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Girls Volleyball: Bishop Noll’s Amber Williams lacing up big shoes at semistate

Bishop Noll junior Amber Williams knew she had some big shoes to fill this season. She wasn’t afraid to jump right in. Williams, who replaced the state’s leading blocker Asya Hobbs at the middle position, went out for club in the offseason hoping to improve …

 

Football: Munster center Jordan Dixon a success on, off field

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MUNSTER — A partial list of qualities Jordan Dixon possesses in rare abundance? Character, intelligence, work ethic, leadership, humility, sincerity. “He’s a tremendous young man,” Munster coach Leroy Marsh said of the senior center. “You would love to have him as your son; you would …

Football Notebook: Whiting faces huge test in No. 1 Winamac

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Whiting coach Jeff Cain is hoping his team’s experience will lead to a favorable outcome against top-ranked Winamac. One thing is clear: something has to give when the unbeaten Oilers (10-0) and Warriors (10-0) clash in a Class A Sectional 41 semifinal Friday night. “We’re …

Post-Tribune Football Top 10

1. Andrean 10-0 (1) Mishawaka Marian beat a pretty good John Glenn team by 21 points last week. The Falcons won’t roll over. 2. Rensselaer 10-0 (2) It was poor Noll last week in a 67-6 loss to the Bombers. It will be poor Bowman …

Cross Country Insider: Duo of Theo Burgwald and Tyler Keslin help Munster return to state meet

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They started changing earlier this week. The signs at Munster businesses such as Arnie’s Dog House on Calumet Avenue or The Commander and Howard and Sons on Ridge Road now offer wishes of good luck to the Munster’s boys’ cross country team as it prepares …

Cross Country Insider: Lake Central’s Jenny Crague, teammates, seek strong finish at state

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Her performance this season gives Jenny Crague plenty to brag about, but that’s not the Lake Central star’s style. Even though she’s come so far and accomplished so much since last season, the team’s No. 1 runner — the leader of the Indians pack — …

Cross Country: State meet outlook

Football Insider: From humble beginnings, Ranbir Singh has become a fixture on Chesterton’s defense

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Ranbir Singh has come a long way in his football career. He admitted that he didn’t know anything about football when he first joined a team in seventh grade, and spent that fall learning the sport’s basic fundamentals. He didn’t see much playing time until …

Football: Sectional semifinal games to watch

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Class 6A Sectional 1 Lake Central (9-1)  at Merrillville (5-5) When: 7 p.m. Friday Last meeting: Lake Central 28, Merrillville 7 on Oct. 10. Last week: Lake Central 41, Lafayette Jefferson 6; Merrillville 45, Crown Point 42. Key players: Lake Central – QB Ethan Darter, …

Girls Volleyball: Valparaiso beats defending champ Munster, wins first regional title in 23 years

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VALPARAISO — The Vikings are going to celebrate like it is 1991. That was the only time in school history Valparaiso walked away with the regional championship until Tuesday night, when it took down defending champ Munster 25-22, 25-14, 25-18. It was sweet redemption for …

Volleyball: Gavit can’t overcome New Prairie’s height in regional loss

NEW CARLISLE — The tears streaming down the faces of the Gavit players spoke louder than words Tuesday. A three-game regional loss to New Prairie ended the careers of 10 Gladiators seniors. Over half of the players in uniform participated in their final high school …

Football: Merrillville RB Isaiah Thornton peaking at right time after injury

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In preseason camp, Isaiah Thornton suffered a pulled hamstring. When he tried to come back, not quite recovered, he tweaked it. And then again. Eventually, as badly as the Merrillville junior running back wanted to play, and as badly as the Pirates wanted him to …

Bowling Insider: Following surgery last month, Portage senior Jackie Rhoda has high goals

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It’s going to take more than gallbladder removal surgery to stop Jackie Rhoda from a triumphant senior year. After a great individual season in which she averaged 205, won sectional and semistate singles titles and earned Indiana High School Bowling girls bowler of the year, …

Girls Bowling: Season outlook

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5 TEAMS TO WATCH 1. HIGHLAND The Trojans got off to a good start by winning the Preseason Bowl-O-Rama after reaching the state finals for the second time last season. They should be even better this year. 2. LAKE CENTRAL Losing three seniors doesn’t faze …

Girls Basketball: Sophomore Dana Evans wants to get West Side over the hump

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GARY — West Side’s Dana Evans and her teammates haven’t forgotten last season’s Penn Regional title game. The host Kingsmen beat the Cougars 57-43 and went on to finish as the Class 4A state runner-up. You might say there’s some unfinished business for Evans — …

Football: Ryan Bereda takes on several different roles for Lake Central offense

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One phrase that Ryan Bereda repeated several times during an interview after Monday’s practice at Lake Central gave a pretty good indication of how he ended up in his role as the football equivalent of a utility player. “Wherever the coaches put me, I’ll play …