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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

Crown Point's Abby Kvachkoff is Times Female Athlete of the Year

Crown Point's Abby Kvachkoff is Times Female Athlete of the Year

CROWN POINT | Abby Kvachkoff played three sports at Crown Point, all the same way.

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Former UIC star holding girls basketball tourney at Lincoln Center

Former UIC star holding girls basketball tourney at Lincoln Center

HIGHLAND | Guards have taken over the game, you say?

July 04, 2014 5:00 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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Oilers pick former Portage assistant Gonzalez to head Whiting girls hoops

Oilers pick former Portage assistant Gonzalez to head Whiting girls hoops

After seven years in the Portage basketball system, former assistant Jovanny Gonzalez is heading out on his own.

June 18, 2014 6:31 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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Sandifer to be named T.F. North girls basketball coach

Sandifer to be named T.F. North girls basketball coach

It looks like it will be double duty for LaShaunda Sandifer.

June 16, 2014 7:30 pm

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 …

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Merrillville's Gaines gets respect statewide for Junior All-Stars

Merrillville's Gaines gets respect statewide for Junior All-Stars

COLUMBUS | Kristi Kaniewski knows Victoria Gaines very well. But in the past Kaniewski, the girls basketball coach at Penn, was trying to come…

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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

Gaines, Miller lead Juniors to win over Indiana All-Stars

Gaines, Miller lead Juniors to win over Indiana All-Stars

LOGANSPORT | A big smile lit up the face of Merrillville's Victoria Gaines on Monday night inside The Berry Bowl. A good, loud summer crowd ha…

June 09, 2014 8:00 pm Photos

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WHERE ARE THEY NOW?: Cassie Pruzin

WHERE ARE THEY NOW?: Cassie Pruzin

Former Crown Point girls basketball standout Cassie Pruzin finds herself in unfamiliar sea of red these days.

June 02, 2014 7:00 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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Zasada to be named Reavis girls basketball coach

Zasada to be named Reavis girls basketball coach

Tim Zasada is expected to be named Reavis' girls basketball coach.

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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

Indiana Prep Notes: Crown Point softball makes national Top 25

Crown Point's softball team was ranked No. 16 in the MaxPreps Xcellent 25 National Softball Rankings this week, moving up from No. 22 last week.

May 15, 2014 7:00 pm

Whiting looking to fill girls hoops, volleyball openings

Whiting looking to fill girls hoops, volleyball openings

Kevin Moynihan has spent the last two years working on an administration license to add to his teaching degree.

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Indiana Prep Notes: Bishop Noll's Jones picks PUC for volleyball

Indiana Prep Notes: Bishop Noll's Jones picks PUC for volleyball

Bishop Noll senior outside hitter Carissa Jones has committed to play at Purdue Calumet next year. The Whiting native was a four-year letter w…

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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

IHSAA approves moving girls basketball season to avoid postseason conflict

The IHSAA approved a measure Monday that would move the start of the girls basketball season up one week in the state calendar to avoid the po…

May 06, 2014 7:00 pm

STEVE HANLON: The dollars and sense of prep politics

STEVE HANLON: The dollars and sense of prep politics

HIGHLAND | It was deja vu all over again at Highland High School on Friday night. The gym was packed and Chris Huppenthal was back home coachi…

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DeMuth leads McLegends to convincing victory over prep all-star squad

DeMuth leads McLegends to convincing victory over prep all-star squad

HIGHLAND | Jenny DeMuth is a bit familiar with the free throw lines at Highland High School.

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Indiana Prep Notes: L.C.'s Tyler Ross picks Florida Southern for basketball

Indiana Prep Notes: L.C.'s Tyler Ross picks Florida Southern for basketball

Lake Central senior boys basketball player Tyler Ross committed to play at Florida Southern on Wednesday, where he'll play for former Purdue p…

May 01, 2014 7:00 pm Photos

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DeMuth sisters excited to return to Highland for McLegends XII all-star game

DeMuth sisters excited to return to Highland for McLegends XII all-star game

The 2000-2001 girls basketball season was the greatest in Highland's history. The Trojans went undefeated, won the Hall of Fame Classic, were …

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Candy Wilson set to take over Valparaiso girls basketball

Candy Wilson set to take over Valparaiso girls basketball

VALPARAISO | Valparaiso High School's worst-kept secret was finally revealed on Friday afternoon.

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JIM PETERS: Merrillville's well-rounded Harris receives Cato scholarship

JIM PETERS: Merrillville's well-rounded Harris receives Cato scholarship

Motivational speakers tell us that people fall into one of two categories. There are those who are settlers and there are those who are reachers.

