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Girls Basketball: Merrillville’s Victoria Gaines likely out for season after tearing ACL

Victoria Gaines couldn’t wait for her senior year to start. The Merrillville standout must now come to grips with the grim reality her prep basketball career could be finished. The Michigan State recruit tore her right anterior cruciate ligament at the NHSBCA Rising Senior Academy …

 

Football: Former EC coach Stacy Adams named assistant for North team in IFCA All-Star game

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For Stacy Adams, it’s a nice way to cap 25 years of coaching. It all started as an assistant for Valparaiso University in 1989. It could all end Friday as an assistant for the North team in the Indiana Football Coaches Association North-South All-Star game. …

P-T Golfer of the Year: Andrean’s Jack Musgrave

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Vanquishing the ghost in Jack Musgrave’s regional closet wasn’t easy, but it was worth it. The Andrean 59ers golfer was good enough during the season for three years to play with the very best from Northwest Indiana. He just wasn’t quite good enough to get …

P-T Coach of the Year: Boone Grove’s Bob Lukas

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Boone Grove coach Bob Lukas had one thought about being named the Post-Tribune Coach of the Year. This season was cake for him. “The girls team has seven or eight freshmen on it,” he said. “We have one player with experience back. If I can …

Post-Tribune Boys Golf All-Area Team

first Team Jack Musgrave  Andrean, senior Raves: Made it downstate for first time in his career. By the numbers: Averaged 36.5 for nine holes and 74 for 18. The Post-Tribune Player of the Year. Matt Meneghetti Lake Central, Senior Raves: MVP of the Duneland Athletic Conference. …

Football: Michigan City ready for next step

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One loss cannot doom a season. It just can’t.

It is a mindset Michigan City’s Matt Schoof has taken to heart heading into the fall season.

“I think if we continue to keep up the hard work in practice, keep the energy up, we can …

Girls Basketball: Merrillville rising senior Victoria Gaines gets scare with knee sprain

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INDIANAPOLIS — Merrillville rising senior Victoria Gaines was relegated to sitting on the end of the bench with a blanket covering her legs, occasionally reaching down to massage her right knee. The scene wasn’t quite what the Michigan State recruit envisioned for her time participating …

Football: Highland has talent, but still seeks first winning season since 2001

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Highland coach Trent Grider doesn’t shy away from the “P word.” If anything, he takes it head on. The word? Potential. Heading into his third year as coach of the Trojans, Grider sees that potential wherever he looks. But for now, that’s all it is …

Basketball: Griffith twins Anthony and Tremell Murphy getting recruiting attention

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Griffith rising juniors Anthony and Tremell Murphy are not willing to budge an inch when it comes to one aspect of the recruiting process: one isn’t going to leave the other behind. So far, college coaches seem OK with the idea of the twins being …

Basketball: Chesterton’s Chris Palombizio fully recovered from broken foot

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INDIANAPOLIS — Chesterton rising senior Chris Palombizio buried a deep 3-pointer and rushed back down court on defense. The sequence was nothing out of the ordinary for the Western Michigan recruit, but also nothing to take for granted after spending three months on the sideline …

Basketball: Merrillville point guard D.J. Wilkins gets Division I offer from IUPUI

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INDIANAPOLIS — Merrillville rising junior D.J. Wilkins was finally able to breath a sigh of relief. He’s received the standard letters in the mail from numerous college coaches, many of whom have also called or sent text messages. Purdue’s Matt Painter and Indiana’s Tom Crean …

Girls Track Coach of the Year: Lake Central’s Ron Fredrick

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ST. JOHN — Lake Central coach Ron Fredrick heard the whispers. “I think there were a lot of people, both inside and outside that thought this was the year that they’d get LC,” he said. “People said that we’d graduated all those girls that went …

Girls Athlete of the Year: West Side’s Antonise Christian

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GARY — At every meet involving the West Side track teams during the spring, it was always within earshot. Even among the crowd of 9,846 that attended the two-day state finals, it still echoed around the track in Bloomington. The steady rhythm of hands going …

Girls Track: All-Area Team

first Team 100 — Antonise Christian, Fr.,  West Side Raves: Won the Chesterton regional with a time of 12.11 seconds and finished third at the state finals with a time of 12.07. 200 — Shana Cooper, So.,  Bishop Noll Raves: Regional champion with a time …

Baseball Coach of the Year: Andrean’s Dave Pishkur

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MERRILLVILLE — Andrean entered the Class 3A tournament ranked No. 1 in the state, according to the Indiana High School Baseball Coaches Association poll. Some teams might have felt increased pressure to perform up to those standards. Not this year’s 59ers. Andrean kept scoring runs …

Baseball Player of the Year: Hobart’s Brandon Murray

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HOBART — Hobart stood two outs away from its first sectional title since 1993. But Portage had the tying run on third base in the Chesterton Sectional championship game. Brandon Murray needed to make some big pitches. And — as was the case throughout the …