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Bishop Noll's Tyreon Gates and Valpo's Drew Paul collide during a regular season game. Gates is still recovering from a broken foot suffered this past summer. But the senior Warrior is ready to help lead his team into the postseason, which starts next week.
Bowman Academy's Martin Schiele, left, played a huge game for the Eagles on Wednesday night at the Class 3A Hammond Sectional. With Davon Dillard on the bench for the entire game, Schiele scored 16 points to lead the Eagles to the 111-62 win over Lighthouse. Bowman will play Griffith tonight…
Wheeler's Kyle Burch runs the ball during a game against River Forest. Burch has tied the school's season record for interceptions with six and has scored five receiving touchdowns, four of those in the last two weeks.
Crown Point tight end Morgan Kral, shown last season, caught a 24-yard scoring pass from Artie Equihua last Friday night to help the Bulldogs to a Week 1 win against Lowell. The Bulldogs face Mishawaka tonight.
Merrillville's Victoria Gaines shoots in the regional against Warsaw. On Monday, Gaines made her commitment to Michigan State.
Wheeler's Chad Christy catches a pass last season against River Forest. Defensively, he was third in the region with 131 tackles as a junior.
LaCrosse's Lauren Bailey carded an 88 at last year's Valparaiso Sectional at Valparaiso Country Club.
Portage's Cody Maldonado is congratulated after a touchdown catch against Crown Point. The senior receiver leads the team in receptions (30), receiving yards (421) and scores (seven).
Portage head coach Wally McCormack reacts to an interception against the Indians during the Crown Point game last season. McCormack is 11-9 in two seasons at his prep alma mater.
Portage's Nathan Cherry pounds through Crown Point during a game in 2013. The Indians' quarterback has a veteran line to work behind this season, which opens tonight against Miskawaka.
Valparaiso's Grace Withrow, left, battles for possession with Chesterton's Kaylee Lindahl during an early-season match. Withrow is the Times 2013 Player of the Year.
Valpo's Lauren Reineke has seven goals this season.
Wheeler's Shannon Eden is always in the middle of every play for the Bearcats.
Portage's Kevin Jones has verbally committed to play for Northern Illinois. Jones earned two wins and a save in the Class 4A LaPorte Sectional, leading the Indians to their first title since 1995.
A child awaits candy during the 2011 Fourth of July Parade down Willowcreek Road in Portage. This year's event steps off at 11 a.m. Thursday from Willowcreek Middle School.
Danny Pulfer is the new leadoff hitter for the RailCats, slotted in a spot previously occupied by Adam Klein. Pulfer hit .284 with 23 walks and 30 runs last season.
Griffith's catcher Kyle Buikema is a junior known more for his defense as a backstop than his hitting. He's a singles and bunt hitter, shown here, with a mid-.300s batting average.
Valparaiso coach Joe Otis reacts to the end of the game in 2011 when his Vikings boys basketball team won the Michigan City Sectional. This week the legendary boys basketball coach decided to take over Valpo's girls basketball program.
South Central's Taylor Johnson, left, was a regional qualifier last season in the 100 hurdles and long jump. She was Porter County Conference champion in both events, and is the school record holder in the 100 hurdles.
Two years ago Munster point guard Michael Schlotman was much thinner and shorter. Even without the coming growth spurt Schlotman led the Mustangs to an undefeated season and No. 1 ranking in the state, just like this year. Above, Schlotman drains a 3-pointer against Valparaiso at the regional.
Portage senior 126-pounder Dylan Logsdon won the Calumet sectional and regional titles, and finished third in the Merrillville Semistate. He will compete in the state finals Friday in Indianapolis.
Morgan Township's Hannah Murphy, left, averaged 10.3 points, 8.3 rebounds and was 13 of 22 from the field in the sectional.
Wheeler's Jeremy Truchan drives to the basket in a game against Hobart. Truchan averages 16.8 points, four rebounds, four assists and three steals per game for the Bearcats.
Portage's Jordan Collazo looks to pass during a game against Valparaiso last season. The Duneland Conference could be poised for its strongest season this year, with a bevy of Division I talent.
