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Excitement and Success at Boys Swimming Sectional Finals at Chesterton


All around the Region, student athletes and coaches are putting in long hours of training and practicing as IHSAA tournaments are quickly approaching. On Saturday afternoon, the swimming and diving teams from around the Region joined together to compete at the Sectional Championships at Chesterton High School.

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Boys Basketball Merrillville vs La Porte 2019, Inducts Coaches into Pirates Hall of Fame

Growing up, we all have certain mentors that find some way to touch our lives and give us guidance along the way. For many, these role models come in the form of coaches who give guidance about the sports they play. Inevitability, they end up teaching the game of life as well. Nowhere is that more evident than at Merrillville High School, where three coaches were inducted into the Merrillville High School Coaches Hall of Fame.

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Neighboring Rivals Clash at Chesterton and Michigan City’s Boys Basketball Game


A young couple stood out at the Chesterton High/Michigan City boys basketball game, one wearing a Chesterton letterman’s jacket and the other wearing one from Michigan City. The close game between the neighboring rivals brought students, friends and families out to catch a glimpse of the matchup.

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Kankakee Kougars clinch sectional trophy with game-winning shot


The ground shook as the Merrillville High School Gymnasium swelled with cheers from the stands for the girl’s sectional championship between Michigan City and Kankakee. The thrilling close-call game drew fans from both high schools, filling up the bleachers as they shouted in support of their teams. All eyes were constantly on the court. The Kankakee Kougars scored the winning shot during the last few seconds of the game, stealing the sectional championship and moving forward to regionals.

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Community Shows Support for Teams at the IHSAA Girls Basketball Sectionals

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Inside the Merrillville High School gymnasium on Saturday evening, hundreds of fans were showing support for four teams—Hobart, Kankakee Valley, Michigan City, and Portage—at the annual IHSAA Girls Basketball Sectionals. The gym was so loud with cheers and excitement that many people ended up popping their ears when they left.

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A Season of Hard Work Equal Success at the Girls Swimming Sectional Championship at Lake Central High School


In the wee hours of the morning, when most of the world is still asleep, high-school girls from schools all over the Region were hitting the pool, practicing their speed, agility, and technique to compete in Saturday's Sectional Championship Swimming Meet at Lake Central High School. Their extensive training, beginning months ago and including early morning practice, after-school drills, and training over winter break, prepared them for the few minutes at sectionals when they put their skills to the test to compete in their events.

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Region Girls Basketball Teams Brave the Snow at the Annual IHSAA Sectional


Due to the record-breaking cold weather this past week, many Northwest Indiana’s girls' basketball sectionals were pushed back. So Friday night, teams from around the Region finally met at the IHSAA Girls Basketball Sectional at Merrillville High School to have a chance at the championship game on Monday night. This sectional consisted of 2 of the area's best teams, Michigan City and Kankakee Valley, but were challenged by other opposing teams: Chesterton, Portage, Merrillville, and Valparaiso. But no matter who came out on top, it was clear that all the teams gave it their all as they braved the cold for a chance at the top.

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Chesterton Girls Sectional Prelim Swim Meet at Chesterton Brings Out Best from NWI Teams


Time drops, tapering, flip turns, heats, and kicks may not mean something outside of swimming circles, but on the pool deck at Sectional preliminaries, you will hear all those phrases ring throughout. This year at Chesterton High School, teams including North Judson, Michigan City, La Porte, Portage, Valparaiso, Wheeler, Chesterton, Hobart, Calumet, Merrillville, and Knox came together on Friday night for prelims that determine who will be qualifying to the finals on Saturday.

The atmosphere was amped, the rivalries at their peak, and the girls were all ready to put a season-long drive to improve their strokes into performance across the individual events and team relays. Teams work their swimmers all year long to build endurance through their morning and evening practices, and dryland training outside of...

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La Porte High School Hosts 81st Annual Wrestling Sectionals


Tensions were high and the stakes were even higher in Slicer country at IHSAA’s 81st Annual Wrestling Sectionals on Saturday morning. Young men from Porter and La Porte County filled the gym hoping to have what it takes to earn their spot at the state championship.

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The La Porte High School Slicers Beat Michigan City High School Boys Basketball in Intense Game 54-51


Tensions were high as two rival cities were determined to clinch victory Friday night. The Michigan City Wolves hosted the nail-biter game, which ended with the La Porte Slicers pulling off a 54-51 win in the final minute of the fourth quarter.

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Michigan City High School Debuts New Wolfie Mascot With Help From the Community


Since 1995, Michigan City High School has turned to their mascot for his entertainment during half-time, his encouragement on Friday nights, and his representation of the community in the high school. However, as years passed and students gave it their all to bring their mascot, a wolf, to life, the costume began to deteriorate. With limited funds for a new mascot, the high school was given a helping hand from the Region. During the half-time show of the varsity high-school basketball game against the Valparaiso Vikings, Michigan City High School cheered in delight as they debuted their brand-new mascot, Wolfie.

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