Post-Tribune Latest news from Post-Tribune Online en-us (Editor) Post-Tribune 84 34 30 Copyright 2014 <![CDATA[ Football: Interception of screen pass sparks Chesterton past Valparaiso in 6A ]]> Lead story image

VALPARAISO — Ranbir Singh, a finely chiseled 235-pound defensive lineman for Chesterton, called it a no-fly zone. Valparaiso, an offensively challenged team this season, was not going to beat the Trojans in the air.And defense has carried the Trojans all year. On Friday against the Vikings in the opening round of the Class 6A Sectional, the story was no different. Chesterton picked off six Valparaiso passes and scooped up two fumbles in a 17-7 victory. The highlight interception came when Singh grabbed a Matt Mayes screen pass at the 15 and rumbled in for a touchdown. That gave the Trojans … ]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 23:36:06 -0500 <![CDATA[ Football: Merrillville tops Crown Point in thriller ]]> Lead story image

CROWN POINT — Crown Point and Merrillville played an overtime thriller in the regular season. Round two was just as entertaining. DJ Wilkins completed a 45-yard touchdown pass to Terrance Grayson on a fourth-down play with 3:12 remaining to lead the Pirates to a 45-42 victory in a Class 6A sectional Friday. “Any time we got faced with adversity, we responded to it,” coach Zac Wells said. “We responded to it positively and stayed together.” Crown Point won the regular-season meeting. And the Bulldogs scored twice in the fourth quarter to take the lead in the sectional game. Luke Polus … ]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 23:28:00 -0500 <![CDATA[ Football: Ethan Darter, Antwan Davis pace Lake Central past Lafayette Jefferson ]]> Lead story image

LAFAYETTE — Lake Central coach Brett St. Germain didn’t like the seven penalities his team committed in the first half. A turnover on the Indians’ second drive of the game sure didn’t put a smile on his face, either, nor did watching one of his defensive linemen jump offsides on a fourth-and-1 play. In the end, all of those miscues didn’t matter. Lake Central had the Ethan Darter-to-Antwan Davis connection going at full speed.. And on the strength of the pass-catching duo, the Indians are moving on in the postseason after an easy 41-6 win over host Lafayette Jefferson in … ]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 23:26:00 -0500 <![CDATA[ Football: Lowell jumps to 34-0 halftime lead, cruises to 4A victory over Griffith ]]> Lead story image

GRIFFITH — Before Friday’s game against Griffifth, Lowell coach Keith Kilmer talked about playing to a level worthy of a team dubbed one of the favorites in Class 4A Sectional 17. His Red Devils team did just that with a dominant first half in a 48-7 victory over Griffith. “They played with the attitude and enthusiasm that you have to have for each game if you want to go on,” Kilmer said. Lowell (6-4) generated points from all three phases of the game, beginning with the opening possession. Colton Wilkey caught an 18-yard touchdown pass on a drive that moved … ]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 23:38:00 -0500 <![CDATA[ Football: Portage ends 1-9, but McCormack will return as coach ]]> Lead story image

PORTAGE — It’s a speech that Portage coach Wally McCormack has given for 25 years, but addressing his seniors after the final game of their high school careers never gets any easier. This year’s senior huddle came following a 43-7 loss to Penn in the sectional opener on Friday, concluding a 1-9 season for the Indians. “Fifteen years from now, nobody’s going to (care) if they can block a three technique,” McCormack said. “They’re going to care what kind of husbands and dads they are. You hope through playing football, they get better at being a husband and a dad … ]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 23:38:00 -0500 <![CDATA[ Football: Morton rolls past Gavit in sectional opener ]]>

HAMMOND — You have to feel bad for Gavit. Fresh off a 54-7 drubbing at home by Morton last week, the Gladiators had to face the Governors again this week in the sectional opener. And the results this time weren’t that much different. Morton scored early and often as they rolled to a 42-0 victory over Gavit in Class 4A Sectional 17 play. “I have a lot of respect for Gavit,” said Morton coach Roy Richards. “They’re building it right. Their JV team is really good this year. But we have a lot of good players and it’s hard to … ]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 23:38:00 -0500 <![CDATA[ Football: Andrean coasts to easy win over Hammond ]]>

MERRILLVILLE — Andrean scored early and often and in just about every imaginable way Friday night in routing Hammond 61-7 in the opening round of the Class 3A sectional. The 59ers scored on three touchdown runs, a touchdown pass, three fumble recoveries and an interception return. Andrean will meet Mishawaka Marian in the second round of the Class 3A sectional Friday night. “This win is nice but we have to move on and face a tough Mishawaka Marian team next week,” Andrean coach Phil Mason said. “Fortunately we got some of our players some rest, we’ve played some really physical … ]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 23:38:00 -0500 <![CDATA[ Football: West Side fends off EC in overtime ]]>

EAST CHICAGO — What a difference a year makes. Last season West Side and East Chicago played for a Class 4A sectional title and combined for 90 points offensively in a Cardinal 2-point win. For Friday night’s rematch, the two teams had to go to overtime and had a combined score of 30, but an argument could be made that the finish was just as exciting as last year. Barrie Wesby scored on a 10-yard touchdown on West Side’s second overtime possession and the Cougar defense ended East Chicago’s two extra-session possessions with interceptions as the Cougars beat the Cardinals … ]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 23:38:00 -0500 <![CDATA[ Boys Tennis: Munster doubles team advances to state semifinals ]]>

INDIANAPOLIS — They wanted to be early but had no plans on being the very first team to arrive for the IHSAA Tennis State Finals. Munster’s doubles team of Adam Richter and Alex Wisniewski made the most of that extra time. They were able to get accustomed to the facility at Park Tudor High School and its stadium-style venue, while coach Steve Lopez also talked to them about past Munster players that advanced to the state finals. At the end of the day Richter and Wisniewski (22-5) added to that tradition themselves. They defeated Sam McKinney and Mitchell Staley of … ]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 23:40:29 -0500 <![CDATA[ Cross Country: New Prairie Semistate ]]>

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Football SECTIONALS Friday’s Scores First Round CLASS 6A Sectional 1 Merrillville 45, Crown Point 42 Lake Central 41, Lafayette Jeff 6 Sectional 2 Penn 43, Portage 7 Chesterton 17, Valparaiso 7 Sectional 3 Homestead 56, Ft. Wayne Northrop 21 Carroll (Ft. Wayne) 40, Warsaw 3 Sectional 4 Carmel 28, Noblesville 6 Fishers 21, Hamilton Southeastern 0 Sectional 5 Indpls Ben Davis 49, Indpls Pike 38 Avon 41, Brownsburg 10 Sectional 6 Warren Central 43, Indpls N. Central 0 Lawrence Central 39, Lawrence North 0 Sectional 7 Franklin Central 42, Indpls Tech 26 Southport 31, Perry Meridian 21 Sectional 8 Columbus … ]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 23:42:00 -0500