We published hundreds of articles on the LaPorteCountyLife Sports Section this past year. Banquets, championships, and game coverage of incredible seasons were all fair game in 2017. 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!
Without further ado (and in no particular order), here are the Top 10 sports articles from LaPorteCountyLife in 2017!
Four Individuals to be Inducted into La Porte High School's Hubner Athletic Hall of Fame
The following four individuals will be inducted into the Hubner Athletic Hall of Fame at La Porte High School between the JV & varsity boys basketball games vs Munster on February 24th.
38th Annual La Porte County Family YMCA Triathlon Brings Fitness and Fun to La Porte
The peaceful shores of Stone Lake at Soldiers Memorial Park in La Porte, Indiana once again saw eager competitors converge on the beach to kick off the 38th annual La Porte County Family YMCA Triathlon.
#1StudentNWI: La Lumiere Shines in Fall Sports and More
Fall sports are drawing to a close at La Lumiere, and the boys soccer and football team competed in tournaments at the very close of their season. The boys soccer team only lost one game this year and won the Bremen Invitational in September, a feat no La Lumiere team had ever accomplished.
La Porte High School Traditions of Winning: The Secrets from Head Coach Scott Upp
It’s no secret that the La Porte High School Baseball program has a history of success. Over the past 20 years, they have consistently boasted an excellent record. And this year, they're winning and looking forward to a great season.
16th Annual Tour de La Porte Brings Over 1,200 Athletes to Support Cancer Patients
For the 16th year in a row, over 1,200 athletes from all over the nation came together to support cancer patients and promote a healthy lifestyle at the Tour de La Porte’s Half Marathon Run, 10K Run, and 5K Run/Walk.
MCHS Wolves Football Team Make Way for Michigan City History
If “the strength of the Wolves is in the pack,” as the Michigan City High School football team slogan says, then this year has been a true legacy of teamwork as the Wolves are setting an unprecedented season that many feel will go down as a Michigan City legend.
Briar Leaf Golf Club: Built on Family
For Briar Leaf Golf Club GM and Golf Pro, Jay Williams, golf has always played a big part of his and his family’s life. From growing up loving the game in Springfield, Missouri, to cutting his teeth at courses in the Chicagoland area, and finally setting down roots in La Porte County with Briar Leaf Golf Club, Williams has always sought to share his love for the game with the people and communities with which he’s closest.
La Lumiere Wins DICK’S Nationals Title in 2017
La Lumiere School’s Varsity White basketball team dominated the court in New York City on Saturday, April 1, to claim the DICK’S Sporting Goods High School Nationals championship title with a 70-52 victory over Montverde Academy (Fla.). DICK’S High School Nationals invites the top eight qualifying basketball teams in the country to compete in the tournament.
Purdue Northwest Presents Kids Day Sponsored by McDonalds
Purdue University Northwest invited the community for a family-fun afternoon at its fifth annual Kids Day, sponsored by McDonald's. Before the women’s and men’s basketball games, activities and carnival games were set up for the attending children, like face painting and coloring areas, as well as a surprise visit from Ronald McDonald.
La Porte County Basketball Tourney - Can It Be Resurrected?
Hoosiers are a little happier these days. Varsity girls and boys basketball are now in full swing. Decades ago, the happy feelings peaked with excitement during the LaPorte County Sectional. Every community wanted to see its team win, or to see David topple Goliath, but it was about communities meeting in one place and watching basketball together as much as anything. As the winner advanced to the Regional, everyone hoped they’d represent LaPorte County well.
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