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Lake Central-Munster

Lake Central-Munster

Another neighborhood rivalry that has lasted the test of time. Both programs have had "up" years, but strangely it seems to alternate. Both teams were good last year and the Mustangs shocked the state by pounding the Indians 27-9. The house was rocking so don't bother knocking. Like C.P.-Low…

August 22, 2014 12:00 am
Torian Lewis in action

Torian Lewis in action

T.F. South's Torian Lewis said he prefers hitting rather than waiting five days to get into pads.

August 14, 2014 11:22 pm
9-1-1 Slugfest knockout

9-1-1 Slugfest knockout

A referee stops the fight after Munster police officer Erik Holloway is knocked out by Hammond firefighter Jeremy Patton during the inaugural 9-1-1 Slugfest at the Hammond Civic Center.

July 08, 2014 4:16 pm
9-1-1 Slugfest at Hammond Civic Center

9-1-1 Slugfest at Hammond Civic Center

Hammond firefighter and retired boxer Jack Callahan talks with fans at last April's 9-1-1 Slugfest at the Hammond Civic Center.

July 07, 2014 7:49 pm
Crete-Monee's Omari Stringer

Crete-Monee's Omari Stringer

Crete-Monee's Omari Stringer returns an interception for a touchdown during the 2012 IHSA Class 6A playoffs. Stringer has committed to play at Indiana University.

July 01, 2014 6:52 pm
Greg Tagert

Greg Tagert

Gary RailCats manager Greg Tagert

June 06, 2014 10:51 pm
Beecher's Cameron Morgan

Beecher's Cameron Morgan

Beecher's Cameron Morgan is batting .377 and is 21-for-21 in stolen-base attempts.

May 13, 2014 10:45 pm
Kevin Moynihan, Whiting

Kevin Moynihan, Whiting

Kevin Moynihan cheers on his Whiting Oilers during the 2012 Greater South Shore Conference tournament. Moynihan submitted his resignation after seven years as head girls basketball coach at the school.

May 08, 2014 8:47 pm
Beecher and Illinois Lutheran set for rematch

Beecher and Illinois Lutheran set for rematch

Beecher's Cameron Morgan, left, congratulates Dallas Saddler after Saddler's deep fly out scored Morgan against Illinois Lutheran on April 7. The two meet Thursday with the River Valley Conference title on the line.

May 08, 2014 5:36 pm
West Side's Paco Jordan

West Side's Paco Jordan

West Side's Paco Jordan is primed for a Division I scholarship in baseball, a rarity in Gary.

April 16, 2014 8:51 pm
Lake County communities on the move

Lake County communities on the move

Mascot Oilman Stan beats Josh Korba 10, of Whiting, during a base running competition between innings during the Oilmen's home game opener against the Lexington Snipes in Whiting on June 5. The revitalized lakefront park, which includes a baseball stadium, has made Whiting more popular

March 16, 2014 12:00 am
Darrion Riddle, Bowman Academy

Darrion Riddle, Bowman Academy

Bowman Academy's Darrion Riddle drives past Griffith's Flint Powell during the semifinal of the Class 3A Hammond Sectional. The Eagles play Andrean in Saturday's Kankakee Valley Regional semifinal. Bowman coach Marvin Rea calls Riddle "the glue" of his third-ranked team.

March 07, 2014 9:10 pm
BOWMAN_ACADEMY_BALLCARDS: Marvin Rea

BOWMAN_ACADEMY_BALLCARDS: Marvin Rea

Marvin Rea119-45 in seven seasons at the schoolNickname: MeruSomething people don't know about me: I'm bi-polar, or that's what my players sayFunniest thing that happened this year: Coach D doing pushups at Lake Central gameFavorite Coach Rea moment or saying: “Let me help ya'll out” and “On…

March 07, 2014 9:09 pm
Gavit's Ridenour steps down as AD and boys hoops coach

Gavit's Ridenour steps down as AD and boys hoops coach

Gavit coach Brandon Ridenour reacts in his team's loss to Lew Wallace in the sectional. Ridenour stepped down as the school's athletic director and boys basketball coach and has moved to start a business in Arizona.

