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Lowell picks Clark's Joe Delgado to head boys hoops program

Lowell picks Clark's Joe Delgado to head boys hoops program

Joe Delgado graduated from Clark, his parents graduated from Clark and his wife is a coach and teacher at Clark.

August 25, 2014 9:00 pm

Richie steps down as Lowell boys basketball coach

Richie steps down as Lowell boys basketball coach

This is not the time for the boys basketball coach at Lowell High School to step down. But that's exactly what Nate Richie did recently, going…

August 22, 2014 6:30 pm

Family, friends rallying to help injured Everaert

Family, friends rallying to help injured Everaert

The boys first met in kindergarten.

August 20, 2014 5:00 pm

Midwest Elite Prep expands basketball program

Midwest Elite Prep expands basketball program

MERRILLVILLE | When Glen "Red" Heffernan came to Midwest Elite Preparatory Academy last year to coach its post-graduate men's basketball team,…

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STEVE HANLON: Oh did Gavit hit a home run with this hire

STEVE HANLON: Oh did Gavit hit a home run with this hire

Mark Barnhizer was a lad when this story was first told. The native of Lapel, after one year of hoops at Purdue, was down in Auburn with his s…

August 14, 2014 8:00 pm Photos

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Gavit picks Barnhizer as new athletic director and boys hoops coach

Gavit picks Barnhizer as new athletic director and boys hoops coach

Mark Barnhizer has been hired as Gavit's new athletic director. And the 2003 Indiana All-Star coach will also take over the Gladiators boys ba…

August 12, 2014 11:30 pm Photos

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Crown Point's Barclay commits to play hoops at SE Louisiana

Crown Point's Barclay commits to play hoops at SE Louisiana

The dream seemed to be over. Crown Point senior forward Bret Barclay ended his final prep basketball season with the Bulldogs in March. The fu…

August 12, 2014 6:52 pm Photos

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WHERE ARE THEY NOW?: Ciciora wanted to make a difference and he did

WHERE ARE THEY NOW?: Ciciora wanted to make a difference and he did

VALPARAISO | Dale Ciciora remembers the biggest challenge he got from his high school coach.

August 11, 2014 6:30 pm Photos

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Former Hammond greats return for Wildcats Forever Club dinner

Former Hammond greats return for Wildcats Forever Club dinner

HAMMOND | Rich Hudson asked the crowd if they knew who was in the picture on the screen. The older heads nodded in agreement. The younger eyes…

August 02, 2014 6:00 pm Photos

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WHERE ARE THEY NOW?: Sweet is still king of free-throw shooting method

WHERE ARE THEY NOW?: Sweet is still king of free-throw shooting method

VALPARAISO | When Virgil Sweet and Dale Ciciora walked into a hot, empty Boucher Gym at Ben Franklin Middle School last week, they recalled th…

July 28, 2014 6:30 pm Photos

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STEVE HANLON: The changing face of Hoosier Hysteria

STEVE HANLON: The changing face of Hoosier Hysteria

It ain't like it used to be — government, taxes, music, clothes or my hairline.

July 24, 2014 5:45 pm Photos

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Westville picks Vazquez as new boys basketball coach

Westville picks Vazquez as new boys basketball coach

It's like going from "Hoop Dreams" to "Hoosiers" in one quick, strange trip.

July 23, 2014 5:45 pm

Rea reacts to Dillard's departure from Bowman Academy

Rea reacts to Dillard's departure from Bowman Academy

Toward the end of the school year, Bowman Academy boys basketball coach Marvin Rea and junior Davon Dillard were talking about academics, summ…

July 21, 2014 5:00 pm Photos

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STEVE HANLON: Officially, this is not just a black and white issue

STEVE HANLON: Officially, this is not just a black and white issue

I've heard it. You've heard it. We've all heard it for many generations.

July 10, 2014 5:45 pm

River Forest picks Quigg as new athletic director

River Forest picks Quigg as new athletic director

Jason Quigg probably got a high-five from Mickey Mouse on Tuesday night, after the world-famous rodent heard the good news for Quigg.

July 08, 2014 9:00 pm

STEVE HANLON: Things that need to get blowed up real good

So how was the parade? The picnic? The potato-e salad? (Just like Dan Quayle, I'm from Indiana, too!)

