Little League Baseball
When travel baseball began to proliferate in the region several years, it appeared to be a death knell to Little League.
This Friday was the 75th anniversary of the first Little League game ever played. To put that in greater perspective, that's only 38 years removed from the last Cubs World Series title.
CEDAR LAKE | It wasn't that long ago when it was all the same for Jeff Austgen.
The beginning of Greg Ramos’ umpiring career was born in the alleys of East Chicago, where the then 10-year-old took it upon himself to officiate neighborhood Wiffle ball games.
SOUTH HAVEN | Any plans to construct new pavilions and possibly lights at the South Haven Little League fields are being put on hold after the theft of a tractor and a mower.
LAKE STATION | Registration for the spring Lake Station Little League t-ball, baseball and softball season will be held at the Lake Station branch library, 2007 Central Ave.
With August tryouts right around the corner, parents will soon have to decide whether they want their kids to try out for a travel baseball team or play in their local league.
About three years ago, Pat Killeen thought his in-house Schererville 9-and-under baseball team had the potential to be unbeatable.
When you're on the playground at recess, no one wants to be the last kid picked for a team.
Valpo Americans roll to District 1 championship The Valpo Americans 10-11 All-Stars won the Indiana Little League District 1 championship at Lakes of the Four Seasons by defeating Hobart. Valpo outscored its opponents by a combined score of 55-0 in the tournament. It advances to the state to…
Valparaiso Cardinals capture Connors tourney The Valparaiso Cardinals won the Indiana District 1 Chuck Connors Little League tournament for 11- and 12-year-olds, defeating the Valpo White Sox in the championship June 6 at Portage. More than 40 teams from the district participated. The top fo…
ST. JOHN | A Lake Central state championship may not erase the memory, but it would go a long way in salving some old wounds that haven't quite healed, even six years later.
LAKE STATION | Sign-up for Lake Station Little League baseball and softball will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 3 at Edison Junior/Senior High School, 3304 Parkside Ave.
The Lansing Little League recently held their annual awards banquet. I had the privilege of attending with my son's team, which had won their division under manager and coach Mike Matthys. Baseball is my favorite game to watch, no matter what age the players are.
Baseball is the American sport, and also a recently concerning matter in Valparaiso. On Tuesday July 19, 2011, The Valparaiso City League (Cal Ripken) All-Stars faced the Valparaiso Americans, a private “Little League” team. The first pitch was thrown at 6:00pm at the Valparaiso Americans’…
The Valparaiso Americans take the field at the Valpo Cross-Town Classic on July 19, 2011. (Valparaiso Americans Field)
The loser's bracket is usually where tournament hopes go to die.
CHESTERTON | A flock of 1,200 smiling yellow rubber ducks floated lazily down Coffee Creek on Saturday at the start of the Chesterton Lions Club's 13th annual Duck Race for Charity.
Valpo Americans win Slam Fest The Valpo Americans 8-and-under baseball team won the inaugural Valpo Slam Fest title. Valpo defeated the Four Seasons All-Star team 4-2 in nine innings to take the 10-team tournament. Team members are, front row from left, Kobe Nixon, Tommy DeLaney, Colin Majda…
The Twins won the St. John minor league baseball title June 28 at Heartland Field. Team members are, front row, Collin Cox, Jacob Bowen, Nolan Tucker; middle row, manager Jamie Holtcamp, Jared Devich, Evan Momcilovic, Jared Tomac, Joel Holtcamp, Sam Momcilovic and coach Mile Momcilovic; back…
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