thumbnail

Softball: Zach Mantel is Lake Central’s backstop, backbone

Jun 7, 2012

In the days leading up to Memorial Day, Lake Central catcher Zach Mantel drank a lot of water. A lot of water. “I just kept …

Softball: Andrean’s Katie Crandol provides spark for state final run

Jun 7, 2012

Last year as a sophomore, Katie Crandol was an inspirational intangible for Andrean’s softball team as it made a run to the state finals. This …

thumbnail

Softball: Andrean bats provide fireworks

Jun 2, 2012

MONTICELLO — Coming into Saturday’s Class 3A Twin Lakes Semistate, Woodlan pitcher Hannah Robbins had given up only 11 runs on the season. That number …

thumbnail

Baseball: Lake Central one step away

Jun 7, 2012

LAPORTE — All the rankings, the statewide hype, the national accolades — all of it meant nothing if Lake Central wasn’t hoisting hardware in June. Heck, back …

thumbnail

Boys Track and Field: Region suffers big blow at state

Jun 7, 2012

BLOOMINGTON — Merrillville’s Dylon Collins wasn’t supposed to be the Region’s top finisher in Saturday’s IHSAA Boys Track and Field State Finals. But a hamstring …

Girls Tennis: Highland’s Vanessa and Aby Madrigal, Kankakee Valley’s Abbey Hamstra reach state finals

Jun 8, 2012

LAPORTE — Once Madrigal got rolling, there really was no stopping them. junior twins overcame a sluggish start to take control in their highly anticipated …

thumbnail

Boys Track and Field: A bitter ending for Bowman’s Cornelius Strickland

Jun 8, 2012

BLOOMINGTON — How fickle sports can be. For Bowman senior Cornelius Strickland, his high school season was supposed to end with state titles in the …

thumbnail

Baseball: Hebron’s Cody Hayes no-hits Bishop Noll

Jun 8, 2012

Cody Hayes threw a no-hitter, walking three batters, hitting two and striking out five in Hebron's 10-0 victory against Bishop Noll in the Whiting Regional semifinal on Saturday. 

thumbnail

Boys Track and Field: A bitter ending for Bowman’s Cornelius Strickland

Jun 8, 2012

BLOOMINGTON — How fickle sports can be. For Bowman senior Cornelius Strickland, his high school season was supposed to end with state titles in the …

Baseball: Jimmy McNamara, Lake Central get ‘last laugh’ on Elkhart at regional semifinals

Jun 8, 2012

LAPORTE — As if Jimmy McNamara needed any more motivation for this one. Preparing for the team that chased him — and his Lake Central teammates — from the …

Baseball: Griffith knocks off Andrean

Jun 8, 2012

PLYMOUTH — By the time the soft liner over second base from Austin Brown had dropped gently into right center field, Griffith coach Brian Jennings …

Softball: Savvy Kinsella puts Andrean in finals

Jun 8, 2012

MONTICELLO — One swing is all it took for Andrean to advance to Saturday’s final of the Class 3A Twin Lakes Semistate. One swing from …

Baseball: Griffith knocks off Andrean

Jun 8, 2012

PLYMOUTH — By the time the soft liner over second base from Austin Brown had dropped gently into right center field, Griffith coach Brian Jennings …

Girls Tennis: Highland’s Vanessa and Aby Madrigal, Kankakee Valley’s Abbey Hamstra reach state finals

Jun 8, 2012

LAPORTE — Once Madrigal got rolling, there really was no stopping them. junior twins overcame a sluggish start to take control in their highly anticipated …

Girls Track and Field: Rensselaer, Lake Central, Merrillville leave state empty-handed

Jun 8, 2012

BLOOMINGTON — For the first time since 2008, no one from the region won a girls state track title. But there were plenty of podium …

Softball: Chesterton falls to Huntington North at semistate semifinal

Jun 8, 2012

WEST LAFAYETTE — Chesterton softball coach Louann Hopson didn’t need to think long to explain what went wrong on Saturday. The Trojans lost to Huntington …

Boys golf: Lake Central tops Munster in playoff for sectional title

Jun 8, 2012

ST. JOHN — Whatever pall the dreary weather cast over the Lake Central Sectional was quickly lifted by a pair of sudden-death playoffs in both …

Girls Track and Field: Rensselaer, Lake Central, Merrillville leave state empty-handed

Jun 8, 2012

BLOOMINGTON — For the first time since 2008, no one from the region won a girls state track title. But there were plenty of podium …

thumbnail

Girls Track and Field: Rensselaer Central’s Chelsie Meeks, Lake Central’s Kaitlyn Moricz fall short at state++

Jun 8, 2012

BLOOMINGTON — One place, different feelings for two Region athletes. Rensselaer Central junior Chelsie Meeks was glum after her second-place finish in the discus on …

thumbnail

Softball: Andrean’s Nikki Steinbach better than ever

Jun 8, 2012

MERRILLVILLE — Incredible and unbelievable are two good words to describe Andrean pitcher Nikki Steinbach. The 59ers’ ace has been nothing short of brilliant in …

Boys Golf: Rain no match for Crown Point’s Pat Mudd

Jun 8, 2012

CROWN POINT — On a day when breaking 90 was the challenge, Pat Mudd gained early traction at the Boone Grove Sectional on Friday. Weather …

thumbnail

Baseball: Hebron led by heavy hitter Hernandez

Jun 8, 2012

HEBRON — These days, it’s good to be Kyle Hernandez. Hebron’s senior center fielder is a hop and a skip away from setting a school …

thumbnail

Boys Golf: Chesterton pulls off surprise

Jun 8, 2012

VALPARAISO — There are few team sports as fickle and unpredictable as high school golf. Just ask Chesterton. The Trojans came into the Valparaiso Sectional …

thumbnail

Girls Track and Field: Rensselaer Central’s Chelsie Meeks, Lake Central’s Kaitlyn Moricz fall short at state++

