks managers, coaches

The Indiana Elite travel baseball program is looking for interested managers and coaches for multiple ages for 2015 season.  For details, call Jeff Myszak at (219) 545-2241.

IU Northwest holding summer basketball camp

GARY | Indiana University Northwest and the Office of Athletics will host its fifth annual 2014 RedHawks' Summer Basketball Camp for boys and girls ages 6-18, from July 14-17 at the IU Northwest Savannah Center Gymnasium, 3400 Broadway. Times ares from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. for ages 6-12, and from 1 to 4 p.m. for ages 13-18.

Cost is $60, and $50 for each additional child. For details, call (219) 980-6793 or email

Summer camps at Midwest Training and Ice Center

DYER | Summer camps in gymnastics and hockey are being held at Midwest Training and Ice Center, 10600 White Oak Ave.

* Midwest Elite All Star Cheer is still accepting new members -- boys and girls ages 4 and up.

For details, call (219) 558-8811.

Lowell HS to hold Athletic Physical Night today

LOWELL | The Lowell Athletic Boosters are sponsoring "Athletic Physical Night" on today starting at 4:45 p.m. Appointments are accepted online by going to -- scroll down to "In the News", click on LHS Athletic Physicals and follow registration instructions.

Cost is $20 for booster members  and $25 for non-booster members.

Crown Point Lacrosse hosting summer youth camp

CROWN POINT | Crown Point Lacrosse will host a youth lacrosse camp June 23 to 26 at the Crown Point Sportsplex, 1313 E. North St., for boys and girls in grades two to eight. Cost is $60 for residents, $75 for non-residents. Rental equipment is available. Pre-registration is required. Camp information and registration forms are available at

For details, call (219) 779-9632.

Andrean holding softball summer camp

MERRILLVILLE | Andrean High School softball head coach Brooke Baker-Runyon has announced dates for the Andrean Softball Summer Camp, which will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 17.

For details or to obtain at registration form, call or text Baker-Runyon at (219) 427-4876.

South Suburban holding championship basketball camp

SOUTH HOLLAND | The South Suburban College Basketball Camps will begin June 16. The Championship Basketball Camp will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 16-19. Cost is $105. The Championships Skills Basketball Camp will run from 1 to 4 p.m. June 23-26. Cost is $60. For those who enroll in both camps, the cost is $140. The camps are for boys and girls aged 7 to 17.

For details, call John Pigatti at (708) 596-2000, ext. 2524.

River Forest seeks volleyball head coach

HOBART | River Forest High School is looking for a head coach for girls varsity volleyball. Those interested should call Dennis Leonard at (219) 962-7551, ext. 3006.

All-American Gymnastics to offer swim lessons

DYER | Patti's All-American Gymnastics is taking registrations for summer swim lessons for those aged 16 months to 12 years. Private lessons for older children and adults are available upon request. For details, call (219) 865-2274, or go to

Indoor ice skating at Midwest Training and Ice

DYER | Midwest Training and Ice Center, 10600 White Oak Ave., is offering open skate from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. weekdays, and from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Sundays; and cosmic skate -- lights turned down with disco ball and music -- from 10 to 11:30 p.m. Saturdays.

Midwest also holds preschool open gyms for those aged 5 and under from 9:45 to 11 a.m. Fridays.

For details, call (219) 558-8811.

College softball coaches exposure camp in Munster

MUNSTER | College softball coaches from the Midwest will be at Community Park on June 12 to coach and evaluate local players. Girls with graduation years of 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016 and 2015 are all eligible to participate. For details, call or text Rick Baker at (219) 613-1017 or

Lake Central to offer summer sport camps

ST. JOHN | The Lake Central Athletic Department will offer summer camps in boys and girls basketball, cheer, football, golf, soccer, swimming, tennis, volleyball and wrestling. Information regarding camps and online registration can be found at

Purdue University Calumet to host summer camps

HAMMOND | Purdue University Calumet will host summer camps for basketball, soccer and volleyball on campus in June and July. Details and brochures for the camps can be downloaded at

For details, contact the PUC athletic office at (219) 989-2540 or

Powers-Purdue Calumet Golf Invitational on June 23

SCHERERVILLE | Purdue University Calumet will host the 34th annual Powers-Purdue Calumet Golf Invitational on June 23 at Briar Ridge Country Club. Cost for the event, which will benefit athletic and student scholarship funds, is $250 per golfer. Sponsorships are available, ranging from $200 to $5,000. For details, call Janet Hero at (219) 989-2540.

Jim East offers basketball shooting lessons

MERRILLVILLE | Basketball shooting lessons are being scheduled for May. Jim East, former boys varsity coach at Merrillville High School and member of the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame, is the instructor. The one-on-one, one-hour lessons are for boys and girls in grades four to 12. For details, call (219) 662-8157 or (219) 308-5504.

Summer camps at Dave Griffin's Baseball School

GRIFFITH | Dave Griffin's Baseball School will hold two summer camps for players aged 7 to 13 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. June 23 to 26 and July 14 to 17. Alex Triantafillo and members of the Purdue University Calumet baseball team will help provide instruction at the camp. Cost is $125 per person per camp.

For details, call (219) 922-1107, or email

Calumet Junior Striders holding spring track sign-ups

The Calumet Junior Striders Running Club is taking sign-ups for its spring track and field program. Practices are held twice a week in Lake and Porter counties. The program will help participants prepare for competition in the Hershey's Track and Field program, as well as AAU and USATF meets and national competitions.

For details, visit

Merrillville Challenger Baseball seeks players

Merrillville Challenger Baseball is looking for special needs players -- boys and girls aged 6 and older. Those interested should call Ralph at (219) 663-7167, Tom at (219) 663-8294 or Jim at (219) 736-5253.

