MERRILLVILLE | Hundreds of mourners paid their respects Sunday to a remarkable young man whose leadership will not be soon forgotten.
LAPORTE | More than 3,000 people Sunday attended a memorial service for Jake West, the LaPorte High School football player who collapsed on the practice field and died last week.
Football players and coaches from LaPorte and other area high schools stand Sunday while Jake West's minister, Bethany Lutheran Church Pastor Dennis Meyer, speaks to a crowd of thousands at the LaPorte High School football field.
Attendees pray during a service Sunday for Jake West at Kiwanis Field in LaPorte. West, 17, died Sept. 25 during football practice of a heart ailment.
LaPorte student Noah Boardman, right, hugs teammate Drew Kessler on Sunday after they spoke about their friend Jake West during a memorial service in LaPorte.
River Forest High School senior Alex Ballestas places a football signed by the Ingots on a table during a memorial service for Jake West in LaPorte. Players representing many Northwest Indiana teams attended the event for West, a Slicers player who died during a practice last week.
Members of the state champion Crete-Monee football team visited Village Hall to accept a new sign for their school. Pictured from left are Village President Mike Einhorn, Anthony Cephus, Travelle Smith, Lance Lenoir, coach Jim Jensen, Marcus Terrell and Kyle Lewis.
CRETE | The Crete-Monee football team won the Illinois Class 6A championship this past fall. To commemorate the occasion, the village of Crete created eight signs and installed them at the various entrances to the village.
CRETE | Chants such as “C-R-E-T-E, M-O-N-E-E, Fight! Fight! Fight!” echoed through the gymnasium Wednesday while some 1,600 students and about 100 area residents of Crete-Monee High School celebrated the football team's first state championship.
MERRILLVILLE | The 2011 Clifford Pierce Middle School Football team completed an undefeated season at 8-0 for the first time since 2001.
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