Portage Parks to host 2nd annual Zombie Run
By Anthony D. Alonzo Post-Tribune correspondent September 25, 2013 11:00PM
Updated: October 28, 2013 7:25AM
Looking to ride the tattered coattails of the popularity of the zombie movie genre in recent years, the Portage Parks and Recreation Department will host its second annual Freaky Fun Zombie Run on Oct. 19
Early registration continues through Sept. 28 for the event, which is set to start at 4 p.m. at Imagination Glen’s Outback Trails. According to Portage Parks & Recreation Foundation members, “runners will endure mud, water, rough terrain, an army crawl, oh yes — and zombies to name a few.”
Participants are encouraged to dress in costume. Group entries are welcome. Prizes will be awarded for the top three runners in each age category, and for largest group and best costume. Food and beverages will be served after the race. Volunteer actor zombies are asked to inquire through the parks department.
Registration forms can be found on the City of Portage website by entering “Zombie” in the search box. The early registration fee is $30, which includes a T-shirt, food and a beverage.
For more information, e-mail PortageParkFoundation@aol.com, or call 781-3295.
Cedar Creek to extend weekend hours: Golfers often require the greens to be a distraction-free zone. Officials at one local miniature golf course want to strike a balance between providing a festive Halloween atmosphere and not spooking the patrons.
Cedar Creek Family Golf Center (10483 W. 109th Ave., Cedar Lake) will open the doors to its Not-So Scary Mini Golf in October and extend its weekend hours.
The course will remain decorated all month long creating a “spooky atmosphere, but not too spooky” for those youngsters who may be more sensitive. Special treats will be given to kids who come dressed in costume.
No registration is required. Regular weekday hours at the 18-hole miniature golf course in October are from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m and from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. Costs are $4.50 for children 12 and under, and $5.50 for adults.
For more information, call 365-2902.
Steelheads looking for players: The South Shore Steelheads 14U travel baseball team is seeking two players to complete their roster for the 2014 season. Interested athletes must be 14 or younger by April 30, 2014.
Any player wanting to try out for the squad should call coach Dave Cooper at 545-1422 or email him at email@example.com.
Crown Point swim club announces winners: The Crown Point Swim Club finished the long course swim season ranked in the top 24 percent of swim clubs in the nation, finished 24th at the Age Group State Championships and ninth at the Senior State Championships. There they set 30 individual meter team records, 13 individual yard team records, and one relay yard team record. CPSC was also awarded USA Swimming’s Bronze Medal Club status.
Each season, CPSC recognizes several of its swimmers for high achievement both in and out of the pool. This season’s athletic award recipients include youths in several categories.
Dedicated Dog Awards (highest attendance percentage for each training group): Ruby Monroe (White, 91); Morgan Hegyi (Black, 91); Caroline Kruit (Gold, 89); Joey Karczewski (Senior, 93); Kristian Kirilov (Red, 96); Christopher Letcher (Red, 96); Nikki Pudlo (Red, 96)
Most Improved Swimmer Awards: Kristian Kirilov (Red), Carly Kruit (White), Kaitlin Gardner (Gold), Jordan Andras (Senior), and Nathan Wendorf (Black & Overall Team)
“Top Dog”/ Top Performers of the Season (highest average time drop over the season): Helen Swinford (Red), Grace Mikrut (Black), Christian Mikrut (Gold), Brian Voas (Senior), and Baleigh Thorn (White & Overall Team)
Junior National and National Qualifiers: Hannah Kukurugya (finished season ranked 21st in the 100 Butterfly and 20th in the 200 Butterfly for 15-16 girls in the nation) and Aly Tetzloff (finish season ranked 9th in the 50 Freestyle, 7th in the 100 Freestyle, and 11th in the 100 Butterfly for 15-16 girls in the nation)
True Spirit of Sportsmanship Award (in recognition of undying sportsmanship in practice and competition): Caroline Kruit
Spirit of Excellence Award (in recognition of expectations exceeded through dedication, determination, and desire): Aly Tetzloff
Academic excellence was also recognized.
A/B Honor Roll: Jordan Andras, Gabriella Arena, Connor Clark, Alyssa Click, Andrew Downey, Elyse Duerig, Noriann Gubbins, Carmen Hernandez, Santo Jann, Christian Letcher, Rebekah Letcher, Caroline Lodovisi, Grace Mikrut, Jonah Peterson, Kaitlin Phillips, Zach Rauh, Kate Ryan, Meridith Sianta, Morgan Sianta, Karina Snoddy, Joe Sullivan, Ty Thorn, Baleigh Thorn, Ben Wendorf, Nathan Wendorf, Abbey Werner, Alexis Werner, Cameron Zimmerman, Hope Zimmerman
A Honor Roll: Jordan Artim, Autumn Davids, Megan Davids, Nathan Davids, Aidan Duerig, Jake Hektoen, Evan Holland, Michael Holland, Anthony Huls, Nick Huls, Kristian Kirilov, Ryan Kozlowski, Katie Krick, Rachel Krick, Sarah Krick, Molly Kubal, Hannah Kukurugya, Alex McCormick, Anna McCormick, Christian Mikrut, Nikolai Petkov, Rylin Sherron, Nathan Tufts
National Elementary School Honor Society: Grace Mikrut, Baleigh Thorn
National Junior Honor Society: Hannah Kukurugya, Rebekah Letcher, Christian Mikrut
Dean’s List: Blake Yeager (South Dakota State University)