Post-Tribune Latest news from Post-Tribune Online en-us (Editor) Post-Tribune 84 34 30 Copyright 2014 <![CDATA[ Boys Golf: Lake Central takes Michigan City Invite ]]> Lead story image

MICHIGAN CITY — It’s early and Chris Rossiano knows his Lake Central team should be able to drop a few strokes in the middle of the lineup. But he isn’t complaining. The Indians won their second straight tournament Saturday, easily defeating Penn and Valparaiso at the Michigan City Marquette Invitational at Michigan City Municipal Golf Course. LC shot a 316. The Vikings and Kingsmen both finished with scores of 333. Last week, the Indians won at Coyote Crossing in Lafayette at the Lafayette Harrison Invitational. Rossiano will take the victory. Both Ryan Dahlkamp (81) and Rhett Barker (82) got off … ]]> Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:11:40 -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[ 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 <![CDATA[ Saturday’s High School results ]]>

Baseball Griffith 5, Mishawaka 1 Griffith 200 101 1 — 5 9 1 Mishawaka 100 000 0 — 1 4 1 WP — A. Wright 5.2 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 7 BB, 2 SO; LP — C. Gabler 6 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 5 BB, 3 SO. 2B — (G) Buikema 2, Colomes, Terzarial; (M) Jobin, Schmatz. Records — Griffith 4-5; Mishawaka 6-4 Highlights — Griffith was led on offense by Buikema (3-for-3, RBI, 1 R) and B. Garcia (2 RBI) Hanover Central 11,  North Newton 10 North Newton 001 702 00 — … ]]> Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:09:13 -0500 <![CDATA[ Softball: Miranda Elish continues dominance as Crown Point wins Invitational ]]>

CROWN POINT — Unless you don’t follow prep sports or live on another planet, everyone knows Crown Point’s Miranda Elish is extremely good. The sophomore righthanded pitcher performed remarkably well once again Saturday — make that ridiculously well — leading the No. 1 ranked Bulldogs (8-0) to the Crown Point Invitational title. The Oregon commit struck out 36 batters in 15 innings over three games in the round-robin tournament — pitching a no-hitter in a 2-0 win over Hanover Central in the second game, while recording 11 strikeouts. In her first game, Elish — now 7-0 with only one earned … ]]> Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:14:15 -0500 <![CDATA[ Timeout Softball: Andrean’s Brenna Boyle a standout to all of her teammates except herself ]]> Lead story image

MERRILLVILLE — Convincing Brenna Boyle she needs more self-confidence might be harder than developing an effective plan to reduce the national debt. Andrean’s pitcher/shortstop/first baseman really gives modesty a whole new meaning. Make no mistake, though, Boyle is a standout in nearly everyone’s eyes but her own. “She under estimates herself when it comes to pitching,’’ 59ers’ coach Brooke Baker-Runyon said. “If I would have gotten a hold of her way back when she was a youth trying to get into pitching — she’s a first-team all-state player all four years. The skill level’s there. The work ethic’s there.’’ Two … ]]> Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:11:28 -0500 <![CDATA[ Timeout Softball: Extras ]]>

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GARY — Jaylen Yarbrough isn’t batting ninth for Bishop Noll because the Warriors are trying to hide him. He’s there to help jump-start the offense after the first time through the order and the plan seems to be working. Yarbrough was 3-for-4, stole two bases and scored three times to help Noll knock off Lowell 9-5 Saturday night in the last of the day’s three games in the RailCats High School Challenge at U.S. Steel Yard. Earlier, Lew Wallace got a combined no-hitter from Carey Moore and Derek Edwards to beat Roosevelt 14-4 and Victory Christian edged Gavit 5-4 on … ]]> Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:10:05 -0500 <![CDATA[ Baseball: Jacob Bearss regroups as Portage beats Boone Grove ]]>

PORTAGE — Jacob Bearss walked the first four Boone Grove batters he faced Saturday. The Portage pitcher then reminded himself to follow through and keep the ball down. “If I keep the ball down,” Bearss later said, “they are not going to hit me that hard.” Bearss found a rhythm and helped the Indians to an 8-3 victory. “The first inning, for whatever reason, he was falling behind. They scored a run without even having to get a hit. After that, he settled down and did a good job of working ahead and making them put the ball in play,” … ]]> Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:11:09 -0500 <![CDATA[ Track: Kankakee Valley, Crown Point earn titles at Hobart Invite ]]> Lead story image

