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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

Lake Central's Tyler Wideman is The Times Player of the Year in boys basketball. He was injured in the first half of the Class 4A title game against Indianapolis Tech but returned to score 19 points.

March 29, 2014 10:25 pm
STEVE HANLON: Did the Region get jobbed again?

STEVE HANLON: Did the Region get jobbed again?

Bowman Academy's Justin King goes up for a block on Greensburg's Sean Seller's in the Class 3A state championship game. King played in three straight state championship games but was not selected for the Indiana All-Star team.

March 29, 2014 7:41 pm
Michael bainbridge, Marian

Michael bainbridge, Marian

Marian Catholic's first baseman Michael Bainbridge dives for a pop-up bunt while teammate Joshua Peick gets ready to back him during a 2013 game. The Spartans are heading to Arizona for a week.

March 19, 2014 7:27 pm
Playgrounds much more than swings, slides today

Playgrounds much more than swings, slides today

A new playground set was one of the things Hobart added to Lakefront Park to help improve the area for children and families.

February 22, 2014 10:30 pm
Hannah Kukurugya, Crown Point

Hannah Kukurugya, Crown Point

Hannah Kukurugya celebrates after winning the 500-yard free at the IHSAA state championships in February. The sophomore just completed a remarkable two weeks at the U.S. Junior National Championships and at the U.S. national championships.

February 15, 2014 6:21 pm
Jeff Sherman, Lake Central

Jeff Sherman, Lake Central

Jeff Sherman has made Lake Central into one of the state's top softball programs at a school where girls sports have always been very good. But a Civil Rights grievance was filed because, in part, L.C. has a freshman baseball team and does not offer freshman softball.

January 15, 2014 8:33 pm
Sledding

Sledding

From sledding and hiking to cross-country skiing, outdoor activities abound at Lake County Parks.

January 02, 2014 7:45 am
STEVE HANLON: Where have you gone Joe DiMaggio?

STEVE HANLON: Where have you gone Joe DiMaggio?

Lew Wallace's Branden Dawson throws down a thunderous dunk in the 2010 Gary Holiday Tournament, which started in 1950. This December was the first time the event was not held and few seem to know why. Roosevelt hosted a "Winter Classic" last week, but it was poorly run and the games were horrible.

January 02, 2014 12:00 am
State Softball Championship

State Softball Championship

Portage pitcher Kiley Jones jumps while teammate Stephanie Upton runs to celebrate with her after the Indians won the Class 4A state title.

December 26, 2013 2:08 pm
Stories of the year: Harley Dubsky

Stories of the year: Harley Dubsky

Valparaiso's Harley Dubsky won the IHSAA state girls golf title. Pictured with her father, Doug, Harley also received the Mental Attitude Award.

December 26, 2013 1:59 pm
Parker Huttel, Andrean

Parker Huttel, Andrean

Andrean's Parker Huttel pulls up for a jumper over Bowman Academy's Justin King on Dec. 7. Bowman won the game, 92-52. The two teams will battle on Saturday in the Class 3A Kankakee Valley Regional semifinal.

December 07, 2013 8:32 pm
Rensselaer's Dalton Souders sacks Bremen's Kai Slough for a loss Friday night.

Rensselaer's Dalton Souders sacks Bremen's Kai Slough for a loss Friday night.

Rensselaer's Dalton Souders sacks Bremen's Kai Slough last season. He finished his junior season with 6.5 sacks. 

November 15, 2013 9:26 pm
Stories of the Year: Crown Point soccer

Stories of the Year: Crown Point soccer

Crown Point soccer players celebrate after an overtime goal helps them win the Class 2A state championship.

November 02, 2013 8:29 pm
LaPorte's Elena Lancioni

LaPorte's Elena Lancioni

LaPorte's Elena Lancioni placed third at the state cross country championship Nov. 2.

November 02, 2013 4:48 pm
Crown Point punches ticket to State

Crown Point punches ticket to State

Crown Point's Carmelo Morales heads in the winning goal for the Bulldogs during last Saturday's 2-1 Class 2A Warsaw Semistate championship win against Fort Wayne Canterbury.

November 01, 2013 5:00 pm
Joel O'Shea, Wheeler

Joel O'Shea, Wheeler

Wheeler's Joel O'Shea runs toward the finish line at last year's New Prairie Semistate. O'Shea finished 23rd, narrowly missing a spot at state.

October 26, 2013 3:23 pm
Daniel Adair, Andrean; Hunter Buchanan, Hanover Central

Daniel Adair, Andrean; Hunter Buchanan, Hanover Central

Andrean's Daniel Adair rushes to beat Hanover Central's Hunter Buchanan to the ball during the Class A Covenant Christian Sectional.

