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Midwest athletes make JumpStart, World Age Group teams

Midwest athletes make JumpStart, World Age Group teams

ST. JOHN | Some people stumble into things.

October 17, 2014 5:00 pm Photos

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Centennials 'tally' more than Brickmen in vintage base ball game

Centennials 'tally' more than Brickmen in vintage base ball game

LANSING | "Leg it! Leg it! Leg it!"

October 13, 2014 10:00 pm Photos

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Chesterton selected to play in PW Mitey-Mite Bowl

Chesterton selected to play in PW Mitey-Mite Bowl

CHESTERTON | Tom Troy likens his Pop Warner Mitey Mite team to a gigantic sponge.

October 13, 2014 5:00 pm Photos

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John Mallee named Cubs hitting coach

John Mallee named Cubs hitting coach

John Mallee was there when it happened, when a National League pennant was decided at Wrigley Field.

October 11, 2014 1:30 pm Related
Three Lions finishing first season as united club

Three Lions finishing first season as united club

MERRILLVILLE | When Great Britain expatriate Mike Rance came to the United States to coach soccer in Illinois, he was accosted with his share of first-generation players.

October 10, 2014 5:00 pm
Diamond Kings to hold annual indoor hitting league

Diamond Kings to hold annual indoor hitting league

ST. JOHN | Diamond Kings Baseball and Softball Training Complex is Eric Blakeley's business.

October 06, 2014 10:00 pm
Munster Youth Basketball readies for 30th season

Munster Youth Basketball readies for 30th season

MUNSTER | It was the first Sunday of the NFL regular season, and all these guys seemed to care about were hoops.

October 06, 2014 10:00 pm
Former Blackhawks, Blackbirds battle in alumni game

Former Blackhawks, Blackbirds battle in alumni game

ST. JOHN | The Chicago Blackhawks vs. Illiana Blackbirds alumni game held Sept. 20 at Midwest Training and Ice Center was void of penalties, serious checking and fisticuffs.

October 04, 2014 5:00 pm
Indoor soccer league to debut at Ho-Chunk Sports Center

Indoor soccer league to debut at Ho-Chunk Sports Center

LYNWOOD | It's called Desso Turf.

September 29, 2014 10:00 pm
NWI man runner-up in one of world's 'most extreme' fitness challenges

NWI man runner-up in one of world's 'most extreme' fitness challenges

Ask Mike Durkin how one of his recent weekends went, and he'll likely say, "It sucked."

September 23, 2014 6:00 pm Photos

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Schererville Baseball League ousts president, conducts internal investigation

Schererville Baseball League ousts president, conducts internal investigation

SCHERERVILLE | Some World Series-qualifying youth baseball teams come home to parades and mass adulation.

September 20, 2014 5:00 pm
Meg Calumpang strikes gold at state and zone meets, breaks 30-year-old record

Meg Calumpang strikes gold at state and zone meets, breaks 30-year-old record

VALPARAISO | Meg Calumpang swims so fast that she warps time, whether stream-lining ahead two to three years into the future or flip-turning way back to 30 years into past.

September 15, 2014 5:00 pm
Bednarz, Brookes pace field at Cal City Half-Marathon

Bednarz, Brookes pace field at Cal City Half-Marathon

CALUMET CITY | Marron Brookes is a girl who just wants to have fun.

September 15, 2014 2:05 pm Photos

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Munster Braves win their seventh Hoosier Baseball League title

Munster Braves win their seventh Hoosier Baseball League title

Kobe has five rings, Jordan has six and "Shak" has seven.

September 12, 2014 5:00 pm
Pumps Fitness offers "eastern" approach to wellness

Pumps Fitness offers "eastern" approach to wellness

VALPARAISO | Yoda instructed Luke Skywalker how to use "The Force".

September 08, 2014 10:00 pm
Lansing native Adam Breshock to be honored at White Sox game

Lansing native Adam Breshock to be honored at White Sox game

Whenever Adam Breshock flies halfway around the world back to his hometown, he's counting on a lot of people to get him and family there safely.

September 05, 2014 5:00 pm
NWI Youth Football and Cheers starts inaugural season

NWI Youth Football and Cheers starts inaugural season

MERRILLVILLE | The Northwest Indiana Youth Football and Cheer League is a new program, but a good portion of its players, and even several of its cheerleaders, are not rookies.

