Here is a look at sporting events in the SouthtownStar’s Central region, which includes Crestwood, Frankfort, Homer Glen, Manhattan, Midlothian, Mokena, New Lenox, Oak Forest, Orland Hills, Orland Park, and Tinley Park.
Southland: The Illinois Hoopla hosts peewee basketball minicamps for first- to third-graders from Oct. 7 to 18 and Oct. 21 to 30. A Back to School camp is also running to Oct. 31. Information: Rick Palmer at (708) 460-6513 or Hooplamr@aol.com or illinoishoopla.com.
Southland: The Illinois Hoopla hosts a 3-on-3 Basketball Blowout tournament for boys and girls teams for those in grades three to eight. The event is scheduled for Oct. 7 to 16. Information: Rick Palmer at (708) 460-6513 or Hooplamr@aol.com or illinoishoopla.com.
Southland: Richards High School in Oak Lawn and boys basketball coach John Chappetto host a boys minicamp for grades three to eight from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Oct. 28 to 30. Fee is $40. Information: John Chappetto at (708) 499-2550, Ext. 5340.
Southland: Unique Bassmasters, Rayjus Outdoors and the Oak Lawn High School Spartan fishing team and its sponsors host the Rayjus Outdoors-Oak Lawn Community High School Bass Tournament on the Kankakee and Des Plaines rivers on Oct. 12. Cost per boat is $40 and schools may enter an unlimited number of boats. Space is limited to the first 50 boats registered. Information: Chris Kuchyt at email@example.com.
New Lenox: The Lincoln-Way girls lacrosse team hosts a free clinic for girls from noon to 2 p.m. Oct. 13 at Liberty Junior High School in New Lenox. Equipment will be provided, and no experience is necessary. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org or lincolnwaygirlslax.com.
Frankfort: The Frankfort Park District offers a Junior Spikers program for those in grades one and two from 6 to 6:45 p.m. beginning Tuesday and continuing on Tuesdays to Nov. 5 at Grand Prairie Elementary School in Frankfort. Participants will use a special “no sting” lightweight volleyball and lowered nets. Fee is $49 for residents or $54 for nonresidents. Information: frankfortparks.org.
Frankfort: Ultimate Volleyball Club conducts tryouts for girls teams for ages 10 to 14 and boys teams for ages 13 and 14 on Oct. 6 at Hallmark Sports Club, 10850 W. Laraway Road. Information: Erin Lorenz at (815) 469-1844, Ext. 208 or ultimatevolleyball.com.
Orland Park: Attack Volleyball Club conducts tryouts for the 2013-14 season. Open to girls ages 10 to 14, the tryouts are from 9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Oct. 6 at the Franklin Loebe Center. Fee is $15. Information: Pam Campbell at (312) 806-7387 or email@example.com or attackvolleyballclub.net.
Orland Park: Attack Volleyball Club’s boys club, CounterAttack’s 14-and-younger team, conducts tryouts from 2 to 3:45 p.m. Oct. 6 at the Franklin Loebe Center. Information: Jodi Frigo at (773) 484-7155 or firstname.lastname@example.org or attackvolleyballclub.net.
Items for the Sports Calendar should be submitted before 2 p.m. Tuesdays to email@example.com. Include a contact person and phone number as well as an email address or website for additional information. Also, specify the sport.