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  • Valparaiso's Garry Puetz nominated for College Football Hall of Fame

    Valparaiso's Garry Puetz nominated for College Football Hall of Fame
    Offensive linemen are seldom accused of being athletic. Often they weigh in as pot-bellied behemoths, but Valparaiso University's Garry Puetz contradicted that college football stereotype to earn All-American honors in 1970 and 1971.
  • Former Portage standout Tori Bliss breaks shot put record at LSU

    Former Portage standout Tori Bliss breaks shot put record at LSU
    Portage's Tori Bliss didn't waste any time in the NCAA East Regional at Jacksonville, Fla. On her first attempt, the Louisiana State senior broke the Hodges Stadium shot put record. She topped a field of 48 contestants with a 57-foot, 93.4-inch toss...

    Local Roundup: Craig Fruth headlines MMA card at Hammond Civic Center

    Mixed martial arts returns to the Hammond Civic Center Friday night with Mayhem, a United Combat League pro-am card headlined by local fighter Craig Fruth. A math teacher at Clark High School in Hammond, Fruth has invested six nights a week training...

    Local Roundup: Valparaiso baseball ousted from Horizon League Championship

    It wasn't the conclusion that Valparaiso seniors Spencer Mahoney and Mark Johnson had visualized. After playing important roles on Valparaiso's Horizon League Championship teams in 2012 and 2013, the seniors saw their careers end on Thursday, completing...

    Intentional walk lights fire under Valparaiso's Edwards

    Intentional walk lights fire under Valparaiso's Edwards
    WHITING — When Youngstown State issued an intentional walk to get to Valparaiso junior Jeff Edwards, the 5-foot-7 second baseman took it personally. "I saw they were walking Spencer (Mahoney), and I look over at my dugout and everyone was...