Top 10 Sports Articles on Portage.Life in 2019

Top 10 Sports Articles on Portage.Life in 2019
By: Contributor Last Updated: December 22, 2019

We published hundreds of articles on the Portage.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 Portage.Life in 2019!

Cubs and White Sox show strong offenses, while pitching and roster complications leave questions

Chicago baseball has been nothing if not dramatic since the season started a little over a month ago. The Cubs battled their way to first place in the division after a terrible start, while the White Sox welcomed the debut prized prospect Eloy Jimenez only to add him to the injured list a few weeks later.

Portage Indians Varsity Football team honors local veterans and first responders at Hometown Heroes Night game

In a tight game that came down to the last few minutes, the Crown Point Bulldogs managed to eke out a win on the road Friday night, besting the Portage Indians 22-16.

Where to spend NFL Sundays around the Region

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.

2019 Fall Sports Preview: Cross Country

Region high school cross country season is off and running. Runners and coaches have been training all summer and are bringing their talents and hard work to the racecourse. We invited Region high school coaches to share their insights on the upcoming year. The Region has been populated with talented runners for many years, and this year is no exception.

Youth summer golfing community thrives thanks to Northwest Indiana Junior Golf Association

For 17 years, young golfers across Lake, Porter, and La Porte counties have enjoyed accessible, competitive, and supportive sports events, thanks to the Northwest Indiana Junior Golf Association (NIJGA).

A family that coaches together

Keyona Gardner, Assistant Coach for boys track and field at West Side Leadership Academy, and her husband, West Side’s Head Coach Rob Gardner were high school rivals.

Hard work and endurance pay off for IHSAA Boys Track and Field Sectionals Athletes

A few lingering afternoon raindrops couldn’t dampen the spirits of those gathered at Portage High School Thursday afternoon for the IHSAA Boys Track and Field Sectionals.

Valparaiso Vikings and Portage Indians Exemplify the Region’s Basketball Culture at Friday’s Game

When looking back on the most memorable experiences of high school, many people remember squeezing into bleachers with bags of popcorn as they rooted for their favorite team to rebound, dribble, and alley-oop their way to victory. 

Running the Region with Kellyn: great locations for Sunday long runs

There are countless ways to train as a runner. Every individual responds differently to various mileage, workout structures, and strength programs, and what works for one athlete might not work for another. Training plans can be strategically built to match the style of any runner out there, but there’s one workout that is always included, and almost religiously so: the Sunday long run.

Running Relationships

One of the fundamental elements of life is a true connection with others. We look for these friendships through school, work, mutual friends, or family, and over time, find groups that we seem to just belong to, forming kinships that last lifetimes. Perhaps one of the strongest places to form these bonds is in the sport of running. And there are several people here in the region who could tell you why!