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Ellen Forjan won two gold medals at the Indiana Age-Group State Championships, where she set four Lake Central Barracuda Swim Club records, and earned two medals at the subsequent Central Zone Meet.
The Clark Pioneers make their belated entrance to the Battle of 119th Street BBQ, an annual event hosted by the Whiting Lions to herald the annual football game between the neighboring schools. The 81st meeting, the second longest rivalry in Indiana, will take place Saturday night at Clark.
From left, Midwest Elite Preparatory Academy post-graduate men's basketball coach Glen Heffernan, school owner and CEO Ronda Payne, school principal Rolanda Bartnicki and MEPA high school boys basketball coach Chris Artis.
Hammond Optimist Youth Sports treasurer Doyle Godbolt, flanked by Thorton Jackson, right, and Mike Smith of Meier's Landscaping, is working to help the league's 11-and-under and 12-and-under divisions transition to the Cal Ripken 50/70 format for next season.
Lexi Funk, and all-conference pitcher and position player for Roosevelt University, gives lessons for ABC Fastpitch Training Academy and coaches its youth teams.
Homann Karate Do in Crown Point had a strong showing at the AAU Karate National Championships, which were held June 30 through July 5 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Among those who medaled are, front row from left, Madilyn Jennings, Thomas Jennings, Logan Hadt, Matthew Gerona, Tyler Knight and Mar…
Highland Little League's 10-11 All-Star Team will soon make another contribution to its league's "Wall of Fame" at Markley Park as it won the state championship. Team members include Aerik Tanis, Bryce Ozelie, Michael Perry, Austin Pizer, Logan Comer, Eric Santaguida, Tristen Hendricks, Josi…
The Hammond Hurricanes, shown in their new "approved" uniforms, qualified for the Babe Ruth 16-18 World Series, which will be played Aug. 7-14, in Ephrata, Wash. Team members include Alex Tomaszewski, Jacob Ahlf, Austin Yusko, Aurelio Cazares, Chad Mateja, Cody Earl, Sam Miller, Dillon Slowi…
Munster Police sergeant Joe Newton gave up competitive bodybuilding more than 20 years ago to pursue a career in law enforcement and to raise a family. Now he's back into it and hopes to eventually earn a pro card.
Crown Point Bulldogs manager Chip Pettit, left, talks to his players after they lost to the Bayport, Wis., Pirates in the quarterfinal round of the Cal Ripken 12-year-old Ohio Valley Regional.
West Michigan Sabercats catcher Jolie Groeneveld, left, fields a safety-squeeze bunt by Glen-Ed Slider hitter Bailey Ruesch as Sabercats pitcher Leah Vaughan looks on during the 14-and-under championship round of the NSA "B" Northern World Series, Friday at the Crown Point Sports Complex. Th…
Boris Bowie, center, leads a group of campers through some exercises during the HEIGHT Summer Sports Camp.
LaFonda Bradley, far right, overlooks a group activity as part of the Life Rocks Summer Camp at the Life Church Educational Center.
Jessica Stickler of the Crete Crush 12-and-under softball team swings to drive a two-run single up the middle to tie the score in the seventh inning against the Indiana Lazers. The Crush eventually won in the international tiebreaker eighth inning, but were later eliminated from the NSA "B" …
Hammond High graduate Gregory White plans to give a baseball/softball clinic Aug. 2 at his alma mater.
Babe Ruth District Commissioner John Pearson, right, congratulates Ben Fridrich after Crown Point Red held off Highland 3-1 to win the Babe Ruth Northern Indiana 14-year-old championship Saturday.
Highland All Stars manager Terry Pierce congratulates Lauren Wilson after their team won the 10U division of the NSA "B" North World Series held two years ago in Northwest Indiana. The Series returns to the region for the fourth time in eight years.
Steve Balash is a long-time coaching fixture in the football and wrestling programs at Hobart.
Jake Baranowski enters the finish chute on the way to winning his second-straight All-American Mile Run.
Former college and professional basketball player Dejeanette Flournoy has remained active in he game as a coach, instructor and tournament organizer.
Nicholas Grubnich so far is getting the most of his summer vacation. Due to be a senior at Indiana University, Grubnich won the 114th Indian Amateur Championship held at Purgatory Golf Club.
James Dye, founder of the Sports Youth Foundation, is soon likely to have five players who played for his program reach the NBA.
Former pro baseball player Trent Howard, right, is now a coach and instructor for Indiana Elite, founded by Jeff Myszak (left).
Jamila Townsend gives her coach Rich Shudick a high-five during the 8-and-under post-championship game ceremonies of the Porter County Girls Softball Association year-end tournament. Jamila scored the winning run while helping Valparaiso beat Morgan Township 8-7.
From left, East Chicago Central print shop technicians James Hudson and Jermie Torres, Lake County attorney John Dull, E.C. Central athletic director Trino Cavazos and E.C. Hall of Fame co-founder Jim Platis have together worked to make recent additions to the E.C. HOF at E.C. Central High School.
