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PUC introduces bubble soccer at student convocation

PUC introduces bubble soccer at student convocation

HAMMOND | They introduced batting helmets in baseball to prevent beaning injuries.

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Munster Swim Club wins age-group relay; Kyle Adams pans four golds

Munster Swim Club wins age-group relay; Kyle Adams pans four golds

MUNSTER | Matt Lee does see the irony in having his Munster Swim Club travel down to Indianapolis for its Indiana Age-Group State Championships, while the Illinois Age-Group State Championships are held at the Munster High School pool.

August 29, 2014 5:00 pm
Local surgeon wins second Race to Mackinac

Local surgeon wins second Race to Mackinac

Some ships fly under the skull and crossbones.

August 25, 2014 10:00 pm Photos

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Shock rolls over Fargo in Babe Ruth World Series pool-play finale

The Schererville Shock needed to win its final pool-play game Sunday night at the Babe Ruth 15-year-old World Series in Longview, Wash.

August 25, 2014 7:00 pm

Shock rally falls short in second round of Babe Ruth World Series pool play

The Schererville Shock rallied for three runs in the top of the seventh inning, and had the tying run at third base, but Torrance, Calif. was able to hold on and win, 6-5, in the second round of pool-play action Friday at the Babe Ruth 15-year-old World Series in Longview, Wash.

August 22, 2014 5:48 pm
Ellen Forjan wins two golds at Indiana Age-Group State Swimming Championships

Ellen Forjan wins two golds at Indiana Age-Group State Swimming Championships

DYER | Lake Central Barracudas swimmer Ellen Forjan accomplished a lot at the Indiana Age-Group (Long Course) Summer State Championships, held July 24-27 at the Indiana University Natatorium in Indianapolis.

August 22, 2014 5:00 pm Photos

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Shock wins Babe Ruth World Series opener

Schererville Shock manager Dan Bosold was worried that his team would be rusty when it finally played its first Babe Ruth 15-year-old World Series game nearly four weeks after earning the berth.

August 21, 2014 8:00 pm
Rain can't stop Battle of 119th Street BBQ

Rain can't stop Battle of 119th Street BBQ

WHITING | They play in weather like this; they just don't take to the streets in it.

August 21, 2014 5:00 pm
Midwest Elite Prep expands basketball program

Midwest Elite Prep expands basketball program

MERRILLVILLE | When Glen "Red" Heffernan came to Midwest Elite Preparatory Academy last year to coach its post-graduate men's basketball team, he had at least one thing going for him.

August 18, 2014 10:00 pm Photos

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Local competitors medal at Kids World BJJ Championships

Local competitors medal at Kids World BJJ Championships

SCHERERVILLE | Unlike many other martial art disciplines, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is stingy when it comes to awarding black belts.

August 15, 2014 5:00 pm
HOYS making transition to Cal Ripken 50/70 format

HOYS making transition to Cal Ripken 50/70 format

HAMMOND | What a difference a year makes.

August 15, 2014 5:00 pm
S'ville Shock works to stay sharp for Babe Ruth World Series

S'ville Shock works to stay sharp for Babe Ruth World Series

SCHERERVILLE | Schererville Shock manager Dan Bosold likens his Babe Ruth 15-year-old World Series qualifier to a bowl-bound college football team after the end of the regular season.

August 11, 2014 10:00 pm Related
ABC Fastpitch's Lexi Funk leads by example

ABC Fastpitch's Lexi Funk leads by example

HIGHLAND | Lexi Funk appreciates the support she gets from her Laker teammates at Roosevelt University.

August 08, 2014 5:00 pm Photos

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Homewood head to Cal Ripken 50/70 12-year-old World Series

Homewood head to Cal Ripken 50/70 12-year-old World Series

In the Cal Ripken Major 50/70 12-year-old division, base runners are allowed to take lead-offs and break before the pitch, just like they do in the big leagues.

August 04, 2014 10:00 pm
Indiana Elite rallies for five runs before winning BPA World Series

Indiana Elite rallies for five runs before winning BPA World Series

For all of his malapropisms and unintended comedic statements, Yogi Berra is credited for these words of wisdom.

August 04, 2014 10:00 pm Photos

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Homann Karate Do students excel at AAU Nationals

Homann Karate Do students excel at AAU Nationals

CROWN POINT | M&M's can be considered hard candy.