March 07, 2014 7:46 pm
Justin Taylor, Thornton Wildcats

Justin Taylor, Thornton Wildcats

Thornton's Justin Taylor is averaging 16.1 points and 9.5 rebounds per game. He helped the Wildcats to a second-place finish in the SouthWest Suburban Red.

March 01, 2014 9:45 pm
Jamani Peirce, Thornton Wildcats

Jamani Peirce, Thornton Wildcats

Thornton's Jamani Pierce,left, blocks a shot by King's Jessie Young during the McDipper in December. Pierce is averaging a double-double of 15.3 points and 10.1 rebounds per game.

March 01, 2014 9:44 pm
Ian Martin, Lake Central

Ian Martin, Lake Central

Lake Central's Ian Martin shoots over Crown Point's Sasha Stefanovic during a regular season game. His mother, Jayne (Laird) Martin, was a cheerleader when Lake Central made its run to the 1984 state Final Four. His father, Keith Martin, was a student and attended every game of the Indians' …

February 21, 2014 9:03 pm
Kaliph Fagan, Thornwood

Kaliph Fagan, Thornwood

Thornwood's Kaliph Fagan blocks a layup by Andrew's Joey Krutilla. Thornwood has won 10 straight games.

February 18, 2014 11:57 pm
Paul Slavich, Thornwood

Paul Slavich, Thornwood

Thornwood's head coach Paul Slavich yells instructions to his team during a basketball game against Andrew. The Thunderbirds can win the SouthWest Suburban Red title tonight with a win at Bradley-Bourbonnais.

February 18, 2014 11:54 pm
Seton Academy girls basketball team

Seton Academy girls basketball team

Seton Academy is looking to win its third straight sectional title.

February 14, 2014 10:36 pm
Marian's Ki-Jana Crawford

Marian's Ki-Jana Crawford

Marian Catholic's Ki-Jana Crawford, right steals the ball from Joliet Central's Jerry Gillespie the McDipper tournament in December. Crawford is a tough, defensive player, coach Mike Taylor said.

January 27, 2014 9:38 pm
Bishop Noll's Marquis Tarver drives past Lake Station's Brian Patterson during Saturday's GSSC title game.

Bishop Noll's Marquis Tarver drives past Lake Station's Brian Patterson during Saturday's GSSC title game.

Bishop Noll's Marquis Tarver drives past Lake Station's Brian Patterson during last month's GSSC title game. Perhaps not as well known as teammates Larry Crisler and Tylreon Gates, Tarver had a strong game in this week's opening-round sectional win against Lake Station, scoring 10 points.

January 25, 2014 8:35 pm
Marquis Tarver, Bishop Noll

Marquis Tarver, Bishop Noll

Bishop Noll senior Marquis Tarver was on the Warriors' roster in 2011 when the team made it to the Class 2A state championship game. Tarver was on the floor the next two Marches, but Noll lost to Bowman Academy in the sectional final. The Warriors won the sectional and will play Westview at …

January 25, 2014 8:35 pm
Lake Central's Gelen Robinson breaks a hold by Hobart's Jon Ramirez during Saturday's semifinals of the Lake County Championships.

Lake Central's Gelen Robinson breaks a hold by Hobart's Jon Ramirez during Saturday's semifinals of the Lake County Championships.

Lake Central's Gelen Robinson breaks a hold by Hobart's Jon Ramirez during Saturday's semifinals of the Lake County Championships last month. Robinson, who won a football scholarship at Purdue, tries for his second state wrestling championship in Indianapolis this weekend. 

January 11, 2014 5:33 pm
Griffith's Jeremiah Reitz wins over Lake Station's Xavier Alaniz during the Lake County Championship semifinals Saturday at Hanover Central.

Griffith's Jeremiah Reitz wins over Lake Station's Xavier Alaniz during the Lake County Championship semifinals Saturday at Hanover Central.

Griffith's Jeremiah Reitz after he beat Lake Station's Xavier Alaniz during the Lake County Championship semifinals at Hanover Central earlier this month. The freshman is ranked fourth in the state at 106-pounds with a 30-1 record.

