Cedar Lake Youth Baseball holding sign-ups
CEDAR LAKE | Cedar Lake Youth Baseball is holding sign-ups for ages 4-18 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Jan. 22, and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 1 at the Cedar Lake Library, 10010 W. 133rd Ave. New players need to bring birth certificate and proof of residency.
The league is now part of Cal Ripken/Babe Ruth. For details, email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Schererville Girls Softball holding 2014 sign-ups
SCHERERVILLE | Schererville Girls Softball is holding spring and fall sign-ups at the Schererville Town Hall, 10 E. Joliet St. from 12:30 to 4 p.m. Jan. 11 and 18, and from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Jan. 16. Pre-registration for fall ball will be offered during spring registration. First-year players must show copy of their birth certificate. For details, call Hans at (219) 808-4848 or go to www.schergirlssoftball.com.
Winter baseball workouts at Fun Center Dome
CROWN POINT | Winter baseball workouts for new and returning Babe Ruth league-age players will run for 10 weeks at the Crown Point Family Fun Center Dome, 1301 Merrillville Road. The dates are Jan. 12, 19, 26; Feb. 9, 16, 23; March 2, 9, 16 and 23. Starting times are 5 p.m. for 13 year-olds; 6:30 p.m. for 14 year-olds; and 8 p.m. for 15 year-olds.
T.J. Pruzin and Dan Grapenthein, who coached the 2013 Babe Ruth state championship team, will be the instructors. Cost is $200. Registration deadline is today. For details, call Don Ernst at (219) 746-4351.
Indiana Chiefs of Hammond holding Sunday camps
HAMMOND | The Indiana Chiefs of Hammond will be offering Sunday Morning Baseball Camps inside the Bishop Noll fieldhouse, 1519 Hoffman St. The camp dates are Jan. 26; Feb. 2, 9 and 23; and March 2 and 9. Players ages 7-12 as of May 1, 2014 are eligible to participate from 9 to 10:30 a.m.; players age 13-15 as of May 1, 2014 are eligible to participate from 10:30 a.m. to noon. The cost is $15 per session or $75 for all six sessions if paid on or before Jan. 26. Those who register for all six sessions will receive a camp T-shirt.
To register, or for more information, call (219) 852-9461 or go to hammondchiefs.com.
Diamond Kings holding sign-ups for winter hitting leagues
ST. JOHN | Diamond Kings Baseball and Softball will be holding Winter Hitting Leagues for 9U/10U, 11U/12U, 13U/14U and high school. The eight-week league begins Jan. 19 and includes a league tournament for qualifying teams. Teams will schedule their games times during a scheduling meeting at Diamond Kings the week before the league begins. Cost is $85 per player. Deadline to register a four-player team is Jan. 12.
For details, call (219) 558-2273 or go to www.TrainDK.com.
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.
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.
Blackhawks' Kostka, NBA HOFer Barry at Bridges' Scoreboard
GRIFFITH | Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Michael Kostka will be signing autographs at Bridges' Scoreboard Restaurant and Sports Bar, 121 N. Griffith Blvd., from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Jan. 20. A limited number of autograph tickets are on sale for $20 for each autograph. Photos of Michael Kostka will be on sale for $10 each.
* NBA Hall of Famer Rick Barry will be signing autographs at Bridges' from 6 to 8 p.m. Jan. 22. Autograph tickets are currently on sale. Advance autograph tickets are $30 (1 autograph) or $50 (2 autographs). Tickets at the door are $40 (1 autograph). Photos of Rick Barry will be on sale for $10 each.
Tickets may be purchased by calling (219) 924-2206.
Hammond Outdoor Sports Show at Jean Shepherd Center
HAMMOND | Mayor Thomas M. McDermott Jr., and Hammond Parks and Recreation will host the 30th-annual Hammond Outdoor Sports Show from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 11 and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 12 at the Jean Shepherd Community Center, 3031 J.F. Mahoney Drive. Admission is $5; children under 12 get in free. There will be free goodie bags for the first 300 attendees each day. Tickets are now on sale at the Jean Shepherd Center.
For details, call (219) 554-0155 or go to www.gohammond.com.
Zumba classes at Patti's All-American Gymnastics
DYER | Patti's All-American Gymnastics, 1530 Joliet St., is offering a free Zumba class from 9 to 10 a.m. Thursday. Weekly Zumba classes are starting Jan. 8 on Wednesdays from 9 to 10 a.m. Fees are $10 per class, or $99 for January, February and March. Free child care is included.
