HAMMOND | Beating a city rival is never easy.
EAST CHICAGO | Because of SAT testing, the E.C. Central Sectional championship was pushed back at the last minute.
MUNSTER | Ready or not, here it comes.
EAST CHICAGO | Nobody had a stopwatch working Tuesday night, but it's safe to say that Clark possessed the ball quite a bit more than E.C. Central.
HAMMOND | Maybe it could've been a blowout. Maybe it could've been a lot closer.
HAMMOND | They tried to get on the field three seperate times and three seperate times a flash of lightning called them right back.
Clark sophomore Jorge Garcia scored 20 goals last season.
Clark forward Jorge Garcia came out for a little bit In a Great Lakes Athletic Conference game versus Hammond, because he was hit in the face and at that point the Pioneers were down 3-2 late in the second half.
Joe Delgado graduated from Clark, his parents graduated from Clark and his wife is a coach and teacher at Clark.
HAMMOND | The Battle of 119th Street started out as its name implies, but Times No. 10 Whiting's offensive firepower turned the tide early.
Keith Kilmer already knows what he'll see when he takes his Lowell Red Devils onto Bulldog Turf in Crown Point. He chuckles ahead of time.
WHITING | They play in weather like this; they just don't take to the streets in it.
Former Clark and Calumet football coach Nick Voris jokes that he has the perfect way to keep in shape.
HAMMOND | It doesn't happen like this at other places, where high school softball is a much bigger deal. Towns where names and games are always in the newspaper.
Clark junior pitcher Valarie Ruiz, center, has teammates, from left, Sara Kruszynski, Caitlyn Towner, Celeste Martinez and Oshuntique Woods behind her at the Hammond school. Like Larry Bird when he was at Indiana State in the 1970s, Ruiz is the area's "Secret Weapon" in area softball.
Calumet College freshman Enrique Zamora, a Clark grad, finished 5-5 this season in earning CCAC Second-Team honors.
When Highland High School started building its baseball stadium nearly 30 years ago, then-coach Dan Miller had a chance to put his mark on the field.
GARY | The jitters of his first varsity start behind him, Portage sophomore Jacob Dickson took the mound much more relaxed Friday, even if it was at the U.S. Steel Yard.
HAMMOND | It's winners week in Indiana. We've been doing this for 104 years. Ain't it fun?
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