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So, what do you think of the Highland v. Lowell high school football matchup come Friday?  Our Wayne Svetenoff gives his take on it right here.  

One of the best prep basketball players in the region....check that...the state has apparently made his decision as to where he will go to college.

And the boys soccer poll is out and the region has a number one ranked team.

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Griffith lineman Andrew Davenport talks about what it will take to beat Boone Grove in the Panthers high school football homecoming matchup with the Wolves on sports today.

We'll also talk about Valparaiso taking a step towards winning the girl's soccer Duneland Conference title outright and a huge scoring afternoon for Hebron's Noah Datillo in boys soccer.  

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It was a great Monday for the Chicago Bears, Andrean football coach Chris Skinner, and both the Hammond Morton and Chesterton boy's soccer teams who played one another and yet still kept unbeaten streaks going. 

We will explain.

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Andrean football coach Chris Skinner talks about the 59ers impressive win over Hobart on today's sports.

We'll also talk about good news for Notre Dame and the Indy Colts and not so good news for the Cubs and the Sox.

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Week five of the high school football season features an unbeaten traditional power versus a one loss team that's  also used to winning and features the region's best quarterback.  You'll hear from both team's coaches right here.

And we'll take a look at some of the other top matchups in the region.

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The Northwest Indiana Oilmen choose one of their old players to be their new manager.

Wayne takes a close look at Merrillville-Michigan City prep football.

And the Milwaukee Brewers just won't go away, won't they?

All of the above spoken here.

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It's just like old times.

Hobart is winning in high school football, thanks to a strong running game and a defense that would make former coach Don Howell proud.  

And the unbeaten Brickies  (4-0 under rookie coach Craig Osika) have homecoming coming up Friday against a familiar foe.  Andrean comes to the Brickyard featuring one of the best offenses in the region.

Hobart's Sal Valle joins us to talk about Friday night's big challenge.

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Who is Northwest Indiana's high school football MVP?

That's an interesting question considering we are only four week's into the high school football season, but if we had to vote for one right now, Andreran quaterback  Zack Merrill would be a strong candidate.  

Merrill has put up some impressive numbers in the past three weeks and will lead the 59ers into Friday's big game versus unbeaten Hobart. We'll get his take on the matchup right here.

We've had better sports weekends in the region.

The Railcats gave up one run in two games against St. Paul in their best of five American Asociation playoff series games at home but still were eliminated.

Area Bears fans have yet another reason to NOT like Aaron Rodgers and the White Sox scored as many runs Sunday as the Railcata did Saturday night.  All of the above will be  (painfully) spoken here.

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The Railcats are one loss away from elimination in the first round of the American Association baseball playoffs.  We will talk about how St. Paul held serve in their first two home playoff games against the Cats.

Valparaiso v. Michigan City highlights the fourth week of the high school football season. You'll hear from Wolves coach Phil Mason about his number one concern about the Vikings.

And a legendary girl's basketball coach has been relieved of his duties in Gary.  

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The last time Michigan City and Valparaiso played high school football,it was last year, and it was a classic.  

The Vikings won it with a last second win and you'll hear from Valpo junior quarterback  C.J. Opperman  about this year's matchup.  We'll also talk about how the Railcats baseball playoff opener didn't go very well.

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Talk about a crazy holiday weekend for the Railcats.

Sunday night Gary had a chance to win the Amrican Association North Division title but lost in 16 innings to Kansas City (while leaving a ton of runners on base in the process).

Yesterday the Cats got a second chance to win the division and and as you can see from the photo, faired far batter.

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It's week three of the high school football season beginning tonight with some pretty good matchups in the region (don't we always have good matchups around these parts)?

Crown Point coach Kevin Enright talks about his biggest concern in the Bulldogs matchup with Merrillville plus we'll talk about Purdue's college football season opener last night.

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The Railcats' magic number for making the playoffs was one before last night's game against Sioux Falls.  A win would put the Cats into the post season for the second straight year.

Meanwhile in high school football, Merrillville and their talented defensive lineman Justin Ramsey have a tough Duneland Conference matchup with Crown Point.  Ramsey talks about what should be one of the top games in the region.

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The Railcats are now one win away from a playoff spot, thanks to a huge offense performance at Wichita last night and a little help from our friends across state lines.  

One of the most interesting back and forth rivalries in prep football is Crown Point and Merrillville.  The latest edition of this Duneland Conference duel between the two is Friday and CP running back Scott Mills will give you his take on the match up.

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Today we talk Railcats baseball, Lake Central football, and a pretty good prep basketball player who will stay in the region this year afterall.  

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There was a time earlier in the American Association season that the Chicago Dogs were an easy mark for the Railcats.  Not any more, as the Railcats found out last night.

