Lakeshore Gymnastics starts off strong at Monster Mash
By Anthony D. Alonzo Post-Tribune correspondent November 7, 2012 11:06PM
Updated: December 9, 2012 7:44PM
Lakeshore Gymnastics’ Level 3 and 4 teams began their competitive seasons by bringing home several first-place trophies.
The Level 4 team took first place at their first two meets. At the Lafayette Area Gymnastics Monster Mash meet on Oct. 20, it earned a team score of 111.05. The squad continued its success, posting a team score of 111.975 at the Midwest Training Midwest Games meet in Dyer on Oct. 27.
At the Monster Mash, the team’s first-place finish included five individual all-around winners and 18 individual event wins. At the Midwest Games meet, the team win included three all-around champion titles and seven individual event champion titles.
Lakeshore’s Level 3 team also began the season with a first-place finish at the Monster Mash meet. The squad’s 110.05 score included twelve individual champion titles.
For information, call Lakeshore Athletics at 465-1108, or visit LSGYM.com.
Youth girls volleyball: St. John the Baptist Catholic School in Whiting hosted the Catholic Youth Organization diocesan girls volleyball tournament on Saturday. Fifth- through eight-grade teams competed for championship trophies.
St. John the Evangelist School of St. John defeated Our Lady of Grace School of Highland 20-25, 25-22, 15-4 to take the title in eighth-grade division.
Among seventh graders, SJE No. 1 and SJE No. 2 claimed “co-champs” awards.
Sixth graders from St. Thomas More School of Munster earned a victory over SJE 21-19, 21-8.
The fifth grade STMS No. 1 team shared a “co-champs” title with classmates, the STMS No. 2 team.
Bulls/White Sox Academy to host softball camps: The Bulls/White Sox Academy at Franciscan Omni Health & Fitness (221 U.S. 41, Schererville) announced that it will host four specialty softball camps in November for girls 7 to 12 years old.
On Sundays from Nov. 18 to Dec. 16, the White Sox Fastpitch Pitching Club will offer players the opportunity to learn proper pitching mechanics, including grip, motion, arm circle, release, leg-drive, and follow through, to throw harder and have better control. Pitchers must bring their own catcher. The cost of the camp is $150 per athlete.
Looking to apply pressure to the opponent’s defense? Players that can get down the line in less than three seconds and want to boost their on-base percentage can learn the proper strategies of “The Slappers Game” from instructors at the Bulls/Sox Academy. The course will run on Sundays from Nov. 25 to Dec. 16. The fee is $79 per player.
The White Sox Fastpitch Defense Club will focus on the essentials of throwing and catching the softball as well as fielding groundballs and fly balls. This camp will run on Mondays from Nov. 26 to Dec.17. The cost of the camp is $99 per athlete.
Great hitters follow some basic fundamentals to maximize power throughout their swing. The White Sox Fastpitch Hitting Club will focus on teaching those “absolutes” of hitting. This course will run on Wednesdays from Nov. 28 to Dec.19. The fee is $99 per player.
For more information, call 864-8200, or visit BullsSoxAcademy.com.
New youth basketball league to begin at Fieldhouse-Merrillville: The Fieldhouse-Merrillville (899 E. 99th Court) announced its newest youth basketball league, the Future Stars. This is an opportunity for kids in grades 1 to 3 to gain experience with 30-minute Saturday practices followed immediately by a game. To help the youngsters get off on the right foot, baskets are set at 8 feet high.
Future Stars runs from Nov. 17 to Dec. 22. The cost is $50 per player or $225 per team. For more information, call the Fieldhouse-Merrillville at 738-2424, or visit thefieldhouse-merrillville.com.