Local sports scrapbook – August 14

Indiana Nitro softball team to conduct tryouts

Tryouts for the Indiana Nitro 16U softball team will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Northside Middle School. In case of a rainout, the tryouts will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Aug. 21.

The team, led by veteran coach Ed Loweth, has a core group of players returning, but all positions will be considered. This year, the team played in four fall tournaments, two college doubleheaders/exposures, one winter tournament and seven summer tournaments.

For more information or to schedule a private tryout, message the 16U Nitro page on Facebook or call Loweth at 812-350-2782.

Spots up for grabs during Red Alert softball tryouts

The Red Alert Platinum 14U softball team will be conducting tryouts to fill some open roster spots from 6 to 8 p.m. today on Diamond 10 at Clifty Park.

The team, which plays USSSA Select, ASA and PGF events, is looking for a pitcher to add to its staff as well as an infielder/athlete to fill out a solid returning roster.

Information: Rusty Brummett, 812-374-3624, russ.brummett@gmail.com; Mike Bombardiere, 630-485-1764, bomber13@comcast.net

Ceraland to host fall baseball, softball leagues

Monday is the deadline to register for the CERA Sports Fall Baseball and Fall Fastpitch Leagues, which begin Aug. 21 at Ceraland.

Both leagues will have 8U, 10U, 12U, 14U and high school divisions. The 8U leagues will be coaches pitch.

Cost is $425 for the baseball leagues and $350 for the softball leagues. T-shirts will be provided by the teams, but players must provide their own equipment.

Columbus East seeks new diving coach

Columbus East High School is looking for a boys and girls diving coach for the upcoming swimming and diving season.

If interested, contact East athletics director Pete Huse at 812-376-4365.

High school lacrosse club looking for athletes

The Columbus Lacrosse Club will conduct lacrosse drop-in sessions through the fall for high school age students at 6:30 p.m. each Wednesday on the west side of Parkside school.

Equipment will be provided. Lacrosse is a spring club sport at Columbus East and Columbus North high schools.

Information: columbus lax.org

Olympic medalist to race in BMX pro-am event

Columbus BMX will host its annual pro-am event at 6 p.m. Saturday.

Donny Robinson, the Olympic bronze medalist from 2008, will be competing, along with several other pros from the Midwest.

Money, open and amateur racing also will take place.

Baseball players can register for fall league

The High School Baseball Fall League, a network of wood-bat leagues in multiple states including Indiana, is open to all players who will be in high school next year. The six-week regular season will be played Sundays beginning Aug. 21.

Registration is $239 and is available until a week before the league begins. Players will receive a pro model wood birch bat, a team Dri-fit game jersey and a free college player profile.

Players can register individually and have the opportunity to enter the names of players they would like to be paired with under the “Teammate Request” section of the registration page at hsfbl.com.

Teams that want to enter the league should contact the HSBFL at 937-417-1354 for details.

Evaluations scheduled for Donner Swim Club

Donner Swim Club is holding evaluations for Green Team members and new swimmers from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. Aug. 23 to 25 at the Columbus North High School pool. Swimmers should bring a suit, towel and goggles.

Information: 812-376-4233