Post-Tribune Latest news from Post-Tribune Online en-us (Editor) Post-Tribune 84 34 30 Copyright 2014 <![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 … ]]> Sat, 30 Aug 2014 00:54:00 -0500 <![CDATA[ aljsfjkljkalasd jklasjdkljklklff jklljlkkljklklkl ]]>

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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 … ]]> Sat, 30 Aug 2014 00:02:00 -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 … ]]> Sat, 30 Aug 2014 02:07:29 -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 <![CDATA[ Football: Homestead stops Valpo in late, late game ]]>

Visiting Homestead gave Valparaiso all it could handle as the Vikings dropped to 0-2 with a 39-12 loss. ]]> Sat, 30 Aug 2014 01:54:00 -0500 <![CDATA[ Football: Penn pounds Portage ]]> Lead story image

PORTAGE — With a nonconference schedule that featured perennial state powers Mishawaka and Penn the first two weeks of the season, Portage knew its weaknesses would be identified early in the year. Many of those became evident on Friday as Penn pummeled the Indians 42-0 in a game that was completed after a two-hour lighting delay. “We’re not very good right now, at a lot of things,” Portage coach Wally McCormack said. “We don’t block well, we don’t tackle well and we’ve got to get better.” Mishawaka quarterback Camden Bohn hooked up with Nate Miller on a 21-yard screen pass … ]]> Sat, 30 Aug 2014 00:10:00 -0500 <![CDATA[ Football: Hanover Central edges Noll in overtime ]]>

HAMMOND — Hey, Hanover Central: This varsity football thing is a piece of cake, isn’t it? Should have gotten involved in it years ago, right? After winning its first varsity game since the early 1970s last week against Bowman Academy, Hanover Central won its first road game since jumping back in the varsity football business Friday night with a 26-23 overtime win over Hammond Noll with running back Brandon Sears scoring from two yards out to win it. “It’s pretty special. We worked real hard to get to this point,” said Hanover coach Robert Harrison. “We didn’t come out here … ]]> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 23:12:00 -0500 <![CDATA[ Football: Lake Central cruises past East Chicago ]]>

EAST CHICAGO — The Lake Central offense finally met its match in the first quarter against East Chicago. But it wasn’t the Cardinals defense. A lightning delay was the only thing to slow down the no-huddle Indians as Lake Central romped to a 49-13 victory over East Chicago. “I think our kids did a good job of handling the amount of down time we had tonight,” Lake Central coach Brett St. Germain said. “I wouldn’t say we had our best week of practice this week, but we found a way to come out and score early.” Even though the scoreboard … ]]> Sat, 30 Aug 2014 12:10:29 -0500 <![CDATA[ Week 2 High School Football Capsule Previews ]]> Lead story image

Andrean (1-0) at Merrillville (1-0), 7 p.m. Friday Last Year: Andrean 34, Merrillville 32 Last Week: Andrean 65, Bishop Noll 0; Merrillville 35, South Bend Clay 28 Key Players: Andrean: RB Trevor Berg, QB Jake Paliga; Merrillville: QB DJ Wilkins, WR Jonathan Robinson Outlook: It’s not clear if the close call last week for the Pirates was first-game issues or if this is a team not be as talented as years past. Former West Side quarterback Ramone Atkins played a slotback-type position. Andrean didn’t have to show much last week. Most of its starters were done after a half. 20-Year … ]]> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 02:09:32 -0500 <![CDATA[ Post-Tribune Football Top 10 ]]>

1. Merrillville (1-0): Pirates weren’t so convincing in a 35-28 victory over South Bend Clay last week. It was team they beat 41-7 a year ago. They typically start slowly, so it’s not a reason to panic – yet. 2. Andrean (1-0): 59ers had a glorified scrimmage last week, beating Bishop Noll 65-0. It’s a confident team and a confident program that has won 16 straight games. Andrean isn’t an underdog in Week 2 vs. Merrillville. 3. Rensselaer (1-0): Bombers gave up 34 points last week to Kankakee Valley, some of them early, which means they had starters in. Rensselaer … ]]> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 22:34:01 -0500 <![CDATA[ Football: Now’s the time for Andrean QB Jake Paliga ]]> Lead story image

MERRILLVILLE — Jake Paliga always has had the long view. He knew Andrean would be pretty good this year. In fact, Paliga figured THIS would be Andrean’s year, not last season, when the 59ers rolled through the schedule undefeated and won the Class 3A state title. “They (2013 seniors) didn’t do well freshman year,” Paliga said. “Our class is very talented. We knew we had a chance. Hopefully, we can do it both years.” “It,” of course, means win another state title. Coming from just about any other place, that would be dismissed as meaningless, teenage bravado. The 59ers have … ]]> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 02:09:09 -0500 <![CDATA[ Cross Country: Andrean girls and boys sweep to title at Andrean Invitational ]]> Lead story image

MERRILLVILLE — It was around the 2-mile mark of Thursday’s Andrean Invitational when Hanover Central’s Lindsey Kolanowski decided to make her run. “I usually don’t make it that early, but I just felt good in this race,” she said. “I usually wait for the last 500 meters to really pick it up. But I was so close … I decided to go for it.” Kolanowski’s plan worked, as she won the girls portion of the Andrean Invitational, which returned to Hidden Lake Park this year after a scheduling conflict pushed it to Wheeler High School in 2013. Kolanowski took fourth … ]]> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 02:10:11 -0500 <![CDATA[ Boys Soccer: Chesterton downs DAC rival Valparaiso ]]> Lead story image

CHESTERTON — As much as Chesterton works on set pieces, it would be difficult to imagine this particular one working as well even in practice as it did in Wednesday night’s game against Valparaiso. A gorgeous sequence from Jared O’Dell to Trent Weller to Billy Biehl sparked the Trojans to a 2-0 win over the Vikings. “That was beautiful,” said Chesterton coach James Sensibaugh, whose team, ranked No. 6 in the state, has achieved its goal of scoring at least once off a set piece in each of its games. The Trojans (4-0, 2-0 Duneland Conference) put together their flawlessly … ]]> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 02:07:52 -0500