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LaPorte's Charles Salary ran for 336 yards and scored six touchdowns in last week's season opener. He leads the region in both those categories, plus points.
The rivalry is actually rooted in basketball and the Porter County Conference, of which neither are a member in football, though they now are both part of the South Division of the Greater South Shore Conference. About 11 miles and 20 minutes separate the schools, which began playing footbal…
It's 6.8 miles of Meridian Road between the Porter County schools, which are two of three charter members of the Duneland Athletic Conference. Valpo has won 38 of the 60 meetings dating back to 1961, but it's even over the last dozen meetings. Chesterton had five coaches during the Valpo ten…
Nate Wallace, of Westfield, eats a hot dog with his family last year at the annual Popcorn Festival in Valparaiso. This year's event is Sept. 6.
Bowman Academy's Davon Dillard cuts down a piece of the net after the 82-63 Class 3A Kankakee Valley Regional final win over South Bend St. Joseph on Saturday. On Sunday the IHSAA put the Eagles at Huntington North for the Class 3A Northern Semistate. Bowman will play Fort Wayne Dwenger with…
Bowman Academy's Martin Schiele scores in the fourth quarter of the Class 3A Kankakee Valley Sectional championship game against South Bend St. Joseph's. The Bishop Noll transfer will be a big key off the bench when the Eagles take on Greensburg in Saturday's state championship in Indianapolis.
Rising talent Alec Peters will be one of nine returning players expected back at Valparaiso next season. The Crusaders are already preparing for next season.
Valparaiso's Alec Peters drives for a layup against St. Louis earlier this season. Teams have keyed on the freshman, putting him into a scoring slump.
Matt DeSomer finds an opening against John Glenn during the football season. He is standout football and baseball player for the 59ers.
Justin KingSchool Bowman AcademyGrade:12Height:6'7Stats: 14 ppg, 7.1 rpg., 3 apg.Position: F/CNickname: SmooveColleges recruiting me: NIU, Gardner Webb, Toledo, Chicago StateMy favorite basketball player, why: Kevin Durant, simply because he is the bestMy favorite pro/college team: OKC Thund…
Rensselaer's Avery Walker runs for a first down against North Judson during a Class 2A Sectional 33 game. Walker leads the Bombers in receptions (26) and interceptions (four).
The Rensselaer defense, shown sandwiching North Judson's Caston Sanchez during a second-round sectional game, will try to slow down Tipton dual-threat quarterback Casey Hooker in Friday's Class 2A Northern Semistate.
Portage's Braden Majewski runs over Mighigan City's Caleb Kalvitis last season. Hopes are high as the Indians keep working toward rebuilding the program in 2014.
LaPorte players, from left, Mike Ash, Drew Kessler, Noah Boardman and John Shuble bring the jersey of Jake West to the coin toss before the game against Merrillville last season. Slicers coach Bob Schellinger said the team bonded and matured through the experience, carrying over their motto,…
RailCats Craig Maddox, left, and Brian Kolb congratulate each other during an eighth-inning rally in the regular-season finale. The RailCats will open the American Association championship series against Wichita today at U.S. Steel Yard.
Wheeler's Kyle Burch goes for a tackle against Boone Grove's Evan Stewart in the opening game of the season. The teams will meet again tonight in a Class 2A sectional quarterfinal. Burch has made 69 tackles for the Bearcats.
RailCats pitcher Clay Zavada throws in the 10th inning of a 5-4 win over St. Paul on June 21. On July 2, his contract was purchased by the San Diego Padres.
Andrean's Jack Musgrave carded a career-best 73 at the Lake Central Invitational on May 18. Musgrave will lead the 59ers into the highly-competitive Lake Central Sectional on Friday.
Brooke Baker-Runyon coached Andrean to the Class 3A state championship last June. The IHSAA draw for the 2013 state tournament was released and the 59ers will open against Rensselaer at the Kankakee Valley Sectional.
Valparaiso's Kyle Meihofer has been medalist at two 18-hole prep events this spring, second in the other two tournaments.
Munster's Scott Shaner, left, tries to turn two after first forcing out Valparaiso's Alex Bales during at game at U.S. Steel Yard.
Munster's Ryan Yates, right, makes a play at first base during a game against Valparaiso at U.S. Steel Yard last season. Yates, who graduated from Munster in June, died Saturday after collapsing while doing yard work. He was 19.
Bowman players Antonio Pipkin, leftl, and Justin King celebrate the Class 2A Northern Semistate championship won on Saturday at Huntington North High School. Coach Marvin Rea was at Monday's state press conference in Indianapolis for the IHSAA's 103rd boys basketball state tournament.
Bowman Academy's Antonio Pipkin is fouled while scoring off a turnover in Saturday's semifinals of the Class 2A North Judson Regional. The football quarterback got injured in the championship game that night but had tape administered and he played a great fourth quarter. The Bowman toughness…
Bowman Academy's Justin King and LaVille's Jeff Haygood battle for a rebound in last Saturday's Class 2A North Judson Regional semifinal. Bruises and scratches are not uncommon after a Bowman game. The Eagles will take their football-like toughness into today's Northern Semistate against Tipton.
Boone Grove's Jon Hogg reaches for a loose ball in last year's Class 2A North Judson Regional against Fort Wayne Luers. Hogg leads the Wolves in scoring for the second season in a row.
Tim Caballero, left, and deacon Paul Krilich place a crown on the Our Lady of the New Millennium statue during the May Crowning ceremony at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in St. John. The Shrine of Christ's Passion in St. John is one of Northwest Indiana's top tourist draws.
Andrean's Skyler Moss, shown here in last year's Class 3A regional, has really turned the corner. He missed several games at the end of last season with a knee injury and did not play in the sectional. The 6-foot-5 man in the middle did tough it out in the regional. He is averaging a double-…
Andrean's Josh James spent several months trying to lock down the college basketball scholarship he wanted. After a quick stop at St. Joseph's College and a prep school, James verbally committed to IUPUI on Tuesday night.
Portage's Nate Johnson plays both soccer and football for the Indins.
Brooke Baker-Runyon coached Andrean to the 2012 softball state championship after competing for Lake Central.
Erica Fisher, left, mother of Eric Sims, pauses while Jasmine Dunfee looks at a necklace holding Sims' ashes. Dunfee was among Sims' friends and family members who gathered for a party Jan. 8 on what would have been Sims' 18th birthday in DeMotte. Sims was killed in a drunken driving crash.
A snowmobile travels down U.S. 30 in LaPorte County during a December 2010 snowstorm. A blizzard is expected to hit the area this week, beginning Tuesday.
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