Growing up in "The Harbor" section of East Chicago, John Cousins picked up a nickname in his Sunnyside neighborhood back in the 1960s. In that era, nicknames and fame were big in the hoops crazy city.
INDIANAPOLIS | Over the course of the season, Ryan Fazekas willingly shared the spotlight with his Marquette Catholic teammates, bringing a modest 13.4 points per game scoring average into the Class A state championship.
They come from spots on the map in northern Indiana, a four-county area that includes Lake Station, Chesterton, LaPorte, Nappanee and, of course, Michigan City.
LAFAYETTE | Move over, volleyball trophies. The Marquette Catholic hoops team is bringing back some display items.
CULVER | South Central’s Collin Froedge didn’t score in the first 31 minutes Tuesday night against Oregon-Davis, but he more than made up for it in the final minute.
EAST CHICAGO | Morton drawing perennial power Munster in the sectional opener doesn't seem fair, does it?
CROWN POINT | As he prepared to exit the game and sit with the rest of his deep senior class, Lake Central point guard Tye Wilburn smiled and motioned to the press table to make sure the statisticians from his school knew he had assisted on the latest bucket.
MUNSTER | Mike Hackett doesn't buy all that talk about a "good loss" to get teams back on track.
GARY | West Side coach Murray Richards said that his team was starting to turn the corner in Thursday’s 57-56 loss to Munster.
VALPARAISO | Signing autographs on "Meet the Vikings" night wouldn't be fun after a loss.
MERRILLVILLE | Lake Central let everybody in the gym know how this game would go right from the jump.
GRIFFITH | Think of the Soap Box Derby and a kid whose entry is slick looking, fast, and turns heads.
HEBRON | It's only appropriate the opening game of the 91st Porter County Conference boys basketball tournament featured an upset with a wild final minute.
MORGAN TOWNSHIP | Home court has its advantages.
MICHIGAN CITY | Crown Point and Michigan City split a girls-boys doubleheader Friday night that saw a 31-point performance in the girls game and a 26-point effort in the boys matchup.
HIGHLAND | Alyssa Kikalos can admit it now.
VALPARAISO | Valparaiso withstood Penn's full-court press and variety of defenses for the majority of Friday night's nonconference game at Viking Gym.
Orsten Artis, a 1962 Gary Froebel grad, will be inducted into the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame this March.
MERRILLVILLE | Carson Cunningham knows his future will now have his beloved region pizza frozen and sent to him via the U.S. Postal service.
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