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Bulldogs roll over Wolves and into sectionals

Bulldogs roll over Wolves and into sectionals

MICHIGAN CITY | It was almost like Crown Point running back Troy Grady and his quarterback, Artie Equihua, had a little competition going during the second half of Friday’s Duneland Athletic Conference season finale at Ames Field in Michigan City.

October 17, 2014 10:00 pm Photos

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LOCAL COLLEGE NOTEBOOK: Cordova cousins set records for Peregrines’ cross country

LOCAL COLLEGE NOTEBOOK: Cordova cousins set records for Peregrines’ cross country

So who’s going to set a new Purdue Calumet record next?

October 16, 2014 8:30 pm Photos

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Wheeler goalie Spoor's 13th shutout of the season a classic in sectional final

Wheeler goalie Spoor's 13th shutout of the season a classic in sectional final

UNION TWP. | On the scoreboard, it was Mari Zeitlow’s goal on a penalty kick — only her second goal of the season — that led to Wheeler’s 1-0 win over Andrean in Saturday’s Class A sectional final.

October 14, 2014 7:00 pm Related
Chargers rolling toward regional

Chargers rolling toward regional

After losing five senior starters from last year’s squad that went 14-8 and lost in the regional semifinals to Beecher, including leading scorer Evan Henschel (24 goals), it would have been understandable if the Illinois Lutheran boys soccer team took a step back.

October 13, 2014 8:30 pm Photos

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Lake Central girls post top 7 finishers; Munster defends boys title

Lake Central girls post top 7 finishers; Munster defends boys title

HAMMOND | It wasn’t enough for the Lake Central girls to win their 11th straight sectional title Saturday in the Gavit Sectional at Riverside Park.

October 11, 2014 10:30 pm Photos

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Valpo girls soccer ends Chesterton’s season in sectional final for 2nd straight year

HOBART | In 28 seconds, the gamut of emotions turned 180 degrees early in the Class 2A Hobart Sectional final on Saturday afternoon.

October 11, 2014 6:00 pm
Bombers pull off win in ‘defensive slugfest’

Bombers pull off win in ‘defensive slugfest’

RENSSELAER | Coming into Friday’s Hoosier Conference game between a pair of state-ranked teams (Rensselaer is No. 2 in Associated Press poll in 2A; Lafayette Central Catholic was No. 3), something had to give.

October 10, 2014 10:45 pm Photos

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LOCAL COLLEGES NOTEBOOK: Honors for Cal College bowling

As Calumet College men’s bowling head coach Mike Kubacki received another prestigious honor, his team started the season on the right foot in its first tournament of the season.

October 10, 2014 6:00 pm
Hat tricks lead to Valpo-Chesterton rematch for sectional title

Hat tricks lead to Valpo-Chesterton rematch for sectional title

HOBART | Ever since last October, Chesterton’s girls soccer team has wanted to get another chance at Valparaiso. And after Thursday’s results in the semifinals of the Class 2A Hobart Sectional, it will happen Saturday.

October 09, 2014 9:00 pm Photos

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Defending champion Wheeler girls roll in opener

UNION TWP. | Even a defending regional champion can be a little nervous going into the first game of the postseason.

October 07, 2014 9:00 pm
Birmingham has been scoring for Kouts soccer since the beginning

Birmingham has been scoring for Kouts soccer since the beginning

KOUTS | It would be easy for Maranda Birmingham to be selfish.

October 05, 2014 5:30 pm Related

Chesterton boys win first tennis sectional title in 45 years

MICHIGAN CITY | Four matches were done with Chesterton and Valparaiso each winning two.

October 04, 2014 8:30 pm

Hobart No. 3 singles player Potts wins deciding match

MERRILLVILLE | He’s just a sophomore, but Jacob Potts played like a senior late Friday night.

October 03, 2014 7:30 pm

LOCAL COLLEGES NOTEBOOK: IUN volleyball slowly improving

It’s all about baby steps for the Indiana University Northwest volleyball program.

October 02, 2014 4:00 pm

Pirates beat shorthanded Ingots in tennis sectional opener

MERRILLVILLE | Earlier this week, River Forest was a slight favorite to win its 15th boys tennis sectional title. But on Monday, the Ingots’ No. 1 singles player, Ivan Miranda, suffered a high ankle sprain during an open gym for basketball.

October 01, 2014 7:30 pm
Chesterton cruises past LaPorte for second straight DAC girls soccer crown

Chesterton cruises past LaPorte for second straight DAC girls soccer crown

CHESTERTON | Whoever took the extra effort to use Styrofoam cups on the fence outside of Chesterton’s football/soccer field to honor the boys soccer team for winning the Duneland Athletic Conference title needs to put in a little more effort today.

September 30, 2014 9:00 pm Photos

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Close friends Botts, Wilson clicking on soccer field for Hebron

Close friends Botts, Wilson clicking on soccer field for Hebron

HEBRON | Up until this past weekend, Mariah Wilson was that player hardly anyone noticed on the field.

