MERRILLVILLE | When Adler Hazlett was 4 or 5, he began following Robbie Hummel's career at Purdue. A few years later, the Valparaiso boy had the Boilermakers' roster memorized.
VALPARAISO | As an aspiring young baller, Robbie Hummel spent countless hours hooping at the Valparaiso YMCA.
MERRILLVILLE | It's about a 90-minute drive from White Pigeon, Mich., to The Fieldhouse-Merrillville, but that didn't deter Shane Doehrmann and his daughters Alex and Leni.
Portage sixth-graders win March Madness tourney A Portage sixth grade boys basketball team won the recent March Madness tournament at the Courts of Northwest Indiana, defeating teams from LaPorte, Mishawaka, South Bend, Valparaiso and Wheeler. It was the second tourney championship for the t…
MERRILLVILLE | When Robbie Hummel was taking Spanish back during his middle school and high school days in Valparaiso, he probably wasn't expecting it to play a factor in his basketball career some day.
Charlesworth, Ott-Large win national titles Wanatah's Justene Charlesworth, left, and LaPorte's Grant Ott-Large each won titles at the NBA/FIT WNBA Fit Dribble, Dish and Swish national finals Feb. 25 in Orlando, Fla. Charlesworth won the girls 11-12 crown, while Ott-Large won the boys 7-8 ti…
Riley Charlesworth said his younger sister Justene hasn't claimed braggin' rights in the household.
Washington Township wins Courts fifth grade title A team from Washington Township participated in the Courts of NWI's fall league and won the tournament crown. Washington Township defeated Portage 46-43 in overtime for the title. Team members include, front row from left, coach John Olson, M…
10 win Knights of Columbus regional titles Ten local youths won regional titles at the Knights of Columbus free throw championships Feb. 20 at Portage High School. They will compete at the state level March 26 at St. Theodore Guerin High School in Noblesville. Winners included, front row fro…
Locals win fall basketball title A group of local basketball players won The Courts of NWI fifth/sixth-grade fall league championship. Team members include, front row from left; Zach Anselm, Curtis Jones, Adrian Alvarez; middle row, Zach Bales, Brock Pappas, Alex Coil, and back, Alec Rittgers.
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