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Bowling Insider: Former manager returns to reopen Hebron lanes with kids as the focus

HEBRON — Ever since he was a manager at Hebron Lanes back in the 1980s, Mike Sebben could see himself owning a bowling center — not just Hebron, but any house. It didn’t work out at a different local 16-lane center, so it’s poetic justice …

 

Bowling: Local League Results

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Cressmoor Lanes Thursday Hav-a-Ball: (M) Nick Coppinger 783; Matt Redmond 754; Jay Kaurich 744; Kevin Payne 730; (W) Lisa Anserello 653 Hobart Lanes Wednesday Foursomes: (M) Mike Fazekas 727; Gene Dukes 681; (W) Sharon Fisher 547 Olympia Lanes Monday Trios: (M) Larry Matovina 800 (297); …

RailCats end nine-game home losing streak

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GARY — The RailCats can exhale. Their nine-game home losing streak is over. The RailCats defeated Saint Paul 4-2 on Tuesday night, securing their first win at the Steel Yard since Aug. 1, 8-5 against Kansas City. “They (the losses) will stay in my mind …

RailCats can’t hold late lead, suffer ninth straight home loss

GARY — So much for the RailCats carrying over any sort of effect from Sunday’s dramatic win at Kansas City.

They lost 9-6 to what had been a reeling Saint Paul on Monday night at the Steel Yard.

The Saints (45-40), who had lost a …

Auto Racing at Illiana: Cannon fired up after fourth win of season

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SCHERERVILLE, Ind. — He had to do some early chasing and got a pretty big scare just seven laps from the finish. Ultimately, though, Jeff Cannon was pretty much unmatchable in Saturday night’s late-model feature at Illiana Speedway. Cannon took the lead from Dean Patterson …

Outdoors: There’s something fishy going on at Willow Slough

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Something is going on with the fish at Willow Slough Fish and Wildlife Area, one of Indiana’s great panfish spots. It is more than just the usual summer doldrums and weedy conditions impacting the fishing for bluegill and redear. Many of us wondered if it …

RailCats right fielder Drew Martinez proving worthy successor to Mike Massaro

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GARY — Drew Martinez can’t escape the connections to Mike Massaro this season. Not that distancing himself is something he necessarily desires. If anything, he has welcomed the ties. Martinez inherited the right field job and No. 2 spot in the RailCats’ batting order from …

RailCats season stats

BATTING AVG G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO Brumley .500 2 4 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 Smith .438 29 80 11 35 7 0 0 4 8 14 Martinez .345 83 359 56 124 18 7 2 51 25 32 Muren .343 50 172 24 59 10 4 5 26 11 30 Garcia .324 10 34 6 11 0 1 0 2 6 7 Pulfer .309 82 337 70 104 10 6 6 49 41 38 Romanski .307 79 300 47 92 13 4 7 51 26 47 Babineau .280 68 254 32 71 10 1 4 41 33 60 Maddox .275 63 229 25 63 17 1 6 35 15 47 Backman .261 77 272 42 71 18 1 2 31 35 84 Mitchell .259 77 293 45 76 10 2 1 38 27 35 Brockett .225 40 129 16 29 5 2 2 19 9 25 Bishop .220 50 132 20 29 6 2 2 13 25 32 Walding .188 12 32 4 6 2 0 0 4 2 9 PITCHING ERA G GS CG IP H R ER BB SO W-L SV Gibbons 2.77 30 0 0 35.2 33 12 11 16 24 0-2 1 Kadish 2.94 15 0 0 18.1 19 7 6 4 16 0-1 0 Crenshaw 3.06 19 19 2 126.1 125 49 43 20 62 7-7 0 Quintero 3.37 3 0 0 2.2 2 1 1 2 1 0-0 0 Hopkins 3.48 25 3 0 51.2 51 21 20 12 36 4-3 0 Fontana 4.46 28 0 0 38.1 41 22 19 21 27 1-1 4 Loomis 4.50 4 0 0 4.0 2 2 2 2 5 0-0 1 Parr 5.50 16 0 0 18.0 19 11 11 3 17 2-2 6 Hiscock 4.67 20 20 2 127.0 152 73 66 32 94 8-5 0 Coombs 4.98 19 19 3 121.0 130 70 67 38 65 6-8 0 Bougher 4.66 19 19 0 102.1 115 63 53 25 50 6-5 0 …

Osipoff: Gelen Robinson progressing at Purdue

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WEST LAFAYETTE — For all of his accomplishments and accolades through high school, Gelen Robinson never held any illusions about college. He expected the transition to be a challenge. Make no mistake, Robinson also expects greatness from himself — that’s simply the sort of bar …

Football: Chesterton’s Jordan Dilosa cites a sharp corner in Deion Sanders

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If you ask Chesterton coach Mark Peterson, he’ll tell you Jordan Dilosa is among the top cornerbacks in the Duneland Athletic Conference. And if you ask Dilosa who his role models are, Pro Football Hall of Famer Deion Sanders’ name is one that comes up. …

Local Running: The same ‘old’ story: Josh May wins again

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Some people can get better as they get older, no matter what they do. Josh May is proving that with his effort this running season. OK, at 32 the Homewood, Illinois, resident is not that old to most people. However, he thinks he is, and …

Auto Racing: Illiana, Grundy County speedways looking to halt on-track driver altercations

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At short tracks nationwide this weekend the shows will go on as usual. There will be plenty of side-by-side battles, plenty of wrecks, plenty of angry drivers looking for an argument. But it won’t be business as usual. It can’t be. I can’t imagine any …

Sioux City completes sweep of RailCats

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GARY — Maybe Thursday’s day off, the RailCats’ first since the July 28-29 All-Star break, comes at an opportune time for them. They certainly have a lot to contemplate.

Sioux City completed a three-game sweep with a 10-7 win on Wednesday night, sending the RailCats …

Rec Insider: Griffith-based Ultimate Frisbee team eyes new members, competition

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The Frisbee games have gone just fine but ultimately a group of Griffith area recreational athletes would like to attract more members and league competition. Team 219 Ultimate usually meets three times a week during warm-weather months to put into play their advanced disc tossing …

Rec Roundup: Six Valpo girls medal in golf competition

Six girls from Valparaiso advanced through qualifiers to earn spots in the Drive, Chip and Putt golf competition at Prairie View Golf Club in Carmel on Aug. 3. Wynne Aldrich, Ani Gilliana, Ava Gilliana, Gillian Rossmann, Norah Rossmann and Annika Johnson earned a total of …

Wednesday’s Prep Results/Upcoming Schedule

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Girls Golf

Kankakee Valley 189,
Highland 218, Lowell 262

At Sandy Pines

Kankakee Valley — Katie Woolever 44, Tara Beere 47, Shannan Patrick 48, Morgan Overstreet 50.

Highland — Emily Smith 45, Katie Harnisch 53, Jackie Smailis 59, Kylie Richardson 61.

Lowell — Maddie Binder …