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Palos Park to host winter basketball league

  Palos Park, in conjunction with the Palos Heights Recreation Department and Worth Park District, will host a winter basketball league for youngsters in grades 1-8 that will play games each Saturday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. beginning Jan. 18 and running through March 15.
  Each child will have one practice and one game per week, with an emphasis being placed on skills development. Separate leagues will be formed for boys and girls, and play will be conducted in a total of four different age groups.
  Volunteer coaches are also needed and must be registered before Nov. 22. Player evaluations will be held Nov. 30 and Dec. 1.
  For more information, call 671-3760.


Oak Lawn High School to host baseball camp in January
  Oak Lawn High School will host a six-week baseball camp, in conjunction with U.S. Baseball Academy, starting Jan. 5, 2014.
  Former Spartans varsity coach Brian Clifton will direct the program, which has classes available for players in grades 1-12. Sessions will be offered in advanced hitting, pitching, catching, fielding and baserunning, but space is limited.
  Registration is currently underway. For more information, visit www.USBaseballAcademy.com or call 1-866-622-4487.

Southside Shooters to hold tryouts
  The Southside Shooters Girls’ Basketball Club will conduct tryouts tonight at Stagg High School.
  The session will run from 6:30-8 p.m. For more information, call Gary Ferguson at (630) 935-1150 or visit the website at www.shootersbball.com.

District 218 to host Bulls youth camps
  District 218 will host Chicago Bulls FUNdamentals youth basketball camps for ages 5-14 on Nov. 9 and 16.
  The camps will be held at the administrative center, 10701 S. Kilpatrick Ave., in Oak Lawn, and divided into two age groups. Ages 5-8 will meet from 9-10 a.m., while ages 9-14 will go from 10-11:30 a.m.
  The cost is $60 for kids under age 8, $75 for older individuals, and includes a camp T-shirt and replica-autographed photo of Bulls star Derrick Rose. Registration is being accepted online at www.bullssoxacademy.com.
  Additional details can also be found on that same website.