Sports Shorts: May 23
SC baseball, softball advance in sectionals
South Central’s baseball team defeated Argos in a shortened 14-4 rout to open up their state tournament, while the Satellites decimated host Triton in their softball sectional opener on Wednesday night, 21-0.
Blazers golf adds Senior Day match
Marquette has added a boys golf match on Friday at 4 p.m. versus Illiana Christian at Michigan City Municipal Golf Course for the program’s Senior Day.
La Porte Baseball Summer Camp in June
The La Porte Slicer baseball coaching staff and players will conduct the annual summer baseball camp June 10-June 13 for students currently in Kindergarten through fifth grade, at Schreiber Field. Times are: K-second grade, 10-11:25 a.m.; and third-fifth grade, 11:30 a.m.-12:55 p.m. Cost of the camp will be $40 per player. Players should wear tennis shoes or cleats, shorts, sweat pants, or baseball pants and a T-shirt. Players should bring baseball gloves. Instructors will be La Porte High School baseball players and coaches. Registration due date is June 4. Players will receive a T-shirt, but they can’t assure T-shirt sizes on late registrations. Make checks payable to: Slicer Boys Baseball Camp, 602 F. St., La Porte, IN, 46350.
Briar Leaf Summer Junior Camps
Briar Leaf Golf Club is offering its popular Summer Junior Golf Camps beginning in June. The camps are offered four times in the summer and feature professional swing instruction from PGA Professional Jay Williams and PGA Associate Cody Ward and their staff, as well as on-course play. Beginning juniors can register for the First Swing Program, while experienced golfers may participate in the Players Club. Registration forms are available at Briar Leaf or on the club’s website at briarleaf.com. Early registration is encouraged to insure a spot in the desired week. For more information, call Briar Leaf at 219-326-1992.
La Porte Junior Golf Tour
Registration is now open for this summer’s La Porte Junior Golf Tour. Designed for juniors who have on-course playing experience, the tour visits Briar Leaf, Beechwood, Legacy Hills and Michigan City Municipal in a seven-tournament schedule. Players will compete in age groups ranging from eight to 17 years old for both boys and girls. At only $45 for the season, the tour provides a great opportunity for juniors to play at all of the local public golf courses in a tournament atmosphere. Registration forms are available at Briar Leaf Golf Club or on the La Porte Junior Golf Tour Facebook page. For more information, call Jay Williams or Cody Ward at Briar Leaf at 219-326-1992.
City hosting FB showcase
Michigan City will host a Region College Football Showcase for prospective college athletes Tuesday at Ames Field. Registration is at 5 p.m. NCAA Division II and III and NAIA coaches will be on hand for evaluation. The linemen session will run from 5:30 to 6:30 followed by the skill position session from 7 to 8:15, The event will consist of footwork and position drills, one on ones and seven on sevens. Athletes will receive a registration numbered T-shirt to aid in the identification process. Cost is $10 per athlete. A concession stand will be open for spectators.
Westville golf outing Saturday
The Westville Alumni Association will host a golf outing Saturday at the Michigan City Municipal Course. Registration will begin at 11 a.m. with lunch at 11:30 and a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Scott. C. Knoll Scholarship Fund. In the 12 years of the event, over $75,000 in scholarships have been awarded to graduating Westville seniors. The outing will be a four-person scramble. Entry fee is $65 per individual and $260 per foursome before May 17 and $75 per golfer after May. Entry is limited to the first 100 paid golfers. The fee includes lunch, greens fee, cart and meal after golf. Prizes will be awarded for longest drive, closest to the pin and longest putt. Deadline is May 23. For details or forms, log on to www.westvillealumni.com or contact AJ Pilarski at 574-286-3604.
Valley Hills Golf Course membership special
‘Think Golf’ this spring at Valley Hills Golf Course in Rolling Prairie with a membership special. It’s offering a membership for $150, a $75 savings. For information, call Valley Hills at 219-778-2823.
St. Stan’s 5K June 1
St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Church will hold the seventh annual St. Stanislaus 5K run on June 1 at Nelson Park in Trail Creek. Race proceeds will fund needed repairs to St. Stanislaus Church, one of LaPorte County’s oldest Catholic churches. The race course treks through the beautiful surroundings of Nelson Park and Trail Creek. Unique plaques will be given in eight age divisions for women, men and children, plus the top three overall female and male runners and the top female and male walkers. Race entry forms are available at the school, the Trail Creek Town Hall and Robert Tylisz Appliance. Entry forms can be downloaded at ststanstc5Krunwalk.com or enter online at RunSignUp.com. Enter key word “St. Stans 5k.”
Softball travel team needs catcher
The PJM Elite 14U travel softball team is looking for a catcher and would consider an all-around utility player. Players must have been 13 or 14 as of Dec. 31, 2018. The Class C team, based at the Portage Junior Miss Softball Complex, plays a full summer schedule, including NSA and USSSA tournaments. Anyone interested in a tryout or wants more information can contact coach Keith Gakle at email@example.com or 219-221-7786.
Meet Rusty, win TV at House of Hope outing
Rusty the RailCat will be on hand at the House of Hope baseball field, 907 Chicago St., Michigan City, from 11 a.m. to noon on June 15. The first 25 people in attendance receive free hot dogs and snack packs. A 32-inch TCL Roku TV will also be raffled off. Tickets are available at the Michigan Township Trustee Office, 2601 E. Michigan Blvd., or by calling Alonzo Rupert (219-229-4757) or Lorraine (708-983-5368).
Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church Soccer Camp
Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church hosts a soccer camp June 17-June 21. The main camp is for ages 5-12 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. June 17-June 21. The beginners’ camp is for ages 3-4 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. June 18-21. Cost is $20 per child. (Timely payment of this fee secures your child’s spot.) Registrations and fee payment must be completed by June 1. Space is limited and there’s a cap on the number of participants allowed in each age level.
Each registered and participating child will receive a T-shirt and additional sports item. Participants must bring cleats or athletic shoes, shin guards and water. Beginners’ Camp participants should bring athletic shoes and water. Qualifying families may contact Beautiful Savior directly to inquire about camp scholarships. Call (219) 324-7442 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.