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Lowell's Fletcher tearing it up for UIC in college softball

Lowell's Fletcher tearing it up for UIC in college softball

The softball doubleheader is over. The scrapes still burn. The muscle fatigue has its own pain. The tiredness in the head is also there.

April 15, 2014 5:00 pm Photos

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Bishop Noll freshman Brittany Anderson picks James Madison for softball

Bishop Noll freshman Brittany Anderson picks James Madison for softball

HAMMOND | Brittany Anderson's older sister, Kaylyn, is still deciding where she'll go to college after she graduates in the spring.

September 24, 2013 10:30 pm

Crown Point freshman Alexis Holloway commits to Notre Dame

On Saturday, Alexis Holloway became the second pitcher at Crown Point to verbally commit to a Division I college as a ninth grader.

September 02, 2013 9:00 am
Wheeler senior Nickole Finch becomes first in her family to earn D-I  scholarship

Wheeler senior Nickole Finch becomes first in her family to earn D-I scholarship

UNION TWP. | Dealing with opposing hitters was a breeze compared to the pressure Nickole Finch felt when she pitched in front of college coaches last season.

July 08, 2013 7:45 pm

Crusaders headed back to the NCAA tournament

CHICAGO | When it comes to thriving under pressure, the Valparaiso softball team sure knows how to deliver.

May 11, 2013 9:30 pm
Ranieri easing into key role for Valparaiso University softball

Ranieri easing into key role for Valparaiso University softball

VALPARAISO | Kat Ranieri can’t pinpoint the moment when she stopped feeling like a freshman, but the Valparaiso newcomer has a newfound confidence heading into the postseason.

May 07, 2013 7:30 pm
Redshirt-junior among leaders hoping to guide Valparaiso back to NCAA tournament

Redshirt-junior among leaders hoping to guide Valparaiso back to NCAA tournament

VALPARAISO | Jessie Marinec has been through plenty of speed bumps in her softball career that have forced her to cherish every opportunity she has to take the field.

March 23, 2013 6:00 pm

Scouting local college softball teams

Last season's records in parentheses

March 11, 2013 6:00 am
Hanover Central grad Gibson hopes for improvement this season

Hanover Central grad Gibson hopes for improvement this season

Tiffany Gibson can't wait for her second season.

March 11, 2013 3:00 am Photos

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Andrean's Crandol signs on to play with South Suburban College

Andrean's Crandol signs on to play with South Suburban College

Katie Crandol hoped to be a college softball player when she was little. That's the dream of many kids.

February 08, 2013 8:45 pm Photos

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Athletic department growth continues at Purdue Calumet

Athletic department growth continues at Purdue Calumet

HAMMOND | Dave Griffin has been a name synonymous with baseball in Northwest Indiana for two decades.

January 09, 2013 7:30 pm Photos

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Savannah Soppet signs with UIC

Savannah Soppet signs with UIC

Beecher softball star Savannah Soppet said it was not a hard choice to continue her academic and athletic career at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

November 28, 2012 6:30 pm
Portage's Hodges signs with Southern Indiana

Portage's Hodges signs with Southern Indiana

Portage's Hodges signs with Southern Indiana Portage High School catcher Haley Hodges recently signed her national letter of intent to play softball at the University of Southern Indiana. Hodges was an All-State First Team selection and the Duneland Athletic Conference co-MVP last season. As…

November 23, 2012 5:00 pm

Softball is just part of what makes up VU's latest star, Angie Doerffler

VALPARAISO | The legend of Angie Doerffler took on a life of its own Saturday as the Valparaiso sophomore hit her first career home run and then delivered back-to-back walk-off hits to send the Crusaders to their first NCAA tournament.

May 15, 2012 8:15 pm Related

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Where Are They Now? Michelle Venturella

Where Are They Now? Michelle Venturella

Michelle Venturella knows competing in Division I softball is a tough go for a mid-major school like Illinois-Chicago, but she won't let that be an excuse.

April 23, 2012 8:00 pm
Malerich returns home with VU softball team

Malerich returns home with VU softball team

VALPARAISO | After leading Merrillville to an IHSAA state title in 1997, Leslie Malerich went on to break nearly every pitching record at Florida State and star for the Italian national team in the 2004 Olympics.

August 05, 2011 8:26 pm
Dumezich, Ketchum to play on national TV in softball

Dumezich, Ketchum to play on national TV in softball

Both players wear No. 1 for their respective teams. Both of the region standouts come from the same small-school high school conference.

May 25, 2011 10:00 pm Photos

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Crusaders still alive in the Horizon League softball tournament

After a whirlwind day, the Valparaiso University softball team is the top-remaining seed in the Horizon League tournament but still has plenty of work to do to bring home a championship.

May 12, 2011 9:14 pm
Crusaders have outside chance at regular season title with sweep Cleveland State this weekend

Crusaders have outside chance at regular season title with sweep Cleveland State this weekend

VALPARAISO | With one weekend remaining in the regular season, Alex Lagesse and the rest of her Valparaiso softball teammates find themselves on the doorstep of history.

May 05, 2011 10:00 pm
Wheeler product is staff ace for the Panthers in her first season

Wheeler product is staff ace for the Panthers in her first season

WESTVILLE | It didn't take Lanay Parks long to realize that life in college was going to be just a bit different than it was in high school.

March 23, 2011 10:00 pm
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