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Valpo golfers reach regional, national events

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Updated: September 3, 2013 7:22AM



Two young Valparaiso residents and First Tee members have qualified to advance to regional and national golf competitions.

First Tee of Valparaiso announced that Michael Gallinatti will be playing in the First Tee Pebble Beach Open that will air on the Golf Channel on Sept. 27 to 29.

Gallinatti, who is a member of the Valparaiso High School boys golf team, was chosen from hundreds of applicants from throughout the country. A longtime First Tee golfer, he was selected not only for his ability on the greens, but for his essay writing and interviewing skills.

First Tee and LPGA-USGA girls golf member Wynne Aldrich won her age group at the Masters Drive, Chip and Putt competition on July 20 at Randall Oaks Country Club in West Dundee, Ill. She is headed to the regional championship in Oakbrook, Ill., on Aug. 10.

If Aldrich wins the regional, she will get to compete at the Masters next spring in Georgia.

Breakers baseball team to host tryouts: On Saturday, the Breakers baseball organization will host tryouts at Washington Township High School (381 E. Indiana 2, Valparaiso.)

Beginning at 11 a.m., the tryouts will focus on selecting players for the program’s college exposure team. Unsigned juniors, seniors and top-level sophomores are encouraged to take part in the evaluations for the team that will play in the fall and next summer.

For more information, call 309-3970 or email isual@comcast.net.

Steelheads seek players: The South Shore Steelheads travel baseball club is looking for elite players to compete in the 15U division for the 2014 season.

Tryouts will be held at 10 a.m. Aug. 10 at City Ball Park (530 E. 8th Street, Hobart.)

Coaches for the Steelheads have playing experience at collegiate and professional baseball levels.

Prospective players should call Dan Zanolla at 781-4915 or email him at zanoda@msn.com. For more information, visit southshoresteelheads.com.

Cougars tryouts: Chesterton’s Cougars traveling baseball program has scheduled tryout dates to select players for the 2014 13U team.

Evaluations are set for 2 to 4 p.m. on Aug. 10 and Aug. 11 at Dogwood Park (W. CR 1100N and S. 23rd Street, Chesterton.)

For more information, call Jody Wadding at 983-2427, Kevin Cardenas at 309-0781, or Ed Schmidt at 508-1191. Email Schmidt at schmidtjr@msn.com.



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