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JIM PETERS: An Olympic wrestling mystery, over 80 years later

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.

March 12, 2014 5:00 pm

Griffith, Bowman to meet in semifinals

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.

March 05, 2014 9:00 pm Related

West Side overcomes Hammond in season finale

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. 

February 28, 2014 9:30 pm

STEVE HANLON: Sorry Kilgore, but miracles smell way better than napalm

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.

February 13, 2014 9:00 pm

Hammond's Civic Center gets Class 3A boys basketball sectional back

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.

February 12, 2014 8:00 pm
Hammond Civic Center loses boys basketball sectional to Clark

Hammond Civic Center loses boys basketball sectional to Clark

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.

February 07, 2014 8:30 pm

Hammond depth, defense carries win over Calumet

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.

February 04, 2014 9:00 pm
Hammond's Kaminski succeeds despite disability

Hammond's Kaminski succeeds despite disability

HAMMOND | Mike Kaminski dutifully goes about his responsibilities as a high school swimmer every day in practices and meets.

January 15, 2014 5:00 pm Photos

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Pool closure makes Hammond a traveling team

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.

December 25, 2013 6:30 pm
Hammond boys basketball lends a hand of cheer

Hammond boys basketball lends a hand of cheer

HAMMOND | "The First Noel" softly played, floating down from the overhead speakers. Wonderfully white snowflakes hung still at the bottom of a green string.

December 21, 2013 6:00 pm Photos

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Noll outlasts Hammond to remain unbeaten

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.

December 14, 2013 9:00 pm
WHERE ARE THEY NOW?: Jawann Turner, Hammond High

WHERE ARE THEY NOW?: Jawann Turner, Hammond High

Jawann Turner said when he talks about the importance of academics to young people, he uses himself as an example.

December 02, 2013 6:00 pm
Scouting the 2013-14 Hammond Wildcats boys basketball team

Scouting the 2013-14 Hammond Wildcats boys basketball team

Last year: 11-11, 4-2 (GLAC)

November 23, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Newcomers expected to impact area boys hoops

Newcomers expected to impact area boys hoops

The phone rang in the summer of 2012. Antonio Poole picked it up. The budding basketball superstar's life was about to change. Dramatically.

November 11, 2013 7:00 pm Photos

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John Glenn runs all over Hammond in sectional loss

John Glenn runs all over Hammond in sectional loss

HAMMOND | Hammond quarterback Eric Schreiber Jr. returned to the helm of the offense back on Oct. 11 against Gavit and the Wildcats were rolling.

November 01, 2013 9:45 pm Photos

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Hammond's Schreiber leads fight to keep football running forward

Hammond's Schreiber leads fight to keep football running forward

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.

October 29, 2013 6:00 pm

Wildcats earn girls soccer sectional crown with late fireworks

EAST CHICAGO | There's something about playing E.C. Central that brings out the hero in Hammond's Lorena Diaz.

October 12, 2013 4:38 pm
Hammond blows out Gavit in Schreiber's return

Hammond blows out Gavit in Schreiber's return

HAMMOND | De'Shon Roberson must have really missed Hammond QB Eric Schreiber while he was gone.

October 11, 2013 9:45 pm Photos

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Gavit boys, Morton girls take GLAC titles as individual winners run to win streaks

HAMMOND | Runners from near and far, regardless of background, are creatures of habit.

October 09, 2013 9:00 pm

E.C. Central, Munster escape and advance to sectional final

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."

October 09, 2013 9:00 pm
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