The Mishawaka Cavemen beat the Lake Central Indians 2-0 to take the regional title at Schreiber Field in La Porte, Indiana on Monday night. The fans sat expectantly in their seats to see who would go to semi-state. This game was a continuation of the game started Saturday night, which ended quickly when it was rained out.
The Lake Central Indians defeated the Crown Point Bulldogs 8-0 on Saturday afternoon. Located at Schreiber Field at La Porte High School, both teams gave it their all on defense, resulting in a low scoring game.
“We knew they were throwing their best,” said Lake Central Baseball Coach Mike Swartzentruber, “I thought our guys were ready to play.”
Suspense was high at Chesterton High School Tuesday evening as the IHSAA Regional Championship game took place between the Chesterton and Crown Point softball teams. After a long season of discipline and hard work, both teams took the field hoping their efforts would earn them a trip to the Semi-State.
Lake Central has had a dominant baseball season. They sit on a 23-6 record, boast a steady offense, clean defense, and solid pitching left most teams struggling to find openings against the Indians this spring. They edged out Munster, cruised past Lowell, and walked-off Highland to earn their third straight IHSAA Sectional Championship. On Saturday, they will find themselves in a unique position – underdogs against Crown Point, the top team in the state as voted by the Indiana High School Baseball Coaches Association.
Despite their success, this Indians team is not a stranger to adversity. Early season pitching woes saw them take tough losses, like an 18-6 blowout against Homewood-Flossmoor and a 7-0 shutout at the hands of Penn.
“We had a lull for about two or three weeks where...
The 53rd annual IHSAA Baseball Sectional Championship featured two elite teams with Crown Point facing off against Portage. The Memorial Day match-up at Crown Point High School was an exciting game that CP won 6-0.
Keyona Gardner, Assistant Coach for boys track and field at West Side Leadership Academy, and her husband, West Side’s Head Coach Rob Gardner were high school rivals.
It’s been a long season of intense training and preparation for the region’s high school softball teams. Athletes from all around the area have put in countless hours of practice and drills, hoping to have their best performances when they took to the field at the IHSAA Sectional Championships.
The Lake Central Indians carried their regular season dominance into the postseason on Thursday with a 9-0 shutout win over the Lowell Red Devils in Sectional Semi-Finals. Strong pitching and a powerful offense carried the Indians as they roll along.
Four lucky rabbit’s feet– still attached to the rest of the rabbit– bounded across the Portage High School track Tuesday afternoon, moments before trials began for the IHSAA Girls Track Regionals meet.
Competitors from the 13 high schools represented at the event cooed and laughed, welcoming the good omen as they moved through their warm-up routines. Fighting against the strong winds and dark clouds that chilled the air, they renewed their focus with big smiles on their faces.
The Portage Indians competed against the Merrillville Pirates in the 35th Annual IHSAA Sectional Softball Tournament on Monday night. The Indians jumped on the Pirates early in the game, leading 8-0 in the first inning. They used their first inning triumph to coast to a 14-3 victory.
The 35th Annual IHSAA State Softball Tournament kicked off Monday night at Chesterton High School with Valpo competing against Chesterton in the opening round. The Trojans came out on top of the Vikings with a score of 11-1 through 5 innings. The Vikings could not keep up with the Trojans hits.