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Bowling: GCABA trying to limit dissention with revamped awards program

When it was announced last year that the United States Bowling Congress was completely revamping its awards program for sanctioned bowlers — revamping could be construed as downsizing — it fell upon local associations to figure out how to prevent bowlers from forming non-sanctioned leagues. …

 

Local Bowling League Scores

King of the Week

827, Herman James III, Olympia Lanes

Queen of the Week

815, Kelly Gough, Cressmoor Lanes

Weekly 300 Club

CASEY’S — John Satoski; CRESSMOOR — Ryan Podunovich; OLYMPIA — Herman James III, Adam Vania; PLAZA — Dru Wischhover, Mark Hajduk Jr., Dave …

Crown Point resident will dedicate this year’s Boston Marathon to last year’s victims

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Being a native of Greece, the most emotional marathon Christina Kostouros competed in was in 2011 when she got to run the Athens Marathon, which is recognized as the original marathon course from the original Olympic Games. She got to see her family cheering for …

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Outdoors: Perch abound off Gary Light, should return when wind slacks

Mike Buza caught a 20-inch male walleye Saturday in his community pond in Valparaiso. It was the first walleye he had seen in five years of fishing the pond. “It was milking,’’ he said. “Does this mean there is a female in the pond, also? …

Boxing: Donovan George finally gets back on winning track

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HAMMOND — Chicago native Donovan “Don Da Bomb” George was in good spirits after his win over Troy “TNT” Lowry at the Venue inside Horseshoe Casino on Friday night. George, who lost his previous bout in June 2013 against Minnesota’s Caleb Truax (21-1) at the …

Boxing: Jimenez remains unbeaten with unanimous decision

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HAMMOND — Mike “Hollywood” Jimenez came into the ring at the Horseshoe Casino inside “The Venue” on Friday night rocking to Kool and the Gang’s 1970s hit “Hollywood Swinging” as the crowd cheered his arrival.

He had more for them to cheer about inside the …

Fantasy NASCAR: Darlington race sees increase in scores

What a difference a week makes. Last week scores were the lowest of the season in the seventh annual Post-Tribune Fantasy NASCAR contest. The top score was 182 and 166 points was good enough for the top 10. This week after NASCAR’s first repeat winner …

Crossroads YMCA enhancing, adding facilities

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The Crossroads YMCA is on the move. The non-profit organization is in expansion mode and will bring “Y” programs closer to more Region crossroads. Operating currently three YMCA locations — in Crown Point, Griffith and Hammond — the Crossroads association has charted a course for …

Innsbrook to open golf course Saturday

Innsbrook Country Club officials announced plans for their opening day and the start of the men’s golf league. The 18-hole Merrillville golf course will open at 9 a.m. Saturday. An ABCD scramble (with teams computer-generated to handicaps), an omelet breakfast bar and cart costs will …

Extra Frame: More additions to summer leagues

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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 …