Post-Tribune Latest news from Post-Tribune Online en-us (Editor) Post-Tribune 84 34 30 Copyright 2014 <![CDATA[ Rec Insider: Ten-year-old Duneland players prep for Pop Warner super bowl ]]> Lead story image

Nine and 10-year-old Chesterton Pop Warner football players aim to give something to seasoned hometown fans that haven’t had the opportunity to celebrate in many years. The mitey mites Trojans extended their season through early December when they recently announced they would accept an invitation to play in the league’s super bowl in Florida on Dec. 5-7. And coaches believe the opportunity for the 10-1-1 team to earn a championship is historic. Head coach Tom Troy said the 2014 Trojans’ recipe includes an assortment of different talents that easily mix together. “Most of these guys we just got them together … ]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 22:56:00 -0500 <![CDATA[ Local bowling league results ]]>

King of the Week 815, Freddie Demas, Olympia Lanes 815, Mike Mannino, Cressmoor Lanes Queen of the Week 737, Jackie Graan, Stardust III Weekly 300 Club CASEY’S — John Giggy; CRESSMOOR — Josh Skalba; INMAN’S — Josh Toth; OLYMPIA — Kevin Zatorski, Freddie Demas; PLAZA — Jeremy Langel; RAY’S — Shun Drayton; STARDUST II — Jeff Warta, Tom Olejnik, Jerry Alexander; Camelot Bowl Monday Seniors: Wayne Brown 581; Duke Cominsky 539 Tuesday Mixed: Keith Johnson 652 Wednesday Seniors: Jack Davis 562; Henry Schultz 550; Bill Nelson 550 Bill Loving Memorial: Kevin Funk 727 Friday Mixed 4s: Darrell Gilbert Jr. 719; … ]]> Thu, 23 Oct 2014 02:06:59 -0500 <![CDATA[ Guide sets personal best in Indiana muskie ]]> Lead story image

Chae Dolsen free-spooled his way Tuesday morning to landing the biggest muskie he has seen in Indiana. That’s saying something, considering he checked out the Indiana-record muskie in the live well when it was caught. Back to Tuesday. He did not have any clients, so he went fishing by himself on Loon Lake in Kosciusko County. “I had seen another one on a figure eight,’’ he said. “It another five or six casts to hook this one. I was kind of thankful I was free-spooling. When it hit, I thumbed the reel and left it run.’’ With a fish that … ]]> Mon, 20 Oct 2014 02:05:34 -0500 <![CDATA[ Fantasy Football: This could be the week to tweak lineup ]]>

The injuries that seemingly crop up more frequently every year do provide fantasy owners with added intrigue and a reason to tweak every week. ]]> Sat, 18 Oct 2014 23:20:00 -0500 <![CDATA[ Bowling Roundup: Lakeshore announces bowlers of the year ]]> Lead story image

Over the weekend, the Lakeshore Bowling Association announced its bowlers of the year based on its long-running point system, and a pair of bowlers earned the honor for the first time. Multiple hall-of-famers, Sandy Postma, earned the women’s senior bowler of the year while bowling in the Tuesday Linda Schuster Memorial league at Cressmoor Lanes, while Lonnie Isabell earned the men’s senior honor for his accomplishments in the Wednesday Gary School league at Camelot Bowl. The other honorees are all previous honorees: Kelly Gough, women; Bob Kammer Jr., men; Doris Guth, super senior women; Denny Cavanaugh, super senior men. It’s … ]]> Wed, 15 Oct 2014 21:22:00 -0500 <![CDATA[ Local bowling league results ]]>

