Celebrating 33 Years
Hammond Sports Hall of Fame to Induct 7 Athletes March 12, 2019
The inductees are:
Albert Carpen, 2000s decade Clark High School/Chicago State University baseball player;
Dan Hernandez, 1990s Clark/MacMurray (IL) College football player;
Larry Hines, Jr, 1990s Hammond High/Vincennes University/Indiana State University track hurdler and sprinter;
Randall J. Lewis, 1970s-80 Hammond High cross country and middle distance track runner;
James R. Murphy, 1954 & ‘55 Hammond High 2-time state diving champion;
Steve Runyon, 1970s-80 Hammond High football all-stater;
Rudy Skorupa, 1960s Morton
track & field athlete and longtime Lake Central High School track
and cross country coach.
For distinctive and noteworthy professionalism in informing northwest Indiana and beyond about the Hammond Sports Hall of Fame over the past 32 years, The NWI Times will receive the Hall of Fame’s Richard Jay Special Achievement Award. The award’s late namesake earned respect and admiration as a conscientious, hard-working, dedicated and gracious teacher and coach of Gavit High School wrestling, cross country and track & field teams.
Hall of Fame festivities begin at 5 p.m. with a social time. Dinner is at 6:30 p.m.; the induction program follows at 7:30.
Hammond Sports Hall of Fame Inductees
(Greer) Gapen (2005)
Ray Papach (2003)