The Michigan City Wolves and the La Porte Slicers battled each other in the opening game of the Duneland Athletic Conference (DAC) competition on Wednesday afternoon. The rivalry has existed for many years and was tested once again. The crowd filed into their seats on a sunny day to witness the exciting hit fest hosted by the Slicers. The game started off close, but the Slicers opened up the lead and topped the Wolves 11-2 in five innings of play.
The La Porte High School Winter Color Guard won the Scholastic Open Class at their contest Sunday, March 17th. The contest was sponsored by the Midwest Color Guard Circuit and held at Thornton Fractional South High School in Lansing, IL. Complete results of the Scholastic Open Class were as follows:
Gymnastics requires balance. Whether on the floor, the beams, the bar, or the vault, balance is the key to success in this sport. It also extends off the mats as students learn life lessons in balance: balancing academics with athletics, balancing social schedules with meets, and balancing personal goals with the sisterhood of their team.
With a chance to play in the sectional championship game on the line, and a packed Portage High School gymnasium, the Trojans arrived ready for battle, beating Michigan City 36-28. The teams matched earlier in the season, so both coaches arrived familiar with each others style and most importantly, playcalling.
The stakes were high Saturday afternoon as hundreds of high school gymnasts across Northwest Indiana competed individually and as a team at the Girls Gymnastics Sectionals to earn a spot in the IHSAA Regional Competition. Although the high-stakes event brought extreme stress for most, some spectators sat back and enjoyed watching the hard work of each gymnast shine during their performances.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.