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Valpo's Suiter showing versatility for TCU baseball program headed to Super Regionals

COLLEGE STATION, Texas | There were some adjustments Jerrick Suiter needed to make when he moved to Fort Worth for his freshman year at Texas Christian University.

June 05, 2012 6:00 pm

Samardzija waits for another chance with Cubs

ROUND ROCK, Texas | Standing under the blazing Texas sun on Wednesday afternoon, Jeff Samardzija is wearing a Chicago Cubs T-shirt and shorts throwing long toss with a teammate standing 120 feet away from him in right field of The Dell Diamond.

June 06, 2010 12:00 am

Trgovich III ends career on top

Pete Trgovich played for arguably the best basketball coach of all time in John Wooden at UCLA in the early 1970s. Although one of the game's great minds taught him, there's still something he wishes he had taken away.

February 22, 2010 9:00 pm

Munster boys swimmers win 20th consecutive conference meet

MUNSTER | Munster coach Matt Pavlovich admits that his team is mentally and physically banged up at this point in the season. Two days after a satisfying win in a crazed dual meet over Chesterton, the team didn't have time for a hangover in the Northwest Crossroads Conference meet.

January 31, 2010 12:00 am

Wolves escape Crown Point

CROWN POINT | The first half on Saturday night was dominated by a Michael. The second half was as well.

January 31, 2010 12:00 am
Munster boys dominate Chesterton swimmers

Munster boys dominate Chesterton swimmers

MUNSTER | With the capacity crowd at crescendo for the last event of the event, both tradition-rich swimming programs wanted to show what they had.

January 29, 2010 12:05 am Photos

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L.C. diver Sara Kielbasinski is building her confidence

ST. JOHN | Sara Kielbasinski insists she isn't a competitive person. But behind the soft-spoken and friendly facade, there has to be a hint of competitive fire inside, right?

January 28, 2010 12:05 am
Homans gives Munster girls swim team strength in and out of water

Homans gives Munster girls swim team strength in and out of water

MUNSTER | Jillian Homans isn't afraid of a challenge.

January 27, 2010 6:00 am Related

Andrean girls come back to top K.V.

WHEATFIELD | Playing against her good friend and AAU teammate, Natasha Zurek knew she had a tough task defending Kankakee Valley sharpshooter Brandee Hudspeth on Friday.

January 23, 2010 12:00 am
C.P. swimmer Blake Yeager eager for records and ice cream

C.P. swimmer Blake Yeager eager for records and ice cream

CROWN POINT | Blake Yeager is not yet sure how his mom will feel when he ships off to swim in college. She will either have the innate nurturing mom response and obligatory sadness or take great joy in knowing the grocery bill will be undoubtedly smaller.

January 21, 2010 12:00 am
Harlem Globetrotters make a splash in Crown Point

Harlem Globetrotters make a splash in Crown Point

CROWN POINT | When 10-year-old Zaire Moss got invited by his grandmother to watch the Harlem Globetrotters on Tuesday night, he didn't know what to expect. Watching as a spectator, Moss eventually got a chance to join the fun.

January 20, 2010 12:05 am Photos

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Angela Roberts leads Crown Point's swimming team into Saturday's DAC meet

Angela Roberts leads Crown Point's swimming team into Saturday's DAC meet

CROWN POINT | Angela Roberts' specialty event is the 200-yard individual medley. It's an event that highlights her diversity in the pool, which requires completing all four strokes: butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke and freestyle.

January 14, 2010 12:00 am

Andrean upsets West Side to grab boys hoops win

GARY | Andrean picked up a big-time 65-50 win over West Side on Tuesday.

January 13, 2010 12:00 am

Brown's double-double carries Warriors to win

SCHERERVILLE | Having not played any organized basketball in two years, Bryan Brown knew it would take time for the rust to wear off. Exacerbating the problem was the fact that his Campagna Academy Warriors had only four games before the tip-off.

January 12, 2010 12:00 am
Chesterton captures win at Highland swimming invite

Chesterton captures win at Highland swimming invite

HIGHLAND | Ticketed as one of her team's main goals from the onset of the season -- winning Saturday's Highland Invite -- Chesterton's Olivia Kabacinski knew she was in for an uphill battle in the afternoon.

January 10, 2010 12:00 am Photos

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Lowell swimmer Bridgette Ruehl commits to Ball State

LOWELL | Bridgette Ruehl considers herself to be a fairly shy person.

January 07, 2010 12:00 am
Lowell swimmer Bridgette Ruehl commits to Ball State

Lowell swimmer Bridgette Ruehl commits to Ball State

LOWELL | Bridgette Ruehl considers herself to be a fairly shy person.

January 07, 2010 12:00 am

Nine Roosevelt players score in rout of Gary 21st Century

GARY | Thomas Pierce IV wanted to experience every facet of the game on Wednesday night.

