E.c. Central Cardinals
EAST CHICAGO | Martayveus Carter wanted to follow in Kawaan Short's shoes. One East Chicago football standout wore black and gold. The other one wanted to.
EAST CHICAGO | When E.C. Central girls basketball coach Eric Kundich put Chesterton on the schedule, it was with the hope to see a Tiajaney Hawkins-Caroline Puntillo matchup in early December.
FORT WAYNE | East Chicago Central’s dream season didn’t come with a perfect ending.
FORT WAYNE | Nearby, the Fort Wayne Dwenger Saints were jumping up and down, screaming about advancing to the Class 4A state championship game.
EAST CHICAGO | The weight of the world, his new world, hung flatly on his shoulders, like a semi-truck full of continents and refrigerators.
There are two things Andrean quarterback Matt DeSomer won't do tonight. But Niner Nation can relax. Neither have anything to do with football.
EAST CHICAGO | It's kind of like being Scottie Pippen. Or Kevin McHale. Or John Lennon.
In late November of 2010, Fort Wayne Dwenger arrived at Morton for the Class 4A Northern Semistate championship. The rosters, though, had to be extended, in order to fit the Saints' assistant coaches names.
EAST CHICAGO | It was an instant classic, forever to be etched in the minds of Northwest Indiana football fans. Simply put, this was one for the ages.
EAST CHICAGO | Last Friday night Denzel Thruston had a slice of pizza. The E.C. Central offensive tackle was celebrating his Cardinals' 46-44 win over West Side in the Class 4A Sectional 17 championship game, the first sectional title in school history.
EAST CHICAGO | TreQuan Burnett has hands of gold. His legs and the speed they generate is also in that priceless category.
The phone rang in the summer of 2012. Antonio Poole picked it up. The budding basketball superstar's life was about to change. Dramatically.
HAMMOND | A jubilant sea of white uniforms flooded Morton's Maurey Zlotnik Field on Friday night after two teams fought tooth and nail to etch the first entry in their respective high school's record books.
HAMMOND | Jason Johnson was engulfed in emotion. Sadness. Pride. Everything you'd expect after a breathtaking high school football game.
Christian Guerrero could have been a statistic. But thankfully something got in the way of the 6-foot-7, 315-pound E.C. Central senior.
GARY | It wasn't just bad. It was Gawd awful. Pathetic with a capital P.
GARY | A tear formed in the eye of West Side football coach Jason Johnson Tuesday as he spoke, but it was difficult to tell if it was shed out of happiness or sadness.
IHSAA assistant commissioner Robert Faulkens walked around West Side's football facility on Sunday and took pictures. He has the final call about whether West Side will be allowed to host Friday's Class 4A Sectional 17 championship game against E.C. Central.
IHSAA assistant commissioner Robert Faulkens toured West Side's football field Oct. 15 and gave a thumbs down to the decaying conditions for sectional play. Consequently, the Cougars' home game against Lowell was moved to E.C. Central.
EAST CHICAGO | E.C. Central and West Side are like the two Christmas shoppers fighting for the last sale item.
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