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When Rensselaer dropped 60 points on Kankakee Valley in the season opener, a passing glance may have quickly written off the Kougars.
CULVER | With five of the top 10 Indiana boys teams in Indiana plus powers from Illinois and Ohio, the elite race in Saturday's massive Culver Academies Invitational was its usual measuring stick for area programs.
CHESTERTON | The big play made a triumphant return to the Chesterton offense Friday.
It's easier to follow than to lead.
Some players go through their careers never getting their name called during a game on Friday night.
NEW CARLISLE | It's been a hectic week for Kyleigh Werner, what with preparations for homecoming at South Central, where she was named queen Friday, three cross country meets, a powder puff football game and, oh yeah, the golf sectional.
VALPARAISO | A late Valparaiso touchdown knocked the cherry off the sundae for Chesterton's defense, but the outcome was only a tad less sweet for the Trojans on Friday.
It's been more than 30 years since Tim Adams ran for New Prairie, but some things don't fade with time.
LAPORTE | On a night when Chesterton gave up 259 yards rushing to Charles Salary, its defense still stood tall in the end.
CHESTERTON | The pitch option returned to Chesterton's offense Saturday, and Michigan City's offense had no answer for it.
CHESTERTON | It's going to be a busy Saturday for Nate Needham.
MUNSTER | No Seth, no problem.
CHESTERTON | Faced with short fields time after time Friday against South Bend St. Joseph, Chesterton's defense responded repeatedly Friday.
INDIANAPOLIS | Only one player, Lafayette Central Catholic's Austin Munn in 2012, had turned the quarterback-winning pitcher state championship double play in Indiana high school history prior to Saturday.
As a freshman at Portage, Ashley Sosbe's best discus throw was 94 feet.
MERRILLVILLE | When Adler Hazlett was 4 or 5, he began following Robbie Hummel's career at Purdue. A few years later, the Valparaiso boy had the Boilermakers' roster memorized.
KOKOMO | The first inning told the story of Saturday's Class A Northern Semistate and it wasn't a happy ending for Washington Township at Highland Park.
KOKOMO | Standing 6-foot-4 with a fastball in the mid 80s and an off-the-table curve ball, Rockville's Dalton Laney has a bright future.
Back in 1990, Valparaiso took a chance on a middle school coach from rival Portage, naming Mike Prow its boys cross country coach.
Senator Park has been a home away from home for Jake Goodan his entire baseball life.
After two years of double duty, Dave Coyle is cutting back.
About a month ago, Marlon Williams was a nomad on the Chesterton boys track team, a runner without a home bouncing from event to event.
LOGANSPORT | With five local juniors, a sixth who used to play in Northwest Indiana and Lake Central's Tyler Wideman, Monday's Indiana Junior-Senior All-Star Game at the Berry Bowl had a distinctive region flavor.
FULTON | Saturday's Class A Caston Regional title came about 12 months later than expected for Washington Township.
FULTON | When it rains it pours.
In an event where progress is typically measured in inches, Luke Cota's shot putting improvement this season has been measured in larger increments.
The last time RJ and JT Snyder shared the same baseball field, the bat wasn't much shorter than 3-year-old RJ, who was allowed to play up with his 6-year-old brother on a Hanna Little League T-Ball team, coached by their dad, Eric.
Baseball is a game defined by countless statistics.
CULVER | This might have been as good of a performance by someone named Noah since that old guy who built the ark before the big flood.
Class 4A Chesterton Sectional championship: Hobart 3, Portage 2
CHESTERTON | His lightning arm has been the talk of region baseball.
WESTVILLE | It was a game Kouts' Max Everaert has probably envisioned since mid-April last year, when he incurred a 12-month athletic suspension.
CHESTERTON | The thick, black beard originated during No Shave November and the legend of Jon Velez reached another level in Friday's Class 4A Chesterton Sectional semifinals.
CHESTERTON | No one was talking about it in the Hobart dugout, but sophomore Braden Niksich knew what was going on.
Tracking Jerrick Suiter on the diamond for TCU is kind of like the old Looney Tunes cartoon where Bugs Bunny plays every position for the Tea Totalers against the vaunted Gas-House Gorillas.
CHESTERTON | The post-season is supposed to be about the old dogs, but it was some pups that helped defending champion Portage survive the opening round of the Class 4A Chesterton Sectional Wednesday.
Wheeler was at Munster's Ed Woodrick Invitational on May 2 when sophomore Jake Wasz approached Bearcats coach Luis Guillen about trying the long jump.
Boone Grove leads Hebron 9-8 with two outs and two on in the bottom of the sixth inning.
WASHINGTON TWP. | Sliding into first base is a cardinal sin of baseball.
PORTAGE | There might be a Sampson-esque connection with Liam McGrath and his haircut.
As catchers go, Sam Miller doesn't fit the physical stereotype.
After a two-sport spring his freshman year at Washington Township, Luke Soliday opted for quality over quantity.
HEBRON | Making his first start in over a month due to tendinitis in his pitching elbow, Donovan Friel had to navigate some rough waters just to post three outs Wednesday against Boone Grove.
Three winters ago, Dan Connelly didn't see his baseball career progressing and the Washington Township sophomore decided to quit.
CROWN POINT | When Wes Honaker came up sore after the 100-meter dash trials and bowed out of two events Wednesday, Crown Point's hopes for its first Duneland Athletic Conference boys track title seemed to have taken a big hit.
The tale of Carter Brown's hurdling success is one of rags to riches.
VALPARAISO | The game of golf comes naturally to Harley Dubsky.
His first few years in baseball, Morgan Township's Will Swisher was the guy stuck in right field.
For Ricardo Rosario, the last two minutes of a wrestling match and the final stretch of a 400-meter dash have much in common.
PORTAGE | The finish line may have eluded Brandon Roeske on a cold, rainy Thursday, but at least it was well within sight for the Chesterton senior this time.
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