January 07, 2010 12:00 am
Munster swimmer Kilibarda finds his knack in water

Munster swimmer Kilibarda finds his knack in water

MUNSTER | His teammates have a background consisting of years of toil in age-group competition. However, Munster's Max Kilibarda grew up in the water quite unconventionally.

December 31, 2009 12:00 am

Hobbs leads L.C. over Portage in boys hoops

ST. JOHN | After drawing his fourth foul with 1:11 remaining in the third quarter Tuesday night, Lake Central center Leith Hobbs was substituted out of the game. He was met at the bench with standing support from his teammates acknowledging his assertive effort.

December 30, 2009 12:00 am
C.P. soph swimmer Hannah Raspopovich sprinting toward records

C.P. soph swimmer Hannah Raspopovich sprinting toward records

CROWN POINT | Hannah Raspopovich didn't intend it to be a tradition at first, but every time she steps up to the blocks before a race she cracks her fingers and toes.

December 24, 2009 12:00 am
Bulldogs hand Panthers first loss in boys basketball

Bulldogs hand Panthers first loss in boys basketball

CROWN POINT | With 6:59 left in the fourth quarter, Crown Point center Jared Smoot got one simple command from an assistant coach as he entered the game: Go grab them boards.

December 23, 2009 12:05 am
Andrean pulls off upset of Wheeler in boys hoops

Andrean pulls off upset of Wheeler in boys hoops

MERRILLVILLE | Andrean senior Terrance Swayne wanted to use all of his 6-foot-6 inch frame on Thursday night.

December 18, 2009 12:00 am
Merrillville's Burke happy he re-entered the sport

Merrillville's Burke happy he re-entered the sport

When Colin Burke was a freshman he had no intentions to swim.

December 17, 2009 12:00 am
Highland sophomore swimmer Lindsey Stockton leads by example

Highland sophomore swimmer Lindsey Stockton leads by example

HIGHLAND | Coach Ryan Harrington wishes he could use Highland sophomore Lindsey Stockton in more events.

December 10, 2009 12:00 am Photos

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Several records fall during 43rd annual Munster Relays

MUNSTER | With the bull's-eye squarely on their backs this season as the state's preseason No. 1 team, the Munster boys swim team continues to warrant the recognition and is breaking records along the way.

December 06, 2009 12:00 am
Rosario leads Noll to boys basketball win at Hobart

Rosario leads Noll to boys basketball win at Hobart

HOBART | Bishop Noll coach Drew Trost isn't too concerned with his team's offense coming together at this point in the season. He knows will the wealth of skill on his team, the Warriors will mesh eventually. Right now his sole focus is getting his team to play tough-nose defense.

December 04, 2009 12:00 am Photos

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L.C. captain Alexis Palkovich hopes to star in the pool

L.C. captain Alexis Palkovich hopes to star in the pool

ST. JOHN | When Alexis Palkovich was younger, her mother had to do something to tame her child's hyperactivity. The solution was throwing her in the pool.

December 03, 2009 12:00 am

Hanover Central playing in Gary's Lakeshore Classic

Hanover Central coach Rod Bollenbacher will find out early in the season the makeup of his basketball team.

November 27, 2009 12:15 am
K.V. swimmer John Rawlings Jr. succeeds despite setback

K.V. swimmer John Rawlings Jr. succeeds despite setback

WHEATFIELD | John Rawlings Jr. isn't one for making excuses or letting anything get in his way.

November 25, 2009 12:05 am Photos

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Three Munster swimmers commit to Big Ten schools

Hanging on the wall in the coaches' office at Munster is a plaque indicating which former swimmers have gone on to swim at the college level.

November 14, 2009 12:00 am

Boone Grove cruises past Calumet in season opener

BOONE GROVE | Boone Grove coach Candy Wilson knew she would have plenty of scoring this season with three double-digit scorers returning to the lineup, but she also wanted a strong defense.

November 14, 2009 12:00 am
Munster senior captain Stacey Wierman commits to swim at Ball State while leading Seahorses

Munster senior captain Stacey Wierman commits to swim at Ball State while leading Seahorses

MUNSTER | Munster senior captain Stacey Wierman is a firm believer in hard work paying off.

