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CROWN POINT, Ind. — 2010. That’s the last time La Porte’s baseball team claimed the sectional title.

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Friday 05/29/2015
Slicers fall to Crown Point in sectional title game
Posted: May 29, 2015

CHESTERTON — The Slicers never quit Friday.

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Bennitt's ‘Dagger' leads to Blackhawks' win
Updated: May 29, 2015 - 8:14 pm

WESTVILLE - Leave it to a Blackhawks' trademark in hockey to help a Blackhawks softball team win a title.

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Thursday 05/28/2015
State bound
Updated: May 29, 2015 - 3:14 pm

VALPARAISO, Ind. — With state at stake, several area teams and individuals shined, while some others couldn’t quite do it.

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Blazers fall to Morgan Township in sectional opener
Posted: May 28, 2015

MICHIGAN CITY - The road ended Thursday for the Blazers.

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Cougars blanked by Andrean in sectional opener
Posted: May 28, 2015

MERRILLVILLE, Ind. — New Prairie baseball coach Mark Peterson knew the Cougars couldn't give Andrean too many second-chance opportunities in Thursday's sectional opener.

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The last hurrah
Posted: May 28, 2015

This coming Sunday I will spend the morning turkey hunting for the last time this spring. A handful of states, including Michigan allow turkey hunting through May 31st. I'll be guiding as I was lucky enough use my Michigan tag Wednesday on a gorgeous swamp gobbler that until a few minutes before I pulled trigger, I had never seen. Oh, I had scouted him plenty and knew his gobble well, but he just wouldn't come out of that swamp the few times I hunted him.

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City's Cuma, Palmer win sectional doubles title
Posted: May 28, 2015

Paige Cuma and Kristen Palmer live to play another day.

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Sparks, Gardner lead Westville into final
Updated: May 28, 2015 - 8:27 pm

WESTVILLE — Late in Thursday's Westville Sectional semifinal between the host Blackhawks and Marquette, a debate started in the press box as to which singer should they use for Westville starting pitcher, Britney Sparks, if they indeed played walk-up music for the players.

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Wednesday 05/27/2015
Slicers edge rival Wolves in DAC meet
Updated: May 27, 2015 - 10:45 pm

CHESTERTON — La Porte boys golf coach Bill Hart admits that it's no easy task to stay mentally tough through 18 holes of a grueling tournament.

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Squeeze play gives Slicers the win
Updated: May 27, 2015 - 11:01 pm

CHESTERTON — The last time La Porte's softball team played on Chesterton's field, the host Trojans pulled off a victory on a walk-off home run.

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A solid start
Updated: May 27, 2015 - 10:45 pm

CROWN POINT, Ind. — An eight-run fourth inning, in which La Porte sent 12 batters to the plate, was the downfall for Michigan City, as the Slicers cruised to a 13-1, five-inning win in a Class 4A Crown Point Sectional opener on Wednesday night.

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Satellites beat rivals to win 11th sectional title
Updated: May 27, 2015 - 10:15 pm

La CROSSE - With a pair of stellar pitchers going at it in Wednesday’s championship game of the Class A La Crosse Sectional, doing the little things matters even more.

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Slicers' special tourney run ends by Penn
Updated: May 27, 2015 - 8:19 pm

La PORTE — Both La Porte and Chesterton's girls tennis teams knew they had to play their absolute best tennis to advance in the regional.

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La Porte High School athletic award winners
Updated: May 27, 2015 - 4:09 pm

La Porte High School's McKenzie Haite and Charles Salary were named the WLOI/WCOE Male and Female Athletes of the Year.

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Local Sports Briefs
Updated: May 29, 2015 - 12:23 am

Slicers' baseball players earn All-DAC honors

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Stephens named South Central’s new football coach
Updated: May 27, 2015 - 12:20 am

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Going the distance
Updated: May 27, 2015 - 4:16 pm

VALPARAISO — When La Porte’s Kailee Schoof started the 3,200 meter run at Tuesday’s Portage Regional meet, Winamac’s Claire Collins jumped out to an early lead, and it had the junior puzzled.

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Tuesday 05/26/2015
Slicers cruise in regular season baseball finale
Updated: May 26, 2015 - 4:21 pm

La PORTE — Here's all you need to know about Monday's baseball game between La Porte and Hammond Clark: By the end of the first inning, the Slicers led 6-0, had already collected six hits, and two of La Porte's first four batters were hit by a pitch.

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Monday 05/25/2015
The Johnson Road Rivalry
Updated: May 25, 2015 - 7:34 pm

The rivalry thrives.

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Pitching leads Satellites, Tigers into sectional final
Updated: May 25, 2015 - 7:19 pm

La CROSSE — After an hour delay to start the day due to rain, and another quick five-minute rain delay in the third inning of the first game, it was all about the pitching for a pair of longtime rivals.

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La Porte, Chesterton advance in 4A softball sectional
Updated: May 26, 2015 - 5:00 pm

CHESTERTON — If you ask La Porte's Reily Galloway why she pitches with confidence when she takes the circle, she'll tell you that a lot of it has to do with the solid defense that supports her.

