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Kevin Kearney returns to Boston Marathon 18 years later, as a participant

Kevin Kearney returns to Boston Marathon 18 years later, as a participant

Eighteen years ago, Kevin Kearney sat on the edge of a roof five stories up watching the finish of the Boston Marathon with his mom as his dad, Steve, made his way to the line.

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Valpo hangs on to top Chesterton in DAC baseball

CHESTERTON | It's the beauty of baseball, the ability to put a bad game behind you quickly and start with a clean slate the next afternoon.

April 17, 2014 8:00 pm
Rusboldt makes it look easy at shortstop for Chesterton

Rusboldt makes it look easy at shortstop for Chesterton

There's an ease in the way Corey Rusboldt plays shortstop, a smooth flow that suggests he's been at the position since the first time he put a glove on his left hand.

April 17, 2014 5:00 pm Photos

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Portage rolls over Valparaiso in DAC baseball opener

VALPARAISO | From the tone of coach Tim Pirowski's voice, it was hard to tell whether Times No. 4 Portage had just beaten Valparaiso 13-3 in Wednesday's Duneland Athletic Conference opener or had actually lost.

April 16, 2014 8:00 pm
Rare medical condition forces Hebron's Blank to reinvent himself as a runner

Rare medical condition forces Hebron's Blank to reinvent himself as a runner

For Brad Blank, the unknown was the worst part.

April 16, 2014 5:00 pm Photos

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Chesterton coach Kearney retiring after track season

Chesterton coach Kearney retiring after track season

When Steve Kearney envisioned what his last season of coaching would be like, this certainly wasn't one of the scenarios.

April 15, 2014 6:30 pm
Portage puts up 20 runs on Clark in rout at U.S. Steel Yard

Portage puts up 20 runs on Clark in rout at U.S. Steel Yard

GARY | The jitters of his first varsity start behind him, Portage sophomore Jacob Dickson took the mound much more relaxed Friday, even if it was at the U.S. Steel Yard.

April 11, 2014 9:00 pm Photos

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Noll thrives off wild Chesterton pitching in five-inning baseball rout

Noll thrives off wild Chesterton pitching in five-inning baseball rout

CHESTERTON | After scuffling to an 0-3 start on its Duneland Athletic Conference swing, Bishop Noll was glad to generate any offense it could Thursday against Chesterton.

April 10, 2014 8:00 pm Photos

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Chesterton 3,200 relay eyes a run at a state title

Chesterton 3,200 relay eyes a run at a state title

It takes two to tango and four to run a relay.

April 10, 2014 5:30 pm Photos

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Whitaker preserves Wheeler win over Hebron

HEBRON | Closers aren't too common in prep baseball, but when Wheeler coach Kyle Becich called on Austin Whitaker to get the last out Wednesday against Times No. 10 Hebron, the Bearcats junior wasn't in foreign territory.

April 09, 2014 8:30 pm
Portage's Jones has the 'It' factor

Portage's Jones has the 'It' factor

Not many players possess it, that unique presence, an 'it' factor that elevates those around him.

April 03, 2014 5:30 pm Photos

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Month of March recognizes the work of athletic trainers

Month of March recognizes the work of athletic trainers

It was Kathy Levandoski's freshman year at Wisconsin-Whitewater when the three-sport athlete first became familiar with a training room.

March 30, 2014 5:00 pm Photos

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Marquette edges Barr-Reeve in overtime for Class A state title

Marquette edges Barr-Reeve in overtime for Class A state title

INDIANAPOLIS | In a game where he scored 34 points and hit a Class A state finals record seven 3-pointers, it was a defensive play that may have been the biggest moment for Marquette Catholic's Ryan Fazekas on Saturday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

March 29, 2014 10:30 pm Video Photos

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'Guaranteed' Reed comes up big off Marquette's bench

'Guaranteed' Reed comes up big off Marquette's bench

INDIANAPOLIS | He's known at Marquette Catholic as 'Guaranteed' Reed.

March 29, 2014 3:00 pm Video Photos

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Challenging schedule a key to Marquette's postseason run

When Donovan Garletts put together Marquette Catholic's basketball schedule, the Blazers coach had the big picture in mind, not a gaudy record.

March 28, 2014 5:00 pm
Garletts coaches Marquette to the state finals at the age of 27

Garletts coaches Marquette to the state finals at the age of 27

At 27, Donovan Garletts is among the youngest coaches to lead a team to the state finals.

March 26, 2014 5:00 pm Photos

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Miller brings state-bound Marquette energy and experience

Miller brings state-bound Marquette energy and experience

Whether it's a steady hand or a demonstrative wave of his arms, Braxton Miller has his finger on the pulse of Marquette's basketball team, knowing just what it needs at any particular moment.

