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Diamond Kings to hold annual indoor hitting league

Diamond Kings to hold annual indoor hitting league

ST. JOHN | Diamond Kings Baseball and Softball Training Complex is Eric Blakeley's business.

October 06, 2014 10:00 pm

Schererville Baseball League ousts president, conducts internal investigation

Schererville Baseball League ousts president, conducts internal investigation

SCHERERVILLE | Some World Series-qualifying youth baseball teams come home to parades and mass adulation.

September 20, 2014 5:00 pm

Munster Braves win their seventh Hoosier Baseball League title

Munster Braves win their seventh Hoosier Baseball League title

Kobe has five rings, Jordan has six and "Shak" has seven.

September 12, 2014 5:00 pm

Chicago honors Little League champions with parade

Chicago honors Little League champions with parade

CHICAGO | A parade and rally worthy of national champions has come to a close in Chicago as the city celebrates the Jackie Robinson West All Stars.

August 27, 2014 12:51 pm Related

Shock rolls over Fargo in Babe Ruth World Series pool-play finale

The Schererville Shock needed to win its final pool-play game Sunday night at the Babe Ruth 15-year-old World Series in Longview, Wash.

August 25, 2014 7:00 pm

Chicago team falls short in LLWS title

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. | In the giddy moments after South Korea won the Little League World Series, outfielder Don Wan Sin realized how he wanted to celebrate.

August 24, 2014 6:45 pm

Shock rally falls short in second round of Babe Ruth World Series pool play

The Schererville Shock rallied for three runs in the top of the seventh inning, and had the tying run at third base, but Torrance, Calif. was able to hold on and win, 6-5, in the second round of pool-play action Friday at the Babe Ruth 15-yea…

August 22, 2014 5:48 pm

No Mo'ne on mound, Philly loses to Chicago

No Mo'ne on mound, Philly loses to Chicago

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. | Joshua Houston had a clutch two-run single, reliever Cameron Bufford pitched a tense scoreless sixth inning, and Chicago held off gritty Philadelphia 6-5 on Thursday night in a matchup of inner-city teams at the Litt…

August 21, 2014 9:41 pm

Shock wins Babe Ruth World Series opener

Schererville Shock manager Dan Bosold was worried that his team would be rusty when it finally played its first Babe Ruth 15-year-old World Series game nearly four weeks after earning the berth.

August 21, 2014 8:00 pm

Las Vegas spoils Mo'ne's night, beats Philly

Las Vegas spoils Mo'ne's night, beats Philly

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. | Dallan Cave and Brennan Holligan hit two-run homers, lefty reliever Austin Kryszczuk got out of two big jams, and Las Vegas beat Philadelphia and star pitcher Mo'ne Davis 8-1 in the Little League World Series on Wedn…

August 20, 2014 9:16 pm

Las Vegas dominates Jackie Robinson West at Little League World Series

Las Vegas dominates Jackie Robinson West at Little League World Series

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. | Brad Stone hit a grand slam in the first inning and Las Vegas hit five home runs in a 13-2 win over Chicago's Jackie Robinson West on Sunday.

August 17, 2014 8:30 pm Photos

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HOYS making transition to Cal Ripken 50/70 format

HOYS making transition to Cal Ripken 50/70 format

HAMMOND | What a difference a year makes.

August 15, 2014 5:00 pm

S'ville Shock works to stay sharp for Babe Ruth World Series

S'ville Shock works to stay sharp for Babe Ruth World Series

SCHERERVILLE | Schererville Shock manager Dan Bosold likens his Babe Ruth 15-year-old World Series qualifier to a bowl-bound college football team after the end of the regular season.

August 11, 2014 10:00 pm Related

ABC Fastpitch's Lexi Funk leads by example

ABC Fastpitch's Lexi Funk leads by example

HIGHLAND | Lexi Funk appreciates the support she gets from her Laker teammates at Roosevelt University.

August 08, 2014 5:00 pm Photos

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Homewood head to Cal Ripken 50/70 12-year-old World Series

Homewood head to Cal Ripken 50/70 12-year-old World Series

In the Cal Ripken Major 50/70 12-year-old division, base runners are allowed to take lead-offs and break before the pitch, just like they do in the big leagues.

August 04, 2014 10:00 pm

Indiana Elite rallies for five runs before winning BPA World Series

Indiana Elite rallies for five runs before winning BPA World Series

For all of his malapropisms and unintended comedic statements, Yogi Berra is credited for these words of wisdom.

August 04, 2014 10:00 pm Photos

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Fall baseball league grows to four states

Fall baseball league grows to four states

When the High School Fall Baseball League started in 2009 in Schererville, there were five teams of prep players playing with wood bats for fun on the weekend. 

August 01, 2014 8:00 pm

Democracy rules as Highland 10-11 All Stars win Little League state title

Democracy rules as Highland 10-11 All Stars win Little League state title

HIGHLAND | It isn't that they had anything against the democratic process, but when Highland Little League decided this season to let its players vote for the all-star teams, coaches were bracing for breakups.

August 01, 2014 5:00 pm

Indiana Bulldogs to play in National Youth Baseball Championships

Indiana Bulldogs to play in National Youth Baseball Championships

The Indiana Bulldogs know drama.

July 31, 2014 7:00 pm

Hurricanes battle weather, wardrobe issues on way to Babe Ruth World Series

Hurricanes battle weather, wardrobe issues on way to Babe Ruth World Series

HAMMOND | Need volunteers for a makeshift grounds crew?

July 29, 2014 5:00 pm

Dyer falls in state champion Little League game

Dyer falls in state champion Little League game

CROWN POINT | Though it dates back to Biblical times, the term "David vs. Goliath" is not going to get old soon.

