MICHIGAN CITY — A welcome thump stopped a retrieve mere feet from the rod tip on lower Trail Creek on Tuesday.
Two weeks ago, after Michigan City’s 56-14 victory over Lake Central, head coach Phil Mason had a humorous diatribe in the third person that I saved for a rainy day.
Earlier this week — on Sunday night at 10:17 p.m., to be exact — there was a screen shot posted showing an Indiana high school football poll after last Friday’s games.
For those of you who compete in fantasy leagues, whether it’s baseball or football or even basketball, don’t you love that feeling when you see a notice at the top of your team page saying you have a stat correction … and it’s in your favor.
Far be it from me to criticize an official’s call in any sport, but a couple penalties and the result had me baffled the last couple weeks while covering Michigan City football — and the one last week could have impacted the game.
MICHIGAN CITY — As I finished the question to Mason Kaletha, the Michigan City defensive back displayed a devious smile, as if he got away with stealing snacks from the proverbial cookie jar.
“No refuge could save the hireling and slave from the terror of flight or the gloom of the grave.” — excerpt from little known third verse of The Star Spangled Banner
Since 1994, as far back as the website of the incomparable John Harrell keeps this stat, football teams coached by Russ Radtke have won at least 11 games in a season on seven occasions.
My voice mail has been cleared out and I’m ready for messages from you Chicago Bears fans who just love to hate your former quarterback, Jay Cutler.
In the span of 40 minutes Saturday evening, just outside the Michigan City Lighthouse, an unassuming, two-inch Rapala caught a sheepshead, a jumbo perch, a brown trout and a chinook.
Most Indiana high school football schedules are composed the same way. The first two weeks are non-conference games, while the other seven weeks are conference tilts.
It’s not nearly as iconic of a father-son photo as a small John F. Kennedy Jr. hiding under his dad’s desk in the Oval Office when JFK was President in the early 1960s, but it could be part of a feel-good NASCAR moment on Sunday when the Brickyard 400 takes place at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
It wasn’t hard to hear it in the voice on La Porte High School athletic director Ed Gilliland when I talked to him on the phone last week about the hiring of new boys basketball coach Kyle Benge.
Just as the regular NASCAR season is heating up, another News-Dispatch Fantasy NASCAR campaign comes to an end this week as the annual Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway arrives this weekend.
Last year (2015-16) was a banner year for La Porte High School athletics with seven sectional titles and a pair of regional trophies in cross country. That tied for the most sectional crowns in a single high school season for the Slicers, matching 1996-97 and 1998-99.
The Thursday before the second half of the Major League Baseball season is supposed to be the slowest sports day of the calendar year, though Wimbledon being moved a week later this year changes that a little.
Well, Libby Heath and two of her former fellow Michigan City High School athletes were sort of like celebrities, thanks to an Indiana High School Athletic Association (IHSAA) banner promoting Special Olympics and unified track and field.
The last time Marquette athletic director/girls basketball coach Katie Collignon and I had discussed her team, it was while sitting at the bar of Shoreline Brewery in Michigan City.
So you’re 11 years old, getting ready to play some basketball in a national contest, making your first trip to the greatest city in the world — well, New York City is the greatest if you ask a New Yorker — on your first airplane ride.
A busy Saturday for me was on the horizon when I got home from a long night working my second job. And as I put my wallet and rosary (yes, this old school Catholic always carries a rosary — it came in handy a couple weeks ago when anxiously flying in an airplane for the first time in 18 year…
In case you haven’t been paying attention to national sports news, the University of Louisville might be the first college basketball national champion to have a title vacated.
Not that there hasn’t been enough coaching change issues going around this year, from a state championship coach at Marquette leaving for Green(er)castle pastures to a coach at La Crosse getting a raw deal to La Porte's situation this week that has high-profile basketball pundits from Michig…
La PORTE — Far be it from me to supersede the words of someone as important and accomplished as La Porte High School Athletic Director Ed Gilliland when it comes to the non-renewal of Slicers’ boys basketball coach Tom Wells that was made official on Monday night at a packed, standing-room-o…