Placing first in bridge races

The American Contract Bridge League conducts two bridge races annually, which commend players who place in the top 10 in their unit. The Ace of Clubs Race highlights those players who excel within their local clubs. The Mini-Kenney Race recognizes those who have attained the greatest number of points within a year from all sources, including club, tournament and online points. Ace of Club winners receive a certificate, and Mini-McKenney winners receive a medal. Unit 154 is comprised of all players in the northern third of Indiana, which number approximately 610.

The following 50 duplicate bridge players are listed in order of their total masterpoints for the month of August. The results are compiled from the five clubs in Lake and Porter counties — Calumet Township, Valparaiso, Portage, Chesterton and Highland. Players include Yuan Hsu, James O'Connell, Joseph Chin, Barbara Graegin, Barbara Walczak, James Angell, John Goring, Patricia Mikuta, Larry Rabideau, Ruth Westberg, Michael Brissette, Zafar Khan, Terry Bauer, Lou Nimnicht, Carolyn Potasnik, Alfred Simmons, Anna Urick, Trudi McKamey, Robert Porter, Dave Bigler, Robert Ferguson, Lynne Kostopoulos, William Birk, Indra Gupta, Wayne Carpenter, Stacy Jacobs, Steven Watson, Alan Yngve, John Fieldhouse, Karen Fieldhouse, Marcy Tomes, Sally Will, Wayne Hiser, Daryl Fraley, Dave Watkins, Daniel Spain, Hilda Connor, William Kilbride, Charles Tomes, Laverne Niksch, Helen Miller, Charlotte Abernethy, Norman Szewczyk, George Roeper, Michael Devine, Lee Esworthy, Celia-Ann Toll, Mary Kocevar, Robert Butz and Patricia Valiska.

Volleyball clinic kicks off league

CHESTERTON — The Duneland Boys & Girls Club will hold its first volleyball league for kids in third through eighth grade. The club offered two volleyball clinics to kick off the inaugural league. Community coaches helped interested club members to learn volleyball basics of setting, passing and serving. The rules of the game were explained and good character and sportsmanship emphasized.

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