Middle School Girls Track: Ella Baltzell, Faith Baltzell, Lilly Carlson, Evelyn Dowell, Emily Hannon, Zelia Hanrath, Carley Rhoda, Addison Sonaty, Miranda Sparks, Madison Stark,
Managers: Jenna Lass, Kylee Falardeau
Coach: Ashley Spurr
Asst. Coaches: Sarah Klosinski, Krysten Fratgillo
Most Valuable: Ella Baltzell
Mental Attitude: Maddie Stark
Most Improved: Lilly Carlson
Middle School Boys Track: Tyler Arciniega, Josh Beadles, Kolton Bennett, Chayse Boomfield, Sam Bovard, Brandon Bubalo, Ethan Carlson, Dominic Dimke, John Janas, Silas Lemmon, Gabriel Lowry, Maverick Markos, Lewis Seitz, Holden Sikora, Lucas Sonaty, Cole Swanson, Joey Villarreall, Jordan Glancy, Dylan Hale, Kaleb...
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.
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 Chesterton Trojans defeated the Portage Indians 14 - 2 at Chesterton High School on Wednesday evening. Fans of both teams gathered around the softball field. Some stood in the areas around the edge of the field, made muddy from the previous day’s rain. While the area surrounding the field was mucky, the softball diamond was dry and ready for some postseason action.
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 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.
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.
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.
“I couldn’t even walk,” Steele said.
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.”
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.