Hillary Smith has covered prep, pro and college sports -- and even a Dixie Baseball World Series -- for newspapers north and south of the Mason-Dixon Line since 1995.
An award-winning reporter in Louisiana and Indiana, she has both a bachelor's and a master's degree from Michigan State University and has worked at The Times since 2005.
She covers the RailCats as well as high school girls volleyball, girls basketball and baseball, though has been also been found at NASCAR races, Chicago pro events and college sports during her tenure at The Times.
Prior to a career in journalism, she was a basketball statistician for the Beach Middle School Bullpups and a Lane 6 swimmer for the Chelsea High School Bulldogs.
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The Crown Point High School gym seats approximately 3,800 fans in the top and bottom bowls.
While the IHSAA proposal to give the girls basketball teams a postseason all their own promotes Title IX advantages, the disadvantage could come at the cost of another girls sport.
HOBART | As soon as Jasmine Wright was fouled with 20.5 seconds remaining in Saturday's sectional championship game, her Merrillville teammates swarmed and hugged her.
Before a game last week, a referee approached Lake Station girls basketball coach Kristy Hite-Balboa.
Some girls basketball teams prefer to ease their way into the postseason.
They typical start time for the IHSAA girls basketball sectional draw is 6 p.m. or 5 p.m. Central Standard Time.
Before the Highland and Hobart girls basketball game started on Jan. 10, warm-up was halted and the two teams were ushered off the court.
With senior citizens stuck indoors and feet of snow covering their sidewalks, the Clark football team collected as many shovels as necessary and started working.
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As regionites sit down to assess their 2014 goals and hopes, many create a list of New Year's resolutions.
Pete Laven's new office in Gary is bigger than the old one.
For the first time in 18 years of covering sports, I was required to write about an on-court scrum at a girls basketball game.
Multiple conversations with high school, college and pro sports certified athletic trainers over the last three weeks has come up with one revelation: no one likes the doctor.
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Welcome to the start of the boys basketball season.
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Miami Dolphins lineman Jonathan Martin spent the bulk of Friday in New York, speaking to an NFL special counsel assigned to investigate Martin's claims of racism, bullying and overall harassment at the hands of his teammates and specifically …
MUNCIE | The Bishop Noll girls volleyball team had no intention of taking the pressure of the region with it when the season started.
MUNSTER | If there was any year for the IHSAA and football coaches to recommend a sixth class in the football postseason, this was it and Munster couldn't have been happier.
Bishop Noll volleyball coach Dave Rodriguez brought several bags of hidden food to practice at the beginning of the season.
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