September 04, 2014 9:15 pm
PUC introduces bubble soccer at student convocation

PUC introduces bubble soccer at student convocation

HAMMOND | They introduced batting helmets in baseball to prevent beaning injuries.

September 01, 2014 10:00 pm
Munster Swim Club wins age-group relay; Kyle Adams pans four golds

Munster Swim Club wins age-group relay; Kyle Adams pans four golds

MUNSTER | Matt Lee does see the irony in having his Munster Swim Club travel down to Indianapolis for its Indiana Age-Group State Championships, while the Illinois Age-Group State Championships are held at the Munster High School pool.

August 29, 2014 5:00 pm
Local surgeon wins second Race to Mackinac

Local surgeon wins second Race to Mackinac

Some ships fly under the skull and crossbones.

August 25, 2014 10:00 pm Photos

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Shock rolls over Fargo in Babe Ruth World Series pool-play finale

The Schererville Shock needed to win its final pool-play game Sunday night at the Babe Ruth 15-year-old World Series in Longview, Wash.

August 25, 2014 7:00 pm

Shock rally falls short in second round of Babe Ruth World Series pool play

The Schererville Shock rallied for three runs in the top of the seventh inning, and had the tying run at third base, but Torrance, Calif. was able to hold on and win, 6-5, in the second round of pool-play action Friday at the Babe Ruth 15-year-old World Series in Longview, Wash.

August 22, 2014 5:48 pm
Ellen Forjan wins two golds at Indiana Age-Group State Swimming Championships

Ellen Forjan wins two golds at Indiana Age-Group State Swimming Championships

DYER | Lake Central Barracudas swimmer Ellen Forjan accomplished a lot at the Indiana Age-Group (Long Course) Summer State Championships, held July 24-27 at the Indiana University Natatorium in Indianapolis.

August 22, 2014 5:00 pm Photos

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Shock wins Babe Ruth World Series opener

Schererville Shock manager Dan Bosold was worried that his team would be rusty when it finally played its first Babe Ruth 15-year-old World Series game nearly four weeks after earning the berth.

August 21, 2014 8:00 pm
Rain can't stop Battle of 119th Street BBQ

Rain can't stop Battle of 119th Street BBQ

WHITING | They play in weather like this; they just don't take to the streets in it.

August 21, 2014 5:00 pm
Midwest Elite Prep expands basketball program

Midwest Elite Prep expands basketball program

MERRILLVILLE | When Glen "Red" Heffernan came to Midwest Elite Preparatory Academy last year to coach its post-graduate men's basketball team, he had at least one thing going for him.

August 18, 2014 10:00 pm Photos

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Local competitors medal at Kids World BJJ Championships

Local competitors medal at Kids World BJJ Championships

SCHERERVILLE | Unlike many other martial art disciplines, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is stingy when it comes to awarding black belts.

August 15, 2014 5:00 pm
HOYS making transition to Cal Ripken 50/70 format

HOYS making transition to Cal Ripken 50/70 format

HAMMOND | What a difference a year makes.

August 15, 2014 5:00 pm
S'ville Shock works to stay sharp for Babe Ruth World Series

S'ville Shock works to stay sharp for Babe Ruth World Series

SCHERERVILLE | Schererville Shock manager Dan Bosold likens his Babe Ruth 15-year-old World Series qualifier to a bowl-bound college football team after the end of the regular season.

August 11, 2014 10:00 pm Related
ABC Fastpitch's Lexi Funk leads by example

ABC Fastpitch's Lexi Funk leads by example

HIGHLAND | Lexi Funk appreciates the support she gets from her Laker teammates at Roosevelt University.

August 08, 2014 5:00 pm Photos

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Homewood head to Cal Ripken 50/70 12-year-old World Series

Homewood head to Cal Ripken 50/70 12-year-old World Series

In the Cal Ripken Major 50/70 12-year-old division, base runners are allowed to take lead-offs and break before the pitch, just like they do in the big leagues.

August 04, 2014 10:00 pm
Indiana Elite rallies for five runs before winning BPA World Series

Indiana Elite rallies for five runs before winning BPA World Series

For all of his malapropisms and unintended comedic statements, Yogi Berra is credited for these words of wisdom.

August 04, 2014 10:00 pm Photos

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Homann Karate Do students excel at AAU Nationals

Homann Karate Do students excel at AAU Nationals

CROWN POINT | M&M's can be considered hard candy.

