La Porte Post 83 falls in regional final
La Porte Post 83 Hamon Gray fell 13-3 to host Kokomo in an American Legion Junior Division baseball regional final on Sunday. Kokomo took the lead for good with five runs in the fourth inning after La Porte tallied three runs in the third. Seth Kupres, Collin Howard and Alex Contreras all had RBIs in the inning. Post 83’s Riley Attar took the loss, allowing five runs on eight hits in 3 1/3 innings, striking out three. Post 83 will be one of five American Legion Junior Division baseball teams playing for the state title in a double-elimination tournament. Post 83 next meets Valparaiso Post 94 in that tournament on Thursday at 4 p.m. at Kokomo’s Highland Park.
Calling all MCHS girls golfers
Girls entering grades 9-12 interested in playing golf at Michigan City High School this fall should contact head coach Drew White at 861-3804. All players must have an IHSAA physical and other necessary forms completed and turned in to the MCHS Athletic Department prior to the first day of practice Aug. 2. Forms are available in the athletic department.
New Prairie Ironmen 12U baseball tryouts
The New Prairie Ironmen 12U baseball team will host tryouts for the 2019-20 season at Prairie View Elementary on the following dates: July 25 at 5:30 p.m. and July 29 at 5:30 p.m. If interested in participating in a tryout to become an Ironmen player, pre-register by emailing the following to email@example.com with the player name, birthdate, prior team (if any), position(s) played, bats R/L, throws R/L, parent’s name, email address and phone number.
They’ll field a team of 11 players for the 2019-20 season. They plan to travel three to four times per year overnight with the majority of the tournaments within driving distance. They do a significant amount of fundraising to keep their costs low. They begin indoor training in late November and work together as a team until the end of July. They do practice indoors in the winter and spring and play about 10 to 12 tourneys in a season and do play on most holidays.
2019 Duneland Open Jr. Tennis Tournament
The 2019 Duneland Open Junior Tennis Tournament will be July 29-31 at Chesterton High School and Sand Creek Courts. It’s a non-sanctioned tournament and the divisions are: boys/girls singles: 12-under, 14-under, JV division, varsity division; boys/girls doubles: middle school, JV division & varsity division. It’s two out of three sets (10-point tiebreaker for third set). Consolation bracket after first-round loss only. Must be available all three days. Play begins as early as 9 a.m. each day.
Deadline to sign up is July 26. Cost is $40 for singles and $40 per doubles team. Give cash or check to Kyle Prow before on on the day you play. Event directors are Kyle Prow at firstname.lastname@example.org, or text 309-0342, or Tom Bour at email@example.com, or text 873-6096. Email a director with below info: your name, your cell number, your email, doubles partner name (if applicable), doubles partner cell number (if applicable), what division(s) entering.
Grand Prix Golf Outing July 31
The Great Lakes Grand Prix Golf Outing, sponsored by the Visit Michigan City LaPorte tourism bureau, will be July 31 at the Michigan City Municipal Golf Course. Lunch from Jimmy John's will be at 11 a.m. with a shotgun start at noon. Cost is $100 per player or $400 per foursome with drinks and prizes included. Hole sponsorships are available for $100. Proceeds benefit Reins of Life, a not-for-profit organization that serves children and adults with disabilities through equine-assisted activities. For more information or to pre-register, contact Chris Magnuson at 219-873-1516 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Golfers can also sign up at the course.
Drifters Golf Outing Friday
The Michigan City Drifters Scholarship 9 Hole Women’s Golf Play Day for all skill levels will be Friday at the M.C. Municipal Course. Cost is $50 per golfer or $200 per team. The fee includes lunch with games at every hole. Registration and breakfast begin at 8 a.m. with a shotgun start at 8:30. There is a $20 donation for lunch (11 a.m. to 1 p.m.) with access to women-owned business vendors. The Drifters will also award its annual scholarships to high school seniors showcasing leadership, community service and academics. For details on the event or the various sponsorships, contact email@example.com or Angie Nelson Deuitch at 219-561-6389.
RailCats clinic Monday
The Gary SouthShore RailCats announced they will offer a Legends for Youth free baseball clinic for kids, hosted by the MLB Players Alumni Association, Monday at U.S. Steel Yard. The clinic will be presented by Gary native and former Major League pitcher Latroy Hawkins, Home Field Advantage and the RailCats. Session 1, for 8-12-year-olds, runs from 10 a.m. to noon, and session 2, for 13-17-year-olds, follows from 1-3 p.m. Register for the event at https://www.mlb.com/mlbpaa/events/gary-clinic.
RailCats host Bishop Hying Night
The RailCats and the Diocese of Gary will host Bishop Hying's Birthday Bash and Farewell Celebration Aug. 6 at the U.S. Steel Yard. The evening will kick off with a 5 p.m. Mass. Gates re-open at 6 p.m. ahead of Hying's ceremonial first pitch at 6:45 and the RailCats game with Fargo-Moorhead at 7:10.
A game ticket that includes a three-hour unlimited buffet of BBQ pulled pork, hot dogs, hamburgers, baked beans, popcorn, peanuts, chips, cookies, pop and water is $30, while a ticket that also includes a beer/wine package costs $45. A game ticket without any of the other perks is $10. Limited edition Bishop Hying bobbleheads are available for $20. Tickets can be purchased online at bit.ly/bishopbirthday until Aug. 2 or at the Diocesan Pastoral Center (9292 Broadway, Merrillville; 219-769-9292) by July 24.