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Top 10 Sports Articles on NWIndianaLife in 2017


We published hundreds of articles on the NWIndianaLife 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!

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Without further ado (and in no particular order), here are the Top 10 sports articles from NWIndianaLife in 2017!

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Crown Point High School Girls Softball Celebrates 2017 Season with Awards Banquet
The Crown Point girls softball team hosted their 2017 season banquet on Wednesday at the Youche Country Club in Crown Point. Though the banquet is an annual tradition, this year served as a way to celebrate not only the 2017 season, but also their recent win over the Avon Orioles in the state championships.

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Meet the Ladies of the Lake Central Football Team!
Football is traditionally a guy’s sport. For at least one high school in the Region, though, it’s been a proving ground for a couple of tough ladies.

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Indiana Elite FC Breaks Ground On Its New Soccer Complex
The most important aspect of soccer is teamwork, and that team-like atmosphere was evident as team members and parents ran to greet each other with hugs and kisses at the Indiana Elite Futbol Club’s groundbreaking ceremony on May 10.

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#1StudentNWI: Hobart Brickies Winter Athletes Bring Spirit and Success
he Girls of Hobart Swimming made great accomplishments at Swimming Sectionals on Thursday, Feb. 2, as well as Saturday, Feb. 4.

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NWI Trail Runners Thank the Dunes for "Georgia Death Race" Training
It’s bad when one ultrarunner asks ‘Are you from Indiana?’ and their response to your ‘Yes’ is ‘Oh, that stinks.’ Norm Williams was one of the four local runners battling through the trails of Georgia during the Georgia Death Race this past weekend.

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Gary West Side Basketball Player Dana Evans Makes 2017 McDonald's All American Heroes Team
The McDonald’s All American Hometown Heroes, presented by American Family Insurance, made a stop in Gary today to recognize one of the 24 girls selected to play in the 40th Annual All American Girls Game. West Side Leadership Academy senior point guard Dana Evans will represent Northwest Indiana.

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Purdue Northwest Brings Community and Athletes Together at Homecoming Tailgate and Fall Sports Festival
Purdue Northwest constantly seeks to outdo itself, in academics, athletics, and community building. On Saturday, they did just that with their second annual Fall Sports Festival and Homecoming Tailgate at Dowling Park in Hammond, which brought the community together for a showcase of PNW’s best and brightest.

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Lake Central Senior Encourages Region Pride for Student Athletes with #PushForTheRegion
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.

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Gary Southshore Railcats Add New Activities, With More Fun than Ever Before in 2017
Gary Southshore Railcats fans can expect more fun this season than ever before with an improved lineup of festivals, giveaways and other activities that will make the whole family excited for a day at U.S. Steel Yard.

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Hobart vs. Chesterton Boys & Girls Basketball Come Together for "Hoops for a Cure"
What if no parent ever lost a child to cancer again? If no child ever lost a loved one to cancer? Hobart High School, in partnership with The American Cancer Society, hopes to make those sweet dreams a reality.

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