July 04, 2014 5:45 pm

STEVE HANLON: West Side's boys track team is going to church

STEVE HANLON: West Side's boys track team is going to church

In a time where much of the news coming out of Gary isn't cheery, a group of young men at West Side High School did something remarkable. It w…

July 03, 2014 5:45 pm

Closing of Lew Wallace saddens many former Hornet athletes

Closing of Lew Wallace saddens many former Hornet athletes

Dave Templin grew up on the east side of Gary, near the steel mills. Before graduating from Emerson in 1966, a blue-collar lunch-pail district…

July 01, 2014 5:00 pm Photos

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Wheatfield's Vukadinovich works Wisconsin basketball camp

Wheatfield's Vukadinovich works Wisconsin basketball camp

In March of 1984, Brian Vukadinovich was just seconds from realizing a life-long dream. Then, like that, a last-second shot by a Warsaw player…

June 29, 2014 5:00 pm

E'Twaun Moore returns to E.C. Central for Basketball Skills Camp

E'Twaun Moore returns to E.C. Central for Basketball Skills Camp

EAST CHICAGO | It has become a summer tradition.

June 27, 2014 6:15 pm Photos

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STEVE HANLON: Flick Award goes to the perfect winner

STEVE HANLON: Flick Award goes to the perfect winner

Josh Borst wasn't born with a silver spoon in his mouth. Everything he got in life came with great effort after jumping hurdles in his way. Ye…

June 27, 2014 5:45 pm

STEVE HANLON: The best and worst of the 2013-14 school year

It's been written that life is a vapor. Boy, it sure seems that way. It seemed like yesterday we were putting out our football tab last August…

June 26, 2014 6:30 pm

Local basketball coaches weigh in on NBA Draft, free-agent movement

Local basketball coaches weigh in on NBA Draft, free-agent movement

MERRILLVILLE | The National Basketball Association season ended nearly two weeks ago.

June 25, 2014 5:00 pm

Marc Condotti is new H-F boys hoops coach

Marc Condotti is new H-F boys hoops coach

Homewood-Flossmoor didn't have to look far to name its new boys basketball coach.

June 24, 2014 7:00 pm

WHERE ARE THEY NOW?: Jeff Stur has a 'Golden Eagle' eye view of things

WHERE ARE THEY NOW?: Jeff Stur has a 'Golden Eagle' eye view of things

Jeff Stur knew he would have to have some creativity if he wanted to work in the sports marketing and media relations field.

June 23, 2014 7:30 pm Photos

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STEVE HANLON: Something bigger than all of those games

STEVE HANLON: Something bigger than all of those games

It was December 1999. These shoes were standing inside the Hammond Civic Center taking in The Times Region Roundball Rumble. It was a thrillin…

June 19, 2014 6:30 pm

Kentucky working with Indiana to revive All-Star series in commonwealth

Kentucky working with Indiana to revive All-Star series in commonwealth

Six years ago, Charlie Hall sat down at a table to discuss breathing life back into the Indiana-Kentucky All-Star series.

June 18, 2014 6:00 pm Photos

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WHERE ARE THEY NOW?: Former West Side basketball coach reflects on his career

WHERE ARE THEY NOW?: Former West Side basketball coach reflects on his career

GARY | When former West Side boys basketball coach Ike Brown goes through his stacks of memorabilia, which includes several plaques on the wal…

June 16, 2014 7:30 pm Photos

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Indiana sweeps Kentucky in all-star series

INDIANAPOLIS | Stepping back into Bankers Life Fieldhouse for Lake Central's Tyler Wideman would be like Ali stepping into the ring against Jo…

June 14, 2014 9:00 pm Related

Jennings leads Indiana to sweep of Kentucky

INDIANAPOLIS | It was a crowning achievement for one of Indiana's best girls basketball players in state history.

June 14, 2014 8:10 pm

Blackmon leads Lyles-less Hoosiers to win at Kentucky

Blackmon leads Lyles-less Hoosiers to win at Kentucky

Clint Swan spoke about it on Wednesday night, as did Tyler Wideman. How would Mr. Basketball Trey Lyles of Indianapolis Tech peform in Friday …

June 13, 2014 11:00 pm Related

STEVE HANLON: What it means to don the threads

STEVE HANLON: What it means to don the threads

COLUMBUS | The gym was thinning out Wednesday night at Columbus North. A talented Indiana All-Star team just finished a sweep of the Junior All-Stars.

