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HILLARY SMITH: Thank Mother Nature as the playbook is thrown out the window

Some girls basketball teams prefer to ease their way into the postseason.

February 02, 2014 9:00 pm

JOHN DOHERTY: Fitness foundation necessary for athlete success

If you saw the Sunday Special in this section two days ago, you learned how unwise it is to specialize in one sport at the youth and high school levels. As reported by Times sports writer Hillary Smith, the data is pretty clear.

December 09, 2013 9:00 pm

HILLARY SMITH: Don't fear the training table

Multiple conversations with high school, college and pro sports certified athletic trainers over the last three weeks has come up with one revelation: no one likes the doctor.

December 08, 2013 9:00 pm
HILLARY SMITH: Noll hopes it has found recipe for region's success

HILLARY SMITH: Noll hopes it has found recipe for region's success

MUNCIE | The Bishop Noll girls volleyball team had no intention of taking the pressure of the region with it when the season started.

November 10, 2013 8:00 pm Photos

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HILLARY SMITH: Pink is a fall volleyball color

From college to club, from high school to elementary players, volleyball has embraced October.

September 29, 2013 7:30 pm

HILLARY SMITH: Spring sports need directive to contain rain catastrophes

If there's a single prevailing theme through high school sports this spring it has been the weather.

June 02, 2013 3:15 pm
nwi Preps Baseball Preview

nwi Preps Baseball Preview

The Times' Jim Peters and Hillary Smith preview the 2013 high school baseball season.

March 27, 2013 6:46 pm

HILLARY SMITH: Month away is worth the play

Greg Tagert quickly changed roles, from one of an observer at the Texas Winter League to a manager of one of the teams.

March 17, 2013 7:00 pm
HILLARY SMITH: Factor in the town tradition

HILLARY SMITH: Factor in the town tradition

By April, high school sports fans are going to be well-versed in the term "tradition factor."

March 10, 2013 7:00 pm
HILLARY SMITH: Megyesi builds another success at Purdue Cal

HILLARY SMITH: Megyesi builds another success at Purdue Cal

HAMMOND | In his sixth season at Purdue Calumet, women's basketball coach Tom Megyesi has led teams that have broken school records and reached firsts in program history.

December 02, 2012 8:00 pm
HILLARY SMITH: Kolb bolts through door of opportunity

HILLARY SMITH: Kolb bolts through door of opportunity

GARY | Brian Kolb's season has been a little indicative of the RailCats' ups and downs this year.

August 19, 2012 5:00 pm

HILLARY SMITH: Urban baseball gems need continuous shining

The West Side baseball team played its fourth game of the year on Thursday on the same day that Lake Central played its 15th game of the year.

April 29, 2012 10:00 pm

HILLARY SMITH: Next goal is to solve the turnover battle

MUNSTER | Tracie Mezera sighed when asked about Highland's turnovers against Lowell in Wednesday's girls basketball sectional.

February 08, 2012 10:00 pm

HILLARY SMITH: With the will, the Cougars are finding their way

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP | Smiling on the edge of the court, the Gary 21st Century girls basketball team beamed like a squad that had won a sectional championship.

February 07, 2012 10:00 pm

HILLARY SMITH: Both now called 'Coach' meet as foes for first time

When Amy Govert is scouting Crown Point girls basketball games, it doesn't take long for the Merrillville coach to start flashing back to her high school days spent on a court.

December 25, 2011 10:00 pm
HILLARY SMITH: McMichael the fan, coach still has a lot to say

HILLARY SMITH: McMichael the fan, coach still has a lot to say

MUNSTER | Steve McMichael points to the television as Denver quarterback Tim Tebow throws a pass against the Bears defense.

December 11, 2011 7:30 pm

HILLARY SMITH: Interleague play idea comes at expense of loss of teams

Last week's announcement of the merging of schedules in the American Association and Can-Am Leagues came with it a bottom paragraph that was supposed to be the bad news pill to join the good news celebration.

December 04, 2011 10:00 pm

HILLARY SMITH: Table cards line up for thanks

In a world of sports, there's always one more thing to be thankful for.

November 20, 2011 7:45 pm
Friday Night Insight: Playoff Edition

Friday Night Insight: Playoff Edition

Three Northwest Indiana teams remain in the state football playoffs, and The Times' Jim Peters and Hillary Smith analyze the three games featuring Crown Point, Morton and Wheeler.

November 09, 2011 1:55 pm

HILLARY SMITH: Land-loving rules don't always apply in aircraft carrier sports

As a young reporter, I was assigned to write a story about a rugby team.

November 06, 2011 10:00 pm
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