Don Rogers devoted his life to education and working with student-athletes and even though he is retired, he couldn't just walk away.
Jackie Spencer never thought she would have her place in history.
HOBART | When Jarvis McMillian stepped on to the track at Indiana University for the 2009 state meet as a sophomore, he felt awe-struck.
KYLE TELECHAN | THE TIMES Hobart runner Jarvis McMillian wins the 100 meters in 10.87 seconds at May 20's Crown Point Sectional. He also claimed sectional titles in the 200 and 400, before winning the 100, 200 and 400 at the Valparaiso Regional.
HEATHER EIDSON | THE TIMES Hobart's Jarvis McMillian, left, and Crown Point's Israel Mercado compete in the 200 meters at the Valparaiso Regional on May 28. McMillian won the event and scored 30 points for the Brickies at the meet.
HEATHER EIDSON | THE TIMES Hobart's Jarvis McMillian is exhausted after leading the Brickies to victory in the 1,600-meter relay at the Valparaiso Regional. McMillian is hoping to take home a state championship in the 400 meters, and perhaps other sprint events.
JOHN J. WATKINS | THE TIMES Former RailCats and Kansas City player Tony Cogan offers words of comfort Tuesday before the start of a funeral service for Joe Gates, RailCats bench coach, former White Sox player and 28-year Wirt High School baseball coach.
JOHN J. WATKINS | THE TIMES Joe Gates' brothers, James, Darius, Calvin, Glenn and Dennis Gates share memories Tuesday during a funeral services for the RailCats bench coach, who died at age 55.
JOHN J. WATKINS | THE TIMES Ashley Gates-Ferber sits Tuesday at the grave site of her father, Joe Gates, at Oak Hill Cemetery in Gary.
JOHN J. WATKINS | THE TIMES RailCats President and general manager Roger Wexelberg addresses mourners Tuesday during services for Joe Gates, the team's bench coach.
GARY | Everyone from mourners and family members to former players and the deputy mayor of Gary remembered Joe Gates for many things.
The RailCats have chosen to wear a commemorative patch on their uniforms this summer to honor bench coach Joe Gates, who died earlier this week.
Services for RailCats bench coach Joe Gates will run over two days beginning next week, the team announced Thursday.
Joe Gates spent most of his life in a baseball uniform.
HEATHER EIDSON | THE TIMES Bowman Academy assistant coach Ronney Robinson, left, and scorekeeper Donnie King landed with the Eagles after lengthy tenures at the now-closed Wirt High School.
GARY | On March 10, 2007, Ronney "Perk" Robinson sat on the bench and Donnie King at the scorer's table inside a packed Plymouth gym.
MINNEAPOLIS | "This is what I came back for."
CHICAGO | Jaymar Johnson's Twitter account has been inactive since Aug. 13.
CHICAGO | Gary native and Minnesota Vikings return specialist Jaymar Johnson was declared inactive for Monday night's game between his team and the Bears at Soldier Field.
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