September 28, 2014 5:45 pm Related
Indians hold off feisty Wolves in nail-biter

Indians hold off feisty Wolves in nail-biter

MICHIGAN CITY | You have to hand it to Michigan City. Despite going up against one of the top defenses in Northwest Indiana in Lake Central, the Wolves didn’t back down on Friday night.

September 26, 2014 11:15 pm Photos

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LOCAL COLLEGES NOTEBOOK: PUC golfers play well in Porter-Am

Purdue Calumet men’s golfers are playing in tournaments off of the college schedule and are finding success.

September 24, 2014 4:00 pm
Chesterton’s Lindahl, Bell have combined for 30 goals this season

Chesterton’s Lindahl, Bell have combined for 30 goals this season

CHESTERTON | If a high school soccer team has one prolific goal scorer, it’s a huge bonus, especially if that player picks big moment to score those goals.

September 21, 2014 9:30 pm
Valpo's Jacobs captures Porter Am

Valpo's Jacobs captures Porter Am

VALPARAISO | On Sunday morning, Bob Jacobs was reminded that he shot an 84 in last year’s final round of the Porter Amateur at Valparaiso Country Club after leading the tourney.

September 21, 2014 8:30 pm Photos

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Lowell RB James moves into starting role nicely

Lowell RB James moves into starting role nicely

It must be something in that Tri Creek water, because all Lowell produces is talented running backs, even in a season in which things looked bleak early on.

September 20, 2014 6:00 pm
Rensselaer, K.V. have combined 9-1 record for first time

Rensselaer, K.V. have combined 9-1 record for first time

Jasper County loves its football, and with the only two high schools in the county combining for some historic numbers, excitement could be at an all-time high.

September 20, 2014 5:30 pm Photos

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Calumet Christian wins Griffith Invite in initial appearance

GRIFFITH | What makes a great athlete, no matter what the sport, is understanding when your opponent is keying on you, then making adjustments.

September 20, 2014 4:31 pm
Friday morning practices help build chemistry for Beecher boys soccer

Friday morning practices help build chemistry for Beecher boys soccer

Most high school athletes who hear an adult recite the Benjamin Franklin proverb “early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise” will likely roll their eyes.

September 17, 2014 7:00 pm Photos

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NWI UNIVERSITY NOTES: Renovations almost complete at IUN

It may seem like a simple renovation, but Indiana University Northwest’s athletics department sees the fitness center facelift as another step in building a program that rivals every local college and beyond.

September 17, 2014 5:00 pm
Morgan girls competing well in first varsity soccer season

Morgan girls competing well in first varsity soccer season

MALDEN | How much does Meghan Banik love soccer?

September 14, 2014 6:30 pm Related
Heavy dose of Snorton for Morton in GLAC win over Hammond

Heavy dose of Snorton for Morton in GLAC win over Hammond

HAMMOND | Morton had only lost one conference game in seven-plus years of existence for the Great Lakes Athletic Conference. That came in a home game against Hammond High in 2012 when the Wildcats earned the only GLAC title that did not go to the Governors.

September 12, 2014 10:00 pm Photos

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Kaylee Lindahl scores twice to keep Trojans unbeaten in DAC

Kaylee Lindahl scores twice to keep Trojans unbeaten in DAC

CHESTERTON | For those not up on soccer lingo, toe-poking a ball isn’t good. The ball loses control of where the player wants to put it most of the time.

September 09, 2014 8:30 pm Photos

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NWIU NOTEBOOK: Purdue North Central’s men’s golf team earns best finish of third

NWIU NOTEBOOK: Purdue North Central’s men’s golf team earns best finish of third

After Purdue Calumet’s men's golf team did well two weeks ago, Purdue North Central showed its men’s team is also on the way up.

September 09, 2014 6:00 pm
Trio of Vikings, including two freshmen, have hat tricks this season

Trio of Vikings, including two freshmen, have hat tricks this season

VALPARAISO | Senior Ashley Thomas started the trend in the first game of the season, a 9-1 victory over LaPorte.

September 07, 2014 7:30 pm Related
Goodman, Marchand take titles at Popcorn Panic

Goodman, Marchand take titles at Popcorn Panic

VALPARAISO | He hasn’t run the Popcorn Panic since sixth grade. She seems like she’s been running it every year since.

September 06, 2014 6:30 pm Photos

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Brickies roll Panthers with explosive offense

HOBART | A normal Saturday afternoon for Hobart’s veteran varsity players consists of some weightlifting, then cheering on the junior varsity team in its weekly game.

September 06, 2014 4:43 pm
Griffith, Hobart wait as long as possible before postponing game

Griffith, Hobart wait as long as possible before postponing game

HOBART | Waiting was the hardest part for players, coaches, fans, volunteers … everybody.

September 05, 2014 10:00 pm Photos

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Mellen’s hat trick leads M.C. past Boone Grove girls soccer team

MICHIGAN CITY | It only took 25 seconds for Michigan City to make their coach smile at the offense she’s been looking for this season.

