The Portage Indians competed against the Merrillville Pirates in the 35th Annual IHSAA Sectional Softball Tournament on Monday night. The Indians jumped on the Pirates early in the game, leading 8-0 in the first inning. They used their first inning triumph to coast to a 14-3 victory.
A few lingering afternoon rain drops couldn’t dampen the spirits of those gathered at Portage High School Thursday afternoon for the IHSAA Boys Track and Field Sectionals.
The Gary SouthShore RailCats claimed left-handed pitcher Braulio Torres-Perez off waivers from the Milwaukee Milkmen on Tuesday. 2019 marks Torres-Perez’s fourth season of professional baseball and third stint with Gary.
As Beyonce says, “Who runs the world? Girls.” At today’s IHSAA Girls Track & Field Sectionals, it was apparent that she is right.
Athletes from ten local schools joined at Chesterton High School to compete. This was the first postseason hurdle to clear for upcoming state competitions. Many of these girls have been working toward this goal since November. For one runner, however, an injury had her sidelined early on.
“I couldn’t even walk,” Steele said.
The Chesterton Trojans won in a defensive game against the Portage Indians in girls softball on Thursday. Both teams showed off a good defense, with the Trojans only scoring in four of the nine innings and the Indians getting no runs the entire game.
“[The Trojans] are a very good offensive team, we need to try and limit them,” said Portage head coach Joylyn Ichiyama before the game, “We need to compete because they are the top of the DAC.”
Under a bright blue sky, eight high school track teams gathered together for the Duneland Athletic Conference Boy’s Track & Field Invitational. Lake Central High School played host to the meet.
Hobart High School senior Elena Polizotto set a new Northwest Crossroads Conference record Tuesday evening with her first place, 11’3” pole vault. She and fellow Hobart athletes competed in the NCC Track & Field Championships alongside representatives from Lowell High School, Andrean High School, Highland High School, Munster High School, and Kankakee Valley High School.
Lake Central took first place out of eight schools on a chilly night at the DAC Girl’s Track and Field Invitational Tuesday evening at Valparaiso High School. All of the events showcased the passion and dedication of the teams and its athletes.
The Valparaiso Vikings rallied behind their pitcher during their Tuesday night duel with the Portage Indians, taking a 6-2 win thanks to timely hitting, and a complete game performance by starter Ryan Troxel.
Chicago baseball has been nothing if not dramatic since the season started a little over a month ago. The Cubs battled their way to first place in the division after a terrible start, while the White Sox welcomed the debut prized prospect Eloy Jimenez only to add him to the injured list a few weeks later.