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Softball: Griffith stuns Munster on Maynard’s walk-off homer

GRIFFITH — Lauren Maynard was looking for a pitch she could hit. When Griffith’s junior catcher found one to her liking, she sent it into orbit, capping a wild 8-7 Northwest Crossroads Conference victory over Munster on Friday. Maynard’s two-run homer with one out in …

 

Alex Del Rio quite the hit for Munster

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HOBART — Alex Del Rio dug in at the plate in the first inning of Wednesday’s game against Hobart. The left-handed hitter worked the count against Brickies ace Brandon Murray and then laced an opposite-field single to left field. It was a textbook at-bat for …

Post-Tribune Baseball Top 10

1. Hobart 2. Munster 3. Andrean 4. Hanover Central 5. Portage 6. Lake Central 7. Chesterton 8. Griffith 9. Crown Point 10. Michigan City …

Post-Tribune Baseball Player of the Week

Jesse Wilkening, Hanover Central: Wilkening went 3-for-4 with a home run and four RBI Wednesday against Wheeler. That continued his scorching season. He is 16-for-20 (.800 batting average) with four home runs and 21 RBI. Wilkening has three doubles and 10 runs. …

High School Schedule/Results for April 18, 2014

H.S. Schedule

Saturday’s events

Baseball

Calumet at Griffith, 4 p.m.

Chesterton at Griffith, noon

Hanover Central at Beecher (DH), 11 a.m.

Illiana Christian at Andrean, 11 a.m.

Lake Central at Morton, 10 a.m.

Michigan City at Boone Grove, 1 p.m.

Morgan Twp. at Faith Christian, …

High School results for April 17, 2014

Baseball

Andrean 3, Griffith 2

Andrean 001 101 0 — 3 7 0

Griffith 000 002 0 — 2 4 2

WP — F. Podkul 5 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 SO; LP — J. Terzarial 5.1 IP, 5 H, 3 R, …

Baseball: Brenden Seren cools Portage’s bats as Lake Central wins

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ST. JOHN — Lake Central coach Jeff Sandor could not sleep after Wednesday’s 9-2 loss to Chesterton in the Duneland Athletic Conference opener. Lake Central had dropped five of its first seven and was off to its worst start in Sandor’s time as head coach. …

Softball: Kaitlin Doud, Kiley Jones carry Portage past LC

PORTAGE — If Thursday’s Duneland Athletic Conference clash between Lake Central and defending Class 4A state champion Portage was a movie instead of a softball game, Kaitlin Doud’s performance would be worthy of an Oscar. Doud’s teammate, pitcher Kiley Jones, might have earned a nomination …

Football: Assistant Ted White named new North Judson coach

After 20 years as an assistant, Ted White is finally getting his chance to be in charge. White, known mostly as the bedrock assistant for Russ Radkte at Griffith, Connersville and North Judson, was hired as the North Judson coach this week. A 1982 North …

Gymnast of the Year: Morgan Township’s Kylee Maxwell

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MORGAN TWP. — It’s been a busy couple of months in the life of Morgan Township sophomore Kylee Maxwell, who rarely has a dull moment in her daily routine. On March 22, at the state finals, Maxwell capped a stellar postseason with an all-around score …

Gymnastics Coach of the Year: Valparaiso’s Lorie Cook

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VALPARAISO — It’s been nearly four decades now that Lorie Cook has been at the helm of the gymnastics program at Valparaiso High School. This season, the 39th of her career, ended with the Vikings 10th state championship crown and earned Cook this year’s honor …

Gymnastics All-Area Team

FIRST TEAM

Kylee Maxwell

Morgan Township sophomore

By the numbers: First place on bars (9.65) and in the all-around (37.8) and second on vault (9.8) at the state finals

Raves: The 2014 regional and state champion capped a stellar sophomore campaign by becoming the first …

Baseball: Hobart rolls past Munster

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HOBART — Nick Bokun knew the importance of landing the first punch in Wednesday’s Class 4A heavyweight contest between Hobart and Munster. “To get out and get ahead and let them know, ‘hey, we’re not messing around,’ that’s obviously a huge thing,” Bokun said. “That’s …

Softball: Young Hanover Central team keeps impressing

CEDAR LAKE — Four freshmen and a sophomore in a starting lineup typically signals a rebuilding year. Not so, though, at Hanover Central, where the young Wildcats’ 10-4 victory over Griffith was their seventh straight win to open the season. Hanover Central coach Larry McMillen …

Softball: Mia Stevens helps Kankakee Valley notch key NCC win

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MERRILLVILLE — If ever a team needed a little pick-me-up, it was Kankakee Valley. Pitcher Lauren Cambe, first baseman Mia Stevens, and catcher Morgan Cavinder, all helped deliver exactly that for the Kougars in Wednesday’s 3-1 Northwest Crossroads Conference win over Andrean (5-2, 2-1). Cambe …

Timeout Girls Tennis: Celeste Garcia continues to grow in second season at Wheeler

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Having never played tennis, Celeste Garcia went out for East Chicago Central’s team as a freshman, having heard girls with similar inexperienced backgrounds sometimes quit after a day or two. She stuck with it, earning a varsity spot, at doubles. When she transferred to Wheeler …