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Mount Carmel's Bryce Brill is 2014 Times Illinois Male Athlete of the Year

Mount Carmel's Bryce Brill is 2014 Times Illinois Male Athlete of the Year

Mount Carmel's Bryce Brill did not give up an offensive point all year and had 28 pins. He is The Times Male Athlete of the Year.

July 03, 2014 9:21 pm
Three-time state wrestling champ Bryce Brill mug

Three-time state wrestling champ Bryce Brill mug

Mount Carmel's Bryce Brill

July 02, 2014 6:18 pm
Wrestler Tristan Dembowski

Wrestler Tristan Dembowski

Valparaiso sophomore wrestler Tristan Dembowski qualified for Friday's state finals at 120 pounds by placing third in his weight class at the Merrillville Semistate. Dembowski was a regional runner-up.

February 18, 2014 6:27 pm
Valpo wrestler Tristan Dembowski

Valpo wrestler Tristan Dembowski

Valparaiso sophomore Tristan Dembowski, right, wrestles with teammate Jake Cummens Tuesday during practice. Dembowski qualified for Friday's state finals at 120 pounds by placing second in his weight class at the Merrillville Semistate, and was also a sectional and regional runner-up.

February 18, 2014 6:26 pm
Valpo wrestler Tristan Dembowski

Valpo wrestler Tristan Dembowski

Valparaiso sophomore wrestler Tristan Dembowski, far right, runs with teammates Tuesday during practice. Dembowski qualified for Friday's state finals at 120 pounds by placing second in his weight class at the Merrillville Semistate. He was also the sectional and regional runner-up.

February 18, 2014 6:24 pm
Portage High School wrestler Matt Hedrick

Portage High School wrestler Matt Hedrick

Portage High School junior Matt Hedrick snaps on his head gear before Tuesday's practice. Hedrick was the Calumet Sectional and Regional champion at 195 pounds. He also won the sectional last season.

February 11, 2014 4:11 pm
Portage High School wrestler Matt Hedrick

Portage High School wrestler Matt Hedrick

Portage High School junior Matt Hedrick was the Calumet Sectional and Regional champion at 195 pounds. He also won the sectional last season.

February 11, 2014 4:11 pm
Portage High School wrestler Matt Hedrick

Portage High School wrestler Matt Hedrick

Portage High School junior Matt Hedrick was the Calumet Sectional and Regional champion at 195 pounds. He also won the sectional last season.

February 11, 2014 4:11 pm
Corey Cross, T.F. South

Corey Cross, T.F. South

T.F. South's Corey Cross, left, wrestles with partner Jake Tisza during practice at the school.

February 05, 2014 6:49 pm
T.F. South's Corey Cross

T.F. South's Corey Cross

T.F. South's Corey Cross is looking to make a good showing in the postseason.

February 05, 2014 6:49 pm
Jake Tisza, T.F. South

Jake Tisza, T.F. South

T.F. South's Jake Tisza, foreground, wrestles with partner Corey Cross during practice at the school.

February 05, 2014 6:49 pm
REGION COLLEGIANS: Thornwood’s Stallworth a record breaker at North Central College

REGION COLLEGIANS: Thornwood’s Stallworth a record breaker at North Central College

Ebony Stallworth is throwing out all the records.

February 02, 2014 6:00 pm Photos

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Bryce Brill, Mount Carmel

Bryce Brill, Mount Carmel

Mount Carmel 's Bryce Brill

January 15, 2014 6:31 pm
Steven Lawrence, Portage

Steven Lawrence, Portage

Portage High School sophomore 138-pounder Steven Lawrence, on top, wrestles teammate Louis Escobedo during practice at the school Tuesday.

December 31, 2013 1:55 pm
Steven Lawrence, Portage

Steven Lawrence, Portage

Portage High School sophomore wrestler Steven Lawrence is ranked 15th in the state at 138 pounds in his first full year on varsity. He only began wrestling in eighth grade.

December 31, 2013 1:55 pm
Steven Lawrence, Portage

Steven Lawrence, Portage

Portage High School sophomore wrestler Steven Lawrence is ranked 15th in the state at 138 pounds. He didn't begin wrestling until eighth grade.

December 31, 2013 1:55 pm
OFFBEAT: Jay Cutler, fruitcake contest are Santa Claus, Ind. claims-to-fame

OFFBEAT: Jay Cutler, fruitcake contest are Santa Claus, Ind. claims-to-fame

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

October 02, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Young gay athletes set tone for NBA coming out

Young gay athletes set tone for NBA coming out

CHICAGO | You've probably never heard of Holly Peterson or Jonathan Jean-Pierre. One came out as a lesbian at age 15, when she was playing high school basketball. The other, a college rower, told his teammates last year that he's gay.

May 04, 2013 9:30 pm Photos

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Boone Grove wrestler Andrew Vannatter

Boone Grove wrestler Andrew Vannatter

Boone Grove wrestler Andrew Vannatter has autism. Vannatter lives in Morgan Township, but attends Boone for his special education needs. He is in his second year of wrestling and 12-10 this season. He also played soccer this school year.

January 15, 2013 4:26 pm
Boone Grove wrestler Andrew Vannatter

Boone Grove wrestler Andrew Vannatter

Boone Grove wrestler Andrew Vannatter has autism. After a 6-22 record last year, he is 12-10 so far this season wrestling at 126 pounds.

January 15, 2013 4:27 pm
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