July 28, 2014 8:31 pm Photos

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Schererville Shock going to Babe Ruth World Series

Sunday was a beautiful day for baseball, if was being played in Northwest Indiana.

July 27, 2014 10:00 pm

Crown Point stopped in quarterfinal of Cal Ripken Ohio Valley Regional

Crown Point stopped in quarterfinal of Cal Ripken Ohio Valley Regional

CROWN POINT | Bulldogs manager Chip Pettit described the game in a nutshell to his players.

July 26, 2014 9:15 pm

NSA World Series 8U runners-up to finally play on the road

NSA World Series 8U runners-up to finally play on the road

CROWN POINT | The Highland 8-year-old all-star softball team hasn't ventured too far from Northwest Indiana this summer.

July 25, 2014 8:30 pm

Two summer camps combine to keep city kids active

Two summer camps combine to keep city kids active

GARY | Maybe when they visit the Bears training camp early next month in Bourbonnais, Gary youngsters will be in better shape than the Bears themselves.

July 25, 2014 4:30 pm Photos

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Crete Crush rallies to stay alive before being eliminated from NSA World Series

Crete Crush rallies to stay alive before being eliminated from NSA World Series

MERRILLVILLE | Say what you will about softball's international tiebreaker format, but it makes far greater sense than "stoppage time" in soccer.

July 24, 2014 8:30 pm

Highland stopped in Little League state final

Highland stopped in Little League state final

After emerging victorious from a series of late-inning dramatics, Highland was finally stopped in championship game of the Indiana Little League State Championships, falling to New Albany, 2-0, Wednesday at the Al and Jan Barker Sports Comple…

July 24, 2014 5:00 pm

JIM PETERS: Little League baseball still holding its own

When travel baseball began to proliferate in the region several years, it appeared to be a death knell to Little League.

July 24, 2014 5:00 pm

NWI Sox, TC Angels fight for their tourney lives at NSA "B" North-Central World Series

NWI Sox, TC Angels fight for their tourney lives at NSA "B" North-Central World Series

HOBART | Most of the time in big tournaments such as the NSA "B" North-Central World Series, the teams facing off don’t know each other.

July 23, 2014 8:00 pm Photos

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14U division at NSA World Series a precursor for high school ranks

14U division at NSA World Series a precursor for high school ranks

MUNSTER | It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to realize why the 14-and-under age group of the National Softball Association "B" North Central World Series is the largest of the divisions that began competition on Tuesday across the region.

July 22, 2014 6:30 pm Photos

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Rule the Region fall softball league provides travel ball competition without the travel

It's travel softball without the long rides.

July 22, 2014 5:00 pm

CR 2013 World Series champions among seven local teams advancing to Ohio Valley Regional

CR 2013 World Series champions among seven local teams advancing to Ohio Valley Regional

How can you doubt a team that just won a World Series?

July 22, 2014 5:00 pm

Former Wildcat returns home to give baseball/softball clinic

Former Wildcat returns home to give baseball/softball clinic

HAMMOND | Gregory White wasn't fortunate enough to play travel baseball.

July 21, 2014 7:00 pm

NSA World Series opener displays skills, collects shoes

NSA World Series opener displays skills, collects shoes

CROWN POINT | At the end of about every high school sports season, Rick Flutka could have collected all the locker room leftovers and started a used sports apparel shop.

July 21, 2014 6:45 pm Photos

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Local Babe Ruth teams advance to Ohio Valley Regionals

Local Babe Ruth teams advance to Ohio Valley Regionals

CROWN POINT | Crown Point Red manager Scott Angel claims he doesn't have an ace up his sleeve.

July 20, 2014 7:30 pm Photos

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Northwest Indiana becoming familiar home for NSA 'B' World Series

Northwest Indiana becoming familiar home for NSA 'B' World Series

It's not quite an annual thing, but it's getting there.

July 18, 2014 10:00 pm

Longtime umpire Jacques 'Jack' Campbell found his calling

Longtime umpire Jacques 'Jack' Campbell found his calling

How even-tempered was Jacques "Jack" Campbell?

June 27, 2014 5:00 pm Photos

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Trent Howard retires from pro baseball career to coach and instruct

Trent Howard retires from pro baseball career to coach and instruct

SCHERERVILLE | During a flat-lined road trip to Sioux City, Iowa, Trent Howard arrived at the second act of his life.

June 23, 2014 10:00 pm

Porter County Girls Softball Association holds year-end tournament

Porter County Girls Softball Association holds year-end tournament

UNION MILLS | "These girls live, breathe and eat softball," said John Carr, president of the Porter County Girls Softball Association.

June 21, 2014 10:00 pm

Roosevelt grad Mark Hubbard helps keep the peace among prison population

Roosevelt grad Mark Hubbard helps keep the peace among prison population

MICHIGAN CITY | Mark Hubbard has been at the Indiana State Prison since 1990.

June 21, 2014 5:30 pm

Whiting Sports Complex adds turf Tee-ball field

Whiting Sports Complex adds turf Tee-ball field

WHITING | One more biscuit for breakfast and history would have been made.

June 16, 2014 10:00 pm Photos

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College softball coaches to take the field in Munster

MUNSTER | To play college softball, you need to be talented, determined and peskier than a foraging yellow-jacket.

June 02, 2014 10:00 pm

HILLARY SMITH: L.C. grad finds a new way to teach catchers

HILLARY SMITH: L.C. grad finds a new way to teach catchers

Frank Ruvoli was home on spring break from Wabash College, injured and away from the sport he loved: baseball.

June 01, 2014 8:30 pm Related

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