CULVER | By the time South Central started digging itself out on Friday night, the hole was already too deep.
MORGAN TWP. | Marquette Catholic coach Donovan Garletts knew playing a scrappy team like Washington Township was going to be a huge benefit for the Blazers in their quest for a sectional championship.
RENSSELAER | Rensselaer knew if it was going to advance to its first sectional championship in six seasons it was going to have to win the rebounding battle against Winamac to get there.
EAST CHICAGO | Frank Kollintzas used to stand in the southeast corner of the Baratto Center's gym. E.C. Central was a state power. The bleachers were always full.
PLAINFIELD | The box score sometimes hides the truth.
Boys and girls basketball tournament pairings.
InSWIMniac Challenge March 15-16; Chicago Fire soccer school runs March 15-16; OE call-out meeting March 15
LANSING | Let's face it, only Calvin "Megatron" Johnson looks good in a Detroit Lions uniform.
D.J. Newbill scored 12 points, and Penn State's zone defense stifled host Northwestern in the Nittany Lions' 59-32 rout Thursday.
Cyesha Goree scored 18 points, grabbed 11 rebounds and had five assists as the seventh-seeded Michigan women rolled past No. 10 seed Indiana, 82-57, in the opening round of the Big Ten tournament on Thursday in Indianapolis.
The area's top teams in boys basketball, girls basketball, gymnastics, boys swimming, girls swimming and wrestling.
LAKE FOREST, Ill. | Devin Hester is done returning kicks in Chicago.
MORGAN TWP. | Guard play proved the difference on Wednesday as Eugene German and Jacob Bekelya each scored exactly 30 points in wins for 21st Century and Kouts, respectively, on the second night of the Morgan Township Class A sectional.
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. | The Bulls didn't get a great night from their starters Wednesday. Their backups made sure they didn't need one.
HAMMOND | Griffith coach Gary Hayes had a smile on his face after Wednesday night's opening win over Hammond, 49-41, in the Class 3A sectional.
EAST CHICAGO | In the blink of an eye, it was easy to see that a different E.C. Central boys basketball team walked out of the locker room after halftime.
Walter Pitchford and Shavon Shields each scored 17 points Wednesday, and Nebraska's defense held off Indiana's second-half rally for a 70-60 victory.
HAMMOND | Bad free-throw shooting usually equals postseason losses, but Griffith got away with missing the gimme's down the stretch to hold off Hammond 49-41 Wednesday in the Class 3A Hammond Sectional at the Civic Center.
Most area college scoreboards are quiet now, the gymnasiums emptied, the uniforms and basketballs wheeled into storage.
Megan Rogowski scored 21 points Tuesday night, including 5 of 8 from distance, and No. 25 DePaul dominated Georgetown 91-72 to end its regular season.
Nik Stauskas scored 24 points, and Michigan shot 70 percent from the 3-point line to win its first outright Big Ten title since 1986 with an 84-53 rout of Illinois on Tuesday night.
T.F. South defensive coordinator Bob Padjen and Mount Carmel defensive coordinator David Lenti will be inducted into the Illinois Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame on April 14
VALPARAISO | Alec Peters chose the right time to deliver his finest performance of the season.
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