Post-Tribune Latest news from Post-Tribune Online en-us (Editor) Post-Tribune 84 34 30 Copyright 2014 <![CDATA[ Outdoors: Salmon run has been ‘hit or miss’ so far ]]> Lead story image

The words from Gloria Gollnick-Cote were simple, but captured a truth of the southern Lake Michigan lakefront. “We are fortunate to live so close to the lake,’’ the Whiting woman said after sending a photo of her husband Ed Cote with his first shoreline Chinook of the year. He caught the 15-pound, 4-ounce king, which measured 35 inches, earlier this month off shore at Whiting Park on a classic green and yellow Krocodile spoon. “He fought it for about 20 minutes and enjoyed every minute of the fight,’’ Gloria emailed. I think she gives a good reminder how much enjoyment … ]]> Sun, 21 Sep 2014 22:44:01 -0500 <![CDATA[ Local Golf: Valparaiso resident Bob Jacobs wins Porter Amateur title ]]> Lead story image

VALPARAISO — Bob Jacobs looked the part of a champion before he even hit a shot Sunday in the final round of the Porter Amateur. He was wearing all black, with a Ben Hogan cap perched on his head. It all worked out perfectly for the Valparaiso resident who has won a lot of golf tournaments, but never the Porter Amateur — until Sunday. Jacobs survived the brutal weather conditions and he conquered his own personal demon, Valparaiso Country Club, shooting a final-round 77. Jacobs finished with a 72-hole total of 298 (76-73-72-77). Dave Vlasic, who shot 81 Sunday, was … ]]> Mon, 22 Sep 2014 02:04:28 -0500 <![CDATA[ Local Golf: After barely making his tee time, Dave Vlasic settles in at Porter Amateur ]]> Lead story image

CHESTERTON — It took some time for Dave Vlasic to get warmed up. Vlasic isn’t the kind of player who gets rattled easily, but he admitted to being a bit rushed when he reached the first tee at the Brassie Golf Club. On the way to the course, Vlasic had a flat tire. He just made his time by 10 minutes. After going 3-over par for the first six holes, Vlasic got settled on No. 7 when he made a birdie putt. He made three more birdies coming in. His even-par 72 at the Brassie Golf Club was good enough … ]]> Sun, 21 Sep 2014 02:05:26 -0500 <![CDATA[ Local Golf: Porter Am results ]]>

… ]]> Sun, 21 Sep 2014 02:05:37 -0500 <![CDATA[ Fantasy Football: Options available for scrambling owners ]]> Lead story image

Real-world issues have been taking center stage in the NFL lately, and for obvious reasons. Players facing legal problems — and the league’s response — has put fantasy football talk on the back burner. But as the judicial process plays out, the games — real ones on the field and the fantasy variety — will go on. Here’s who should be on your radar this week: RB — About a dozen first-string running backs are sidelined for various reasons, so scouring the waiver wire for a good fit in your time of need may be a priority right now. Kansas … ]]> Sun, 21 Sep 2014 02:08:53 -0500 <![CDATA[ Rec Insider: Patti Komara’s international influence noted in USA Gymnastics 2014 honor ]]> Lead story image

After four decades of gymnastics coaching, managing an international business and mentoring countless studio operators, few surprises are left for Patti Komara. Recently, however, the founder of the Dyer-based Patti’s All-American Gymnastics found herself caught off-guard — at a sports convention and at the supermarket. In August at the USA Gymnastics National Gymnastics Congress in Pittsburgh, Komara, 61, was enjoying the educational event and trade show. Before the annual convention concluded, she was presented with the “Club Owner of the Year” trophy, her third time being honored with the award that was established in 2000. “I was absolutely shocked,” said … ]]> Fri, 19 Sep 2014 02:04:44 -0500 <![CDATA[ Bowling: Eugene McCune appreciative of GCABA Hall of Fame recognition ]]> Lead story image

In a region filled with prominent and energetic bowlers, it could be argued that Munster’s Eugene McCune more accurately fits that description perhaps more than any other region competitor. Yet, most of McCune’s success over the past 28 years has been experienced as a member of the Professional Bowlers Tour, where he’s won almost $1 million, three National titles, 21 regional titles and respect of many in the bowling world. McCune, still quite young at 46, can add hall of fame member to his long list of accomplishments. The son of PBA Hall of Fame member Don McCune, Eugune recently … ]]> Thu, 18 Sep 2014 02:08:21 -0500 <![CDATA[ Local Bowling Scoreboard for Sept. 18, 2014 ]]>

KING OF THE WEEK 831, Jerry Korleski, Thunderbird Lanes Queen of the Week 748, Jada Mocaby, Inman’s Bowling & Rec WEEKLY 300 CLUB CASEY’S — Matt Rosetto; CRESSMOOR — Cory Smith, John Burke, Dan Komisarcik; RAY’S — Rob Krooswyk; STARDUST III — Chuck Sons Jr., John Lubarski, Glenn Kosiara, Tom Lombardo; T-BIRD — Greg Tompach CAMELOT BOWL Tuesday Invitational: Tom Fletcher 689 Wednesday Gary School: Loretta James 612 Wednesday Seniors: (M) Lou Metzinger 565; Alex Anderson 561; (W) Hila Sulich 500 Bill Loving Memorial: Jim Wheeler 734; Zach Gilbert 713; Brad Heintz 704 Friday US Tubing: Darrin Barwig 662 Saturday … ]]> Thu, 18 Sep 2014 02:08:10 -0500 <![CDATA[ Local Golf: Nick Stasil grabs second-round Porter Am lead ]]> Lead story image

