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

Updated: February 6, 2014 6:14AM



BASEBALL

Southland: Alsip Crunch baseball is looking for players at the 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.

BASKETBALL

Frankfort and New Lenox: LW Elite girls basketball seeks girls to complete the fifth-grade team, which focuses on fundamentals with the goal of advancing girls’ skills while enjoying the game. Tryouts: Ed Kmak at (708) 772-8813 or ed@worldbridgepartners.com.

Southland: There is 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.com or illinoisdefenders@gmail.com.

Southland: 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.

SOFTBALL

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

Southland: 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

Southland: Queen of Peace High School in Burbank is looking 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.

VOLLEYBALL

Orland Park: Attack Volleyball Club’s Winter VolleyKids program, open to grades one to five, begins Jan. 17. The seven-week program, which provides basic volleyball instruction, will meet from 4 to 6 p.m. Fridays at the Franklin Loebe Center in Orland Park. Information: Pam Campbell at (312) 806-7387 or campbellpam@comcast.net or attackvolleyballclub.net.

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. Also, specify the sport.



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