Ind. Angels 12U softball team seeks pitcher and catcher

The Indiana Angels 12-and-under softball team is looking for a pitcher and a catcher to complete its roster. For a tryout, call Al Zabrecky at (219) 781-1727.

Hammond Hurricanes have opening for 16-18 team

The Hammond Hurricanes Babe Ruth 16-18-year-old program has positions open for its summer baseball league, open to players from Lake, Porter, Newton and LaPorte counties. For details, call Rick at (219) 513-9272 or

Indiana Elite 15U baseball team seeks players

The Indiana Elite 15-and-under travel baseball team is looking for a couple of players to complete its roster. For details or to schedule a tryout, call Matt Hopkins at (219) 713-7992.

Share the Rock Basketball Camp postponed until June 14

GARY | The Share the Rock Basketball Camp originally scheduled for today at the Hudson Campbell Sports Center, 455 Massachusetts St., has been postponed until June 14.

There is no cost for the youth camp, and all participants will receive lunch, a backpack and a T-shirt. To register, go to

Four Winds Invitational 5K run/walk on June 15

SOUTH BEND | The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians and its Four Winds casinos have announced the inaugural 5K Run and Fitness Walk, June 15 at the Blackthorn Golf Club, kicking off a week of festivities leading up to the 2014 Four Winds Invitational, a pro women's golf tournament.

The run and walk will start at 8 a.m. and 8:05 a.m., respectively, at the back entrance to the club located at 3575 Moreau Court. Registration is being taken through June 8. Cost is $25 for the run and $20 for the walk. Late registration is $30 and $25. Participants may register at

For details, contact race director Tim Firestone at

Gym-N-Learn class offered at Patti's All-American

DYER | Patti's All-American, 1530 Joliet St., is accepting sign-ups for its Summer Gym-N-Learn Educational Preschool session from June 2 to July 25. Classes are for those aged 3 to 5, and will be held on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, every other Thursday will include swim lessons.

For details, call (219) 865-2274, or go to

Midwest Irish 18U baseball team seeks pitcher, outfielder

The Midwest Irish 18-and-under baseball team is looking for a pitcher and outfielder. For details, contact coach Shane Brogan at (708) 738-5609 or

Hanover Central Athletics to hold summer camps

CEDAR LAKE | Hanover Central Athletics will hold summer camps in girls basketball (grades one to nine, June 16 to 18, Cost $40), boys basketball (grades one to eight, June 16 to 18, Cost $40), football (grades one to four, June 24 to 26, Cost $40; grades five to eight, July 14 to 18, Cost $75), volleyball (grades one to four, June 23 to 25, Cost $40; grades five to eight, July 14 to 18, Cost $50), and middle school soccer (grades five to seven, July 8 to 24 Tuesdays and Thursdays, Cost $30).

Hanover Central will offer a Middle School Running Club for boys and girls in grades five to seven. The club will meet Mondays, Wednesdays and Friday from 8 to 9:30 a.m. during the summer.

For details, go to

Baseball skills evaluation at Andrean High School

MERRILLVILLE | U.S. Baseball Academy will hold "My Pro Day," a comprehensive baseball skills evaluation for players aged 6 to 18, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 17 at Andrean High School, 5959 Broadway. For details, go to

Softball team seeks 16U pitcher

A 16-and-under softball team is looking for a pitcher. The team will play in eight to 10 A/B ASA/NSA tournaments in June through August. For a tryout, call Martin at (219) 588-2017.

Registration open for mud volleyball tournament

HOBART | Registration is open for the Hobart Jaycees Mud Volleyball Tournament, scheduled for Aug. 2 and 3 at the Hobart Rugby Field, 112 E. Old Ridge Road. Cost to register coed teams -- two women must be playing at all times -- is $200. For details, go to, or email

Crown Point Adult Softball League seeking teams

CROWN POINT | The Crown Point Parks Department has single-team openings in its Sunday Coed League, Men's Sunday League and Wednesday Men's League. For details, call Dick Zurbriggen at (219) 663-3408 or (219)776-0654 (cell).

Over 30 basketball league forming at On the Square

CROWN POINT | On the Square Sports Academy, 105 N. Court St., is looking for men over 30 who are interested in playing basketball two to three hours a week with the possibility of forming a league. Players or groups interested should call (219) 808-5290.

Crete Phoenix 12U softball team seeks players

The Crete Phoenix 12U softball team is looking to add a starting pitcher and a position player. To arrange a confidential tryout, call general manager Bill Wheeler at (708) 825-3784.

Millennium Soccer Association holding spring registration

The Millennium Soccer Association is holding sign-ups for its spring youth soccer program for boys and girls ages U6-U12. For registration information, contact Vangel Nacovski at or go to

'Best of the Best' AAU girls basketball tourney July 9

HIGHLAND | Future Hoopers of America and former Washington and UIC basketball star Dejeanette Flournoy will host the "Best of the Best" elite girls basketball showcase tournament, July 9 at the Lincoln Center. The event plans to attract 40 of the top girls AAU teams from across the nation as well as many collegiate coaches.

The event is seeking sponsors. Those interested should contact Flournoy at (773) 744-0985 or

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

Elite 15U baseball team seeking players

An Elite 15U travel baseball team is looking for a few players. For team and tryout information, call Matt Hopkins at (219) 713-7992.

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

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.

Former all-state catcher joins Diamond Kings staff

ST. JOHN | Former Crown Point all-star catcher and Butler University standout Nick Hladek is available to hitting and catching lessons at Diamond Kings. For details, call (219) 558-2273 or go to

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.

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

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