Merrillville Boys Basketball
VALPARAISO | The week got off to a tough start for Valparaiso senior John Mosser.
MERRILLVILLE | The locker room culture at Merrillville can be joyful, nervous and/or reverent at times.
Merrillville senior quarterback Jake Raspopovich left cleat marks all over the school's football record book last season.
The cumbersome knee brace has been discarded.
MICHIGAN CITY | Even with the early loss of 6-foot-8 center Edward Seay to a torn ACL, Merrillville refused to give up.
TNT analyst Charles Barkley offers comic relief for much of the NBA season, but occasionally hits one out of the park with his observations.
The NBA's battle of musical chairs and players changing teams like their socks only confirms what we've known for a long time.
Long-time Merrillville boys basketball coach Jim East pauses while announcing his retirement at a press conference at Merrillville High School in June. East's Pirates are ranked No. 25 in the country as the season tips off.
Jim East has contemplated getting out of coaching before, but his wife, Marlene, told him he'd miss it too much. The longtime fixture on the Merrillville bench's imminent retirement after the 2010-11 season is approved by Marlene this time.
Jim East began Monday's retirement announcement news conference with a joke, but he was serious about his decision to step down after the end of this season.
Longtime Merrillville boys basketball coach Jim East pauses while announcing his retirement at a news conference at the high school Monday. East will coach through the end of the 2010-11 season, which will be his 31st on the Pirates' bench and 43rd overall as a head coach.
Merrillville boys basketball coach Jim East is 70 years old, and he has decided his final season will be this coming school year. He retired from teaching in 2002 and has 42 years of experience as a head coach.
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