He logged the miles
and didn’t mind one bit.
School Athletic Director Garry Nallenweg witnessed both titles Saturday as
the Trojans started the day with an IHSAA Gymnastics Regional title at
Then Nallenweg saw
the Boys Basketball team snap a 32-year drought and win the IHSAA Sectional
title over Valparaiso at Portage.
student-athletes are ambassadors who represent the Duneland Community and
CHS well,” Nallenweg said. “What a great problem we have now. We have
basketball in the Regional and Gymnastics competing for a State Championship
Gymnastics team cruised to its title with a 114.45 team score and will look
for back-to-back State Championships at Noblesville High School.
“They’ve had a
target on their back all year and they continue to perform and get better,”
Nallenweg said. “The coaching staff has done a great job of keeping them
focused and the girls have worked hard. All you want is a chance and they’ve
The Boys Basketball
team was a far more uncertain result after losing 67-39 to Valpo on
“This is Indiana
High School Basketball at its finest tonight,” Nallenweg said. “A sold out
gym with a line outside the door. I’m so happy that our kids got to
The Trojans beat
the Vikings 35-30 in a defensive slugfest and will face Penn at 10 a.m. in
Michigan City on Saturday.
“These are kids
that grew up in Chesterton and they stayed here and won,” Nallenweg said.
“That’s what makes me the most proud. This is a group of kids that grew up
playing here, developed their game and here they are. Fantastic.
“Look at the number
of little kids that are here tonight on this court getting autographs and
celebrating with the team. That’s how I felt in ’68 when that team won.”
The Trojans have
brought home IHSAA Sectional Championship in five sports during the winter
season, including boys and girls swimming, wrestling, gymnastics and boys