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Community Sports Calendar (East) for Feb. 24, 2013

Updated: March 25, 2013 6:08AM



BASEBALL

Blue Island: All players signed up for the Blue Island Baseball Association are invited to attend Cardinals Baseball Spring Training from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at Eisenhower High School, to receive instruction from Eisenhower coaches and players.

Southland: The Hegewisch 30-and-over Baseball Draft League is looking for individual players for the 2013 season. Experience preferred but not essential. Most games are played on Saturdays. Information: Andy Klein, (773) 646-0706.

BASKETBALL

Chicago Heights: The Illinois Wolverines will hold two-day tryouts for girls in grades five to eight from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday at Bloom High School’s McCann Gym. Tryouts will also be held from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Feb. 28 for high school players. Fee: $15. Information: Ron Newquist, (708) 259-8067 or email newqu9@aol.com.

Homewood: The Homewood-Flossmoor Park District will host basketball fundamentals programs for kids ages 4 to 8 Tuesdays from March 5 to April 16 at the H-F Sports Complex, 18211 Aberdeen St. Lil’ Stuff Basketball, for ages 4 to 6, meets from 6 to 7 p.m. and Short Stuff Basketball, for ages 6 to 8, meets from 7:15 to 8:15 p.m. Fees: $35; $52 nonresidents. Information: (708) 957-7275; www.hfparks.com.

Park Forest: The Village of Park Forest is holding tryouts for its PF Pride travel basketball program, open to boys who are freshman or sophomores in high school and girls in grades four to eight. For a full schedule of tryouts and more information, call (708) 748-2005; www.villageofparkforest.com.

DIVING

Flossmoor: Viking Diving Club’s Spring I session, consisting of 10 classes for intermediate and high school-aged divers, will be held from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Mondays from March 4 to April 15 at Homewood-Flossmoor High School. A two-hour Saturday class will be offered from noon to 2 p.m. from March 9 to April 13. Information: Rick Carlson, (708) 798-4143 or email vikingdiving@sbcglobal.net.

FOOTBALL

Flossmoor: The Homewood-Flossmoor Vikings Elite football team is looking to fill its roster for a six-week tournament this spring. Participants need to be 8 years old (unlimited weight) or ages 9 to 10 (can weigh up to 105 pounds). Information: Herman Weaver, (708) 224-1750 or email lweaver71@live.com.

SOCCER

Park Forest: The Village of Park Forest is looking for a new soccer director/coach. Information: Kevin Adams, (708) 283-5650.

SOFTBALL

Southland: Diamond in the Rough Fastpitch Academy has a limited amount of openings for new girls pitching students at the beginner, intermediate and advanced levels. Information: (708) 289-3438 or email ditrfp73@aol.com.

Southland: Diamonds Forever Fastpitch Club is looking to complete its 19U roster for the 2013 season. All players must be on a college roster and looking to play in five local tournaments plus Nationals in Rockford next summer. Information: Bill Lammel, (708) 289-3438 or email ditrfp73@aol.com.

VOLLEYBALL

Homewood: The Homewood-Flossmoor Park District will host a Youth Volleyball Skills and Drills program for kids ages 9 to 14 Fridays from March 8 to April 26 at the H-F Sports Complex, 18211 Aberdeen St. Ages 9 to 11 meet from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. and ages 12 to 14 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Fees: $80, $120 nonresidents. Information: (708) 957-7275; www.hfparks.com.

Submit items for the calendar (before 2 p.m. Tuesday) to communitysports@southtownstar.com. Include a contact person with a phone number (with area code), email address or website, and specify the sport.



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