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Lake Central's Gelen Robinson earns Tim Bishop Memorial Times Athlete of the Year honor again

Lake Central's Gelen Robinson earns Tim Bishop Memorial Times Athlete of the Year honor again

There were no bright lights, no stands packed with avid sports fans, no reporters or college scouts. Still, Gelen Robinson was there.

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Mount Carmel wrestler Bryce Brill is The Times Illinois Male Athlete of the Year

Mount Carmel wrestler Bryce Brill is The Times Illinois Male Athlete of the Year

Bryce Brill cracks a grin when people ask him if he knows how to spell "success."

July 05, 2014 7:00 pm Photos

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WHERE ARE THEY NOW?: Rich Blastic runs Huhtamaki packaging plant

WHERE ARE THEY NOW?: Rich Blastic runs Huhtamaki packaging plant

HAMMOND | When Rich Blastic walks into a store or sees someone carrying drinks from a restaurant, a sense of pride comes over him.

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JIM PETERS: Wrestlers eyeing the big catch at state high school fishing tournament

JIM PETERS: Wrestlers eyeing the big catch at state high school fishing tournament

Wrestling and fishing. Six minutes on a mat or six hours in a boat.

June 19, 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

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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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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Indiana Prep Notes: Morton football's Coleman signs with Graceland

Indiana Prep Notes: Morton football's Coleman signs with Graceland

Kenneth Coleman had a remarkable senior season for Morton's football team. He had 71 tackles, four sacks and two forced fumbles on the defensi…

April 24, 2014 7:00 pm Photos

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JIM PETERS: Region wrestling in dire need of officials

If you're a region wrestling fan and you think you've seen a lot of the same faces officiating matches, you're right.

April 10, 2014 5:00 pm

STEVE HANLON: Petrov stepping down but still 'Hanover Tough'

STEVE HANLON: Petrov stepping down but still 'Hanover Tough'

CEDAR LAKE | Not that this is common (insert joke here) but on Thursday night I was reaching for some more mashed potatoes when some major new…

March 14, 2014 5:00 pm

JIM PETERS: An Olympic wrestling mystery, over 80 years later

Decades ago, when Frank Fetters wrestled for what was then Thornton Fractional High School, his uncle John Etienne regaled him with tales of h…

March 12, 2014 5:00 pm

JIM PETERS: Reitz on track to join ranks of Griffith's wrestling greats

JIM PETERS: Reitz on track to join ranks of Griffith's wrestling greats

You can't win 'em all if you don't win the first one.

February 27, 2014 5:00 pm

WHERE ARE THEY NOW?: Thurman Stone

WHERE ARE THEY NOW?: Thurman Stone

Thurman Stone remembers a moment during the 1999 Indiana state wrestling regional.

February 24, 2014 6:00 pm

Hanover Central's Micic claims third state wrestling title; LC's Robinson repeats

Hanover Central's Micic claims third state wrestling title; LC's Robinson repeats

INDIANAPOLIS | Growing up in Cedar Lake, Stevan Micic idolized Andrew Howe, the three-time state champion for Hanover Central in 2006-08.

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Sophomores Streck and Hughes repeat as state wrestling medalists

Sophomores Streck and Hughes repeat as state wrestling medalists

INDIANAPOLIS | When the sole aim is to wrestle under the spotlight on the center mat, it's not easy to retrieve the mojo for a consolation match.

February 22, 2014 7:00 pm Photos

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Merrillville advances six to the state wrestling quarterfinals

INDIANAPOLIS | Given a choice, Brendan Black would've rather wrestled, even with the prospect of facing a semistate champion who placed at the…

February 21, 2014 9:45 pm

JIM PETERS: State titles remain special to Chesterton's Davison, 25 years later

JIM PETERS: State titles remain special to Chesterton's Davison, 25 years later

Every now and then, one of Keith Davison's sons will pull their dad's heavily-adorned Chesterton letterman's jacket out of the closet, put it …

February 20, 2014 5:00 pm

L.C.'s Robinson hopes a second state title caps a stellar prep career

L.C.'s Robinson hopes a second state title caps a stellar prep career

During one of Gelen Robinson's matches at the Calumet regional, somebody yelled, "Who is that grown man wrestling with these boys?"

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Scouting the IHSAA state wrestling finals

When: Friday, 5 p.m. (first round); Saturday, 8:30 a.m. (quarterfinals, followed by semifinals); 2 p.m. (consolations), 5:30 (championships).

February 18, 2014 5:00 pm

Valparaiso's Dembowski makes it to state sooner than expected

Valparaiso's Dembowski makes it to state sooner than expected

One season removed from junior varsity, Tristan Dembowski faced a long leap to make it all the way to state qualifier.

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WHERE ARE THEY NOW?: It's success by design for Alex Coriano

WHERE ARE THEY NOW?: It's success by design for Alex Coriano

Alex Coriano built off one moment in in his wrestling career.

February 17, 2014 6:00 pm

Local semistate champions eye the big wrestling prize

Local semistate champions eye the big wrestling prize

Wrestling has served as a vehicle to take Stevan Micic many places.

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Freshmen Reitz and Crary among seven semistate champs from Lake County

Freshmen Reitz and Crary among seven semistate champs from Lake County

MERRILLVILLE | They may look like freshmen, but Griffith's Jeremiah Reitz and Munster's Jason Crary sure don't wrestle like them.

