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Bombers use big plays to beat K.V., retain Cracker Barrel trophy

WHEATFIELD | Big plays were the rule rather than the exception in No. 3 Rensselaer’s dominating 60-34 victory over host Kankakee Valley on Friday night in the season opening game for both teams.

August 22, 2014 10:00 pm

STEVE HANLON: It ain't like it used to be

When Mike Hackett started his career as a teacher and boys basketball coach 20-plus years ago, the landscape of Hoosier Hysteria was much different. It was like an old movie with Gene Hackman.

May 29, 2014 7:30 pm

North Newton rallies in seventh to beat Rensselaer

GARY | North Newton’s Bryce Carden gave Tuesday’s wild seventh inning between the Spartans and Rensselaer a fitting ending.

April 22, 2014 9:00 pm

Bombers, Spartans eliminated in Class 2A at Rensselaer

RENSSELAER | Rensselaer knew if it was going to advance to its first sectional championship in six seasons it was going to have to win the rebounding battle against Winamac to get there.

March 07, 2014 9:45 pm

Scouting local boys swimming sectionals

LaPorte Sectional

February 19, 2014 5:00 pm

Rensselaer falls victim to Delphi’s hot start

WINAMAC | Halftime came at the wrong time for Rensselaer on Tuesday night.

February 11, 2014 9:45 pm
JIM PETERS: Rensselaer's Meeks looking for go-to players to take the next step

JIM PETERS: Rensselaer's Meeks looking for go-to players to take the next step

TIPTON | Apparently, Rensselaer's going to have to keep pounding on the semistate door before the Bombers can knock it down.

November 22, 2013 10:00 pm Photos

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Geyer's move to nose tackle has been a boon to the Bombers

Geyer's move to nose tackle has been a boon to the Bombers

When the Rensselaer coaching staff huddled over the summer about switching to a five-man defensive front, coach Chris Meeks knew he needed a good nose tackle to make it work.

November 21, 2013 5:00 pm
JIM PETERS: Prude is a source of inspiration to Rensselaer football team

JIM PETERS: Prude is a source of inspiration to Rensselaer football team

You'll find his name on Rensselaer's football roster. He's listed as No. 3, a 5-foot-9, 160-pound senior running back-defensive back.

November 21, 2013 5:00 pm

JIM PETERS: Hoosier Conference is a football powerhouse

As bus rides go, there are no short trips in the Hoosier Conference for Rensselaer, ranging from a 45-minute hike to Twin Lakes to a two-hour trek to Tipton.

November 20, 2013 5:00 pm
Tipton offense revolves around dual-threat quarterback Hooker

Tipton offense revolves around dual-threat quarterback Hooker

It's hard to under-value what Austin Hooker means to the Tipton offense.

November 19, 2013 5:00 pm
Rensselaer takes 3rd regional title with 24-0 win

Rensselaer takes 3rd regional title with 24-0 win

RENSSELAER | Moments after Rensselaer’s resounding 24-0 win over Bremen on Friday night, much of the student body formed a huge circle in the middle of Harrsion Field to do Bomber jacks with the team.

November 15, 2013 10:30 pm Photos

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JIM PETERS: Bombers defense runs circles around big Bremen line

JIM PETERS: Bombers defense runs circles around big Bremen line

RENSSELAER | There's no truth to the rumor that Bremen's massive offensive line had to stop at a weigh station on the way to Emory Harrison Field for Friday's Class 2A Regional.

November 15, 2013 9:45 pm
JIM PETERS: Rensselaer football team rallying around Roberts

JIM PETERS: Rensselaer football team rallying around Roberts

On the football field, success is measured by yards and points kept track of on scoreboards by people like Steve Roberts.

November 14, 2013 5:00 pm Photos

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Rensselaer's Walker a role model on and off the football field

Rensselaer's Walker a role model on and off the football field

It's common in smaller towns like Rensselaer, where the community wraps its arms around the high school football team.

November 12, 2013 5:00 pm Photos

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Bombers use big second half to win sectional title

Bombers use big second half to win sectional title

EAST CHICAGO | Rarely does one play determine the outcome of a football game.

November 08, 2013 11:15 pm Photos

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JIM PETERS: Souders, Rensselaer defense sustaining acclaim

JIM PETERS: Souders, Rensselaer defense sustaining acclaim

EAST CHICAGO | After Dalton Souders blocked not one, but two punts on the same play in Rensselaer's game against Lafayette Central Catholic on Oct. 11, the feat gained national acclaim that's yet to fade.

November 08, 2013 9:45 pm Photos

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Bowman's Gibbs learned well from his childhood days

Bowman's Gibbs learned well from his childhood days

It's been said that early childhood helps prepare a man for the rest of his life. This truth has been relevant for Bowman Academy junior linebacker Malcolm Gibbs.

November 04, 2013 6:45 pm
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