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Community Sports Calendar (North) for Jan. 5, 2014

Updated: February 6, 2014 6:14AM



BASEBALL

Hickory Hills: Palos Hills Baseball Association and Hickory Hills Youth Baseball have merged to form the Hills Baseball Softball Association. Registration for ages 4 to 16 will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday and Feb. 8 at Conrady Junior High, Roberts Road and 97th Street, Hickory Hills. Information: George Czarnik at (708) 599-6983 or thehillsbaseball.org.

Alsip: Players are sought for Alsip Crunch baseball’s 9U and 14U levels for the 2014 season. Information: For 9U, John Charters at (708) 557-3122 or johncharters@comcast.net. For 14U, Chris Marinec at (708) 466-9576 or maro68gto@comcast.net.

Southland: Matteson/Olympia Fields Baseball, a private league working in partnership with the Olympia Fields Park District, needs coaches and board members for the 2014 season. Information: Kevin Oliver at (708) 674-7444.

Southland: The Midwest Rangers seeks players who will be 11 or 14 years old next season. The age cutoff is April 30. The full-time travel team plays a competitive schedule including competing in a national World Series. Information: midwestsportsgroup@yahoo.com or (708) 932-0590.

BASKETBALL

Chicago: The Illinois Defenders’ clinic for girls in grades three to five is from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays from March 10 to May 19 at Marist High School in Chicago. Sessions will be run by Marist girls coach Mary Pat Connolly. Fee: $299 (includes T-shirt and Amateur Athletic Union card). Information: illinoisdefenders@gmail.com or illinoisdefenders.com.

Southland: There are a limited number of openings for girls in grades six to eight for the Illinois Defenders’ 2014 season. Tryouts will take place to fill the spots. Information: illinoisdefenders@gmail.com or illinoisdefenders.com.

SOFTBALL

Hickory Hills: Palos Hills Baseball Association and Hickory Hills Youth Baseball merged to form the Hills Baseball Softball Association. Registration for ages 4 to 16 is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday and Feb. 8 at Conrady Junior High, Roberts Road and 97th Street, Hickory Hills. Information: thehillsbaseball.org or George Czarnik at (708) 599-6983.

Southland: Diamonds in the Rough Fastpitch has openings for winter sessions for girls windmill pitching. Beginner, intermediate and advanced slots are available. Information: Bill Lammel at (708) 289-3438 or ditrfp73@aol.com.

Chicago: The Chicago Attitude women’s fast-pitch team is looking for current or former college players to compete in four weekend tournaments and round-robin play from June to August. Information: Robert Madrigal at mmadge6@aol.com.

Southland: Midwest Elite Diamond 19-and-over women’s fast-pitch club is looking for college softball players to play in summer. The team will play in four tournaments including nationals and two round-robins. There will be no practices. Information: Bill Lammel at (708) 289-3438 or ditrfp73@aol.com.

TENNIS

Palos Heights: Wimbledon Tennis offers lessons, drills and leagues for all ages at Wimbledon Tennis at Palos Courts, 12221 S. Ridgeland Ave., Palos Heights. Information: Kathy Wacnik at kwacnik@yahoo.com or (708) 389-9100, Ext. 12.

TRACK AND FIELD

Burbank: Queen of Peace High School in Burbank is searching for assistant track and field coaches with knowledge of sprints, jumps and throws. Applicants should send in their resumes and cover letters by Friday. Information: Erin Sullivan at (708) 496-4736 or sullivane@queenofpeacehs.org.

Items for the Sports Calendar should be emailed before 2 p.m. Tuesdays to communitysports@southtownstar.com. Include a contact person and phone number as well as an email address or website for additional information. Also, specify the sport.



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