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Westville picks Vazquez as new boys basketball coach

Westville picks Vazquez as new boys basketball coach

It's like going from "Hoop Dreams" to "Hoosiers" in one quick, strange trip.

July 23, 2014 5:45 pm
Crown Point's Andras taking in All-Star experience

Crown Point's Andras taking in All-Star experience

Connor Andras was walking down the hall at Crown Point High School toward the weight room. His Bulldogs football season was over and the 6-foot-2, 220-pound linebacker was preparing for college ball at Butler.

July 17, 2014 6:00 pm Photos

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Indiana All-Star status wearing well on E.C. Central's Patrick Shaw

Indiana All-Star status wearing well on E.C. Central's Patrick Shaw

Patrick Shaw wore a Crown Point jersey on Wednesday at the University of Indianapolis' football facility. Such a fashion move seems strange for a young man from East Chicago.

July 16, 2014 6:00 pm Photos

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Hobart's Berris is a local example of 'The Blind Side' story

Hobart's Berris is a local example of 'The Blind Side' story

He didn't know his father. He didn't have a home. In one school year he was kicked off of three different high school teams, which is almost mathematically impossible.

July 12, 2014 8:32 pm
Klimczak steps down as football coach at South Central

Klimczak steps down as football coach at South Central

Dan Klimczak knew this day was coming for the past year and a half.

July 10, 2014 7:15 pm Photos

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Highly successful softball coach McMillen says he'll step down after next season

Highly successful softball coach McMillen says he'll step down after next season

In typical Larry McMillen form, when asked when he started the Hanover Central softball program he had a quip.

July 10, 2014 5:00 pm
River Forest picks Quigg as new athletic director

River Forest picks Quigg as new athletic director

Jason Quigg probably got a high-five from Mickey Mouse on Tuesday night, after the world-famous rodent heard the good news for Quigg.

July 08, 2014 9:00 pm
Lake Central's Gelen Robinson earns Tim Bishop Memorial Times Athlete of the Year honor again

Lake Central's Gelen Robinson earns Tim Bishop Memorial Times Athlete of the Year honor again

There were no bright lights, no stands packed with avid sports fans, no reporters or college scouts. Still, Gelen Robinson was there.

July 05, 2014 9:45 pm Photos

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River Forest picks Hanson as new football coach

River Forest picks Hanson as new football coach

Rob Hanson has been approved as the new River Forest football coach, replacing Jeff Bean, whose teaching position was lost due to budget cuts in the district.

July 03, 2014 6:38 pm
Crown Point soldier conveys heartbreak for war-torn Iraq

Crown Point soldier conveys heartbreak for war-torn Iraq

It wasn't just blood and treasure that was spilled on the dusty ground of Iraq by American servicemen over the past decade. Love for the people also was poured out there by many.

July 03, 2014 5:00 pm Photos

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Closing of Lew Wallace saddens many former Hornet athletes

Closing of Lew Wallace saddens many former Hornet athletes

Dave Templin grew up on the east side of Gary, near the steel mills. Before graduating from Emerson in 1966, a blue-collar lunch-pail district, he would drive south with his pals.

July 01, 2014 5:00 pm Photos

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Wheatfield's Vukadinovich works Wisconsin basketball camp

Wheatfield's Vukadinovich works Wisconsin basketball camp

In March of 1984, Brian Vukadinovich was just seconds from realizing a life-long dream. Then, like that, a last-second shot by a Warsaw player end it with some drama.

June 29, 2014 5:00 pm
Yoways leads area into North-South softball all-star game

Yoways leads area into North-South softball all-star game

Hanover Central softball coach Larry McMillen summed up the North-South All-Star game in a perfect way.

June 26, 2014 6:00 pm
Kentucky working with Indiana to revive All-Star series in commonwealth

Kentucky working with Indiana to revive All-Star series in commonwealth

Six years ago, Charlie Hall sat down at a table to discuss breathing life back into the Indiana-Kentucky All-Star series.

June 18, 2014 6:00 pm Photos

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E.C. Central's Carter will not play football at NIU, school spokesman says

E.C. Central's Carter will not play football at NIU, school spokesman says

E.C. Central's Martayveus Carter will not play football at Northern Illinois this fall. After committing to play for the Huskies last summer, the university confirmed that the 2013 Times Defensive Player of the Year will not attend there.

June 17, 2014 10:00 pm

Indiana sweeps Kentucky in all-star series

INDIANAPOLIS | Stepping back into Bankers Life Fieldhouse for Lake Central's Tyler Wideman would be like Ali stepping into the ring against Joe Frazier, the first time.

June 14, 2014 9:00 pm Related

Jennings leads Indiana to sweep of Kentucky

INDIANAPOLIS | It was a crowning achievement for one of Indiana's best girls basketball players in state history.

