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Don't be surprised if the RailCats spring training roster looks a little unfamiliar.
A news release from the Frontier League was loaded with hints if the reader was looking in the right spots.
Where do we start the thank yous?
Tarheels, Wolverines, Blue Devils and Spartans.
The Crown Point High School gym seats approximately 3,800 fans in the top and bottom bowls.
While the IHSAA proposal to give the girls basketball teams a postseason all their own promotes Title IX advantages, the disadvantage could come at the cost of another girls sport.
HOBART | As soon as Jasmine Wright was fouled with 20.5 seconds remaining in Saturday's sectional championship game, her Merrillville teammates swarmed and hugged her.
Before a game last week, a referee approached Lake Station girls basketball coach Kristy Hite-Balboa.
Some girls basketball teams prefer to ease their way into the postseason.
They typical start time for the IHSAA girls basketball sectional draw is 6 p.m. or 5 p.m. Central Standard Time.
Before the Highland and Hobart girls basketball game started on Jan. 10, warm-up was halted and the two teams were ushered off the court.
With senior citizens stuck indoors and feet of snow covering their sidewalks, the Clark football team collected as many shovels as necessary and started working.
I'm going to let you in on a little secret: sports writers aren't perfect.
As regionites sit down to assess their 2014 goals and hopes, many create a list of New Year's resolutions.
Pete Laven's new office in Gary is bigger than the old one.
For the first time in 18 years of covering sports, I was required to write about an on-court scrum at a girls basketball game.
Multiple conversations with high school, college and pro sports certified athletic trainers over the last three weeks has come up with one revelation: no one likes the doctor.
While Americans were celebrating Thanksgiving on Thursday, there was no holiday off day in Canada. So, it seemed a perfect time for the Can-Am League to announce that it had joined its forces with the American Association for a super independent baseball league.
Welcome to the start of the boys basketball season.
MERRILLVILLE | By the time Phil Mason was dumped with ice water with 15 seconds remaining in a 52-7 Class 3A North Semistate win on Friday, the Andrean football coach wasn't even thinking that could be an option.
Miami Dolphins lineman Jonathan Martin spent the bulk of Friday in New York, speaking to an NFL special counsel assigned to investigate Martin's claims of racism, bullying and overall harassment at the hands of his teammates and specifically Richie Incognito.
MUNCIE | The Bishop Noll girls volleyball team had no intention of taking the pressure of the region with it when the season started.
MUNSTER | If there was any year for the IHSAA and football coaches to recommend a sixth class in the football postseason, this was it and Munster couldn't have been happier.
Bishop Noll volleyball coach Dave Rodriguez brought several bags of hidden food to practice at the beginning of the season.
In the span of a quick few days last week, the Kentucky High School Athletic Association went from commandment to criticism to control on an issue of sportsmanship.
After saying little in his return to baseball, Alex Rodriguez is showing why.
From college to club, from high school to elementary players, volleyball has embraced October.
The RailCats celebrated their American Association Championship for six days before the 2014 season began.
WICHITA, Kan. | Call him Ishmael.
In years past, the RailCats have celebrated postseason milestones with the ferocity of a championship.
GARY | Releasing Will Krout on July 21 was one of the hardest decisions RailCats manager Greg Tagert made this season.
After two years sitting on the bench for the playoffs, the RailCats goal from Day One of the season has been singular: reach the postseason.
GARY | As the RailCats' push for the postseason hits overdrive, their bats are sitting idle.
Even city of Gary leaders that opposed the then-proposed baseball team 12 years ago see the value that the RailCats bring to the city.
GARY | The RailCats actually measured the distance to the furthest point at U.S. Steel Yard.
In the 20th Century, players were banned from baseball for gambling.
Andrean baseball coach Dave Pishkur is a Cubs fan, so for him to be seen in a skybox at a White Sox game was already a feat unto itself.
Last season, when the RailCats spent the bulk of the year below the .500 mark, changes were made in ebbs and flows.
A mere week ago the RailCats were basking in the glory of 10 wins in 11 days.
GARY | Before the start of the franchise-record 11-game home stand, RailCats manager Greg Tagert said his fandom for the lengthy stretch could change depending on his team's record.
John Bogner isn't taking his first head coaching position lightly.
GARY | At some point, between watching the radar Wednesday and listening to the serenade from the trumpet of the national anthem performer, the American Association/Can-Am League called the final game of the RailCats vs. Quebec series.
The region's high school baseball season ended a week ago today, well ahead of schedule.
If there's a single prevailing theme through high school sports this spring it has been the weather.
This is an actual email that appeared in my inbox this week: "Granderson is on the 15-day DL with a broken finger. I put Dayan in for DeAza … he's hitting .341."
On Saturday, the RailCats participated in an exhibition game that drew more national attention than any other before the start of the American Association season begins.
HAMMOND | In an age of shrinking athletic budgets with every dollar being stretched to the limit, Gavit is doing something wild with Tuesday's sports revenue: the Gladiators are giving it away.
CROWN POINT | Bobby Morgan told his mother, Kathy, that he'd be honored on the baseball field before the Lake Central game on April 9 for selecting a college.
The first movie about Jackie Robinson, aptly titled "The Jackie Robinson Story," was released in 1950 and didn't tell the whole story.
WEST LAFAYETTE | A mere eight months after Purdue baseball won its first Big Ten title in 93 years and hosted an NCAA Regional, the graduation toll on the Boilermakers has started to show.
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