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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.
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.
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.
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.
GRIFFITH | What makes a great athlete, no matter what the sport, is understanding when your opponent is keying on you, then making adjustments.
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.
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.
MALDEN | How much does Meghan Banik love soccer?
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.
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.
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.
VALPARAISO | Senior Ashley Thomas started the trend in the first game of the season, a 9-1 victory over LaPorte.
VALPARAISO | He hasn’t run the Popcorn Panic since sixth grade. She seems like she’s been running it every year since.
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.
HOBART | Waiting was the hardest part for players, coaches, fans, volunteers … everybody.
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.
It was definitely a huge dose of home cooking for Purdue Calumet sophomore Patrick Mudd last week in the Crimson Wave Preview golf tourney.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
With a total of 17 men and women, the Indiana University Northwest cross country teams are set to make a little history Aug. 29.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Greg Olson started as a tournament director for the Northwest Indiana Junior Golf Association in the first season of the tour in 2002.
Remember the project that was approved last year for Enbridge Energy Partners to replace a 44-year-old pipeline over 60 miles between Lake, Porter, LaPorte and St. Joseph counties?
VALPARAISO | With 168 years combined on Earth, Bill Pauley and Robert McKeague might have been the most experienced duo competing in Saturday’s Valparaiso Triathlon at Rogers-Lakewood Park.
VALPARAISO | It was more of the same for a pair of triathletes on a rainy Saturday morning at Rogers-Lakewood Park.
What do you get when you cross football and golf?
CARMEL | In between the two games Saturday at the ICGSA North-South All-Star Games, state awards were announced, and a Northwest Indiana person earned one of them for the first time in seven years.
CARMEL | A weaker kid wouldn’t have lasted four years. But Morgan Cavinder isn’t a weak kid.
As the 2014 high school softball season began in March, one thing still haunted Crown Point pitcher Miranda Elish: The last game of last season.
He may have been only a first-year head coach, but Richard Sobilo knew plenty about Bishop Noll softball, thanks to his daughter, Elena, being a player on the team.
HAMMOND | For the last three years, Alice Veenstra has helped coach the Calumet College women’s bowling team.
WEST LAFAYETTE | Even in the top of the seventh inning of a game in which Crown Point had not scored a run against Huntington North, hope was not lost.
ST. JOHN | In Friday’s Lake Central Sectional at Palmira Golf Course, Crown Point’s fifth golfer, Ken Decker, shot a nice 82.
CEDAR LAKE | Hanover Central coach Larry McMillen could be considered softball’s version of Yoda with as long as he’s been involved in the sport.
PORTAGE | In her previous three years as a thrower at Portage, a school known for its successful throwers on the girls and boys sides, Ashley Sosbe was a follower.
HAMMOND | It had been a while since senior Andie Fremouw had pitched for Bishop Noll – 13 days to be exact, which was about a week before sectionals.
HAMMOND | Bishop Noll senior Monica Martin transferred from softball power Lake Central after her freshman year to a program that hadn’t won a sectional title since 2006.
LAPORTE | All five grandstands at LaPorte’s softball field at Kesling Park were packed. It was a dream matchup in any high school sport: The defending state champ that’s still very good against an undefeated nationally-ranked conference rival in the sectional championship.
VALPARAISO | There are 16 events in IHSAA postseason track and field meets, so for a team to win it usually has to have depth with a variety of good athletes.
LAPORTE | During the regular season, Chesterton gave undefeated Crown Point its toughest game, losing by just one run and holding a lead late.
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