King of the Week 842, Dave Knoll, Thunderbird Lanes Queen of the Week 750, Sherry Loving, Cressmoor Lanes Weekly 300 Club PLAZA — Andy Terzarial, Ruben Solis Jr.; RAY’S — Herman James III, Donta Isabell; STARDUST II — Jerry Alexander; STARDUST III — Jason Winters Camelot Bowl Tuesday Mixed: Keith Johnson 721 Wednesday Seniors: Bill Hemminger 575; Henry Schultz 570 Wednesday Gary Schools: Derek Williams 736; Lonnie Isabell 709 Wednesday Capital Estates: Gabby Vargas 681 Bill Loving Memorial: Bob Ashton 721; Russ Killingbeck 709 Friday Mixed 4s: Jimmie Martin 660 Friday US Tubing: Randy Wilkening Sr. 658 Saturday Amateurs: (M) … ]]> Wed, 15 Oct 2014 21:00:00 -0500 <![CDATA[ Recreation Roundup: Taltree run set for Nov. 1 ]]>

Porter County’s Taltree Arboretum & Gardens will host its first Taltree 10K run/walk at 9 a.m. Nov. 1. The 6.2-mile trail run is billed as an event “for serious and not-so-serious runners and walkers.” Awards will be given for top overall male and female finishers, top male and female masters and top three finishers in age groups from 14 and under through over 80. “This onsite trail race will encompass parts of the arboretum most guests do not get to see,” said Anicia Kosky, communications director for Taltree. Online registration fee is $30. Register by Oct. 24 to receive a … ]]> Fri, 17 Oct 2014 02:07:51 -0500 <![CDATA[ Outdoors: Crane Cruise coming to Medaryville ]]> Lead story image

Sandhill cranes are beginning to move. And aptly enough, the Crane Cruise ( is Saturday in Medaryville. The bike rides to see the sandhills vary from 12 to 50 miles (helmets are required). Registration is from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Lions building in Medaryville. The sandhill crane presentation is at 5 p.m. at Jasper-Pulaski Fish and Wildlife Area. During the fall, beginning in October, weekly updates and general information on viewing the sandhills around Jasper-Pulaski are posted at The first count on Tuesday was only 1,256. At the peak, generally around Thanksgiving, the count sometimes tops … ]]> Mon, 13 Oct 2014 02:08:23 -0500 <![CDATA[ New look, same friendly atmosphere at World Gym in Highland ]]> Lead story image

At the core of the mission of World Gym in Highland has been a commitment to those looking for a serious workout. A recent renovation there hasn’t changed that business philosophy. Renovation work at the 15-year-old fitness center began in early August and is 90 percent complete. The Highland gym’s manager said an expanded space, new equipment and a fresh coat of paint serve to highlight a “friendly” atmosphere where newbies can pursue their goals alongside hardcore weightlifters. “People who come to our gym are serious about results,” said general manager Bobby Wysocki, 25. “A lot of people who work … ]]> Thu, 09 Oct 2014 20:16:15 -0500 <![CDATA[ GCABA bowler of year honors go to Verbich, Veenstra ]]> Lead story image

The Greater Calumet Area Bowling Association chose its 2013-14 bowlers of the year last week, with John Verbich of Griffith winning his first GCABA honor. Verbich averaged 236 at Plaza Lanes last season with four 300 games and an 800 series. But his biggest achievements were winning the Indiana State Masters tournament and being a member of the GCABA tourney team champs in actual and pins-over-average divisions. Alice Veenstra earned women’s bowler of the year after winning the Pepsi Individual Classic in dramatic fashion, rolling a 300 game in the semifinals. She also won three association tournament titles and finished … ]]> Thu, 09 Oct 2014 02:10:39 -0500 <![CDATA[ Local Bowling Scoreboard for Oct. 9, 2014 ]]>

LOCAL BOWLING SCOREBOARD King of the Week 823, Joe Crawford Jr., Cressmoor Queen of the Week 768, Kathi Tucker, Stardust III Weekly 300 Club OLYMPIA — Nick Garreffa; Russell Deer Jr.; PLAZA — Randy Harms, Mike Miloshoff, John Eddlemon; RAY’S — Brian Ginter; STARDUST III — Curt Jensen; T-BIRD — John Satoski Camelot Bowl Monday Seniors: (M) Duke Cominsky 602; Larry Mullins 526; (W) Hilda Sulich 544 Tuesday Mixed: Kevin Denney 699 Wednesday Seniors: (M) Duke Cominsky 643; Bob Carter 585; (W) Hilda Sulich 506; Faye Thomas 505 Wednesday Gary Schools: Lonnie Isabell 672 Wednesday Capital Estates: David Lugo 662 … ]]> Thu, 09 Oct 2014 02:10:25 -0500 <![CDATA[ Outdoors: Munster teen bags 10-point buck with shotgun during youth deer season ]]> Lead story image

