Neighbor sports

Published: 4/23/200 12:01 AM

Tryouts and clinics for community sports groups, plus sporting events and tournaments, skate competitions, public appearances by sports stars in the area, autograph signings, sports conventions, etc. Send items to two weeks before event date.

The Ducks: Registration is now in progress for the Des Plaines Park District Summer Recreation Swim Team, The Ducks. Semi-competitive team allows those with little or no team experience to learn the strokes of competitive swimming. Daily practice session from 5-7 p.m. at Chippewa Pool, Des Plaines. $155-$194. Heather, (847) 803-4653, ext. 25 or

Couples Golf League: The Couples "Fun Golf" League at Mount Prospect Golf club is seeking golfers with its Friday night league. Play runs from May-August with tee-times beginning at 5:20 p.m. For information, call Karen or Mark at (847) 394-3524.

Palatine Panthers registration: The Palatine Amateur Football Association is accepting registration for its 2009 season. Open to ages 8-14. For information, visit

Adult softball registration: Openings available for men's 16-inch and high school Sunday night 14-inch. Register in person at RexPlex, 420 W. Dempster, Mount Prospect, or call Bob at (847) 640-1000.

Ladies Gold League: Registration is in progress for the Des Plaines Park District's Ladies Gold League 2009 season. Golf begins Tuesday, May 12 or Thursday, May 14, with 4:30-6:30 p.m. tee times at the Lake Park Golf Course, Howard and Lee streets. The league runs 13 weeks, with rain dates if needed. To register by mail, send fee, name, address, tee times and golfers in your group to Mary Mundt, 1225 N. Hamlin, Park Ridge, IL 60068. Resident fee is $120; nonresidents, $130. For information, (847) 391-5700 or

April 24

Drop-in volleyball: 6-7:45 p.m. for ages 13-17; 8-10 p.m. for ages 18 and over, Friday, April 24, Sport Center, 1141 W. Irving Park Road, Schaumburg. $4-$6. (847) 891-1266.

Hanover Park Little League Opening Night 2009: 6 p.m. Friday, April 24, Hanover Park Little League ball fields, on Barrington Road, just south of Irving Park Road. Introduction of teams, color guard, special guests, more.

April 25

AHYAA Registration: 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 25, 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, April 29, and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday May 9, Arlington Heights Youth Athletic Association offices, Frontier Park, 1929 Kennicott Ave., Arlington Heights. AHYAA will offer walk-in registration for its Arlington Cowboys 2009 Football and Cheerleading programs. Registrations for the 2009 Football program will also be available online. For ages, fees and requirements, or to register, visit

May 1

Adult golf lessons: 6:30-7:30 p.m. Fridays, May 1-22, St. Andrews Golf Course. Classes including putting, chipping and full swing. Register through the Bartlett Park District. (630) 540-4800 or

May 4

Apple Blossom Run: Saturday May 9. Register now for the 29th Annual Apple Blossom Run. Choose the 5K walk, stroller roll or run or the 10K run. There are also youth races for ages 2-5 and 6-10. Preregistration closes 1 p.m. Friday, May 1. Registration available at or the Bartlett Community Center Registration Desk, 700 S. Bartlett Road. (630) 540-4800.

May 5

Golf instruction: 4:30-5:30, youth; 6-7:15 p.m., adults, Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning May 5, Lake Park Golf Course, Howard Avenue and Lee Street, Des Plaines. Fundamentals of grip, stance, alignment, swing and course etiquette. Four lesson packages. Youth, $50-$70; adults, $75-$95. (847) 391-5730 or

May 7

White Sox outing: 4:45 p.m. bus departs Thursday, May 7, from St. Theresa parking lot to Cellular Field, Chicago. The Knights of Columbus and St. Theresa in Palatine host an outing to see the Chicago White Sox take on Detroit. Lower deck box seats. All welcome, limited seating. $40 per person. Mary or Lou Kittler at (847) 991-1562.

May 9

2009 Respect Mom Shootout: 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, May 9, Lake Barrington Field House, Lake Barrington and Harper College, Palatine. For information, call Northwest Youth Sports Association, (847) 963-9600 or

AHYAA Registration: 9 a.m. to noon Saturday May 9, Arlington Heights Youth Athletic Association offices, Frontier Park, 1929 Kennicott Ave., Arlington Heights. AHYAA will offer walk-in registration for its Arlington Cowboys 2009 Football and Cheerleading programs. Registrations for the 2009 Football program will also be available online. For ages, fees and requirements, or to register, visit

Zumba Gold classes: 9:15-10 a.m. Saturdays, May 9-June 6, Prairie Lakes Community Center, 515 E. Thacker St., Des Plaines. Classes for the active mature adult and the true exercise beginner. Zumba is a fusion of Latin and international dance that combines music with aerobic fitness interval training. $25-$31. (847) 391-5700 or

May 12

Women's Golf Clinic: 5:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 12, Schaumburg Golf Club, 401 N. Roselle Road. Driver clinic to help improve a student's ability to hit the ball off the tee farther and straighter. For ages 15 and over. $20. Call the Walnut Greens Pro Shop at (847) 490-7878 to register or for information.

