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Not many players came off the final greens on the ninth and 18th holes at Prairie View Golf Club during the boys golf state tournament a year ago as frustrated as Michigan City's Nick Gushrowski, who carded an opening-round 87 before bouncing back to post a much cleaner 77 on the final day.

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INDIANAPOLIS — Hannah Noveroske did basically everything but call her shot like George Herman Ruth in the 1932 World Series, but the Michigan City star wanted a victory in Saturday's rematch with Kentucky's all-star bunch back home again in Indiana more than most.

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DEMOTTE — Experience is always the best teacher.

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Early in his basketball coaching career, Mike Hackett spent 10 years on the bench next to Jim East at Merrillville, a decade that would later serve as the foundation for the Elston graduate's successful tenure at Munster.

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Michigan City shot putter Ryan Stefanko and discus thrower Justin Wozniak competed for Team Indiana in the Midwest Meet of Champions on Saturday in East Lansing, Mich., at Michigan State University.

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. — It was clear on the faces of La Porte and Michigan City stars Riley Ott and Hannah Noveroske that they weren’t happy with Friday night’s 79-75 loss in the first of two games this weekend against the Kentucky All-Stars.

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Three years ago, when Michigan City finished second in the boys track state finals, Wolves coach Lucas Snyder was asked to be a part of the Indiana All-Star staff for the annual Midwest Meet of Champions.

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DEMOTTE — His coach knew it, his parents knew it, the growing crowd following his final few holes knew it.

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Led by a 20-point performance from Central Noble sharpshooter Sydney Freeman (Ball State), the Indiana Senior All-Stars demolished the Indiana Junior All-Stars on Wednesday evening at New Castle High School in a friendly exhibition, 97-58.

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La PORTE -- As Romeo Bui toted his golf bag around Briar Leaf during a practice round Tuesday, it was clear the Marquette sophomore was carrying more than clubs.

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When Mark Schellinger called Hunter Robinson a few days ago with the news that he had been named to the North All-Star team, the New Prairie baseball coach had a little more joy to share with his standout pitcher-third baseman.

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When Andy Samuelson found out Wednesday afternoon that he had been drafted by the Atlanta Braves, the La Porte graduate wasn't even the first in his family to know.

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Indiana All-Star girls basketball players Hannah Noveroske and Riley Ott learned something about themselves on Monday night that confirmed they made the proper decision to play basketball growing up.

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La PORTE — When the pressure ratchets up, that's when Jack Schable thrives.

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SOUTH BEND — The end of a team's season at any level is an emotional time for the coaches on down to the players.

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SOUTH BEND — For all of his success as an athlete, notably in baseball, Kyle Schmack has never taken his time on the diamond even the least bit for granted.

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BLOOMINGTON — If not for one bad hurdle, Riley Tuerff might have stood higher on the awards stand at the girls state track finals Saturday night.

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PORTAGE — You wouldn't know Michigan City was locked in a (literal) heated battle with West Noble's one-loss doubles pairing of Riley Kruger and Tara Miller on Saturday afternoon after Sara Poulin's comedic relief when she missed a ball placed between her and teammate Evangelea Dabagia durin…

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If the Indiana High School Athletic Association is going to take a hard line with runners walking out of races like it did with New Prairie and Jacob Corbett at Friday's boys state track finals, they better start by tightening up their rule book.

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SOUTH BEND -- There was no inspired locker room speech like Jason Heyward in seventh game of the World Series in 2016.

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BLOOMINGTON — Is the glass half-full or half empty? Depends who you are.

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La PORTE — It wasn't the way La Porte imagined earning its fourth consecutive sectional title.

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PORTAGE — Following Thursday’s boys track regional, Michigan City senior Ryan Stefanko and Justin Wozniak knew there were bigger fish to fry.

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UNION MILLS — Many kids start out playing baseball with their dad as their first coach.

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MICHIGAN CITY — Teams at any level usually learn more when they lose than when they come out victorious.

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NEW CARLISLE — Life was much less complicated for Jacob Corbett a few weeks ago.

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FREMONT — Coming into Tuesday night's Class A softball regional rematch, the biggest discussion surrounding the contest was the pitching matchup between South Central ace Holly Noveroske and Fremont's Autumn Godwin, a Western Michigan commit.

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La PORTE — For Evan Nelson, it's been a long, arduous road to state.

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FREMONT — Being called for an illegal pitch isn't anything new to South Central sophomore right-hander Holly Noveroske, but what took place during her start in the Satellites' regional rematch with Fremont on Tuesday was something nobody at a packed Vistula Park expected to see.

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OXFORD — The scene after a post-season championship is always a contrasting picture of emotions, one team quietly leaving the field against the backdrop of the winner's loud on-field celebration.

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