For details, call (219) 865-2274 or go to pattisallamerican.com.
Ultimate Armwrestling League coming to Horseshoe
HAMMOND | The Ultimate Armwrestling League is coming to Horseshoe Casino, 777 Casino Center Dr., on Jan. 11. There will be professional and amateur competitions -- amateur competition is open to the public. The tournament starts at 11 a.m.; the ultimate matchup starts at 7 p.m., featuring the super heavyweight main event between the "Brazilian Phenom" Marcio Barboza and "Leviathan" Richard Lupkes.
Tickets are available by calling 1 (800) 745-3000 or at ticketmaster.com. For more information, go to moreinfo@theUAL.com.
New location for All Aspects Baseball and Softball Academy
SOUTH CHICAGO HEIGHTS | All Aspects Baseball and Softball Academy has moved its operations to a 7,500 square foot building located at 362 East Sauk Trail -- two miles west of I-394 and four miles west of the Illinois-Indiana state line. The academy has five batting cages, muliple pitching lanes, 60-by-75 turf area for travel teams, a loft area to watch practices and lessons.
Zumba classes and Strike Force Dance and Cheer will start in January. For details, call (708) 595-0919 or go to www.eteamz.com/allaspectsbaseballacademy.
Seniors sought for low-key baseball 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.
Senior Singles Bowling Tournament at Set 'Em Up Lanes
GRIFFITH | The Greater Calumet Area USBC will hold its 8th-annual Senior Singles Bowling Tournament, Jan. 18, 19, 25 and 26 at Set 'Em Up Lanes, 135 N. Broad St. Divisions open to male and female GCA-sanctioned bowlers include ages 50-59 averaging 211 or more; ages 50-59 averaging 210 or less; 60-and-over averaging 201 or more; ages 60-and-over averaging 200 or less.
Participants bowl four games and keep the best three in the handicapped event. Cost is $30. For details, call (219) 923-7240 for www.greatercalumet.com.
North Newton looking for varsity girls tennis coach
MOROCCO | North Newton High School is looking for a varsity girls tennis coach. For details, contact Tim Feddeler at email@example.com.
Champion Cheer Camp at Patti's All-American Gymnastics
DYER | Patti's All-American Gymnastics will host its Champion Cheer Camp for ages 5-8 from 1 to 4 p.m. Thursday. Aspiring cheerleaders will learn cheers, motions, and proper hand and body movements. To register, or for more details, call (219) 865-2274 or go to www.pattisallamerican.com.
Tri Town holding spring flag football, cheer and dance league
SCHERERVILLE | The Tri Town Raiders is holding sign-ups for its flag football, cheer and dance league from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 4, 11 and 25 at the Dyer/Schererville Library. The league is for boys and girls ages 5-15. There are no size or residency requirements. Games will be played on the weekends during April. Cheer and dance teams will perform between the one-hour games. Cost is $65. For details, go to www.tritownraiders.org.
Indiana Bulldogs 12U baseball team seeks player
The Indiana Bulldogs 12U baseball team is looking to add one more player to its roster. The player would need to be a serious travel ball participant will availability to travel on weekends through the summer including a trip to Myrtle Beach. Workouts will start in January and will go up until the season begins. When inquiring about the roster spot, indicate where you're from, previous playing experience and positions. Those interested should contact Bill at (219) 669-6399 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Crown Point Babe Ruth holding baseball sign-ups
CROWN POINT | Crown Point Babe Ruth is holding sign-ups for ages 13-18 from 9 a.m. to noon Jan. 25 and Feb. 8 at Crown Point Family Fun Center Dome, 1301 Merrillville Road. 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 programs. For details, call Don Ernst at (219) 746-4351 or Becky Mild at (219) 306-6599.
Winter basketball league at the Fieldhouse-Merrillville
MERRILLVILLE | The Fieldhouse-Merrillville winter basketball leagues for boys and girls in grades 3-12 and adults will be starting in January. The leagues consist of eight games and a single-elimination tournament. All girls grade 4-8 games will be played on Sunday afternoons starting Jan. 5; all boys grade 3-5 games will be played on Sunday afternoons starting Jan. 5; all boys grade 6 games will be played on Thursday evenings starting Jan. 9; all boys grade 7 games will be played on Monday evenings starting Jan. 6; all boys grade 8 games will be played on Wednesday evenings starting Jan. 8; and all high school and adult games will played on Sunday evenings starting Jan. 5.
