South Lake sport briefs

Southlake sport briefs: South Shore Steelheads seek 14U baseball players

2012-05-21T22:00:00Z 2012-06-02T10:29:04Z Southlake sport briefs: South Shore Steelheads seek 14U baseball playersBy Times Staff
May 21, 2012 10:00 pm  • 

Notre Dame Club to hold annual Sports Night

SCHERERVILLE | Notre Dame Club of Northwest Indiana will hold its annual Sports Night, featuring ND assistant defensive coordinator Kerry Cooks, June 13 at Villa Cesare, 900 Eagle Ridge Drive. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Buffet dinner will be served at 6:15 p.m. Cash bar and raffles will be included. Tickets are $30 for adults and $12 for kids ages 4-11. Tickets may be purchased at the door. To purchase tickets in advance, contact Harry Howisen at (708) 704-2424 or, or Jana Lacera at (219) 805-8722 or


Lowell to offer sport physicals on June 6-7

LOWELL | Lowell High School will be sponsoring sport physical nights on June 6 for girls and June 7 for boys. The cost is $25, or $20 with a minimum $25 membership to the Lowell Athletic Booster Club. To make an appointment, go to WWW.TRICREEK.SCHOOLWIRES.COM.


Chicago Fire Juniors NWI holding tryouts and camps

The Chicago Fire Juniors NWI will be holding soccer tryouts in Munster (May 29-June 1), Crown Point (June 5-8) and Chesterton (June 12-15), and camps throughout the summer at all three locations. For details, call (219) 308-7956 or go to WWW.CHICAGOFIREJUNIORSNWINDIANA.COM.


Coed volleyball, Zumba classes at On the Square

CROWN POINT | On the Square Sports, 105 N. Court St., will host a volleyball tournament starting at 7:30 a.m. Saturday. The format is competitive power — four men, two women. Cost is $120 per team.

On the Square Sports is also holding Zumba classes on Saturdays from 10 to 11 a.m. Drop-ins are welcome.

For details, call (219) 226-1130.


Free self defense seminar for women at Corral's

SCHERERVILLE | Corral's Martial Arts, 820 Cedar Parkway, will hold a free self defense seminar for women from noon to 2 p.m. on June 3. The seminar is sponsored by Sheriff John Buncich and the Lake County Sheriff's Department. For details, call (219) 677-0954.


Trampoline and tumbling evaluation at Midwest

ST. JOHN | Midwest Training and Ice Center is evaluating trampoline and tumbling talent for placement on one of its state champion teams.

Midwest also is offering Zumba classes on Tuesdays from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., yoga classes on Thursdays from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., preschool tumbling and gymnastics classes, and preschool open gym on Mondays and Fridays from 9:15 to 10:45 a.m.

For details, call (219) 558-8811.


Trail Run Xtreme 12K at Imagination Glen Park

PORTAGE | The Trail Run Xtreme 12K will take place May 28 (Memorial Day) at Imagination Glen Park, east side. The race will start at 9 a.m. To register, go to WWW.OUTBACKTRAIL.ORG.


Andrean holding sport camps this summer

MERRILLVILLE | Andrean High School is holding a variety of sport camps and workouts this summer. They include baseball for ages 8-15, June 18-21 (throwing and defense) and June 25-28 (hitting camp), contact Dave Pishkur at; football for incoming freshmen, from 9 to 11:15 a.m., contact Phil Mason at (219) 887-5281, ext. 267, or; Soccer Goalie and Striker Camp for grades 5-8, from 10 a.m. to noon June 25-28, contact Tony Pagorek at; boys soccer workouts for incoming freshmen throughout the summer, contact Pete Reist at (219) 663-4481 or (219) 218-2565; boys and girls cross country workouts for incoming freshmen, starting June 12, and for grades 6-8, starting June 19, contact Rick Torres at; girls golf camp for grades 7-9, June 20-22 at Innsbrook Country Club, contact Carrie Bardeson at (219) 730-4487; and girls and boys volleyball camp, July 17-19, from 9 to 11:30 p.m. for those entering grades 4-8, and from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. for incoming freshmen, contack Julie Wiejak at


Patti's All-American accepting swim class registrations

DYER | Patti's All-American Gymnastics is accepting swim class registrations for ages 16 months to 12 years. Classes start June 2. Private lessons and lessons for children over 12 years old are available upon request. To register, call (219) 865-2274 or go to WWW.PATTISALLAMERICAN.COM.


