Rec Roundup: Angels gymnasts off to strong start
By Anthony D. Alonzo Post-Tribune correspondent October 9, 2013 11:26PM
The senior Level 1 All-Star Angels team won first place in the Xtreme Spirit season opener held in Greyslake, Ill. on Sept. 29. | Photo provided
Updated: November 11, 2013 12:33PM
All-Star Angels teams from Indiana Elite Gymnastics of Wheeler made a grand entrance to their season as four teams garnered first place at the Lake County, Ill., fairgrounds on Sept. 29.
Four of six Angels teams earned top honors, including the junior Level 2, senior Level 1, senior Level 3, and senior Level 5. Additionally, the Mini team earned a second place and the junior Level 3 team earned a third.
The senior Level 5 team was declared the grand champion, an honor given to the team earning the most points at the competition. Angels squads also collected hardware in the form of Team Spirit and Swag awards.
For more information on the Angels or IEG, call 764-1019, or visit indianaelitegymnastics.com.
Diamond Kings to host clinic: Diamond Kings Baseball and Softball Training Complex (9566 N. Industrial Drive, St. John) will host its indoor baseball hitting leagues starting the week of Oct. 28.
The league is open to 9U/10U, 11U/12U, junior high and high school players. The course includes eight weeks of league play and a tournament for qualifying teams.
More than 250 teams and 1,000 players have participated in the DK indoor league.
Registration ends Oct. 25. Fees for four-player teams are $85 per person. For more information, call 558-2273, or visit TrainDK.com.
USA BMX and the volunteer staff at Imagination Glen BMX recognized a number of local riders who participated in the recent Indiana state championship series event in Portage.
On Sept. 22, Portage mayor James Snyder released the first gate at the championships after the city’s ROTC presented the flags during the opening ceremony. Dozens of area BMXers lined up to race the event after having completed four state qualifiers and six local single-point races.
First place winners by age and class include: 6 expert, Keyen Crowder; 7, Wyatt Clark; 8, Lance Crowder; 9, Dylan Lockhart; 10, Max Robbins; 11, Bryson Ehle; 13, Davontay Graham; 14, Kevin Parkinson; 15, Andy Jakobsons; 16, Joseph Smith; 17, Wesley Butler.
Five boys intermediate/novice, Jason Sterling; 6, Gage Strain; 7, Garrett Lasure; 8, Joshua Sterling; 9, Willis Sparks; 10, Jacob Clapp; 11, Jonathon Smith; 12, Jacob Ebbert; 14, Logan Rohrer; 15, Calab Ellis; 16, Zack Woodall.
Twenty-eight men intermediate/novice, Adam Albers; 36, James Latella; 41 & over, Shawn Mahoney.
Five girl, Callie Strain; 7, Susie Doom; 8, Abigail Haywood; 9, Casey Hurley; 10, Emily Pacheco; 13, Kiele Brown; 15, Nicole Mirowski; 17, Kimberly Parkinson; 31 & over, Michelle Marquis; 10 & under girl cruiser, Linda Zurek.
Ten boy cruiser, Logan Zurek; 17, Wesley Butler; 31, Jason Coleman; 36, Kris Lasure; 41, Ricky Henderson; 46, Shawn Mahoney.