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Girls Soccer: Kankakee Valley makes statement by earning tie against top-ranked Chesterton

CHESTERTON — There may not have been a winner on the scoreboard Thursday night, but the mood of the teams following the game would indicate otherwise. Kankakee Valley players, coaches and fans were all smiles after the Kougars played to a 2-2 tie with Chesterton. …

 

Boys Soccer: Nik Kajmakoski leads Munster past Lake Central

MUNSTER — With both teams playing back-to-back games in a span of 24 hours, the showdown between Lake Central and Munster would be determined by a difference-maker. Munster’s Nik Kajmakoski assumed that role for the Mustangs in a 2-0 win over the Indians (5-6-1) Thursday …

Girls Volleyball: Rachel Bontrager shines as Valparaiso beats LC in battle of DAC unbeatens

VALPARAISO — Lake Central coach Tina Tinberg said Valparaiso sophomore Rachel Bontrager epitomizes the ultimate volleyball player. That doesn’t help her team, however, that Bontrager wears Vikings’ green and white over the Indians’ blue and white. Because it was just that little bit extra that …

Football Insider: Kankakee Valley hits the ground running

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There is a slight giddyup in Brad Stewart’s step. He is borderline excited but in a subdued way. Stewart knows football can be complicated. A year like 2013 always looms. That’s when his top three middle linebackers were lost for the season with injuries. That …

Football notebook: Bombs away for Bombers’ ‘Basketball on Grass’ offense

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Former Purdue football coach Joe Tiller was famous for his “Basketball on Grass’’ offense. With Rensselaer’s offense leading the state in scoring average (67.5) and averaging more than 540 yards per outing, the Bombers are giving Tiller’s explosive slogan a whole new meaning. Rensselaer (4-0, …

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Football: Week 4 Regional Stats

Area statistical leaders through Week 4 in passing, rushing, receiving, scoring, tackles, sacks and interceptions.

Football: Hanover Central has little big man in Dustin Lindley

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There’s a small, quick, quiet storm brewing in the backfield at Hanover Central in the form of 5-6, 145-pound running back/defensive back Dustin Lindley. The sophomore captain — that’s right, a sophomore as a captain — doesn’t talk that much, and when he does it …

Week 5 High School Football Capsule Previews

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Chesterton (2-2) at Valparaiso (1-3),  7 p.m. Friday Last year: Valparaiso 21, Chesterton 14 Last week: Chesterton 17, LaPorte 13; Michigan City 21, Valparaiso 14 (OT) Key players: Valpraiso: QB JP Kunze, RB Bryce Cook; Chesterton: RB Avery Beeks, K Nate Needham. Outlook: It’s hard …

Girls Golf: Lake Central’s Alexis Miestowski making quite the first (year) impression

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It’s not often one of the best players in Northwest Indiana is delivered to the front step of your school, ready to compete at the highest level as a freshman. It happened for Lake Central girls golf coach Chris Rossiano. It was like Christmas in …

Girls Soccer: Wheeler has double dose of leadership in Emily Jackson and Shannon Eden

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Emily Jackson and Shannon Eden both are seniors on the girls soccer team at Wheeler. The similarities don’t go far beyond that. Each has been labeled as a leader by coach Bryan Murray, but the manner in which each carries out those leadership roles is …

Boys Soccer: Plenty to celebrate for Chesterton in shootout victory over Lake Central

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CHESTERTON — It was quite a day for Jameson Sensibaugh. The Chesterton junior turned 17 on Wednesday. The forward returned to the Trojans lineup after missing five straight games because of a knee injury followed by an illness. And Sensibaugh capped the night by converting …

Gils Cross Country: Griffith’s Trinity Austin looks to carve her own niche

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Griffith freshman Trinity Austin would love to uphold family tradition, yet still leave her own footprints in school and region cross country history. The younger sister of former Panthers cross country star Taylor Austin (Indiana State) makes it clear she’s her own person. “I’m not …

Girls Soccer: Chesterton knocks Lake Central from unbeaten ranks

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ST. JOHN — Lake Central hadn’t lost a game all season. Chesterton took care of that mark Tuesday night.

The Indians had allowed a total of two goals all season. The Trojans’ Kaylee Lindahl eclipsed that number by herself.

In a matchup of the area’s …

Boys Soccer: Jorge Garcia shining again in Clark’s familiar environment

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Clark coach Stefen Hutchins describes Jorge Garcia as “a game-changer.” So when the talented sophomore wanted to return to the Pioneers just days before games were slated to begin this season, after a stint with the Chicago Fire Academy, Hutchins was more than receptive to …

Girls Volleyball: Andrean sweeps past Hobart

HOBART — The Northwest Crossroads Conference title always is a goal for Andrean at the beginning of the season. A Sept. 9 loss to Munster made that harder to achieve, but not impossible to accomplish. Tuesday night, the 59ers took a step toward that Oct. …