June 13, 2014 6:30 pm

STEVE HANLON: The kid in the candy store

STEVE HANLON: The kid in the candy store

COLUMBUS | The legends lined up on the bleachers for a photograph, the younger ones wearing the historic white jersey with the coveted blue le…

June 12, 2014 7:30 pm

Dillard not sure if he's returning to Bowman Academy

Dillard not sure if he's returning to Bowman Academy

COLUMBUS | Sometimes the story is on the basketball floor, between the hardwood lines of America's game. Often, though, it is not.

June 11, 2014 9:00 pm Photos

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Indiana Junior-Senior All-Star Game has a distinctiive region flavor

Indiana Junior-Senior All-Star Game has a distinctiive region flavor

LOGANSPORT | With five local juniors, a sixth who used to play in Northwest Indiana and Lake Central's Tyler Wideman, Monday's Indiana Junior-…

June 09, 2014 9:00 pm Video

Marquette's Fazekas on DNP list for All-Star game

Marquette's Ryan Fazekas did not play in Monday night's Indiana All-Star-Junior All-Star game at Logansport after sustaining a groin strain in…

June 09, 2014 8:00 pm

STEVE HANLON: It is time for some summer fun

STEVE HANLON: It is time for some summer fun

This is a breathless time of year for high school sports. Championships of all kinds are being decided around Indiana in several spring sports.

May 30, 2014 7:30 pm

STEVE HANLON: It ain't like it used to be

When Mike Hackett started his career as a teacher and boys basketball coach 20-plus years ago, the landscape of Hoosier Hysteria was much diff…

May 29, 2014 7:30 pm

Indiana Prep Notes: L.C.'s Ryan to play basketball for Albion

Indiana Prep Notes: L.C.'s Ryan to play basketball for Albion

Lake Central boys basketball guard Robert Ryan has committed to play at Albion College.

May 29, 2014 6:00 pm

Gavit looking for AD, boys basketball coach after Ridenour leaves

Gavit looking for AD, boys basketball coach after Ridenour leaves

Gavit is looking to fill its boys basketball coaching position and its athletic director's post.

May 27, 2014 5:00 pm Photos

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Indiana Prep Notes: Several locals tabbed for Indiana Class All-Star Classic

Indiana Prep Notes: Several locals tabbed for Indiana Class All-Star Classic

Several area basketball players were selected to play in the Indiana Class Basketball All-Star Classic which will be held at Anderson Universi…

May 22, 2014 7:00 pm Photos

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STEVE HANLON: The gift that just keeps on giving

Just when you thought it was fixed, a tire goes flat and the muffler falls off. Again. And then someone steals the fuzzy dice hanging from the…

May 16, 2014 5:00 pm

WHERE ARE THEY NOW?: Harold Cox

WHERE ARE THEY NOW?: Harold Cox

Harold Cox can't wait to return to Portage in August.

May 12, 2014 7:00 pm Photos

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STEVE HANLON: IHSAA dribbles the ball in the right direction

The basketball news the IHSAA released this week was good. It was positive for the players, awesome for the schools and getting much closer to…

May 08, 2014 5:00 pm

WHERE ARE THEY NOW?: Jim Poole

WHERE ARE THEY NOW?: Jim Poole

At 6-foot-7, Jim Poole looks like he can drive a golf ball straight down the fairway and nothing can keep him down.

May 05, 2014 7:00 pm

Lux leads McLegends' stars to romp of high school stars

Lux leads McLegends' stars to romp of high school stars

HIGHLAND | Bret Barclay drove to the basket Saturday afternoon at Highland High School. The Crown Point senior made contact with T.J. Lux and …

May 03, 2014 5:00 pm Photos

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JIM PETERS: It's been a whirlwind year for former Chesterton basketball player Holba

It hasn't been quite a year since Matt Holba pulled up his Chesterton roots and moved with his family to central Indiana. It just doesn't seem…

May 01, 2014 5:30 pm

STEVE HANLON: All-Star game happy to be a McHoosier

STEVE HANLON: All-Star game happy to be a McHoosier

For a long while, Northwest Indiana had a local all-star game for boys and girls basketball. Then, like that, it vanished.

May 01, 2014 5:00 pm Photos

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STEVE HANLON: I finally get to meet Virgil Sweet, again

It was summer of 1977, I believe. This young baller who is now an old baller put on his canvas Chuck Taylor's and dribbled a ball toward Crown…

April 25, 2014 5:00 pm
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