Illinois Hoopla sets March tryout dates
Illinois Hoopla Basketball will conduct tryouts for youngsters in grades 3-12 on March 2 and 8.
For more details, visit www.illinoishoopla.com or call Mike at (815) 212-3558.
Oak Lawn splits pair of games
Oak Lawn split a pair of boys’ basketball games last week, with the loss coming in South Suburban Conference Red play.
The Spartans (8-13, 3-8) opened with a 65-51 nonconference triumph over Fenton on Tuesday. Propelling Oak Lawn past the Bison were David Stacy and Leo Nelson, who tallied 23 and 17 points, respectively.
On Friday, the Spartans were victimized by Calviontae Washington’s record-setting performance on Eisenhower’s behalf. The Cardinals used Washington’s single-game program standard of 53 points as the springboard to a 118-80 win. Vinny Curta, the son of Eisenhower coach Mike Curta, added 20 points.
Leading Oak Lawn in a losing effort was Josh Prince, who finished with 21 points.
Department to offer sports classes
The Palos Park Recreation Department will be offering two sports-related programs in the weeks ahead.
Little Pint Hoopsters will introduce children to the game of basketball or help players get to the next skill level. Along with the basic skills of dribbling, passing, shooting and defense, the program will instruct participants in the importance of teamwork in game situations.
Also scheduled is Super Sports, which is designed to create interest in a variety of sports, including basketball, hockey, soccer, baseball and football, and develop the concepts of teamwork and sportsmanship. The program is open to youngsters aged 3-6.
The cost for each class is $50 for Palos Park residents, $61.25 for residents of unincorporated Palos Park and $70 for non-residents. For more information, call 671-3760.
South Side Shooters conducting tryouts
South Side Shooters Girls Basketball will hold tryouts for its spring season today, Tuesday and Thursday, Feb. 27, from 6:30-8 p.m. each day at Stagg High School.
Sessions are open to girls in grades 3-11. Those trying out must bring a ball with them. The South Side Shooters’ season will run from March-May.
For more information, call Gary Ferguson at (630) 935-1150 or visit www.shootersbball.com.Palos Park Recreation