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West Side track team gives thanks for the power of prayer

West Side track team gives thanks for the power of prayer

GARY | The last thing Carlton Sims and his mile relay teammates did before their final race of the 2014 track and field season was pray.

July 06, 2014 7:45 pm Photos

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STEVE HANLON: The best and worst of the 2013-14 school year

It's been written that life is a vapor. Boy, it sure seems that way. It seemed like yesterday we were putting out our football tab last August. Now, we're planning the next one.

June 26, 2014 6:30 pm
Sports program at Indiana State Prison provides needed outlet for inmates

Sports program at Indiana State Prison provides needed outlet for inmates

Jory Peters, a Gary West Side High School grad, talks about his love of basketball. Peters played on the Cougars' 2002 Class 4A state championship basketball team. He is serving a 55-year sentence for murder.

June 21, 2014 9:13 pm
WHERE ARE THEY NOW?: Former West Side basketball coach reflects on his career

WHERE ARE THEY NOW?: Former West Side basketball coach reflects on his career

GARY | When former West Side boys basketball coach Ike Brown goes through his stacks of memorabilia, which includes several plaques on the wall of his home, the things that he cherishes the most are the letters he receives from his players.

June 16, 2014 7:30 pm Photos

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Munster survives Lowell scare, Morton routs West Side in five innings in baseball sectional

MUNSTER | Lowell was so close, it could taste the sweetness of victory.

May 29, 2014 8:30 pm
Munster beats Lake Central again in softball sectional

Munster beats Lake Central again in softball sectional

HIGHLAND | The ball seem to hang in the air for an eternity. Years of hopes and dreams spun with the ball's trajectory.

May 26, 2014 5:00 pm
West Side's Paco Jordan hopes to put Gary baseball back on the map

West Side's Paco Jordan hopes to put Gary baseball back on the map

By the eighth grade, Paco Jordan realized he was too short to play the sport that Gary athletes are known for.

May 22, 2014 5:15 pm
Early rest for West Side sprinter JonVea' Johnson is paying off

Early rest for West Side sprinter JonVea' Johnson is paying off

GARY | Gene Johnson had a simple plan for the boys track and field team at West Side. The Cougars coach knew he had a sprint star in senior JonVea' Johnson, no relation.

April 30, 2014 5:30 pm
Times Indiana girls basketball coach of the year: Rod Fisher, West Side

Times Indiana girls basketball coach of the year: Rod Fisher, West Side

GARY | West Side's Rod Fisher said that there have been years in his 37 seasons when he's had to work harder as a coach than he did this year.

March 20, 2014 10:00 pm Photos

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Cardinals come alive in second half, down West Side

Cardinals come alive in second half, down West Side

EAST CHICAGO | In the blink of an eye, it was easy to see that a different E.C. Central boys basketball team walked out of the locker room after halftime.

March 05, 2014 9:00 pm Photos

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West Side overcomes Hammond in season finale

HAMMOND | Neither West Side nor Hammond wants to limp into the boys basketball postseason, but a sluggish first half of Friday's season finale left both coaches shaking their heads after the game. 

February 28, 2014 9:30 pm

West Side captures 4th straight Northwestern conference crown

GARY | When it comes to public school basketball in Gary, West Side is still the big cat in the yard.

February 25, 2014 10:00 pm
Penn bumps West Side girls from postseason

Penn bumps West Side girls from postseason

MISHAWAKA | West Side coach Rod Fisher said that if a team could figure out a way to slow down or stop Dana Evans, the Cougars could be beat.

February 22, 2014 11:30 pm Photos

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Merrillville falls, West Side advances at Penn Regional

Merrillville falls, West Side advances at Penn Regional

MISHAWAKA | While Merrillville couldn't keep the ball when it needed it, West Side used its speed-driven offense to impress.

February 22, 2014 1:37 pm Photos

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West Side on a roll thanks to role players

West Side on a roll thanks to role players

GARY | The West Side girls basketball Class of 2015 was packed with talent and dominating the Cougars' offensive categories for two seasons.

February 21, 2014 11:00 pm Photos

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59ers come through for gritty win over West Side boys

GARY | West Side coach Murray Richards said that his team was starting to turn the corner in Thursday’s 57-56 loss to Munster.

February 18, 2014 9:30 pm
Big changes could be coming to IHSAA girls basketball tourney

Big changes could be coming to IHSAA girls basketball tourney

Amy Govert has been through it. The girls basketball coach at Merrillville represents most of the basketball fans in Indiana. She, like many, believe something has to change in regards to the IHSAA state basketball tournaments.

February 16, 2014 9:00 pm Photos

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Dana Evans' big night powers West Side past host Red Devils

LOWELL | West Side’s offense was clicking on all cylinders from the opening tip of Saturday’s Class 4A sectional title game against Lowell, and freshman Dana Evans played a big role in that.

February 15, 2014 9:00 pm
Cougars top L.C.; Red Devils win with last-second free throw

Cougars top L.C.; Red Devils win with last-second free throw

LOWELL | With two minutes left in Friday's Lowell Sectional semifinal, West Side junior Tinon Hunter stole the ball, ripping it from the hands of Lake Central's Lindsay Kusbel and scored.

February 14, 2014 9:45 pm Photos

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STEVE HANL0N: This is why we play the games

STEVE HANL0N: This is why we play the games

LOWELL | There was one singular reason to drive to Lowell on Friday night. It was to take in the West Side-Lake Central Class 4A sectional semifinal showdown.

February 14, 2014 9:30 pm Photos

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