Post-Tribune Latest news from Post-Tribune Online en-us (Editor) Post-Tribune 84 34 30 Copyright 2014 <![CDATA[ Boys Cross Country: Ryan Kritzer wins AAA race at New Prairie Invite ]]> Lead story image

NEW CARLISLE — The Class AAA race at Saturday’s New Prairie Invitational started off just like last Saturday’s Bob Thomas Invitational at Lowell High School: with Munster’s Ryan Kritzer and Tyler Keslin leading the pack. Soon after crossing the one-mile marker of Baltes’ Bridge on the course, Kritzer took off. No one caught him. He would go on to win the race with an unofficial time of 16 minutes, four seconds. Official race results were not available at press time due to an issue with the timing system at the finish line. “There was a lot of competition and a … ]]> Sat, 20 Sep 2014 23:10:00 -0500 <![CDATA[ Girls Cross Country: South Central’s Kyleigh Werner caps whirlwind week with three-peat ]]> Lead story image

NEW CARLISLE — It was definitely a hectic and crazy week for South Central cross country star Kyleigh Werner. By the same token, Saturday’s 47th annual New Prairie Invitational turned out to be the usual normal, business-like finish for the consistently successful Satellites senior. Werner won her third consecutive Class A title in 19:30.8, beating Winamac’s Claire Collins by 6.5 seconds, to cap off an extremely eventful week. For starters, the petite Werner took first place in two Greater South Shore Conference meets, played 18 holes of golf at the LaPorte Sectional, and played quarterback and defensive back for a … ]]> Sat, 20 Sep 2014 23:10:00 -0500 <![CDATA[ Football: Rich East beats Roosevelt after only one half ]]> Lead story image

GARY — Two things can ruin homecoming festivities in football. One is inclement weather. The other is an uncooperative road opponent. After most of the first half was played in sunshine, Roosevelt fell victim to both Saturday afternoon, having their homecoming duel with Rich East of Illinois ended after halftime due to a thunderstorm. The damage Mother Nature might have done was nothing compared to what the Rich East offense did in raining on the Panthers’ homecoming, with East getting touchdowns from three players en route to a 40-6 win in Gary. “Right now we have a couple of things … ]]> Sat, 20 Sep 2014 23:12:00 -0500 <![CDATA[ Week 5 Football results ]]> Lead story image

Saturday’s result Rich East 40, Roosevelt 6 Game called at halftime because of bad weather Rich East 14 26 — 40 Roosevelt 6 0 — 6 RE — B.J. Stewart 4 run (kick failed) RE — Stewart 48 run (run failed) RE— Kendall 25 run (run failed) RE — Marcel McDonald 1 run (Kendall Miller run) RE — McDonald 1 run (Miller run) R — Ronald White Jr. 15 pass from Dontae Young (run failed) RE — Miller 2 run (pass failed) RE R First downs 12 2 Yards rushing 214 12 Yards passing 0 44 Passing Comp-Att-Int 0-5-0 6-8-0 Friday’s results Andrean 21, Hobart 17 Andrean 0 7 7 7 — 21 Hobart 17 0 0 0 — 17 H … ]]> Sat, 20 Sep 2014 23:16:00 -0500 <![CDATA[ Girls Golf: Jen Gough, Valparaiso upsets Chesterton for sectional title ]]> Lead story image

VALPARAISO — Never count Valparaiso out at sectionals. The Vikings, the fourth-best team in the Duneland Athletic Conference this year, were clearly unmoved by a middle-of-the-road regular season. Friday, in their own sectional, they shot a 348 at Valparaiso Country Club, beating a struggling Chesterton team by six strokes. It helps to have the tournament on your own home course. Valparaiso was led by Jennifer Gough. Gough, the Vikings’ No. 1 player, shot a 79. Brooke Fullenkampf, who shot 73 in last week’s Pat Ford Invitational at Beechwood, pitched in with a solid 83. Gough had a game plan that … ]]> Sat, 20 Sep 2014 02:04:38 -0500 <![CDATA[ Girls Golf: Crown Point’s Tiffany Curtis repeats as medalist at Lake Central Sectional ]]> Lead story image

ST. JOHN — Tiffany Curtis didn’t feel any added pressure to repeat as medalist at the Lake Central Sectional. “Even if I didn’t do it, I hoped that my team finished well,” the Crown Point junior said Friday. She got the best of both worlds. Curtis shot a 74 to finish first. The Bulldogs placed second behind Lake Central in the team results at Palmira Golf Course. “I don’t really care usually how I finish individually,” Curtis said. “I just care how the team does. I’m really proud that we came out and got second.” The Indians took the top … ]]> Sat, 20 Sep 2014 02:04:28 -0500 <![CDATA[ Football: History in the making for Calumet ]]>

HAMMOND — Calumet couldn’t have gotten off to a better start against Bishop Noll pushing them back 10 yards on the game’s first three plays on Friday night. The Red Warriors dominated from start to finish — minus a couple blips in between (4 turnovers) — as Calumet ruined Bishop Noll’s Homecoming night with a trouncing 39-20 Greater South Shore Conference victory improving to 5-0 (3-0 in conference) for the first time in school history. The Red Warriors started 4-0 in 1999, 2000 and 2001 but have never been able to string together five straight wins to start the season. … ]]> Fri, 19 Sep 2014 23:56:00 -0500 <![CDATA[ Football: Boone Grove scratches out first-ever conference win ]]>

