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HILLARY SMITH: Game set to resurface glory days

HILLARY SMITH: Game set to resurface glory days

When the body turns 30 and it's harder to roll out of bed in the morning, and it takes longer to stretch out the muscle kinks, the reminder of bouncing back as an 18-year-old is lived in tales.

September 14, 2014 5:30 pm
HILLARY SMITH: RailCats business succeeded in 2014

HILLARY SMITH: RailCats business succeeded in 2014

GARY | In the business sense, the RailCats improved during the 2014 season in areas the franchise had fallen short in 2013.

September 07, 2014 5:30 pm

HILLARY SMITH: RailCats miscues are in good company

If there's an indication of the parity of the American Association, here it is: not since 2010 has the team that won the league championship the year before appeared in the postseason.

August 31, 2014 8:30 pm
HILLARY SMITH: RailCats wagering future for present gains

HILLARY SMITH: RailCats wagering future for present gains

GARY | If there's any wonder that the RailCats are all in to keep that American Association Championship trophy in Gary, this weekend's trade deadline moves spoke volumes.

August 24, 2014 8:30 pm
HILLARY SMITH: CP's 'Koz' gone too soon

HILLARY SMITH: CP's 'Koz' gone too soon

Mike Kozlowski could hit the cover off of a baseball almost as easy as he could blink.

August 17, 2014 8:30 pm

HILLARY SMITH: No cause for concern, yet

The panic button at U.S. Steel Yard is still under lock and key. For now.

August 10, 2014 8:30 pm

HILLARY SMITH: Crusaders put year's tuition on line for biggest fan

When the Valparaiso marketing department first thought to create a scholarship for its biggest fan, the search began to see if it had ever been done before.

August 03, 2014 8:30 pm
HILLARY SMITH: RailCats need to return to plate patience

HILLARY SMITH: RailCats need to return to plate patience

GARY | Longtime RailCats fans could count on two things at U.S. Steel Yard: a foul ball and a long game.

July 27, 2014 8:30 pm Photos

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HILLARY SMITH: Who's next in best of the 'Cats?

GARY | With Willie Glen's number secured in the outfield at U.S. Steel Yard earlier this month, the next question quickly becomes: who's next?

July 20, 2014 8:30 pm
HILLARY SMITH: Jordan Minch was meant to be a Cub

HILLARY SMITH: Jordan Minch was meant to be a Cub

SCHERERVILLE | Dawn Minch remembers her son, Jordan, looking for Cubs scores in the paper before he could even read.

July 13, 2014 8:30 pm

HILLARY SMITH: Grading the RailCats at midseason

GARY | The RailCats hit the (almost) midway point of their season with a solid hold on the top of the American Association's Central Division standings and winning record.

July 06, 2014 8:30 pm

HILLARY SMITH: Mind your 'minors'

In the trial of Ed O'Bannon vs. NCAA, an antitrust lawsuit brought by a former UCLA basketball player, NCAA president Mark Emmert was called to testify.

June 29, 2014 8:30 pm

HILLARY SMITH: Reflecting on the baseball season that was

Thanks to Andrean, the one-year hiatus of the region's appearance at Victory Field in Indianapolis has been eliminated. 

June 22, 2014 8:30 pm

HILLARY SMITH: Never too old to stop learning

PLYMOUTH | After losing in the semistate final to Noblesville, the Lake Central baseball team took a few minutes on the field to talk to each other.

June 15, 2014 8:30 pm

HILLARY SMITH: Undrafted? No worries, say RailCats

Greg Tagert's specialty as a scout for the Detroit Tigers was to watch for potential in college seniors.

June 08, 2014 8:30 pm
HILLARY SMITH: L.C. grad finds a new way to teach catchers

HILLARY SMITH: L.C. grad finds a new way to teach catchers

Frank Ruvoli was home on spring break from Wabash College, injured and away from the sport he loved: baseball.

June 01, 2014 8:30 pm Related

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HILLARY SMITH: Bank on these winners for the region's chance at Victory Field

As the region's high school baseball coaches were frantically trying to make up games, reschedule rainouts (and snowouts) and even find new opponents, the reason was simple: right now.

May 25, 2014 8:30 pm

HILLARY SMITH: Field finesse only one part of evaluation

When RailCats manager Greg Tagert is watching what his players are doing on the field, he's acutely aware of how they're meshing in spring training clubhouse.

May 11, 2014 8:30 pm

HILLARY SMITH: Hard work at spring training not just for players

GARY | Greg Tagert's sons joke with him about how easy it has been to open spring training with the RailCats the last few years.

May 04, 2014 8:30 pm

HILLARY SMITH: Don't miss what the past has to offer

In case you missed it while basking in the sunshine of a spring weekend, the region was well-represented at the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame induction weekend.

April 27, 2014 9:00 pm

HILLARY SMITH: RailCats have opportunities for late-spring signees

WANTED: Left-handed pitching.

