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Duneland Dots and Dashes: Colby Bullock wins sectional title

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Colby Bullock’s strong senior season on the track keeps getting stronger. In becoming a sectional champion in the 100 meters, Bullock ran a personal-best 10.95 to become Chesterton’s lone individual sectional champion in the meet at Portage. Bullock finished eighth as a junior at the sectional with a time of 11.38 and did so with a back injury that ultimately […]

Career sectional sweep for girls track seniors

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It was clear to Chesterton girls track and field head coach Lindsay Moskalick three years ago that the Class of 2022 was an exceptional one. Everything that has happened since has deepened those feelings. The COVID-19 shutdown wiped out the 2020 track season, so three sectional titles in three years was the best the Trojans could do, and that’s what […]

Chesterton yes, Valpo no in tennis sectional final

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In order to defend its sectional title successfully, Chesterton had to turn back a hungry, revenge-minded opponent that was playing on its home court. The Trojans were up to the task, winning 4-1 at Valparaiso to advance to Tuesday’s regional at Kessling Park in LaPorte, where they’ll face the host school. Chesterton coach Tom Bour sent his No. 1 doubles […]

Lacrosse missionaries spreading the word

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Players and coaches from sports that take place off of the main grid generally can be split into two groups. The first: Territorial types who roll their eyes at outsiders who don’t understand the sport’s nuances and gripe about the lack of attention paid to it while secretly not wanting it to become popular because then their slice of the […]

Scoreboard

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Golf  At Forest Park Chesterton 171, LaPorte 191, Portage 211 Chesterton: Luke Fisher 40, Bo Smith 41, Owen Pilarski 43, Ryan Bakaitis 47, Paul Scott 47. Uebele Invitational At Beechwood Team scores: 1. Warsaw 308; 2. Crown Point 310; 3. Valpa raiso 312; 4. Penn 320; 5. St. Joe 330; 6. Chesterton 331; 7. Highland 350; 8. Andrean 353; 9. […]

Duneland Dots and Dashes: Fowler and Hughes dueling in the discus

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Football teammates in the fall, basketball players in the winter, and weight throwers in the spring, senior Jordan Hughes and junior Isaiah Fowler don’t agree on everything. They do share the opinion that the discus winner in Thursday’s sectional at Portage will be wearing maroon and gold. They predicted the same uniform but different names. “I’m winning,” Hughes said. “He […]

Big throw from a big man on any campus

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The other events had concluded, and athletes, parents, coaches, and various other spectators flocked to the shot-put area just north of the west bleachers of Chesterton’s football stadium. A loud grunt from the biggest man competing at the DAC track and field championship, then a gasp from the crowd, and then a thud as the 12-pound ball dented the dirt. […]

Duneland Dots and Dashes: Kevin Kinel out of ICU

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Retired and esteemed Chesterton High swim coach Kevin Kinel is out of the intensive care unit, according to a May 12 statement released by the high school’s athletic department and approved by the Kinel family. “Coach Kinel is out of ICU, improving and looking forward to rehab,” the statement said. “Please keep, Kevin, Barb and the family in your thoughts […]

Brant Westphal jumps high and far in track return

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The timing of recovering from injuries sometimes leaves athletes little practice time to knock off the rust before getting back to competing. Such was the case for Chesterton High senior Brant Westphal, whose first competition in the outdoor track season came last Thursday in the DAC meet at Chesterton. Understatement alert: The meet went well for Westphal, who last spring […]

CHS golfers seek to avenge loss to Valpo

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Neither the rules of golf nor the minds of golfers have room for erasers. What you shot is what you shot. Period. In a match last week against Valparaiso at Sand Creek’s Lake course, Chesterton sophomore Bo Smith shot a 40. That was just one stroke behind both sides of Valpo’s two-headed monster of Aidan Gutierrez and Rob Politza. It […]


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