Rec Roundup: Busy October at Fieldhouse
By Anthony D. Alonzo Post-Tribune correspondent October 10, 2012 11:47PM
The Briar Ridge Country Club 18-hole Ladies League crowned its champs last month. They were (from left) Gayle Flynn, Chungsil Cha, Sue Eriks, Young Chang, Carolyn Moffitt and (not pictured) Judy Deguilio. | photo provided
Updated: November 12, 2012 11:59AM
October is the month for the stars to shine at the Fieldhouse-Merrillville.
On Saturday, Craig Hodges, outspoken NBA veteran and former Chicago Bulls guard will coordinate the Velocity Sports Performance basketball training clinic at the Merrillville facility (899 East 99th Court.)
The three-time 3-point shooting contest winner will provide skills instruction and speak on training like a champion. The clinic is open to boys and girls of all skill levels in grades 3-12. Third through sixth graders will train from 11 a.m. to noon, followed by grades 7-8 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., and high schoolers from 2 to 3 p.m. The cost for a one-hour session is $35 per youth.
The Fieldhouse staff is also preparing for callouts for the Stars fall basketball league. Each boy and girl will be placed on a team in the competitive league. Stars clubs will play eight games, followed by a single-elimination tournament. Two callout dates — Oct. 16 and 25 — have been set with evaluation times for grades 4-6 from 6 to 6:45 p.m., and seventh grade through high school from 7 to 7:45 p.m.
For more details on these programs, call the Fieldhouse-Merrillville at 738-2424, or visit www.thefieldhouse-merrillville.
Volleyball tryouts: The Dunes Volleyball Club recently announced their 2013 tryout and team placement schedule at two separate locations.
At Pierce Middle School (199 E. 70th Ave., Merrillville) on Oct. 21, ages 10-13 will be evaluated from 9 to 11 a.m. Then 14-year-olds will have tryouts from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., followed by 15-year-olds from 1 to 3 p.m., and ages 16-18 from 3 to 5 p.m.
At the Dunes Operation Center (4744 Oak Knoll, Rolling Prairie) on Oct. 28, ages 10-13 will be evaluated from 9 to 11 a.m. Then 14-year-olds will have tryouts from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., followed by 16-18 from 12:30 to 3 p.m., and 15-year-olds from 2:30 to 5 p.m.
Also at the Dunes Operation Center on Nov. 4, ages 10-13 will be evaluated from 9 to 11 a.m., followed by 14-year-olds from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., 16-18 from 12:30 to 3 p.m., and 15-year-olds from 2:30 to 5 p.m.
For more details, email Rick Ashmore at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Jamie Ashmore-Pott at email@example.com, or visit www.dunes.org.
WCC reopening on Saturdays: Beginning this month the Whiting Community Center (1938 Clark St.) will reopen on Saturdays with hours of operation from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
At the circa 1923 Whiting building, monthly meetings of the Well Walkers Club are on the second Thursday at 1 p.m. from October through April. The Whiting Parks and Recreation, in conjunction with St. Catherine Hospital, offers participants the opportunity to take steps towards getting fit with free health screenings and walking with neighbors.
Whiting-area residents are invited to inquire about karate and aikido self-defense training by veteran instructor Rich Lopez. Registration is also open for swim lessons on Saturdays. Bookings for swim pool parties or bowling parties (the center has 12 bowling lanes in the basement) can be made through the center’s main desk.
For more details on Whiting Community Center programs, call 659-0860.
Briar Ridge women’s golf champs: The Briar Ridge Country Club 18-hole ladies golf league crowned its championship flight winners last month. They are (see photo below) Judy DeGuilio in the fifth flight, Gayle Flynn in the fourth flight, Young Chang in the third flight, Chungsil Cha in the second flight, Carolyn Moffitt in the first flight, and the overall club champion Sue Eriks.