August 01, 2014 5:00 pm
Democracy rules as Highland 10-11 All Stars win Little League state title

Democracy rules as Highland 10-11 All Stars win Little League state title

HIGHLAND | It isn't that they had anything against the democratic process, but when Highland Little League decided this season to let its players vote for the all-star teams, coaches were bracing for breakups.

August 01, 2014 5:00 pm
Indiana Bulldogs to play in National Youth Baseball Championships

Indiana Bulldogs to play in National Youth Baseball Championships

The Indiana Bulldogs know drama.

July 31, 2014 7:00 pm
Hurricanes battle weather, wardrobe issues on way to Babe Ruth World Series

Hurricanes battle weather, wardrobe issues on way to Babe Ruth World Series

HAMMOND | Need volunteers for a makeshift grounds crew?

July 29, 2014 5:00 pm
Munster police sergeant makes bodybuilding comeback

Munster police sergeant makes bodybuilding comeback

MUNSTER | You may be cut like a Spartan statue and can move more weight than a truck can pull, but step into Quads Gym in Calumet City — the pumping grounds for some of the most formidable bodybuilders and powerlifters in the nation — and your ego may lose its girth.

July 28, 2014 10:00 pm Photos

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Dyer falls in state champion Little League game

Dyer falls in state champion Little League game

CROWN POINT | Though it dates back to Biblical times, the term "David vs. Goliath" is not going to get old soon.

July 28, 2014 8:31 pm Photos

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Schererville Shock going to Babe Ruth World Series

Sunday was a beautiful day for baseball, if was being played in Northwest Indiana.

July 27, 2014 10:00 pm
Crown Point stopped in quarterfinal of Cal Ripken Ohio Valley Regional

Crown Point stopped in quarterfinal of Cal Ripken Ohio Valley Regional

CROWN POINT | Bulldogs manager Chip Pettit described the game in a nutshell to his players.

July 26, 2014 9:15 pm
NSA World Series 8U runners-up to finally play on the road

NSA World Series 8U runners-up to finally play on the road

CROWN POINT | The Highland 8-year-old all-star softball team hasn't ventured too far from Northwest Indiana this summer.

July 25, 2014 8:30 pm
Two summer camps combine to keep city kids active

Two summer camps combine to keep city kids active

GARY | Maybe when they visit the Bears training camp early next month in Bourbonnais, Gary youngsters will be in better shape than the Bears themselves.

July 25, 2014 4:30 pm Photos

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Crete Crush rallies to stay alive before being eliminated from NSA World Series

Crete Crush rallies to stay alive before being eliminated from NSA World Series

MERRILLVILLE | Say what you will about softball's international tiebreaker format, but it makes far greater sense than "stoppage time" in soccer.

July 24, 2014 8:30 pm
CR 2013 World Series champions among seven local teams advancing to Ohio Valley Regional

CR 2013 World Series champions among seven local teams advancing to Ohio Valley Regional

How can you doubt a team that just won a World Series?

July 22, 2014 5:00 pm
Former Wildcat returns home to give baseball/softball clinic

Former Wildcat returns home to give baseball/softball clinic

HAMMOND | Gregory White wasn't fortunate enough to play travel baseball.

July 21, 2014 7:00 pm
NSA World Series opener displays skills, collects shoes

NSA World Series opener displays skills, collects shoes

CROWN POINT | At the end of about every high school sports season, Rick Flutka could have collected all the locker room leftovers and started a used sports apparel shop.

July 21, 2014 6:45 pm Photos

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Local Babe Ruth teams advance to Ohio Valley Regionals

Local Babe Ruth teams advance to Ohio Valley Regionals

CROWN POINT | Crown Point Red manager Scott Angel claims he doesn't have an ace up his sleeve.

July 20, 2014 7:30 pm Photos

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Northwest Indiana becoming familiar home for NSA 'B' World Series

Northwest Indiana becoming familiar home for NSA 'B' World Series

It's not quite an annual thing, but it's getting there.

July 18, 2014 10:00 pm
Wounded warrior pedaling for 2016 Paralympic Games

Wounded warrior pedaling for 2016 Paralympic Games

Jeffrey "Scott" Martin was a staff sergeant in the U.S. Marines and served three tours of duty in Iraq.

July 14, 2014 10:00 pm
All-American Mile winner again comes up short of 4-minute challenge

All-American Mile winner again comes up short of 4-minute challenge

HIGHLAND | The challenge was enticing, but Jake Baranowski is a realist.