April 20, 2014 9:00 pm

HILLARY SMITH: RailCats ready to introduce new look

Don't be surprised if the RailCats spring training roster looks a little unfamiliar.

April 13, 2014 9:00 pm

HILLARY SMITH: Baseball pranks fool some, not all happy

A news release from the Frontier League was loaded with hints if the reader was looking in the right spots.

April 06, 2014 6:30 pm

HILLARY SMITH: Thanks for the assist

Where do we start the thank yous?

March 30, 2014 7:30 pm

HILLARY SMITH: NCAA tournament brings hoops enlightenment

Tarheels, Wolverines, Blue Devils and Spartans.

March 23, 2014 9:00 pm

HILLARY SMITH: Local semistate good for region, great for teams

The Crown Point High School gym seats approximately 3,800 fans in the top and bottom bowls.

March 02, 2014 6:30 pm

HILLARY SMITH: Giving girls equal time shouldn't come at price

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.

February 23, 2014 9:00 pm
HILLARY SMITH: Merrillville found its next freshman phenom

HILLARY SMITH: Merrillville found its next freshman phenom

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.

February 16, 2014 9:00 pm

HILLARY SMITH: Eagles ready for next season surprise

Before a game last week, a referee approached Lake Station girls basketball coach Kristy Hite-Balboa.

February 09, 2014 9:00 pm

HILLARY SMITH: Thank Mother Nature as the playbook is thrown out the window

Some girls basketball teams prefer to ease their way into the postseason.

February 02, 2014 9:00 pm

HILLARY SMITH: Super Sunday packs in girls draw

They typical start time for the IHSAA girls basketball sectional draw is 6 p.m. or 5 p.m. Central Standard Time.

January 26, 2014 6:00 pm

HILLARY SMITH: Trojans lean on each other

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.

January 19, 2014 9:00 pm

HILLARY SMITH: Pioneers answer the call for help

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.

January 12, 2014 9:00 pm

HILLARY SMITH: A peek behind the Top 10 curtain

I'm going to let you in on a little secret: sports writers aren't perfect.

January 05, 2014 6:30 pm

HILLARY SMITH: Creating a list of region's 2014 sports resolutions

As regionites sit down to assess their 2014 goals and hopes, many create a list of New Year's resolutions.

December 29, 2013 9:00 pm
HILLARY SMITH: RailCats GM takes 'interim' off, for now

HILLARY SMITH: RailCats GM takes 'interim' off, for now

Pete Laven's new office in Gary is bigger than the old one.

December 22, 2013 9:00 pm

HILLARY SMITH: Blame to spread when melee erupts

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.

December 15, 2013 9:00 pm

HILLARY SMITH: Don't fear the training table

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.

December 08, 2013 9:00 pm

HILLARY SMITH: Can-Am addition to American Association brings depth

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.

December 01, 2013 9:00 pm

HILLARY SMITH: New boys hoops season, new traditions

Welcome to the start of the boys basketball season.

November 24, 2013 7:15 pm
HILLARY SMITH: Magic of semistate takes Mason and Company to dome

HILLARY SMITH: Magic of semistate takes Mason and Company to dome

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.

November 22, 2013 10:00 pm Video Photos

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HILLARY SMITH: Make college football a workplace to stop the harassment

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.

November 17, 2013 7:30 pm
HILLARY SMITH: Noll hopes it has found recipe for region's success

HILLARY SMITH: Noll hopes it has found recipe for region's success

MUNCIE | The Bishop Noll girls volleyball team had no intention of taking the pressure of the region with it when the season started.

November 10, 2013 8:00 pm Photos

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HILLARY SMITH: Mustangs welcome the new Class 5A potential

HILLARY SMITH: Mustangs welcome the new Class 5A potential

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. 

November 08, 2013 9:45 pm Photos

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HILLARY SMITH: Bishop Noll volleyball deserves a cookie for season success

Bishop Noll volleyball coach Dave Rodriguez brought several bags of hidden food to practice at the beginning of the season.

November 03, 2013 6:15 pm

HILLARY SMITH: End of the line on handshakes? No dice

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.

October 13, 2013 9:00 pm

HILLARY SMITH: A-Rod didn't sit silent long enough

After saying little in his return to baseball, Alex Rodriguez is showing why.

October 06, 2013 9:00 pm

HILLARY SMITH: Pink is a fall volleyball color

From college to club, from high school to elementary players, volleyball has embraced October.

September 29, 2013 7:30 pm

HILLARY SMITH: Rebuilding the RailCats begins

The RailCats celebrated their American Association Championship for six days before the 2014 season began.

September 22, 2013 5:00 pm
HILLARY SMITH: Tagert slays the beast on his back

HILLARY SMITH: Tagert slays the beast on his back

WICHITA, Kan. | Call him Ishmael.

September 15, 2013 6:00 pm
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