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Girls Soccer: Jillian Doan’s two goals lift Lake Central to season-opening win over Crown Point

ST. JOHN — Lake Central’s Jillian Doan will continue to grab headlines this fall when she rejoins the football team as the kicker. On Tuesday night, though, she reminded everyone that she’s still a pretty good soccer player, too. The senior midfielder scored a pair …

 

Boys Soccer: Lake Central cruises past Andrean in season opener

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ST. JOHN — After a rare down season that produced five wins a year ago, Lake Central feels that it has something to prove this year. The Indians started that mission on the right foot on Monday, cruising to a 3-0 victory over Andrean in …

Boys Soccer: Brett Kaufmann propels Munster past Portage

MUNSTER — Munster junior Brett Kaufmann had a goal and an assist in Monday’s 4-0 opening win against Portage, but he definitely has extra motivation this year. He lost his father, Matt Kaufmann on July 11 to lung cancer. “Yeah, I feel like he’s always …

Baseball: Former Crown Point standout Mike Kozlowski dies in ATV accident

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Mike Kozlowski always had the right approach at the plate. Take, for example, Crown Point’s 2009 semistate game against Fort Wayne Snider. The home plate umpire, according to Bulldogs’ coach Steve Strayer, called strikes “about eight inches off the plate.” Kozlowski adjusted. “He just climbed …

Girls Soccer: 2014 Season Preview

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5 Teams to Watch 1. Crown Point The Bulldogs were sorting out their lineup, but there’s no doubting their ability, including senior center midfielder Lauren O’Keefe, senior goalkeeper Meghan Morasan, junior center mid Malorie Henderlong (former forward), sophomore forward Delaney Benich, versatile junior Katrina Ornelas …

Girls Soccer: Versatile senior Jessica Flores shines as third sister to play for Munster

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Jessica Flores was never on the same Munster team as her sisters. The senior, a center midfielder for the vast majority of her career with the Mustangs, has played a different position from Danielle, an outside midfielder who graduated in 2007, and Kaitlyn, a defender …

Girls Golf: Andrean’s Lexi Prasco spent her childhood at Innsbrook

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MERRILLVILLE — Sitting on the patio just off the 18th hole at the Innsbrook Country Club, Andrean senior Lexi Prasco’s face lit up every time she talked about the course that’s been her second home. “I grew up on this course; I love this course,” …

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Boys Soccer: Erik Eksten seizes leadership role for new-look state champ Crown Point

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Fully aware of the situation, Erik Eksten didn’t waste any time embracing the responsibility. Crown Point graduated six starters from its Class 2A state champion, a talented and accomplished class that included all of the Bulldogs’ designated captains, leaving Eksten as the lone returning senior …

Boys Soccer: 2014 Season Preview

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5 Teams to Watch 1. Crown Point Two state titles in three seasons is pretty eye-catching. The Bulldogs graduated six starters — including Bay Kurtz, Carmelo Morales and Spase Dorsuleski — but don’t write them off just yet, with players such as senior defender Erik …

Football: Defense dominates for Bowman, Roosevelt

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GARY — So who had the best performance in Saturday’s Roosevelt-Bowman scrimmage? The Bowman defense, at least in the first half, would get a few votes, as would the Panthers defense in the second half. Roosevelt wide receiver Richard Gordon merits mention, fighting an ankle …

Football: Defending 3A state champ Andrean still explosive, rolls past Crown Point

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CROWN POINT — Andrean’s offense sported a bit of a different look in Friday night’s scrimmage against Crown Point, but the results remained the same. That could turn out to be bad news for opponents of the defending Class 3A state champion 59ers. Senior quarterback …

Football: Antwan Davis grabs 3 TDs and also intercepts pass for Lake Central

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ST JOHN — Senior wide receiver Antwan Davis made it look easy at times as Lake Central took on Morton in a football scrimmage game Friday night at home. Davis caught a 65-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Colin Studer on the team’s first offensive play …

Football: Adam Ostoich, Zack Pickett pump Munster past Portage

MUNSTER — Last year, Munster coach Leroy Marsh had high hopes for his team, with Seth Gutwein and Adam Ostoich at the core of those expectations. Although early season injuries to both Ostoich and Gutwein tempered those expectations, the Mustangs still finished with a respectable …

Football: Valparaiso’s Matt Mayes, Griffith’s JP Kunze a telling tale of two QBs

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VALPARAISO — Valparaiso coach Dave Coyle took a long look at both players vying for the starting quarterback position during Friday’s scrimmage against Griffith. Although Coyle hinted he may be close to reaching a verdict, he offered no official word as to who will get …

Football: Highland gets better of West Side

GARY — Ah, yes, football is back. That was evident during Friday night’s Highland-West Side scrimmage. Case in point: on West Side’s first possession, a Cougars running back took a handoff and headed off left tackle for what looked to be a substantial gain. One …