June 14, 2014 8:10 pm
Former L.C. football player overcomes tragedy with a smile on his face

Former L.C. football player overcomes tragedy with a smile on his face

ST. JOHN | It occurred hundreds of times through the years and it still goes on. Football players lined up at practice, running, then taking on a hit in preparation for an upcoming game.

June 13, 2014 10:30 pm Photos

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Merrillville's Gaines gets respect statewide for Junior All-Stars

Merrillville's Gaines gets respect statewide for Junior All-Stars

COLUMBUS | Kristi Kaniewski knows Victoria Gaines very well. But in the past Kaniewski, the girls basketball coach at Penn, was trying to come up with a way to stop Merrillville's terror in the paint.

June 11, 2014 9:00 pm Photos

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Dillard not sure if he's returning to Bowman Academy

Dillard not sure if he's returning to Bowman Academy

COLUMBUS | Sometimes the story is on the basketball floor, between the hardwood lines of America's game. Often, though, it is not.

June 11, 2014 9:00 pm Photos

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Gaines, Miller lead Juniors to win over Indiana All-Stars

Gaines, Miller lead Juniors to win over Indiana All-Stars

LOGANSPORT | A big smile lit up the face of Merrillville's Victoria Gaines on Monday night inside The Berry Bowl. A good, loud summer crowd had filled the high school's gymnasium.

June 09, 2014 8:00 pm Photos

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Hanover's York finishes fourth in discus

Hanover's York finishes fourth in discus

BLOOMINGTON | Sweat and sun was all over the face of Hanover Central junior Kayla York on Friday at the campus of Indiana University. A smile broke through as York considered all that she had accomplished.

June 06, 2014 8:00 pm Photos

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Lowell's Blaylock happy to be on state's biggest stage

Lowell's Blaylock happy to be on state's biggest stage

LOWELL | Brian Blaylock is a little like Alexander the Great, who wept after all of his blood and success because there were "no more worlds to conquer."

June 05, 2014 9:00 pm Photos

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The past of Hobart's Brickie Bowl gives life to the future

The past of Hobart's Brickie Bowl gives life to the future

HOBART | The lines on the face seemed to mirror the cracks in the concrete below. There is an eternal bond between the two.

May 31, 2014 6:00 pm Photos

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Gavit's Schreiber plans to give it everything he has at track regional

Gavit's Schreiber plans to give it everything he has at track regional

HAMMOND | Zach Schreiber feels a little bit like David on an ancient battlefield.

May 28, 2014 5:30 pm
Gavit looking for AD, boys basketball coach after Ridenour leaves

Gavit looking for AD, boys basketball coach after Ridenour leaves

Gavit is looking to fill its boys basketball coaching position and its athletic director's post.

May 27, 2014 5:00 pm Photos

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Bishop Noll picks Feddeler as new athletic director

Bishop Noll picks Feddeler as new athletic director

HAMMOND | Tim Feddeler joked about how much money he's going to save. His daily drives from Highland to Morocco were getting a little pricey.

May 27, 2014 5:00 pm
Munster beats Lake Central again in softball sectional

Munster beats Lake Central again in softball sectional

HIGHLAND | The ball seem to hang in the air for an eternity. Years of hopes and dreams spun with the ball's trajectory.

May 26, 2014 5:00 pm
C.P. depth gives Bulldogs another sectional title

C.P. depth gives Bulldogs another sectional title

CROWN POINT | It was deja vu all over again at the boys track and field sectional at Crown Point on Thursday night.

May 22, 2014 9:00 pm Photos

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Andrean's Thiel happy to be on the track after football injuries

Andrean's Thiel happy to be on the track after football injuries

MERRILLVILLE | Richard Thiel grew up and lives in Cedar Lake. He wanted to play high school football. But his local school, Hanover Central, did not have football then.

May 21, 2014 9:00 pm Photos

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E.C. Central picks Novak as new Cardinals football coach

E.C. Central picks Novak as new Cardinals football coach

EAST CHICAGO | Jay Novak grew up on the south side of East Chicago. His father, a 25-year police officer there, played basketball at Roosevelt and his uncle was a quarterback for the Rough Riders in the 1970s.

May 19, 2014 3:15 pm Photos

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Merrillville youngster already feeling the draw to college football

Merrillville youngster already feeling the draw to college football

Five years ago, Henry Johnson was playing some backyard football with his son, JoJo, a scene replicated in yards across America.

May 17, 2014 5:00 pm Photos

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Kankakee Valley's Derick Tesh loves to run under the sun

Kankakee Valley's Derick Tesh loves to run under the sun

MUNSTER | Darla Fox stood at the fence at Munster High School on Tuesday night shivering a bit. She was there for the Northwest Crossroads Conference boys track meet.

