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Community Sports Calendar (Central) for Jan. 19, 2014

Updated: February 20, 2014 6:19AM



BASEBALL

Crestwood: Registration for Crestwood Baseball Association’s 2014 season is open to ages 7 to 14. Information: Meaghan Kingzette at (708) 239-0877. Registration: crestwoodbaseball.com.

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.

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

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.

Southland: The Illinois Defenders’ clinic for girls in grades three to five runs 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.

RUNNING

Southland: Devine Nutrition’s Run to the Pub Training Program is a running group that will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursdays from Feb. 6 to March 13 at bars in Chicago, Evergreen Park and Oak Forest. The group will go outside for a group run led by experienced running coaches, then return to the bar for a free beer and raffle prizes. Fee: $48 (includes shirt). Information: (708) 612-0876 or signmeup.com/97118.

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.

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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