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Baseball: Hobart rolls past Munster

HOBART — Nick Bokun knew the importance of landing the first punch in Wednesday’s Class 4A heavyweight contest between Hobart and Munster. “To get out and get ahead and let them know, ‘hey, we’re not messing around,’ that’s obviously a huge thing,” Bokun said. “That’s …

 

Softball: Young Hanover Central team keeps impressing

CEDAR LAKE — Four freshmen and a sophomore in a starting lineup typically signals a rebuilding year. Not so, though, at Hanover Central, where the young Wildcats’ 10-4 victory over Griffith was their seventh straight win to open the season. Hanover Central coach Larry McMillen …

Softball: Mia Stevens helps Kankakee Valley notch key NCC win

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MERRILLVILLE — If ever a team needed a little pick-me-up, it was Kankakee Valley. Pitcher Lauren Cambe, first baseman Mia Stevens, and catcher Morgan Cavinder, all helped deliver exactly that for the Kougars in Wednesday’s 3-1 Northwest Crossroads Conference win over Andrean (5-2, 2-1). Cambe …

Timeout Girls Tennis: Celeste Garcia continues to grow in second season at Wheeler

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Having never played tennis, Celeste Garcia went out for East Chicago Central’s team as a freshman, having heard girls with similar inexperienced backgrounds sometimes quit after a day or two. She stuck with it, earning a varsity spot, at doubles. When she transferred to Wheeler …

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Wednesday’s High School events

H.S. Schedule

Wednesday’s events

(Schedule subject to change; please report scores by email to ptsports@post-trib.com)

Baseball

Boone Grove at Knox, 4:30 p.m.

Lake Central at Chesterton, 4:30 p.m.

Hammond at Clark, 4:30 p.m.

Wheeler at Highland, 5 p.m.

LaCrosse at Lake Station, 4:30 p.m.

LaPorte …

Crown Point’s Aly Tetzloff the Post-Tribune 2013-14 Girls Swimmer of the Year

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There’s a certain edge that comes with having a performer as flexible as Aly Tetzloff on your team. Just ask her coach, Crown Point’s Bryon Angerman. Since Tetzloff’s freshman year in 2012, the face of the Bulldogs has been asked to shift and willingly shifted …

Post-Tribune 2013-14 All-Area Girls Swimming Team

FIRST TEAM

200 Medley Relay: Aly Tetzloff, Kelsi Artim, Hannah Kukurugya, Racheal Bukowski; Crown Point

Raves: The Bulldogs squad took second at the state championship going 1:42.78.

200 Freestyle: Hannah Kukurugya, Crown Point freshman

Raves: The Bulldogs standout took second at the state meet going …

Crown Point’s Bryon Angerman the Post-Tribune 2013-14 Girls Swimming Coach of the Year

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Coaching high school swimming isn’t a new gig for Bryon Angerman, who just finished his ninth season running Crown Point’s girls program and 21st overall. He uses a similar formula each season, and at the top of his game plan is setting realistic expectations. “I …

Girls Track & Field: Lake Central’s Brooke Lambert vaults back to the top

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ST. JOHN — One year ago, it was a trio of pole vaulters that represented Lake Central at last season’s state finals. This year, graduation has turned that trio into a solo act, with senior Brooke Lambert entering her final season as a high school …

Saturday’s High School results

Baseball

Valparaiso 6, Griffith 1

Valparaiso 202 000 2— 6 8 1

Griffith 001 000 0— 1 3 0

WP —Jindra 5 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 4 BB, 3 K. LP —Nunez 2.1 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 3 BB, 1 K. 2B—K. Miller …

Girls Track & Field: Season outlook

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TOP FIVE TEAMS 1. Lake Central The Indians have won three straight regional crowns and a remarkable 22 consecutive sectional titles. Returning state qualifiers on another talented LC team include Brooke Lambert (pole vault), Megan Zajac (mid-distance) and Parriss Bettis (hurdles). 2. Valparaiso The Vikings …

Baseball: Valparaiso cashes in on scoring chances in win over Griffith

GRIFFITH — On a windy but warm Saturday afternoon, visiting Valparaiso picked up a 6-1 victory in a non-conference matchup with Griffith. “We felt a little bit better today; we did a nice job of bouncing back,” said Valparaiso (2-1) coach Dave Coyle, who watched …

Softball: Diane Cavinder’s death overshadows tough week for Kankakee Valley

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WHEATFIELD — Decorative purple bunting and flowers adorned the bleachers, including a butterfly perched above the fence, just behind the backstop. A difficult and trying week continued both off and on the field for Kankakee Valley’s softball program Saturday. Diane Cavinder, the Kougars’ ‘Team Mom,’ …

Baseball: Portage pounds Clark

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GARY — It started with the first pitch to the first batter in the first inning of the game. Portage leadoff man Chris Klenk smacked a triple to the U.S. Steel Yard center-field wall, the first attack from a relentless Portage offense. Portage would go …

Friday’s High School results

Baseball

Munster 10, Valparaiso 1

Valparaiso 000 010 0 — 1 4 1

Munster 630 001 x — 10 9 0

WP — Grant Rademacher (2-0) 3.67 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 4 SO; LP — Max Roberts 0.33 IP, 4 …