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Angels cheer squad wins title, seeks members

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Updated: December 23, 2013 3:06AM



In mid-season form and with a large first-place trophy to call their own, the All-Star Angels mini cheer squad has put out the call for additional team members.

The Wheeler-based cheer team competed in the JamFest at the Indiana Convention Center in downtown Indianapolis on Nov. 17. There the Angels earned top honors and hardware in the best choreography category.

Directors at Indiana Elite Gymnastics (formerly Lisa’s Gymnastics, 679 W. SR 130, Wheeler) said the girls were excited and overwhelmed by the accomplishment.

The All-Star Angels are looking to add some cheerleaders, each of whom will be able to participate in the rest of the competitive season.

For more information, call 764-1019, e-mail ieg_asa@aol.com, or visit indianaelitegymnastics.com.

Hanover baseball camp: Amid the busy build-up to Christmas, Hanover Central’s baseball players and coaches will offer youths the gift of sports knowledge and skills in a special one-day camp.

From 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, varsity Wildcats players will provide one-on-one lessons and discussion on proper grip, stance and swing, along with proper throwing mechanics and fielding. The event is open to all area youths in grades 1 to 8. Space is limited to insure that each participant gets the most out of the camp.

All players will need to bring their own glove, batting gloves, and bat (if they have one). The Hanover athletic department will provide baseballs, helmets, and any other equipment needed for the day.

The fee for the camp is $20. Registration takes place before the camp at the Hanover Central High School fieldhouse. Checks will also be accepted this week by Wildcats varsity baseball coach Doug Nelson at Hanover Middle School or can be dropped off at the high school athletic office.

For more information, e-mail dnelson@hanover.k12.in.us.

Fieldhouse-Merrillville leagues: Officials at the Fieldhouse-Merrillville will continue to accept applications for adult and youth winter basketball leagues through Dec. 27 for play that starts on Jan 5.

Both the adult league and the one for boys and girls in grades 3 to 12 will feature eight games, followed by a single-elimination tournament. Individuals and teams are encouraged to register.

The hoops action at the Fieldhouse-Merrillville (899 E. 99th Court) is set up for various divisions. All girls from grades 4 to 8 will play on Sunday afternoons starting Jan. 5. Boys in grades 3 to 5 will also play on that schedule.

Sixth grade boys will play Thursday evenings starting Jan. 9. Boys in seventh grade will hit the hardwood on Monday evenings starting on Jan. 6 and their eighth-grade counterparts will start their Wednesday schedule on Jan. 8.

High school and adult leagues will also tip off to play on Sunday afternoons starting on Jan. 5.

League costs are $495 per team or $125 for individual registration.

For more information, call 738-2424, or visit thefieldhouse-merrillville.com.



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