Post-Tribune Latest news from Post-Tribune Online en-us (Editor) Post-Tribune 84 34 30 Copyright 2014 <![CDATA[ Girls Volleyball Insider: Toni DalleCarbone steps into leading role for powerhouse Mustangs ]]> Lead story image

Munster coach Tracy Summers always has sophomores step up their first year on the varsity and turn into top notch players by the time senior year rolls around. From Heather Boyan to Shannon Farrell to Toni DalleCarbone, the sixth-year coach always finds talented underclassmen to play a big role on the squad. Now it’s DalleCarbone’s senior year. And she’s not only leading the way for the Mustangs with her ability at the net but teaching the next group of sophomores what it takes to play volleyball at Munster. Which keeps the Mustangs the team to beat every year in the … ]]> Tue, 02 Sep 2014 02:05:15 -0500 <![CDATA[ Girls Volleyball: Extras ]]>

… ]]> Tue, 02 Sep 2014 02:05:24 -0500 <![CDATA[ Girls Cross Country: Portage’s Kyra Ball ready to set new mark, lead team ]]> Lead story image

Kyra Ball spent time walking with llamas this summer. The talented Portage cross country star plans to spend the fall running with a purpose. “I’m more confident in my running now and set goals,’’ she said. “I hope to really have a strong year. One of my goals is beat my personal record (19:21). I’d also like for us to be highly ranked all season.’’ Even following a strong summer of training, Ball put in extra conditioning work — navigating rugged Colorado terrain on three-hour long llama walks — while vacationing with siblings at her grandparents’ home in Colorado. “The … ]]> Mon, 01 Sep 2014 02:06:05 -0500 <![CDATA[ Girls Cross Country: 2014 Season Outlook ]]>

5 Teams to Watch 1. Portage With a trio of All-DAC performers back in Kyra Ball, Rebecca Timm and Haley Orshonsky, don’t be surprised if coach Jay White’s Indians — who return six of their top seven runners — improve on last year’s No. 15 finish at state. 2. Lake Central Senior Megan Zajac and sophomore Sarah Hunsley return from last year’s state-qualifying team, along with sophomores Sara Ramos, Sydney Vandersteeg and Jenny Crague. The Indians return six of their top seven athletes. 3. LaPorte Slicers star Elena Lancioni is at Bowling Green, but don’t feel too bad for coach … ]]> Mon, 01 Sep 2014 02:05:53 -0500 <![CDATA[ HUTTON: Wait before you tweet ]]> Lead story image

I hereby wish I could renounce the verbal commitment story. I won’t because I can’t. If I don’t do it, someone else will. Everybody wants to know which university Johnny Quarterback is going to attend. So, I write it. I do those stories with one thought in mind: How quickly can I make this end? It’s not because I’m not happy for Johnny Quarterback or genuinely interested in the news value of the story. It’s because the rules have changed. Twitter has turned us into overpaid baby sitters. I’ve become increasingly cranky about writing commitment stories because now it seems … ]]> Sun, 31 Aug 2014 02:06:08 -0500 <![CDATA[ Boys Soccer: Stevan Djuric scores pair of first-half goals to send Munster past Noll ]]> Lead story image

HAMMOND — On a team loaded with star power, Munster senior Stevan Djuric has no problem with playing his role and allowing his teammates to garner most of the attention. However, it was Djuric’s turn to shine on Saturday as he scored the first two goals of the game to help the Mustangs to a 5-1 rout of Bishop Noll. “Stevan is a very unselfish player,” Munster coach Jim Prasopoulos said. “He will play any role on the team. All he cares about is the team having success.” The first goal came in the 22nd minute as Djuric delivered the … ]]> Sun, 31 Aug 2014 02:05:07 -0500 <![CDATA[ Cross Country: Munster’s Tyler Keslin, Valparaiso’s Logan Ferngren win; teams take titles ]]>