January 11, 2014 5:28 pm
Tim Bankston, T.F. North boys basketball coach

Tim Bankston, T.F. North boys basketball coach

T.F. North head coach Tim Bankston discusses a call with a referee during a game against Farragut at the 2013 Bob Hambric Shootout. The Meteors face Mount Carmel at 7 p.m. Saturday.

January 07, 2014 9:06 pm
Parker Huttel, Andrean

Parker Huttel, Andrean

Andrean's Parker Huttel has been a big part of the 59ers season turnaround, shooting from the perimeter. He has overcome a torn ACL and helped Andrean to its fifth straight sectional championship. The 'Niners will play Bowman Academy on Saturday in the Class 3A Kankakee Valley Regional.

January 03, 2014 8:27 pm
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Bowman head coach Marvin Rea this week was still lamenting an overtime loss to four-time Illinois state champ Chicago Simeon last Saturday. "We had the game," he said. "We let it get away."

December 13, 2013 8:49 pm
STEVE HANLON: 'The Game' that set up these games

STEVE HANLON: 'The Game' that set up these games

Lake Central's Cory Dickelman, left, shoots over Bowman Academy's Anthony Cole on Dec. 13 in St. John, the first time the two schools played. The Eagles won the close contest 63-58, but it made both teams better. Bowman and Lake Central will compete in semistates today.

December 13, 2013 8:49 pm
STEVE HANLON: 'The Game' that set up these games

STEVE HANLON: 'The Game' that set up these games

Lake Central's Matt meneghetti (left) shoots over Bowman Academy's Justin Kingon Dec. 13 of the regular season. The Eagles won the close game 63-58, but it was a great event for both teams. Lake Central will play Homestead in today's Class 4A Northern Semistate and Bowman will take on Fort W…

December 13, 2013 8:47 pm
Andrean's Mason gives speech for the ages

Andrean's Mason gives speech for the ages

Last Friday Phil Mason spoke to his 59ers before the Class 3A Northern Semistate game against West Lafayette. When he had finished his talk about making a mark and being remembered, the 'Niners went out and won 52-7. They will play Indianapolis Brebeuf on Friday in the state championship.

November 27, 2013 4:29 pm
STEVE HANLON: Ding Dong the witch is dead

STEVE HANLON: Ding Dong the witch is dead

Valparaiso's Tyler Doane passes the ball around Lake Central's Tyler Wideman last season. The Duneland Athletic Conference's double round robin schedule comes to an end this season so DAC teams at all levels will have an opportunity to not play the same league schools over and over again.

November 22, 2013 8:58 pm
Matt O'Brien and John Albomonte, Andrean

Matt O'Brien and John Albomonte, Andrean

Andrean's John Albomonte and Matt O'Brien stop a Knox running back in the first half of the 59ers sectional opener. The 59ers take on West Lafayette in tonight's Class 3A Northern Semistate.

November 21, 2013 8:31 pm
Brandon Scott, Lake Central

Brandon Scott, Lake Central

Lake Central running back Brandon Scott goes through Merrillville's defense during last Friday's sectional championship game, which the Indians won 31-0. L.C. will host Penn tonight in the Class 6A regional.

November 06, 2013 9:05 pm
FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS: D.J. Wilkins, Merrillville

FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS: D.J. Wilkins, Merrillville

Merrillville quarterback DJ Wilkins throws against Lake Central in last year's sectional final. The Times Preseason All-Area standout will be a big part of the Pirates' offense this fall.

November 01, 2013 9:06 pm
Lindsay Kusbel, Lake Central

Lindsay Kusbel, Lake Central

Lindsay KusbelSchool: Lake CentralGrade: JuniorPosition: F/CNickname: LindsColleges recruiting me/where I've committed: NoneMy favorite basketball player, why: Larry BirdMy favorite pro/college team: Notre Dame Men's and Women's teamsMy dream job: Physical TherapistMy No. 1 goal this season …

October 31, 2013 8:23 pm
Ryan Neal vs. Carroll

Ryan Neal vs. Carroll

Merrillville safety Ryan Neal had a team-high eight interceptions in 2012.