October 23, 2013 5:00 pm
Daniel Adair, Danny Kim, Andrean

Daniel Adair, Danny Kim, Andrean

Andrean's Daniel Adair tries to head the ball to teammate Danny Kim, right, against Hanover Central at the Class A Covenant Christian Sectional.

October 23, 2013 5:00 pm
Buckley Homestead festival offers historical fun

Buckley Homestead festival offers historical fun

Children try their hand at panning for gold at last year's Buckley Homestead Fall Festival in Lowell. This year's event is Oct. 11-12.

October 12, 2013 1:18 pm
Gelen Robinson, Lake Central

Gelen Robinson, Lake Central

Lake Central's Gelen Robinson gets ready to drill Chesterton's Avery Beeks during the regular season. The two-time Times Defensive Player of the Year signed his National Letter of Intent to play for Purdue next season.

October 04, 2013 8:58 pm
Lake Central's Gelen Robinson is The Tim Bishop Memorial Times Athlete of the Year

Lake Central's Gelen Robinson is The Tim Bishop Memorial Times Athlete of the Year

Lake Central's Gelen Robinson gets ready to drill Chesterton's Avery Beeks during the football season, where the Indians won their first sectional championship since 1999. Robinson went on to win the 220-pounf state championship in wrestling and the state discus championship in track and field.

October 04, 2013 8:58 pm
Avery Beeks, Chesterton

Avery Beeks, Chesterton

Chesterton's Avery Beeks looks to find a crease in the Lake Central defense in a game last season. He did not return in the second half due to shortness of breath and did not play the remainder of the season while awaiting the completion of heart tests. He turned out to be OK and is back for…

October 04, 2013 8:59 pm
Avery Beeks, Chesterton

Avery Beeks, Chesterton

Chesterton's Avery Beeks tries to jump over Lake Central's Logan Lambert during a game last season. He did not return in the second half due to shortness of breath and did not play the remainder of the season while awaiting the completion of heart tests. He turned out to be OK and is back fo…

October 04, 2013 8:58 pm
North Newton's future in the GSSC could be short

North Newton's future in the GSSC could be short

North Newton's Schyuler Gargano hands off to Jeremy Jones during the 2012 football season against Whiting. The Spartans have had a great run in the Greater South Shore Conference, but the school will have some new opportunities in the coming months.

October 03, 2013 8:34 pm
Ray Kobus, Thornton Fractional

Ray Kobus, Thornton Fractional

Thornton Fractional's Ray Kobus, front, battles for the ball ball against Shepard's Corry Williams in a game this season. Kobus is one of his team's leaders.

September 30, 2013 9:49 pm
Kylie Shoemake, Lake Central

Kylie Shoemake, Lake Central

Lake Central's Kylie Shoemake committed to Valparaiso University.

September 28, 2013 3:07 pm
Boone Grove's Nick Azevedo

Boone Grove's Nick Azevedo

Boone Grove's Nick Azevedo, right, set the program's single-season record for assists with 20 last year.

September 26, 2013 7:04 pm
Cara Kroeger

Cara Kroeger

Chesterton's Cara Kroeger tees off on the No. 10 hole earlier this season at the Kankakee Valley Invite at Sandy Pines Golf Course.

September 17, 2013 6:09 pm
Delanie Alcorn, LaPorte

Delanie Alcorn, LaPorte

LaPorte's Delanie Alcorn is not only one of the Duneland Athletic Conference's best golfers, she is also ranked No. 1 in her class academically.

September 03, 2013 2:57 pm
Prep football, Portage at Penn

Prep football, Portage at Penn

Portage quarterback Gage Pearman and the Indians will host top-ranked Penn in a Class 6A Sectional 2 opener Oct. 25. Portage lost at Penn 32-0 in week two.

August 30, 2013 8:08 pm
Wally McCormack, Portage

Wally McCormack, Portage

Portage coach Wally McCormack said his team is looking forward to the opportunity to host Class 6A No. 1 Penn in the sectional opener Oct. 25.

August 30, 2013 8:07 pm
Amanda (Wendlinger) Suarez, Hanover Central

Amanda (Wendlinger) Suarez, Hanover Central

Amanda (Wendlinger) Suarez has left North Newton as the Spartans head softball coach and is returning to her alma mater, Hanover Central, where she pitched the Wildcats to the 2004 Class 2A state championship.

August 19, 2013 8:10 pm
ACA leans on health centers

ACA leans on health centers

Karan Bonner, the site manager of the Valparaiso HealthLinc, talks about the history behind HealthLinc and what it has to offer during an open house earlier this summer at its Valparaiso facility.

