GREENWOOD | Chicken and beef were part of the menu for Sunday's Indiana High School Wrestling Coaches Association hall of fame banquet at Jonathan Byrd's Cafteria, and the induction ceremony had a distinctive region flavor.
INDIANAPOLIS | Three region wrestlers came into the state finals undefeated and they left Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Saturday night the exact same way.
INDIANAPOLIS | If it turns out to be Adam Garcia's final go-round on the mat, the Merrillville senior at least made his last memory a good one.
INDIANAPOLIS | The first time Drew Hughes attended the state wrestling finals, he was a first-grader traveling to what was then called Conseco Fieldhouse to watch Hanover Central star Andrew Howe.
When Leroy Vega first heard the news, he thought it was a joke.
Portage senior 126-pounder Dylan Logsdon won the Calumet sectional and regional titles, and finished third in the Merrillville Semistate. He will compete in the state finals Friday in Indianapolis.
When: 5 p.m. Friday (first round); 8:30 a.m. (quarterfinals), 11 a.m. (semifinals); 4 p.m. (consolations), 6:30 p.m. (finals) Saturday.
It's about a two-and-a-half hour drive from Portage to Indianapolis.
MERRILLVILLE | Amid all the emotional highs and lows of Saturday's Merrillville Semistate, the smile on Mark Maldonado's face after he won the 160-poind weight class title shined the brightest.
MERRILLVILLE | There weren't any freshmen as impressive as Lowell's Drew Hughes at Saturday's Merrillville Semistate -- at least until the final match anyway.
Where: Merrillville High School
Success hasn't come easily for Tyler Schwartz.
CALUMET TWP. | On paper, the move of Portage to the Calumet Regional looked like a threat to Merrillville's supremacy.
CROWN POINT | Just 36 hours before Saturday's Crown Point Regional, the question for Trevor Burlison wasn't so much how he would perform, but if.
For Danny Roach, a wrestling match is a six-minute battle of physical and mental wills.
EAST CHICAGO | Adam Garcia couldn’t hide the excitement.
GARY | What’s old is new again in the wrestling state tournament.
CROWN POINT | How focused is Crown Point senior Dustin Schurg?
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