Valparaiso's Erik Buggs scored 15 points to help the Crusaders beat Kent State in overtime on Sunday.
Crown Point's Courtney Kvachkoff averaged 14.2 points, 2.6 assists and 5.7 rebounds to lead the Bulldogs to the sectional championship game.
Merrillville guard Jeremiah Jones, shown here against Valparaiso during the 2010-11 season, has signed with Duquesne University in Pittsburgh.
Valparaiso's Kelly Kennedy is 7-3 through 10 matches at No. 1 singles this season for the Vkings. She has six straight-set victories.
Valparaiso's Caitlin Kennedy was 15-3 at No. 2 singles last season, earning IHSTECA Distict 1 honors.
Chesterton's Meg Modesto has suffered only two losses in singles play in two years of prep tennis.
Valparaiso University students hold candles Wednesday during a prayer vigil at the school's Chapel of the Resurrection for Trayvon Martin, who was shot and killed in February in Florida. Second-degree murder charges were filed Wednesday against neighborhood watch captain George Zimmerman.
Lew Wallace coach Renaldo Thomas celebrates the emotional win during the 2010 semistate at Lafayette Jeff High School. His Hornets finished as 3A runners-up to Cody Zeller's Washington team.
Tyreon GatesSchool: Bishop NollGrade: Sr.Height: 6-3Stats: 14.2 ppg., 7.3 rpg., 2.7 spg.Position: G/FNickname:TyColleges recruiting me: None that i know of . Looking forward to some this year.My favorite basketball player, why: LeBron James because he can play any position and improve his ga…
Oakland guard Reggie Hamilton, right, a Thornwood grad, drives around Valparaiso's Bobby Capobianco during their December 17th game, won by the Golden Grizzlies 82-80.
Crown Point coach Clint Swan has had a blast this week as an assistant coach for the Indiana All-Star team. Tonight, Indiana travels to Lexington to take on the Kentucky All-Stars in America's oldest high school all-star classic.
Lake Central's Holly Spears has a personal best of 52.74 seconds in the 100 freestyle.
Andrean senior volleyball player Ana Nicksic is the Times Player of the Year for 2011. Nicksic finished her final season with more than 1,000 assists and 68 kills for the 59ers.
Chesterton football players like Justin Jenks can kiss the brown football field goodbye after the school board passed an order to install at turf surface for the Trojans.
Griffith pitcher Alex Latronica has been good the past two seasons. But the senior is looking to be the best in her last prep campaign.
Lake Central pitcher Jimmy McNamara delivers to a Valparaiso batter during the 2011 season. Thursday, the lefty committed to Central Michigan.
Crown Point's Joel Gintzler was a state qualifier in the 100 fly last season.
Chesterton's Lindsey Gorman, right, has played on the varsity team for four seasons. She's totaled 653 points, including 275 in 16 games as a senior.
Valparaiso's Ryan Broekhoff shoots the three pointer during the first game ever on the Homer Drew Court at the ARC between Valparaiso and Olivet Nazarene Tigers, Saturday, October 30th, 2010.
Valparaiso senior Dan Hummel is the younger brother of former Indiana All-Star and current Purdue basketball standout Rob Hummel. The 6-foot-5 receiver is playing varsity football for the first time this season. He caught the game-winning touchdown pass against Penn in the season opener.
Sophomore quarterback Gunner Grider leads 1-8 Highland into Friday's Class 4A Sectional 9 quarterfinal game at West Side.
Chesterton's Ashton Balch leads the Trojans with 10 goals and seven assists this season.
Valparaiso kicker Sam Ficken and the Times No. 1 Vikings will travel to No. 2 Merrillville on Friday night.
Chesterton's Peter Fouts picks off a pass and runs it back for a touchdown during the second quarter of Friday night's game at LaPorte. Fouts has four interceptions in the last two games, two of which he's returned for touchdowns.
Chesterton option quarterback Jon Watson has made significant progress as a passer, completing 12-of-21 passes for 190 yards, two touchdowns and an interception this season.
Griffith's Katelyn Barta, right, and Chesterton's Shay Masterson go for the ball during a game Oct. 1, 2009.
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