Diamond Kings holding MLB Skills Camp at Heartland

ST. JOHN | Diamond Kings will hold a MLB Skills Camp for ages 6-14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 28-29 at Heartland Park. Professional and collegiate baseball players and coaches will instruct hitting, pitching, fielding and game situations, and run skill competitions for prizes. Cost is $75 per player. Team discounts are available. Each player will receive an MLB Skills Camp T-shirt. Lunch will be provided both days. Registration deadline is June 23.

For details, call (219) 558-2273 or go to WWW.TRAINDK.COM.


Retired NBA players to hold golf outing at Lost Marsh

HAMMOND | The National Basketball Retired Players Association Chicagoland Chapter will be hosting its inaugural golf outing June 8 at Lost Marsh Golf Course. The event, which is sponsored by Majestic Star Casino, will benefit Haven House of Hammond and 826CHI. Each golfer will be grouped with a sport celebrity — celebrities will include former Chicago Bulls players and members from the 1985 Chicago Bears team.

Tickets are $250 per golfer or $1,000 per foursome. Continental breakfast, lunch on the course and a cocktail hour/awards banquet are included. Foursomes and major sponsors will receive an invitational to the VIP Kickoff Party on June  7 a Majestic Star. Registration will begin at 9:30 a.m. Shot gun start at 11 a.m.

For details, contact Mary Colville at (312) 388-1179 or


Mayor's Cup 3v3 Soccer Tournament on July 28-29

HAMMOND | The fifth-annual Hammond Mayor's Cup 3v3 Soccer Tournament will take place July 28-29. Early registration deadline is July 8, $75 per team. Regular registration deadline is July 18, $100 per team. Teams may register online at WWW.HAMMONDMAYORSCUP.ORG.

For details, call (219) 718-1582 or


Harry "The Horse" Danning softball tournament June 2

VALPARAISO | The Harry "The Horse" Danning ASA Men's Slow Pitch Tournament for Class D and E teams will take place June 2 at Fairgrounds Park. Registration deadline is May 29. For details, call Valpo Parks at (219) 462-5144 or Dick Zurbriggen at (219) 776-0654.


South Shore Steelheads seek 14U baseball players

The South Shore Steelheads 14U baseball team is looking to add two players to its roster for the season. Players must be able to pitch. Serious inquiries only. The Steelheads are an elite travel team and compete in tournaments throughout the area as well as the Northern Illinois Metro League. For details, call John at (219) 384-6656 or visit WWW.SOUTHSHORESTEELHEADS.COM.


Southlake YMCA seeks tennis instructors this summer

CROWN POINT | The Southlake Branch YMCA is looking for tennis instructors for the summer. There will be two sessions. The first session will be on Tuesdays and Thursday from 4 to 6 p.m., and will go from June 5 through July 5. The second session will also be on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4 to 6 p.m., and will go from July 17 through Aug. 16.

Those interested should contact Mike Beier at (219) 663-5810 or


Finn Passing Academy at Andrean High School

MERRILLVILLE | Former Andrean quarterbacks Billy, Bobby and Tommy Finn will be tutoring aspiring quarterbacks and skill position players entering grades 5-9 at the "Finn Passing Academy," presented by the Region Sports Network, from 9 a.m. to noon July 16-18 at Andrean High School, 5959 Broadway. In addition to teaching fundamentals and leadership skills, DVDs featuring drills and proper techniques will be provided for campers to take home.

