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WHERE ARE THEY NOW?: Wirt grad Jackie Spencer

WHERE ARE THEY NOW?: Wirt grad Jackie Spencer

Jackie Spencer never thought she would have her place in history.

April 22, 2013 6:00 pm
Hobart's Jarvis McMillian focused on track state title

Hobart's Jarvis McMillian focused on track state title

HOBART | When Jarvis McMillian stepped on to the track at Indiana University for the 2009 state meet as a sophomore, he felt awe-struck.

June 04, 2010 12:00 am Photos

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Hobart's Jarvis McMillian focused on track state title

Hobart's Jarvis McMillian focused on track state title

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.

June 04, 2010 12:00 am
Hobart's Jarvis McMillian focused on track state title

Hobart's Jarvis McMillian focused on track state title

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.

June 04, 2010 12:00 am
Hobart's Jarvis McMillian focused on track state title

Hobart's Jarvis McMillian focused on track state title

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.

June 04, 2010 12:00 am
RailCats' Gates remembered for baseball spirit

RailCats' Gates remembered for baseball spirit

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.

April 07, 2010 12:05 am
RailCats' Gates remembered for baseball spirit

RailCats' Gates remembered for baseball spirit

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.

April 07, 2010 12:05 am
RailCats' Gates remembered for baseball spirit

RailCats' Gates remembered for baseball spirit

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.

April 07, 2010 12:05 am
RailCats' Gates remembered for baseball spirit

RailCats' Gates remembered for baseball spirit

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.

April 07, 2010 12:05 am
RailCats assistant coach Joe Gates remembered for his baseball spirit

RailCats assistant coach Joe Gates remembered for his baseball spirit

GARY | Everyone from mourners and family members to former players and the deputy mayor of Gary remembered Joe Gates for many things.

April 06, 2010 11:30 pm Photos

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RailCats will honor Gates with patch, number retirement

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.

April 02, 2010 1:47 pm

Services announced for RailCats coach Joe Gates

Services for RailCats bench coach Joe Gates will run over two days beginning next week, the team announced Thursday.

April 01, 2010 2:53 pm
RailCats coach, former White Sox player Joe Gates dies

RailCats coach, former White Sox player Joe Gates dies

Joe Gates spent most of his life in a baseball uniform.

March 30, 2010 12:00 am
Landing with the Eagles

Landing with the Eagles

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.

March 25, 2010 12:05 am
Landing with the Eagles

Landing with the Eagles

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.

March 25, 2010 12:05 am Related

Vikings' NFL playoff voyage continues

MINNEAPOLIS | "This is what I came back for."

January 18, 2010 12:00 am

Gary's Jaymar Johnson out of action again

CHICAGO | Jaymar Johnson's Twitter account has been inactive since Aug. 13.

December 29, 2009 12:00 am

Gary native won't suit up for Vikings as they face Bears

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.

December 28, 2009 7:20 pm
Vikings' Jaymar Johnson, a Gary native, is prepared to pounce

Vikings' Jaymar Johnson, a Gary native, is prepared to pounce

Jaymar Johnson isn't going to rock Minnesota's Viking ship. Not a chance.

December 26, 2009 12:05 am
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