September 04, 2014 8:15 pm
NWIU NOTESBOOK: Local golfers shine at White Hawk

NWIU NOTESBOOK: Local golfers shine at White Hawk

It was definitely a huge dose of home cooking for Purdue Calumet sophomore Patrick Mudd last week in the Crimson Wave Preview golf tourney.

September 02, 2014 11:00 pm
Maggie Mellen moves her soccer playing about 500 feet in transfer to M.C.

Maggie Mellen moves her soccer playing about 500 feet in transfer to M.C.

MICHIGAN CITY | Success hasn’t gotten to Maggie Mellen’s head, even though she earned LaPorte County girls soccer player of the year honors two straight seasons while at Marquette Catholic.

August 31, 2014 6:00 pm Related

Bulldogs hold off Mishawaka in a wild back and forth game

MISHAWAKA | In one of the few games to finish on time Friday night without weather delays, Crown Point and the Cavemen did not disappoint fans.

August 29, 2014 10:00 pm

NWIU NOTES: Shmagranoff scores game-winner in Purdue Cal soccer opener

Munster graduate Rachel Shmagranoff scored the eventual game-winning goal to lead the Purdue Calumet women’s soccer team to a 2-1 victory over Rochester College on Saturday in the Peregrines' regular-season opener.

August 26, 2014 6:00 pm
Young Boone Grove coach looks — and acts — like one of the players

Young Boone Grove coach looks — and acts — like one of the players

VALPARAISO | First-year girls soccer coach Genna Noel arrived at Boone Grove last week before her team’s practice began, and as she walked through the hallway, a secretary approached her.

August 24, 2014 5:30 pm Related

Merrillville survives sloppy opener against scrappy Clay squad

SOUTH BEND | Times No. 1 Merrillville scored five touchdowns on Friday night in its opener at South Bend Clay. Those five drives took a total of 2:20 off the game clock.

August 22, 2014 10:00 pm
Valpo senior scores three goals in season-opening win over LaPorte

Valpo senior scores three goals in season-opening win over LaPorte

VALPARAISO | Just 30 seconds into Tuesday’s Duneland Athletic Conference tilt between LaPorte and Valparaiso — the season-opener for both squads — Ashley Thomas had a point-blank chance for the Vikings which was thwarted by Slicers’ goalie Madison Barber.

August 19, 2014 7:54 pm Photos

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NWIU NOTEBOOK: IUN athletics set to make history

With a total of 17 men and women, the Indiana University Northwest cross country teams are set to make a little history Aug. 29.

August 19, 2014 6:00 pm
Eden looks to lead Wheeler girls soccer back to semistate and beyond

Eden looks to lead Wheeler girls soccer back to semistate and beyond

UNION TWP. | The message comes across loud and clear to her Wheeler teammates, even if the tone from Shannon Eden isn’t what younger players want to hear.

August 16, 2014 9:00 pm Photos

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Munster QB-WR combo connect for three TDs in scrimmage

Munster QB-WR combo connect for three TDs in scrimmage

MUNSTER | Ostoich-to-Pickett may not roll off the tongue as easily as Montana-to-Rice or even Cutler-to-Marshall, but it could result in lots of touchdowns this season for Munster.

August 15, 2014 9:30 pm Photos

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Jurek beats his PBA50 roommate, Pedersen, for first title

Jurek beats his PBA50 roommate, Pedersen, for first title

HAMMOND | Being the recipient of multiple nicknames for a Professional Bowlers Association regular is usually a sign of respect, and Jack Jurek has a few.

August 07, 2014 9:00 pm Photos

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As leagues decline, bowling centers look for new ways to make money

As leagues decline, bowling centers look for new ways to make money

Despite a drop in league numbers in recent years, bowling remains the No. 1 participatory sport in America -- with 50 million people bowling at least once per year in a $10 billion industry.

August 06, 2014 11:00 pm Photos

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Hammond’s Parks, C.P.’s Idzior roll strong on Day 1 of PBA Senior event

Hammond’s Parks, C.P.’s Idzior roll strong on Day 1 of PBA Senior event

HAMMOND | On Monday, Hammond native Kenny Parks lamented the prize funds the Professional Bowlers Association senior tour (PBA50) provides and how long he would be traveling for the tourneys in the future.

August 05, 2014 8:00 pm Photos

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It's quality over quantity in Hammond bowling tournament

It's quality over quantity in Hammond bowling tournament

HAMMOND | The number of entrants into the PBA50 South Shore Open that began on Monday at Olympia Lanes has dropped over the last couple years.

August 04, 2014 5:44 pm Photos

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Old school customer service still reigns at Ringo’s

Old school customer service still reigns at Ringo’s

It’s your average Tuesday morning and within about 15 minutes, eight cars pull into the parking lot at Ringo’s Golf Center on U.S. 30.

July 29, 2014 4:30 pm Photos

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