Hundreds of student-athletes are getting ready to put all their practices, 2-a-days, runs, lifts, and studying into practice as they take the fields, courses, and courts throughout the Region and beyond. Give a shout-out to a player or coach who has really been putting the work in this year for a great year to come.
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We talked with Steindler Signs' Tom Steindler about his supreme Cubs fandom, with the hopes he can help deliver World Series rings to the team that broke the 108-year curse.
4,000 runners came to the 2016 Valparaiso Turkey Trot benefitting Porter-Starke Services on Thanksgiving morning and Trevor Mahlmann captured it for Ideas In Motion Media Check out more at nwindianalife.com valpolife.com portagelife.com and laportecountylife.com
Written by Nick Haas, PHS Freshmen Football Coach With about three weeks left in the freshmen football season, I had 4 kids on the team come to me and ask if our manager could score a touchdown on the last play of the 5th quarter of our last game. Our manager is a student who can physically not play football due to circumstances beyond his control (conjoined twin at birth). I spoke with the La Porte coaches before the game and they were very cooperative and helpful in making this happen. They made sure their players didn't touch him while he was running. The players on our team would do anything for our manager and would always try to make sure that he felt part of the team. They really wanted him to experience scoring a touchdown and I know for sure helped give this student an experience he will never forget.
Though PHS students are currently in summer break, we took the time to look back on last year's great year for Indian Sports. To find photos from the '15-'16 season, follow this link: http://photos.ideasinmotionmedia.com/Sports/High-School/20152016
What else is better than an old school rivalry? This past Friday neighboring schools Valpo and Portage once again took on each other, with Portage hoping to break Valpo's cycle of wins.
We put together a quick recap of the game right here for you to catch up on all of your Viking vs Indian needs.
Trains, football games, and wine on flowered plains - oh my. For the second week of October Northwest Indiana didn't slow down a bit. For our Top Five Life Stories this week we go over an appearance of a historic train, La Porte High School's Homecoming game, a ceremony for breast cancer awareness, and a stroll through the gorgeous Serenity Springs.
To catch up on the past week's top fives, take a look at this playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLFHXUvNUP0dBwE5sCnb0Nean2QUdO3mqn
America's favorite summer pastime is in full swing, and within Hammond's borders baseball is a huge activity for the town's citizens. Due to the revamped sports complexes and the various teams that play in them, baseball is alive and well within Hammond. We recently sat down with Hammond Mayor McDermott to talk about baseball, how he's become involved with the sport, and what it means to him to coach the sport. Curious about what LIFE has to offer? Well you can find out on all of our four websites! Get your 24/7 fix of good news straight from valpolife.com, portagelife.com, laportecountylife.com and nwindianalife.com
Our very own Lifers decided to get down and dirty during the 2014 Mudathlon at Graeber Family Farms in Valpo. Tim Moran, Liz Powers, Caitlin Vanlaningham, Jenny Craig and Sandra Schaffer tell us what they thought about the event. We also highlight the race which asks its runners to run 3 miles, go through 40 obstacle courses and, of course, get covered in mud. You can see all of the pictures from this awesome event here at our gallery: http://photos.ideasinmotionmedia.com/Races/Mudathlon-2014/n-k649X/i-BQ3392N There is also an article to go along with the event: http://www.valpolife.com/racing-guide/44037-mudathletes-enjoy-a-mucking-good-time-at-2014-mudathlon
Check out the 2014 Mudathlon Mud Slide - one of several obstacles at this year's race!