LAPORTE | For the fourth year in a row, Portage reached the Class 4A sectional championship.
LAPORTE | In an epic of battle of aces, it all came down to a balk.
LAPORTE | With Kevin Jones and Devin Bafia dealing, it figured to come down to one play between Portage and Valparaiso in Friday's Class 4A LaPorte Sectional.
MERRILLVILLE | Some people have a scorer's mentality.
ST. JOHN | Steve Fulk had a bit of an epiphany this week.
PORTAGE | Offense was hard to come by, but some timely hitting by CJ Haupt was all that Kevin Jones needed to earn Times No. 4 Portage a narrow 2-1 Duneland Athletic Conference victory over Merrillville on Saturday.
Dariyan Morris and Bria Gaines took different paths to becoming basketball stars.
SCHERERVILLE | The Peifer Elementary School second-graders listened closely as a story was told to them Tuesday morning. It was a tale that could change their life.
LAFAYETTE | The basketball caromed into the third row of the lower-level bleachers during the third quarter of Saturday's Class 4A Lafayetet Jefferson Semistate at Crawley Gymnasium into the hands of a Merrillville fan.
Bowman Academy started this basketball season 2-7 — what is expected at the basketball powerhouse in Gary. Especially after a season where the Eagles ended up in Indianapolis for the Class 2A state championship game.
MERRILLVILLE | Jamard Owens doesn't likely realize it, but he is a walking billboard for the 2012-13 Merrillville Pirates.
There's something special, even loveable, about Hoosier Hysteria. This craziness has been selling tickets for 103 years. Many people have timed their lives by this tourney.
Reverse the curse: Andrean became the first Lake County team since Roosevelt in 2003 to win a Class 3A regional in Plymouth.
MICHIGAN CITY | South Bend Adams has one player over 6-foot-2, loves to jack up shots, and makes a sinus headache inviting compared to the extreme pressure it puts on opponents.
MICHIGAN CITY | Merrillville entered Saturday 10-1 in games decided by eight points or less. Good teams do that.
MERRILLVILLE | Every day like clockwork, Jelani Pruitt walks into the locker room and puts his stuff on the end of a bench. Then, the 6-foot-4 senior knocks on the window of the coach's office.
MUNSTER | Diana Ostoich was looking through a dusty box of memories last week. It was a nervous week as the Munster Mustangs were preparing for a very difficult draw in the Class 4A West Side Sectional.
MERRILLVILLE | By the end of the 2012 summer offseason, Merrillville's girls basketball team had lost more than its graduating class of four seniors.
MERRILLVILLE | Before every girls basketball game this season, Merrillville's Dariyan Morris would chew a cup of ice.
MERRILLVILLE | Thanks to injuries and the flu, Portage entered its season finale against Merrillville with five players with extensive varsity experience.
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