Local sports scrapbook – August 7

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 and Aug. 14 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 or [email protected], or Mike Bombardiere, 630-485-1764 or [email protected]

Central Middle School hosting tryouts, games

Central Middle School tennis tryouts will be Monday through Thursday at the Donner courts. Boys will be from 3:30 to 5 p.m., and girls will be from 5 to 6:30 p.m.

Students are invited to join Central’s cross-country team. Practice begins at 3:30 p.m. each day.

The Central football team will host Bloomington Tri-North on Wednesday, with the seventh-grade game beginning at 6:15 p.m. and the eighth-grade to follow.

The Central volleyball team will host a 10-team scrimmage at 6 p.m. Friday. Admission is $2.

Youth flag football registration scheduled

Columbus Youth Flag Football will be conducting registration for the upcoming fall season from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Hamilton Center Ice Arena.

Cost is $100 per player for the season, but there is a discount if multiple family members sign up. All games are played on Sunday afternoons at the Columbus North football stadium.

Information: Vince James at 812-927-0495 or [email protected]

Tryouts scheduled for travel softball team

Softball tryouts for second-year 14U and 16U travel players will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at hauser High School. Coaches also are needed.

Information: Craig Sims, 812-390-5365

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

Organizational meeting set for bowling league

The Columbus Senior Men’s League will conduct an organizational meeting for its 2016-17 fall/winter bowling league at 1 p.m. Thursday at Columbus Bowling Center.

Bowlers must be at least 50 years old. The league will be at 1 p.m. Thursdays from Aug. 25 through March 23.

Information: Scott Crowder, 812-372-4810, or Curt Morrison, 812-603-7785

Legends golf outing to benefit all-star game

Friday is the deadline to register for The Legends of Indiana Basketball Golf Classic, which will be at 1 p.m. Aug. 20 at The Legends Golf Club in Franklin. Registration will be from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and legends will sign autographs from 10 to 11:30 a.m.

Cost is $125 per player or $500 per team and includes greens fees, a cart, lunch, dinner, prizes and silent and live auctions. Proceeds benefit The Indiana Class Basketball All-Star Classic.

To register, send golfer information, email address and contact phone number to [email protected] or call 765-810-6091. Checks can be sent to Indiana Class Basketball All-Star Classic Inc., P.O. Box 1275, Brownsburg, IN 46112.

Ceraland to host fall baseball, softball leagues

Aug. 15 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.

Demand Command teams conducting open tryouts

Demand Command will host open tryouts for its 2017 youth baseball and softball teams in August.

Baseball tryouts for all age groups will be Saturday at the Brown County High School baseball field. The 8U and 9U age division tryouts will be from 9 to 10:30 a.m., followed by 10U and 11U from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 12U and 13U from 1 to 2:30 p.m., 14U and 15U from 3 to 4:30 p.m. and 16U and 17U from 5 to 7 p.m.

Softball tryouts will be Aug. 20 at the Bloomington North softball complex. The 8U age division players are invited to try out from 9 to 10:30 a.m., followed by 10U from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 12U from 1 to 2:30 p.m., 14U from 3 to 4:30 p.m. and 16U from 5 to 7 p.m..

Demand Command is owned and operated by former major-league pitcher Zach McClellan. Its teams compete successfully in regional and national tournaments from March through July. Demand Command facilities are located in Bloomington and Columbus.

While registration forms will be available at the events, early registration is encouraged and available at tinyurl.com/demandcommand. A $10 administrative fee is required to participate.

Information: demand command.net or by emailing Sarah McClellan, demandcommand@ gmail.com

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.