High School Sports - Chicago Sun-Times http://highschoolsports.suntimes.com Latest news from the Chicago Sun-Times - High School Sports en-us webmaster@suntimes.com (Editor) Newspapers http://highschoolsports.suntimes.com/csp/cms/sites/YourSeason/assets/img/logo.gif Chicago Sun-Times http://highschoolsports.suntimes.com 84 34 30 Copyright 2014 <![CDATA[ Softball: Zach Mantel is Lake Central’s backstop, backbone ]]>
In the days leading up to Memorial Day, Lake Central catcher Zach Mantel drank a lot of water. A lot of water. “I just kept drinking gallon after gallon a day,” Mantel said with a laugh. “I actually gained eight pounds.” Why? Because he knew he’d spend up to 14 innings behind the plate that Monday — squatting with all that heavy equipment on, … ]]>
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<![CDATA[ Boys Golf: Kyle Meihofer recovers, leads Valparaiso to regional crown ]]> LAPORTE — Kyle Meihofer recovered in style. The No. 1 golfer for Valparaiso High School, who played through his last two matches while fighting mononucleosis, was in state championship form Friday at the LaPorte Golf Regional, shooting an even-par 72. That was good enough to help lead the Vikings to the fifth regional title for coach Wayne Lichtenberger. They finished with a … ]]> Fri, 08 Jun 2012 20:30:09 CST http://highschoolsports.suntimes.com/sports/indiana/13067471-393/boys-golf-kyle-meihofer-recovers-leads-valparaiso-to-regional-crown.html http://highschoolsports.suntimes.com/sports/indiana/13067471-393/boys-golf-kyle-meihofer-recovers-leads-valparaiso-to-regional-crown.html <![CDATA[ Softball: Andrean’s Katie Crandol provides spark for state final run ]]> Last year as a sophomore, Katie Crandol was an inspirational intangible for Andrean’s softball team as it made a run to the state finals. This year her contributions have become quite tangible, especially during last Saturday’s Twin Lakes Semistate in which the 59ers might not have won without her. Andrean first-year coach Brooke Baker-Runyon said she “had a hunch” before putting Crandol into … ]]> Thu, 07 Jun 2012 20:35:31 CST http://highschoolsports.suntimes.com/sports/indiana/13046727-401/softball-andreans-katie-crandol-provides-spark-for-state-final-run.html http://highschoolsports.suntimes.com/sports/indiana/13046727-401/softball-andreans-katie-crandol-provides-spark-for-state-final-run.html <![CDATA[ Baseball: semistate capsules ]]> At Kokomo’s  Highland Park Schedule: Class 3A — Western (23-9) vs. Bellmont (24-8), noon; Class 4A — Lake Central (30-1) vs. Zionsville (28-5), to follow Radio: 1420-AM Scouting Zionsville: It’s the classic immovable object/irresistable force game, as Lake Central’s unmatched pitching faces Zionsville’s powerful offense. LC’s two aces, Jimmy McNamara and Taylor Lehnert, played with some of the Eagles on the Indiana Bulls last summer, so … ]]> Fri, 08 Jun 2012 20:34:37 CST http://highschoolsports.suntimes.com/sports/indiana/13067737-401/baseball-semistate-capsules.html http://highschoolsports.suntimes.com/sports/indiana/13067737-401/baseball-semistate-capsules.html <![CDATA[ Softball: Andrean bats provide fireworks ]]>
MONTICELLO — Coming into Saturday’s Class 3A Twin Lakes Semistate, Woodlan pitcher Hannah Robbins had given up only 11 runs on the season. That number rose to 15 after Woodlan’s afternoon semifinal win over South Bend St. Joseph’s, but she was still considered a pretty dominant pitcher. And speaking of that semifinal win, the Warriors showed its offense is also tough with … ]]>
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<![CDATA[ Baseball: Western stops Griffith ]]> PLYMOUTH — There was no head hanging or slumped shoulders from Griffith baseball coach Brian Jennings after his team lost 4-1 to Western in the championship game of the Plymouth Regional on Saturday. It was the first time since 2001 that Griffith was in the championship game of the regionals. Western did what Andrean couldn’t do in the opener. It played virtually … ]]> Sat, 02 Jun 2012 22:04:00 CST http://highschoolsports.suntimes.com/sports/indiana/12942922-401/baseball-western-stops-griffith.html http://highschoolsports.suntimes.com/sports/indiana/12942922-401/baseball-western-stops-griffith.html <![CDATA[ Softball: Niners’ Morghyn Neal the real deal ]]>
MERRILLVILLE — Like so many others, Morghyn Neal heard the whispers. Exactly what would Andrean do without all-state catcher, Kelly Ryan? How could the 59ers ever replace Ryan’s talent, leadership and smarts behind the plate? While many Andrean fans were likely fretting about exactly who could possibly fill Ryan’s shoes, Neal never doubted for an instant she’d be successful behind the plate … ]]>
