Post-Tribune http://posttrib.suntimes.com Latest news from Post-Tribune Online en-us webmaster@suntimes.com (Editor) http://posttrib.suntimes.com/csp/cms/sites/STM/assets/img/logos/posttrib.gif Post-Tribune http://posttrib.suntimes.com 84 34 30 Copyright 2014 <![CDATA[ Football Insider: Kankakee Valley hits the ground running ]]> Lead story image

There is a slight giddyup in Brad Stewart’s step. He is borderline excited but in a subdued way. Stewart knows football can be complicated. A year like 2013 always looms. That’s when his top three middle linebackers were lost for the season with injuries. That included Johnny Williams, a 6-foot 215-pound whirling dervish of a player who was so good he led the team in tackles even though he played three games. Williams tore his biceps against Lowell. Stewart can recite the litany of failures like the alphabet. A one-point loss to Hobart. Five turnovers against Rensselaer Central. Eight turnovers … ]]> Fri, 19 Sep 2014 02:06:00 -0500 http://posttrib.suntimes.com/sports/29969493-556/football-insider-kankakee-valley-hits-the-ground-running.html http://posttrib.suntimes.com/sports/29969493-556/football-insider-kankakee-valley-hits-the-ground-running.html <![CDATA[ Girls Soccer: Kankakee Valley makes statement by earning tie against top-ranked Chesterton ]]> Lead story image

CHESTERTON — There may not have been a winner on the scoreboard Thursday night, but the mood of the teams following the game would indicate otherwise. Kankakee Valley players, coaches and fans were all smiles after the Kougars played to a 2-2 tie with Chesterton. “This shows that we can play with anybody around here,” Kankakee Valley coach Alex Conklin said. “I don’t really care what other people think, but now our girls believe we can take anybody.” The Trojans (9-2-1) were coming off a 3-2 victory over previously unbeaten Lake Central on Tuesday. Conversely, the Kougars (7-2-2) suffered a … ]]> Fri, 19 Sep 2014 02:05:48 -0500 http://posttrib.suntimes.com/sports/29969508-556/girls-soccer-kankakee-valley-makes-statement-by-earning-tie-against-top-ranked-chesterton.html http://posttrib.suntimes.com/sports/29969508-556/girls-soccer-kankakee-valley-makes-statement-by-earning-tie-against-top-ranked-chesterton.html <![CDATA[ Boys Soccer: Nik Kajmakoski leads Munster past Lake Central ]]>

MUNSTER — With both teams playing back-to-back games in a span of 24 hours, the showdown between Lake Central and Munster would be determined by a difference-maker. Munster’s Nik Kajmakoski assumed that role for the Mustangs in a 2-0 win over the Indians (5-6-1) Thursday night. Kajmakoski broke a scoreless tie with his goal in the 66th minute, then added an assist on a goal by teammate Stevan Djuric in the 75th minute to lead the Mustangs (8-1-1). “Nik is a hardworking kid, he doesn’t complain at all, he works hard and stays in the moment of the game all … ]]> Thu, 18 Sep 2014 21:52:01 -0500 http://posttrib.suntimes.com/sports/29969530-556/boys-soccer-nik-kajmakoski-leads-munster-past-lake-central.html http://posttrib.suntimes.com/sports/29969530-556/boys-soccer-nik-kajmakoski-leads-munster-past-lake-central.html <![CDATA[ Girls Volleyball: Rachel Bontrager shines as Valparaiso beats LC in battle of DAC unbeatens ]]>

VALPARAISO — Lake Central coach Tina Tinberg said Valparaiso sophomore Rachel Bontrager epitomizes the ultimate volleyball player. That doesn’t help her team, however, that Bontrager wears Vikings’ green and white over the Indians’ blue and white. Because it was just that little bit extra that helped Valpo turn around a match that looked bleak in the beginning into a thrilling four-game win on Thursday night at home. Bontrager recorded a match-high 15 kills as the Vikings remained undefeated in the Duneland Athletic Conference with a 25-23, 19-25, 25-16, 25-18 win. The win was huge because both teams were 6-0 in … ]]> Thu, 18 Sep 2014 20:52:00 -0500 http://posttrib.suntimes.com/sports/29969538-556/girls-volleyball-rachel-bontrager-shines-as-valparaiso-beats-lc-in-battle-of-dac-unbeatens.html http://posttrib.suntimes.com/sports/29969538-556/girls-volleyball-rachel-bontrager-shines-as-valparaiso-beats-lc-in-battle-of-dac-unbeatens.html <![CDATA[ College Football: Valparaiso RB Grayson Bastin receives coach’s praise for big-play potential ]]> Lead story image

VALPARAISO — Over the course of his athletic career, Valparaiso running back Grayson Bastin has been exposed to his fair share of doctors and athletic trainers. Bastin has been hampered by various bumps and bruises, causing visits to his team’s medical staffs to happen with regularity. While he would certainly have rather enjoyed an injury-free playing career, there is a silver lining to his injury-prone tendencies. Bastin, who is enjoying full health, has discovered an interest in the medical field because of all the time he has spent around medical professionals. He is majoring in pre-medicine with plans of becoming … ]]> Fri, 19 Sep 2014 02:04:55 -0500 http://posttrib.suntimes.com/sports/29969506-556/college-football-valparaiso-rb-grayson-bastin-receives-coachs-praise-for-big-play-potential.html http://posttrib.suntimes.com/sports/29969506-556/college-football-valparaiso-rb-grayson-bastin-receives-coachs-praise-for-big-play-potential.html <![CDATA[ Rec Insider: Patti Komara’s international influence noted in USA Gymnastics 2014 honor ]]> Lead story image