Marko Stosic, 13, of Griffith, runs through a flag drill during a recently soccer skills camp. Stosic played for the Chicago Fire Junior Soccer Club, which recently changed its name to the Indiana Elite Futbol Club.
From left, Whitng projects and procurement manager Mark Harbin, Whiting Parks supervisor Marty Jakubowski, Whiting mayor Joe Stahura and Whiting Parks assistant supervisor Mike Nastav stand at home plate of the new Whiting Little League Tee-ball field.
Hobart athletic director Bob Glover gets reading to cut the ribbon held by Hobart tennis coach Carl Davis and his girls team for the newly installed green hitting wall.
Ekko the Eagle, the Iron Eagles youth football and cheerleading mascot, is flanked by Iron Eagles president Paul Cuellar and his son, Zack, during league sign-ups at Camelot Lanes in Portage.
Addy and Austin Andello both helped teams reach the final games of their respective state championship "cups". Addy helped the Eclipse 13U girls team take runner-up at the Illinois State Cup; Austin's Fort Wayne West U16 boys team won the Indiana State Cup and have advanced the US Youth Socc…
Lisa Wilson, left, and Karen Cipowski-Smith are both trying to drum up enough interest to start a lacrosse program in the Munster area.
Northern Indiana Pop Warner Little Scholars League president Brian Lidgard, center right, addresses the South Lake Red Devils and the Gary Steelers after the 2012 NIPWLS Pee Wee championship, which was held at Merrillville High School.
Three Lions Futbol Club director Mike Rance addresses the club's 14U girls elite team during a practice at Morton High School. The Three Lions are combining with the Northwest Indiana United FC and the Indiana Magic to form a new soccer club: Three Lions United.
Nick Novak has organized a 5K Run/Walk and CrossFit Work-Outs fundraiser event to benefit the Warrior's Walk Foundation.
Burnham Elementary School won the grade 5-6 championship match of the Seton Academy Grade School Volleyball League Tournament. Team members include Aylina Orozco, Naimi Ruiz, Grace Obgunbowale, Aryan Kilpatrick, Ariana Wood, Emily Camacho, Evie Trudeau and Jackie Puebla. The team was coached…
John L. Marsh School finished runner-up in the grade 5-6 division or the Seton Academy Grade School Volleyball League. Players include May Cabrales, Emily Campos, Aryana Castellano, Tanya Castellano, Leslie Espinoza, Susana Estrada, Cecdelia Jimenez, Alyssa Montes, Juliana Prado, Bealrez San…
Alexis Miestowski, 14, of Schererville, won the Round Barn Golf Club Girls Spring Invitational by 11 strokes. She was the lone eighth-grader amid a field of high school players.
Cathy Mason, 95, of Portage, shows her hand while playing duplicate bridge at the Calumet Township Trustee's Center.
Isabel Correa, 10, of Dyer, won both the 1- and 3-meter events in her division at the Spring National Diving Championships held April 26-27 in Largo, Fla.
USA Swimming Master Coach Bob Steele instructs a drill during a "Catch the Spirit Camp" at the Lake Central Aquatics Center.
Dave Griffin, shown here adjusting a pitching machine, led the first-year Purdue University Calumet baseball team to a 5-24 record with no seniors on his roster.
From left, Colton Brown, 6, and Travis Henderson, 9, try on uniforms and equipment during NWI Youth Football, Inc. sign-ups at the Crown Point Family Fun Center.
Among those helping get the NWI Youth Football and Cheer off the ground are, from left, public relations director Jen Dobbins, coach John Kozlowski, secretary Rob Remesnik, player advocate Beth Paul, equipment manager Chris Brown, vice-president and coach Jim Shrewsbury, president and coach …
Pete Severson, left, instructor for the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers Local 4 (Merrillville) apprentice program, and third-year apprentice bricklayers Justin Hildebrand, foreground, and William Iversen work to restore Riverside Park's home team dugout which was d…
Gary native and former elite junior and senior national champion Dianne Durham, back row, has joined the coaching staff of Gymnastics at The Courts (GTC) at the Courts of Northwest Indiana.
Bill Taylor and his daughter Meagen came away with some hardware after competing in the United States Powerlifting Federation Illinois State Meet held at Lance's Gym in Chicago.
Wolverines basketball player Eric Allen, rights, talks with Spartan Nation host Hondo Carpenter during a taped radio show at Forest Trail Middle School. Carpenter made good on an on-air promise that he would do a show at the school if the FT Wolverines could win the Illinois eighth-grade bas…
Valparaiso University freshman Jacob Schoon gets his head shaved by Ruthie Boyd during the annual St. Baldrick's Foundation event April 12 at VU.
Illiana Derby Dames coach Samantha Judge, far right, presides over a skating drill during a Dames roller derby practice at the Lynwood Roller Rink.
Michael Gunn, 12, of Chicago, gets ready to attempt a one-pin spare during youth bowling league action at Castaways Bowl in Calumet City. Michael plans to take advantage of the Kids Bowl Free program Castaways through the spring and summer.
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