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Updated: September 20, 2018 @ 8:02 am
The Times sports staff ranks the 15 best Region high school nicknames.
The Chicago hockey team goes by the same name and has the best sweaters in the NHL. Westville may not have a hockey team of its own, but the school certainly makes good use of one of sports' most indelible nicknames.
With so many cat nicknames in the Region — nine to be exact — it's a little hard to stand out. Except, of course, when you combine bear and cat into an Island of Dr. Moreau-style beast. Then you have yourself a nickname with few peers.
Another instance when a cat becomes distinct? When it's a Kat. Yes, the only reason the Kankakee Valley Kougars find themselves on this list is because they misspelled cougar. Otherwise, they'd be just another feline in the Region mascot jungle.
Captain Jack laid his Region roots on Broadway, and the DAC is all the better for it. Even if he is wearing purple.
If the school's namesake was William Clark — one of the preeminent pioneers of his time — it would be a worthy nickname if there ever was one, especially for a school sitting so close to the perilous terrain of Wolf Lake. But it's not. So, whatever.
The public's approval rating of Congress may be in the gutter, but these Senators are still held in high regard by The Times sports staff. Our shallow attempt to curry favor with the top hats in the Capitol? Perhaps.
We're not completely certain what a Blazer really is. All we know is we'd probably opt not to mess with one.
For those unfamiliar with their Indiana history (shame on you), Oliver P. Morton was the governor of Indiana during the Civil War and a crucial ally of President Lincoln. Seems like a good enough reason to have the Govs on this list.
One might not immediately think of the space program when they drive through Union Mills. But make no mistake, South Central is bringing death from above.
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The San Francisco 49ers were long considered the class of the NFL. And these guys are 10 better. Not bad. Not bad at all.
With the BP refinery spitting out flames just a few blocks away, there may be no more apropos nickname in all of the Region than the Whiting Oilers.
Inspired by the brickyards that once employed many of Hobart's citizens, the nickname Brickies is not only unique but also a tip of the cap to the town's blue-collar identity. We don't just like this nickname. We love it.
General rule of thumb: If an outsider has to ask what your nickname actually is, ya done good. Ya done real good.
(For all you carpetbaggers out there, an ingot is a block of metal.)
Much like the Hobart Brickies, the Slicers name is derived from the meat slicing company in town that donated resources to the school. If you don't get it by now, we really appreciate our history on The Times sports desk.
Scores from Tuesday's prep baseball and softball scenes in the Region.
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Scores from Monday's prep baseball and softball action in the Region.
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