November 12, 2009 12:15 am

Merrillville product Britney Cruse hopes to lead Pumas

RENSSELAER | Britney Cruse wants her Saint Joseph's College teammates to know she isn't content on being on a losing team. The sophomore guard enjoyed success at Merrillville before coming to Saint Joe's, and she wants to be the bellwether for a change in attitude and ultimately a change in …

November 07, 2009 12:00 am
Merrillville grad Sharon Houston returns home to put IUN women's hoops team on the map

Merrillville grad Sharon Houston returns home to put IUN women's hoops team on the map

GARY | When Ryan Shelton took over as IU Northwest women's coach three seasons ago, he knew tough sledding was ahead. To complicate matters, when Shelton invited prospective recruits to campus for games to help overhaul the fledgling program, it wasn't rare for them to watch the RedHawks get…

November 06, 2009 12:00 am Photos

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One final season for Trgovich at Indiana Northwest

GARY | It's no secret that Pete Trgovich III wanted to play Division I basketball following his prep career at Andrean and Munster. Expectations are pretty high when your father played at UCLA under John Wooden.

November 05, 2009 12:00 am
After coaching preps, Tom Megyesi is bringing success to Purdue Calumet women's team

After coaching preps, Tom Megyesi is bringing success to Purdue Calumet women's team

HAMMOND | Whether it was molding young players into a team, watching the wins pile up after all the hard work or just enjoying his time in the gym, Tom Megyesi couldn't go without it.

November 04, 2009 12:00 am

L.C. grad Summers finds home at Purdue Cal

HAMMOND | Dan Voudrie was content heading into the upcoming season. The Purdue Calumet men's basketball second-year coach had 10 incoming freshmen to help the revamp the program.

November 03, 2009 12:00 am
Pirates rally to beat Lake Central

Pirates rally to beat Lake Central

ST. JOHN | As Zach Raspopovich was standing on the sideline with his team trailing 13-0 in the second quarter, the Merrillville junior quarterback told his offensive unit it needed to play with more urgency in order to avoid a huge upset.

October 31, 2009 12:00 am Photos

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Hobart advances after holding Roosevelt to 88 yards of offense

GARY | Hobart coach Wally McCormack has preached to his team for weeks that it needs to be playing its best football at the end the season.

October 24, 2009 12:00 am

Michigan City's QB returns as Wolves beat Bulldogs

CROWN POINT | Locked up in a lackluster 3-3 tie late in the second quarter at Crown Point, Michigan City got a shot in the arm from the Rodney Washington.

October 17, 2009 12:00 am

Merrillville wins DAC title with win over L.C.

ST. JOHN | All season long, the spotlight has shined bright on the Times No. 2 Merrillville offense. And that's understandable with stars such as running back Denzel Pierce and quarterback Zach Raspopovich.

October 10, 2009 12:00 am
Lowell defense holds Hammond to 50 yards in rout

Lowell defense holds Hammond to 50 yards in rout

LOWELL | Following Lowell coach Kirk Kennedy's postgame talk, the Times No. 1 Red Devils put their helmets together and were led by fiery quarterback Ray Skamay, who broke down on what's ahead for his cohorts: a Northwest Crossroads Conference title and another long run into the playoffs.

October 03, 2009 12:00 am Photos

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Lake Central golfer Davy prepared for state finals

Before Brianna Davy approached the first tee box this season, her major goals were to qualify for state and to have an opportunity to play golf at the collegiate level.

October 02, 2009 12:00 am

'Dogs bite down

CROWN POINT | Coming into the season, Crown Point coach Chris Mikrut knew what he had in senior Sammy Vercellino. The talented forward -- who's committed to playing at High Point University -- needed the rest of her senior class to step up in order for the season be a success.

October 02, 2009 12:00 am

Wolves bounce back, top Lake Central

ST. JOHN | With starting quarterback Rodney Washington not playing due to an injury Friday night, senior running back Adam Harmon knew he had to pick up the load.

September 26, 2009 12:00 am
Two years after spurning golf, K.V. junior Kimmy Proud heads into regional eyeing state berth

Two years after spurning golf, K.V. junior Kimmy Proud heads into regional eyeing state berth

Kimmy Proud was supposed to be destined to be a golfer. After all, she lives on the 11th tee box at Sandy Pines Golf Club and comes from a lineage of golfers that includes her parents and older brothers.

September 25, 2009 12:00 am

L.C. captures sixth straight girls golf sectional crown

HAMMOND | Carolyn Kupchik admits she wasn't delighted when she found out Bishop Noll Sectional was at Lost Marsh Golf Course this season. The long course ate her up the previous time she played there as a freshman, when she shot a 101.

September 19, 2009 12:00 am

North Newton smashes Ingots for first win

MOROCCO | North Newton wanted to try to get off to a quick start on Friday night against River Forest. Coach Marc Hall installed the hurry-up offense in hopes that in might get his team's pace up on offense and throw off the Ingots.

September 19, 2009 12:00 am

Valpo blanks Crown Point in boys soccer

CROWN POINT | It was unclear before the season if Haji Mammadov would make Valparaiso's boys soccer team. The senior traveled to his native Azerbaijan to visit his family in the summer and gave up the opportunity to workout with his teammates.

September 17, 2009 12:00 am
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