Wright leads Tiger Sharks at Indiana State Championships
Emma Wright scored 40 of the Hobart Tiger Sharks 62 points at the Indiana Age Group Long Course Swimming Championships held July 26-28 in Indianapolis.
Competing in the 10-and-under girls division, Emma finished in sixth place in the 200 freestyle, eighth place in the 100 backstroke, ninth in the 100 free, 11th in the 50 free, 16th in the 50 butterfly and 25th in the 50 backstroke.
Emma later represented Team Indiana at the Central Zone 14-and-under Championships held last weekend in Geneva, Ohio.
Crown Point Cal Ripken holding fall registration
Crown Point Cal Ripken is holding registration for ages 7-8 (machine pitch) and 9-11 (player pitch). Ages are determined as of April 30, 2013. Registration is being taken online through Aug. 15 at cpcalripkenbaseball.com.
Cost is $100 plus $4 online fee, $3.50 registration fee and $40 fee for non-Crown Point Cal Ripken League players.
Bulldogs 16U 'A' softball tryouts slated
CROWN POINT | The Crown Point Bulldogs 16U 'A' travel softball team will hold tryouts from 6-8 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m.-noon Sunday on field No. 7 at the C.P. softball complex, located at 113th Ave. and U.S. 231. For details, call Sam at (219) 512-4229.
Indiana Warriors holding 12U baseball tryouts
CROWN POINT | The Indiana Warriors 12U baseball team is holding tryouts at 10 a.m. Saturday and Aug. 17 at the Lakes of Four Seasons baseball fields. For details, call (219) 613-7675.
Dyer Fire 16U softball team holding tryouts
HAMMOND | The Dyer Fire 16U "A" Ericksen team is having tryouts at 6 p.m. today at 7527 Kennedy Ave. Players should arrive 15 minutes early to register. For details, go to www.eteamzcom/dyerfire16u.
Crown Point Babe Ruth holding fall sign-ups
CROWN POINT | Crown Point Babe Ruth fall ball league sign-ups will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Crown Point Fun Center Dome, 1301 Merrillville Road, for players 12-14 and 15-18. Cost is $125 for Crown Point players and $145 for non-residents. The 12-14-year-olds will be playing at the Babe Ruth field, and the 15-18-year-olds will be playing at the Legion field.
For details, call Don Ernst at (219) 746-4351, Becky Mild at (2190 306-6599 or John Pearson at (219) 682-4351.
Lady Playmakers to hold 12U softball tryouts
HAMMOND | The Lady Playmakers 12U travel softball team is holding tryouts at 5 p.m. Wednesday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Caldwell Sports Complex, located at 173rd and Parrish Avenues. For details, or to schedule a personal tryout, call Billy Pierce at (219) 381-7007.
Triple Crown All Stars holding baseball tryouts
HIGHLAND | The Triple All Stars are holding tryouts for their travel baseball organization Saturday at Kane Field in Homestead Park. Tryouts for 9U and 10U will be from 9 to 10:30 a.m.; for 11U will be from 10:15 to 11:45 a.m.; for 12U will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.; for 13U will be from 12:45 to 2:15 p.m.; for 14 will be from 2 to 3:30 p.m.; and for 15U will be from 3:15 to 4:45 p.m.
In case of rain, tryouts will be at Triple Crown All Stars in Schererville. Players should who up 20 minutes early to register. The program is also looking for coaches. For details, call (219) 864-0711.
Silverhawk Fastpitch holding 14U softball tryouts
CEDAR LAKE | Silverhawks Fastpitch is holding 14U travel tryouts at 6 p.m. Wednesday and from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Cedar Lake Softball Complex -- take U.S. 41 south to 133rd Street and turn left, make right at Osburn and turn left at second stop sign. Players should arrive 15 early to complete paper work. To email for paper work forms to compete beforehand, go to email@example.com.
Adult indoor softball league forming at The Dome
CROWN POINT | Adult indoor softball leagues are forming at the Crown Point Family Fun Center Dome. Co-ed league starts Sept. 3; men's league starts Sept. 5. Cost is $500 per team. For details, call Dave at (219) 765-4966.