After four decades of gymnastics coaching, managing an international business and mentoring countless studio operators, few surprises are left for Patti Komara. Recently, however, the founder of the Dyer-based Patti’s All-American Gymnastics found herself caught off-guard — at a sports convention and at the supermarket. In August at the USA Gymnastics National Gymnastics Congress in Pittsburgh, Komara, 61, was enjoying the educational event and trade show. Before the annual convention concluded, she was presented with the “Club Owner of the Year” trophy, her third time being honored with the award that was established in 2000. “I was absolutely shocked,” said … ]]> Fri, 19 Sep 2014 02:04:44 -0500 http://posttrib.suntimes.com/sports/29969512-556/rec-insider-patti-komaras-international-influence-noted-in-usa-gymnastics-2014-honor.html http://posttrib.suntimes.com/sports/29969512-556/rec-insider-patti-komaras-international-influence-noted-in-usa-gymnastics-2014-honor.html <![CDATA[ Briefs: Bulls sign EC’s E’Twaun Moore ]]> Lead story image

The Bulls signed former East Chicago High School and Purdue guard E’Twaun Moore. The team didn’t announce contract terms Thursday. Moore, 6-5 and 191 pounds, played in 79 games with the Orlando Magic last season, averaging 6.4 points and 1.7 rebounds per game. He shot 43 percent from the field. He was with Orlando for two seasons and the Boston Celtics for one season. Boston drafted him in 2011 out of Purdue. PUC volleyball wins: Akeelah Muhammad had 11 kills as Purdue Calumet ended a three-match losing streak Thursday by sweeping Moody Bible 25-17, 25-10, 25-18 in Chicago. The Peregrines … ]]> Fri, 19 Sep 2014 02:04:03 -0500 http://posttrib.suntimes.com/sports/29969527-556/briefs-bulls-sign-ecs-etwaun-moore.html http://posttrib.suntimes.com/sports/29969527-556/briefs-bulls-sign-ecs-etwaun-moore.html <![CDATA[ Briefs: Bulls sign EC’s E’Twaun Moore ]]> Lead story image

The Bulls signed former East Chicago High School and Purdue guard E’Twaun Moore. The team didn’t announce contract terms Thursday. Moore, 6-5 and 191 pounds, played in 79 games with the Orlando Magic last season, averaging 6.4 points and 1.7 rebounds per game. He shot 43 percent from the field. He was with Orlando for two seasons and the Boston Celtics for one season. Boston drafted him in 2011 out of Purdue. PUC volleyball wins: Akeelah Muhammad had 11 kills as Purdue Calumet ended a three-match losing streak Thursday by sweeping Moody Bible 25-17, 25-10, 25-18 in Chicago. The Peregrines … ]]> Fri, 19 Sep 2014 02:04:03 -0500 http://posttrib.suntimes.com/sports/29969527-556/briefs-bulls-sign-ecs-etwaun-moore.html http://posttrib.suntimes.com/sports/29969527-556/briefs-bulls-sign-ecs-etwaun-moore.html <![CDATA[ Thursday’s Prep Results ]]> Lead story image

Prep sports Boys Soccer Chesterton 1, Lake Central 1  (Chesterton 4-2, SO) Scoring — (C) Trent Weller 1 goal, Billy Biehl 1 assist; (LC) Chris Baranowski 1 goalSaves — (C) Joey Dishman 3; (LC) Jorge Trujillo 4 Records: Chesterton 10-0, 5-0 Duneland Conference; Lake Central 5-5-1, 3-2 LaPorte 1, Portage 1 (LaPorte 3-2, SO) Scoring — (P) Rudy Moravec 1 goal; (LP) Charlie Williams 1 goal, Josh McCoy 1 assistSaves — (P) Cody Simmons 7; (LP) Carter Huber 8; Records: Portage 5-5-1 Thursday’s late results Chesterton 1, Lake Central 1  (Chesterton 4-2, SO) Scoring — (C) Trent Weller 1 goal, … ]]> Fri, 19 Sep 2014 02:04:33 -0500 http://posttrib.suntimes.com/sports/29969521-556/thursdays-prep-results.html http://posttrib.suntimes.com/sports/29969521-556/thursdays-prep-results.html <![CDATA[ Thursday’s Prep Results ]]> Lead story image

Prep sports Boys Soccer Chesterton 1, Lake Central 1  (Chesterton 4-2, SO) Scoring — (C) Trent Weller 1 goal, Billy Biehl 1 assist; (LC) Chris Baranowski 1 goalSaves — (C) Joey Dishman 3; (LC) Jorge Trujillo 4 Records: Chesterton 10-0, 5-0 Duneland Conference; Lake Central 5-5-1, 3-2 LaPorte 1, Portage 1 (LaPorte 3-2, SO) Scoring — (P) Rudy Moravec 1 goal; (LP) Charlie Williams 1 goal, Josh McCoy 1 assistSaves — (P) Cody Simmons 7; (LP) Carter Huber 8; Records: Portage 5-5-1 Thursday’s late results Chesterton 1, Lake Central 1  (Chesterton 4-2, SO) Scoring — (C) Trent Weller 1 goal, … ]]> Fri, 19 Sep 2014 02:04:33 -0500 http://posttrib.suntimes.com/sports/29969521-556/thursdays-prep-results.html http://posttrib.suntimes.com/sports/29969521-556/thursdays-prep-results.html