Southlake sport briefs: River Forest seeks volleyball head coach

2014-06-02T17:00:00Z 2014-06-02T18:44:07Z Southlake sport briefs: River Forest seeks volleyball head coach
June 02, 2014 5:00 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. today 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

Lake Central Hockey Club bean bag fundraiser

ST. JOHN | The Lake Central Hockey Club will hold a bean bag fundraiser Sunday at Rascal's Pub, 9623 Wicker Ave. Registration for the coed blind-draw double-elimination tournament begins at 11 a.m.; games start at 1 p.m. Entry fee is $20. For details, go to

Tennis programs starting at Match Point, Andrean

A variety of summer tennis programs are being held at Match Point Tennis Club, 1111 Reyome Dr., Griffith, and Andrean High School, 5959 Broadway, Merrillville.

10-and-Under Tennis, which will use age-appropriate equipment, will be held on Tuesdays (June 17, 24, July 8, 15 22, 29, Aug. 5 and 12) from 4 to 5 p.m. at Match Point, and on Fridays (June 13, 20 27, July 11, 18, 25, Aug. 1 and 18) from 4 to 5 p.m. at Andrean. Cost for each eight-meeting program is $75.

USTA Jr. Team Tennis will run from June 9 to July 17 at Match Point Tennis Club. Co-ed team matches, with events in boys singles and doubles, girls singles and doubles, and mixed doubles. All matches will be played at Match Point on Thursdays at 4 p.m.; team practices and instruction will be on Mondays at 4 p.m. Cost is $125 per player -- current USTA membership is required.

The USTA Jr. Team Tennis Northwest Indiana Traveling League, where co-ed teams play home and away matches in Lake and Porter counties starting June 10. Cost is $40. USTA membership is not required.

Junior Tennis Camps will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays at Match Point; and from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at Andrean.

Start/Restart, an instructional program for adults who want to play tennis for the first time or to get back in the game, will be held Wednesdays from 6 to 8 p.m. at Match Point starting July 16. Cost for six meetings is $75 per player.

Mylan World Team Tennis, a coed recreational league for adults, will be held on Mondays from 6 to 8 p.m. at Match Point starting June 23. Cost is $85 per player.

For details about any of the programs, call Donn Gobbie at (219) 629-3821 or go to

River Forest holding Ingot Open golf outing

HOBART | The River Forest High School athletic department will be hosting its 11th annual "Ingot Open" golf outing, June 21 at Indian Ridge Country Club. The outing will begin at 8 a.m. For details about playing in or sponsoring the outing, call Jason Quigg at (219) 962-7551, ext. 3009.

Millennium Soccer Association holding sign-ups, tryouts

MERRILLVILLE | Millennium Soccer Association is holding sign-ups and tryouts at St. Elijah Church, 8700 Taft St. Sign-ups for the MSA Youth Academy/In-House Program for U6-U10 boys and girls will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m. June 3 and June 5, and from 5 to 6:30 p.m. June 11 and June 12.

Tryouts for U11 and U12 boys and girls will be from 5 to 6:30 p.m. June 9, 11 and 12; sign-ups for U13 and U14 boys and girls will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m. June 9, 11 and 12; tryouts for U15 and U16 boys and girls will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m.; and tryouts for U17 and U18 boys and girls will be from 5 to 6 p.m. June 10 and 17.

For details, contact Vangel Nacovski at (219) 577-5509 or go to

Crown Point Lacrosse hosting summer youth camp

CROWN POINT | Crown Point Lacrosse will host a youth lacrosse camp June 23-26 at the Crown Point Sportsplex, 1313 E. North St., for boys and girls in grades 2-8. Cost is $60 for residents and $75 for non-residents. Rental equipment is available. Pre-registration is required. Camp information and registration form are available at For details, call (219) 779-9632.

Diamond Kings holding MLB Summer Skills Baseball Camp

SCHERERVILLE | The Diamond Kings MLB Summer Skills Baseball Camp for ages 6-14 will be held at the Schererville League Baseball Fields, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 1-2. Former professional and collegiate players and coaches from the Arizona Diamondbacks, Chicago Cubs and Windy City Thunderbolts will instruct hitting, pitching, fielding and game situations, and run skill competitions for prizes. Each player will receive an MLB skills cmap t-shirt. Lunch will be provided both days.

Cost is $95 per player. Team discounts available. Deadline to sign up is June 25. To register, go to, or call (219) 558-2273.

NWI Region Bowl-A-Thon June 13 at Stardust II

MERRILLVILLE | The Junior Achievement NWI Region Bowl-A-Thon will be held from 6:30 to 9 p.m. June 13 at Stardust Bowl II. Teams will consist of five bowlers. Cost is $15 per bowler, which includes two games, shoes and food. Each bowler is asked to raise at least $50.

For details, contact Katie Hobgood at (219) 399-8789 or

Jim East giving basketball shooting lessons

MERRILLVILLE | Basketball shooting lessons are now being scheduled for the month of June at the Fieldhouse-Merrillville. Jim East, a member of the Indiana

Basketball Hall of Fame, and the longtime varsity boys basketball coach at Merrillville High School is the instructor. The times and dates of the lessons will be scheduled for the convenience of the student. All lessons are 1-1 and are one hour in length. Boys and girls in grades 3-12 will be accepted.

Call (219) 662-8157 or (219) 308-5504 for more information.

Region Storm 17U baseball team seeks players

The Region Storm 17U baseball team is looking for a shortstop or outfielder for this coming summer season. Serious and experienced travel players should contact Ken Haluska at (219) 313-4726 or

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.

Patti's All-American Gymnastics holding summer camps

DYER | Patti's All-American Gymnastics, 1530 Joliet St., will be hosting its new Skill Zone Summer Gymnastics Camp for boys and girls ages 4-12 every Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., and its Summer Dance Camp every Wednesday for girls ages 4-8 every Wednesday from 9 a.m. to noon. For details, call (219) 865-2274 or go to

Pro U basketball camps at The Fieldhouse

MERRILLVILLE | Pro U will hold its June basketball camps for boys and girls in grades 3-12 at The Fieldhouse-Merrillville, 899 East 99th Court. On June 9-11, the FUNdamentals Camp will run from 10 a.m. to noon, and the Strictly Shooting Camp will run from 1 to 3 p.m. On June 23-25, the Guard and Big Man Camp will run from 10 a.m. to noon, and the Strictly Shooting Camp will run from 1 to 3 p.m.

Registration is $50 for each session or $45 per session if campers attend two sessions in one week. Cost for each addition family member is $30.

For details, call (219) 738-2424 or go to

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

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 6 p.m. Thursday 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.

Lansing Old Timers holding baseball tournament

LANSING | The Lansing Old Timers Baseball Tournament will take place July 17-22 at the Lansing Old Timers Sports Complex, 16500 Chicago Ave. The tourney is for 8U, 9U and 11U in-house all-star teams or part-time travel teams with 25 games or less. Cost is $400 per team -- $450 if not paid by June 30. Three games are guaranteed if eight teams entered in division.

For details, contact Brian Modjeski at (708) 418-0908 or

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.

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

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

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

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

'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

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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