Lakeshore Sports 219

Daily and weekly updates

Tommy Williams talks with region sports personalities, including coaches, athletes, and reporters. Each week (and sometimes daily), Tommy will fill you in on what's happening beyond the courts and fields of Northwest Indiana.

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 While Purdue won't open tournament play until tomorrow morning, the race for the men's college basketball tournament title continues today with games running all day.  So say a prayer for your bracket(s), and let's talk sports, of which we will actually begin with football and a few talented region stars who have an all star game coming up.

The  NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament draw was yesterday and  Notre Dame and Louisville, featuring a former area basketball superstar player both get top seeds.  And Lakeshore TV superman Wayne Svetenoff talks about how this year's girl's gymnastics state champs have a good chance of repeating.  

The men's college basketball draw is out. See how one Indiana based team is in while another has to settle for the NIT.  And we will  talk about a great weekend for an area gymnastics team and a not so good weekend for area high school hoops.  

The Boys High School Basketball playoffs continued last night. We will talk about who is still in the running for a sectional championship.  We'll also talk about a couple of girls senior basketball players who got some good news yesterday.

Last weekend, Portage wrestler's Jacob Moran (106 lbs.) and Kris Rumph (138) won individual state titles in Indianapolis. Listen up as Moran and Rumph tell their stories on life during and after winning a state title. Plus Indians coach Leroy Vega joins us to talk about coaching a state champion (s) for the first time in his career.

Today on Lakeshore Sports 219, we take a look at the Lake Station boys basketball win over Portage last night. Listen in during our post game interview with Eagles coach Bob Burke.

Want to go to a boys high school basketball game tonight?  We will  give you some of the matchups in this update.  We'll also talk about how the Blackhawks got it wrong on the ice last night, but got it right off of it.  

We'll also talk about a tough loss for Notre Dame in college hoops last night.

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The Girls Basketball playoffs conclude this weekend  with the state finals, and a region team will be a part of it.

The Boys playoff basketball draw came out yesterday....we will talk about that. Plus, some luv for the fab four area wrestlers who brought home state titles.

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The high school wrestling state all academic team was announced yesterday.  Yes, Chesterton's Lucus Davison was a part of it (is there anything that kid can't do)?

A Highland Trojan comes thisclose to getting  a double double in a Trojan win last night.

Chesterton, debatably the best boys basketball team in the region had a five star boys basketball matchup with Hammond last night. Griffith continued it's improvement in boy's hoops last night as well (five straight Panther opponents will back us on that point).

River Forest has a new football coach and someone please answer this question:  WHAT'S UP WITH THE BLACKHAWKS THIS YEAR?

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Portage gets a boys high school basketball win last night, but Notre Dame and Dana Evans and Louisville come up short in college hoops.  And we have a five star matchup in boys basketball tonight.

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It was a huge weekend for a Munster swimmer in the girl's swimming and diving state meet and only one area team get to  prepare for the girl's basketball semistate next weekend.  Speaking of a need to prepare, a Gary born women's college basketball player and her team are preparing for a huge matchup tonight.  

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Class 4A  Lake Central loses to Penn 43-41.

Class 3A  West Side loses to Northwestern 61-23

Class 2A  Bishop Noll loses to Central Noble 48-36

Class 1A  Marquette Catholic WINS over North White 32-19. The Blazers are the only region team left in the tournament.

Scores courtesy of the IHSAA website.

Finals in Girl's Regional Basketball..

4A  Lake Central 57  Kankakee Valley 41 (Indians play Penn tonight for regional title at Laporte).

3A  Gary West Side 55 Knox 45 (Cougars play state #1 Northwestern for regional title at Twin Lakes).

21  Bishop Noll 65 North Judson 54 (Warriors play Central Noble for regional title at Winamac).

1A  Marquette Catholic 68 Oregon Davis 42 (Blazers plays North White for regional title at Caston).   Scores courtesy of the IHSAA website.

Lake Central wins their Class 4A  Laporte Regional semifinal over Kankakee Valley  57-41......In Class 1A Marquete Catholic wins big over Oregon Davis 68-42 in the Caston Regional.  

Scores courtesy of the IHSAA website.  

It's been five-plus days since Gary Lighthouse lost to Gary West Side in a hotly contested Gary Sectional final game and although Lighthouse coach Thomas Smith says he has moved on from that loss, he still has a few things to say about a problem he had with that defeat which led to the subsequent walking off the floor without shaking hands with the Cougars after the game (would he do the same thing if given a second chance)?

Only three coaches from Northwest Indiana have led their team's the multiple high school basketball state titles.  Can you name them?  (Jeopardy music starts OK, times up.

Andrean, Valpo, and , Bishop Noll were among the boys basketball winners last night, a couple of Northwest Indiana divers are heading to the Girl's Swimming and Diving state championships Saturday, two other region hoopsters were honored by the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association, and after further review, the Indianapolis Colts are still looking for a head coach....those are the come the details!!!

For the fourth time in five years, West Side wins a girl's high school basketball sectional championship.  This time, they beat Gary Lighthouse 64-60 thanks to 33 points and some clutch fourth quarter free throw shooting by sophomore Dash Shaw.  LIghthouse got a 27 point game by Daijah Smith in what turned out to be her last game for Lighthouse. 

Sophomore Dash Shaw scored 33 points to lead West Side to a 64-60 win over Gary Lighthouse in an exciting Gary Sectional girl's basketball  title game Saturday night.  The Lighthouse loss ended the stellar career of Lion forward Daijah Smith who scored 27 for the Lions and had won sectional titles her previous three seasons with Lighthouse. Lake Central, Knox, Kankakee Valley, Bishop Noll, and North Judson were the other region teams who won sectional titles tonight.

It's been just a little over a week since Morgan Township won the girl's basketball Porter County Tournament. This week's new challenge is winning their own sectional title.  To do so, the Cherokees must beat Gary 21st Century in the semifinals, then face a possible matchup with powerful Marquette Catholic in the sectional final.

In this Prep Sports Report interview from last week, MT coach Scott Adams talks about guard Kelsi Lemmons, the Queen Bee's, and other reasons why this has been a special season for Morgan Township.

Day two of the girl's high school hoops sectionals highlighted Wednesday sports.

Just in case you missed it, here is today's sports including last night's girl's prep basketball sectional scores (courtesy of the NWI Times).

A reminder that tomorrow we will have a report from the Hammond Noll sectionals including interviews with players and coaches.  That's tomorrow, so make sure to visit us again, OK?

The man does have a impressive resume.  Newly hired Hobart football coach Craig Osika had a great high school career at Hobart, continued that greatness at the next level with Indiana University, and had a three year NFL career. Even the most die-hard Hobart Brickie fan has to be impressed with Osika's background, but that same fan also wonders if all of the above will help Osika lead the Brickies to consistent winning seasons.  We talked to Osika about that and about a few other non Brickie issues, including his take on this weekend's Super Bowl.