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65th Annual Sportsmanship Dinner Highlights Outstanding Integrity in Youth Athletics of the Region


In the Region, a strong focus is placed on sportsmanship in youth athletics. Northwest Indiana has no shortage of skilled, talented, and dedicated players. However, in order to succeed in athletics and in the real world, students must also learn positive sportsmanship. The 65th Annual Sportsmanship Dinner honored Region teams by inviting players to break bread with one another and awarding plaques and scholarships to schools displaying the best examples of sportsmanship-like conduct.

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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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Crown Point Lady Bulldog's Historic Basketball Season Ends at Semi-State Game


The Crown Point High School Basketball Team’s remarkable, undefeated season saw its end on Saturday with a 28-61 loss to the Hamilton Southeastern Royals at the semi-state game. The Lady Bulldog’s finished their year as Regional Champions after a remarkable year of dedication, grit, and success that few predicted from the young team.

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Student Athletes Demonstrate their Tenacity at IHSAA Boys 2019 Munster Sectional Swimming & Diving Finals


Students from all over the Region have spent months training, hoping for a flawless performance when they hit the pools at the IHSAA Boys 2019 Sectional Swimming & Diving Finals.

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Rivals Valparaiso Vikings and Chesterton Trojans Excite the Crown at the Region’s own Crosstown Classic


The stands were full to the rafters Friday night as the Valparaiso Vikings boys basketball team welcomed the Chesterton Trojans for the big rivalry game of the year. Valpo ultimately took home the win with a final score of 67-39.

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Crown Point Boys Basketball vs. Lake Central

For Crown Point and Lake Central fans, the ultimate Friday night is watching their teams compete in a heated head-to-head basketball game.

The Lake Central Indians Boys Basketball (11-12) battled against the Crown Point Bulldogs (10-8). The game was intense and tight throughout the entire game, but Lake Central ended up on top with a score of 51-42. Both teams were very well represented by fans and fellow students who cheered them on loudly.

crownpointlake2The Crown Point and Lake Central pep blocks were on fire during the game, each having their own theme to support the teams. Lake Central’s pep block theme was based around “America” with the students wearing red, white, and blue colors. Many students had American flags...

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Chesterton Trojans Defeat Portage Indians at Boy's Basketball Conference Game with Score of 70-39

Game after game, the boys and girls of the Region’s sports teams show how to face a challenge with grace, grit, and determination. When the Portage Indians walked onto the court Friday night for the varsity boy’s conference game against the Chesterton Trojans, they knew they had their work cut out for them. The Trojans showed up with strong stats and were eager to get to the top of the conference standings. Both teams were unrelenting in their resolve to win, but ultimately, the hard work and fierce spirit of the Trojans brought them to victory with a final score of 70-39.

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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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