ST. JOHN — Munster’s Tyler Keslin definitely is making up for lost time. The Munster junior suffered stress fractures in the lower shins of each leg a few weeks into last season and was done for the year. You’d never realize it watching this Mustang gallop on Saturday. Keslin won Lake Central’s second annual Rudy Skorupa Invitational — winning the gold cane that’s bestowed upon the winner. Canes, instead of a trophy or ribbons, was a fun idea LC boys head coach Jeff Rhody came up with to honor Skorupa, the longtime, legendary former Indians boys cross country and track … ]]> Sun, 31 Aug 2014 02:04:55 -0500 <![CDATA[ Cross Country: Wheeler’s Joel O’Shea caps week-long cross country hat trick at Gavit Invite ]]> Lead story image

HAMMOND — Wheeler’s Joel O’Shea isn’t playing hockey this winter so he can focus on cross country, but that didn’t stop the junior runner from scoring a hat trick this week. After winning Tuesday’s Jack Bransford Classic and Thursday’s Andrean Invitational, O’Shea picked up this third win in five days with a time of 16 minutes, 24 seconds to win Saturday’s Gavit Invitational. “Everything’s good,” O’Shea said after the race. “Legs are good, mind is good … I’m good.” O’Shea raced with Valparaiso’s Danny Dalton for much of the race before pulling away in the fifth and final kilometer. Following … ]]> Sun, 31 Aug 2014 02:04:21 -0500 <![CDATA[ High School Football Summaries ]]> Lead story image

Saturday’s Results LaPorte 21, Hobart 0 H L First downs 18 15 Yards rushing 238 240 Yards passing 81 54 Passes Comp-Att-Int 19-9-1 13-6-1 Notes: Charles Salary ran for 230 yards and 2 TDs for LaPorte and Eric Mazany passed for 54 yards and 1 TD. Friday’s Results Andrean 45, Merrillville 34 SCORING BY QUARTERS Andrean 7 14 14 10 — 45 Merrillville 14 13 0 7 — 34 INDIVIDUAL SCORING M — Jonathan Robinson 17 run (Ernesto Lopez kick) A — Trevor Berg 1 run (Chase Dawson kick) M— Robinson 2 run (Lopez kick) A — Jamie Johnson 22 pass from Jake Paliga (Dawson kick) M — Robinson … ]]> Sun, 31 Aug 2014 02:04:45 -0500 <![CDATA[ Football: Week 2 Scores/Week 3 Schedule ]]>

Week 2 Football Scores Saturday’s Results Edwardsville (Ill.) 56, West Side 0 Evergreen Park (Ill.) 55, Lake Station 13 LaPorte 21, Hobart 0 Hammond at Highland Roosevelt vs. Vocational at Gately Friday’s Results Andrean 45, Merrillville 34 Boone Grove 48, River Forest 0 Calumet 16, Clark 14 Crown Point 35, Mishawaka 34 Culver 29, South Central 28 Hanover Central 26, Bishop Noll 23 (OT) Kankakee Valley 21, Indianapolis Manual 0 Lake Central 49, East Chicago Central 13 Michigan City 34, South Bend Washington 31 Mooresville 46, Bowman Academy 0 Morton 42, Lowell 41 (OT) Munster 31, Chesterton 14 North Judson … ]]> Sat, 30 Aug 2014 23:16:00 -0500 <![CDATA[ Saturday’s Prep Scoreboard ]]> Lead story image