Jun 8, 2012

BLOOMINGTON — One place, different feelings for two Region athletes. Rensselaer Central junior Chelsie Meeks was glum after her second-place finish in the discus on …

thumbnail

Boys Track: Bowman’s Cornelius Strickland running for a ‘teammate’

Jun 8, 2012

Cornelius Strickland already had plenty of incentive for his last season of high school track. The Bowman senior wanted to keep up the region tradition …

thumbnail

Boys Track: Bowman’s Cornelius Strickland running for a ‘teammate’

Jun 8, 2012

Cornelius Strickland already had plenty of incentive for his last season of high school track. The Bowman senior wanted to keep up the region tradition …

Softball: NWI semistate outlook

Jun 8, 2012

Class 4A: Harrison Schedule — Chesterton (21-10) vs. Huntington North (20-7), 10 a.m.; Carmel (24-6) vs. Northridge (29-1), to follow; Championship, 6 p.m. The skinny …

Baseball: Regional outlook

Jun 8, 2012

BY MARK LAZERUS

Baseball: Regional outlook

Jun 8, 2012

BY MARK LAZERUS

Girls Tennis: Kankakee Valley’s Abbey Hamstra looking to get over the hump

Jun 8, 2012

Abbey Hamstra’s eyes have never strayed from the prize. The Kankakee Valley senior has had a remarkable high school tennis career. Hamstra has a 73-7 …

thumbnail

Boys Golf: Boone Grove’s Drake Devereux focusing on game management rather than big hits

Jun 8, 2012

Drake Devereux can bomb it down the fairway with the best of high school players. But the Boone Grove senior has learned he doesn’t have …

thumbnail

Softball: Chesterton stuns Lake Central

Jun 8, 2012

ST. JOHN — Chesterton pitcher Megan Tymorek carried her team throughout the season, so carting shortstop Sammie Howard around in the circle once the final …

Softball: South Central grounded in loss to Lakewood Park

Jun 8, 2012

The Class 1A South Central Regional on Tuesday afternoon seemed like a remix of last year. The same two teams (South Central and Lakewood Park) …

thumbnail

Girls Track: Lowell’s Alli Manchester looking to make some noise in fourth and final state trip

Jun 8, 2012

Lowell high jumper Alli Manchester already stands alone. The senior is the first athlete in school history to qualify for state in any sport during …

thumbnail

Basseball: Valparaiso slugs its way to a sectional championship win

Jun 8, 2012

John Olejniczak went 4-for-5 with six RBI and three runs scored to power Valparaiso to an 18-8 victory over Portage on Monday.

Softball: Washington falls short

Jun 8, 2012

VALPARAISO — It was uncharted territory for Washington Township softball, as the Senators competed in their first regional contest on Tuesday. Unfortunately for the Senators, …

Andrean rolls past Griffith

Jun 8, 2012

GRIFFITH — For all intents and purposes, the Class 3A regional championship game between Andrean and Griffith was over in the top of the first …

thumbnail

Softball: Lake Station runs out of magic

Jun 8, 2012

LAKE STATION — One of the feel-good stories in Northwest Indiana softball this spring didn’t get the happy ending it was hoping for. But that …

Baseball: Hebron wins first sectional title in 35 years

Jun 8, 2012

Cody Hayes pitched a complete game, scattering five hits and fanning 12 batters to lead Hebron to its first sectional championship in 35 years with an 8-2 victory over Rochester on Monday.

Jun 8, 2012

Baseball: Zac Ryan pitches Andrean to 11th straight sectional title

Jun 8, 2012

WHEATFIELD — Kankakee Valley coach Doug Greenlee made the slow, head-down, shoulders-slumped amble from the dugout to the mound several times in the Kougars’ 8-0 …

Baseball: Joe Dougherty leads Morgan Twp. to breakthrough sectional championship win

Jun 8, 2012

VALPARAISO — Overheard in the Morgan Township dugout on Saturday afternoon was an exuberant cheer that had waited all season to be heard “Third time’s …

thumbnail

Girls Tennis: Munster comes up short

Jun 8, 2012

LAPORTE — Munster was fully aware of the task at hand. Had been for a long time, since the draw was revealed, likely lining up …

Softball: North Newton hangs tough in loss

Jun 8, 2012

WINAMAC — North Newton lost to Rochester 5-0 Thursday evening in the Class 2A Winamac Sectional Thursday evening, but the Spartans were in the game …

thumbnail

Boys Track: Valparaiso champ to be determined

Jun 8, 2012

VALPARAISO — The Lake Central boys’ track and field team has won a conference title, a sectional title and maybe, a regional title. On Thursday, …

thumbnail

Boys Track: Valparaiso champ to be determined

Jun 8, 2012

VALPARAISO — The Lake Central boys’ track and field team has won a conference title, a sectional title and maybe, a regional title. On Thursday, …

Softball: Washington Township wins first crown

Jun 8, 2012

LACROSSE — The Washington Township softball team has been close before, but could never quite get over the hump. This year, behind the pitching of …

thumbnail

Baseball: Devin Bafia leads Valparaiso past Chesterton; Crown Point edges MC

Jun 8, 2012

MERRILLVILLE — Devin Bafia had thrown 116 pitches and Valparaiso was sitting on a six-run lead over Chesterton. But the Vikings bullpen was empty, and coach Dave …

thumbnail

Softball: Bridget Boyle dominates in romp over Highland; Munster cruises past Morton

Jun 8, 2012

HIGHLAND — It won’t show up in the record books as perfect, but it looked pretty darn close. Lake Central’s Bridget Boyle dominated in the …


indiana Galleries