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Historic hoops coaching changes come to Indiana

Historic hoops coaching changes come to Indiana

The current state of high school basketball is not your daddy's version of Hoosier Hysteria. No, not at all.

October 04, 2014 5:30 pm
Richie steps down as Lowell boys basketball coach

Richie steps down as Lowell boys basketball coach

This is not the time for the boys basketball coach at Lowell High School to step down. But that's exactly what Nate Richie did recently, going 46-39 over the last four seasons.

August 22, 2014 6:30 pm
Gavit picks Barnhizer as new athletic director and boys hoops coach

Gavit picks Barnhizer as new athletic director and boys hoops coach

Mark Barnhizer has been hired as Gavit's new athletic director. And the 2003 Indiana All-Star coach will also take over the Gladiators boys basketball program.

August 12, 2014 11:30 pm Photos

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Crown Point's Barclay commits to play hoops at SE Louisiana

Crown Point's Barclay commits to play hoops at SE Louisiana

The dream seemed to be over. Crown Point senior forward Bret Barclay ended his final prep basketball season with the Bulldogs in March. The future seemed unclear.

August 12, 2014 6:52 pm Photos

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River Forest picks Quigg as new athletic director

River Forest picks Quigg as new athletic director

Jason Quigg probably got a high-five from Mickey Mouse on Tuesday night, after the world-famous rodent heard the good news for Quigg.

July 08, 2014 9:00 pm
Closing of Lew Wallace saddens many former Hornet athletes

Closing of Lew Wallace saddens many former Hornet athletes

Dave Templin grew up on the east side of Gary, near the steel mills. Before graduating from Emerson in 1966, a blue-collar lunch-pail district, he would drive south with his pals.

July 01, 2014 5:00 pm Photos

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Wheatfield's Vukadinovich works Wisconsin basketball camp

Wheatfield's Vukadinovich works Wisconsin basketball camp

In March of 1984, Brian Vukadinovich was just seconds from realizing a life-long dream. Then, like that, a last-second shot by a Warsaw player end it with some drama.

June 29, 2014 5:00 pm
STEVE HANLON: Something bigger than all of those games

STEVE HANLON: Something bigger than all of those games

It was December 1999. These shoes were standing inside the Hammond Civic Center taking in The Times Region Roundball Rumble. It was a thrilling game in front of a packed house.

June 19, 2014 6:30 pm

Indiana sweeps Kentucky in all-star series

INDIANAPOLIS | Stepping back into Bankers Life Fieldhouse for Lake Central's Tyler Wideman would be like Ali stepping into the ring against Joe Frazier, the first time.

June 14, 2014 9:00 pm Related

Jennings leads Indiana to sweep of Kentucky

INDIANAPOLIS | It was a crowning achievement for one of Indiana's best girls basketball players in state history.

June 14, 2014 8:10 pm
STEVE HANLON: What it means to don the threads

STEVE HANLON: What it means to don the threads

COLUMBUS | The gym was thinning out Wednesday night at Columbus North. A talented Indiana All-Star team just finished a sweep of the Junior All-Stars.

June 13, 2014 6:30 pm
STEVE HANLON: The kid in the candy store

STEVE HANLON: The kid in the candy store

COLUMBUS | The legends lined up on the bleachers for a photograph, the younger ones wearing the historic white jersey with the coveted blue letters that read what they have since 1940.

June 12, 2014 7:30 pm
Gavit looking for AD, boys basketball coach after Ridenour leaves

Gavit looking for AD, boys basketball coach after Ridenour leaves

Gavit is looking to fill its boys basketball coaching position and its athletic director's post.

May 27, 2014 5:00 pm Photos

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STEVE HANLON: The gift that just keeps on giving

Just when you thought it was fixed, a tire goes flat and the muffler falls off. Again. And then someone steals the fuzzy dice hanging from the rear-view mirror.

May 16, 2014 5:00 pm

STEVE HANLON: IHSAA dribbles the ball in the right direction

The basketball news the IHSAA released this week was good. It was positive for the players, awesome for the schools and getting much closer to giving Hoosier Hysteria the lift it needs.

May 08, 2014 5:00 pm
Lux leads McLegends' stars to romp of high school stars

Lux leads McLegends' stars to romp of high school stars

HIGHLAND | Bret Barclay drove to the basket Saturday afternoon at Highland High School. The Crown Point senior made contact with T.J. Lux and dropped in the bucket.

May 03, 2014 5:00 pm Photos

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STEVE HANLON: All-Star game happy to be a McHoosier

STEVE HANLON: All-Star game happy to be a McHoosier

For a long while, Northwest Indiana had a local all-star game for boys and girls basketball. Then, like that, it vanished.

May 01, 2014 5:00 pm Photos

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STEVE HANLON: I finally get to meet Virgil Sweet, again

It was summer of 1977, I believe. This young baller who is now an old baller put on his canvas Chuck Taylor's and dribbled a ball toward Crown Point High School.

April 25, 2014 5:00 pm
STEVE HANLON: A Christmas story region hoopsters should read again

STEVE HANLON: A Christmas story region hoopsters should read again

Keith Christmas went along for the ride in April of 2002. The senior basketball player at West Side never received an invitation to the Hoosier Basketball Magazine's Top 60 workout.

April 17, 2014 5:00 pm Photos

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Lake Central's Wideman makes Indiana All-Star team

Lake Central's Wideman makes Indiana All-Star team

Tyler Wideman got a phone call, but didn't answer it. Typically, he was in the gym working on his game.

April 10, 2014 6:00 pm Photos

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