Catcher camp at Dave Griffin's Baseball School
GRIFFITH | Dave Griffin's Baseball School will hold a catcher camp for ages 11-18 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 17. Professional player Chris Ciatti will be the instructor. For details, call (219) 922-1107 or email DGbaseball@comcast.net.
Indiana Chiefs holding baseball tryouts
The Indiana Chiefs of Hammond will be holding tryouts for their 13-, 14- 16- and 17-year-old teams will be Sunday at Andrean High School. Tryouts for the 13- and 14- year-old teams will be at 9 a.m. Tryouts for Coach Jim Tucker's 16-year-old team will be at 11 a.m.; tryouts for Coach Dave Sutkowski's 17-year-old team will be at 12:30 p.m.
Rain date for any of the above tryouts will be Aug. 18. Players are encouraged to pre-register online for any of the above tryouts. For more details and to pre-register, call (219) 852-9461 or go to hammondchiefs.com.
Highland Soccer Club holding Soccer Palooza
HIGHLAND | The Highland Soccer Club will hold its annual Soccer Palooza form special needs kids ages 4-19 from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday at Meadows Park, 9400 Southmoor Ave. The free event is open to kids from all areas, not Highland residents. All participants will receive a T-shirt and a trophy. A certificate for lunch will be provided by Culver's of Highland for all participants.
To register, or to become a corporate sponsor, contact Pat Krull at (219) 924-5121 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or Mike Wagner at (219) 781-3205 at email@example.com.
NWI All Star Game and home run derby at SteelYard
GARY | The NWI National Adult Baseball Association will hold its annual home run derby and all-star game Saturday at the U.S. SteelYard. All league members are eligible to participate int he derby which starts at 1 p.m. Cost is $10 to enter.
The all star game is at 4 p.m. Admission is free. No outside food or drink will be allowed in the park. Concession stands will be open.
Illiana Blackbirds holding junior hockey tryouts
ST. JOHN | The Illiana Blackbirds junior hockey team is holding tryouts for ages 16-20 from 12:50 to 5:40 p.m. Aug. 24 and Aug. 25 at Midwest Training and Ice Center. The tryout fee is $60. To reserve a spot, contact Jacqueline Owerko at (312) 301-8200 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Andrean Football holding fundraising social Aug. 9
CROWN POINT | Andrean Football is hosting a fundraising social to kick-off the season at 6 p.m. Friday at the American Legion, 1401 N. Main St. Summer-casual attire. Catered menu and drinks included, as well as music, free wine tasting, raffles, auctions and more. Cost is $40 -- pay at the door. For details, call (219) 730-7685 after 5 p.m.
Merrillville football team holding golf outing
CROWN POINT | The Merrillville High School football team will hold its inaugural outing Aug. 17 at Summertree Golf Course. The outing is open to anyone. The event will begin at 8 a.m. Lunch will be a 1 p.m. Cost is $60. To register, contact Zach Sliwa at (219) 510-5830 or email@example.com.
South Shore Steelheads holding 15U baseball tryouts
HOBART | The South Shore Steelheads are holding tryouts for its 15U travel baseball team at 10 a.m. Saturday at the City Ball Park in Hobart. The coaching staff has playing experience at collegiate and professional levels. For details, contact Dan Zanolla at (219) 781-4915 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or go to www.southshoresteelheads.com.
Silverhawks Fastpitch 14U softball team holding tryouts
CEDAR LAKE | The Silverhawks Fastpitch 14U softball team will hold tryouts from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Aug. 10 and 11, and at 6 p.m. Aug. 7 at 10709 W. 134th Place. For details, email email@example.com.
Lake Central Hockey Club holding on-ice conditioning
ST. JOHN | The Lake Central Hockey Club is beginning on-ice conditioning at Midwest Training and Ice Center for players in grades 9-12 interested in playing for Lake Central this fall. There are eight on-ice conditioning sessions scheduled beginning Tuesday. Three tryout dates will be determined at a later time.
