NP hires Bauer
The New Prairie School Board of Trustees unanimously approved the hiring of Michael Bauer as high school Social Studies teacher and varsity boys basketball coach at its Monday meeting. Bauer is a graduate of South Bend Clay High School and Indiana University. Bauer has coached at South Bend St. Joseph High School for 11 years, five of those at the varsity level, where he amassed a 77-44 record, winning two sectional championships and two Northern Indiana Conference division titles over five seasons. He was most recently the school's freshman coach.
McCarty sweeps C Flight
Shirley McCarty won low gross, low net and low putts, and shared the event with Helen Wiese in Monday's Early Birdies women's golf league at Michigan City Municipal. In A Flight, Evelyn Cassin took low gross and low net, while Sally Sweney had low putts and Jane Spang took the event. B Flight honors were distributed among four players -- Sheila Brackin (low gross), Mary Cummings (low net), Carol Hullings (low putts) and Mary Schlunz (event).
LP grad Miller up to AA
La Porte graduate Evan Miller has been promoted from the San Diego Padres' Class A Lake Elsinore (California) team to the AA affiliate Amarillo Sod Poodles. Miller went 2-1 with 10 saves and an earned run average of 1.15 over 31 1/3 innings. He struck out 34 and allowed just 13 hits. The 24-year old right hander made his Texas League debut Monday with a perfect, two-strikeout inning.
Area hoops players in Underclass Showcase events
La Porte's Garrott Ott-Large and Ryin Ott and Michigan City's Trinity Thompson have been chosen to participate in IBCA/IHSAA Underclass Showcase events at Ben Davis High School.
The boys showcase runs from 1-6:45 p.m. on Saturday at Ben Davis High School, coinciding ewith the NCAA's new "scholastic viewing period" in June this year after being in July in previous years. The girls showcase will be at the same time on July 15. The events are designed to give exposure to approximately 240 of the top basketball prospects (120 boys and 117 girls) from across the state to colleges across the state and nation. The showcase events are open to the public. Admission is $5 per person per day. IBCA-member coaches will be admitted at no charge by showing their membership card.
Dunes Volleyball Club Pre-Tryout Camp
Dunes Volleyball Club is offering a Pre-Tryout Camp July 29-Aug. 1 designed to prepare middle school players for school tryouts. Campers will work on basic fundamentals; passing, setting, hitting, serving and participate in tryout-oriented drills, game situation drills, and 6-on-6 games. The camp is at the Dunes Events Center, 110 Clear Lake Blvd., La Porte. The Veterans Camp for girls and boys entering the seventh-eighth grade runs from 5:30-8 p.m. Pre-registration discount costs $65. Same day sign-up costs $75. The Rookies Camp is for girls and boys entering the fifth-sixth grade and is from 5:30-7:30. Pre-registration discount costs $55. Same day sign-up costs $65.
Check www.dunes.org to register and for more information or contact Rick Ashmore at email@example.com. Players do not have to be a Dunes Volleyball Club member to participate. Make checks payable to Dunes Volleyball Club. To receive the pre-registration discount, form and payment must be submitted before the first day of camp.
Dunes Volleyball Club Young Guns Camp
Dunes Volleyball Club is offering a Young Guns Camp July 29-Aug. 1 designed to introduce volleyball to younger players by teaching them the skills of ball handling, hitting and serving. They use lighter volleyballs and lower nets, emphasizing teamwork, hustle and fun. The camp is open to girls and boys ages 10 and under and is at the Dunes Events Center, 110 Clear Lake Blvd., La Porte. The Big Dogs Camp for ages 10 and under is from 5:30-6:45 p.m. Pre-registration discount costs $50. Same-day sign-up costs $55. The Volley Tots Camp for ages eight and under is from 5:30-6:30. Pre-registration discount costs $30. Same-day sign-up costs $35. The Volley Tikes Camp for ages 5 and under is from 5:30-6:15. Pre-registration discount costs $20. Same-day sign-up costs $25.
Check the website www.dunes.org to register and for more information, or contact Rick Ashmore at firstname.lastname@example.org. Players do not have to be a member of Dunes Volleyball Club to participate. Make checks payable to Dunes Volleyball Club. In order to receive the pre-registration discount, form and payment must be submitted before the first day of camp.
McLain to appear in Three Oaks
The Biggest Little Baseball Museum and the Acorn Theater in Three Oaks, Mich., will host Denny McLain, baseball’s last 30-game winner, on Saturday. The former Detroit Tiger, who won the American League MVP and Cy Young awards in 1968, when he went 31-6, will conduct an autograph session at the museum, located at 3 N. Elm St., from 9-11 a.m. At 11:30, he will appear on stage at the nearby Acorn Theater, where he will reminisce with fans about his teammates and the ‘68 world championship season. The presentation will be followed by another autograph session in the theater lobby. The $10 theater admission price includes a hot dog, unlimited soft drinks, and a box of Cracker Jack. There will also be a cash bar. Tickets are available on the Acorn website at www.acornlive.org.