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Football: Munster falls late to Mishawaka

MISHAWAKA — Friday night’s Class 5A Sectional 9 semifinal started about as well as possible for Munster. But the ending belonged to Mishawaka. The Mustangs dropped a 35-21 decision to the Cavemen, who scored a pair of second-half touchdowns on long drives to advance to …

 

Friday’s Prep Scoreboard

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Prep Scoreboard

Friday’s Scores

Sectionals

Sectional Championships

CLASS 6A

Sectional 1

Merrillville 21, Lake Central 19

Sectional 2

Penn 41, Chesterton 6

Sectional 3

Carroll (Ft. Wayne) 28, Homestead 0

Sectional 4

Carmel 14, Fishers 7

Sectional 5

Indpls Ben Davis 34, Avon 27

Sectional …

Football: Merrillville goes 84 yards on 13 plays to clinch classic nail-biter over Lake Central

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MERRILLVILLE — It was a championship drive. With the wind blowing in its face and the rain coming down in sheets, Merrillville just wanted to kill some clock and then turn around in the fourth quarter and make points in a 21-19 victory over Lake …

Football: RB Charles Salary, coach Bob Schellinger reach milestones as LaPorte rolls

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MICHIGAN CITY — It’s never a bad night when a team wins a postseason game and keeps its season alive, but Friday was a little extra sweet for LaPorte. The Slicers blanked rival Michigan City 24-0, earning the school’s first-ever postseason victory against the Wolves …

Football: Chesterton turnovers help Penn claim 21st sectional title

CHESTERTON — No one said it would be easy to defeat Penn in a high school football game, especially this season with the Kingsmen undefeated and rolling over just about every opponent they’ve faced. But there are also ways that can take you out of …

Football: Highland comes up short but finishes with first winning season since 2001

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HIGHLAND — In just two plays, the pendulum of postseason fate swung completely in Morton’s favor. Highland trailed Morton 21-14 in the fourth quarter of a sectional semifinal matchup, but had the ball at the Morton 29-yard line and momentum on its side. On fourth-and-8, …

Football: Rensselaer rolls past Bowman in semifinal

RENSSELAER — Chris Meeks’ Rensselaer Bombers are ranked No. 1 in Class 3A for a reason, and they continued on their quest for a state title Friday night with a 60-14 win over Bowman Academy in sectional semifinal action. The Bombers had little problem with …

Friday’s Prep Scoreboard

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Prep Scoreboard

Friday’s Scores

Sectionals

Sectional Championships

CLASS 6A

Sectional 1

Merrillville 21, Lake Central 19

Sectional 2

Penn 41, Chesterton 6

Sectional 3

Carroll (Ft. Wayne) 28, Homestead 0

Sectional 4

Carmel 14, Fishers 7

Sectional 5

Indpls Ben Davis 34, Avon 27

Sectional …

Girls Volleyball: Bishop Noll’s Amber Williams lacing up big shoes at semistate

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Bishop Noll junior Amber Williams knew she had some big shoes to fill this season. She wasn’t afraid to jump right in. Williams, who replaced the state’s leading blocker Asya Hobbs at the middle position, went out for club in the offseason hoping to improve …

Football: Munster center Jordan Dixon a success on, off field

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MUNSTER — A partial list of qualities Jordan Dixon possesses in rare abundance? Character, intelligence, work ethic, leadership, humility, sincerity. “He’s a tremendous young man,” Munster coach Leroy Marsh said of the senior center. “You would love to have him as your son; you would …

Football Notebook: Whiting faces huge test in No. 1 Winamac

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Whiting coach Jeff Cain is hoping his team’s experience will lead to a favorable outcome against top-ranked Winamac. One thing is clear: something has to give when the unbeaten Oilers (10-0) and Warriors (10-0) clash in a Class A Sectional 41 semifinal Friday night. “We’re …

Post-Tribune Football Top 10

1. Andrean 10-0 (1) Mishawaka Marian beat a pretty good John Glenn team by 21 points last week. The Falcons won’t roll over. 2. Rensselaer 10-0 (2) It was poor Noll last week in a 67-6 loss to the Bombers. It will be poor Bowman …

Cross Country Insider: Duo of Theo Burgwald and Tyler Keslin help Munster return to state meet

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They started changing earlier this week. The signs at Munster businesses such as Arnie’s Dog House on Calumet Avenue or The Commander and Howard and Sons on Ridge Road now offer wishes of good luck to the Munster’s boys’ cross country team as it prepares …

Cross Country Insider: Lake Central’s Jenny Crague, teammates, seek strong finish at state

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Her performance this season gives Jenny Crague plenty to brag about, but that’s not the Lake Central star’s style. Even though she’s come so far and accomplished so much since last season, the team’s No. 1 runner — the leader of the Indians pack — …

Cross Country: State meet outlook

Football Insider: From humble beginnings, Ranbir Singh has become a fixture on Chesterton’s defense

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Ranbir Singh has come a long way in his football career. He admitted that he didn’t know anything about football when he first joined a team in seventh grade, and spent that fall learning the sport’s basic fundamentals. He didn’t see much playing time until …