March 25, 2014 5:00 pm
Top-ranked Barr-Reeve awaits Marquette in Class A state championship

Top-ranked Barr-Reeve awaits Marquette in Class A state championship

INDIANAPOLIS | After a 24-2 season that ended with a one-point loss in the regional final, Barr-Reeve opened the 2013-14 campaign perched atop the Class A poll.

March 24, 2014 5:00 pm Photos

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Life is good at Marquette for Lake Station transfer Flores

Life is good at Marquette for Lake Station transfer Flores

Life has thrown a lot at Nate Flores.

March 18, 2014 7:00 pm Photos

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Wideman putback with 3 seconds left gives L.C. the Class 4A M.C. regional title

Wideman putback with 3 seconds left gives L.C. the Class 4A M.C. regional title

MICHIGAN CITY | Among all the rebounds Tyler Wideman has grabbed and will grab in his career, this is one he will never forget.

March 15, 2014 11:00 pm Photos

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Lake Central turns back LaPorte in Class 4A regional semifinal

Lake Central turns back LaPorte in Class 4A regional semifinal

MICHIGAN CITY | With LaPorte nursing a narrow third-quarter lead over Lake Central in Saturday's Class 4A Michigan City Regional, the Slicers' student section broke out the "overrated" cheer on Tyler Wideman.

March 15, 2014 5:00 pm Photos

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Morgan's Maxwell wins Valparaiso gymnastics regional

Morgan's Maxwell wins Valparaiso gymnastics regional

VALPARAISO | A vocal band of Kylee Maxwell supporters that included family, friends, classmates, her principal and chemistry teacher sat in the south balcony of Viking Gym Friday, and the Morgan Township sophomore made it worth their trip.

March 14, 2014 10:00 pm Photos

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LaPorte follows Fleming's steady hand

LaPorte follows Fleming's steady hand

There's a calming presence that Josh Fleming conveys, a relaxed demeanor that makes those around him feel like everything's going to be OK.

March 13, 2014 8:00 pm Photos

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Otis resigns after one year as Valpo girls basketball coach; Wilson next in line?

Otis resigns after one year as Valpo girls basketball coach; Wilson next in line?

When Joe Otis took over as Valparaiso girls basketball coach and Candy Wilson came on as the junior varsity coach last year, it only figured to be a matter of time before Wilson ascended to the first chair.

March 11, 2014 5:00 pm
LaPorte rolls over Michigan City for Valpo Sectional title

LaPorte rolls over Michigan City for Valpo Sectional title

VALPARAISO | It's supposed to be difficult to beat a good team three times in a season.

March 08, 2014 9:00 pm Photos

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It's an all-LaPorte County final at the Class 4A Valparaiso Sectional

It's an all-LaPorte County final at the Class 4A Valparaiso Sectional

VALPARAISO | It's been 14 years since LaPorte and Michigan City have met for a sectional title.

March 07, 2014 10:00 pm Photos

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Boone Grove grad Spangenberg signs with MLS' Chivas USA

Boone Grove grad Spangenberg signs with MLS' Chivas USA

Growing up in Northwest Indiana, Trevor Spangenberg saw his fair share of Chicago Fire soccer matches.

March 06, 2014 6:00 pm
Teal's offense, Ralph's defense lead Chesterton over Valpo; Ott, Fleming pace LaPorte

Teal's offense, Ralph's defense lead Chesterton over Valpo; Ott, Fleming pace LaPorte

VALPARAISO | When Chris Palombizio went down with a broken bone in his foot Feb. 21 against Valpo, the prevailing opinion was that Chesterton's sectional chances went down with him.

March 05, 2014 9:15 pm Photos

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Super subs power M.C; free throws carry Portage at Valpo Sectional

Super subs power M.C; free throws carry Portage at Valpo Sectional

VALPARAISO | One point, three fouls.

March 04, 2014 10:00 pm Photos

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Social media a growing concern in high school athletics

Social media a growing concern in high school athletics

Two years ago while conducting tryouts, Lake Central baseball coach Jeff Sandor told players they would have to make a sacrifice to be on the team, and it had nothing to do with bunting.

March 01, 2014 11:00 pm

Teal, Chesterton survive Boone Grove boys

CHESTERTON | Senior night went from an apparent walk in the park to hanging on for dear life for Chesterton.

February 28, 2014 9:45 pm
Boone has leaned heavily on three-year starter Hogg

Boone has leaned heavily on three-year starter Hogg

There's no bull's-eye on the back of Jon Hogg's jerseys, but the Boone Grove senior has had to wonder at times.

