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Community Sports Calendar (North) for Feb. 23, 2014

Updated: March 24, 2014 6:17AM



BASEBALL

Alsip: Players at the 9U and 14U levels are needed for Alsip Crunch baseball’s 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: The Midwest Rangers are looking for 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.

Southland: The South Side Wooden Bat League, an amateur league spanning Chicago and the suburbs, is open to ages 17 and older and looking for teams and players for 2014’s season. Information: southsidewoodenbatleague.com.

BASKETBALL

Southland: The Illinois Hoopla conduct spring tryouts for boys and girls in grades 3 to 12 on March 2 and 8. Information: illinoishoopla.com or coach Mike Wittmann at (815) 212-3558.

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. The sessions will be run by Marist girls coach Mary Pat Connolly. Fee: $299 (includes T-shirt and Amateur Athletic Union card). Information: illinoisdefenders.com.

Southland: The Illinois Defenders have a limited number of openings for 2014’s season for girls in grades six to eight. Tryouts will fill the remaining spots. Information: illinoisdefenders.com.

DIVING

Southland: Viking Diving Club conducts its Spring I session, open to intermediate and high school-age divers, from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays from March 11 to April 17. There also will be a class for intermediate and advanced divers from noon to 2 p.m. Saturdays from March 15 to April 19. All classes will be at Homewood-Flossmoor High School in Flossmoor. Information: Rick Carlson at (708) 798-4143 or vikingdiving@sbcglobal.net.

SOFTBALL

Oak Lawn: A player is needed to fill the Oak Lawn Diamonds’ 14U team roster. Tryouts: Joe Sorrentino at (708) 712-1746 or joe.sorrentino@qg.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 tournament, including nationals and two round-robins. There will be no practices. Information: Bill Lammel at (708) 289-3438 or ditrfp73@aol.com.

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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