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Historic hoops coaching changes come to Indiana

Historic hoops coaching changes come to Indiana

The current state of high school basketball is not your daddy's version of Hoosier Hysteria. No, not at all.

October 04, 2014 5:30 pm
Closing of Lew Wallace saddens many former Hornet athletes

Closing of Lew Wallace saddens many former Hornet athletes

Dave Templin grew up on the east side of Gary, near the steel mills. Before graduating from Emerson in 1966, a blue-collar lunch-pail district, he would drive south with his pals.

July 01, 2014 5:00 pm Photos

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Jennings leads Indiana to sweep of Kentucky

INDIANAPOLIS | It was a crowning achievement for one of Indiana's best girls basketball players in state history.

June 14, 2014 8:10 pm
Merrillville's Gaines gets respect statewide for Junior All-Stars

Merrillville's Gaines gets respect statewide for Junior All-Stars

COLUMBUS | Kristi Kaniewski knows Victoria Gaines very well. But in the past Kaniewski, the girls basketball coach at Penn, was trying to come up with a way to stop Merrillville's terror in the paint.

June 11, 2014 9:00 pm Photos

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Marquette's Fazekas on DNP list for All-Star game

Marquette's Ryan Fazekas did not play in Monday night's Indiana All-Star-Junior All-Star game at Logansport after sustaining a groin strain in practice on Sunday.

June 09, 2014 8:00 pm
Gaines, Miller lead Juniors to win over Indiana All-Stars

Gaines, Miller lead Juniors to win over Indiana All-Stars

LOGANSPORT | A big smile lit up the face of Merrillville's Victoria Gaines on Monday night inside The Berry Bowl. A good, loud summer crowd had filled the high school's gymnasium.

June 09, 2014 8:00 pm Photos

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STEVE HANLON: The gift that just keeps on giving

Just when you thought it was fixed, a tire goes flat and the muffler falls off. Again. And then someone steals the fuzzy dice hanging from the rear-view mirror.

May 16, 2014 5:00 pm

STEVE HANLON: IHSAA dribbles the ball in the right direction

The basketball news the IHSAA released this week was good. It was positive for the players, awesome for the schools and getting much closer to giving Hoosier Hysteria the lift it needs.

May 08, 2014 5:00 pm
STEVE HANLON: The dollars and sense of prep politics

STEVE HANLON: The dollars and sense of prep politics

HIGHLAND | It was deja vu all over again at Highland High School on Friday night. The gym was packed and Chris Huppenthal was back home coaching a girls basketball game.

May 02, 2014 9:55 pm Photos

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DeMuth leads McLegends to convincing victory over prep all-star squad

DeMuth leads McLegends to convincing victory over prep all-star squad

HIGHLAND | Jenny DeMuth is a bit familiar with the free throw lines at Highland High School.

May 02, 2014 9:00 pm Photos

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DeMuth sisters excited to return to Highland for McLegends XII all-star game

DeMuth sisters excited to return to Highland for McLegends XII all-star game

The 2000-2001 girls basketball season was the greatest in Highland's history. The Trojans went undefeated, won the Hall of Fame Classic, were ranked No. 2 in the state and advanced to the Class 4A semistate.

April 30, 2014 5:00 pm Photos

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Morgan Twp. battles top-ranked O-D before losing at regionals

Morgan Twp. battles top-ranked O-D before losing at regionals

FULTON | Morgan Township gave top-ranked Oregon-Davis all it could handle in the first half of Saturday’s Class A Caston Regional semifinal, but it wasn’t enough to pull off the upset.

February 22, 2014 5:00 pm Photos

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Big changes could be coming to IHSAA girls basketball tourney

Big changes could be coming to IHSAA girls basketball tourney

Amy Govert has been through it. The girls basketball coach at Merrillville represents most of the basketball fans in Indiana. She, like many, believe something has to change in regards to the IHSAA state basketball tournaments.

February 16, 2014 9:00 pm Photos

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STEVE HANL0N PREP BEAT: This No. 3 will be No. 1 some day

HOBART | If you think a jam-packed, Motley Crue-loud Hobart gymnasium on a sectional Saturday night had LaPorte's Nicole Konieczny nervous, think again.

February 15, 2014 9:30 pm
STEVE HANL0N: This is why we play the games

STEVE HANL0N: This is why we play the games

LOWELL | There was one singular reason to drive to Lowell on Friday night. It was to take in the West Side-Lake Central Class 4A sectional semifinal showdown.

February 14, 2014 9:30 pm Photos

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STEVE HANLON: The mayor and the game he loves

STEVE HANLON: The mayor and the game he loves

CALUMET TWP. | Imagine Barack Obama in a black-and-white striped shirt, a whistle around his neck, running up and down the basketball court. Imagine the crowd reaction when our hoops-crazed President made a call.

February 06, 2014 5:00 pm Photos

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STEVE HANLON: Lake County hoops tourney -- Why not here? Why not now?

So it's Tournament Week in “Da Region.” There is an extra thrill in the air as two small-school conferences host a basketball party.

January 24, 2014 10:00 pm

STEVE HANLON: It's broke. Now is the time to fix it

In March 1997 there was a loud refrain across the state, from Angola to Zionsville. You can still hear it at the truck stop in Lebanon.

January 23, 2014 4:18 am
IHSAA, officials work hard to clean up the basketball floor

IHSAA, officials work hard to clean up the basketball floor

It is what Indiana high school basketball is all about and has been all about for the past century. Two great teams competing hard inside a packed gymnasium.

January 18, 2014 11:00 pm Video Photos

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Bishop Noll dominates Oilers to win GSSC regular season title

WHITING | Bishop Noll coach Vanita Gary told her team to stick to its game plan Saturday night.

January 18, 2014 6:55 pm
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