August 01, 2014 5:00 pm
Democracy rules as Highland 10-11 All Stars win Little League state title

Democracy rules as Highland 10-11 All Stars win Little League state title

HIGHLAND | It isn't that they had anything against the democratic process, but when Highland Little League decided this season to let its players vote for the all-star teams, coaches were bracing for breakups.

August 01, 2014 5:00 pm
Indiana Bulldogs to play in National Youth Baseball Championships

Indiana Bulldogs to play in National Youth Baseball Championships

The Indiana Bulldogs know drama.

July 31, 2014 7:00 pm
Hurricanes battle weather, wardrobe issues on way to Babe Ruth World Series

Hurricanes battle weather, wardrobe issues on way to Babe Ruth World Series

HAMMOND | Need volunteers for a makeshift grounds crew?

July 29, 2014 5:00 pm
Munster police sergeant makes bodybuilding comeback

Munster police sergeant makes bodybuilding comeback

MUNSTER | You may be cut like a Spartan statue and can move more weight than a truck can pull, but step into Quads Gym in Calumet City — the pumping grounds for some of the most formidable bodybuilders and powerlifters in the nation — and your ego may lose its girth.

July 28, 2014 10:00 pm Photos

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Dyer falls in state champion Little League game

Dyer falls in state champion Little League game

CROWN POINT | Though it dates back to Biblical times, the term "David vs. Goliath" is not going to get old soon.

July 28, 2014 8:31 pm Photos

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Schererville Shock going to Babe Ruth World Series

Sunday was a beautiful day for baseball, if was being played in Northwest Indiana.

July 27, 2014 10:00 pm
Crown Point stopped in quarterfinal of Cal Ripken Ohio Valley Regional

Crown Point stopped in quarterfinal of Cal Ripken Ohio Valley Regional

CROWN POINT | Bulldogs manager Chip Pettit described the game in a nutshell to his players.

July 26, 2014 9:15 pm
NSA World Series 8U runners-up to finally play on the road

NSA World Series 8U runners-up to finally play on the road

CROWN POINT | The Highland 8-year-old all-star softball team hasn't ventured too far from Northwest Indiana this summer.

July 25, 2014 8:30 pm
Two summer camps combine to keep city kids active

Two summer camps combine to keep city kids active

GARY | Maybe when they visit the Bears training camp early next month in Bourbonnais, Gary youngsters will be in better shape than the Bears themselves.

July 25, 2014 4:30 pm Photos

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Crete Crush rallies to stay alive before being eliminated from NSA World Series

Crete Crush rallies to stay alive before being eliminated from NSA World Series

MERRILLVILLE | Say what you will about softball's international tiebreaker format, but it makes far greater sense than "stoppage time" in soccer.

July 24, 2014 8:30 pm
CR 2013 World Series champions among seven local teams advancing to Ohio Valley Regional

CR 2013 World Series champions among seven local teams advancing to Ohio Valley Regional

How can you doubt a team that just won a World Series?

July 22, 2014 5:00 pm
Former Wildcat returns home to give baseball/softball clinic

Former Wildcat returns home to give baseball/softball clinic

HAMMOND | Gregory White wasn't fortunate enough to play travel baseball.

July 21, 2014 7:00 pm
NSA World Series opener displays skills, collects shoes

NSA World Series opener displays skills, collects shoes

CROWN POINT | At the end of about every high school sports season, Rick Flutka could have collected all the locker room leftovers and started a used sports apparel shop.

July 21, 2014 6:45 pm Photos

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Local Babe Ruth teams advance to Ohio Valley Regionals

Local Babe Ruth teams advance to Ohio Valley Regionals

CROWN POINT | Crown Point Red manager Scott Angel claims he doesn't have an ace up his sleeve.

July 20, 2014 7:30 pm Photos

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Northwest Indiana becoming familiar home for NSA 'B' World Series

Northwest Indiana becoming familiar home for NSA 'B' World Series

It's not quite an annual thing, but it's getting there.

July 18, 2014 10:00 pm
Wounded warrior pedaling for 2016 Paralympic Games

Wounded warrior pedaling for 2016 Paralympic Games

Jeffrey "Scott" Martin was a staff sergeant in the U.S. Marines and served three tours of duty in Iraq.

July 14, 2014 10:00 pm
All-American Mile winner again comes up short of 4-minute challenge

All-American Mile winner again comes up short of 4-minute challenge

HIGHLAND | The challenge was enticing, but Jake Baranowski is a realist.

July 07, 2014 6:30 pm
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