Post-Tribune Latest news from Post-Tribune Online en-us (Editor) Post-Tribune 84 34 30 Copyright 2014 <![CDATA[ MUTKA: Tailback riches shift Valparaiso’s offensive outlook ]]> Lead story image

VALPARAISO — Valparaiso University football fans — what few are left — would like to forget about the last three years. If not for Campbell’s three contributions the Crusaders would be 0-and-33 since 2011. One of those victories snapped a 29-game losing streak, but none were enough to save Dale Carlson’s job. Coach Dave Cecchini, imported from Lehigh, which won its ninth Patriot League title during his time as offensive coordinator, is undaunted by the challenge. Turning the Pioneer Football League cellar dwellers into a middle-of-the-road program won’t be easy, but he’s hoping to scrape the rust off the “Victory … ]]> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 02:10:09 -0500 <![CDATA[ Crown Point resident will dedicate this year’s Boston Marathon to last year’s victims ]]> Lead story image

Being a native of Greece, the most emotional marathon Christina Kostouros competed in was in 2011 when she got to run the Athens Marathon, which is recognized as the original marathon course from the original Olympic Games. She got to see her family cheering for her at the finish line in her home country. But Kostouros said Monday’s Boston Marathon will likely top those emotions because of the well-known and not-so-known circumstances. Everyone knows this is the first Boston Marathon since last year’s bombings that killed three people and injured more than 260 others. What you might not know is … ]]> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 02:09:58 -0500 <![CDATA[ Girls Tennis: Crown Point taking win over Munster in stride ]]> Lead story image

Regardless of circumstances, Crown Point’s win over Munster on Wednesday was attention-grabbing, especially 5-0. The Mustangs were missing two of their top three or four players, including senior No. 1 Jessica Rooth (back), but the Bulldogs had not beaten the traditional power since 2005; that season, Crown Point won 3-2 in the regular season, then again by that score in a regional semifinal to end Munster’s 12-year title streak, as the Bulldogs went on to beat Highland 5-0 for their first title since 1992. “Any time you can beat Munster, it’s big — that’s the marquee program in the area,” … ]]> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 02:09:37 -0500 <![CDATA[ VU men’s golf 12th in tourney ]]>

Valparaiso University’s men’s golf team finished 12th Sunday in North Carolina State’s Wolfpack Spring Open in Raleigh, N.C. The Crusaders shot 314 for 18 holes after the tourney was shortened to one round because of rain on Saturday. Joe Harris and Thomas Wettstein each shot 76 for VU, tying for 26th place. Staff report … ]]> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 02:09:06 -0500 <![CDATA[ Saturday’s late High School results; Monday’s schedule ]]>

H.S. Schedule Monday’s events Baseball Kankakee Valley at Andrean, 4:30 p.m. Westville at Boone Grove, 4:30 p.m. Chesterton at Michigan City, 4:30 p.m. Crown Point at Lake Central, 4:30 p.m. Griffith at Highland, 5 p.m. Hanover Central at Wheeler, 5 p.m. Washington Twp. at Hebron, 4:30 p.m. Hobart at Gavit, 4:30 p.m. Triton at Knox, 4:30 p.m. Morgan Township at Kouts, 4:30 p.m. LaCrosse at South Central, 4:30 p.m. Valparaiso at LaPorte, 4:30 p.m. Portage at Merrillville, 4:30 p.m. Whiting at Morton, 4:30 p.m. Lowell at Munster, 4:45 p.m. West Central at Rensselaer, 4:30 p.m. Boys Golf Hobart at Andrean, … ]]> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 02:08:57 -0500