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Michelle Fields, the plant manager for the primary side of Gary Works, threw out the first pitch at Thursday's RailCats' opening day.
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.
Members of the Gavit track, tennis and softball team show off their purple socks and purple hair bows that they'll wear Tuesday while raising money for Relay for Life.
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.
Malcolm Jordan said that it's up to coaches to help today's athletes understand who Jackie Robinson was and why he's important to baseball.
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.
Last week, the RailCats announced their annual tryout will be May 2, with fingers crossed the weather holds out.
Oh to remember when March was much warmer and the snow had forgotten to fall.
Greg Tagert quickly changed roles, from one of an observer at the Texas Winter League to a manager of one of the teams.
By April, high school sports fans are going to be well-versed in the term "tradition factor."
The girls basketball season brought with it ends, beginnings and the start of something new.
CROWN POINT | The Class 3A girls basketball teams at Saturday's Crown Point semistate weren't in attendance of the region's boys basketball sportsmanship banquet last week.
The Hammond Civic Center was the last host of a semistate basketball tournament in the region.
Whiting juniors Citlali Lopez, left, and Bri Blackwell have led their team to their first regional in Class 2A.
Sunday's newspaper ran names of seven local schools whose girls basketball season will run another week: Lake Central, Merrillville, Rensselaer, Griffith, Whiting, Boone Grove and Morgan Township.
The RailCats front office staff has spent the last four Februarys preparing to welcome baseball fans in from the cold.
When the postseason is all that matters, isn't it OK to enter the playoffs with a record that doesn't suggest a winning season?
At a high school basketball game in Chicago last week, there was enough pushing and shoving in the postgame handshake line to force suspensions for the next game.
This week's prep hoops tournaments, starting with today's Porter County Conference schedule of games, have prompted columns in the past about how every other conference should follow suit.
The Roman, modern calendar opened its new year last week, bringing with it all kinds of resolutions.
GARY | When Sharon Houston was young, she said she'd bounce a basketball up and down the street, dreaming of her professional career.
EAST CHICAGO | Denitra Brown wakes up every morning, thanks God for the day and says 'hello' to her mother.
Calli Beezhold’s best sport is volleyball.
A new sports league is forming in Chicago, and, ladies, here’s your chance to be a part.
HAMMOND | In his sixth season at Purdue Calumet, women's basketball coach Tom Megyesi has led teams that have broken school records and reached firsts in program history.
Lowell senior center Mackenzie Kreutz has been relied on more this season as a scorer. She recorded a season-high 19 against E.C. Central.
DaLita Scott saw athlete after athlete declare criminal justice as a college major, and thought it was too easy.
Throughout the year, a nice "thank you" here or there might seem a little trivial.
WALTON | After an exhaustive regional championship win in five overtimes, Andrean football coach Phil Mason said he was happy for his team, happy for his seniors, and most importantly, happy for his family.
WALTON | Matt Anderson had only ever played soccer on the football field before this season.
Indiana's girls basketball season officially opens today, with the first two games on the state's schedule.
MERRILLVILLE | Matt DeSomer's maturation process reached a new level in a game not tabbed as Andrean's best.
The region was knocked out of the girls volleyball season quickly Saturday morning with three teams playing — Lake Central, Andrean and Marquette Catholic — and without one winning a game.
Griffith junior Lisette Roldan has adjusted to a new role this season, one in which the offense rolls through her as an outside hitter.
Junior outside hitter Lisette Roldan has led Griffith to its second straight Class 3A sectional title.
Matt Welsh has spent the last three years preparing to start the basketball season two weeks later.
CROWN POINT | On senior night, as players were celebrating their careers and their accomplishments, the Crown Point girls volleyball team was missing a player.
Andrean volleyball players Grace Cooper, right, and Kellie Wojciechowski have been picked for the Indiana Elite North vs. South All-Star game.
Andrean volleyball players Kellie Wojciechowski, left, and Grace Cooper have helped lead the Niners this season. Cooper, a setter, was told to find a go-to player for times of need and has used Wojciechowski in that role.
Doug Robertson was ecstatic when he found a job teaching social studies at Michigan City.
Hanover Central senior middle hitter Alex Plavsa returned from ACL surgery to lead her team to a 20-4 record this season.
Hanover Central senior Alex Plavsa leads her team in hitting and is the student council president, NHS vice president and top in her class academically.
"The Star-Spangled Banner" was first published on Sept. 20, 1812, a week after Francis Scott Key wrote it during the Battle of Baltimore.
Mike Coles' friends are recommending a new career path for the Hammond High grad: good luck charm.
Bishop Noll's front line of outside hitter Carissa Jones, left, middle hitter Asya Hobbs and outside hitter Carly Cappello have helped lead the Warriors offensively this season.
Nearly every high school football player dreams of a chance at the NFL.
Hobart volleyball player Zoe Wilson
Crown Point girls volleyball player Alyssa Kvarta
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