Morton head coach Roy Richards, Andrean head coach Phil Mason and former Crown Point head coach Chip Pettit will be among the guest speakers. Cost is $120 per camper. Registration is open online at WWW.FINNPASSINGACADEMY.COM.


Summer baseball camps at Dave Griffin's Sport Complex

GRIFFITH | Dave Griffin's Sport Complex will hold summer baseball camps for boys and girls ages 7-14 from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. June 18-21 and July 9-12. Fielding, baserunning and hitting -- including curveball hitting -- will be covered. Cost is $150. Lunch will be provided. For details, call (219) 922-1107.


Summer camps, gym rental at Black Hawk Arena

SCHERERVILLE | Black Hawk Arena, located at 7331 Mallard Lane, will present its Summer Sports Camps program featuring weekly sport themes. For details about the schedule, as well as for booking events at the venue that includes a full-size basketball court, two volleyball courts and space for inflatables, tables and chairs, call (219) 440-4GYM.


Carson Cunningham to hold basketball camp

MERRILLVILLE | The Carson Cunningham All-Skills Basketball Camp will be held from 9 a.m. to noon June 11-14 at Andrean High School. The camp is for ages 7-15 -- going into grades 2-9. Cost is $70. For details, contact Cunningham at (630) 781-8820 or


Summer lacrosse clinics at Crown Point Sportsplex

CROWN POINT | Crown Point Parks and True Lacrosse are hosting are hosting week-long camps for kids and teens interested in learning lacrosse at the Crown Point Sportsplex, 1313 E. North St.

Session I is June 11-14. Times are from 3 to 5 p.m. for grades 3-5, and from 5 to 7 p.m. for grades 6-8. Session II is July 9-12. Times are from 10 a.m. to noon for grades 3-5, and from 1 to 3 p.m. for grades 6-8.

Cost is $75 ($125 for two sessions) for Crown Point residents, and $90 ($150 for two sessions) for non-residents. Equipment rental is $25 per session. Registration forms are available at


Indiana Basketball Hall of Famer giving shooting lessons

MERRILLVILLE | Indiana Basketball Hall of Famer and former Merrillville coach Jim East is offering shooting lessons at the Fieldhouse-Merrillville during May and June. Lessons will be scheduled for the convenience of the player. Groups up to four players may be scheduled. For registration and costs, call (219) 662-8157 or (219) 308-5504.


Chicago Fire Juniors LC North holding tryouts

MUNSTER | Tryouts for the Chicago Fire Juniors Lake County North  soccer teams will be held at St. Paul's Church located on Harrison Avenue. Tryouts for ages U7-U9 will be from 4:30 to 6 p.m. May 29 and 31; for ages U10-U11 will be from 4:30 to 6 p.m. May 30 and June 1; for ages U12-U13 will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. May 29 and 31; and for ages U14-U15 will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. May 30 and June 1.

For details, contact Bradley Hoge at


Indiana Raiders to add minor league softball team

The Indiana Raiders have added a UCBL women's fast pitch softball team to their organization. This minor league team will be attached to the professional fast pitch team, the Akron Racers, and will give college and "at large" athletes to showcase their talents to pro teams while playing against quality USSSA competition under NCAA rules and regulations during a short summer season.

Interested players 18 and over who have exhausted their high school eligibilty should call Bob Helmick at (219) 688-9803 or Stephanie Zimny at (219) 629-1699.


Triple Crown Hurricanes seek road games, players

The Triple Crown Hurricanes 13U baseball team is looking for week night road games (54/80) and is willing to split costs.

The team is also looking for two or three players for the remainder of the season. A catcher is particularly sought. The Hurricanes schedule includes a qualified trip to the BPA World Series in Owensboro, Ky.

Those interested should call Rob at (219) 712-7556 or Mike at (219) 742-5901.


