Chicago Ridge Liberty 14U team takes first
The Chicago Ridge Liberty 14U softball team took first place at a recent tournament in Flossmoor. Liberty won all five of their games at the event.
Team members include Melissa Carroll, Allison Wilson, Candace Kostial, Jamie Fields, Urte Barauskas, Ava Vaselakos, Alexa Minervini, Abby Minervini, Isis Rodriguez and Katie Strache. Liberty coaches are Mike Carroll, Tony Minervini and Jeff Kostial.
The Liberty 12U team also enjoyed a fine summer as it went 27-0.
Oak Lawn Lightning begin evaluation dates
The Oak Lawn Lightning have begun evaluation dates for their various 2015 baseball teams.
Remaining sessions will be held today for the 11U and 13U teams and Friday for the 14U squad. Today’s evaluations will run 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Kolb Field (11U) and 8-10 p.m. at SAC2 (13U). Friday’s session for 14U players will go from 7-9 p.m. at SAC2.
Players should be dressed in proper baseball attire (cap, T-shirt, pants, cleats) and must supply their own glove. They are also advised to bring something to drink.
For more information, contact Gregg Laurencell at firstname.lastname@example.org or John Attig at email@example.com.
Three women will play for USA ball hockey team
Danielle Strohmier, Eileeen Meslar and Lorissa Semus, three women who once played for Southwest Ball Hockey, will get a chance to put their skills on display in an international setting.
The three have been chosen as members of the USA women’s ball hockey team, which will compete at the 2015 IHBF World Championships in Zug, Switzerland, and the World Outdoor Ball Hockey Championships in Barrie, Ontario.
St. Laurence seeking JV hockey coach
St. Laurence is seeking an individual to serve as its junior-varsity hockey coach.
Interested candidates must have previous high school coaching experience or an equivalent and must meet all AHAI and Archdiocesan requirements to be considered. St. Laurence does not presently have a varsity team, so the JV coach will head up the entire hockey program. The goal is to begin varsity play in a few years, with the JV coach being an integral part of the process.
Applicants should send a resume and letter of interest to athletic director Tim Chandler at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tryout at Bo Jackson’s Sports Dome
A final tryout for the Taylor Made softball programs will be held today at the Bo Jackson Elite Sports Dome in Lockport.
The session is for 18U players and will run from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Registration can be made online. The Bo Jackson Sports Dome is located at 17130 Prime Blvd.
For more information, email Venus Taylor at Venus@taylormadesoftball.com.
Palos Heights Recreation Dept. offering sports camp
The Palos Heights Parks and Recreation Department will sponsor a Chicago Bulls rookie and veteran camp for youngsters aged 6-12 Aug. 11-15 from 8:30-11:30 a.m. daily.
The cost is $209 for residents, $219 for nonresidents, and includes a pass for two to go to the United Center for a Q&A session with a former or current Bulls player, Bulls duffle bag, Bulls basketball, T-shirt, evaluation report and graduation certificate.
Registration is being taken at the recreation department, 6601 W. 127th St.
Palos Heights to sponsor flag football league
The Palos Heights Parks and Recreation Department is accepting registration for an NFL Flag Football League it will sponsor this fall.
Coed teams are being formed for youngsters entering grades 3-8. Games will be held on Sundays from Sept. 7-Nov. 2 at Shepard. Practices will be held one day a week.
The cost is $76 for residents, $96 for nonresidents, and the deadline to enter is Friday. All participants will receive a team jersey and participation award.
Individuals can sign up at the recreation department, 6601 W. 127th St.