Hammond Hurricanes about more than hoops
By Anthony D. Alonzo Post-Tribune correspondent October 17, 2012 11:08PM
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Calumet Bridge Club results from Oct. 8 North-South
results from Oct. 8
Howard Schmid & John Goring 2.92
Pat Mikuta & Trudy McKamey 2.07
Chuck Briggs & Emelia Alberico 1.16
Helen Miller & Dolores Gerdes 0.87
Marilyn Rosen & Carol Ann Heinrich 0.57
Arlyne Filler & Dorie Horgash 0.40
Sue Mahn & Bill Kilbride 0.36
Ruth Westberg & Mike Devine 0.29
Jim O’Connell & Bob Ferguson 0.24
Al Simmons & Joe Chin 2.19
Wayne Hiser & Lois Edelstein 1.55
Zafar Khan & Bob Porter 0.91
Alan Filler & Jim Fill 0.68
Marilyn Ginzel & Pat Thomas 0.36
Barbara Graegin & Tom Hallum 0.24
Beach Bridge Clubresults from Oct. 9
John Chmielowiec & Steve Watson 1.00
Wayne Carpenter & Laverne Niksch 0.70
Dave Bigler & Chuck Briggs 0.50
Janice Custer & Chuck Schultz 0.35
Bob Ferguson & Bob Porter 0.28
Community Bridge Club results from Oct. 10 North-South
results from Oct. 10
Mary Schumm & Hilda Connor 1.61
Conrad Staudacher & Tom Hodges 1.20
Faye Anderson & Helen Miller 0.90
John Chmielowiec & Dan Spain 0.44
Jim O’Connell &Trudy McKamey 0.44
Barbara Graegin & George Roeper 3.17
Steve Watson & Lou Nimnicht 2.38
Chuck Briggs & Barbara Walczak 2.14
Zafar Khan & Indra Gupta 0.70
Oak Knoll Golf Course Tuesday Senior Tourney results from Oct. 16
Tuesday Senior Tourney
results from Oct. 16
Low gross: Joe Ochs; Super senior low gross: Mel Smack; Low net: Art Gaff; Longest putt: George Frazee; Closest to pin: Tom Ornelas
Updated: November 19, 2012 3:37PM
Striving to come out ahead against their AAU competition while displaying good sportsmanship is a main goal of the Hammond Hurricanes program. Off the court, club leaders like president Willie White, Jr. look to promote life skills.
Continuing their commitment to education, the Hurricanes recently offered their teen participants lessons on matters most adults deal with on a daily basis: trying to balance their budgets and manage their borrowing.
First Midwest Bank representative Rosa Gavan volunteered to stop by the Hurricanes’ 15U and 17U practices to present “Smart Borrowing.” In the workshop she provided information regarding credit ratings, credit cards, ready cash, forced savings and student loans. Lessons promoted a better financial future by emphasized borrowing within your means, shopping around for a bank that balances financial health, understanding rates, making timely payments and managing your debt levels.
First Midwest Bank has 23 retail banking locations in Lake County. The Hurricanes, established in 2001 as a 501c3 organization, promote education, develop leadership skills, teach social etiquette and improve athletic skills for area youths.
Ross Township softball results: The Ross Township Trustee Office announced the results of last week’s Hidden Lake Park 2012 fall softball tournament.
Top finishers from Tuesday’s tournament include upper division champions Morgan Mechanical and runner-up El Oso. In that day’s lower division, Finish Line won the championship with R-Place finishing as the runner-up.
In Wednesday’s tournament, Mon Stars earned the championship, followed by Bugsy’s Boners in second place, Reaper’s Crew in third place, and Defibrillat ERs in fourth place.
Top finishers from Thursday’s tournament include upper division champions Moneyshots and runner-up Bangers Softball. In that day’s lower division, Kali Beauty won the championship with Merrillville Fire Department finishing as the runner-up.
Griffith YMCA to host Teen Night: Griffith’s YMCA branch (201 N. Griffith Blvd.) is launching activities geared for local teens.
Specifically for seventh and eighth graders, the Y has set various dates for Teen Nights. On Oct. 12 and 19, Nov. 2 and 16, and Dec. 7 and 21 all from 7:15 to 10 p.m., junior high school students are invited to the location to use the gym, wellness center and game room. Music and sports activities will be chaperoned by approved adults.
Refreshments will be available for an extra cost. Teen Night fees are $5 for members and $8 for non-members.
Also at the Griffith location, teen strength training lessons are held from 6:30 to 8:15 p.m. on Wednesdays.
Members must be 15 years old to use the wellness center. Youth, ages 12, 13 and 14 may use the facility after completion of this class. Parents of 12-year-old participants must also attend one mandatory meeting before their child is allowed to use the center.
Class size is limited to 10 students. This extensive five-week weight training and wellness room orientation includes information on aerobic exercise, stretching, risk factors associated with adolescent weight training, knowledge of muscle groups and their actions, the dangers of steroid use, training methods, and sport-specific weight training.
Fees for this offering are $40 for members and $75 for non-members. Please confirm session dates prior to visiting. For more information, call the Griffith Y front desk at 750-1082, or visit www.griffithymca.org.