From the outside, the hype over region athletics may not seem that exciting, but for the athletes training each day, it’s a huge part of their high school or college careers. While that may not appeal to everyone, it’s exactly what Jackson Long, a senior at Lake Central High School, loves about the area.
The RailCats welcomed members of the Boy Scouts of America to spend the night at the Steel Yard to emphasize the value of fun, family, and friends at their Scout Night Campout and Touch a Truck night.
The Gary SouthShore RailCats (39-30) were unable to complete the three-game sweep in the Lone Star State as the Texas AirHogs (26-42) took Tuesday’s tilt by a score of 5-1. This is the second consecutive series where the RailCats dropped the series finale in attempt of sweeping their opponent.
A complete game performance from Alex Gunn and four RBIs from Wilfredo Gimenez on Sunday night led the Gary SouthShore RailCats (38-29) to a 10-1 win over the Texas AirHogs (25-41) in the series opener. Gary never trailed on the night and scored seven of their 10 runs with two outs.
The Association of Independent Institutions (A.I.I.) is proud to announce the 2016-17 annual administrative award winners. Steve Shepherd, College of the Ozarks, was selected as the A.I.I. Athletics Director of the Year; Anna Villanueva, Indiana University Northwest, was chosen as the A.I.I. Sports Information Director of the Year; and Cathy Courtney, Fisher College, has been named the recipient of the A.I.I. Athletic Trainer of the Year.
The Gary SouthShore RailCats (37-28) used a two-hit shutout to complete the day-night doubleheader sweep over the Salina Stockade on Thursday. Gary scored the game’s only runs in the seventh and have now won three consecutive games.
It was all fun and games Saturday night at the Gary SouthShore RailCats game against the Sioux City Explorers, a game the RailCats dubbed “Blue Line Night,” a night where Northwest Indiana Police, their families, and the community could come together and have a fun night at the game while showing appreciation to those who put their lives on the line to keep everyday citizens safe.
The Purdue University Northwest women’s basketball program showed their dominance in the classroom during the 2016-17 academic year, earning the top GPA in the NAIA after the Academic Top 25 Team Honor Roll was announced by the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association on Wednesday.
Purdue University Northwest made another big step to full NCAA Division II membership with the NCAA’s approval of the athletic department’s advancement to year two of the three-year process.
The 13U NWI Renegades won the Duel by the Dunes Tournament, in Portage, IN, on July 9th. The team went undefeated in pool play to be the top seed and went on to win both the semi-final and championship games. The team had already racked up three separate 2nd place finishes this year so they were fighting hard for this win. Congratulations to the team and their families.