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One year later, Pirates earn sectional title

One year later, Pirates earn sectional title

MERRILLVILLE | As he has done so many times in his brilliant career, Merrillville quarterback Jake Raspopovich faked a handoff to his halfback and sprinted around the end.

November 02, 2012 11:00 pm Photos

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C.P. scores 21 unanswered for sectional semifinal win over L.C.

C.P. scores 21 unanswered for sectional semifinal win over L.C.

ST. JOHN | Crown Point's adjustments at halftime weren't dramatic or defined.

October 26, 2012 10:15 pm Photos

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Merrillville dominates rematch with Chesterton

Merrillville dominates rematch with Chesterton

MERRILLVILLE | Merrillville won the unofficial Duneland Athletic Conference tiebreaker Friday night, dominating Chesterton 45-21 in the Class 5A Sectional 1 semifinals at Demaree Stadium.

October 26, 2012 10:15 pm Photos

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Isabell leads Merrillville to comeback win over Munster

Isabell leads Merrillville to comeback win over Munster

MUNSTER | The alarm clock kept ringing. Thank goodness Merrillville woke up just in time to smack the heck out of the snooze bar.

October 19, 2012 10:30 pm Photos

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Lake Central enjoys 'Life of Riley' in shutout win over Portage

Lake Central enjoys 'Life of Riley' in shutout win over Portage

ST. JOHN | When you have enough injured starters out to field a Class A roster and your muddy playing surface is more suited for barnyard critters, every snap is going to be traumatic.

October 19, 2012 10:15 pm Photos

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Focused Chesterton has no problem with Michigan City

Focused Chesterton has no problem with Michigan City

CHESTERTON | A week after an emotional win over Merrillville and a week before a potential post-season rematch with the Pirates, Chesterton had to avoid the potential trap of a playing a Michigan City team it hadn't beaten 55-0 earlier in the season.

October 19, 2012 10:15 pm Photos

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C.P. holds on to beat Valparaiso

C.P. holds on to beat Valparaiso

CROWN POINT | Old-timers call it the single wing. Youngsters call it the wildcat.

October 19, 2012 10:15 pm Photos

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Crown Point runs away with sectional championship

Crown Point runs away with sectional championship

MERRILLVILLE | When Crown Point's Tyler Smith returned an interception 50 yards to tie the sectional championship football game against Merrillville on Friday night, that's when the light switch turned on for the Bulldogs' defense.

November 04, 2011 10:30 pm Photos

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C.P. defense helps end Valpo's season, Hoffman's coaching tenure

C.P. defense helps end Valpo's season, Hoffman's coaching tenure

CROWN POINT | After his final football game as the Valparaiso head coach ended at Crown Point, Mark Hoffman's emotion went to his seniors, whose careers were also concluding.

October 28, 2011 11:00 pm Photos

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Merrillville escapes Chesterton in overtime

Merrillville escapes Chesterton in overtime

CHESTERTON | All Darryl Peppers wanted was another chance.

October 28, 2011 10:45 pm Photos

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Pirates' lineman Paul Carey a double threat on game night

Pirates' lineman Paul Carey a double threat on game night

MERRILLVILLE | Coach Zac Wells has a roster that rivals some armies, sizewise, but the Merrillville coach has just one Paul Carey.

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Chesterton's Schwandt quietly goes about his role

Chesterton's Schwandt quietly goes about his role

At 5-foot-11, 190 pounds, D.J. Schwandt blends into the crowd on the football field.

October 27, 2011 6:50 pm Photos

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Valpo senior has had a big season kicking, receiving for the Vikings

VALPARAISO | A late third-quarter punt couldn't have landed in a better spot for Valparaiso if coach Mark Hoffman had been guiding the football with a string.

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Vikings survive Indians

Vikings survive Indians

VALPARAISO | Inept offense or standout defense? That was the question Valparaiso and Portage fans pondered throughout most of Friday night's Class 5A Sectional 1 quarterfinal matchup at Viking Field.

October 21, 2011 11:00 pm Photos

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Katsafaros keys Chesterton's first win ‘in a month'

MICHIGAN CITY | Chesterton had not won since quarterback Chris Katsafaros went down with an injury, so his return to the staring lineup Friday night meant good things for the Trojans.

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Merrillville takes DAC bragging rights in sectional win

Merrillville takes DAC bragging rights in sectional win

MERRILLVILLE | If there was a tie-breaker in the Duneland Athletic Conference, it came Friday in the sectional opener at Demaree Stadium.

October 21, 2011 10:45 pm Photos

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Crown Point struggles to slip past Munster

Crown Point struggles to slip past Munster

MUNSTER | Imagine the Bears losing Jay Cutler to injury and all the ledge jumping by fans.

October 21, 2011 10:20 pm Photos

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Portage's Vardaman makes most of his only high school football season

Portage's Vardaman makes most of his only high school football season

Unable to change the past, Zac Vardaman is making the most of the present.

October 20, 2011 9:45 pm Photos

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