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HILLARY SMITH: RailCats have opportunities for late-spring signees

WANTED: Left-handed pitching.

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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
Heath, Haluska resign girls basketball coaching positions

Heath, Haluska resign girls basketball coaching positions

Two more Northwest Indiana high school girls basketball coaches have resigned their positions this week.

March 12, 2014 5:00 pm Photos

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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
Amy Bubala, Jasmine Alvarez

Amy Bubala, Jasmine Alvarez

Griffith seniors Amy Bubala, left, and Jasmine Alvarez, have been with the program all four years. Both have put in extra work to earn her spot on the varsity.

February 20, 2014 10:17 am
Amy Bubala, Jasmine Alvarez

Amy Bubala, Jasmine Alvarez

Griffith seniors Amy Bubala, left, and Jasmine Alvarez, have been with the program all four years. Both have put in extra work to earn her spot on the varsity.

February 20, 2014 10:17 am
Brittany Anderson

Brittany Anderson

Bishop Noll freshman Brittany Anderson is a three-sport athlete and has already won two sectional championships with the Warriors, in volleyball and basketball. Her best sport, softball, hasn't even started yet.

February 18, 2014 5:20 pm
Brittany Anderson

Brittany Anderson

Bishop Noll freshman Brittany Anderson missed nearly two weeks of play after suffering a concussion against Whiting in the regular season. She returned to the court at Whiting, against Whiting in the sectional championship.

February 18, 2014 5:20 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
Portage hoopster Jordan Collazo adjusts to life as a teen parent

Portage hoopster Jordan Collazo adjusts to life as a teen parent

It was a typical Sunday for Jordan Collazo, hanging out at home, watching the NBA All-Star Game.

January 30, 2014 10:00 pm Photos

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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
Highland arm bands

Highland arm bands

Members of the Highland girls basketball team show the arm bands they will wear for the remainder of the season in honor of Tal Ryzewski, father of junior guard Hannah Ryzewski. All of the arm bands for the varsity, junior varsity and C team players read "RIP TAL," except for Hannah's, which…

January 17, 2014 11:54 am

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
RailCats American Association Championship rings

RailCats American Association Championship rings

The RailCats American Association Championship rings are sterling silver and the front is encased in emeralds and diamonds around the team logo. Surrounding the words "American Association Championship" are another 38 diamonds.

December 19, 2013 4:48 pm
RailCats American Association Championship rings

RailCats American Association Championship rings

The side of the RailCats American Association Championship rings will have each player's name on the top and position on the bottom. Different than the one shown here for Salvi Sports president and team general manager Pete Laven, the RailCats players will have their number included.

December 19, 2013 4:48 pm
RailCats American Association Championship rings

RailCats American Association Championship rings

One side of the RailCats American Association Championship rings indicates the name of the team, a replica of the championship trophy and the year that the title was won.

December 19, 2013 4:48 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
Highland's girls basketball team

Highland's girls basketball team

Highland's girls basketball team started the season 5-0 for the first time since 2002-03. The Class of 2014 was 18-2 as a junior varsity team before suffering an 8-14 record last year. Starters from left, Taylor Steele, Hannah Ryzewski, Ellie Morinville, coach Tracie Mezera, Alyssa Kikalos, …

December 09, 2013 6:31 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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Stories of the year: RailCats

Stories of the year: RailCats

RailCats players pose with the American Association championship trophy after beating the Wichita Wingnuts, 6-5, for the league title in September.

November 20, 2013 7:53 pm

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
Andrean sign

Andrean sign

Andrean volleyball players hung signs around the gym, like this one reading "Bring Her Back" in support of coach Julie Wiejak, who resigned her post Monday only to return in time for Wednesday's game.

October 15, 2013 9:02 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
Crown Point girls soccer team

Crown Point girls soccer team

The Crown Point girls soccer team celebrates its 2-1 win over Kankakee Valley with the sectional trophy.

October 12, 2013 5:11 pm
Talia & Lisette Roldan, Griffith

Talia & Lisette Roldan, Griffith

Griffith sisters Talia, left, and Lisette Roldan are volleyball players who have learned from each other since they were in grade school. Talia is a freshman setter and Lisette is a senior outside hitter.

October 07, 2013 5:47 pm
Talia & Lisette Roldan, Griffith

Talia & Lisette Roldan, Griffith

Griffith sisters Talia, left, and Lisette Roldan are volleyball players who have learned from each other since they were in grade school. Talia is a freshman setter and Lisette is a senior outside hitter.

October 07, 2013 5:47 pm
Talia & Lisette Roldan, Griffith

Talia & Lisette Roldan, Griffith

Griffith sisters Talia, left, and Lisette Roldan are volleyball players who have learned from each other since they were in grade school. Talia is a freshman setter and Lisette is a senior outside hitter.

October 07, 2013 5:47 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
Samantha Guglielmo, Hanover Central

Samantha Guglielmo, Hanover Central

Hanover Central freshman Samantha Guglielmo leads her team in aces and assists. The Wildcats are set to win the Greater South Shore Conference in their first season in the league.

September 30, 2013 4:40 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
Cristian Guerrero, Greg Tagert

Cristian Guerrero, Greg Tagert

RailCats outfielder Cristian Guerrero, back, douses manager Greg Tagert with champagne as the team celebrated its American Association championship title Saturday with a 6-5 win over Wichita.

September 15, 2013 6:00 pm
Trophy

Trophy

RailCats players and staff pose with the American Association championship trophy after beating the Wichita Wingnuts 6-5 for the league title Saturday. It was the first championship in the American Association for the Gary team.

September 15, 2013 1:49 pm
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