February 27, 2014 10:30 pm Photos

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Chesterton, Valpo to meet again in wide-open Sectional 2

If Friday's rough loss at Chesterton left Valparaiso with a sour taste, Sunday's state tournament draw may have provided the mouthwash.

February 23, 2014 6:00 pm Related

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Hanover Central's Micic claims third state wrestling title; LC's Robinson repeats

Hanover Central's Micic claims third state wrestling title; LC's Robinson repeats

INDIANAPOLIS | Growing up in Cedar Lake, Stevan Micic idolized Andrew Howe, the three-time state champion for Hanover Central in 2006-08.

February 22, 2014 11:45 pm Photos

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Sophomores Streck and Hughes repeat as state wrestling medalists

Sophomores Streck and Hughes repeat as state wrestling medalists

INDIANAPOLIS | When the sole aim is to wrestle under the spotlight on the center mat, it's not easy to retrieve the mojo for a consolation match.

February 22, 2014 7:00 pm Photos

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Merrillville advances six to the state wrestling quarterfinals

INDIANAPOLIS | Given a choice, Brendan Black would've rather wrestled, even with the prospect of facing a semistate champion who placed at the state finals last year.

February 21, 2014 9:45 pm
Westville's Walker a deadly 3-point shooter

Westville's Walker a deadly 3-point shooter

A kid shooting baskets in the driveway with his dad is the stuff of Indiana high school hoops lore.

February 20, 2014 6:00 pm Photos

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Valparaiso's Dembowski makes it to state sooner than expected

Valparaiso's Dembowski makes it to state sooner than expected

One season removed from junior varsity, Tristan Dembowski faced a long leap to make it all the way to state qualifier.

February 18, 2014 5:00 pm Photos

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Local semistate champions eye the big wrestling prize

Local semistate champions eye the big wrestling prize

Wrestling has served as a vehicle to take Stevan Micic many places.

February 16, 2014 5:00 pm Photos

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Freshmen Reitz and Crary among seven semistate champs from Lake County

Freshmen Reitz and Crary among seven semistate champs from Lake County

MERRILLVILLE | They may look like freshmen, but Griffith's Jeremiah Reitz and Munster's Jason Crary sure don't wrestle like them.

February 15, 2014 10:00 pm Photos

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Portage's Torres disqualified, coach Vega ejected at Merrillville Semistate

Portage's Torres disqualified, coach Vega ejected at Merrillville Semistate

MERRILLVILLE | Saturday's Merrillville Semistate came to an abrupt end for Portage sophomore Gaige Torres and Indians coach Leroy Vega.

February 15, 2014 9:00 pm

Morgan fends off Kouts; Washington rolls over Marquette

KOUTS | With chaos unfolding around her, Trina Coleman was the calm in the midst of the storm for Morgan Township.

February 14, 2014 10:00 pm

Double-digit Portage comeback spoils Teal's return for Chesterton

PORTAGE | Effort has never been an issue for Portage. Scoring has been.

February 13, 2014 9:30 pm
Portage's Hedrick motivated by success

Portage's Hedrick motivated by success

Nearly two full seasons on the mat and only a handful of varsity matches to his name, Matthew Hedrick found himself nearing a crossroads in his Portage wrestling career.

February 11, 2014 5:00 pm Photos

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Trio of Schurgs lead Crown Point to eighth straight wrestling regional title

Trio of Schurgs lead Crown Point to eighth straight wrestling regional title

CROWN POINT | Several wrestlers came into Saturday's Crown Point Regional with payback in mind, and three of them exacted it.

February 08, 2014 8:00 pm Photos

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Bench boosts Michgan City over Chesterton

Bench boosts Michgan City over Chesterton

CHESTERTON | Starter and substitute are just terms to John Boyd, mere semantics.

February 07, 2014 10:15 pm Photos

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Adkins acclimates to becoming the lead Senator

Adkins acclimates to becoming the lead Senator

Change didn't come easily for Washington Township's Brandon Adkins.

February 06, 2014 6:00 pm Photos

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Chesterton freshman Tolin takes no days off from wrestling

Chesterton freshman Tolin takes no days off from wrestling

There are no days off for Jack Tolin.

February 04, 2014 6:00 pm

Chesterton's Jensen hands LaPorte's Eldridge first wrestling loss at LaPorte Sectional

LAPORTE | If Jaycee Jensen doesn't do anything special the rest of the postseason, he will always have this moment.

February 01, 2014 7:00 pm
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