Come to think of it, it was a good night for baseball in Chicago because the White Sox won their game as well.

We'll talk about all of the above plus update you on a busy night in prep sports.

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A blown 4-0 lead means the Railcats have company at the top spot in the American Association North Division. 

And how about Merrillville's big  week one win over Andrean in high school football last Friday.  Next up on the Pirate schedule: Penn.  Wayne Svetenoff talks about the Bucco's chances against the Kingsmen.

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Choices, choices, choices.

You have a choice as to what to do with your Friday night: you can either go to U.S. Steel Yard to see the Railcats continue their run for the playoffs or you can enjoy week one of the high school football season. And man, do we have some great matchups tonight.  The Battle of Broadway is tonight as is the debut of new coaches including at Hobart, West Side,  and Munster (we wish the new guy the best at Munster but we miss Leroy Marsh already.  And the season hasn't even started yet).

Choices, choices, choices. All good one's if you ask me. 

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Remember two weeks ago when the biggest question surrounding the Railcats was whether they could replace Daniel Minor who was lights out as the Railcats number one starter before he took his talents to the Mexican League?   If the Cats three game set with Winnipeg was any indication, then the answer is yes with just about every Railcat pitcher making major contributions replacing Minor (pun intended).

That would include a four star pitching perofmrnace by Gabe Perez.

We'll also talk high school sports inclding a Griffith boys soccer player who had a huge night.

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Let's welcome back the Railcat offense, which had been in a slump the past week, but reintroduced itself Tuesday night against Winnipeg.  But after losing five of their last six games, did it mean the Cats reintroducd themselves to the win column?

We also have high school sports scores for you, courtesy of the NWI Times.  

Enjoy.

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The Railcats got another great pitching performance last night in their game with Winnipeg, a performance that included something never done before in American Association history.  One problem, though:  the Cat offense continues to struggle which put them in position to lose their fifth game in their last six.

In girl's volleyball, it was Crown Point and Andrean dueling yesterday.

Those are the headlines,  details are two clicks away.

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Drama and baseball.  Let us count the ways.

With the Railcats, it's the race for first place in the American Association North Division, a race which is too close to call after this weekend.

For the Chicago Cubs,  who were down 3-0 in the ninth before they row, row, rowed their Bote to a win.

Welcome to pennant race time in Gary and Chicago.  We will talk about it.

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The Railcats began a huge four game set against St. Paul Thursday night. The Cats got off to a slow start but finished pretty strong in the ninth inning. Was it enough to gain a Railcat victory?

And ladies and gentlemen:  high school football is back with scrimmage action tonight.  We'll let you know who's playing who.

And was that....it could be....it might be....it is!!!! We had an Andrew Luck sighting in the Colts pre season game with Seattle.  

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The Railcats have a huge four game series at St. Paul beginning tonight.  To do well in the series, the Cats need to show improved offensive numbers than what they showed the last two nights.

Case in point:  the Railcats scored all of three runs in the last two games against Lincoln.  The Cats won Tuesday's game. Could the Cats pull off another win Wednesday?

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How close the Railcats came to blowing another great pitching performance.  But instead of what happened Monday night (a 4-3 loss inspite of a great outing by Jeff McKenzie), an equally awesome eight inning job by Gabe Perez was the springboard to a fantastic finish at U.S. Steel Yard Tuesday night.  

And high school sports are officially back (yay!!!!!) with girls prep golf scheduled for today.

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The trophy case for the Northwest Indiana Oilmen just got a little more crowded yesterday.  Speaking of crowds, the top spots in the American Association North division just got a little more cluttered. The Railcats still own first place, but thanks to an off day for the Cat offense last night,  their lead for the top spot in the division just got smaller.  

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The great news:  the Oilmen are Midwest Collegiate League champions.  There is some not so great news attached to that and we will talk about it. 

Things have gone great for the Railcats as well,  and a win over Wichita yesterday would have given them a series victory.  We'll tell you how they did.

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The Oilmen had a chance to punch their ticket to the Midwest Collegiate League baseball finals last night.  A win over Southland would give NWI a series sweep. Meanwhile the Railcats were going for their ninth straight win and a chance to run the table in their seven game road trip.  The good news is that the Cats got some great pitching.  The bad news......(sorry, no spoiler alert).

And pro football returns tonight.

All of the above will be discussed right here.

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All is good on the region front in sports.  Not so good for Chicago.  We'll talk about how the Oilmen are one win away from the Midwest Collegiate League playoff final and how the Railcats messed with Texas again last night.  As far as the night for the Cubs and White Sox? Well, it was a mess.

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