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Gelen Robinson

Gelen Robinson

Gelen Robinson was a linebacker for Lake Central's football team and wrestled at the 220 pound weight class. Robinson, The Tim Bishop Memorial Times Athlete of the Year, also took first in discus.

July 05, 2014 3:28 pm
Gelen Robinson

Gelen Robinson

Lake Central's Gelen Robinson is The Tim Bishop Memorial Times Athlete of the Year once again.

July 05, 2014 3:29 pm
Gelen Robinson, Lake Central

Gelen Robinson, Lake Central

Gelen Robinson was a standout star in football, wrestling and track, at Lake Central. He once again has been named The Tim Bishop Memorial Times Athlete of the Year.

July 05, 2014 3:27 pm

JOHN DOHERTY: Heat rises above head at NATA conference

INDIANAPOLIS | While athletic trainers from across the country were here last week for the NATA’s 65th annual meeting, concussion dominated headlines nationwide.

June 30, 2014 7:00 pm

JOHN DOHERTY: MLB should bid tobacco adieu

The late Ted Williams is the best hitter (career .344) of my lifetime. By the time he was 80-years-old, though, he was compelled to enter Fenway Park on a July 1999 night as passenger on a golf cart. It had been nearly four decades since he had played his final game there, an episode eloquen…

June 23, 2014 7:00 pm
Local athletes bring home medals from national competition

Local athletes bring home medals from national competition

GRIFFITH | Erin Gunnink didn't come home from the Special Olympics USA Games empty-handed. 

June 21, 2014 8:00 pm Photos


JOHN DOHERTY: Good time to look at local safety as ATCs gather in Indy

A week from now, athletic trainers from across the country will gather in Indianapolis for the National Athletic Trainers’ Association’s 65th annual Clinical Symposia which runs June 25-28.

June 16, 2014 4:30 pm

REGION COLLEGIANS: UIC’s Jacki Fletcher shines on and off the diamond

Lowell product Jacki Fletcher is the ultimate student athlete.

May 25, 2014 8:30 pm

JOHN DOHERTY: Indiana is latest state with sudden cardiac arrest law

Two years ago, the Pennsylvania legislature enacted — and Governor Tom Corbett signed — a well-intended law, championed by the parents of an infant who died of a previously undetected heart disorder at the 14 weeks old in 2004.

April 28, 2014 5:30 pm
Costly, political, successful: Sochi Olympics end

Costly, political, successful: Sochi Olympics end

SOCHI, Russia | Flushed with pride after its athletes' spectacular showing at the costliest Olympics ever, Russia celebrated Sunday night with a visually stunning finale that handed off a smooth but politically charged Winter Games to their next host, Pyeongchang in South Korea.

February 23, 2014 9:00 pm
Alex Ovechkin; T.J. Oshie

Alex Ovechkin; T.J. Oshie

United States forward T.J. Oshie is hit by Russia forward Alex Ovechkin during a men's ice hockey game Saturday at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. The U.S. won 3-2 in a shootout.

February 17, 2014 6:41 pm
Meryl Davis, Charlie White

Meryl Davis, Charlie White

American ice dancers Meryl Davis, left, and Charlie White perform their free dance during the team figure skating event at the Winter Olympics. Davis and White finished first in their event Sunday, helping the U.S. team to a bronze medal.

February 09, 2014 4:42 pm

GEORGE CASTLE: Sox project: Groom IU product/base burglar Johnson

CHICAGO | Mention Indiana University product Micah Johnson to White Sox general manager Rick Hahn, and he goes into enthusiastic detail about Johnson’s legs, bat and overall athleticism.

January 26, 2014 6:45 pm

JOHN DOHERTY: Athletes shouldering quite a burden

While the snow piles up around us, here’s a happy thought to sustain you: spring training is just more than a month away at the professional level.

January 20, 2014 5:15 pm
GEORGE CASTLE: Time to pay or trade The Shark

GEORGE CASTLE: Time to pay or trade The Shark

CHICAGO | Pay him or trade him.

January 19, 2014 6:45 pm Photos


Serena Williams wins 3rd AP Athlete of Year award

Serena Williams likes to make one thing clear: She is never satisfied, no matter how many matches and tournaments she wins.

December 25, 2013 9:00 pm

JOHN DOHERTY: Fitness foundation necessary for athlete success

If you saw the Sunday Special in this section two days ago, you learned how unwise it is to specialize in one sport at the youth and high school levels. As reported by Times sports writer Hillary Smith, the data is pretty clear.

December 09, 2013 9:00 pm

HILLARY SMITH: Don't fear the training table

Multiple conversations with high school, college and pro sports certified athletic trainers over the last three weeks has come up with one revelation: no one likes the doctor.

December 08, 2013 9:00 pm
Former Gary star athlete Pepe Gonzalez dies

Former Gary star athlete Pepe Gonzalez dies

Jose "Pepe" Gonzalez, once the fastest man in Indiana, died early Saturday morning at his Northbrook, Ill. home, losing his battle with bladder cancer and ALS.

October 26, 2013 2:55 pm

JOHN DOHERTY: Ignored aspect of health deserves more thought

INDIANAPOLIS | Since the turn of century, the biggest concerns among sports medics have been ACL injuries — particularly in women — concussions, elbow injuries — particularly among pitchers — heat illness, steroids, spinal injuries, and conditions which might cause sudden cardiac arrest. Exc…

September 30, 2013 6:15 pm
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