Southlake sport briefs: River Forest seeks volleyball head coach

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June 09, 2014 10:00 pm

Taylor wins APF Nationals with 606-pound bench

Lake Station police officer Bill Taylor won his bench-press division with a clear of 606 pounds at the American Powerlifting Nationals held June 1 in Texas. He advances to the APF Worlds to take place this fall in West Palm Beach, Fla.

Fort Wayne United holding soccer tryouts

The Fort Wayne United Futbol Club will be conducting soccer tryouts June 11-12 for age groups U12-U18. For tryout information, contact Dave Kurtz at (219) 746-2111 or kurtzjam1@gmail.com, or Jon Henderlong at 219-306-1094.

The FW United West Heat U16 boys soccer team won the Indiana State Cup Championship this past weekend -- the team's third state title in four years -- and will be competing in the Regional Championship, June 21 in Dayton Ohio. The club is comprised of select players from Chesterton, Crown Point, LaPorte, Munster, Schererville, South Bend, and Valparaiso.

Joyriders bicycle training program starting this week

SCHERERVILLE | The Trek Bicycle Store of Schererville is starting a new Joyriders 14-wekk training program for people looking to get reacquainted with their bike or for intermediate bike riders whoare interested in improving health and lifestyle. Training will be for 25- and 62-mile rides.

Information and sign-up meeting is at 6 p.m. today at the store. The program, with costs $85, begins on Wednesday. For details, contact Paul Jellema at (219) 322-2453 or paulj@trekbikestore.com.

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.

Summer Brickie Tennis Academy holding programs

HOBART | The Summer Brickie Tennis Academy is holding a variety of programs at the Hobart High School Tennis Facility, 2211 E. 10th St.

They include 10-and-under day camps which include three-day sessions of June 16-19 and June 23-26, from 9 to 9:45 a.m. for ages 4-6 (cost $110 per session) and from 10 to 11 a.m. for ages 7-10 (cost $120 per session).

* Brickie Youth Team Tennis will run from July 1 to Aug. 7. Level I (ages 4-6) will run on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.; Level II (ages 7-11) will run on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Cost is $55 for one night a week and $95 for two nights a week. Cost includes team uniform, one-year USTA membership, and subscription to Bounce or SMASH magazine.

* Middle School, High School and USTA Development for beginner, intermediate and advanced players will run from June 30 through Aug. 6 (six-week session). The Junior Development and Excellence Program for junior varsity-level and middle school players will run Mondays and/or Wednesdays from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Cost is $75 for one day and $130 for two days. The USTA and Varsity Academy, which will focus on instruction, training, strategy and match play, will run Mondays and/or Wednesdays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Cost is $96 for one day or $170 for two days. Walk-on rate is $20. In-person registration will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. June 18 and 19 at the HHS Tennis Facility.

For details, call (219) 808-2002 or go to davistennis1@aol.com.

Summer camps at Dave Griffin's Baseball School

GRIFFITH | Dave Griffin's Baseball School will hold two summer camps fro ages 7-13 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. June 23-26 and July 14-17. 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 dgbaseball@comcast.net.

Golf outing to benefit Andrean Scholarship Fund

MERRILLVILLE | A golf outing to benefit the Andrean Scholarship Fund will be held July 14 at Innsbrook Country Club. Guest speaker will be former 59ers football coach Ted Karras, who led Andrean to a 1997 state championship, will be the guest speaker. For details about registration or underwriting the event, contact Debbie Lubash at (219) 981-5075 or dlubash@andreanhs.com or Dave Pishkur at dpishkur@andreanhs.com.

Andrean holding summer sport camps

MERRILLVILLE | Andrean High School, 5959 Broadway, is holding a variety of sport camps this summer.

* The Volleyball Camp will be held July 21-24. Times are from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. for incoming freshmen (cost $65); from 10 to 11:30 a.m. for grades 2-5 (cost $55); and from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. (cost $65). For details, go to www.andreanhs.com.

* The All-Skills Basketball Camp for ages 8-14 will be from 2 to 5 p.m. June 16-19. Cost is $70. For details, contact Scott Hicko at (219) 313-2605 or shicko@andreanhs.com.

* The Girls Basketball Camp for girls entering grades 3-8 will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. June 23-26. Cost is $50. For details, contact Tony Scheub at (219) 680-7024 or scheuby24@att.net.

* Soccer Striker and Keeper Camp for boys and girls in grades 5-8 will run from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Cost is $80. For details, contact Anthony Pagorek at tpagorek@andreanhs.com.

