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MUNSTER | Region sports crazies have had a misconception about athletics at Munster in recent years. This thought error generally dribbles around the following thought.
Former NFL player and Thornridge grad Reggie Hayward didn't hide his displeasure in a phone conversation Thursday morning.
CROWN POINT | Nate Hanlon came home from the first summer workout for the Crown Point football team. The 6-foot-2, 240-pound offensive center was pumped. Ecstatic.
It's hard to believe that one-third of the football season will be done after this weekend, weather permitting.
On Sept. 13, 2013, something more than a football game took place at Munster High School. It was a side note to what the scoreboard said.
INDIANAPOLIS | Lake Central coach Brett St. Germain wasn't doing a Lou Holtz impression this week when he told people Portage had a good football team. Yes, Portage were coming off two losses where they allowed 96 points.
HIGHLAND | What do you think it would've been like to be Jesus' little brother? Daunting? How do you live up to that resume? How in the world do try to top those stories?
Unfortunately, the numbers are not there and may never be for the St. Francis de Sales football program.
It was 1989. The Crown Point Bulldogs were getting ready for a big game against rival Lake Central. They huddled before running out on the field.
MERRILLVILLE | Maybe “Da Region” should just cancel Week 2 of prep football. We haven't been on a good streak of late, remember?
Fans are counting down the hours and minutes, and hoping for better weather than last year's first scheduled day of season openers.
GARY | America changed on Aug. 9, again. Actually, though, the change occurred on Aug. 10 or 11, when citizens across the nation tuned into the horror that happened in Ferguson, Mo.
CEDAR LAKE | The drive from Graham, Kentucky is long when Cedar Lake, Indiana is the ultimate destination. Five-plus hours of visual boredom.
CEDAR LAKE | They've heard about it. Like some tasty spice from the Orient that fires up a plate.
While next weekend is an early enough start for the prep football regular season to start, there is nothing wrong with a controlled scrimmage against another opponent that could be taking place tonight or Saturday.
LAKE STATION | Everything he loved, everything he leaned on, all that was, vanished in an instant for Lake Station senior Kyle Gooch. It stinks. It isn't fair. But it is life, dang it.
GARY | Tension, excitement and fear is commonplace on scrimmage night in Indiana. For the first time since summer began, prep football teams had a chance to hit someone in a different color jersey.
Mark Barnhizer was a lad when this story was first told. The native of Lapel, after one year of hoops at Purdue, was down in Auburn with his sneakers on. In walked in Indiana transfer Rich Valavicius, a Hammond High grad.
Circle Sept. 5 on your calendar.
Katie Ledecky and Missy Franklin were there.
When Barack Obama was running for President in 2007, he told everyone he was bringing "hope" and "change" to the nation. Now, like Bush before him, most of us only have "change" in our pockets.
As the final days of summer wind down, people are talking about the upcoming football season, which gets underway with Monday's first official practice.
The MaxPreps prep sports stat crew recently released some news that may have shocked much of America, but not the high school football fans in Northwest Indiana.
Hammond athletic director Larry Moore Sr. had a historic Hoosier Hysteria moment back in the summer of 1974. The standout basketball player made the Indiana All-Star team, but he didn't get a lot of playing time.
Somehow, you almost expect him to be waiting for everyone at the 19th hole with a cold drink in hand and asking you how you putted.
Didn't it seem like yesterday when area teams were competing in baseball, softball and track sectionals? It's like you blink your eyes and the summer's gone.
It ain't like it used to be — government, taxes, music, clothes or my hairline.
DOLTON | What many think is a most difficult task doesn't phase new Thornridge football coach Pat Jennings.
When tiny Milan beat Muncie Central to win the 1954 Indiana state basketball championship, history was made and a movie, "Hoosiers", was eventually made based on the miracle.
On Wednesday night, Raqib Cox got dressed up in a dress. The 6-foot-4, 240-pound defensive end from Merrillville then had a bunch of kids throw water on him.
Kristen Alamillo played softball at Gavit this past spring. Which means one thing. You've never heard of her before.
A.J. Price knows college scouts will be in the crowd at Tucci Stadium on Saturday night at the 40th annual Illinois High School Shrine Game on the Illinois Wesleyan University campus.
I've heard it. You've heard it. We've all heard it for many generations.
So how was the parade? The picnic? The potato-e salad? (Just like Dan Quayle, I'm from Indiana, too!)
Liz Metcalfe said she was a little nervous when her Illiana Christian girls basketball team took the floor at the Shepard summer league.
In a time where much of the news coming out of Gary isn't cheery, a group of young men at West Side High School did something remarkable. It was off the charts great.
Josh Borst wasn't born with a silver spoon in his mouth. Everything he got in life came with great effort after jumping hurdles in his way. Yet, every time the Calumet senior had a challenge, he also had a success story to tell soon after.
It's been written that life is a vapor. Boy, it sure seems that way. It seemed like yesterday we were putting out our football tab last August. Now, we're planning the next one.
Will the kitchen sink be thrown in next?
A 6-1 spanking by Munster late in the baseball season might've been what propelled Andrean into today's Class 3A state championship game in Indianapolis.
It's time to take a break, bring out the fishing poles, relax and reminisce about the 2013-14 prep season.
It was December 1999. These shoes were standing inside the Hammond Civic Center taking in The Times Region Roundball Rumble. It was a thrilling game in front of a packed house.
COLUMBUS | The gym was thinning out Wednesday night at Columbus North. A talented Indiana All-Star team just finished a sweep of the Junior All-Stars.
After 35 years of teaching and coaching, Sue Giannantonio doesn't know what her plans are for retirement.
COLUMBUS | The legends lined up on the bleachers for a photograph, the younger ones wearing the historic white jersey with the coveted blue letters that read what they have since 1940.
BLOOMINGTON | Brad Lambert had to have a little chat with his daughter, Brooke, this week. At first it will seem like a story that Hallmark would never – ever – do a card on.
Evan Falk has "DP" engraved on the heel of his mitt.
Just when you think you can't take any more nonsense, you hear a knock on your door. Thud. Thud.
This is a breathless time of year for high school sports. Championships of all kinds are being decided around Indiana in several spring sports.
A few months ago, not a lot of people expected the Illiana Christian baseball team to be playing for a regional title.
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