The pins were tucked, the fairways soft but the greens lightning-quick at Sand Creek Country Club for Sunday’s second round of the Porter Amateur. It’s not quite moving day for the Masters Division but it is a day where a player can shoot himself out of or into the tournament. First-round leader Greg Chrustowski, who shot a 68 on Saturday at Forest Park, appears to be in the former category. He followed with a disappointing 97. Rick “Rio” Roberts took an amazing 45 putts on the first day and shot 86. He answered with a tie for the low round … ]]> Mon, 15 Sep 2014 02:04:05 -0500 <![CDATA[ Auto Racing: Campbell takes Bettenhausen Classic in wild finish at Illiana ]]> Lead story image

SCHERERVILLE — A wild battle that saw the two leaders collide just a few laps from the finish ended with Brian Campbell emerging with his second consecutive Tony Bettenhausen Classic on Saturday night at Illiana Speedway. Campbell, who was a runaway winner last year, was passed on a restart by Anthony Danta on lap 80 of the 100-lap event. He chased Danta down and on the back straightaway the duo encountered the lapped car of Kevin Offdenkamp. Heavy contact between the two faster cars resulted in both stopping momentarily. Campbell was able to regain his momentum faster and shot to … ]]> Tue, 16 Sep 2014 02:04:42 -0500 <![CDATA[ Local Golf: Greg Chrustowski’s 68 tops Master Division at Porter Amateur ]]> Lead story image

VALPARAISO — The prevailing mood after round one of the Porter Amateur for the Masters’ Division: Glad to get Forest Park out of the way. “You could just feel the tension out there,” Dale Jalovecky, who shot a 72 said. No course among the four in the rotation causes a greater amount of angst than Forest Park, a narrow, tree-lined layout with small greens, in-course out of bounds and some generally peculiar holes. The bombers, at best, just deal with it. Some guys, like Dave Vlasic, make no attempt to hide their disdain for it. Word is Valparaiso High, which … ]]> Sun, 14 Sep 2014 02:05:42 -0500 <![CDATA[ Fantasy Football: Domestic violence causes a problem for fantasy owners ]]>

Let’s preface this Week 2 fantasy football column with a disclaimer: What has happened in the NFL over the last couple weeks related to domestic violence should make any sports fan sick to their stomach. Greg Hardy of the Carolina Panthers; Ray McDonald of the San Francisco 49ers; Ray Rice, formerly of the Baltimore Ravens; and now Adrian Peterson of the Minnesota Vikings … all domestic abusers in a different way and either accused, arrested, caught on video or indicted of physical abuse against women or children. That’s real life and it’s leaked into fantasy football, which is part of … ]]> Sat, 13 Sep 2014 23:28:00 -0500 <![CDATA[ HUTTON: Porter Amateur going strong at 60 ]]> Lead story image

There is no sane reason anymore to host a local golf tournament. I know. I run one. Sometimes, you throw your hands up in the air and wonder why. The answer is simple. Because golfers aren’t normal and the tournaments have a way of taking on a curious life of their own. In 1955, Dr. R.E. Harvey won the first Porter Amateur. It was an 18-hole event, held at Forest Park, a nine-hole course then. The local newspaper, the Vidette-Messenger, sponsored the tournament, which was for the best players — all men — from Valparaiso. The tournament has gone on … ]]> Fri, 12 Sep 2014 02:06:50 -0500 <![CDATA[ Bowling Insider: Griffith High School coach defeats friend in PBA50 regional ]]> Lead story image

Bowling against the best of the Professional Bowlers Association senior tour (PBA50) in the national stop at Olympia Lanes in Hammond in August the last few years paid off for Rick Woloszyn. Yes, like with many PBA members, it helped him in regular league play since that competition is so much less than competing against the likes of Walter Ray Williams Jr., Pete Weber, Harry Sullins and Mark Williams. But this past weekend, the experience led to Woloszyn, who has been the Griffith High School bowling coach in some aspect for several years (girls head coach most recent and boys … ]]> Thu, 11 Sep 2014 02:05:53 -0500 <![CDATA[ Local Bowling League Results ]]>

King of the Week 806, Justin Ochall, Cressmoor Lanes Queen of the Week 780, Jackie Graan, Stardust III Weekly 300 Club CRESSMOOR — Justin Ochall; STARDUST III — Bob Witzke Jr. Camelot Bowl Tuesday Mixed: John Allison 683 Wednesday Gary Schools: Lonnie Isabell 692 Thursday Bill Loving Memorial: Michael Carte 778 Friday Mixed 4s: Andrew Vild 631 Friday US Tubing: Brian Rak 677 Saturday Amateurs: (M) Jason Schipper 711; Jerome Tachik 709; (W) Candice Tovo 646 Sunday Mixed 4s: Darrell Gilbert Jr. 751 Saturday youth: (B) Jordan Trent 676; Jimmy Hampton 660 Casey’s Lanes Lady Strays: Jacque Pitrowski 649 Wednesday … ]]> Thu, 11 Sep 2014 02:05:41 -0500 <![CDATA[ Rec Roundup: Dunes Volleyball Club to offer training for youths ]]>

The Dunes Volleyball Club will serve up weekly Fall Ball training for youths at its Dunes Operations Center at 4744 Oak Knoll in Rolling Prairie. Fall Ball will roll on Sundays through Oct. 12. Coordinators billed the program as a great opportunity for players to continue getting repetitions during their season; it acts a supplement to their middle school practices. New for 2014 is the “challenge clinic.” These sessions are geared toward providing more advanced junior high school students with preparation for elite play. At the DOC, the program for kids in grades K to 2 – “tikes” – will … ]]> Wed, 10 Sep 2014 21:56:00 -0500