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Baseball: Brenden Seren cools Portage’s bats as Lake Central wins

ST. JOHN — Lake Central coach Jeff Sandor could not sleep after Wednesday’s 9-2 loss to Chesterton in the Duneland Athletic Conference opener. Lake Central had dropped five of its first seven and was off to its worst start in Sandor’s time as head coach. …

 

Softball: Kaitlin Doud, Kiley Jones carry Portage past LC

PORTAGE — If Thursday’s Duneland Athletic Conference clash between Lake Central and defending Class 4A state champion Portage was a movie instead of a softball game, Kaitlin Doud’s performance would be worthy of an Oscar. Doud’s teammate, pitcher Kiley Jones, might have earned a nomination …

Football: Assistant Ted White named new North Judson coach

After 20 years as an assistant, Ted White is finally getting his chance to be in charge. White, known mostly as the bedrock assistant for Russ Radkte at Griffith, Connersville and North Judson, was hired as the North Judson coach this week. A 1982 North …

Gymnast of the Year: Morgan Township’s Kylee Maxwell

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MORGAN TWP. — It’s been a busy couple of months in the life of Morgan Township sophomore Kylee Maxwell, who rarely has a dull moment in her daily routine. On March 22, at the state finals, Maxwell capped a stellar postseason with an all-around score …

Gymnastics Coach of the Year: Valparaiso’s Lorie Cook

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VALPARAISO — It’s been nearly four decades now that Lorie Cook has been at the helm of the gymnastics program at Valparaiso High School. This season, the 39th of her career, ended with the Vikings 10th state championship crown and earned Cook this year’s honor …

Gymnastics All-Area Team

FIRST TEAM

Kylee Maxwell

Morgan Township sophomore

By the numbers: First place on bars (9.65) and in the all-around (37.8) and second on vault (9.8) at the state finals

Raves: The 2014 regional and state champion capped a stellar sophomore campaign by becoming the first …

Baseball: Hobart rolls past Munster

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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 …