Adam Eickleberry is turning this nice buck thing into a habit. The Munster teen, who turned 16 on Thursday, shot a 10-point buck Saturday, Sept. 27, during the youth deer season. “It came out of nowhere, quiet as a mouse,’’ Eickleberry said. He was hunting on private land with his dad Sam. “It was early in the morning: We got in the stand around 6 and saw the deer round 6:40,’’ he said. He dropped it cleanly with one shot from his 20-gauge shotgun. “Ironically, on Oct. 27, I got an eight-pointer with a wider rack last year,’’ he said. … ]]> Mon, 06 Oct 2014 20:34:31 -0500 <![CDATA[ Fantasy Football: Defense, special teams a key ]]> Lead story image

Even the newest of fantasy football addicts — yes, we are the ones who prefer to watch NFL Redzone than a regular game on Fox or CBS so we can keep track of our players — knows that one point here and there can make the difference between being 3-1 and 1-3 headed into Week 5. And most of the time, we are looking to make up those points or fractions of a point at the main positions. But kickers and defenses matter, too, even if most players — and rightfully so — wait until the end of drafts to … ]]> Sun, 05 Oct 2014 02:08:37 -0500 <![CDATA[ Bowling: Dave Fowble has overcome injuries to earn hall of fame induction ]]> Lead story image

Dave Fowble sure doesn’t look like he’s 37 years old. Lately, he walks with a limp, the byproduct of three knee surgeries and a lower back surgery that’s been acting up. “Yeah, I feel like I’m much older,” Fowble said, soon after arriving at his bowling center, Cressmoor Lanes in Hobart, from his day job and before he got to work at the 16-lane house. “I don’t have much time to bowl since I’m always working (at Cressmoor) anyway,” said Fowble, who is a full-time surveyor during the day before spending his evenings at Cressmoor. When he was bowling regularly, … ]]> Wed, 08 Oct 2014 17:55:00 -0500 <![CDATA[ Local bowling league results ]]>

LOCAL BOWLING SCOREBOARD King of the Week 803, Ted Rosenquist, Inman’s & Jim Rutherford, Olympia Lanes Queen of the Week 721, Sandy Postma, Cressmoor Lanes Weekly 300 Club CAMELOT — Jerry James Jr.; CASEY’S — Cody Carlson; OLYMPIA — Jim Rutherford; PLAZA — Jimi George, Phil Hajduk; T-BIRD — Mike Walkowiak, Al Justice Camelot Bowl Tuesday Mixed: (M) Kevin Denny 656; (W) Shawn Spain 634 Wednesday Capital Estates: Chris Freeman 655 Wednesday Gary School: Derek Williams 688 Bill Loving Memorial: Billy Robinson 701 Friday Mixed 4s: Jimmie Martin 683 Friday US Tubing: John Kopczak 701 Saturday Amateurs: (M) Jason Schipper … ]]> Wed, 08 Oct 2014 17:55:00 -0500 <![CDATA[ Griffith Y announces new fall schedule ]]>

New hours and offerings have been announced for the Griffith Family YMCA at the old Franklin School. Fall hours at the Y are 5:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday to Thursday; 5:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday; 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday; and 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Registration continues through Sunday for fall session II, which runs from Monday to Nov. 9. The Griffith Y offers a variety of programs on five-week schedules. For a listing of sports and healthy living initiatives for adults and youths, visit Ever been in a pickle? The Courts … ]]> Thu, 02 Oct 2014 02:07:34 -0500