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Girls Golf Insider: Brooke Fullenkamp leads Valparaiso into state championship

It’s been a strange year for the Valparaiso golf team. The Vikings typically are one of the best teams in the area. They are also one of the deepest programs around. Except this year. Bill Miller, the Vikings coach, had just nine players go out …

 

Girls Soccer Insider: Chesterton junior Kaylee Lindahl’s defensive background boosts her offense

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For the majority of Kaylee Lindahl’s year-round soccer schedule, she lines up at center back, the position she’s held with her club team since middle school. But when Lindahl puts on the maroon and gold of Chesterton during the fall, the Trojans junior is at …

Boys Soccer: Chesterton ends regular season 16-0

LAPORTE — Chesterton has completed its undefeated regular season. It wasn’t easy for the Trojans against LaPorte on Wednesday night, but they emerged with a 2-1 win, as Trent Weller scored two second-half goals, both set up by Jameson Sensibaugh. “I couldn’t be any more …

Boys Tennis: Crown Point takes care of business, blanks Lake Central

CROWN POINT — Anthony Kendall and his Crown Point teammates have their eyes on an eighth straight sectional title and the opportunity to win a regional title. “We want that regional so bad, we really want it,’’ the Bulldogs’ No. 2 singles player said. “Munster, …

Boys Tennis: Chesterton, Valparaiso win to set up rematch of last year’s sectional final

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PORTAGE — The expected rematch will take place on Thursday with history on the line. Valparaiso and Chesterton disposed on their opponents in the semifinals of the Portage Sectional on Wednesday. The Vikings beat Portage 4-1, while the Trojans beat Wheeler by the same 4-1 …

Football Insider: Running back Avery Beeks is Chesterton’s Mr. Versatility

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Chesterton baseball coach Jack Campbell has a nice surprise waiting for him when spring arrives. Avery Beeks is playing. Hard to imagine Campbell won’t be able find a spot for the 5-8, 185-pound senior who is the fastest player on the team. Beeks can play …

Football: Week 7 previews

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Andrean (6-0, 3-0) at KANKAKEE VALLEY (5-1, 3-0) Last Year: Andrean 35, Kankakee Valley 6 Last Week: Andrean 54, Highland 0; Kankakee Valley 41, North Judson 13. Key Players: Andrean – LB Josh Barajas, RB Trevor Berg; Kankakee Valley – RB/LB- Johnny Williams, QB Darrick …

Girls Volleyball: Boone Grove turns back Hebron

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VALPARAISO — The message was loud and clear with more than 100 people inside Boone Grove’s gymnasium wearing tie-dyed T-shirts that read: “No one fights alone.” That’s a huge shout-out to the two Wolves mothers battling cancer reiterating the school and people in the Boone …

Girls Cross Country: Andrean’s Kaycee Crist looks to make postseason noise

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Andrean’s Kaycee Crist made the trip to Terre Haute for the state cross country meet three years ago as a freshman. Crist, now a senior, was there only as a spectator — not a participant — watching teammate Becca Conley finish 14th and earn All-State …

Boys Soccer: Portage sophomore Josh Gonzalez increases comfort level, role, productivity

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As a freshman last season, Josh Gonzalez began by coming off the bench for around 20 minutes a game. Sometimes he would play more in the neighborhood of 40. He kept building, eventually earning a starting role toward the end of the season. And he …

Boys Tennis Sectional Capsule Previews

CROWN POINT Schedule: Wednesday: Crown Point vs. Lake Central, 4:15 p.m.; Thursday: Kankakee Valley vs. CP-LC winner, 4:15 p.m.; Rensselaer vs. Lowell, 4:15 p.m.; championship to follow. Players to watch: Bryce Bonin, Anthony Kendall (Crown Point); Jayson Savich, Ben Roesel (Lowell); Keith Crawford, (Lake Central). …

Girls Volleyball Insider: Cousins Bravo, Beck and Haas playing key roles for Wheeler this season

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It’s one thing to have your parents and siblings come out for your volleyball matches. It’s another thing when your brothers, sisters, cousins, aunts and uncles come out to support you at each game. That’s the camaraderie and support that Wheeler’s Belle Bravo, Steph Beck …

Boys Soccer: Hebron faces deficit for first time all season, but rallies past Rensselaer

HEBRON — Nick Surber will never forget how he celebrated his 16th birthday. The Hebron sophomore made his already special day even more dramatic on Monday, posting a hat trick to help the Hawks remain undefeated with a 4-3 victory over Rensselaer. Hebron fell behind …

Girls Volleyball: Ally Rohn, Calumet Christian outduel Carly Cappello, Bishop Noll

Ally Rohn smashed the match-clincher in helping the Patriots claim their fifth straight win over the Warriors, 20-25, 25-21, 25-15, 25-20.

Boys Cross Country Insider: Hanover’s Nick Zak bounces back from ailments after tough junior season

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There was a spring in the step and an extra gear in the pace of Hanover Central’s Nick Zak as he competed in his sophomore season of cross country two years ago. At the 2012 Culver Invitational, near the end of the regular season, a …

Boys Tennis Insider: Brett Tauber has Griffith playing at an all-time high

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The first time Brett Tauber grabbed a tennis racket and played, his dad, Jerry, admits he was scared. It was when Brett was about 4 years old and Jerry, who was the tennis coach at Calumet High School for 32 years before becoming a volunteer …