February 15, 2014 10:00 pm Photos

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Portage's Torres disqualified, coach Vega ejected at Merrillville Semistate

Portage's Torres disqualified, coach Vega ejected at Merrillville Semistate

MERRILLVILLE | Saturday's Merrillville Semistate came to an abrupt end for Portage sophomore Gaige Torres and Indians coach Leroy Vega.

February 15, 2014 9:00 pm

JIM PETERS: Fowlers snare Calumet wrestling record

JIM PETERS: Fowlers snare Calumet wrestling record

Prep wrestling in the region has a multitude of family lineages whose roots run deep in the sport.

February 13, 2014 5:00 pm

Merrillville senior poised for best wrestling finish yet

Merrillville senior poised for best wrestling finish yet

Michael Garza clenched his fists, flexed his arms and let out a primal scream as he walked back to the center of the mat to have his hand rais…

February 11, 2014 9:15 pm

Portage's Hedrick motivated by success

Portage's Hedrick motivated by success

Nearly two full seasons on the mat and only a handful of varsity matches to his name, Matthew Hedrick found himself nearing a crossroads in hi…

February 11, 2014 5:00 pm Photos

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Scouting the Merrillvile wrestling semistate

Merrillville Semistate

February 11, 2014 5:00 pm

Trio of Schurgs lead Crown Point to eighth straight wrestling regional title

Trio of Schurgs lead Crown Point to eighth straight wrestling regional title

CROWN POINT | Several wrestlers came into Saturday's Crown Point Regional with payback in mind, and three of them exacted it.

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Steady Merrillville repeats as Calumet Regional wrestling champions

Steady Merrillville repeats as Calumet Regional wrestling champions

CALUMET TWP. | Merrillville coach David Maldonado says the key to winning a wrestling state title is winning the regional as an individual, so…

February 08, 2014 8:00 pm Photos

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JIM PETERS: The wrestling show must go on, weather or not

When the email from Indiana High School Athletic Association Assistant Commissioner Robert Faulkens arrived in Jim Wadkins' inbox before last …

February 06, 2014 5:00 pm

Chesterton freshman Tolin takes no days off from wrestling

Chesterton freshman Tolin takes no days off from wrestling

There are no days off for Jack Tolin.

February 04, 2014 6:00 pm

Scouting local wrestling regionals

Calumet Regional

February 04, 2014 5:00 pm

Calumet's Noworul hopes to qualify for state with his third chance

Calumet's Noworul hopes to qualify for state with his third chance

There are names painted on the wall in the Calumet wrestling room. Each one was a previous Warriors wrestler who qualified for or placed at th…

February 04, 2014 5:00 pm

Crown Point's wins 12th straight sectional title

Crown Point's wins 12th straight sectional title

CROWN POINT | Crown Point senior Josh Fuqua was relaxed standing mat side in his sweats about 45 minutes after his upset victory at 138 pounds…

February 01, 2014 7:30 pm Photos

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No sweat for Portage at Calumet mat sectional

No sweat for Portage at Calumet mat sectional

CALUMET TWP. | The mat was a sea of red as wrestlers gathered to be announced as finalists in each weight class Saturday at Calumet.

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Chesterton's Jensen hands LaPorte's Eldridge first wrestling loss at LaPorte Sectional

LAPORTE | If Jaycee Jensen doesn't do anything special the rest of the postseason, he will always have this moment.

February 01, 2014 7:00 pm

Streck, Merrillville repeat at E.C. Central wrestling sectional

Streck, Merrillville repeat at E.C. Central wrestling sectional

EAST CHICAGO | Merrillville's David Maldonado admits that his job as a coach is hard.

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Griffith freshman Jeremiah Reitz takes 30-1 record into the sectional

Griffith freshman Jeremiah Reitz takes 30-1 record into the sectional

Jeremiah Reitz is a self-described "adrenaline junkie."

January 28, 2014 7:45 pm

Hebron's Sanchez scores a reversal on mat and in classroom

Hebron's Sanchez scores a reversal on mat and in classroom

Wrestling and school may not seem to have much in common.

January 28, 2014 7:45 pm Photos

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Scouting local wrestling sectionals

Calumet Sectional

January 28, 2014 5:15 pm

The Times wrestling top 10

(Previous ranking in parentheses)

January 28, 2014 5:00 pm

Morton continues GLAC wrestling domination

HAMMOND | No Morton senior will ever be part of a Governors team that didn't win the Great Lakes Athletic Conference tournament.

January 23, 2014 9:00 pm

Robert Yanez has helped bring River Forest back from the brink

Robert Yanez has helped bring River Forest back from the brink

Robert Yanez remembers his freshman wrestling season at River Forest like a bad dream.

January 21, 2014 7:00 pm

Gough is Wheeler's first conference champion in wrestling

Gough is Wheeler's first conference champion in wrestling

Years from now, Ryan Gough will be the answer to a Wheeler trivia question.

January 21, 2014 5:00 pm Photos

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The Times wrestling top 10

(Previous ranking in parentheses)

January 21, 2014 5:00 pm

Host Merrillville reclaims DAC wrestling title from CP

Host Merrillville reclaims DAC wrestling title from CP

MERRILLVILLE | Never be satisfied.

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Micic, Hanover Central dominate GSSC wrestling meet in debut

CEDAR LAKE | In past years during conference championship weekend for wrestling, Hanover Central would make the trek to Illinois and compete i…

January 18, 2014 6:00 pm

Kankakee Valley wrestles NCC meet from Lowell

LOWELL | Kankakee Valley has been waiting for this. Andrew Schulties has been waiting for this, too.

January 18, 2014 6:01 pm
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