Post-Tribune Latest news from Post-Tribune Online en-us (Editor) Post-Tribune 84 34 30 Copyright 2014 <![CDATA[ Football Insider: From humble beginnings, Ranbir Singh has become a fixture on Chesterton’s defense ]]> Lead story image

Ranbir Singh has come a long way in his football career. He admitted that he didn’t know anything about football when he first joined a team in seventh grade, and spent that fall learning the sport’s basic fundamentals. He didn’t see much playing time until the following year. There’s a perfect explanation for Singh’s lack of football knowledge entering middle school. He was born in India and moved to the United States with his family soon after birth. While growing up, football just wasn’t part of his life. “I grew up with cricket and soccer, not really football,” Singh said. … ]]> Thu, 30 Oct 2014 02:07:07 -0500 <![CDATA[ Cross Country Insider: Duo of Theo Burgwald and Tyler Keslin help Munster return to state meet ]]> Lead story image

They started changing earlier this week. The signs at Munster businesses such as Arnie’s Dog House on Calumet Avenue or The Commander and Howard and Sons on Ridge Road now offer wishes of good luck to the Munster’s boys’ cross country team as it prepares to make its second straight appearance at the state meet this Saturday. Top runner Ryan Kritzer has been a big factor for the Mustangs, but following last Saturday’s semistate, coach Aaron Brown attributed a lot of his team’s success this fall to the development of junior duo Theo Burgwald and Tyler Keslin. “It’s all a … ]]> Thu, 30 Oct 2014 02:08:51 -0500 <![CDATA[ Cross Country Insider: Lake Central’s Jenny Crague, teammates, seek strong finish at state ]]> Lead story image

Her performance this season gives Jenny Crague plenty to brag about, but that’s not the Lake Central star’s style. Even though she’s come so far and accomplished so much since last season, the team’s No. 1 runner — the leader of the Indians pack — really doesn’t like talking about her success. The reason is rather simple: Crague gives the word modesty a whole new meaning. The talented sophomore answers nearly every single question with the words we or us, instead of myself or I. As far as Crague’s concerned, her success just absolutely wouldn’t be possible without teammates Sarah … ]]> Thu, 30 Oct 2014 02:08:26 -0500 <![CDATA[ Cross Country: State meet outlook ]]>

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SOUTH BEND — Jaylon Smith’s phone died Tuesday night. So the Notre Dame linebacker didn’t learn of where the Irish stood in the College Football Playoff selection committee rankings until Wednesday morning. Wide receiver Corey Robinson also first found out about the rankings Wednesday after talking to his roommates. While national pundits and fans debate whether the committee “got it right” by placing the Irish at No. 10 in the rankings released Tuesday, the players shrugged off the news. “I know how good my teammates are. I know how good this team is,” Robinson said Wednesday. “I think we have … ]]> Thu, 30 Oct 2014 02:06:56 -0500 <![CDATA[ Rec Insider: 10-year-old Duneland players prep for Pop Warner super bowl ]]> Lead story image

Nine- and 10-year-old Chesterton Pop Warner football players aim to give something to seasoned hometown fans who haven’t had the opportunity to celebrate in many years. The mitey mites Trojans extended their season through early December when they recently announced they would accept an invitation to play in the league’s super bowl in Florida on Dec. 5-7. And coaches believe the opportunity for the 10-1-1 team to earn a championship is historic. Head coach Tom Troy said the 2014 Trojans’ recipe includes an assortment of different talents that easily mix together. “Most of these guys we just got them together … ]]> Thu, 30 Oct 2014 02:08:16 -0500 <![CDATA[ Midwest Training and Ice Center to offer youth hockey tryouts ]]>

Midwest Training and Ice Center will offer kids and parents a unique hockey opportunity. Youths 4- to 9-years-old are invited to try hockey on Nov. 8 with an incentive for parents: The event is free. As part of the NHL’s “Come and Play Hockey Month,” the Dyer hockey and gymnastics center will open its doors from 10 to 11 a.m. for youngsters who are curious about the sport. MTIC coaches will be on hand offering lessons on the sport’s fundamentals. Participants do not need to have any playing experience. A limited amount of hockey gear will be available to borrow. … ]]> Thu, 30 Oct 2014 02:08:05 -0500 <![CDATA[ Briefs: IUN men, women open with wins ]]>

JJ Pennington scored 27 points and Devin Ellis had 17 on Wednesday as IU Northwest opened its men’s basketball season with a 93-51 win over Great Lakes Christian. IUN’s women also won their opener, 90-78 over Goshen behind 27 points from Nicki Monahan. Also reaching double figures for the RedHawks were Kayce Nagel (18 points), Brooke Gardner (14 points), Danielle Zandstra (12 points) and Bernadette Grabowski (11 points). RailCats to open 2015 season at home: The RailCats announced their 2015 schedule, which will begin on Thursday, May 21 with a home game against a Can-Am League team to be determined. … ]]> Thu, 30 Oct 2014 02:06:46 -0500