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Community Sports Calendar (Central) for Feb. 16, 2014

Updated: March 17, 2014 10:49AM



BASEBALL

Crestwood: Registration for Crestwood Baseball Association’s 2014 season is open to ages 7 to 14 and can be done 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: South Suburban College in South Holland and baseball coach Steve Ruzich host adult-child baseball camps for ages 6 to 14 with an adult through Feb. 23. Camps will be for pitching, hitting, advanced hitting, catching and fielding. Fees: $45 for one child and one adult for one camp, $40 per camp if enrolled in more than one, $30 for each additional child. A full schedule of camps or registration: Steve Ruzich, (708) 596-2000, Ext. 2413 or sruzich@ssc.edu.

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: 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, an amateur league spanning Chicago and the suburbs, is open to ages 17 and older and looking for 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: The Illinois Defenders have a limited number of openings for the 2014 season for girls in grades six to eight. Tryouts will fill the spots. Information: illinoisdefenders.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. 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.

VARIOUS SPORTS

Southland: The Illinois Officials Association and the South Suburbs Official Association conduct an open house from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Joliet West High School. Ages 17 and older are invited to get information on becoming an official for basketball, baseball, football, softball or volleyball. Information: ilofficials.com.

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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