HOBART — The girls MVP of the Hobart Invitational had a hand in two wins to go along with two second-place finishes, helping her team pick up enough points to win the team title. Not a bad day at the office, but her coach says she got a lot of help. Kankakee Valley, on the strength of a strong showing by Jenna Jungels (and friends) won the meet with 157.5 points. Crown Point won the boys title behind an MVP performance by Wesley Honaker, scoring 151 points. Hobart edged Mishawaka 117.5-117 for second. The difference in the boys meet was … ]]> Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:14:27 -0500 <![CDATA[ Boys Track: Raqib Cox wins shot title at Homewood-Flossmoor Invite ]]> Lead story image

FLOSSMOOR, Ill. — It’s something of a transition track and field season for Merrillville’s boys, who have some big shoes to fill. Among the seniors gone are multievent standout and two-time state placer Austin Jamerson, who’s now competing at Cornell. So the Pirates are looking for help from new faces and one who’s stepping up is senior thrower Raqib Cox. Out for the first time, he’s making an immediate impact. On Saturday, Cox won the shot put at the Homewood-Flossmoor Invitational with a career-best throw of 52 feet, 5 inches. It’s not the result he had anticipated. In fact, he … ]]> Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:10:15 -0500 <![CDATA[ Boys Track: Hanover Central claims title; six records broken in meet ]]>

WHEELER — Hanover Central captured the fourth Bearcat Invitational on Saturday by taking advantage of the great weather and tough competition. The Wildcats outpaced host Wheeler 154-119 to take the meet as six meet records were broken. Hanover’s Samuel Bokodi won the 100-meter hurdles with a meet record time of 15.99, surpassing the mark of 16.37 set by Wheeler in 2011. Bokodi also took the 300 hurdles in a record time of 41.10, besting the 41.78 set by Kankakee Valley in 2012. Alec Nirtaut captured the 400 in 51.82 for another meet record, breaking the 52.31 set by River Forest … ]]> Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:10:25 -0500 <![CDATA[ Girls Track: Hanover Central unable to go distance, settles for second ]]>

WHEELER — Great weather and fierce competition led to fast times and 10 meet records at the fourth Bearcat Invitational on Saturday. New Prairie won on the last event, outpointing Hanover Central 115-110. New Prairie’s 1,600-meter relay team won the last event in 4:12.54, besting the meet record 4:17.53 set by Wheeler in 2012. Rachel Thompson won the 3,200 with a record time of 11:47.72. Ashlynn Smith won the shot put with a 35-8.25 distance, exceeding the meet record 35-4 by Hanover’s Kayla York in 2012. York won the discus with a 133-11.5 mark, breaking her own record of 121-10 … ]]> Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:10:34 -0500 <![CDATA[ Softball: Griffith stuns Munster on Maynard’s walk-off homer ]]> Lead story image

GRIFFITH — Lauren Maynard was looking for a pitch she could hit. When Griffith’s junior catcher found one to her liking, she sent it into orbit, capping a wild 8-7 Northwest Crossroads Conference victory over Munster on Friday. Maynard’s two-run homer with one out in the bottom of the seventh off former Munster teammate Cathy Lebryk was a rocket shot that hit the scoreboard in center field. Maynard was mobbed by teammates as she touched home plate, making Griffith’s inaugural game on its new field a very memorable one. The Panthers (2-4, 1-2) overcame 2-0 and 7-3 deficits to beat … ]]> Sat, 19 Apr 2014 02:10:13 -0500 <![CDATA[ Alex Del Rio quite the hit for Munster ]]> Lead story image

HOBART — Alex Del Rio dug in at the plate in the first inning of Wednesday’s game against Hobart. The left-handed hitter worked the count against Brickies ace Brandon Murray and then laced an opposite-field single to left field. It was a textbook at-bat for the Munster senior. “He’s a very excellent hitter,” Munster coach Bob Shinkan said in a phone interview earlier this week. “He sees the ball well. He’s a smart hitter. He’ll go with the pitch. He won’t try to pull everything. He takes what is given to him and uses all the field.” Del Rio put … ]]> Sat, 19 Apr 2014 02:10:50 -0500 <![CDATA[ Post-Tribune Baseball Top 10 ]]>

1. Hobart 2. Munster 3. Andrean 4. Hanover Central 5. Portage 6. Lake Central 7. Chesterton 8. Griffith 9. Crown Point 10. Michigan City … ]]> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 17:34:00 -0500