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Bishop Noll to hold winter camp: Bishop Noll's baseball program will hold a winter skills camp from noon to 3 p.m. Jan. 5 at the school. The camp is open to students in grades five to eight. Students will have a hands on training experience with coaches and players. For details, go to bishopnollathletics.or or call 219-932-9058.

Crown Point Babe Ruth to offer winter workouts: Crown Point Babe Ruth is offering 10 weeks of winter workouts for $150. Workouts will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Jan. 6, 13, 20 and 27; Feb. 10, 17, 24; and March 3, 10 and 17. To sign up, go to Crown Point Family Fun Center "DOME". For details, call Don Ernst at 219-746-4351.

The Northwest Indiana Shockers youth baseball club is looking for players: The Northwest Indiana Shockers youth baseball travel team is looking for players for their 15-and-Under baseball team. For information, email team manager Ryan Bridges at rmbridge21@yahoo.com. The team website is www.indianashockers.com.

Triple Crown looking for 10U travel players: Triple Crown Valparaiso is looking for 10-and-under travel players. For details, call 219-462-3927.

TR Select looking for baseball players: TR Select is looking for two to three part-time 10-and-under boys baseball players for the 2019 season. Purdue Northwest baseball recruiting coordinator Dave Waddell directs the program. For tryout details, call coach Josh Holland 219-798-9436. The website is www.trselect.org.

Playmakers 16U baseball looking for catcher, two pitchers: Playmakers 16-and-Under baseball is looking for a catcher and two pitchers to fill its roster. Call 219-922-1107 to schedule a private tryout.

Babe Ruth umpire clinic to be held March 9: The Northern Indiana State Babe Ruth/Ohio Valley Babe Ruth Umpire Clinic will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 9 at the Crown Point Family Fun Center, 1301 Merrillville Road, Crown Point. Sign-ups will begin at 8 a.m. Cost is $40 for the clinic and lunch will be provided. Jim Evans and Mike Fichter will run the clinic. RSVP to John.Pearson@arcelormittal.com or jpearson84@comcast.net You can also sign up or re-certify for NUA Babe Ruth Baseball certification at the clinic for an additional $55 or baseball/softball for $75.

Basketball

Boys and Girls Duneland Club to offer teen travel basketball: Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana's Duneland Club will hold tryouts for the teen travel basketball league from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Dec. 4 at the Duneland Club's gymnasium. League season runs from Jan. 22 to March 9. League will begin with a 3-on-3 tournament and social pizza party from 9 a.m.to 2 p.m. Jan. 19. All games will be held during the week at 5:30 p.m. Participants must be registered members of the club. For details, contact Ron Ranta, club director, rranta@bgcgreaternwi.org, 219-926-9770, ext. 550; Chris Geiger, program director, cgeiger@bgcgreaternwi.org, 219-926-9770, ext. 551; or bgcgreaternwi.org/clubs/chesterton-duneland.

Crossroads YMCA to offer youth basketball and soccer: Crossroads YMCA will offer youth basketball and soccer for players aged 6- to 12-and-Under. Basketball is available at Hammond, Southlake and Whiting YMCA locations and Soccer is available at Griffith location. Games begin Dec. 8 and run for 10 weeks. Register at a Y location or online at crymca.org.

Football and cheer

Tri-Town Raiders Pop Warner holding fall registration: The Tri Town Raiders Pop Warner football, cheer and flag program is holding its sign-ups. Players aged 5 to 14 from any town are eligible to participate. If interested, email Kristine Cormican at klcormican@yahoo.com or go to www.tritownraiders.org.

Northern Indiana Pop Warner to hold signups: Northern Indiana Pop Warner Little Scholars, youth football, cheer, flag and challenger will hold fall signups. For details, go to http://www.nipwls.com and look under "local associations" for your town's contact information to enroll.

Greater Hoosier football and cheer looking for players: The Greater Hoosier Conference Youth Football and Cheer is looking for new towns, individual teams or individual players. For details, go to www.ghcyfc.com.

Health and Fitness

Hobart YMCA to hold holiday session registration: There are swim lesson options for ages 6 months through adult plus fitness and aquatic classes. Register at the YMCA, 601 W. 40th Place or go to www.hobartymca.org. Access the mobile app by searching Hobart Family YMCA in the app store. For details, call 219-942-2183.

Hobart YMCA has new classes: The Hobart YMCA, 601 W. 40th Place, is offering new classes in youth fitness, cardio drumming, cardio and strength and a Sunday morning tranquility class. For days and times, go to www.hobartymca.org/schedules.html.

Pickleball at Schererville's Franciscan Health Fitness Center: Pickleball is available all day Tuesdays, beginning at 7:30 a.m. and from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursdays at Franciscan Health Fitness Centers in Schererville. Nonmembers are welcome. Participants must be 18 or older and have a state ID. For details, call 219-865-6969.

LaPorte Hospital wellness center to offer group exercise classes: The LaPorte Hospital wellness center will offer group exercise classes as part of a membership. Classes are available with a membership or $5 one-week trial at The Crossing of LaPorte Hospital  or the Wellness & Rehab Center in New Carlisle. Classes being offered are zumba, zumba gold, zumba toning, yoga, chair yoga, strength training and circuit training. For details, go to to laportehealth.com.

Running

IndianaRunner.com to hold cross country clinic: IndianaRunner.com will host a cross country clinic, beginning with registration/check in at 8 a.m. Dec. 8 at Westfield High School. It will feature coaching presentations, a panel of 2018 CC podium coaches and free giveaways will be handed out throughout the day. Registration is $65 through Dec. 6 at secure.getmeregistered.com/get_information.php?event_id=130993. Onsite registration is $75 cash, check or card.

Soccer

Tuesday Night Soccer will return to Hammond: Mayor McDermott and the Hammond Parks and Recreation Department are inviting soccer enthusiasts to come out from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday nights from Nov. 20 through Dec. 18 and Jan. 8 through March 26 to play or be coached in soccer at the Jean Shepherd Community Center, 3031 J.F. Mahoney Drive. Cost is $4 per youth player, $3 for the second child and $5 for adult player. No charge for Center annual members. Players need to bring shin guards and ball. All children under age 18 must have waiver form completed (http://www.gohammond.com, click on document central, parks & recreation). For details, call 219-554-0155.

Softball

Crown Point to accept girls fall softball registration: The Crown Point Parks and Recreation Department is accepting individual players and teams for its girls fall softball league for those aged 3 through high school. There will be travel teams, all-star teams and in-house teams. For individual registration rates, preschool to first grade is $45 per player, second grade to high school is $85. Team registration for preschool to first grade is $350 and second grade to high school is $750. For details and to register, call the park department at 219-661-2272 or email John Stroia at jstroia@crownpoint.in.gov.

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Sports Copy Editor

Jim is a copy editor for The Times who works out of Valparaiso. A South Central High School (1984) and Ball State ('89) grad, he’s covered preps most of his career. He received the Indiana High School Wrestling Coaches Association’s Media Award in 1997.