May 14, 2014 5:00 pm Photos

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Munster's Curosh hits huge home run to give Dartmouth the Ivy League title

Munster's Curosh hits huge home run to give Dartmouth the Ivy League title

There was pressure. Plenty of it, indeed. The pulsing sound of nerves could be heard all over Hanover, New Hampshire.

May 09, 2014 5:30 pm Photos

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Merrillville's Ferrell loves the craziness of the pole vault

Merrillville's Ferrell loves the craziness of the pole vault

MERRILLVILLE | It is crazy to the 10th power. Nuts. Actually, what Merrillville junior Garrett Ferrell does for kicks is medieval.

May 07, 2014 5:45 pm Photos

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Hanover's York, Lowell's Kiszenia lock horns again at Lowell Relays

LOWELL | Much has been written and spoken about rivalries in sports. Hockey is fierce, especially now as one player checks another heavy into the boards. Football and basketball rivalries can be heated year round, too.

May 06, 2014 10:00 pm
Andrean's Bickel and Steinbach lead Ball State into MAC softball tourney

Andrean's Bickel and Steinbach lead Ball State into MAC softball tourney

There's been a feeling around the Ball State softball community in recent years that the Mid-American Conference Tournament wasn't right. Twice the Cardinals won the league's regular season and twice they failed to win the tourney.

May 06, 2014 5:00 pm Photos

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Lux leads McLegends' stars to romp of high school stars

Lux leads McLegends' stars to romp of high school stars

HIGHLAND | Bret Barclay drove to the basket Saturday afternoon at Highland High School. The Crown Point senior made contact with T.J. Lux and dropped in the bucket.

May 03, 2014 5:00 pm Photos

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Early rest for West Side sprinter JonVea' Johnson is paying off

Early rest for West Side sprinter JonVea' Johnson is paying off

GARY | Gene Johnson had a simple plan for the boys track and field team at West Side. The Cougars coach knew he had a sprint star in senior JonVea' Johnson, no relation.

April 30, 2014 5:30 pm
DeMuth sisters excited to return to Highland for McLegends XII all-star game

DeMuth sisters excited to return to Highland for McLegends XII all-star game

The 2000-2001 girls basketball season was the greatest in Highland's history. The Trojans went undefeated, won the Hall of Fame Classic, were ranked No. 2 in the state and advanced to the Class 4A semistate.

April 30, 2014 5:00 pm Photos

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Gary athletics struggling as Lew Wallace's fate hangs in the balance

Gary athletics struggling as Lew Wallace's fate hangs in the balance

GARY | A cold April wind whipped out of the north last week. Surely the waters of Lake Michigan were chopping harshly 25 blocks away.

April 29, 2014 7:00 pm Photos

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Hobart's Petroskey saves his best for last in distance running

Hobart's Petroskey saves his best for last in distance running

HOBART | John Petroskey has always had an inkling to get into the spotlight. Just a bit anyway.

April 23, 2014 5:00 pm Photos

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Crown Point's Kessler living up to big sister's legacy

Crown Point's Kessler living up to big sister's legacy

CROWN POINT | Meghan Kessler returned home last spring.

April 16, 2014 6:20 pm Photos

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Lowell's Fletcher tearing it up for UIC in college softball

Lowell's Fletcher tearing it up for UIC in college softball

The softball doubleheader is over. The scrapes still burn. The muscle fatigue has its own pain. The tiredness in the head is also there.

April 15, 2014 5:00 pm Photos

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Lake Central's Wideman makes Indiana All-Star team

Lake Central's Wideman makes Indiana All-Star team

Tyler Wideman got a phone call, but didn't answer it. Typically, he was in the gym working on his game.

April 10, 2014 6:00 pm Photos

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Unfinished business for Lake Central's Robinson

Unfinished business for Lake Central's Robinson

ST. JOHN | If ever a guy deserved an iced lemonade and a lazy hammock it's Lake Central senior Gelen Robinson.

April 10, 2014 5:00 pm Photos

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Wideman, Dillard make AP all-state boys basketball team

Wideman, Dillard make AP all-state boys basketball team

Tyler Wideman was named The Times Player of the Year on Sunday. On Wednesday he was named to the Associated Press' boys basketball All-State second team.

April 09, 2014 8:30 pm Photos

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Lake Central's Wideman is The Times Player of the Year

Lake Central's Wideman is The Times Player of the Year

ST. JOHN | It was Ground Zero for Hoosier Hysteria. Lake Central was playing poorly in the state championship game. All the dreams of a lifetime had spun out of control into nightmare mode.

April 05, 2014 10:00 pm Photos

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Milausnic pushes all the right buttons for historic L.C. run

Milausnic pushes all the right buttons for historic L.C. run

ST. JOHN | Every person in every gym in Indiana had high hopes on Nov. 11, the first official practice day of the 2013-14 boys basketball season.

April 05, 2014 5:00 pm Photos

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