Decades ago, when Frank Fetters wrestled for what was then Thornton Fractional High School, his uncle John Etienne regaled him with tales of his own days on the mat back in the 1920s and 30s.
HAMMOND | Bad free-throw shooting usually equals postseason losses, but Griffith got away with missing the gimme's down the stretch to hold off Hammond 49-41 Wednesday in the Class 3A Hammond Sectional at the Civic Center.
HAMMOND | Neither West Side nor Hammond wants to limp into the boys basketball postseason, but a sluggish first half of Friday's season finale left both coaches shaking their heads after the game.
HAMMOND | This sports scribbler had a decision to make back on Feb. 22, 1980. It was a teenage decision which meant, unless I listened to my parents, it was likely to be wrong.
Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. heard Saturday that the Class 3A Hammond boys basketball sectional had been moved from the Civic Center to Clark High School.
HAMMOND | The Class 3A Hammond boys basketball sectional has been moved from the Hammond Civic Center to Clark High School, the IHSAA has confirmed, but the state association has not said why.
CALUMET TWP. | Anthony Harris has been coming on of late. The Calumet junior has seemed to find his rhythm as the season turns the corner toward March.
HAMMOND | Mike Kaminski dutifully goes about his responsibilities as a high school swimmer every day in practices and meets.
It’s always been a challenge for Hammond High to field a swimming team that can compete with suburban powers, but that hasn’t deterred longtime coach Sue Mathewson.
HAMMOND | "The First Noel" softly played, floating down from the overhead speakers. Wonderfully white snowflakes hung still at the bottom of a green string.
HAMMOND | The Bishop Noll boys basketball team is like a prize fighter. It will take the opposition's best shot on the jaw, but ultimately will come away as the victor.
Jawann Turner said when he talks about the importance of academics to young people, he uses himself as an example.
Last year: 11-11, 4-2 (GLAC)
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 | Hammond quarterback Eric Schreiber Jr. returned to the helm of the offense back on Oct. 11 against Gavit and the Wildcats were rolling.
He was down on all fours. His eyes were rolling around in his head like a marble in an earthquake. He then got up and the drama increased.
EAST CHICAGO | There's something about playing E.C. Central that brings out the hero in Hammond's Lorena Diaz.
HAMMOND | De'Shon Roberson must have really missed Hammond QB Eric Schreiber while he was gone.
HAMMOND | Runners from near and far, regardless of background, are creatures of habit.
MUNSTER | If you follow E.C. Central soccer or a team has played against them, individuals are most likely to say the following phrase: "Watch out for the kid with the long hair."
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