The conditioning times and dates are from 3 to 4 p.m. Aug. 6, 8 and 13; from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 15; from 9:10 to 10:10 p.m. Aug. 20; from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 22; from 9:10 to 10:10 p.m. Aug. 27; and from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 29.
Players do not have to attend Lake Central to be eligible to play, through some eligibility requirements apply. Cost for the sessions and tryouts are $250. For details, contact Dan Clark at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Triple Crown Threat holding 16U softball tryouts
SCHERERVILLE | The Triple Crown Threat 16U travel softball team will be holding tryouts for the upcoming season from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Rohrman Park, 6750 Rohrman Road. For details, contact Mark Debartolo at (219) 484-1269 or email@example.com.
Indiana Elite holding travel ball tryouts
MERRILLVILLE | Indiana Elite Baseball Softball Facility, 8224 Wright St., is holding travel baseball and softball tryouts. For baseball, 16U tryouts will be at 10:45 a.m. Aug. 11 at Lake Central High School; 15U tryouts will be 10 a.m. Sunday and Aug. 11 at Lake Central; 13U tryouts will be held at 6 p.m. Sunday and 9:15 a.m. Aug. 11 at Lake Central; 12U tryouts will be held noon Sunday at Lake Central, 6 p.m. Aug. 7 at Indiana Elite and noon Aug. 11 at Lake Central; 11U tryouts will be held 1:45 p.m. Sunday at Lake Central, 7 p.m. Aug. 8 at Indiana Elite, and 1:45 p.m. Aug. 11 at Lake Central; tryouts for 10U will be 3:30 p.m. Sunday and Aug. 11 at Lake Central; tryouts for 9U will be 4:45 p.m. Sunday and Aug. 11 at Lake Central.
Softball tryouts for 16U will be 9:30 a.m. Sunday at Lake Central, and 7:45 p.m. Aug. 11 at Indiana Elite; tryouts for 14U will be noon Sunday at Lake Central; 7 p.m. Aug. 7 at Indiana Elite and noon Aug. 11 at Lake Central; tryouts for 10U will be 10:45 a.m. Sunday at Lake Central.
For details, call (219) 545-2241 or go to www.train-elite.com.
Indiana Angels holding softball tryouts
The Indiana Angels are holding tryouts for their 16U and 12U fastpitch softball teams.
Tryouts for the 16U team will be at 3 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at 9000 Taft St., Merrillville behind Living Hope Church. For details, call Bill at (219) 488-6915 or email Indiana.firstname.lastname@example.org.
For details, call Al at (219) 781-1727, Jim at (219) 765-3462 or email Indiana.email@example.com.
Dyer Fire holding 12U and 14U travel softball tryouts
DYER | The Dyer Fire are holding 12U and 14U travel softball tryouts at Northgate Park Field One -- the park is located one block south of Main Street on Calumet Avenue. The times are at 6 p.m. Aug. 9 and Aug. 16, and 11 a.m. Aug. 11 and Aug. 18. For at personal tryouts, contact Jeff Elbaor at (219) 805-3185 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.
St. John 18U travel baseball seeks players
ST. JOHN | St. John 18U travel baseball is accepting applicants for its team, which will play locally and out of town weekly for the 2014 season. Players will have full access to baseball facilities for practice and games. For details, contact manager Bob Kelley at Bkelley685@comcast.net.
Midwest Training holding Kids Night Out
ST. JOHN | Midwest Train and Ice Center, 10600 White Oak Ave., will be hosting Kids Night Out from 5 to 8 p.m. Aug. 17. Cost is $30, and $25 for each additional child. Supervised open gym, bounce house, games, craft and dinner are included. For details, call (219) 558-8811 or go to www.midwesttrainingandice.com.
