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Week 2 High School Football Capsule Previews

Andrean (1-0) at Merrillville (1-0), 7 p.m. Friday Last Year: Andrean 34, Merrillville 32 Last Week: Andrean 65, Bishop Noll 0; Merrillville 35, South Bend Clay 28 Key Players: Andrean: RB Trevor Berg, QB Jake Paliga; Merrillville: QB DJ Wilkins, WR Jonathan Robinson Outlook: It’s …


Post-Tribune Football Top 10

1. Merrillville (1-0): Pirates weren’t so convincing in a 35-28 victory over South Bend Clay last week. It was team they beat 41-7 a year ago. They typically start slowly, so it’s not a reason to panic – yet. 2. Andrean (1-0): 59ers had a …

Football: Now’s the time for Andrean QB Jake Paliga


MERRILLVILLE — Jake Paliga always has had the long view. He knew Andrean would be pretty good this year. In fact, Paliga figured THIS would be Andrean’s year, not last season, when the 59ers rolled through the schedule undefeated and won the Class 3A state …

Cross Country: Andrean girls and boys sweep to title at Andrean Invitational


MERRILLVILLE — It was around the 2-mile mark of Thursday’s Andrean Invitational when Hanover Central’s Lindsey Kolanowski decided to make her run. “I usually don’t make it that early, but I just felt good in this race,” she said. “I usually wait for the last …

Boys Soccer: Chesterton downs DAC rival Valparaiso


CHESTERTON — As much as Chesterton works on set pieces, it would be difficult to imagine this particular one working as well even in practice as it did in Wednesday night’s game against Valparaiso.

A gorgeous sequence from Jared O’Dell to Trent Weller to Billy …

Football: Munster welcomes DAC opponent Chesterton for home opener


MUNSTER — For the second straight week, it’s a DAC opponent facing NCC member Munster on Friday night, as the Mustangs open their home schedule by welcoming the Chesterton Trojans. Munster (1-0) enters this Week 2 matchup after knocking off Lake Central 24-21 in Week …

Prep Football Notebook: LaPorte sensation Charles Salary has grand opening


Charles Salary accomplished two huge feats in LaPorte’s wild 56-42 season-opening victory over rival New Prairie. First off, the Slicers senior running back rushed for 336 yards on 30 carries and scored a school record six touchdowns. Those numbers would normally be career-highs, but not …

Girls Golf: Young Chesterton squad garnering attention


There was a palpable sense of giddiness last week when Chesterton upset Lake Central at Palmira Golf Course. It was on its home turf in a match that mattered. It was the first Duneland Athletic Conference match of the year for them. The Indians had …

Girls Golf Extras

Top 5

1. Chesterton (2)

2. Lake Central (1)

3. Crown Point (3)

4. Valparaiso (4)

5. Munster (5)

of the Week

Cara Kroeger,

Kroeger shot a 41 to help lead the Trojans to an upset of Lake Central last week.

Wednesday’s Prep Scoreboard


Prep Scoreboard

Boys Soccer

Marquette 8, Oregon Davis 0

Scoring — (M) Ian Wood 1 goal, 1 assist; Will Cannon 1 goal, 1 assist; Jake Stadler 3 goals; Caleb Hernandez 1 goal; Elliott Sass 1 goal

Saves — (M) Johnny Roder 1; Connor Donaldson 4 …

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 …