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Community Sports Calendar (Central) for Jan. 26, 2014

Updated: February 27, 2014 6:21AM



BASEBALL

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

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: 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 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

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. 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.

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

CHEERLEADING

Oak Forest: Registration for the Oak Forest Raiders cheerleaders, open to ages 8 to 13, is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Fees: $100 per child and $75 for an additional child in the same family plus a $25 deposit per family and $50 per child for a raffle. The Raiders also will host a food drive in conjunction with the registration. Information: Roy Pruitt at (708) 297-6653.

FOOTBALL

Oak Forest: Registration for the Oak Forest Raiders, open to ages 8 to 13, is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Fees: $100 per child and $75 for an additional child in the same family plus a $25 deposit per family and $50 per child for a raffle. The Raiders also host a food drive in conjunction with registration. Information: Roy Pruitt at (708) 297-6653.

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. Members 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.

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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