Boys Soccer Munster 5, Bishop Noll 1 Scoring — (B) Lance Jackson 1 goal; (M) Stevan Djuric 2 goals; Michael Jimenez 1 goal, 1 assist; Brett Kaufmann 1 goal; Michael Portone 1 assist, Nik Kajmakoski 1 assist, Kiriako Tsoukalas 1 goal. Saves — (B) Jonathan Lozano 11 saves; (M) Xavier Hofferth 2 saves Records: Munster 4-0, Bishop Noll 2-1 Bishop Noll 5, Lowell 0 Scoring — (BN) Omar Calderon 1 goal, Luke Fuehrmeyer 1 goal, Sergio Marquez 1 goal, Gabriel Anguiano 1 goal, Alphonso Soto 1 goal, Lance Jackson 1 assist, Eric Sandoval 1 assist. Saves — (BN) Jonathan Lozano … ]]> Sun, 31 Aug 2014 02:04:11 -0500 <![CDATA[ Football: Trevor Berg takes Andrean to thumping of Merrillville ]]> Lead story image

MERRILLVILLE — The hardy, rain-soaked Andrean student section was sitting in the west corner of the visitors’ end zone chanting, “We own Broadway, We own Broadway.” They could’ve sung “We own Class 3A” and it would’ve been accurate. Rain nor lightning could stop those kids from seeing this one to the very end. The 59ers thumped Merrillville 45-34 Friday for their 17th straight victory. It was a game that Andrean coach Phil Mason felt good about early in the week. He liked the matchups and he loved his team. All those good feelings were validated with an explosive offensive effort … ]]> Tue, 02 Sep 2014 13:51:45 -0500 <![CDATA[ Football: Munster tops Chesterton ]]> Lead story image

MUNSTER — On at least one point, Munster coach Leroy Marsh and Chesterton coach Mark Peterson agree: The Mustangs offense is pretty darn good. “That’s the best offensive group I’ve seen from Munster in a long time,” Peterson said after Munster’s 31-14 win over Chesterton on Friday night. “They do a nice job. They’re consistent, they get to the hole, they’re good up front.” In a game delayed for 40 minutes by lightning between the first and second quarters, the Mustangs (2-0) outscored the Trojans (0-2) 17-0 in the second half. “We knew going into the season that this was … ]]> Sat, 30 Aug 2014 02:07:06 -0500 <![CDATA[ Football: Morton stops Lowell on 2-point conversion in overtime ]]> Lead story image

LOWELL — Forty-eight minutes of football wasn’t enough for Morton and Lowell. These two offensive juggernauts, which combined for 793 yards in regulation and 10 touchdowns, needed overtime to determine the winner of this scoring fest. But it wasn’t just Mark Snorton’s 10-yard run on the first play of the extra period that capped the 42-41 victory for the Governors but the team’s defensive stop on Lowell’s 2-point attempt on the last play of the game that deserves credit as they stopped Red Devils running back Isaac James, who finished with 288 yards and four touchdowns. The final result seemed … ]]> Tue, 02 Sep 2014 13:50:21 -0500 <![CDATA[ Football: Crown Point holds off Mishawaka ]]> Lead story image

MISHAWAKA — Crown Point’s defense could have gotten discouraged. The Bulldogs had just made a big stop on a 2-point conversion to preserve a one-point lead in the fourth quarter Friday against Mishawaka. But the Cavemen responded by recovering an onside kick. The defense went back out on the field, needing to make a few more plays. And the Bulldogs did just that, holding on for a 35-34 victory. “We had a hard time with the option football. Trying to prepare for that at Friday night speed is a difficult thing. With all that said, I thought our guys really … ]]> Mon, 01 Sep 2014 23:12:21 -0500 <![CDATA[ Football: Jacob Wasz helps Wheeler thunder past Griffith ]]>

GRIFFITH — The opportunity to christen its new SprintTurf playing surface was something Griffith was looking forward to Friday night. Thanks to more than a little interference from Mother Nature — in the form of lightning — and a determined Wheeler team — the commemorative game was anything but memorable for the Panthers. After trailing 21-14 early in the second quarter, the Class 2A Bearcats (2-0) scored 24 unanswered points to spoil Griffith’s celebration and emerged with a 38-21 win over the Class 3A Panthers (0-2). The game was tied 7-7 when play was halted 6:44 into the first quarter … ]]> Sat, 30 Aug 2014 00:14:01 -0500