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Lake Central's Gelen Robinson earns Tim Bishop Memorial Times Athlete of the Year honor again

Lake Central's Gelen Robinson earns Tim Bishop Memorial Times Athlete of the Year honor again

There were no bright lights, no stands packed with avid sports fans, no reporters or college scouts. Still, Gelen Robinson was there.

July 05, 2014 9:45 pm Photos

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JIM PETERS: Wrestlers eyeing the big catch at state high school fishing tournament

JIM PETERS: Wrestlers eyeing the big catch at state high school fishing tournament

Wrestling and fishing. Six minutes on a mat or six hours in a boat.

June 19, 2014 5:00 pm

JIM PETERS: Region wrestling in dire need of officials

If you're a region wrestling fan and you think you've seen a lot of the same faces officiating matches, you're right.

April 10, 2014 5:00 pm
STEVE HANLON: Petrov stepping down but still 'Hanover Tough'

STEVE HANLON: Petrov stepping down but still 'Hanover Tough'

CEDAR LAKE | Not that this is common (insert joke here) but on Thursday night I was reaching for some more mashed potatoes when some major news broke. Right in front me when I wasn't even looking.

March 14, 2014 5:00 pm

JIM PETERS: An Olympic wrestling mystery, over 80 years later

Decades ago, when Frank Fetters wrestled for what was then Thornton Fractional High School, his uncle John Etienne regaled him with tales of his own days on the mat back in the 1920s and 30s.

March 12, 2014 5:00 pm
JIM PETERS: Reitz on track to join ranks of Griffith's wrestling greats

JIM PETERS: Reitz on track to join ranks of Griffith's wrestling greats

You can't win 'em all if you don't win the first one.

February 27, 2014 5:00 pm
Hanover Central's Micic claims third state wrestling title; LC's Robinson repeats

Hanover Central's Micic claims third state wrestling title; LC's Robinson repeats

INDIANAPOLIS | Growing up in Cedar Lake, Stevan Micic idolized Andrew Howe, the three-time state champion for Hanover Central in 2006-08.

February 22, 2014 11:45 pm Photos

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Sophomores Streck and Hughes repeat as state wrestling medalists

Sophomores Streck and Hughes repeat as state wrestling medalists

INDIANAPOLIS | When the sole aim is to wrestle under the spotlight on the center mat, it's not easy to retrieve the mojo for a consolation match.

February 22, 2014 7:00 pm Photos

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Merrillville advances six to the state wrestling quarterfinals

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.

February 21, 2014 9:45 pm
JIM PETERS: State titles remain special to Chesterton's Davison, 25 years later

JIM PETERS: State titles remain special to Chesterton's Davison, 25 years later

Every now and then, one of Keith Davison's sons will pull their dad's heavily-adorned Chesterton letterman's jacket out of the closet, put it on and post pictures of themselves on Twitter.

February 20, 2014 5:00 pm
L.C.'s Robinson hopes a second state title caps a stellar prep career

L.C.'s Robinson hopes a second state title caps a stellar prep career

During one of Gelen Robinson's matches at the Calumet regional, somebody yelled, "Who is that grown man wrestling with these boys?"

February 18, 2014 7:17 pm Photos

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Scouting the IHSAA state wrestling finals

When: Friday, 5 p.m. (first round); Saturday, 8:30 a.m. (quarterfinals, followed by semifinals); 2 p.m. (consolations), 5:30 (championships).

February 18, 2014 5:00 pm
Valparaiso's Dembowski makes it to state sooner than expected

Valparaiso's Dembowski makes it to state sooner than expected

One season removed from junior varsity, Tristan Dembowski faced a long leap to make it all the way to state qualifier.

February 18, 2014 5:00 pm Photos

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Local semistate champions eye the big wrestling prize

Local semistate champions eye the big wrestling prize

Wrestling has served as a vehicle to take Stevan Micic many places.

February 16, 2014 5:00 pm Photos

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Freshmen Reitz and Crary among seven semistate champs from Lake County

Freshmen Reitz and Crary among seven semistate champs from Lake County

MERRILLVILLE | They may look like freshmen, but Griffith's Jeremiah Reitz and Munster's Jason Crary sure don't wrestle like them.

February 15, 2014 10:00 pm Photos

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Portage's Torres disqualified, coach Vega ejected at Merrillville Semistate

Portage's Torres disqualified, coach Vega ejected at Merrillville Semistate

MERRILLVILLE | Saturday's Merrillville Semistate came to an abrupt end for Portage sophomore Gaige Torres and Indians coach Leroy Vega.

February 15, 2014 9:00 pm
JIM PETERS: Fowlers snare Calumet wrestling record

JIM PETERS: Fowlers snare Calumet wrestling record

Prep wrestling in the region has a multitude of family lineages whose roots run deep in the sport.

February 13, 2014 5:00 pm
Merrillville senior poised for best wrestling finish yet

Merrillville senior poised for best wrestling finish yet

Michael Garza clenched his fists, flexed his arms and let out a primal scream as he walked back to the center of the mat to have his hand raised as the Calumet regional 113-pound champ.

February 11, 2014 9:15 pm
Portage's Hedrick motivated by success

Portage's Hedrick motivated by success

Nearly two full seasons on the mat and only a handful of varsity matches to his name, Matthew Hedrick found himself nearing a crossroads in his Portage wrestling career.

February 11, 2014 5:00 pm Photos

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Scouting the Merrillvile wrestling semistate

Merrillville Semistate

February 11, 2014 5:00 pm
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