It was quite a year for area girls basketball. The Herald-Argus' coverage area saw Division I recruit Michal Miller score 46 points in a single game, junior Riley Popplewell surpass 1,000 points for her career, senior Lexi Minix lead her team to a semi-state appearance, and a dynamic duo in orange and black - that's Kyleigh Kubik and Nicole Konieczny - rain down 3-pointers on opponents. There were so many outstanding candidates for our all-area teams that this year we expanded to three teams, as well as several honorable mentions. Without further ado, we bring to you The Herald-Argus 2014-15 All-Area Girls Basketball teams.
Every time she stepped on the court this season, Michigan City's Michal Miller was unmatched. Just ask her coach.
I was standing in the yard on Wednesday watching the dogs fight over a corncob that I brought home for the squirrels a while back. Turns out the squirrels much prefer a nice expensive mix of different seed in the bird feeder and left the corncobs to my dogs.
MERRILLVILLE, Ind. — Chesterton shot the lights out to beat Michigan City on Wednesday.
BOURBON, Ind. — Oregon-Davis and Argos battled through a game of offensive spurts in their boys basketball first-round sectional matchup at Triton High School on Wednesday night, but it was steady hands that eventually prevailed.
KOUTS, Ind. — It took a little bit of time for Marquette to get going in its sectional opener.
As it usually works in the NASCAR Sprint Cup schedule, following a restrictor plate race in which the unpredictable is predictable, a much more predictable race occurs. And Atlanta was that with Jimmie Johnson dominating, and the rest of the top five consisting of Kevin Harvick, Dale Earnhardt Jr. (his second straight third-place finish), Joey Logano, who followed up his Daytona win nicely, and Matt Kenseth.
SOUTH BEND - The first quarter might have been the best that John Glenn played all season.
MERRILLVILLE, Ind. — Oftentimes this season, La Porte's boys basketball team couldn't quite get over the hump in games.
GARY, Ind. - The Cougars were sharp-shooting and victorious on Tuesday.
PORTAGE, Ind. — So far, so good for the Michigan City gymnastics team.
GARY, Ind. — If New Prairie has revenge on its mind, you certainly wouldn’t know it by talking to the team.
La PORTE — This past fall, Owen Strieter emerged as a dependable defensive back on the gridiron for La Porte.
INDIANAPOLIS - Twice was nice for Tim Schoof on Saturday.
CROWN POINT, Ind. — Fifty-five seconds.
Tim Schoof will swim in Saturday's state finals.
Former LP High player Gushrowski commits to IU Northwest
MICHIGAN CITY — When Ryan Fazekas rolled his ankle late in the second quarter Friday night, Marquette coach Donovan Garletts wasn’t concerned.
ELKHART, Ind. — Following Friday night's regular-season finale, La Porte boys basketball coach Tom Wells probably said it best.
WALKERTON - New Prairie put themselves behind the eight ball early on in its Northern State Conference finale against John Glenn on Friday night.
WESTVILLE - If you were looking for a sign of life in Westville on another bone-chilling, cold Friday night, you might only have found it at Westville High School.
HAMLET, Ind. — Maddie Taylor honestly thought she was going to grow up to be a cheerleader.
HAMLET, Ind. — A familiar foe.
Earlier this week an excellent article titled "The Rise of The Hipster Hunters" by JR Sullivan made the rounds on social media.
Anyone familiar with Northwest Indiana high school basketball likely remembers Jerry Bechtold when he was the coach of Hebron's girls team and took the Hawks to the IHSAA state championship game before losing by three points to North Vermillion.
La PORTE - The Slicers ended their dual meet season with a loss on Thursday.
HOBART, Ind. — Playing a complete, 32-minute game at times has been a struggle for La Porte's boys basketball team this season.
UNION MILLS, Ind. - The Senators were too hot for South Central on Tuesday.
Slicer gymnasts host meet Thursday
MICHIGAN CITY — With the postseason rapidly approaching, Michigan City gymnastics team's objective is to be peaking at the right time.
Four years, four 20-win seasons for Stephanie Balon.
The IHSAA announced the pairings for the boys basketball sectionals on Sunday.
La Lumiere boys hoops prevails in La Lu Classic
FULTON, Ind. — After losing four starters and six pivotal seniors to graduation, it was supposed to be a 'down year' for Oregon-Davis' girls basketball team.
NEW CARLISLE — It wasn't a conference game for either team in Saturday's matinee tilt between county rivals La Porte and New Prairie, but it sure felt like it for one of them.
CHESTERTON — Michigan City junior Tim Schoof had quite an impressive day Saturday at the Chesterton Sectional.
MICHIGAN CITY - Another game, another win for the Wolves.
FULTON, Ind. — In the first quarter of Saturday morning's regional semifinal, Oregon-Davis forced 14 turnovers. And a multitude of those were translated into easy baskets.
INDIANAPOLIS — Chesterton’s Andrew Davison survived to battle another day, winning his first-round match Friday at the IHSAA state wrestling finals in Indianapolis.
La PORTE - The Lakers beat the best on Friday.
La PORTE — Solid segments. But not quite a complete game.
MICHIGAN CITY — How fast can a team like Marquette turn a game around?
Marquette's Fazekas chosen for 'Fearless Dreamer' Contest
This past Friday I was rambling along on county roads in the southern part of the county at a snail’s pace. I couldn’t even begin to estimate the number of times my little sojourns into the countryside lead to something good and in this case I was “running errands” when the urge struck me.