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Andrean coach Phil Mason smiles in his team's 35-27 win over Indianapolis Brebeuf in the Class 3A State Championship at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis last Friday. A great sense of relief with the win came for Mason, The Times Coach of the Year for the 2013 season.
Andrean quarterback Matt DeSomer passes in last Friday's 35-27 win over Indianapolis Brebeuf in the Class 3A State Championship at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. DeSomer is The Times Offensive Player of the Year for the 2013 season.
Former Highland coach Eddie Fierek works the sideline against Merrillville during a 2011 game. After a year away from basketball, Fierek is an assistant at Calumet College.
After playing sparingly his first three years on Broadway, Andrean's Donovan Chandler has stepped up big time as a senior. Heading into today's Class 3A state championship game at Lucas Oil Stadium against Indianapolis Brebeuf, Chandler 41 receptions for 858 yards and 11 touchdowns.
Andrean's Jamie Johnson scores a touchdown against Jimtown in a Class 3A regional championship. The junior wide receiver has given coach Phil Mason a ton of speed on the perimeter to help open up things inside.
Devon DillardSchool Bowman AcademyGrade:Jr.Height:6-6Stats: 16.7 ppg., 6.6 rpg.Position: GNickname: VonColleges recruiting me: Kansas, Illinois, Indiana, Purdue, Creighton, Michigan State, Dayton, Xavier, Iowa, Marquette, Miami, Florida StateMy favorite basketball player, why: Kobe Bryant, H…
Hyron EdwardsSchool E.C. CentralGrade:Jr.Height:6-1Stats: 18 ppg., 3.4 rpgPosition: GNickname: Hi CColleges recruiting me: Indiana, Purdue, Northwestern, Florida, Miami, StanfordMy favorite basketball player, why: Lebron James because he's dedicated to the game and his work ethic is eliteMy …
E.C. Central running back Anthony Hunt has 935 yards rushing and 13 touchdowns, which isn't bad for the Cardinals' No. 2 running back. Hunt and No. 1 tailback Martayveus Carter (1,164 yards) and best friend will lead E.C. into Friday's Class 4A Northern Semistate against Fort Wayne Dwenger.
Purdue University Calumet students line up for their graduation. In recent decades, more women have been attending college than men. At Purdue, the student population is currently 57 percent women.
Bowman Academy player Justin King is called for a foul against Linton-Stockton player Austin Karazsia in Bowman's 86-73 Class 2A Boys Basketball State Championship win at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. King, a D-I recruit, is an example of Bowman's top shelf talent playing against …
Bowman Academy players celebrate their 86-73 Class 2A Boys Basketball State Championship win over Linton-Stockton at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis last March.
Bowman Academy head coach Marvin Rea argues a call in his team's 79-57 loss to Park Tudor in the 2012 Class 2A state final at Bankers Life Fieldhouse Indianapolis on Saturday, Gary's state power was embarrassed by the Indianapolis school.
Bowman Academy players celebrate in the locker room after their 86-73 Class 2A Boys Basketball State Championship win over Linton-Stockton at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis last March. The Eagles two trips to state in back-to-back years will have them playing Class 3A this season.
Bowman Academy players pose with their runner-up trophy after their 79-57 loss to Park Tudor in the 2012 Class 2A state final at Bankers Life Fieldhouse Indianapolis. This Eagles team had three Division I players.
Homewood-Flossmoor quarterback Isaac Cutrara looks for a receiver against Sandburg. Cutrara finished with 1,973 passing yards and 24 touchdowns this season.
Calumet senior running back Noah Fowler is expected to make a full recovery following a serious injury Friday night against Andrean.
St. Francis de Sales volleyball senior Stephanie Galan leads the Pioneers into today's Class 1A Harvest Christian Sectional against North Shore Country Day.
Neighbors watch while the STOP team, which includes multiple local police departments, searches for a person with an arrest warrant at the Dorie Miller Homes in Gary.
Tiajaney HawkinsSchool: E.C. CentralGrade: JuniorPosition: G/FNickname: Nae NaeColleges recruiting me/where I've committed: Have not yet committed; DePaul, UIC, IUPUI, Indiana State, Wright State, Toledo, AkronMy favorite basketball player, why: Kobe Bryant, because my dad was always watchin…
Dejah JoshuaSchool: West SideGrade: SeniorPosition: SG/SFNickname: PearlColleges recruiting me/where I've committed: UIC, ISU, U of HoustonMy favorite basketball player, why: Allen Iverson because he play hard and not scared of any one. Plus he cute.My favorite pro/college team: Louisville, …
Crete-Monee's Jonathan Draper tackles Bloom Twp.'s Raeson Reese in a win over the Blazing Trojans. Draper has 44 solos, 24 assists, which includes four tackles-for-loss. He also has two interceptions, two sacks, five forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries.
