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Community Sports Calendar (Central) for Jan. 12, 2014

Updated: February 13, 2014 6:12AM



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: 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 or 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 Illinois Defenders’ 2014 season. Tryouts will take place to fill those spots. Information: illinoisdefenders.com.

Southland: The Illinois Defenders’ instructional clinic for girls in grades three to five takes place from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays from March 10 to May 19 at Marist High School in Chicago. Sessions will be run by Marist girls coach Mary Pat Connolly. Fee: $299, which includes a 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.

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.

VOLLEYBALL

Orland Park: Attack Volleyball Club’s Winter VolleyKids program, open to grades one to five, begins Friday. The seven-week program, which provides basic volleyball instruction, meets from 4 to 6 p.m. Fridays at the Franklin Loebe Center in Orland Park. Information: Pam Campbell at (312) 806-7387 or campbellpam@comcast.net or online at attackvolleyballclub.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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