The Railcats got a great pitching performance Tuesday night against Cleburne. Did the Cats get a repeat performance on the mound on Wednesday? Remember how the Oilmen began their season? Not very good, but going into their matchup with Joliet, the Oilmen were owners of a five game winning streak. Could they make it six Wednesday?
And was the region well represented on the tennis all state team? Find out all of the above right here.
Cleburne (Texas) and Rafeal Palmiero were in Gary to begin a three game series with the Railcats last night. Could the Cats avoid being starstruck and end their three game losing streak? Meanwhile, the Oilmen got some good news about one of their players being honored by the Midwest Collegiate League. All of the above will be spoken here.
A very familiar face (especially to Cub fans) will play against the Railcats at US Steel Yard tonight, the Oilmen's coach has a new gig, and Gary Lighthouse has a new boys basketball coach. Those are the headlines, details coming up.
Here is our full interview with NWI Times sportswriter Jim Peters. The subject: Andrean v. Silver Creek in the Class 3A state baseball game and how one team has an advantage going into their Saturday matchup.
The Oilmen got off to a good start in their game with Joliet Thursday. Did it lead to a happy finish? Can the region pick up two state champiosnhips in high school baseball over the weekend? NWI Times sportswriter Jim Peters talks about the prep baseball weekend right here.
Andrean has a date with Silver Creek in the Class 3A prep baseball state title game, and after the season 59er pitcher Mike Doolin has had, is there any doubt as to who will start the biggest game of the season?
Railcat Colin Willis has a night to remember at Fargo Morehead, Northwest Indiana has two more chances to win a state title in prep baseball, and it was a good news/bad news weekend for the Lake Central girl's softball team. We'll talk about it right here.
The last time Lake Central played Decatur Central this season, the Indians scored all eight of their runs in the fourth inning to win 8-1. The big inning came into play again in the rematch in tonight's Class 4A girls softball final. The Hawks scored four runs in the sixth inning with the help of two Indian errors to overcome a one run Lake Central lead to win it 5-2,
The Indians scored twice in the sixth to take a 2-1 lead before the Hawks countered with the game deciding bottom of the sixth.
Two out of three ain't bad. Unless you happen to be Chesterton, who lost their prep baseball semistate game today while Andrean and Boone Grove both have dates in Indianapolis after winning their semistate games today.
Boone Grove was a 1-0 winner over Lafayette Central Catholic in the Class 2A semistate at Kokomo. The Wolves have a date with Southridge in next weekend's state final game.
Andrean wins their semistate game beating Jay County 13-2 and will play Silver Creek in the state final Saturday.
Ah, the joys of winning a championship. Thursday night the Washington Capitals and Alex Ovechkin won the Stanley Cup and any day now the Golden State Warriors will win the NBA title. One team in the region also wants a share of the winner's circle and with a win Saturday against Decateur Central, Lake Central will be Class 4A girls softball champions. Today on Lakeshore Sports 219, we will talk with Indians coach Jeff Sherman about the success Lake Central had this season.
We will go with a Western theme for sports today, at least for the Lake Central softball team and the Railcats. The Cats had Gunn and traveled to another win while the Indians, one win away from a Class 4A state title, rely on a Magnificent Seven of senior leadership. And the Oilmen end their losing streak. Guess you can say the Oilmen five game losing streak rode off into the sunset. OK, we agree, that last Western mention was a bit of a stretch, so let's mosey on to sports.
Lake Central is one win away from winning the state title in class 4A girl's softball. Standing in their way is a Decateur Central team who the Indians beat back in April. Hoping for a repeat performance is Indian pitcher Alexa Pinarski who joins us today on Lakeshore 219.
The Railcats get back into the winning column in dramatic fashion, the Oilmen begin a long homestand tonight, and could the NHL season come to an end very soon? All of the above will be discussed right here.
Railcat manager Greg Tagert talks about his team's loss to Fargo Morehead Sunday while the Oilmen are victims of a big sixth inning explosion by Bloomington. In high school sports, Lake Cenral celebrates a winning weekend for their softball team and an Indian track star showed us the best way to celebrate your birthday. All of the above discusssed right here.
It was all quiet on the region sports front yesterday. Weather permitting, that will not be the case at US Steel Yard this evening. The NBA finals kick off tonight while the NHL Stanley Cup finals are now all even. Details coming up.
Talk about a busy Tuesday: you had the girls softball and tennis sectionals (spoiler alert: four of the softball games ended with the same score), girl's regional track, and of course there's the Railcats who played their first road game of the season. And then there's Lake Central who may have had the best day of any one Tuesday. We'll talk about all of the above right here.
Hey, sorry we missed you guys the past couple of weekdays. We had technical difficulties downloading sports, but no such problem today.
Good thing we returned now because yesterday was day one of the prep girls softball sectionals....we will talk about that plus the Railcats have their first road test of the season tonight. Hit the listen button and we will take it from there.
Tuesday was a big day for Chesterton's Austin Peterson, two other area baseball players who drove in six runs apiece in their team's wins, and the Lake Central girl's track team. We'll discuss it right here (with the help in the Northwest Indiana Times).
Boone Grove won their prep baseball game thanks to some clutch hitting down the stretch, Griffith did something to Hanover Central that hasn't been done in five years, and the Railcats used an Sante-Este-BOMB to win their final pre-season home game.
We had some pretty good pitching performances in high school baseball yesterday. We'll talk about that as well as softball finals from yesterday and crown a new champion in the Duneland Conference boys track meet. By the way, big thank you to the NWI Times for the high school scores.