Softball instructional youth clinic: 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, May 16, Prospect High School, 801 W. Kensington Road, Mount Prospect. Prospect High School Girls' Softball program host instructional youth clinic for children in grades three-six. Register at of call (847) 718-5298.

May 20

Women's Golf Clinic: 5:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 20, Schaumburg Golf Club, 401 N. Roselle Road. Full swing clinic covers the fundamentals of grip, stance and ball striking. For ages 18 and over. $20. Call the Walnut Greens Pro Shop at (847) 490-7878 to register or for information.

May 23

Memorial Day Baseball & Softball Tournament: May 23-25, Heritage Park, Wheeling. Presented by Drive Performance and the Wheeling Park District. Six teams per age level: Baseball 11U, 12U, and 13U; softball 12U and 14. Four game minimum, pool play, followed by tournament on Memorial Day. $450 per team. (847) 229-1009 or

June 4

Clearbrook Women's Classic: Thursday, June 4, Makray Memorial Golf Club 1010 S. Northwest Highway, Barrington. Event features chocolates, beauty samplings, martinis, massages, second annual Helicopter Ball Drop, more. Tickets to this women-only event are $250 per golfer and include breakfast, clinics, lunch, cocktails and heavy hors d'oeuvres, Proceeds benefit children and adults with disabilities. Brynn, at (847) 385.5009 or or visit

June 10

Clearbrook Guardians/PAL Program Golf Outing: 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 10, Old Orchard Country Club, 700 W. Rand Road, Mount Prospect. All-day event includes lunch, dinner, raffles, auctions, more. $195; $75 for dinner only. Benefits children and adults with disabilities. For golfer, sponsor or volunteer information, contact Gloria Drake at (847) 385-5012 or

June 22

Soccer Camp: 6:30-8:30 p.m. June 22-25, Mount Prospect Bible Church. Free soccer camp for grades K-sixth. Register at or call (847) 439-3337. Space is limited.

Palm Court Charity Golf Outing: Monday, June 22, Old Orchard Country Club, 700 W. Rand Road, Mount Prospect. Featuring 18 holes of golf, lunch and dinner at the Palm Court Restaurant in Arlington Heights, raffles, auction. Benefits children and adults with disabilities supported by Clearbrook. $200. Sandie Christiansen at (847) 870-7770 to register.

Arlington Chippers: The Ladies Nine Hole Golf League has openings for new members and sub players. Play is Thursday mornings at 8:15 a.m. at Arlington Lakes Golf Club. Season runs from April 23-Sept. 3. Call Jayne at (847) 934-4751 for information.

Men's golf league seeking players: Men's Wednesday Evening Golf League is looking for new players of any age for this low competition group that meets at Arlington Lakes Golf Club. For information, call Don 847 259 7723.

Smiler's Women's Golf League: Thursday mornings from April 30-Sept. 3, Arlington Lake Golf Course, Arlington Heights. New members and subs are being sought. Tee times are from 7:45 -8:07 a.m. All levels. Call Donna, (847) 895-7295.

Elk Grove Senior Men's Golf League: April 28-Sept. 8, Fox Run Golf Links, 333 Plum Grove Road, Elk Grove Village. Substitute players are invited to participate. League plays nine holes. Residents and nonresidents welcome, substitutes are guaranteed to play each week. Call Jim, (847) 439-4768.

St. Alphonsus/St. Emily's Nine Hole Men's Golf League: Golfers's are being sought for play April 3 through Sept. 25 at Old Orchard Country Club, Mount Prospect. Tee times are 3:30-5:30 p.m. Fridays. Format is flighted match play. Alternate nine's weekly. Special events on holiday weekends. For information call Ray, (847) 632-1219, ext 833 or e-mail

Monday Maniacs: A twilight mixed, fun golf league is looking for new golfers to play at Old Orchard Country Club on Monday evenings. The league begins play Friday, April 10, and the season ends Monday, Sept. 14. Tee times start at 4:15 p.m. Weekly play is not mandatory. This is not a couples-only league. For information, call Len (847) 870-7070 or

Tee times at Palatine Hills: Applications for permanent Saturday and Sunday tee time at Palatine Hills Golf Course are available at the golf course, 512 W. Northwest Highway, Palatine, or at the Palatine Park District, on Wood St. Applications must be received by April 1. The drawing for tee times will be held Thursday, April 2, at Cutting Hall, 150 E. Wood St., Palatine. For informaiton, call Dan, (847) 359-4020 or

Palatine Hill Golf Association: The Palatine Hills Golf Association is looking for new members interested in joining a golf organization in the Palatine Park District that offers golf events on Thursday, Saturday and Sundays and special events. Visit for information or leave a message at (847) 202-0825. Apply before April 3.

