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Girls Cross Country: Portage’s Kyra Ball ready to set new mark, lead team

Kyra Ball spent time walking with llamas this summer. The talented Portage cross country star plans to spend the fall running with a purpose. “I’m more confident in my running now and set goals,’’ she said. “I hope to really have a strong year. One …


Girls Cross Country: 2014 Season Outlook

5 Teams to Watch 1. Portage With a trio of All-DAC performers back in Kyra Ball, Rebecca Timm and Haley Orshonsky, don’t be surprised if coach Jay White’s Indians — who return six of their top seven runners — improve on last year’s No. 15 …

HUTTON: Wait before you tweet


I hereby wish I could renounce the verbal commitment story. I won’t because I can’t. If I don’t do it, someone else will. Everybody wants to know which university Johnny Quarterback is going to attend. So, I write it. I do those stories with one …

Boys Soccer: Stevan Djuric scores pair of first-half goals to send Munster past Noll


HAMMOND — On a team loaded with star power, Munster senior Stevan Djuric has no problem with playing his role and allowing his teammates to garner most of the attention. However, it was Djuric’s turn to shine on Saturday as he scored the first two …

Cross Country: Munster’s Tyler Keslin, Valparaiso’s Logan Ferngren win; teams take titles

ST. JOHN — Munster’s Tyler Keslin definitely is making up for lost time. The Munster junior suffered stress fractures in the lower shins of each leg a few weeks into last season and was done for the year. You’d never realize it watching this Mustang …

Cross Country: Wheeler’s Joel O’Shea caps week-long cross country hat trick at Gavit Invite


HAMMOND — Wheeler’s Joel O’Shea isn’t playing hockey this winter so he can focus on cross country, but that didn’t stop the junior runner from scoring a hat trick this week. After winning Tuesday’s Jack Bransford Classic and Thursday’s Andrean Invitational, O’Shea picked up this …

High School Football Summaries


Saturday’s Results

LaPorte 21, Hobart 0


First downs 18 15

Yards rushing 238 240

Yards passing 81 54

Passes Comp-Att-Int 19-9-1 13-6-1

Notes: Charles Salary ran for 230 yards and 2 TDs for LaPorte and Eric Mazany passed for 54 yards and 1 TD.

Friday’s Results

Andrean 45, Merrillville 34


Football: Week 2 Scores/Week 3 Schedule

Week 2 Football Scores

Saturday’s Results

Edwardsville (Ill.) 56, West Side 0

Evergreen Park (Ill.) 55, Lake Station 13

LaPorte 21, Hobart 0

Hammond at Highland

Roosevelt vs. Vocational at Gately

Friday’s Results

Andrean 45, Merrillville 34

Boone Grove 48, River Forest 0

Calumet 16, …

Saturday’s Prep Scoreboard


Boys Soccer

Munster 5, Bishop Noll 1

Scoring — (B) Lance Jackson 1 goal; (M) Stevan Djuric 2 goals; Michael Jimenez 1 goal, 1 assist; Brett Kaufmann 1 goal; Michael Portone 1 assist, Nik Kajmakoski 1 assist, Kiriako Tsoukalas 1 goal.

Saves — (B) Jonathan …

Football: Trevor Berg takes Andrean to thumping of Merrillville


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 …

Football: Munster tops Chesterton


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 …

Football: Morton stops Lowell on 2-point conversion in overtime


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 …

Football: Crown Point holds off Mishawaka


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 …

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 …

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.

Football: Penn pounds Portage


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 …