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LIVE: RailCats vs Canaries, watching the skies for rain

LIVE: RailCats vs Canaries, watching the skies for rain

GARY | The RailCats held an on-field team meeting at their usual "batting practice" time, but the field at U.S. Steel Yard remains tarped.

June 23, 2014 5:00 pm
LIVE: RailCats vs Saltdogs, doubleheader Sunday

LIVE: RailCats vs Saltdogs, doubleheader Sunday

GARY | The RailCats head into today's doubleheader in a tough pitching conundrum.

June 22, 2014 1:45 pm

NIETO BLOG: Good to see Sandifer coaching at T.F. North

It is always a good thing to see when a former player returns to his or her prep alma mater to coach.

June 19, 2014 10:00 pm

Thoughts from the Class 1A state baseball championship

Even the Illinois Lutheran baseball team didn't think it would win the state title via the 10-run rule.

June 12, 2014 10:00 pm
LIVE: RailCats vs Explorers, two-for-one doubleheader

LIVE: RailCats vs Explorers, two-for-one doubleheader

GARY | Thanks to the rainout Tuesday, the RailCats are back in the position of playing a doubleheader, something that tends to force readjustments to the four-man rotation.

June 11, 2014 3:45 pm
LIVE: RailCats vs. Sioux City, rainout edition

LIVE: RailCats vs. Sioux City, rainout edition

GARY | The RailCats are hoping to knock off the doldrums from the one-game hiccup, but to do so, they'll need Mother Nature to cooperate.

June 10, 2014 4:45 pm
LIVE: RailCats blog vs Sioux City, keep the streak alive

LIVE: RailCats blog vs Sioux City, keep the streak alive

GARY | Nursing a seven-game winning streak, the RailCats face a Sioux City Explorers team that has lost eight in a row (including four to the 'Cats).

June 09, 2014 5:00 pm
'Blazing' a trail at Tour de Highland

'Blazing' a trail at Tour de Highland

HIGHLAND | Blase Spoljoric knows the Tour de Highland course by the soles of his feet.

June 09, 2014 5:00 pm Related
LIVE: RailCats vs. Canaries on Bark in the Park Day

LIVE: RailCats vs. Canaries on Bark in the Park Day

GARY | The RailCats are riding a six-game winning streak, the longest of the season and the longest since last year's eight ni a row to end June.

June 08, 2014 1:30 pm
Little League's second 75 years may be more challenging than its first

Little League's second 75 years may be more challenging than its first

This Friday was the 75th anniversary of the first Little League game ever played. To put that in greater perspective, that's only 38 years removed from the last Cubs World Series title.

June 06, 2014 10:00 pm
LIVE: RailCats vs Canaries, home from winning road-trip

LIVE: RailCats vs Canaries, home from winning road-trip

GARY | The RailCats return home having won four games in a row and five of their last seven. The winning streak is the longest of the season for the 'Cats.

June 06, 2014 5:00 pm

Going to a state final is always fun for the teams who put in the hard work

People have asked what is it like for us at The Times and nwi.com when a team goes to state.

June 05, 2014 10:00 pm

Baseball: Class 4A Chesterton Sectional championship blog

Class 4A Chesterton Sectional championship: Hobart 3, Portage 2

June 03, 2014 1:00 am
Blackhawks national anthem singer clears throat for Game 7 at Leon's Triathlon

Blackhawks national anthem singer clears throat for Game 7 at Leon's Triathlon

HAMMOND | He provokes greater ovations from Chicago Blackhawk fans than Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane combined.

June 01, 2014 10:00 pm
LIVE: RailCats vs Wichita, Opening Day

LIVE: RailCats vs Wichita, Opening Day

GARY | The RailCats have hung the buntings and massaged the field prepping for today's opener against Wichita.

May 22, 2014 5:00 pm

Inside the Tulsa Tip

Covering a coaching change may just about be the most maddening type of story in all of sports journalism.

April 15, 2014 3:46 pm

Drew looking at Tulsa (and beyond?)

Given Monday night's Tulsa World report that Bryce Drew has potentially ascended up Tulsa's wishlist, the Valparaiso faithful should be preparing themselves for the inevitable that Drew will no longer be pacing the sidelines at the Athletics-Recreation Center.

April 14, 2014 8:12 pm

Milwaukee banned, Drew bouncing?

One thing became vividly clear after a crazy Wednesday -- a guarantee that Milwaukee won't be knocking Bryce Drew out of the Horizon League tournament again next season.

April 09, 2014 7:23 pm
PRO BASEBALL: Don't be a fool, it's independent baseball

PRO BASEBALL: Don't be a fool, it's independent baseball

You should read the release first and then the explanation later. Here's the release that came from the Frontier League on March 31, announcing a "groundbreaking" rule change. (Hint, read carefully)

April 01, 2014 2:01 pm

Initial Valparaiso Basketball post-mortem

Valparaiso's season came to an end on Tuesday night in what seemed to be a cruel repeat of similar games from earlier in the year. Columbia delivered the third buzzer-beating defeat of the season at the Athletics-Recreation Center. Throw in a triple overtime loss at home to NCAA tourney part…

March 19, 2014 12:04 am

CIT Again? What's different this time for Valparaiso?

The images of Valparaiso's last trip to the CollegeInsider.com tournament are still hard to shake three years later. Whether it was Brandon Wood going through the motions in one of his lowest scoring games in a Valparaiso uniform or director of athletics Mark LaBarbera sitting high above the…

March 12, 2014 9:15 pm

Crusaders search for answers following disappointing exit

The fans had long left a darkened Resch Center when Clay Yeo walked back into the arena following Valparaiso's 74-57 loss to Milwaukee on Friday night.

March 08, 2014 9:42 am

Predicting the Horizon League Championship

March Madness is officially upon us as the Horizon League Championship begins on Tuesday evening with a trio of games at campus sites. I figured I'd sit down and predict my thoughts on how the tournament would play out, but first I looked back on my preseason predictions.

March 03, 2014 5:34 pm

A.J. Pacher tightens Horizon League race

Just when everything looked like it was going Valparaiso's way last weekend, A.J. Pacher had to throw a wrench into the mix.

February 17, 2014 1:35 pm
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