AAU State Track and Field Meet at Wheeler HS

VALPARAISO | The Hammond Track Club with Indiana Dunes Tourism will host a two-day AAU 2012 District Qualifier State Track and Field Meet, June 16 and 17 at Wheeler High School. The Saturday (June 16) competition is for age groups 8-and-under through 12. The Sunday (June 17) competition is for age groups 13 through 18. Both days will start at 8 a.m.

The top 16 finishers in each age group event and all relay teams qualify for the 2012 Area 14 National Qualifier Meet, June 28-July1 in Normal, Ill. The top five finishers in each age group event and top four relay teams qualify for the AAU Junior Olympics National Championships, July 28-Aug. 4 in Houston, Tex.

For details, contact Joe Mis at (219) 931-6587 or


Friendship Race at Dowling Park on July 18

HAMMOND | The Hammond Track Club and Citizens Financial Bank will host the 31st annual Friendship Race, a 5K run and 1M walk, July 18 at Dowling Park. Check-in and registration start at 5:30 p.m., race will start at 6:30 p.m. Mail-in registration cost is $22 with shirt and $17 without shirt. Day of registration cost is $25 with shirt and $20 without shirt. Entry forms are available at any Citizens Financial Bank. Online registration is at WWW.THTIMING.COM.


Nomad Elite Wrestling Club holding beginners' clinic

MERRILLVILLE | The Nomad Elite Wrestling Club will hold a six-week clinic for beginner wresters ages 6-12 on Saturdays from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Sign-ups are being taken at the club, located at 8884 Lousiana St., on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7 to 8 p.m. Those interested should contact Rob Steveson at (219) 707-3043.



Purdue University North Central seeks basketball coach

WESTVILLE | Purdue University North Central is seeking a new men's basketball coach for the 2012-13 season. The position is part-time. Those interested should contact John Weber at


Indiana Impact 14U softball team looking for players

The Indiana Impact 14U softball team is looking for a pitcher and a catcher. For details, call Mark Ericksen at (219) 384-7414.


Greater Calumet Area USBC seeks hall of fame nominations

HIGHLAND | The Greater Calumet Area United States Bowling Congress is seeking nominations for its inaugural Hall of Fame. The organization, which represents league bowlers from centers in Dyer, Griffith, Highland, Hammond, Calumet City, Lansing and Lynwood, has merged the Calumet USBC men's and women's organizations and their respective halls of fame. Those inducted in 2012 will be the first class of the merged group.

Nominees should be at least 45 years old and have been sanctioned league bowlers in GCA centers for at least 10 years. Hall of fame applications may be found on the Hall of Fame page of the GCA website WWW.GREATERCALUMET.COM. Nominations should be sent to GCA USBC, c/o Joe Puchek, 8133 Kennedy Ave., Highland, Ind. 46322. For details, call Puchek at (219) 789-1755.


Redhawks Summer Basketball Camp for kids at IUN

GARY | Indiana University Northwest and the Office of Student Life and Athletis will host its third annual 2012 Redhawks Summer Basketball Camp for Kids on July 16-19. The four-day camp is open to all boys and girls ages 6-13, and will meet each day from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the IU Northwest Savannah Center Gymnasium, at 3400 Broadway. Cost is $45. For details, call (219) 981-4279 or (219) 980-6944, or email



Basketball tournament at Martin Luther King Park

HAMMOND | Hammond Third District Councilman Anthony Higgs will host his annual 3-on-3 basketball tournament June 30 at Martin Luther King Park. Games start at 8 a.m. Registration deadline is June 16. For details, contact Higgs at (219) 937-1709.


Former Division I pitcher giving lessons at Diamond Kings

ST. JOHN | Former Morehead State University softball pitcher Sarah Funston is now available for lessons at Diamond Kings Baseball and Softball Training Complex. For dates and times, call (219) 558-2273 or go to WWW.TRAINDK.COM.































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