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AL HAMNIK: Hammond's 'terrific trio' went the distance for 39 years

AL HAMNIK: Hammond's 'terrific trio' went the distance for 39 years

There is room for others on the big stage. That's what makes sports so appealing. It's not a snooty, private club with VIP parking only.

July 07, 2014 6:15 pm
AL HAMNIK: The region loses another athlete to the heavenly hall of fame

AL HAMNIK: The region loses another athlete to the heavenly hall of fame

Tim Keough, a jolly old soul while retired and living in Arizona, told friends in Northwest Indiana that he often was "booked" making appearances as Santa Claus at the local stores during Christmas.

June 11, 2013 5:15 pm Photos

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AL HAMNIK: Distance legend Rudy Chapa eager to turn the page

Records are set to be broken. Some collect dust before they fall, while others are smashed quicker than a string of clay pigeons. In the case of Hammond grad and distance phenom Rodolfo "Rudy" Chapa Jr., his record time of 4 minutes, 4.2 seconds in the 1,600 meters at the 1976 IHSAA track an…

June 14, 2011 10:00 pm
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