CEDAR LAKE — It was a night of firsts for both Boone Grove and Hanover Central. The Wolves (2-3, 1-2) recorded their first Greater South Shore Conference win in history, while Hanover Central lost its first football game since Nov. 5, 1971 — a span of 43 years. Those landmarks transpired following Boone Grove’s 20-9 win over the Wildcats (4-1, 1-2) on Friday night. “We’ve been telling these kids for two weeks that we have to clean up our game and we’ve got to execute and we did that,’’ Wolves’ coach Tony Tinkel said. “We were much better, much better … ]]> Fri, 19 Sep 2014 23:16:00 -0500 <![CDATA[ Football: Merrillville extends winning streak against Michigan City to 15 games ]]>

MERRILLVILLE — Merrillville football fans may have had their hands near the panic button in the first half of Friday’s game against Michigan City. The Pirates had gained only one yard of total offense in the first quarter. The Wolves held a three-point edge and appeared to be on the verge of finding the end zone as they drove the ball inside the Merrillville five-yard line. All it took was one big play to change the complexion of the game, as the Pirates recovered a fumble, ending the Michigan City scoring chance and taking the air out of the Wolves’ … ]]> Fri, 19 Sep 2014 23:16:00 -0500 <![CDATA[ Football: Jake Paliga allows Andrean to slip past Hobart ]]>

Jake Paliga powered the ball into the end zone with a quarterback sneak with :09 left for the win. ]]> Fri, 19 Sep 2014 23:32:00 -0500 <![CDATA[ Football: Ethan Young keeps Whiting unbeaten in romp over Lake Station ]]>

LAKE STATION — Whiting coach Jeff Cain did not steal his Oiler’s offensive game plan from 1960s recording artist Bob Dylan, although both gentlemen have the same thought process for success. It was Dylan who wrote the famous song “Forever Young,” a song that has since been covered by artists such as Diana Ross and Joan Baez. Cain didn’t cover the song but wisely covered the idea. One of the reasons the Oilers are still unbeaten this season is because opposing defenses get a steady dose of running back Ethan Young for what opponents must feel is forever. Lake Station … ]]> Fri, 19 Sep 2014 23:18:00 -0500 <![CDATA[ Football: Ike James notches 5 more TDs as Lowell charges past Highland ]]>

HIGHLAND — The Ike James coming out party continued Friday with Lowell’s 45-7 victory over Highland. The junior Red Devil running back rushed for 188 yards and five touchdowns in the romp. “I had five touchdowns when I was younger, but not recently,” James said. “The whole line dominated. We knew Highland was 3-1 and they are tough. We came out with a purpose and got the job done.” If not for the crazy numbers that Charles Salary is putting up at LaPorte, James would be the area’s leading rusher. James has amassed 934 rushing yards and 15 touchdowns in … ]]> Fri, 19 Sep 2014 23:32:00 -0500 <![CDATA[ Football: Jeff Proctor scores 4 TDs in first half to power Munster past Morton ]]> Lead story image

MUNSTER — No matter how big the play made by the visiting Morton Governors, no matter how many yards they picked up on the play, the Munster Mustangs always had an answer. All those answers added up to a 59-41 Munster victory over the previously unbeaten Governors. Morton (4-1) was the team that struck first, as Jarrett Dickey opened the game by returning the kickoff to the Munster 40. Eight plays later, Jerome Donald’s 8-yard touchdown run and Brandon Grasha’s extra point made it an early 7-0 lead. Then junior Jeff Proctor began a memorable first half of football for … ]]> Sat, 20 Sep 2014 02:06:26 -0500 <![CDATA[ Football: Lake Central edges LaPorte ]]> Lead story image

ST. JOHN — Lake Central had a huge decision to make. The Indians were tied with LaPorte with less than five minutes remaining Friday. Lake Central faced a fourth-and-2 from the Slicers’ 17. The Indians called a timeout and then decided to go for it. It was the right call. Brandon Scott raced seven yards up the middle for a first down. He then scored on a 10-yard run on the next play and the Indians held on for a 20-13 victory. “It was all down to the offensive line,” Scott said. “When it came to it, they dug down … ]]> Sat, 20 Sep 2014 02:06:38 -0500 <![CDATA[ Football: Artie Equihua, Crown Point send Portage to first 0-5 start since 1976 ]]> Lead story image

CROWN POINT — After Crown Point suffered its first loss of the season last week, it remained to be seen how the Bulldogs would respond on Friday night against winless Portage. And the Indians took an early lead. But Crown Point eventually gained control, topping Portage 21-7. Bulldogs junior quarterback Artie Equihua rushed for 123 yards and a touchdown on 23 carries, and also threw a touchdown pass. That tying score to Morgan Kral, a 19-yarder with 23.4 seconds left in the first half, might have been the turning point. Two plays earlier, the duo had also hit for 20 … ]]> Sat, 20 Sep 2014 02:05:26 -0500 <![CDATA[ Football: Chesterton’s defense stumps Valparaiso ]]> Lead story image

VALPARAISO — It was senior night for Valparaiso. The Vikings didn’t play much like they were in the mood for any kind of celebration. Give Chesterton credit for making the Vikings pay for their inability to move the ball consistently Friday in a 23-7 victory for the Trojans. If there was one thing for a team to be proud of in this one, it was the Trojans’ defense. Hard to tell if part of that good play came from a Valparaiso offense that just isn’t very good now. Whatever it is, Chesterton will take it. They held the Vikings to … ]]> Sat, 20 Sep 2014 02:05:41 -0500