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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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As the old saying goes (sort of), every hog has his day. Unfortunately for the Railcats, the Texas AirHogs, owners of the worst record in the American Association,  had theirs at the Cats expense.  

Last month Kankakee Valley's football coach resigned.  Didn't take long for the Kougars to find a replacement.

All of the above will be discussed.  

One thing we didn't talk about was the Cubs game last night.  San Fransisco walked off with a 2-1 win in 10 innings. 

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Railcat pitcher Daniel Minor did it again.  With the Cats trying to end a four game losing streak,  Minor pitched lights out for the Cats against Sioux Falls yesterday.  Did Minor's outing lead to a Railcat victory?

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Daniel Minor did it again for the Railcats and again a Northwest Indiana OIlmen pitcher is honored. Come to think of it, so was a Lake Central softball pitcher.  We will explain.

Northwest Indiana Times

Guys, we had technical difficulties with sports today, so  we decided to go with plan B.

The Railcats and Oilmen both played doubleheaders yesterday. The Oilmen swept their twin bill with Joliet, winning game one 3-2, then finishing the sweep with a 5-2 win featuring NWI pitcher Christian Howell giving up only three hits while striking out 11.

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He did it again.  Railcat pitcher Daniel Minor proved why he has more wins than any other American Association league pitcher.  The Oilmen hope to get a new winning streak started tonight at home, and we are, what?  Less than two months before the beginning of the prep football season?  And Kankakee Valley is now in the hunt for a new football coach.  All of the above spoken right here.

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The Railcats finished a suspended game with Chicago last night, then took part in the regularly schedule game that featured some heated moments in the seventh inning.  As for the Oilmen, their eight game winning streak ended after a long night at home.  It's baseball, baseball, and more baseball on the sportscast tonight. And speaking of MLB last night, the Cubs lost to the LA Dodgers 7-5 while the White Sox beat Minnesota 6-1.

NWI Times

The Railcats debut a former Japanese major league pitcher tonight (the Cats also picked up a better late than never win yesterday) while the Oilmen will try to extend their team record winning streak.


The Railcats got some good news and some bad news yesterday. Meanwhile the Oilmen have gotten mostly good news the past week and got another thumbs up yesterday. 

And Hobart high school has a new athletic director. All of the above will be discussed right here.  By the way, late final in from last night:  the Cubs lost to the LA Dodgers 2-1.  And no, we can't believe the Cubs got swept by the Reds over the weekend either.


The Railcats finally got the better of a league rival last night while the Oilmen continue beating all comers, and two coaching vacancies have been filled in Gary high school sports. 


Both the Railcats and Oilmen have work to do tonight.  We'll see whether the Cats can get some revenge from last weekend and the Oilman can extend their winning streak.

The NBA draft was yesterday. Who did the Bulls and Pacers pick in the first round?  We will tell you right here.

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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.

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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.

Northwest Indiana Times

It was Ernie Banks who uttered the now famous line 'let's play two today.'  Well, two region teams took that slogan one step further; they won two Saturday during the high school baseball state finals. 

Boone Grove High School

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.

Gary Southshore Railcats

The Railcats scored six runs in the top of the ninth inning against Winnipeg. Easy win for the Cats, right?  Wrong.

The Oilmen get a 'w' and it only took them 15 innings to do it.The Railcats were not so fortunate, though.

And you will hear from the young man who's job it is to pitch Andrean to another state high school baseball championship.  All of the above spoken here.

John Luke / The Times

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?

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.

All of the above will be discussed here.


Time for sports!!!!

And here is your sports for today. Enjoy.

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.

High school baseball had to share the spotlight with the prep track and field conference meets and the return of the Railcats for their 2018 season.   With the help of the NWI Times with all things high school, let's talk sports.

A Griffith Panther has a two homer day in girls softball,  Andrean picks up a big baseball win, and the Railcats are back (but you may have to call off of work to catch their pre season opener. It's an 11:30 start at U.S.Steel Yard. If you plan on doing so, your secret is safe with us).  In the mean time, here's sports.

The prep baseball sectional pairings came out yesterday and we will give you a quickee look at the draw right here (the whole draw, at least for region teams is on a separate link). 

A score we missed on the sportscast:  in college baseball,  Valparaiso lost to Missouri State 6-2.

Promises made, promises kept. Here are the high school baseball sectional pairings courtesy of the IHSAA.  The tournament begins May 23.                                                                            


AT MUNSTER                                                                                   

1. Lowell v. Highland                                                                              

2. Munster v. EC Central 

Prep scores (thank you NWI Times), NFL first round draft talk, and a double win day for Chicago baseball.  All of the above discussed here.

We have high school baseball and softball finals from yesterday, courtesy of the NW Times.  We have some good news for you, the football fan, who are just hungry for anything involving the sport.  And for you who just won't give LeBron the credit he deserves as an 

all time great (geez guys, the man is winning in Cleveland), last night just ruined your night.  Not as bad as how he ruined the Indiana Pacers night.

We have high school baseball and softball final scores (courtesy of the NWI Times)  and a new football coach at Hanover Central.  Lets talk about it.

Oh yeah, there are some things we didn't get in: Cubs beat Cleveland 10-3, White Sox lose to Seattle 1-0, and the Pacers and Cleveland continue their NBA playoff first round series in Cleveland.  The series is tied at two games apiece.

Today we talk about Emily Glover having an all-around A-game for Valparaiso in girls softball yesterday while Mason Diaz had a red hot bat for Wheeler in their baseball game.

And you will hear from Oakland A's pitcher/Andrean grad Sean Manaea (pictured) who was richly rewarded for his no hit masterpiece against Boston Saturday night.