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Extra Frame: More additions to summer leagues

The fall/winter league season is running down with most leagues having their final night in the next couple of weeks. That means summer leagues are right around the corner — some of them starting in a month or less — and there’s plenty of options …

 

Local Bowling League Scores

King of the Week

827, Justin Tennant, Hobart Lanes

Queen of the Week

724, Brenda Lullenberg, Casey’s Lanes

Weekly 300 Club

CASEY’S — Jerry Keppen, James Metcalf; CITY LANES — James Freeman, Kerry Lyles; CRESSMOOR — Travis Pitchford; HOBART — Justin Tennant; OLYMPIA — Jesse …

Outdoors: Young angler bags 2-pound perch at Calumet Harbor

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Jacob Fiorio is at it again. One of Indiana’s top young fishermen — he’s already had Fish of the Year in his 15 years — caught a two-pound yellow perch on Sunday at Calumet Harbor after trolling for salmon and trout with his dad Steve …

Devin Clark, Leo Frey ring in spring with titles

It only seems like the annual Ringing in Spring — which ran its 20th installment last Saturday in Valparaiso — gets bigger every year. Last year was a record turnout at 1,472 combined in the 5K and 10K races, but this year’s turnout was slightly …

Porter County facility adds space, programs for growing clientele

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The Courts of Northwest Indiana, located between Chesterton and Valparaiso near the intersection of U.S. 6 and Indiana 49, is as big as they come at 60,000 square feet. Among multi-use facilities and mega gyms under one expansive roof, it is the largest in the …

Fantasy NASCAR: Same story: Another different winner

Make it seven straight weeks in the NASCAR season with a different winner. The new Chase format is looking more precarious by the week. This time it was Joey Logano. He passed Jeff Gordon on the final lap to take the checkered flag. Even if …

Crown Point St. Mary holds 3-on-3 tourneys

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A March Madness of the middle school kind rolled into St. Mary Catholic Community School in Crown Point on March 14 when 15 basketball teams squared off in their annual tournament. Two divisions — fifth- and sixth-graders, and seventh- and eighth-graders — played in highly …

Rec Roundup: Soccer kicks off Valparaiso Parks

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A variety of baseball-related offerings highlight the Valparaiso Parks Department spring and summer activities program. But starting this month, soccer kicks off first. Adult coed soccer league rosters are being formed at a team price of $750, plus $12 per non-resident player. Individual players can …

Whiting Community Center to get overhaul

What worked in 1923 may not be as functional in 2014. That’s the case with the Whiting Community Center. The closure to the public and renovation of the landmark city building that began on Jan. 1 is expected to go on for one year and …

Extra Frame: Scoring up as NWIJTPA season winds down

The third season of the Northwest Indiana Junior Touring Players Association ended two weeks ago with some high scores at Plaza Lanes in Highland. At least it was high scoring after the first six games of qualifying. The field of 32 boys combined for just …

Local bowling league scores

King of the Week 825, Jordan Johnston, City Lanes Queen of the Week 768, Colleen Lidster, Plaza Lanes Weekly 300 Club CAMELOT — Keith Johnson, John Allison; CASEY’S — Mark Latchford, Brian Schwanke; CITY — Jordan Johnston; HOBART — Tony Diaz, Louie Liberto; INMAN’S — …

Coho has been a solid catch for boaters on southern Lake Michigan

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It’s 2014 so it was a barrage of exchanged texts and Facebook blowing up. Early Wednesday morning Capt. Bob Poteshman texted a photo of a cooler loaded with coho and brown trout. “All you want today,’’ Poteshman said. “We want more, we want more,’’ came …

Fantasy NASCAR: Double check lineup before engines start

If there’s any piece of advice that can be given to Post-Tribune Fantasy NASCAR contest entrants, it’s that you should always check the race lineup before submitting your five drivers. And even then, it’s better to wait until a couple of hours before the race …

Winter’s record blast results in a seasonal boon at The Dome in Crown Point

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At times during the winter’s record snowfall and cold, the Crown Point Dome began to blend in with its surroundings and resemble a giant igloo. The Teflon-covered multiuse venue was buffeted with high winds and snow piled up on its sides. Yet inside the heated …

Rec Roundup: Local swimmers shine as pool rulers

Northwest Indiana youths were among the state’s top under-14 swimmers who showcased their speed and strokes March 14 to 16 in Indianapolis. At the 2014 Indiana Age Group State Championships at IUPUI, region teams also cracked the top 10 among state swim clubs. The Duneland …

Bowling: Taylor Schwanke up early at Stardust’s King of Hill

It was a high-scoring start to the sixth annual King of the Hill spring session at Stardust Bowl III in Dyer. Friday, on the 40-foot Highway to Hell Kegel sport shot, it took a 611 series to make the top 32 match play out of …