The turning point came at halftime of the Morton game two years ago.
HAMMOND | Morton had only lost one conference game in seven-plus years of existence for the Great Lakes Athletic Conference. That came in a home game against Hammond High in 2012 when the Wildcats earned the only GLAC title that did not go to the Governors.
The success that Mike Austin had as a football player at Hammond High has carried over into his life.
HAMMOND | Trailing by a point in the third quarter, a struggling Hammond offense looked stuck in the mud while facing third down and 17 yards.
HIGHLAND | Lightning.
HIGHLAND | A matchup of two Week 1 winners will have to wait another 24 hours after officials postponed Highland's game with Hammond because of lightning.
HAMMOND | Midsummer didn't look too good off Calumet Avenue. Hammond's football coach, Eric Schreiber, had left for Clark in the night. His replacement, Roosevelt Moore, was not officially hired until the opening day of practice.
The look on Jim Sherer's face Saturday at Langel's Pizza in Highland was priceless.
HAMMOND | The last few years of Hammond football have been dominated by the name Schreiber.
Leroy Marsh enters his 36th year as head football coach at Munster with one burning question on his mind.
HAMMOND | Bernie Krueger coached football at Hammond High School from 1955 through 1972. Stability was the key in that other era when the Wildcats were winning mythical state championships.
HAMMOND | Rich Hudson asked the crowd if they knew who was in the picture on the screen. The older heads nodded in agreement. The younger eyes just looked on, trying to make a guess.
Hammond athletic director Larry Moore Sr. had a historic Hoosier Hysteria moment back in the summer of 1974. The standout basketball player made the Indiana All-Star team, but he didn't get a lot of playing time.
It was December 1999. These shoes were standing inside the Hammond Civic Center taking in The Times Region Roundball Rumble. It was a thrilling game in front of a packed house.
HAMMOND | Griffith is peaking at the right time.
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.
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