VALPARAISO | From the tone of coach Tim Pirowski's voice, it was hard to tell whether Times No. 4 Portage had just beaten Valparaiso 13-3 in Wednesday's Duneland Athletic Conference opener or had actually lost.
GARY | The jitters of his first varsity start behind him, Portage sophomore Jacob Dickson took the mound much more relaxed Friday, even if it was at the U.S. Steel Yard.
PORTAGE | Nothing like scoring five runs in the first three innings to give a pitcher some breathing room.
MUNSTER | A summer regimen of pitching and hooping was not kind to Kaitlin Doud’s lower back.
Not many players possess it, that unique presence, an 'it' factor that elevates those around him.
PORTAGE | Portage's softball team did not want Wednesday’s first inning against Hebron to end.
CEDAR LAKE | The Portage and Hanover Central baseball teams couldn't have been happier to take the field and finally play ball.
MERRILLVILLE | With two of the top pitchers in the area taking the circle Tuesday afternoon, the last thing anyone expected between Times No. 2 Portage and No. 7 Andrean was an offensive explosion.
PORTAGE | Kaitlin Doud is bringing a new energy to the Portage softball field this season.
VALPARAISO | A year ago, Valparaiso punctuated a regional crown with a strong finish. Friday, the top-ranked Vikings blazed the competition with a quick start. Led by junior gymnast Morgan Algozine's 9.9 on vault, host Valparaiso led from start to finish en route to its fifth consecutive crown.
When: 6 p.m. Friday.
CHESTERTON | After a pair of falls in the first rotation, Valparaiso was in an unfamiliar sectional position on Saturday -- trailing.
VALPARAISO | It's been 14 years since LaPorte and Michigan City have met for a sectional title.
VALPARAISO | One point, three fouls.
GRIFFITH | Griffith’s Chad Noldin wasn’t holding back.
MISHAWAKA | It’s safe to say Northwest Indiana will be well represented in the diving event at Saturday’s IHSAA state meet.
PORTAGE | Rick Snodgrass has his Portage boys basketball team playing its best games of the season at the right time.
INDIANAPOLIS | Given a choice, Brendan Black would've rather wrestled, even with the prospect of facing a semistate champion who placed at the state finals last year.
PORTAGE | Effort has never been an issue for Portage. Scoring has been.
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