Cost is $495 per team or $125 for individual registration. Registration deadline is Dec. 27. For details, call (219) 738-2424 or go to www.thefieldhouse-merrillville.com.
Pro U holding 'Drop and Shop' basketball camps
MERRILLVILLE | Pro U will hold its "Drop and Shop" holiday season FUNdamentals Basketball Camp sessions for boys and girls in grades 3-12 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday and Friday at the Fieldhouse-Merrillville, 899 East 99th Court. Cost is $50 per camper and $30 for each additional family member. There is a special team rate of $400 for a maximum of 10 players. For details, call (219) 738-2424 or go to www.thefieldhouse-merrillville.com.
Hockey and figure skating lessons at Midwest Training
DYER | Midwest Training and Ice Center, 10600 White Oak Ave., is offering a free month of hockey or figure skating lessons for new students. For details, call (219) 558-8811.
Dyer Fire 14U softball team seeks one player
The Dyer Fire 14U travel softball team seeks one player to complete its 2013-2014 season roster. For details, call Jeff (219) 805-3185.
Indiana Angels 12U softball team seeks two players
The Indiana Angels 12U softball team seeks two players, no specific positions, to complete its roster. For details, contact Zabrecky at (219) 781-1727.
Lady Playmakers 12U softball team seeks pitcher
The Lady Playmakers 12U softball team is looking for a pitcher. To schedule a tryout, contact Billy Pierce at (219) 381-7007 or email@example.com.
Crown Point Bulldogs seeking 12U softball players
CROWN POINT | The Crown Point Bulldogs 12U travel softball team is looking for one quality athlete to complete its roster. For details, call Mike Manhatton at (773) 550-4466.
Jim East giving one-on-one basketball shooting lessons
MERRILLVILLE | Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame member and former Merrillville varsity head coach Jim East is giving one-hour one-on-one shooting lessons at the Fieldhouse-Merrillville during December. For details, call either (219) 662-8157 or (219) 308-5504.
Stateline Hitmen looking for player for 13U baseball team
The Stateline Hitmen 13U baseball team seeks an additional player, preferably a top pitcher/shortstop. Contact Paul Siska at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Former softball coach offering instruction, recruitment service
Frank Wilkins, who recently retired from coaching softball at St. Joseph's College after becoming the Pumas' winningest coach with more than 300 wins, is available for individual and team hitting and fielding instruction, as well as college recruiting for local high school players. For details, call (219) 796-5214 or email email@example.com.
Andrean High School hosting six-week baseball camp
MERRILLVILLE | Andrean High School is hosting a six-week baseball camp for players in grades 1-12 starting Jan. 19. Andrean head coach Dave Piskur will direct the program in conjunction with U.S. Baseball Academy. Sessions offered included advanced hitting, pitching, catching, fielding and base running. Space is limited. Registration is under way. For details, call 1 (800) 622-4487 or go to www.USBaseballAcademy.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Harlem Globetrotters coming to Hammond Civic Center
HAMMOND | The world famous Harlem Globetrotters and their "Fans Rule" World Tour are coming to the Hammond Civic Center Jan. 4. Fans will be allowed to vote for the rules the game will be played under. The options include Hot Hand Jersey (the designated player wearing the jersey is awarded double points for each basket made); Make of Miss (each team starts the quarter with two players before players get added or removed based on made or missed shots); and Trick Shot Challenge (coaches may challenge the opposing team three times during the game to make a trick shot -- a make is good for five points; a miss awards the other team five points). Online voting is open at harlemglobetrotters.com/rule. Tickets are $13, and may be purchased at the Civic Center, by calling (866) 468-3401 or by going to harlemglobetrotters.com or www.ticketweb.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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
APEX Baseball holding invitation-only 17U workouts
APEX Baseball is accepting invitational-only workouts for its 1&U baseball team. Players must be in their junior year of high school and are seriously interested in playing at the college level. For consideration, contact Brett Summers at (219) 765-0085 or email@example.com, or Marc Escobedo at (219) 308-4449 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com. Only serious and experienced travel players should inquire.