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Top 10 Sports Stories on LaPorteCountyLife in 2016

We published several hundred sports articles to the Sports section this year. Articles about local colleges, high schools and more in Northwest Indiana were fair game for good news.

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Without further ado (and in no particular order), here are your Top 10 Sports in Northwest Indiana from 2016!


At Home on The Mat: Meet La Porte High School Varsity Wrestler Mara Eason
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“I fell in love.”Love is a powerful emotion. It can motivate us to step outside our comfort zone, take risks, and do whatever it takes to keep whatever we love with us. So when La Porte High School (LPHS) Senior, Mara Eason, fell in love with wrestling, a wrestler is what she became.


New Prairie vs. La Porte: One Game for the Jug
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La Porte County is a tight-knit place where people take the time to get to know each other, talk with each other, and share what is happening around their communities.


Refuse to Lose: New Prairie Comes Together for Adopted Teammate, Isaac Porogi
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In its name, the phrase is quite simple: never give up. But to really refuse to lose, to live the relative simplicity of the statement, requires a courage and commitment to one’s self and others that is as complex and challenging as we could ever imagine.


On Golf and Men: Learning the Complex Simplicity of the Game at Briar
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The sport of golf is as complex as it is simple.


La Porte High School Athletic Director to be Honored by IBCA
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Game officials Jason Ferguson and Bob Frye as well as school administrators Ed Gilliland of LaPorte, Mel Siefert of Plainfield and Rob Moorhead of South Ripley will be will be recognized with special awards at the 2016 Indiana Basketball Coaches Association annual Clinic later this month.


Inspiring Kids, Incredible Community, the Reasons for Football Success in La Porte County
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Throw a dart at a map of high schools in La Porte County this year and you’ll hit one having a season to remember in football.


2016 La Porte County Family YMCA Triathlon Exudes Positivity, Optimism
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Triathlons are not for the unmotivated. The combination of a quarter-mile swim, 12.4-mile bike ride and a 3.4-mile run is a tough feat for anyone. Despite the challenges, over 300 participants decided to take up the 37th Annual La Porte County Family YMCA Triathlon on Saturday morning. Athletes of all paces and ages took part in another fantastic run of the triathlon, one that couldn’t happened on a more gorgeous morning. Among these athletes was Rick Gosser, pictured above. Rick sported a shirt from - a website dedicated to the memory of a fellow triathlete. 100% of the proceeds raised from these are shits are being donated to Glenn's daughters.


United Way of La Porte County Hosts Annual Dodgeball Challenge, Raises Money For Michigan City Elementary Sports Programs
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On Saturday, the United Way of La Porte County held their annual Dodgeball Challenge in the Wolf Gym at the Michigan City YMCA at Elston Middle School. An array of businesses and community organizations put together teams of 8 players to compete and raise money for Michigan City Area Elementary School Sports Programs.


Jay Williams: Growing the Game of Golf Through Commitment to Community and Kids at Briar Leaf
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Briar Leaf Golf Club GM and Golf Pro, Jay Williams, was fortunate to grow up around the game of golf.


Day of Racing Caps off Fast, Fun, Maple City Grand Prix Weekend
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You know it is going to be a good day when you hear Ric Federighi’s voice booming over a loudspeaker. Everyone from one side of the Stone Lake beach to the tree sheltered opposite end heard what they were all waiting for: the final day of the Maple City Grand Prix was about to begin.


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