LOWELL VS WEST SIDE BOYS BASKETBALL BY JOHN SMIERCIAK
LOWELL | It's hard to keep a good man down. It's even harder to keep a great player down.
On Saturday night inside The Pit, Lowell proved it is hard to keep a good team getting better down, beating West Side 67-61 in what is believed to be the program's first win over the Cougars.
“I could go 0-for-20 and if we win I'd be happy,” Lowell senior Zach VanHook said after scoring 30 points. He only scored eight against Valparaiso earlier in the week.
Times No. 9 Lowell (3-1) was 22-of-31 from the field (71 percent) and 21-of-27 from the line (78 percent).
“We'll take it,” Lowell coach Nate Richie said. “We hadn't shot well our first three games. I'm not sure if we've ever beaten them before. No one now remembers the last time.'
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The Crown Point cross country regionals - boys and girls
The Crown Point cross country regionals at Lemon Lake County Park in Crown Point.
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Lowell Red Devils at Munster Mustangs
Lowell Red Devils play the Munster Mustangs in boys prep football. Northwest Crossroads Conference
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LOWELL VS HIGHLAND IN FOOTBALL BY JOHN SMIERCIAK
LOWELL | Lowell’s victory over Highland wasn’t a work of art by any stretch of the imagination, but it was a workmanlike performance by running back George Fields.
The senior speedster churned out 245 yards on 27 carries and three touchdowns at the Inferno Friday night in a 22-0 blanking over an improved Highland.
“The offensive line was opening up holes, and it was just running hard,” Fields said.
The Red Devils improved to 3-2 overall and to 3-0 in the Northwest Crossroads Conference with their third straight win.
You learn how to win ugly tonight,” Lowell coach Keith Kilmer said. “It took them a while to realize that Highland is just not going to come out and lay down for them.
“They played the whole game, and our kids did, too. Our defense played fantastic.”
The Trojans managed just 28 yards on the ground and 131 yards of total offense.
“We were just reading our keys, linemen were separating and ripping and flowing to the ball,” said Dan Garza, who forced a Highland fumble.
Meanwhile, Fields scored his second and third TDs of the game in the second half on runs of 32 and 8 yards.
“We were just keying off what the defense was doing,” Fields aid.