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On Saturday, the RailCats participated in an exhibition game that drew more national attention than any other before the start of the American Association season begins.
HAMMOND | In an age of shrinking athletic budgets with every dollar being stretched to the limit, Gavit is doing something wild with Tuesday's sports revenue: the Gladiators are giving it away.
CROWN POINT | Bobby Morgan told his mother, Kathy, that he'd be honored on the baseball field before the Lake Central game on April 9 for selecting a college.
The first movie about Jackie Robinson, aptly titled "The Jackie Robinson Story," was released in 1950 and didn't tell the whole story.
WEST LAFAYETTE | A mere eight months after Purdue baseball won its first Big Ten title in 93 years and hosted an NCAA Regional, the graduation toll on the Boilermakers has started to show.
Last week, the RailCats announced their annual tryout will be May 2, with fingers crossed the weather holds out.
Oh to remember when March was much warmer and the snow had forgotten to fall.
Greg Tagert quickly changed roles, from one of an observer at the Texas Winter League to a manager of one of the teams.
By April, high school sports fans are going to be well-versed in the term "tradition factor."
The girls basketball season brought with it ends, beginnings and the start of something new.
CROWN POINT | The Class 3A girls basketball teams at Saturday's Crown Point semistate weren't in attendance of the region's boys basketball sportsmanship banquet last week.
The Hammond Civic Center was the last host of a semistate basketball tournament in the region.
Sunday's newspaper ran names of seven local schools whose girls basketball season will run another week: Lake Central, Merrillville, Rensselaer, Griffith, Whiting, Boone Grove and Morgan Township.
The RailCats front office staff has spent the last four Februarys preparing to welcome baseball fans in from the cold.
When the postseason is all that matters, isn't it OK to enter the playoffs with a record that doesn't suggest a winning season?
At a high school basketball game in Chicago last week, there was enough pushing and shoving in the postgame handshake line to force suspensions for the next game.
This week's prep hoops tournaments, starting with today's Porter County Conference schedule of games, have prompted columns in the past about how every other conference should follow suit.
The Roman, modern calendar opened its new year last week, bringing with it all kinds of resolutions.
GARY | When Sharon Houston was young, she said she'd bounce a basketball up and down the street, dreaming of her professional career.
EAST CHICAGO | Denitra Brown wakes up every morning, thanks God for the day and says 'hello' to her mother.
Calli Beezhold’s best sport is volleyball.
A new sports league is forming in Chicago, and, ladies, here’s your chance to be a part.
HAMMOND | In his sixth season at Purdue Calumet, women's basketball coach Tom Megyesi has led teams that have broken school records and reached firsts in program history.
DaLita Scott saw athlete after athlete declare criminal justice as a college major, and thought it was too easy.
Throughout the year, a nice "thank you" here or there might seem a little trivial.
WALTON | After an exhaustive regional championship win in five overtimes, Andrean football coach Phil Mason said he was happy for his team, happy for his seniors, and most importantly, happy for his family.
WALTON | Matt Anderson had only ever played soccer on the football field before this season.
Indiana's girls basketball season officially opens today, with the first two games on the state's schedule.
MERRILLVILLE | Matt DeSomer's maturation process reached a new level in a game not tabbed as Andrean's best.
The region was knocked out of the girls volleyball season quickly Saturday morning with three teams playing — Lake Central, Andrean and Marquette Catholic — and without one winning a game.
Matt Welsh has spent the last three years preparing to start the basketball season two weeks later.
CROWN POINT | On senior night, as players were celebrating their careers and their accomplishments, the Crown Point girls volleyball team was missing a player.
"The Star-Spangled Banner" was first published on Sept. 20, 1812, a week after Francis Scott Key wrote it during the Battle of Baltimore.
Mike Coles' friends are recommending a new career path for the Hammond High grad: good luck charm.
Nearly every high school football player dreams of a chance at the NFL.
The American Association and Canadian-American Association share many aspects in common.
GARY | The RailCats have seen more major roster turnovers after their successful seasons than they have after those that leave the team wanting a championship.
Let's say you're driving through a town in a state that doesn't start with an "I" and find a baseball game to stop and watch.
GARY | Brian Kolb's season has been a little indicative of the RailCats' ups and downs this year.
When asked last week exactly where the RailCats magic number was at this point in the season, manager Greg Tagert laughed.
HAMMOND | Opponents and friends who haven't seen Robert Robinson since last football season aren't sure what to say at first.
GARY | If it weren't so "pink," Mike Coles might have better appreciated the tape that made his wrist feel better.
Elise Smith learned that her gymnastics career would require her to take cortisone shots to continue competition, and her knees weren’t prepared for the strain.
GARY | Tyler Deetjen wasn't expecting the call that pulled him back into baseball.
GARY | Once a baseball game starts at U.S. Steel Yard, the decision to keep a game going through rainy conditions lays in the hands of two people: the head umpire and a 2000 Portage grad.
Lake Central gave the region its first Class 4A state baseball championship since Munster in 2002 and the first 1-0 seven-inning score since Bishop Noll in 1968.
INDIANAPOLIS | Austen Wagoner was a power hitter whose power was MIA this season.
If there's a thankless job in NCAA sports, it's got to go to the Sport Event Manager.
GARY | In the eighth inning of Sunday's RailCats game against Wichita, Wingnuts second baseman Jake Kahaulelio jumped into the air and plucked a hit out of the sky.
There may have been a little frustration on the face of RailCats manager Greg Tagert as his team broke from its spring training camp.
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