October 30, 2013 8:48 pm
Highland's 'meatballs' readies for clash with West Side

Highland's 'meatballs' readies for clash with West Side

Highland's Josh Salazar (33) and Jeff Pasquinelli (42) stop Lowell's George Fields during a regular-season game. The two undersized linebackers have been fireplugs for the Trojans, who will host West Side in Friday's Class 4A Sectional 17 semifinal.

October 30, 2013 5:00 pm
Crown Point's Jordyn Banske serves against Chesterton on Saturday night.

Crown Point's Jordyn Banske serves against Chesterton on Saturday night.

Crown Point's Jordyn Banske, shown here in her junior season, has played in the back row with teammate Taylor Sabato since middle school. "Taylor will be on my left and Cait (Alwine) comes in and will be on my right and I’m so excited because I’m like ‘we are the dream team.’"

October 26, 2013 8:46 pm
Trevor Berg, Andrean

Trevor Berg, Andrean

Andrean's Trevor Berg breaks away from a Knox defender in a sectional game. Berg has scorred 20 touchdowns the the Class 3A No. 1 59ers.

October 25, 2013 8:32 pm
Andrean coach Phil Mason

Andrean coach Phil Mason

Andrean quarterback Matt DeSomer and head coach Phil Mason have directed the 59ers to the state's No.1 ranking in Class 3A. Can they lead the team to a state championship?

October 18, 2013 4:29 pm
Andrean quarterback Matt DeSomer

Andrean quarterback Matt DeSomer

Andrean quarterback Matt DeSomer and head coach Phil Mason have directed the 59ers to the state's No.1 ranking in Class 3A. Can they lead the team to a state championship?

October 18, 2013 4:16 pm
Maurice Dawkins, Clark

Maurice Dawkins, Clark

A Clark trainer rushes to the aid of Clark's Maurice Dawkins after Dawkins injured his left arm going through the Whiting line in the opening game of the season. He dislocated his elbow and was expected to be out for the season. But he returned last Friday and scored three touchdowns in a wi…

October 17, 2013 7:00 pm
Maurice Dawkins, Clark

Maurice Dawkins, Clark

Clark's Maurice Dawkins injures his left arm on his first carry of the season against Whiting. He dislocated his elbow and was expected to be out for the season. He returned last Friday and scored three touchdowns against Roosevelt in a win.

October 17, 2013 6:00 pm
Kendall McCaskill, Trenton Gilbert, T.F. South

Kendall McCaskill, Trenton Gilbert, T.F. South

T.F. South's Kendall McCaskill, middle, goes through the Eisenhower line with some blocking by Trenton Gilbert in a 17-7 win. The Rebels host District 215 rival T.F. North Friday night and the loser will be eliminated from the playoff picture.

October 16, 2013 7:00 pm
It's Crown Point and Lake Central again in football sectional

It's Crown Point and Lake Central again in football sectional

Lake Central's Antwan Davis (16) gets congratulated after scoring against Crown Point during the Indians' regular season win over the Bulldogs. The two will open Class 6A sectional play on Oct. 25 in St. John.

October 13, 2013 8:57 pm
Ike James, Lowell

Ike James, Lowell

Lowell's Ike James (32) stops Highland's Matt Holl in Week 5 of this season. The Red Devils defense gave up 20 points to Hobart, but no one else has scored more than 16 against the ever-improving unit. Lowell will work to slow down Munster's offense in tonight's Northwest Crossroads Conferen…

October 10, 2013 5:00 pm
Two area players sign on dotted line for college football

Two area players sign on dotted line for college football

Andrean's Matt DeSomer scores in the regular season as West Side's JonVea' Johnson chases him. DeSomer signed to play at Southern Illinois on Wednesday and Johnson signed to play at Toledo.

September 06, 2013 8:37 pm
West Side's Atkins transferring to Merrillville

West Side's Atkins transferring to Merrillville

West Side quarterback Ramone Atkins threw for 3,113 yards and 51 touchdowns last season. He is transferring to Merrillville for the upcoming school year and hopes to play for the Pirates this fall.

September 06, 2013 8:17 pm
West Side at Andrean football game

West Side at Andrean football game

Ramone Atkins finished second in the region in passing playing for West Side last season. He moved Merrillville this season.

September 06, 2013 8:17 pm
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