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Big week on deck for La Porte teams
Updated: May 25, 2015 - 6:56 pm

Are you ready for the busiest postseason week of the final season of the 2014-15 high school calendar?

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Saturday 05/23/2015
Local Sports Briefs
Posted: May 23, 2015

Slicers' softball drubs Blue Blazers

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Blazers face tough competition on Senior Day
Posted: May 23, 2015

MICHIGAN CITY — The Blazers had a rough go of it on Saturday.

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Blazers' softball drops pair, but celebrates Senior Day
Updated: May 23, 2015 - 6:10 pm

MICHIGAN CITY — While the end result of Saturday's doubleheader wasn't obviously ideal for Marquette's softball team, it still celebrated Senior Day and is pointing towards next week's sectional.

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Friday 05/22/2015
Hebron too much for Westville in PCC tourney
Updated: May 22, 2015 - 10:54 pm

HEBRON, Ind. — Errors in the field and pitching woes on the mound made a short day for Westville in Friday’s Porter County Conference Tournament contest against Hebron.

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La Porte Crush 11U team wins tourney
Posted: May 22, 2015

The La Porte Crush 11U baseball team claimed the BPA Pink Ribbon Classic Tourney at Newton Park in Lakeville, Ind., on May 17.

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Local Sports Briefs
Posted: May 22, 2015

Westville baseball rolls in PCC Tourney

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PNC softball team holds free clinic
Posted: May 22, 2015

The Purdue University North Central (PNC) softball team held a free clinic for players from the Kankakee Valley Softball League and the Valparaiso 8U Panthers on May 3 at Patriot Park in Michigan City.

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Thursday 05/21/2015
Spring cuisine
Updated: May 21, 2015 - 11:34 pm

This time of year, many outdoorsman do their best to lose weight so they look better for the summer months.

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Local Sports Briefs
Updated: May 22, 2015 - 2:08 am

Prep Profile: Jake Watterson

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A new champ
Posted: May 21, 2015

La PORTE — The drought is over.

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City excels at Portage Track and Field Sectional
Updated: May 21, 2015 - 11:22 pm

PORTAGE, Ind. — The Michigan City duo of Matthew Lockridge and Makiyah Smallwood had quite a day Thursday at the Portage Track and Field Sectional.

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Bouncing back: Slicers rout DAC foe
Updated: May 21, 2015 - 10:42 pm

CROWN POINT, Ind. — After a stinging, 10-1 home loss to Lake Central on Tuesday, La Porte players all said that's not their true team.

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Wednesday 05/20/2015
Local Sports Briefs
Updated: May 21, 2015 - 12:37 am

Prep Profile: Jordan Fadke

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Satellites wash out Wolves
Posted: May 20, 2015

MICHIGAN CITY — Amidst a hard rain, the Satellites emerged victorious over the Wolves on Wednesday.

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Wolves jump on North Judson errors
Posted: May 20, 2015

MICHIGAN CITY — The Wolves made the most of mistakes for the win on Thursday.

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Rivalry rematch
Updated: May 20, 2015 - 9:31 pm

La PORTE — One team is gunning for its 15th consecutive sectional title, while the other team, its bitter nemesis, is aiming to unseat it as sectional champs.

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Tuesday 05/19/2015
Coho Capital Derby winners named
Updated: May 19, 2015 - 10:46 pm

Visit Michigan City La Porte has announced winners in the third annual Coho Capital Derby, held each spring from late April to early June.

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Moving on
Updated: May 19, 2015 - 10:37 pm

CHESTERTON — The La Porte Slicers distance team is a close-knit group as there are only seven girls who run distance.

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Wolves give up big inning to Valparaiso
Posted: May 19, 2015

VALPARAISO, Ind. — What a difference an inning made on Tuesday.

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Slicers stymied by Lake Central ace
Updated: May 19, 2015 - 9:02 pm

La PORTE — The peaks and valleys of a baseball season can be extreme sometimes.

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Monday 05/18/2015
Local Sports Briefs
Updated: May 19, 2015 - 10:55 pm

Prep Profile: Dana Wherrett

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Slicers erase 6-0 deficit, edge Boone Grove
Updated: May 18, 2015 - 11:46 pm

La PORTE — Staring at a 6-0 deficit after three-and-a-half innings, a victory looked nearly impossible for La Porte on Monday.

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Sunday 05/17/2015
Local Sports Briefs
Posted: May 17, 2015

Satellites' baseball tops Blazers

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Kesling basketball game raises money for charity
Updated: May 17, 2015 - 11:07 pm

Kesling Student Council sponsored a basketball game with staff members against the eighth-grade boys and girls basketball teams to help raise money for Riley Children's Hospital.

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Area track athletes among state’s best
Posted: May 17, 2015

Indiana’s regular season in high school track & field drew to a close last week, and Michigan City has several athletes whose performances rank among the best in the state.

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Armstrong key in City track’s turnaround
Updated: May 17, 2015 - 11:01 pm

That’s one high jump for Daniel Armstrong, one giant leap for the Michigan City boys track and field program.

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Saturday 05/16/2015
A hit parade
Updated: May 16, 2015 - 6:38 pm

LOWELL, Ind. — Recently, La Porte's offense has been struggling.

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