INCLEMENT WEATHER POSTPONES SECTIONAL GAMES: Due to inclement weather, some sectional sites postponed their Tuesday games.
At the Class 2A Winamac Sectional, North Judson faces the hosts at 5:30 p.m. today, while North Newton and Rochester follow at 7. The rest of the draw remains as scheduled.
The Class 3A games at Kankakee Valley were also postponed, moving Tuesday’s two games to today. Kankakee Valley will play Andrean at 6, followed by Knox vs. Calumet at 7:30.
At the Class 4A Michigan City Sectional, the schedule was moved back, eliminating the off day. Portage meets Valparaiso at 6 today, while Chesterton and LaPorte follow at 7:30. On Thursday, Hobart will play Merrillville at 6, while Michigan City and Crown Point follow at 7:30.
MASSARO, KROUT RETURN FOR RAILCATS: Mike Massaro, one of the top hitters in RailCats history, is returning for a fifth season, whlle right-hander Will Krout re-signed with the club.
Massaro, 28, is the club’s all-time leader with a .321 batting average and 35 triples. In 2012 he joined Jay Pecci as the only RailCats to reach 500 hits and is second on the career list with 504.
Krout, 29, is returning for his third season with the RailCats and has success both out of the bullpen and in the starting rotation. In 2012, Krout made the transition from closer to starting pitcher and was 4-5 with a 3.58 ERA and six saves.
PACERS BEAT WARRIORS AFTER 4TH-QUARTER SCUFFLE: David West had 28 points and seven rebounds, and the Pacers overcome the ejection of Roy Hibbert following a fourth-quarter scuffle to beat the Golden State Warriors 108-97 on Tuesday night.
West also was called for a technical foul, along with the Warriors' David Lee, Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson, for the altercation that began with 6:10 remaining in the game.
George Hill had 23 points and seven assists, and Paul George had 21 points and 11 rebounds for the Pacers (36-21), who have won five straight.
CAVS STOP SLIDE AGAINST BULLS: Dion Waiters scored 25 points to help make up for the absence of Kyrie Irving, and the Cleveland Cavaliers snapped an 11-game losing streak against the Bulls with a 101-98 victory on Tuesday night.
The Bulls were down two when they got the ball back with 37.8 seconds left, but Luol Deng missed a long jumper and Shaun Livingston hit two free throws for Cleveland to make it 100-96. Luke Walton then forced a turnover to get the ball back for the Cavs.
Carlos Boozer scored 27 points and Deng had 26 for Chicago, which has dropped five of seven. Kirk Hinrich returned to the lineup after missing three consecutive games with a lingering right elbow issue and finished with 11 points, 11 assists and six rebounds.
The Bulls played their first game of the season without reserve forward Taj Gibson, who sprained his left knee when he stepped on the foot of Oklahoma City guard Reggie Jackson in the fourth quarter of Sunday's 102-72 loss to the Thunder. Gibson is expected to miss at least two weeks in another devastating injury for Chicago.
THREE VU PLAYERS ON HILLTOPPER CLASSIC TEAM: Valparaiso softball players Brittany Duncan, Janelle Bouchard and Kaitlyn Ranieri (Lake Central) were named to the Hilltopper Classic All-Tournament team.
Duncan hit .467 over the tournament's five games last weekend and had an on-base percentage of .579. Bouchard, a catcher, batted .438 and threw out three of five potential base-stealers. Ranieri hit .417.
CALUMET COLLEGE'S EDWARDS EARNS CCAC HONOR: Calumet College's Dominique Edwards has been named CCAC All-Conference Honorable Mention. She avearged 11.5 points and 6.8 rebounds per game.
CHITTUM COMMITS TO VU: Emily Chittum (Horseshoe Bay, Texas) has committed to Valparaiso. The 5-foot-6 setter/defensive specialist started at Marble Falls High School for two seasons and was an academic all-district selection.
KOEPPEN TO BE INDUCTED INTO NATIONAL HALL: Valparaiso High School graduate Chuck Koeppen is among the 2013 inductees for the National High School Hall of Fame.
Koeppen coached cross country and track at Carmel for 37 years before retiring in 2008. He led the Greyhounds to 11 boys and 11 girls championships in cross country, winning both in the same year five times. His teams also finished second 16 times. Carmel won the boys state track title in 2000.