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NWI OILMEN VS SOUTHLAND VIKINGS IN MIDWEST COLLEGIATE LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES BY JOHN SMIERCIAK

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  • WHITING | Familiarity breeds contempt, and in baseball a lack of familiarity with pitchers often breeds groundouts and strikeouts. Despite the Midwest Collegiate League having only a handful of teams, the Northwest Indiana Oilmen had only seen Southland Vikings starter Brandon White for a lone inning this summer prior to Saturday’s opening game of the best-of-three MCL finals at Oil City Stadium. White, in just his third start of the summer, halted the previously hot Oilmen and took advantage of a big fourth inning by his Southland teammates, and together they beat the Oilmen 7-2 to take a 1-0 series lead.
  • 8/3/2013
  • Album ID: 1687820
  • Photos by John Smierciak

A ceremony remembering Civil War Col. John Wheeler.

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  • A ceremony placing a Civil War marker at the grave of Col. John Wheeler at Historic Maplewood Cemetery in Crown Point. The ceremony is in conjunction with the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg.
  • 7/2/2013
  • Album ID: 1679203
  • Photos by Jonathan Miano

RAILCATS VS WINNIPEG AT THE US STEEL YARD BY JOHN SMIERCIAK

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  • GARY | As is the case in many professional bullpens, laughter, reminiscence, encouragement, tutelage and constant preparation fill the time. Although stories and sunflower seeds spew all night, when duty calls, it’s been no laughing matter. The RailCats entered Saturday’s doubleheader against visiting Winnipeg at U.S. Steel Yard with a record of 16-0 when the starting pitcher exits the game with a lead. “That’s our job,” right-handed reliever Marco Gonzalez said. “Whether it be the seventh, eighth or ninth, we’re coming in to get that hold or that save and hand it on to the next guy.” During a win streak that stood at eight entering Saturday’s extra-inning opener, four of the wins had come by one run. The 16-0 mark remained intact in the first game as starter Will Krout left with the game tied.
  • 6/29/2013
  • Album ID: 1675370
  • Photos by John Smierciak

Lake Michigan Chemical Slick

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  • 6/19/2013
  • Album ID: 1670883
  • Photos by Kyle Telechan

Hobart Graduation

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  • 6/7/2013
  • Album ID: 1669412
  • Photos by Kyle Telechan

WHITING OILMEN VS LEXINGTON SNIPES BASEBALL BY JOHN SMIERCIAK

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  • WHITING | As the ace of the Oilmen pitching staff last summer, it's obvious the team is expecting big things from Crown Point grad Josh Negele again this season. Used mainly in relief as a pitcher at Indiana State this past season, Negele said he was still feeling tight from the college season, and the normally reliable lefty didn't have his best pitches in Wednesday's 5-3 loss to the Lexington Snipes in the home opener. “There was a lot of fatigue today,” said Negele, who led the Midwest Collegiate League with a 1.10 ERA last summer and went 4-0. “I knew I could do more, but my body couldn't take it. It was really frustrating knowing you couldn't do what you can.” Oilmen coach Justin Huisman recognized that Negele was a little tender in his start. “Usually when that happens, your mechanics kind of change a little bit,” Huisman said. “He was kind of falling off and leaving the ball up in the zone more than he usually does. "Usually, his command is a lot better than that. He wasn't quite himself, but he'll take a little time off and see what happens.” Negele ended his outing with four innings pitched, seven hits and three earned runs before being pulled in favor of Joe Cochran, who pitched three scoreless innings.
  • 6/5/2013
  • Album ID: 1665049
  • Photos by John Smierciak

CLASS 2A REGIONAL BASEBALL IN WHITING, IN., BY JOHN SMIERCIAK

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  • WHITING | "It should have been over a lot sooner than it was." That was the first thing uttered by Adams Central baseball coach Dave Neuenschwander. Down 12-4 in the bottom of the seventh, Bishop Noll roared back with five runs in the inning and had another runner on base, but the Warriors' comeback bid fell short 12-9 in the Class 2A Whiting Regional championship Monday night. Four Warriors reached base to begin the wild seventh as Larry Crisler, Tony Cobb, Matt Sandoval and pinch runner Eryk Jones all scored.
  • 6/3/2013
  • Album ID: 1663959
  • Photos by John Smierciak

HIGHLAND REGIONAL TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIP BY JOHN SMIERCIAK

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  • HIGHLAND | Paige Heuer had time for a few mildly superstitious rituals, but the senior Munster tennis player didn’t have many moments to absorb her final prep match in Lake County. That’s the byproduct of a 42-minute, 6-0, 6-0 No. 1 doubles match with partner Nikki Heiniger that went to deuce just once. “We’ve been confident going in and just been really strong as a team, going out and taking care of business,” Heuer said. “Mental toughness is just huge right now.” Munster had its second consecutive regional and 28th overall wrapped up early and rolled to a 5-0 win over Whiting in a rematch of last year’s final to win the Highland Regional championship Wednesday evening.
  • 5/22/2013
  • Album ID: 1659016
  • Photos by John Smierciak

Calumet Council Boy Scouts of America Distinguished Citizen dinner.

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  • Calumet Council Boy Scouts of America honored Times Media Co. Publisher Bill Masterson Jr. as 2013 Distinguished Citizen of the Year during a dinner at at the Center for Visual and Performing Arts in Munster.
  • 5/15/2013
  • Album ID: 1654955
  • Photos by Jonathan Miano

TFS VS TFN IN VARSITY SOFTBALL BY JOHN SMIERCIAK

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  • CALUMET CITY | T.F. South's Daviea Cowans and Cori Reynolds had never hit inside-the park homers. In fact, Reynolds had never hit a round-tripper until Monday, yet alone hit them in consecutive games. But Reynolds hit her second homer in her life and did it the hard way on Tuesday. Like Cowans, she had to hustle around the bases, and it was something she enjoyed. "I just kept running and there was no way I was going to stop," Reynolds said. "I was pretty mad when I came up to bat because I had struck out in the first inning. I just got a hold off a good pitch and drove it." The Rebels had little trouble with their District 215 rivals as they won the South Suburban Blue game 19-3 in five innings. All but two of T.F. South's runs were unearned.
  • 5/7/2013
  • Album ID: 1650671
  • Photos by John Smierciak
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