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LaPorte Softball Sectional Championship: Crown Point vs Portage

  • 10 photos
  • 5/30/2014
  • Album ID: 1808046
  • Photos by John J. Watkins

DAYLEN HUBBARD, BLOOM HIGH SCHOOL HURDLER BY JOHN SMIERCIAK

  • 9 photos
  • Daylen Hubbard was right there, going hurdle-for-hurdle with Tifonte Hunt across 110 meters final at the Class 3A Homewood-Flossmoor Sectional. The two seniors were the latest example of the century-old rivalry between Bloom Township and Thornton, and the finish line was looming. It was Hubbard, representing Bloom, at the line. Or was it? The finish-line camera proved it was not. Hunt edged Hubbard by one- hundredth of a second with a winning time of 14.28 seconds in a race so competitive, six of the eight finalists advanced to this weekend’s IHSA championship at Eastern Illinois in Charleston. “I knew what I had to do,” Hubbard said. “I knew there were other state finalists (from last year) in the heat. I wasn’t worried. I was supposed to be a state finalist (in 2013) until I was injured. “When I get in the blocks, I try not to think about it, because I’d be scared. It seems like a hundred hurdles. I’m going to get hit or hit one, so I try not to think about my race. Hubbard thought he was the winner until the announcement that Hunt edged him was made. “I thought he won too,” Hunt said. The consolation for Hubbard was in qualifying again for the 3A battle at O’Brien Field. He was seeded 11th last year, but an injured right hip flexor kept him from running his best time in his heat race. He missed the championship race by a third of a second.
  • 5/27/2014
  • Album ID: 1806483
  • Photos by John Smierciak

South Holland Memorial Day Parade

  • 9 photos
  • SOUTH HOLLAND - The South Holland's Memorial Day parade and celebration was held on Monday May 25, 2014.
  • 5/26/2014
  • Album ID: 1805950
  • Photos by Jim Bis

Lansing Veterans Memorial Day Service

  • 7 photos
  • LANSING - The Lansing Airport Veterans Memorial had celebrated Memorial Day services on Sunday May 25, 2014.
  • 5/25/2014
  • Album ID: 1805720
  • Photos by Jim Bis

Lake County Police Memorial service

  • 6 photos
  • Lake County sheriff corrections officers salute on Friday during the Lake County Police department's annual memorial service in Crown Point. Photos by Kyle Telechan
  • 5/23/2014
  • Album ID: 1812717
  • Photos by The Times

Flags on graves of veterans

  • 6 photos
  • LANSING - Lansing Legion members place flags on Oak Glen cemetery graves on Friday May 23 in honor of Memorial Day.
  • 5/23/2014
  • Album ID: 1805168
  • Photos by Jim Bis

IUN Graduation

  • 13 photos
  • 5/15/2014
  • Album ID: 1806345
  • Photos by John J. Watkins

PURDUE COACHES CARAVAN BY JOHN SMIERCIAK

  • 9 photos
  • MERRILLVILLE | Unlike most of the world, Purdue men's basketball coach Matt Painter wants to get old fast. "We need to cultivate that senior and junior leadership like we had in the past," Painter said. "We still don't have any seniors coming back (next season), but we'd like to get old again." At least the Boilermakers are going to get a little grayer at the pivot position. Gary resident A.J. Hammons, who prepped at Oak Hill (Va.) Academy, has agreed to return to West Lafayette for his junior season. "He made the right decision," Painter said of Hammons, who averaged double-figure scoring the last two seasons. "From what we were hearing, he looked to be a late second-rounder, and that usually means time in the (NBA) D-League or being sent overseas. "Coming back gives him a better chance to be NBA ready, but he's got to get his motor running a little more for rebounds. We'd like to see him get at least 10 a game." Painter was one of the featured speakers at the Boilermaker Coaches Caravan, Thursday night at the Radisson Hotel at Star Plaza. Others included Purdue football coach Darrell Hazell, women's volleyball coach Dave Shondell, and former Purdue basketball star and 12-year NBA veteran Brian Cardinal, who is now the assistant director for the John Purdue Club. Hazell, who is entering his season leading the Boilermaker football program, talked about his first four-star recruit, Lake Central senior Gelen Robinson. "He has been on our radar for a while, and we're glad we were able to get him," Hazell said of Robinson, son of former Purdue All-American basketball player and NBA All-Star Glenn Robinson. Ironically, about the sport the younger Robinson hasn't dominated in high school is basketball. He's also a state-champion wrestler and state runner-up thrower in track and field. "Right now, he's got his mind set on playing football for us ... that's what we'll concentrate on," Harzell said of Robinson, who will fill in at linebacker. "He's a great athlete. If he ever decides to wrestle or do track, we'll cross that bridge when it gets here."
  • 5/15/2014
  • Album ID: 1802023
  • Photos by John Smierciak

SOUTHLAND ATHLETIC CONFERENCE MEET BY JOHN SMIERCIAK

  • 11 photos
  • CHICAGO HEIGHTS | It came down to the little things for Crete-Monee en route to capturing the Southland Conference boys track title on Wednesday night. Sophomore LaVall McNulty won discus with a throw of 141 feet, 11 inches, his career best by 20 feet. The Warriors grabbed first and third place in each hurdle race. Senior Quinten Nash won the 200 meters barely a half-hour after being nipped at the wire by Bloom Township's James Harriel in the 400 "Any team victory tonight was kind of unexpected," Warriors coach Brian O'Donnell said. "On paper, we were supposed to lose by 50 points. But some of our guys stepped upy. I wasn't expecting to win conference." Crete-Monee beat Bloom 170-160, in a two-team runaway. Rich East (78) was a distant third. Last year, Bloom beat Crete-Monee by 67 points. O'Donnell didn't need to be reminded.
  • 5/14/2014
  • Album ID: 1801415
  • Photos by John Smierciak

Kickin' It Old School

  • 8 photos
  • 5/13/2014
  • Album ID: 1800626
  • Photos by John J. Watkins
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