August 17, 2013 12:00 am
Merrillville is a great place to shop, eat, visit, live

Merrillville is a great place to shop, eat, visit, live

A pirate statue crafted for the Merrillville High School Class of 1941's 30 year reunion sits on a table at the Merrillville-Ross Township Historical Society museum.

July 28, 2013 12:00 am
Hebron's Kyle Joyce

Hebron's Kyle Joyce

Hebron's Kyle Joyce celebrates after scoring in the top of the ninth inning of the Class 2A semistate last year in South Bend. Joyce is only the second Hawk ever to be named to the North All-Star team.

July 10, 2013 5:00 pm
Lisa Hayes celebrates at semistate

Lisa Hayes celebrates at semistate

Portage head coach Lisa Hayes celebrates after knocking off Huntington North 2-1 in nine innings in the finals of the Harrison Semistate.

June 20, 2013 9:57 pm
Portage head coach Lisa Hayes gets bombarded with hugs

Portage head coach Lisa Hayes gets bombarded with hugs

Portage head coach Lisa Hayes gets bombarded with hugs from her teammates after they won the Class 4A state championship on Saturday night, defeating Franklin Central 2-0.

June 20, 2013 8:51 pm
Portage pitcher Kiley Jones

Portage pitcher Kiley Jones

Portage pitcher Kiley Jones wants to forget about state championship the Indians won last season and focus on this year's playoffs. “Last year is done and over with. Every team has a chance right now," she said.

June 08, 2013 8:19 pm
Hanover's Ashley Yoways picks Iowa for softball

Hanover's Ashley Yoways picks Iowa for softball

Hanover Central's Ashley Yoways pitched the Wildcats to the Class 3A semistate last year, a game they lost by a run. She says the loss has given her motivation to advance farther this season. 

June 01, 2013 5:28 pm
Jeron Blake, Portage track

Jeron Blake, Portage track

Despite being slowed all season by a partial hamstring tear, Jeron Blake, left, became Portage's first athlete to qualify for state in four events, advancing in the 100, 200, 400 relay and 1,600 relay.

May 29, 2013 5:00 pm
John Wolf

John Wolf

John D. Wolf, of Valparaiso, is a retired minister and decorated World War II Navy combat veteran.

May 23, 2013 6:09 pm
Valparaiso's Andrew Gariup

Valparaiso's Andrew Gariup

Valparaiso's Andrew Gariup carded a 74 at Friday's Lafayette Jeff Regional.

May 10, 2013 6:13 pm
Megan Tymorek, Chesterton

Megan Tymorek, Chesterton

Megan Tymorek jumps into her teammates at home plate last year after hitting a home run against Lake Central in the Class 4A regional. The state tournament draw was released on Thursday and Chesterton will open against Crown Point in the sectional.

May 09, 2013 7:54 pm
Miranda Elish, Crown Point

Miranda Elish, Crown Point

Miranda Elish has chosen to stop playing basketball for Crown Point. The incoming sophomore wants to focus on softball, where she went 17-1 as a freshman for the Bulldogs this spring.

May 04, 2013 7:57 pm
Alyssa Matson, Kankakee Valley

Alyssa Matson, Kankakee Valley

K.V. third baseman Alyssa Matson makes the throw against Andrean last season. The senior three-year starter at third is also the Kougars' leadoff hitter. She will walk-on at IUPUI next school year.

April 26, 2013 5:00 pm
Crown Point's Siena Gyure ready for new beginning

Crown Point's Siena Gyure ready for new beginning

Crown Point's Siena Gyure throws a pitch during last year's high school season. Monday was the first day of softball practice and Gyure and her teammates were pleased to have Ginger Britton as their new coach, after a very tough season last year.

March 04, 2013 9:30 pm
Porter County benefits from 'random acts of excellence'

Porter County benefits from 'random acts of excellence'

Kouts residents welcome home Scott Herma, a Marine and graduate of Kouts High School, with flags and a banner in the middle of Main Street in Kouts last year.

March 03, 2013 12:00 am
Education's goal is to see students flourish in life

Education's goal is to see students flourish in life

Joanne DeFries talks to her Hebron Elementary School third-grade class and gets them involved with solving a math problem.

March 03, 2013 12:00 am
Porter County's festive life

Porter County's festive life

The Kouts High School marching band performs last summer at the annual Pork Fest Parade in Kouts.

March 03, 2013 12:00 am
Groundbreakings and ribbon cuttings

Groundbreakings and ribbon cuttings

Dr. Michael Nemeth cuts a ribbon in April to officially open the new Shoreline Surgery Center at Portage Hospital.

March 03, 2013 12:00 am
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