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The head football coach is new, but much will remain the same at Chesterton, as Mark Peterson strives for continuity in the transition.
The Times has learned that Mark Peterson is expected to be named the head football coach at Chesterton.
Sometimes, the best coaching means doing less than more.
Age is only a number.
As a young player, Dustin DeMuth envisioned being drafted and playing in the College World Series.
INDIANAPOLIS | Lauren Murray's fourth-inning double over the left fielder's head was the sole hit the Indians generated against Franklin Central's Gabby Snyder in Saturday's Class 4A state championship at Ben Davis High School, but it produced both runs in a 2-0 victory.
INDIANAPOLIS | In her first varsity game as a freshman, Kiley Jones dropped a popup.
It took Robbie Hummel about two steps on American soil to realize how good it was to be back in the United States.
Monticello is home to Josh Long.
FULTON | When Jason Dorshorst rolled the dice with Ryan Klikus against Washington Township in the sectional, it came up seven.
It was third or fourth grade. Bailly Elementary School classmates Ryan Klikus and Zac Ryan were working on their multiplication skills. To make studying a little more interesting, they put 60 seconds on a timer to see who would get done first.
It was his glove that earned Jake Wright a starting position as a freshman, when Boone Grove won a sectional title. Three years later, it's his glove that has kept him there, helping the Wolves to another crown.
It was a rollercoaster spring for Portage on its way to a sectional championship.
There was a time when Kelly O'Shea did her best running around the bases rather than a track.
LAPORTE | For the fourth year in a row, Portage reached the Class 4A sectional championship.
It's called the sprint buffet, a cornucopia of events that includes two 100-meter dashes, two 200s, another 100 on the 400 relay and a 400 on the 1,600 relay.
LAPORTE | In an epic of battle of aces, it all came down to a balk.
One spot separated Chelsie Meeks from a state title in the discus last year.
LAPORTE | With Kevin Jones and Devin Bafia dealing, it figured to come down to one play between Portage and Valparaiso in Friday's Class 4A LaPorte Sectional.
Schreiber Field remains a mecca for high school baseball, one of the best prep venues for the sport you can find.
LAPORTE | It took Ronnie Plesac an inning to find his bearings in Wednesday's Class 4A LaPorte Sectional opener.
The trip from seventh-grade straggler to regional contender has been quite a ride for Wheeler's James Mills.
CHESTERTON | Lake Central pole vaulters Brooke Lambert, Katie Brown and Kaitlyn Moricz have dominated the area all season, placing 1-2-3 in every meet they've entered.
Just like a new glove that takes a while to break in, Caleb Narron needed a little time to fit in at Boone Grove.
WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP | A robust wind howling out of Senator Park on Monday suggested a high-scoring Porter County Conference championship.
All athletes feel nerves. The best ones just handle them better.
WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP | Hanover Central's last Porter County Conference tournament won't end in a championship.
PORTAGE | For most of the baseball season, Bob Dixon has left his home each weekday morning and driven to the University of Chicago Hospital for radiation laser therapy as part of his prostate cancer treatment.
PORTAGE | If there's anything that Jeron Blake has learned this spring, it's patience.
Too small, too slow, too weak.
PORTER TOWNSHIP | While his coach downplays the significance of Hanover Central's final Porter County Conference tournament, there's no mistaking what it means to at least one Wildcat.
The first thing you notice about Josh Marciniak is the long, flowing mane of blonde hair that he started growing out last year.
CHESTERTON | When Portage last won a girls track sectional in 1995, most of the team wasn't even born.
Joining the Valparaiso University football staff brings John Snyder back to his coaching roots, to the reason he first came to Northwest Indiana a quarter century ago.
Paige Pizer's rise in the middle-distance ranks has been a case of "I know I can" rather than "I think I can."
Matt Crawford was still a twinkle in his parents' eyes in 1983, the year Marty Gaff became the head coach at Kouts.
HEBRON | The rain can only delay the inevitable.
One of only two seniors on a Hebron team full of freshmen and sophomores, Jon Moneta feels like the oldest brother in a big family.
No matter how fast Blake Wallace ran last year, he couldn't escape the glare from the spotlight of his talented brother.
CROWN POINT | Who needs a track?
Baking cookies, going to the beach or simply relaxing.
From the time he offered to put on the shin guards, face mask and chest protector when he was 8, Mike Crowley has been a catcher.
Up until a month or so ago, the only thing that stood out about Archie Sullivan's running was his disdain for starting blocks.
CHESTERTON | With 10 seniors and most of its pitching graduated, Chesterton entered the season with more questions than answers.
WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP | Trouble doggedly stalked Dan Stum for seven innings Monday at Senator Park, but it never caught him.
The first time Ryan Kruszka saw Austen Hanna, the Satellites junior was on a basketball court, not a baseball diamond.
PORTAGE | Like most teams, the lousy April weather has greatly limited Valparaiso's quality of practice.
From Tenderfoot to Eagle Scout, the long journey to the top of the Boy Scouts ladder is one that Nick Moskwa, Randy Ridge and Brian Smrekar have all made.
A long-legged, 5-foot, 9 1/2 inches tall, Chesterton junior Jordyn Kincy certainly looks like a runner.
Scholarships to play college football aren't easy to come by.
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