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Timeout Girls Tennis: Qing Wen flourishing with Crown Point

CROWN POINT — When Qing Wen was a child, she and her older brother tended to get sick easily. So her parents signed them up to play sports — tennis and swimming — hoping the activity would improve their health. They gravitated toward tennis, eventually …


Timeout Girls Tennis: Extras

Boys Swimmer of the Year: Chesterton’s Blake Pieroni and Aaron Whitaker


When Aaron Whitaker hopped out of the pool after his first preliminary race at state this season, his mood was not what you might have expected. The Chesterton senior was part of a 200-yard medley relay team that set a state-meet record in Indianapolis that …

Boys Swimming Coach of the Year: Chesterton’s Kevin Kinel


Running two teams at once, Kevin Kinel understandably likes to have a plan in place and stick to it. But sometimes that plan goes out the window. Like the Monday night in February when Kinel was at Chesterton High School coaching the Trojans boys to …

Boys Swimming: 2013-14 Post-Tribune All-Area Boys Swimming Team

FIRST TEAM 200 medley relay, Chesterton (Aaron Whitaker, Jack Wallar, Blake Pieroni, Gary Kostbade) Raves: The quartet of three seniors and one freshman (Kostbade) won a state title and set a national public high school record with a time of 1 minute, 29.64 seconds. 200 …

Baseball: Potent offense paves way in Griffith’s first game under the lights


GRIFFITH — In the first night game hosted by Griffith, the Panthers offense provided the electricity in an 11-3 Northwest Crossroads Conference victory over Highland Tuesday night. Panther pitchers Josh Terzarial and Ryan Nunez combined to limit the Trojans to two hits. Griffith (5-5) started …

Baseball: Bryce Carden’s walk-off hit sparks North Newton

GARY — How ironic that Tuesday night’s game between North Newton and Rensselaer ould have been defined by how many blown scoring opportunities there were — until the final inning when both teams blew up offensively. It’s moments like these in which the team that …

Softball: Munster rallies late behind Cathy Lebryk, bats

MUNSTER — After a pair of difficult losses to Kankakee Valley and Griffith last week, Munster needed a win in the worst way. Thanks to senior pitcher Cathy Lebryk, along with some timely hitting in the fourth through sixth innings, Munster rallied from a 5-4 …

Timeout Girls Track: Lowell’s Nicole Kiszenia trying to reach state finals for first time


LOWELL — It was a simple, fast bargaining session that first landed Nicole Kiszenia on the track and field team at Lowell. “I wanted to manage the cross country team because my friends were on the team,” recalled Kiszenia — now a senior — who …

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Softball: Miranda Elish, rock-solid defense shut down Lake Central

CROWN POINT — Lake Central coach Jeff Sherman called the defensive gem Crown Point third baseman Amanda Rock made in the top of the fourth inning “the play of the game.” That’s saying something, considering the way Crown Point’s Miranda Elish and Lake Central’s Annabel …

Monday’s High School Results


Griffith 5, Mishawaka 1

Griffith 200 101 1 — 5 9 1

Mishawaka 100 000 0 — 1 4 1

WP — A. Wright 5.2, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 7 BB, 2 SO; LP — C. Gabler 6 IP, 7 H, 4 …

Boys Golf: Lake Central takes Michigan City Invite


MICHIGAN CITY — It’s early and Chris Rossiano knows his Lake Central team should be able to drop a few strokes in the middle of the lineup. But he isn’t complaining. The Indians won their second straight tournament Saturday, easily defeating Penn and Valparaiso at …

Girls Tennis: Crown Point taking win over Munster in stride


Regardless of circumstances, Crown Point’s win over Munster on Wednesday was attention-grabbing, especially 5-0. The Mustangs were missing two of their top three or four players, including senior No. 1 Jessica Rooth (back), but the Bulldogs had not beaten the traditional power since 2005; that …

Saturday’s late High School results; Monday’s schedule

H.S. Schedule

Monday’s events


Kankakee Valley at Andrean, 4:30 p.m.

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

Chesterton at Michigan City, 4:30 p.m.

Crown Point at Lake Central, 4:30 p.m.

Griffith at Highland, 5 p.m.

Hanover Central at Wheeler, 5 p.m.

Washington Twp. at Hebron, …

Saturday’s High School results


Griffith 5, Mishawaka 1

Griffith 200 101 1 — 5 9 1

Mishawaka 100 000 0 — 1 4 1

WP — A. Wright 5.2 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 7 BB, 2 SO; LP — C. Gabler 6 IP, 7 H, …