July 07, 2014 6:30 pm
Even daredevil BMX riders take care of the head

Even daredevil BMX riders take care of the head

CEDAR LAKE | Have a safe Fourth of July weekend.

July 05, 2014 6:08 pm
Bruises, bumps and breaks can't stop BMX stunt team

Bruises, bumps and breaks can't stop BMX stunt team

CEDAR LAKE | This was supposed to be a bicycle motocross stunt show, not a slam-dunk contest.

July 05, 2014 6:00 pm Photos

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Former UIC star holding girls basketball tourney at Lincoln Center

Former UIC star holding girls basketball tourney at Lincoln Center

HIGHLAND | Guards have taken over the game, you say?

July 04, 2014 5:00 pm

Highland Parks issues world-class challenge for annual All-American Mile Run

HIGHLAND | It's been more than 60 years since Roger Bannister became the first human to officially run the sub-four-minute mile.

July 01, 2014 5:00 pm
Grubnich gets help from mom after winning Indiana State Amateur Golf Tournament

Grubnich gets help from mom after winning Indiana State Amateur Golf Tournament

CROWN POINT | When it comes to reading greens, this is a case where mother didn't know best.

June 30, 2014 6:30 pm Photos

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E'Twaun Moore returns to E.C. Central for Basketball Skills Camp

E'Twaun Moore returns to E.C. Central for Basketball Skills Camp

EAST CHICAGO | It has become a summer tradition.

June 27, 2014 6:15 pm Photos

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Longtime umpire Jacques 'Jack' Campbell found his calling

Longtime umpire Jacques 'Jack' Campbell found his calling

How even-tempered was Jacques "Jack" Campbell?

June 27, 2014 5:00 pm Photos

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Local basketball coaches weigh in on NBA Draft, free-agent movement

Local basketball coaches weigh in on NBA Draft, free-agent movement

MERRILLVILLE | The National Basketball Association season ended nearly two weeks ago.

June 25, 2014 5:00 pm
Trent Howard retires from pro baseball career to coach and instruct

Trent Howard retires from pro baseball career to coach and instruct

SCHERERVILLE | During a flat-lined road trip to Sioux City, Iowa, Trent Howard arrived at the second act of his life.

June 23, 2014 10:00 pm
Porter County Girls Softball Association holds year-end tournament

Porter County Girls Softball Association holds year-end tournament

UNION MILLS | "These girls live, breathe and eat softball," said John Carr, president of the Porter County Girls Softball Association.

June 21, 2014 10:00 pm
Even without Samardzija, Cubs will win WS by 2019 (really)

Even without Samardzija, Cubs will win WS by 2019 (really)

As a die-hard(ened) Cubs fan, sometimes you've just got to be grateful whenever the team fails to fail. 

June 21, 2014 12:00 am
E.C. Hall of Fame always has room for improvement

E.C. Hall of Fame always has room for improvement

EAST CHICAGO | Though the East Chicago Sports Hall of Fame was officially completed several years ago, there's always room for improvement.

June 20, 2014 10:00 pm
Newly named Indiana Elite advances team to Region Championships

Newly named Indiana Elite advances team to Region Championships

WINFIELD | The Chicago Fire Junior U15 boys team won the US Youth Soccer Indiana State Cup and have qualified for the Region II (Midwest) Championships, to take place June 21-25 in the Dayton, Ohio area.

June 16, 2014 10:00 pm
Whiting Sports Complex adds turf Tee-ball field

Whiting Sports Complex adds turf Tee-ball field

WHITING | One more biscuit for breakfast and history would have been made.

June 16, 2014 10:00 pm Photos

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Like father, like son: region native inducted into International Swimming HOF

Ever hear the joke about the swimmer who tried to cross Lake Michigan, made it more than halfway across before deciding he was too tired, so he swam back?

June 13, 2014 9:10 pm

Tour de Highland

Community Sports Editor John Burbridge speaks with Highland Chamber or Commerce director May Luptak about the Tour de Highland bike event held June 7 at Wicker Park.

June 13, 2014 7:35 pm

Whiting Little League adds Tee-Ball Field

Times Community Sports Editor John Burbridge interviews Whiting Mayor Joe Stahura about the new state-of-the-art Tee-Ball Field at the Whiting Sports Complex.

June 13, 2014 6:14 pm
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