Country Club Terrace Ladies golf league: The Country Club Terrace Ladies nine-hole golf league is looking for new golfers to play at 9 a.m. on Mondays through September at the Mount Prospect Golf Course. Call Louise at (847) 255-0070 or Gayle, (847) 870-1550.

Twilighters Ladies Golf League: New members are being sought to play nine holes at 4 p.m. Mondays through August 31 at Rob Roy Country Club. Call Kathy, (847) 269-7608.

Mount Prospect Senior Mixed Golf League: Players age 55 and over are being sought for the Mount Prospect Senior Mixed Golf League to play on Wednesdays from May 6 to Sept. 23, at the Mount Prospect Golf Course. Tee times start at 6:32 a.m. $50 includes both luncheons, reserved tee times and prizes. For information, call Dan, (847) 394-3232.

Next Level Basketball Academy: The academy is now forming teams fro boys fourth grade through high school for the spring/summer 2009 season, which runs from March through early July. Call (847) 508-2721 or

Palatine Panthers registration: The Palatine Amateur Football Association, an organized, full-contact, youth travel football program, is accepting registration for its 2009 Season. Registration is open to children ages 8-14. Teams are based on age, weight and experience. For information,

Midwest Bass Busters: Bass fishing club is looking for new members at any experience level. No boat is necessary. Monthly meetings are held at The Where Else Lounge, Higgins Road and Lively Blvd., in Elk Grove Village. The club fishes one weekend a month from April-October. Call Len (847) 870-7070.

Travel basketball: The World Class Basketball Association, a nonprofit that runs travel teams and basketball camps for boys in fifth grade through high school, is currently scheduling evaluations for its 2009 Spring AAU Travel Basketball program, which runs teams out of the Cook and McHenry country areas. Visit or call Dan, (847) 879-6159 or

Summer baseball leagues: The South Barrington Park District is currently accepting registration for summer baseball leagues. The park district offers in-house baseball leagues for children ages 5-10. Leagues will be formed for T-ball, ages 5-6; Coach Pitch, ages 7-8; and Kid Pitch, ages 9-10. Practices begin in mid-April and games will be scheduled starting in May. Games will be played on various weekday evenings at 6 p.m., with Saturday game times to be announced. Sibling discounts and coaching opportunities available. Call, (847) 381-7515 or

2009 Youth baseball/softball registration: The Mount Prospect Park District is now taking late registrations for 2009 youth baseball/softball for boys and girls. Programs include: Wee-Tee Ball; T-ball; Bronco; Pony; girls softball; Colt, high school boys; and Stallions, for the physically challenged. For age brackets, fees and registration information, call (847) 577-7388 or visit

Adult softball: The Mount Prospect Park District has opening for players in its men's 16-inch softball league; 14-inch co-rec softball league; and its high school Sunday night 14-inch softball league. Register for all leagues at RecPlex, 420 W. Dempster, Mount Prospect. Call Bob at (847) 640-1000 or information and fees.

PAFA Cheerleading & Flags registration: PAFA Cheerleading is for girls in grades two-eight; PAFA Flag Squad is for all girls in grades sixth-eight. Games begin in late August, practices are weekly, games are each weekend through mid November. For information, (847) 259-4334.

Alligator Aquatic's Swim Team registration: 5:30-7 p.m. Monday, March 16, St. Viator High School, 1213 E. Oakton St., Arlington Heights. Registration for the 2009 Long Course season open to swimmers ages 5 and up. For information, or call (847) 749-490.

The Athletic Barn: The Athletic Barn is now open to rent for local baseball/softball and basketball teams. Offers 10,000 square feet of gym space, two batting cages, two pitchers mounds and two basketball courts. Hosts team practices and training sessions. Rental space available. Call (847) 290-1330 or e-mail

Kane County Phantoms 17U baseball: The Kane County Phantoms 17U baseball team is seeking a few additional players for the 2009 season. The Phantoms play in local, state and out of state tournaments on weekends after the high school spring season is completed. If you are interested in a tryout or information, call Ernie Colombe at (630) 664-2223 or e-mail

Substitute bowlers needed: The Wednesday Senior Men's Bowling League seeks seniors age 55 and older interested in bowling as a substitute when regular teams are missing bowlers. The league bowls at 12:15 p.m. Wednesdays at Elk Grove Bowl, Higgins and Arlington Heights roads. Cost is minimal. League luncheon and prize awards at the end of the season. Call Bill Piscitello, (847) 439-4386 or e-mail

SAA Travel Baseball: The 13U Schaumburg Flyers Blue is looking for several "A" level baseball players to complete its roster. Residency not required. Call Bill Grzelak for tryout information. (847) 584-4556.