Times preseason Top 10

2010 record in parentheses

1. Lake Central (21-11)

2. Crown Point (27-2)

3. Andrean (25-5)

4. Bishop Noll (20-10)

5. Munster (20-10)

6. Highland (18-9)

7. LaPorte (21-11)

8. Chesterton (19-7)

9. Portage (12-10)

10. Whiting (25-7)

On the bubble: Wheeler (31-2).


Star gazing

Misty Alvarado, Calumet, Sr., 1B

Amanda Blackwell, Whiting, Sr., C

Jessica Craft, LaPorte, Sr., SS

Vanessa Hartzell, Bishop Noll, Jr., P

Raenna Jenks, Crown Point, Jr., 2B

Rose Mullaney, Bishop Noll, Sr., OF

Kaitlyn Ranieri, Lake Central, Jr., OF

Nicole Steinbach, Andrean, Sr., P

Sam Terry, Lake Central, Sr., C

Angelique Zadrozny, Munster, Sr., OF


Conference predictions

Duneland Athletic Conference

Favorite: Lake Central

Darkhorse: LaPorte


Great Lakes Athletic Conference

Favorite: Morton

Darkhorse: Gavit


Greater South Shore Conference

Favorite: Bishop Noll

Darkhorse: Wheeler


Northwest Crossroads Conference

Favorite: Andrean

Darkhorse: Munster


Porter County Conference

Favorite: Hebron

Darkhorse: South Central


Times writers Steve Hanlon, Jim Hunsley and Matt Douthett contributed to the story.