We published hundreds of articles on the NWI.Life Sports Section this past year. We were there for banquets, championships, and game coverage in 2019. With so much to choose from, we knew it would be a difficult choice, so we rounded up the best of the best for you!
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Without further ado (and in no particular order), here are the Top 10 sports articles from NWI.Life in 2019!
When the Wheeler High School cross country teams lined up at the IHSAA Regional meet last weekend, they had no idea that the race they were about to run would mark their place in history in more ways than one.
September—when Friday Night Lights slowly transition into a Sunday full of NFL football. Fans across the country wake up eager as little kids on Christmas morning, throw on their jerseys, and make a day out of each pressing game.
Many refer to golf as a recreational sport. On the other hand, when thinking of traveling golf, or traveling sports in general, there tends to be a more competitive-based stigma surrounding the term. But what if there was a program that offered both?
When most people think of cross country, they think, “Oh, they just run.” That’s far from the case. Cross country is a sport full of strong relationships that last a life time. Teams around Northwest Indiana and around the country all understand that it takes more than the individual to be great at cross country.
Community members gathered at the new Hammond Sportsplex Saturday afternoon for the 2019 NFL Draft Pick ceremony. People enjoyed a day filled with fun family activities and celebrated with an array of young athletes who dream of entering the National Football League.
The stakes were high Saturday afternoon as hundreds of high school gymnasts across Northwest Indiana competed individually and as a team at the Girls Gymnastics Sectionals to earn a spot in the IHSAA Regional Competition. Although the high-stakes event brought extreme stress for most, some spectators sat back and enjoyed watching the hard work of each gymnast shine during their performances
In the Region, a strong focus is placed on sportsmanship in youth athletics. Northwest Indiana has no shortage of skilled, talented, and dedicated players. However, in order to succeed in athletics and in the real world, students must also learn positive sportsmanship.
The excitement was high and the stands were full at Hobart High School as friends, families, and fans joined together for the IHSAA Mens’ Wrestling Regional Championship.
It was Hoosier Hysteria in a packed Kouts gymnasium, where the Annual Porter County Conference Tournament attracted some of the most hardcore basketball fans in the Region.
Sport is both one of the most unifying and divisive subjects across the Region. It is a community that intensely embraces its high school athletes, and that often leads to the deep rivalries that are common from town to town. Yet the spirit and passion displayed by the athletes on the field are things that everyone can get behind, and that was celebrated at Wednesday’s 73rd Annual Gary Old Timers Athletic Association Banquet.