Golf outing to benefit Andrean Scholarship Fund

MERRILLVILLE | A golf outing to benefit the Andrean Scholarship Fund will be held July 14 at Innsbrook Country Club. Guest speaker will be former 59ers football coach Ted Karras, who led Andrean to a 1997 state championship, will be the guest speaker. For details about registration or underwriting the event, contact Debbie Lubash at (219) 981-5075 or dlubash@andreanhs.com or Dave Pishkur at dpishkur@andreanhs.com.

Hobart Brickies holding boys basketball camp

HOBART | The Hobart Brickies Boys Basketball camp for players in grades 3-8 as of the 2013-2014 school year, will be held June 16-19 in the main gymnasium of the high school -- enter Door 18. Times are from 10:30 a.m. to noon for grades 3-5 (cost $50), and from 1 to 3 p.m. for grades 6-8 (cost $60).

For details, contact the HHS athletic department at (219) 942-8521, ext. 8035.

Patti's All-American offering private swim adult lessons

DYER | Patti's All-American Gymnastics, 1530 Joliet St., is offering private one-on-one swim lessons for adults. For details, call (219) 865-2274.

Purdue University Calumet hosting basketball camps

HAMMOND | Purdue University Calumet Athletics will be hosting summer camps.

* Basketball: The Little Dribblers Camp for boys and girls ages 6-8 will run from 9 a.m. to noon June 16-19, cost is $40 per camper; The Boys Basketball Day Camp for boys ages 8-14 will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 16-19, cost is $65 per camper; The Girls Basketball Day Camp for girls ages 8-14 will run from 9 a.m. to noon July 7 , cost is $40 per camper.

* Soccer: The Goalkeeper Academy for boys and girls ages 10-17 will run from 5 to 7 p.m. June 24-26, cost is $75 per camper; The Take Flight Academy for boys and girls ages 5-6 will run from 10 a.m. to noon June 27-26, cost is $60 per camper; The Junior Girls Academy for girls ages 7-12 will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 27-29, cost is $90 per camper.

* Volleyball: The Summer Volleyball Camp will run from July 14-18. Times are from 9  to 11 a.m. for grades K-4, from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. for grades 5-8, and from 2:30 to 5 p.m. for high school. Cost is $100 for grades K-4, and $120 for grades 5-12.

For details, or to download a brochure, visit the camps page on the Purdue Calumet athletics website at www.purduecalsports.com/fanzone/camps.

Individuals may also contact the PUC athletics office at (219) 989-2540 or via email at athletics@purduecal.edu.

Summer Basketball League at The Fieldhouse

MERRILLVILLE | The Summer Basketball League at The Fieldhouse-Merrillville, 899 East 99th Court, for boys and girls in grades 3-8 will start June 24. Girls in grades 4-8 and boys in grades 3-6 will play on Tuesdays, boys in grades 7-8 will play on Wednesdays, and boys in high school will play on Sundays.

The league will consist of eight games plus a single-elimination tournament. Cost is $495 per team or $125 per individual. For details, call (219) 738-2424 or go to www.thefieldhouse-merrillville.com.

Free 'Share the Rock' hoops camp coming to Gary

GARY | A free "Share the Rock" youth basketball camp is set for June 14 at the Hudson-Campbell Sports Center, 455 Massachusetts St. The camp is for boys and girls in grades 3-8 and will run from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. All campers will receive a free T-shirt and lunch. The camp will be led by Purdue University Calumet men's basketball coach Dan Voudrie.

For details, contact Voudrie at (815) 592-6646 or dvoudrie@gmail.com.

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 tennis219.com.

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 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 www.millenniumsoccer.org.

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 www.freeteams.net/cplax. 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 www.TrainDK.com, 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 khobgood@jachicago.org.

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 kennyhaluska@comcast.net.

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 al14aug@sbcglobal.net, 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 pattisallamerican.com.

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 joetrack@aol.com. To register, go to www.coacho.com.

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 redhawks@iun.edu.

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 motowncpr@sbcglobal.net.

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.

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 www.nwisoxfastpitch.com.

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 www.lakecentralcamps.com.

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 www.purduecalsports.com/fanzone/camps/.

For details, contact the PUC athletic office at (219) 989-2540 or athletics@purduecal.edu.

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 dgbaseball@comcast.net.

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 shane.brogan@comcast.net.

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 www.hanovercamps.com.

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 www.MyProDay.com.

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 hobartjaycees.com, or email community@hobartjaycees.com.

'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 bestofthebestgbshocase@gmail.com.

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