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Volleyball: Munster rallies from match point to beat Lake Central

MUNSTER — The Mustangs finally put one in the win column. And it was a hard-fought one to say the least. Munster, which dropped close matches to Crown Point and Valparaiso, had to pull it together in the fifth set trailing 14-11 against Lake Central …


Wednesday’s High School Scoreboard



Wednesday’s events

Boys Cross Country

Bridgeman Invitational (Field includes Marquette), 4 p.m.

Girls Cross Country

Bridgeman Invitational (Field includes Marquette), 4 p.m.

Girls Golf

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

LaPorte, New Prairie at South Bend Washington, 4 p.m.

Knox at Pioneer, 4:30 …

Girls Soccer: Kaylee Lindahl delivers as Chesterton outduals Valparaiso

VALPARAISO — When Valparaiso and Chesterton meet, fans of both schools expect nothing less than a game that comes right down to the wire. The two teams delivered on Tuesday, as spectators were treated to 94 minutes of quality soccer, with Kaylee Lindahl providing the …

Cross Country: Crown Point’s Hannah Wylie, Illiana’s Nick Fiene shine at Invite

CEDAR LAKE — Even though she’s only a freshman, Crown Point’s Hannah Wylie expected to be near the top when she crossed the finish line. What the Bulldogs’ runner didn’t expect was to win the Crown Point Invitational at Lemon Lake County Park on Tuesday. …

Boys Soccer: Max Young, Highland knock off Lake Central

HIGHLAND — Max Young provided further illustration as to why he’s one of the best players in northwest Indiana. The Highland senior scored the game’s only goal in the 62nd minute off a nice cross from teammate Nick Tuel, leading the Trojans (2-0) to a …

Hobart pitcher Braden Niksich commits to Illinois State

Braden Niksich has been hanging around the Hobart baseball program since the sixth grade, according to coach Bob Glover, Jr. Glover has seen Niksich — whose father, Andy, is on the team’s staff — grow into one of the better pitchers in the area. And …

Girls Volleyball: Chesterton rides past Andrean

MERRILLVILLE — Senior Shelby Snyder took the ball at the service line and scoped out the Andrean side. Tied 23-all in the third set, she wanted to give the 59ers something they hadn’t seen before. “I knew I was serving to the libero the whole …

Boys Cross Country: Munster’s Ryan Kritzer returns to team after strong 2013 finish


MUNSTER — Maybe it’s the shoes. They are a vibrant shade of green, standing out defiantly among the earthen tones of the dirt and grass they stomp on at each race. Or, maybe, it’s the socks. They are the same electric shade of green, maintaining …

Boys Cross Country: Season outlook


5 Teams to Watch Munster The Mustangs bring back four of their top five runners from last year’s sectional and regional championship team. The quality of their depth will determine just how far this team advances. Lake Central The good news for the Indians was …

Boys Tennis: Crown Point’s Bryce Bonin has put in the extra work to rank among state’s elite


CROWN POINT — Nor rain or sleet or Polar Vortex can stop Bryce Bonin from playing tennis. His parents, Leo and Kara, can vouch for that since they were the ones driving Bryce to indoor practices most of the past winter when the rest of …

Boys Tennis: 2014 Season Outlook


5 TEAMS TO WATCH 1. CROWN POINT The Bulldogs have gradually risen to the top of the tennis food chain in Northwest Indiana — at least during the regular season. But can they get past Munster in the postseason? 2. MUNSTER The Mustangs are Northwest …

Boys Basketball: Former Wirt coach Omar Vazquez not approved for Westville job

Omar Vazquez isn’t the boys basketball coach at Westville after all.

At least not yet.

Vazquez confirmed that the school board voted 3-2 last month not hire him for the Hawks opening. Rob Walker, who left Westville for the LaPorte girls job, recommended Vazquez for …

Friday’s Prep Football Results/Saturday’s Prep Scoreboard



Andrean 65, Bishop Noll 0


Bishop Noll 0 0 0 0 — 0

Andrean 24 21 24 6 — 65


A — Trevor Berg 77 run (Chase Dawson kick)

A — John Albomonte 22 pass from Jake Paliga (Chase Dawson …

Football: Whiting’s ground game dominates in Battle of 119th Street


HAMMOND — Second by second, play by play, the Whiting offense continued to churn out yards on the ground. In the Battle for 119th Street against longtime rival Clark, the Oilers ran the ball 46 times and picked up 270 yards. By comparison, the host …

Boys Soccer: Max Young leads Highland past Griffith in season opener

HIGHLAND — Saturday’s season-opening match between Highland and Griffith was heated in more ways than one. The Northwest Crossroads Conference rivals faced off in muggy conditions, with the two teams battling the heat as well as each other. In the end, it was Max Young’s …

Girls Volleyball: Season Outlook


5 TEAMS TO WATCH 1. Crown Point The Bulldogs have the reigning Player of the Year Alyssa Kvarta for one more season and the chance it repeats last year’s magical season is very likely with the talented senior leading the way. Teammates Lexy Oppenhuis and …