Hammond quarterback Eric Schreiber Jr., left, missed two and a half games due to a concussion. He came back in Week 8 and will lead his 'Cats against John Glenn in Friday's Class 3A sectional semifinal.
Police respond to a shooting in Camden, N.J. in June 2012. Camden, whose demographics are similar to those in Gary, had a homicide rate among the highest in the nation in 2012.
Morton's Kenneth Coleman stiffs arms E.C. Central's Patrick Shaw in their regular-season game. The two urban powers meet again in Friday's Class 4A Sectional 17 opener.
Bishop Noll's Vernard Whitfield hangs onto a catch against Whiting this season. The standout Warrior will lead his team into Class 2A No. 6 Rensselaer on Friday for the sectional opener.
Valparaiso coach Bryce Drew talks to his team during a timeout in last season's NCAA tournament.
T.F. South sophomore Maggie Sloan will compete in the girls Class AA state meet Friday at Hickory Point Golf Course in Forsyth.
Morton's Kenneth Coleman stiffs arms E.C. Central's Patrick Shaw in a regular-season game. The two urban powers will open in the Class 4A Sectional 17 tournament as the pairings for the IHSAA state were announced.
PLC Alverno Medical Technician Coordinator Debbie Smock operates a new Walk Away Specimen Processing unit at the facility in Hammond on Feb. 19. "Improve access to affordable health care" tied for fifth place on the One Region list of priorities, with 8 percent of participants in a recent su…
Whiting's Justin Cevallos and Thomas Dabertin recover a North Newton onside kick this season. Dabertin's family has a long history with Oilers football.
Machinist Doug Redmond works on a welding fixture for a hand truck at Tri-State Industries in Hammond. A survey of Indiana manufacturers found they are now more likely to invest in facilities, equipment and employees.
Munster's Peter Panos , left, tries to score a goal from almost any spot on the field.
Valparaiso's Harley Dubsky watches her putt on the 18th hole at the Rensselaer Invitational earlier this season.
Bishop Noll's Asya Hobbs, left, blocks a hit during a game against Calumet Christian in September. Hobbs has 263 blocks this season, the best in the state and among the top 10 in the country.
Hobart girls basketball coach Mike Hamacher has built a power but has yet to win a sectional. His Brickies are the smallest school in the Class 4A Sectional 2 field. He is in favor of the IBCA's new plan that would put Hobart in a sectional with schools with similar enrollments.
Hammond quarterback Eric Schreiber Jr. throws while under pressure from E.C. Central's Kenneth Clark (44) in the season opener.
Bowman Academy coach Marvin Rea cuts down the net after his team's 86-73 Class 2A boys basketball state championship win over Linton-Stockton last March. But with sagging attendance and other issues with the current four-class tourney, the IBCA has a plan that would alter the current format.…
Valparaiso senior Angelo Madrigal was among a sea of Northwest Indiana football players at Sunday's annual recruiting fair. The bulk of the colleges present were Division II, III and NAIA schools.
Crete-Monee quarterback Frank Douglas throws a pass to Raphael Vallot in the Warriors 14-12 win over Simeon.
RailCats pitcher Marco Gonzalez opened spring training as a key veteran on the relief corps. His injury in early August limited his games this season to 32 in the regular season with eight saves. He added a postseason save Friday night with a perfect inning in the American Association Champi…
Bishop Noll senior Asya Hobbs, shown in a game in September against Whiting, had 19 kills in Saturday's sectional title game against the Oilers.
Marian Catholic is off to a 2-0 start under new coach Jerry Verde. The Spartans face Carmel Catholic Friday night.
Franciscan St. Anthony Health emergency room RN Lori Bridegroom works at the hospital in Michigan City.
Whiting's Citlali Lopez, left, is the first first semistate qualifier in program history.
Franciscan St. Anthony Health emergency room RN Lori Bridegroom works at the hospital in Michigan City.
Some officers with the Region Stop Team leave the Dorie Miller Homes after searching for a person wanted on a warrant in Gary. The team is seeing progress in efforts to curb crime in the region.
The Region Stop Team arrests a man on a warrant in Gary. Since the team was created in late August, officers have made 390 traffic stops, responded to 178 suspicious incidents and made 107 arrests, according to a report recently released.
Stojan Krsteski, top, was Crown Point's second-leading scorer last season.
Volunteers at places like the Tri-Town Safety Village make Schererville a good place to live and work.
In this file photo, the Cleveland Cavaliers' Luke Harangody, an Andrean graduate, grabs a rebound against the Bulls' Joakim Noah at the United Center in April of 2012.
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