The wait is over and let the madness begin! After the March 17 Sunday Selection, the 68 teams for the 2019 NCAA Tournament are set.
After an extremely intense and thrilling regular season, many of the region’s best teams came into the postseason hungry to take home the sectional crown and make a deep run in the tournament.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana’s Duneland, Portage, South Haven and Valparaiso Clubs are offering league registration for Spring Dodgeball. Registration is open now at the Duneland, Portage and Valparaiso Clubs, with the South Haven Club’s registration beginning on March 1. Most of the Club leagues will begin April 9 through May 16; with the Valparaiso Club’s league beginning April 1 through May 4, 2019; and Portage Club’s League beginning on April 8 through May 24. Please see specific Club league information below:
The stakes were high Saturday afternoon as hundreds of high school gymnasts across Northwest Indiana competed individually and as a team at the Girls Gymnastics Sectionals to earn a spot in the IHSAA Regional Competition. Although the high-stakes event brought extreme stress for most, some spectators sat back and enjoyed watching the hard work of each gymnast shine during their performances.
All around the Region, student athletes and coaches are putting in long hours of training and practicing as IHSAA tournaments are quickly approaching. On Saturday afternoon, the swimming and diving teams from around the Region joined together to compete at the Sectional Championships at Chesterton High School.
Let the good times roll. Both the men's and women's Calumet College of St. Joseph bowling teams were in action at the Norse Classic this past weekend, each with their own set of goals. For the Lady Wave, finishing out the season on a strong note was the key, with the men looking for one more solid tournament preformance to get them ready for the last tier one event of the year. Both achieved their goals, as they took home two top two finishes on Saturday afternoon in Kentucky.
Game after game, the boys and girls of the Region’s sports teams show how to face a challenge with grace, grit, and determination. When the Portage Indians walked onto the court Friday night for the varsity boy’s conference game against the Chesterton Trojans, they knew they had their work cut out for them. The Trojans showed up with strong stats and were eager to get to the top of the conference standings. Both teams were unrelenting in their resolve to win, but ultimately, the hard work and fierce spirit of the Trojans brought them to victory with a final score of 70-39.
Inside the Merrillville High School gymnasium on Saturday evening, hundreds of fans were showing support for four teams—Hobart, Kankakee Valley, Michigan City, and Portage—at the annual IHSAA Girls Basketball Sectionals. The gym was so loud with cheers and excitement that many people ended up popping their ears when they left.
The excitement was high and the stands were full at Hobart High School as friends, families, and fans joined together for the IHSAA Mens’ Wrestling Regional Championship.