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<![CDATA[ Baseball: Lake Central one step away ]]>
LAPORTE — All the rankings, the statewide hype, the national accolades — all of it meant nothing if Lake Central wasn’t hoisting hardware in June. Heck, back in early April, Jimmy McNamara said the season would be a failure if the Indians weren’t playing at Victory Field at the end of the season. Well, they’re one step away. Taylor Lehnert tossed a three-hit gem as Lake … ]]>
Sat, 02 Jun 2012 22:06:51 CST http://highschoolsports.suntimes.com/sports/indiana/12942952-401/baseball-lake-central-one-step-away.html http://highschoolsports.suntimes.com/sports/indiana/12942952-401/baseball-lake-central-one-step-away.html
<![CDATA[ Baseball: Shutout ends Morgan Township run ]]> FULTON — Morgan Township’s dream season came to an end in the Class 1A regional championship game, falling to Fort Wayne Blackhawk Christian, 4-0. Braves fireballer Matt Kaplanis, who will play college ball at Indianapolis, held the Cherokees to three hits, striking out 13. “You don’t see someone with that velocity every day,” Morgan Township coach Jason Dorshors said. But he couldn’t … ]]> Sat, 02 Jun 2012 22:34:24 CST http://highschoolsports.suntimes.com/sports/indiana/12943658-401/baseball-shutout-ends-morgan-township-run.html http://highschoolsports.suntimes.com/sports/indiana/12943658-401/baseball-shutout-ends-morgan-township-run.html <![CDATA[ Boys Track and Field: Region suffers big blow at state ]]>
BLOOMINGTON — Merrillville’s Dylon Collins wasn’t supposed to be the Region’s top finisher in Saturday’s IHSAA Boys Track and Field State Finals. But a hamstring pull suffered by Bowman Academy’s Cornelius Strickland helped ensure that Collins’ second-place finish in the 100 would be the best for a Region athlete. Strickland was the top seed in both the 100 and 200 but had … ]]>
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<![CDATA[ Boys Track and Field: Region suffers big blow at state ]]>
BLOOMINGTON — Merrillville’s Dylon Collins wasn’t supposed to be the Region’s top finisher in Saturday’s IHSAA Boys Track and Field State Finals. But a hamstring pull suffered by Bowman Academy’s Cornelius Strickland helped ensure that Collins’ second-place finish in the 100 would be the best for a Region athlete. Strickland was the top seed in both the 100 and 200 but had … ]]>
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<![CDATA[ Baseball: South Central miscues aid Morgan Township ]]> FULTON — If teams want to advance in the IHSAA baseball tourney, they have to minimize their errors. And in the Class A Caston Regional semifinal game Saturday, two early miscues by South Central helped Morgan Township to a five-run first inning. That was all the runs the Cherokees needed in a 7-3 victory over the Satellites. “Just a couple of fly balls … ]]> Sat, 02 Jun 2012 22:24:43 CST http://highschoolsports.suntimes.com/sports/indiana/12943294-401/baseball-south-central-miscues-aid-morgan-township.html http://highschoolsports.suntimes.com/sports/indiana/12943294-401/baseball-south-central-miscues-aid-morgan-township.html <![CDATA[ Girls Tennis: Highland’s Vanessa and Aby Madrigal, Kankakee Valley’s Abbey Hamstra reach state finals ]]> LAPORTE — Once Madrigal got rolling, there really was no stopping them. junior twins overcame a sluggish start to take control in their highly anticipated semifinal match against South Bend St. Joseph’s in the LaPorte individual regional, then cruised in the final to secure a spot in next weekend’s state tournament at North Central. They will have company from the region in … ]]> Sat, 02 Jun 2012 19:12:27 CST http://highschoolsports.suntimes.com/sports/indiana/12939380-401/story.html http://highschoolsports.suntimes.com/sports/indiana/12939380-401/story.html <![CDATA[ Boys Track and Field: A bitter ending for Bowman’s Cornelius Strickland ]]>
BLOOMINGTON — How fickle sports can be. For Bowman senior Cornelius Strickland, his high school season was supposed to end with state titles in the 100 and 200. Instead, it ended with a bitter lap, a standing ovation from the fans in the stands at Saturday’s IHSAA Boys Track and Field State Finals as a pulled hamstring ended Strickland’s bid for gold. … ]]>
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<![CDATA[ Baseball: Hebron’s Cody Hayes no-hits Bishop Noll ]]>
After watching his team drop a 10-0, six-inning defeat at the hands of Hebron in the semifinals of Saturday afternoon’s Class 2A Whiting Regional, Bishop Noll coach Paul Wirtz admitted that it was one of those days when nothing went right for his team. The Warriors found themselves in a huge hole after the first inning, as the Hawks sent 12 men … ]]>
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