Illinois Outlaws holding softball tryouts
SOUTH HOLLAND | The Illinois Outlaws are holding softball tryouts for the 2014. Times, dates and sites are as follows:
From 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 6 tryouts will be held for 14U, 16U and 18U at Thornwood High School, 17101 South Park Ave.; from 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 7 tryouts will be held for 14U, 16U and 18U at Thornwood and Crete Elementary School; from 9 to 10 a.m. Aug. 10 tryouts will be held for 14U at Boone Grove High School, and from 1 to 3 p.m. Thornwood; from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 10 tryouts will be held for 16U and 18U at Thornwood; from 9 to 11 a.m. Aug. 11 tryouts will be held for 14U at Thornwood; from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 11 tryouts will be held for 16U and 18U at Thornwood; from 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 14 tryouts will be held for 14U, 16U and 18U at Thornwood; from 9 to 11 a.m. Aug. 17 tryouts will be held for 14U at Thornwood; from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 17 tryouts will be held for 16U and 18U at Thornwood.
For details, or to schedule a private tryouts, contact Gary Lagesse at (708) 638-9618 or Glagesse@aol.com.
Hobart Baseball Club holding tryouts
HOBART | The Hobart Baseball Club is holding tryouts Aug. 18 and Aug. 25 at Hobart High School. Times are 10 a.m. for ages 8, 9 and 10, and 11 a.m. for ages 11 and 12. For details, call (219) 840-8918.
Catholic Charities to hold annual golf outing
SCHERERVILLE | The Catholic Charities annual golf outing will be held Aug. 26 at Briar Ridge Country Club. Registration will begin at 8 a.m.; shotgun start is at 9 a.m. Cost per golfer is $150, which includes green fees, range balls, club handling, a golf cart, breakfast, lunch and prizes. Sponsorships are available, ranging from $150 to $10,000. Sponsorships for prize donations or monetary contributions are also available.
For details, contact Jackie at (219) 886-3549 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Morris Elite Baseball holding baseball tryouts
MUNSTER | Morris Elite Baseball will be holding tryouts for its teams Saturday and Sundayat Munster High School's baseball field. Tryouts for the 9, 10 and 11U teams for next year are from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday; tryouts for the 12, 13 and 14U teams for next year are from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. For details, call (219) 677-2183 or visit www.morriselitebaseball.com.
Triple Crown Xplosion holding 12U softball tryouts
SCHERERVILLE | Triple Crown All Stars in Schererville will be holding tryouts for their 12U softball team from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, and from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Campagna Academy, 7403 Cline Ave. -- the softball field is located on the south end of the property in back. Players will a 2001 birthdate or later are eligible.
For details, or to schedule a private tryout, call Dave Smith at (219) 765-1484.
South Shore Steelheads holding baseball tryouts
HOBART | The South Shore Steelheads 14U travel baseball team will holding tryouts from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday and Aug. 18 at Hobart's City Ball Park. Players must be 14 or younger by April 1, 2014. For details, call Dave at (219) 545-1422.
Crown Point Quarterback Club holding golf outing
CROWN POINT | The Crown Point Quarterback Club will hold its annual golf outing Saturday at Summertree Golf Course, 2323 E. 101st Ave. Registration is at noon; start is at 1 p.m. Cost is $400 per foursome, which includes golf, two carts, food, beverages and prizes. RSVP by Wednesday by contacting Tom Gulbrandsen at (219) 663-3996 or email@example.com.
High School Fall Baseball League taking registration
The High School Fall Baseball League has expanded to 14 locations across the Midwest. Each location plays a six-week regular season beginning Aug. 25 and running through Oct. 13. Cost is $225 per player. The deadline to register is Aug. 4. To register, go to www.HSFBL.com.
Crown Point Swim Club to hold kids triathlon
CROWN POINT | The Crown Point Swim Club will hold a sprint kids triathlon for ages 6 and over Sept. 28 at Crown Point High School. For details, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.crownpointswimclub.org.
Illiana Blackbirds looking for host families
The Illiana Blackbirds junior hockey team is looking for host families for the 2013-2014 season. Those interested should call Jacqueline Owerko at (312) 301-8200 or email@example.com.
