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Hard work and endurance pay off for IHSAA Boys Track and Field Sectionals Athletes

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A few lingering afternoon rain drops couldn’t dampen the spirits of those gathered at Portage High School Thursday afternoon for the IHSAA Boys Track and Field Sectionals.

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The future is bright for girls’ track


As Beyonce says, “Who runs the world? Girls.” At today’s IHSAA Girls Track & Field Sectionals, it was apparent that she is right.

Athletes from ten local schools joined at Chesterton High School to compete. This was the first postseason hurdle to clear for upcoming state competitions. Many of these girls have been working toward this goal since November. For one runner, however, an injury had her sidelined early on.

girlstracksectionals3Ariana Steele, LaPorte Sophomore, spent the first months of the track & field season on crutches and in air-casts as she healed from micro-fractures.

“I couldn’t even walk,” Steele said.

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Chesterton Trojans Win Against the Portage Indians 6 - 0 Girls Softball


The Chesterton Trojans won in a defensive game against the Portage Indians in girls softball on Thursday. Both teams showed off a good defense, with the Trojans only scoring in four of the nine innings and the Indians getting no runs the entire game.

“[The Trojans] are a very good offensive team, we need to try and limit them,” said Portage head coach Joylyn Ichiyama before the game, “We need to compete because they are the top of the DAC.”

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Eight Schools Race to the Finish Line at the Boy's Track & Field DAC Invitational

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Under a bright blue sky, eight high school track teams gathered together for the Duneland Athletic Conference Boy’s Track & Field Invitational. Lake Central High School played host to the meet.

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New Conference Records, Sportsmanship Highlight NCC Boys/Girls Track & Field Championships

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Hobart High School senior Elena Polizotto set a new Northwest Crossroads Conference record Tuesday evening with her first place, 11’3” pole vault. She and fellow Hobart athletes competed in the NCC Track & Field Championships alongside representatives from Lowell High School, Andrean High School, Highland High School, Munster High School, and Kankakee Valley High School.

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Athletes give it their all at the DAC Girl's Track & Field Invitational

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Lake Central took first place out of eight schools on a chilly night at the DAC Girl’s Track and Field Invitational Tuesday evening at Valparaiso High School. All of the events showcased the passion and dedication of the teams and its athletes.

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Portage Indians and Valparaiso Vikings baseball duel it out

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The Valparaiso Vikings rallied behind their pitcher during their Tuesday night duel with the Portage Indians, taking a 6-2 win thanks to timely hitting, and a complete game performance by starter Ryan Troxel.

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Portage's rally not enough as Vikings outlast Indians 13-10

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The Indians and the Vikings duked it out once again on Portage’s softball diamond Wednesday night. The game did not disappoint, including late game rallies by both sides. The score was 7-5 going into the last inning before the Vikings put up six additional runs, making the score 13-5 going into the bottom of the 7th. Portage’s response was putting up five runs in a late rally. Both teams played with determination as the game was on the line and abilities were tested.

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Valpo Girls Basketball Program hosts several events in Spring 2019


VHS-Lady-Vikings-2019The Valpo Girls Basketball Program is hosting several events this spring for girls at the elementary and middle school levels to develop their basketball skills.

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Chesterton Trojans Fall to Penn at Regional Semifinals, but Walk with Pride after Remarkable Season

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For the Chesterton Trojans, their season-ending 49-42 defeat at the Class 4A IHSAA Regional brought a wave of mixed emotions.

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Chesterton Trojans Upset the Valpo Vikings at the IHSAA Sectionals Championship

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Saturday night’s IHSAA Sectionals Championship game between the Chesterton Trojans and the Valparaiso Vikings was not just your average sectional title game; it was also a heated rivalry between two conference foes. After a 67-30 defeat at the hands of the Vikings just a little over two weeks ago, the Trojans responded with their first Sectional title in 32 years, bringing rowdy fans from across Northwest Indiana to witness history in the making.

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