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Community Sports Calendar (Central) for Feb. 23, 2014

Updated: March 24, 2014 6:17AM



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: 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

Southland: The Illinois Hoopla conducts spring tryouts for boys and girls in grades three to 12 on March 2 and 8. Information: Coach Mike Wittmann at (815) 212-3558 or illinoishoopla.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.

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 2014’s season for girls in grades six to eight. Tryouts will fill the remaining spots. Information: illinoisdefenders.com.

DIVING

Southland: Viking Diving Club conducts its Spring I session, open to intermediate and high school-age divers, from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays from March 11 to April 17. There also will be a class for intermediate and advanced divers from noon to 2 p.m. Saturdays from March 15 to April 19. All classes will be at Homewood-Flossmoor High School in Flossmoor. Information: Rick Carlson at (708) 798-4143 or vikingdiving@sbcglobal.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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