Hunting education safety courses at Cedar Creek
CEDAR LAKE | The Department of Natural Resources will hold hunter's education safety courses Aug. 16 and 17, and Sept. 13 and 14 at Cedar Creek Family Golf Center, W. 109th Ave. Times are from 6 to 9 p.m. on the Fridays, and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the Saturdays.
For details, contact the DNR at (219) 879-5710 or go to www.in.gov/dnr/.
Jim East giving basketball shooting lessons
MERRILLVILLE | Former Merrillville boys basketball coach and Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame member Jim East is giving basketball shooting lessons through July and August. For cost and registration, call (219) 662-8157 or (219) 308-5504.
Ron Kittle to hold Retro Jersey Motorcycle Ride
COUNTRYSIDE | Ron Kittle's Retro Jersey Motorcycle Ride will take place Aug. 17 starting and ending at the Illinois Harley Davidson, 9950 Joliet Road. Registration is at 9 a.m.; first bike out is at 11 a.m.; last bike in is at 4 p.m. Registration is $55 per person on site and $50 before Aug. 10; VIP registration is $155 per person and $135 before Aug. 10. All registrants receive continental breakfast, ride T-shirt, sponsor giveaways, after ride party access, food and drink ticket, 100-mile ride map and free entry for one-week vacation. VIP registrants will receive '83 replica Kittle jersey, VIP group photo, a special gift and will ride with Kittle's group.
Proceeds will benefit Indiana Sports Charities, which Kittle founded in 1989. To pre-register for the ride, go to www.indianasportscharities.org.
Schererville Fall Ball softball registration
Schererville Fall Ball softball registration are being taken. The league will run from Aug. 17 through Sept. 14 with a year-end tournament on Sept. 20-22. Registration fees for 9U-16U divisions are $85 for one player, $160 for two players, $235 for three players and $310 for four players. Registration fee for co-ed T-ball is $25 per player.
To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Baseball team seeks adult players for World Series
The Region Red Sox are looking for players for the MSBL/MABL 35+ World Series to be held Oct. 28-Nov. 2. in Arizona. The team's sponsor is covering the team fees, lodging and uniforms. Games will be played on MLB spring training fields. Those interested should contact Mike at firstname.lastname@example.org or www.regionredsox.com.
Illiana Misfits holding rugby tryouts at Riverside
HAMMOND | The Illiana Misfits Division 3 rugby club is holding tryouts for its seven-man team every Tuesday and Thursday at 6 p.m. at Riverside Park. The club welcomes experienced and inexperienced players. Football, soccer and wrestling experience are beneficial.
For details, contact Tom Sourlis at (219) 923-6490 or Tsourlis@comcast.net.
Diamond Elite holding volleyball leagues and camps
The Diamond Elite Volleyball Academy is offering summer leagues and instruction for girls entering grades 3-8 and with all levels of experience. For details, call (219) 613-3301 or go to www.diamondelitevba.com.
Hammond Optimist Youth Sports hosting World Series
HAMMOND | Hammond Optimist Youth Sports is hosting the 2013 Cal Ripken 12U World Series, Aug. 9-16 at the HOYS Complex located at Columbia Avenue and River Drive. The HOYS Bulldogs as well as the Northern Indiana champions will be two of the 10 teams participating in the series. Those interested in sponsoring and/or volunteering for the event should contact Tim Bell at (219) 484-0568 or Doyle Godbolt at (219) 512-4543, or email hoysports.baberuthonline.com.
For further details, go to www.12uworldserieshammond.org.
Darrel Chaney to appear at InnerMission dinner
Morton graduate and former major league baseball player Darrel Chaney will appear at the InnerMission Inc. benefit dinner 6 p.m. Sept. 20 at the Area Career Center, 5727 Sohl Ave., Hammond.
Earlier that day, InnerMission will hold its third-annual golf classic at 8 a.m. at Wicker Park Memorial Park Golf Course in Highland.
Cost for the dinner is $30; cost for golf is $65; cost for both is $75.
For details, call Scott Wells at (219) 712-5736 or email IM@thegateonline.net.