Sports shorts: Aug. 3

August 4, 2018

La Porte Soccer Club Trivia Night/Silent Auction Saturday

A Trivia Night and Silent Auction to support the La Porte Soccer Club for boys and girls soccer will be on Saturday at 6 p.m. at the Civic Auditorium Banquet Hall (downstairs). You can help support area youth by donating items/money for the silent auction, and joining them for a night of fun, auctions, and trivia hosted by Ben Konowitz. Table of 10 ($100), or individual ticket ($10). Register online at http://lpsoccer.brownpapertickets.com, or call Tom McCoy to donate items or purchase tickets at 219-575-4844.

La Porte Travel Soccer sign-ups

Registration is still open for La Porte Travel Soccer. They have a few openings for U10, U12 and U14 players for the fall season. U10 born between 8-1-08 and 7-31-10. U12 born between 8-1-06 and 7-31-08. U14 born between 8-1-04 and 7-31-06. Games begin August 25. Sign up online at LaPorteSoccer.org, or call 219-363-1447.

Slicers/Lakers’ tennis schedule change

La Porte’s boys tennis home match versus La Lumiere scheduled for Sept. 19 will now be played on Sept. 14 at 7 p.m. at the LeRoy Courts. The 1968 Slicer state champions will be honored that evening.

Turbos Swim Club needs assistant

The La Porte Turbos Swim Club is seeking qualified applicants for an assistant coach position to work with early developmental training groups. The position is 10-15 hours per week from 5-8 p.m., and some weekends for meets. The assistant works with the coach to teach proper technique and prepare swimmers for meets, monitor groups during practices, and promote safety. Applicants must be willing to complete CPR certification and become a registered member of USA Swimming. Experience swimming at the high school or collegiate level, or previous coaching experience is preferred. The club pays an hourly rate and compensation for all training and certification. For more information or to submit a resume, email coach Brahim Hakim at laporteturbosswim@gmail.com.

2018 La Porte City Golf Tournament

The 2018 La Porte City Golf Tournament at Beechwood Golf Course, sponsored by Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance, is upcoming. Participants must play a qualifying round by Sunday in an approved group. Results from the qualifying rounds of stroke play will flight the field. There will be a Senior Flight for those 60 years and older. The three-round match play tournament will be Aug. 10, 11, and 12 with tee times beginning at 11 a.m. The cost is $65 per player and 100 percent of the entry goes towards the prize pool and banquet on Sunday. Make checks payable to Cashmer Inc. Cart fees are additional. Entry forms can be picked up at Beechwood, or downloaded at thebeechwoodgolfcourse.com.

La Porte, MC Pop Warner football sign-ups

Northern Indiana Pop Warner Little Scholars, youth football, cheer, flag and challenger teams are conducting fall sign-ups. For details, visit nipwls.com. In La Porte, contact Dennis Menear at laportepopwarnerpresident@yahoo.com. Games are played at Kiwanis Field. In Michigan City, contact Jerry Heath at jerryheath21@gmail.com. Games are played at Ames Field.

USTA Junior Tennis league forming

Area teams are being put together for United State Tennis Association’s Junior Team Tennis, a coed league for ages 18 and under. Matches will be played Tuesday and Thursday evenings in Porter and Lake counties. The fee is $18 and USTA membership is not required. Interested players who want to form a team or want to be placed on an existing team should call Donn Gobbie at 219-629-3821 or visit tennis219.com.

Paladin hosts co-ed softball tournament

Paladin is looking for teams to play their first inaugural Co-ed Softball Tournament on August 25 at Patriot Park Sports Complex in Michigan City. Teams must consist of at least five men and five women 18 or older. Registration fee is $250 per team. The tournament will raise funds to help support persons with disabilities. Games will be played from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. in the park at 2224 N. CR 950W. For more information, call Erin Mooneyhan at 219-324-0656, ext. 1128; visit Paladin Inc.’s Facebook page; or visit paladin.care/co-ed-softball-tournament.html.

7th annual Runnin’ for Prestin 5K/10K

The 7th annual Runnin’ for Prestin 5K/10K will be Sept. 15 in Washington Park, starting at 8 a.m. at the shelter by the splash pad. Proceeds from the run go towards pediatric cancer research at Riley Children’s Hospital. For more information, visit runninforprestin.com, go to the RunninforPrestin Facebook page or email info@runninforprestin.com. The race was named in honor of Prestin, who was 10 years old when he was diagnosed with medulloblastoma, an aggressive form of brain cancer. He successfully battled the cancer and is now 17 and cancer-free.

Dates announced for 2018 Porter AM

The 63rd annual Porter AM golf tournament will be played the weekends of Sept. 8-9 and Sept. 15-16. The master division and women’s division will start at 8 a.m. Sept. 8 at Forest Park; the open division will start at 8 a.m. that at The Brassie. Master division and women’s division will continue at 11 a.m. Sept. 9 at Sand Creek; and the open division will continue at 11 a.m. at Valparaiso Country Club. On Sept. 15, masters and women will start at 8 a.m. at The Brassie; the open division will start at 11 a.m. at Sand Creek. On Sept. 16, the master’s/women’s division will start play at 11 a.m. at VCC; the open division will start at 8 a.m. at Forest Park. For information, call 219-462-3812.

10th annual Bike Michiana for Hospice ride

The Center for Hospice Care and the Hospice Foundation announce the 10th Annual Bike Michiana for Hospice will take place Sunday, September 23, starting and finishing at the Center’s Mishawaka Campus next to Central Park, along the scenic St. Joseph River. There will be a new route for casual cyclists and families, plus two longer routes for cycling enthusiasts. TFor more information, visit foundationforhospice.org/bike.

2019 Cougar Baseball Club open tryouts

Tryouts for the 2019 Cougar Baseball Club (CBC) 16U baseball team will be Saturday, August 18, and Sunday, August 19, from 3-5 p.m. at Washington Township High School’s varsity field on State Road 2 in Valparaiso. Eligible boys will be no older than 16 on April 30, 2019. Bring a copy of birth certificate. For more information, contact Steve Hernandez at 219-314-3873, or email shernandez@nisource.com, or check on the Cougar Baseball Club’s Facebook page.

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