April 24, 2014 5:00 pm

There's no strict handbook for finding the right coach

As Lowell athletic director Patti McCormack started looking for the Red Devils' third basketball coach in four years, she had a list of what s…

April 12, 2014 11:00 pm

Times Indiana girls basketball coach of the year: Rod Fisher, West Side

Times Indiana girls basketball coach of the year: Rod Fisher, West Side

GARY | West Side's Rod Fisher said that there have been years in his 37 seasons when he's had to work harder as a coach than he did this year.

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Scouting the 2013-14 Times All-Area Girls Basketball Team

Scouting the 2013-14 Times All-Area Girls Basketball Team

FIRST TEAM

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Times Indiana Girls Basketball Player of the Year: LaPorte's Jaclyn Heath

Times Indiana Girls Basketball Player of the Year: LaPorte's Jaclyn Heath

Winning a softball national championship couldn't sway Jaclyn Heath's thoughts about her favorite sport, basketball.

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Morton opens girls basketball position

Morton opens girls basketball position

Morton posted an opening for a new girls basketball coach after Tom Haluska was asked to resign last week.

March 12, 2014 7:24 pm

Heath, Haluska resign girls basketball coaching positions

Heath, Haluska resign girls basketball coaching positions

Two more Northwest Indiana high school girls basketball coaches have resigned their positions this week.

March 12, 2014 5:00 pm Photos

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Region puts two on Junior All-Star team

Region puts two on Junior All-Star team

Victoria Gaines learned through Twitter that she'd been named to the Junior All-Star team.

March 12, 2014 1:35 pm Photos

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Otis resigns after one year as Valpo girls basketball coach; Wilson next in line?

Otis resigns after one year as Valpo girls basketball coach; Wilson next in line?

When Joe Otis took over as Valparaiso girls basketball coach and Candy Wilson came on as the junior varsity coach last year, it only figured t…

March 11, 2014 5:00 pm

Porter County-area prep basketball notes

Porter County-based statistician Keith Nuest scouts area prep basketball.

March 11, 2014 5:00 pm

Porter County-area prep basketball notes

Porter County-based statistician Keith Nuest scouts area prep basketball.

March 04, 2014 5:00 pm

HILLARY SMITH: Local semistate good for region, great for teams

The Crown Point High School gym seats approximately 3,800 fans in the top and bottom bowls.

March 02, 2014 6:30 pm

Oregon-Davis punches ticket to girls basketball state finals

CROWN POINT | Amidst the 47 total fouls called in Saturday's Class A North Semistate, Oregon-Davis found its rhythm.

March 01, 2014 6:30 pm

Penn beats Logansport in girls basketball semistate nail-biter

Penn beats Logansport in girls basketball semistate nail-biter

CROWN POINT | Penn practices shooting free throws with the gym's sound system pumped up past 11.

March 01, 2014 6:30 pm Photos

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Porter County-area prep basketball notes

Porter County-based statistician Keith Nuest scouts area prep basketball.

February 25, 2014 5:00 pm

IHSA puts H-F boys team on probation, but lets them compete in state playoffs

After an investigation into possible bylaws violations, the Homewood-Flossmoor boys basketball program will be allowed to compete in the state…

February 25, 2014 2:30 pm

Seton Academy's hopes of a state berth come up short

Seton Academy's hopes of a state berth come up short

RIVER FOREST | Three times in as many years, Seton Academy's girls basketball team walked into the super-sectional — the last two at Concordia…

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Penn bumps West Side girls from postseason

Penn bumps West Side girls from postseason

MISHAWAKA | West Side coach Rod Fisher said that if a team could figure out a way to slow down or stop Dana Evans, the Cougars could be beat.

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K.V. comes up short in program’s first-ever regional title game

K.V. comes up short in program’s first-ever regional title game

ROCHESTER | Until Saturday night, the Kankakee Valley girls’ basketball program had never played in a regional championship game.

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Kankakee Valley's defense ends Griffith’s season at regional semifinal

Kankakee Valley's defense ends Griffith’s season at regional semifinal

ROCHESTER | Few teams overachieved this season like the Griffith Panthers.

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Bishop Noll rally falls short against Canterbury in 2A regional

Bishop Noll rally falls short against Canterbury in 2A regional

RENSSELAER | Bishop Noll was facing a formidable foe in Fort Wayne Canterbury in the Class 2A Rensselaer Regional on Saturday.

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Morgan Twp. battles top-ranked O-D before losing at regionals

Morgan Twp. battles top-ranked O-D before losing at regionals

FULTON | Morgan Township gave top-ranked Oregon-Davis all it could handle in the first half of Saturday’s Class A Caston Regional semifinal, b…

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Merrillville falls, West Side advances at Penn Regional

Merrillville falls, West Side advances at Penn Regional

MISHAWAKA | While Merrillville couldn't keep the ball when it needed it, West Side used its speed-driven offense to impress.

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