Gary Police Department’s own Detective Alexander Jones traveled to Los Angeles, California with Team Indiana to compete in the World Police and Fire Games. Team Indiana swept the series 8-0 to bring home the gold. Alexander Jones Sr. is a 15 year veteran of the Gary Police Department and currently...
African American athletes have long been the darlings of American society. It didn’t start out that way, however. Back around the early part of the last century the great Jack Johnson boxed his way to glory. He bucked the system and even flaunted his white lover. Jackie Robinson broke barriers...
The Gary for Life Basketball League has been burning up the court on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Hudson-Campbell Fitness Center. The League’s inaugural season of exciting basketball kicked off on July 13th and will end August 17th. Gary for Life is sponsoring this first youth and adult basketball league...
The Thea Bowman track team competed in their season opener at the De La Salle Institute Indoor Invitational in late February. The invitational consisted of 11 Indiana and Illinois schools. Bowman walked away with the Team Title and won the following events: 55 meter dash (Emijah Davis), 200 meter dash...
By Carmen M. Woodson-Wray, Gary Crusader The family of Kelly Moten is extremely proud of her. Not only because she will be graduating from Emporia State College in Kansas City in May, but because she is the Player of the Year in basketball at Emporia. Moten, a 2012 graduate of Roosevelt...
State Rep. Vernon G. Smith (D-Gary), with co-hosts State Reps. Charlie Brown (D-Gary) and Earl Harris, Jr. (D-East Chicago), along with State Sens. Lonnie M. Randolph (D-East Chicago) and Eddie Melton (D-Merrillville), will hold a public forum at noon, Saturday, March 4 at The Glen Theater, 20 West Ridge...
Dear IHSAA: The recent ruling by the Indiana High School Athletic Association (IHSAA) prohibits every athlete in every sport at Thea Bowman Leadership Academy (TBLA) in Gary, Indiana from competing in state tournaments for the next two years. It also states that no junior or senior athlete can transfer because...
After a career-performance that helped lead the Purdue University Northwest men’s basketball team to its first conference win, junior forward Torrance Johnson has been named the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference Player of the Week. Johnson (Chicago Heights, Ill./ Hope Academy) netted career-highs in both points (34) and rebounds (14) in...
For high school basketball lovers the 2016 Lakeshore Classic Corporate Basketball Challenge was a riveting display of athletic prowess and sportsmanship as teams competed against one another during the Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend. Both boys and girls basketball teams competed for two days in the Gary West Side High School...
DANA EVANS THE star player of the Gary West Lady Cougars continues to dazzle hoop fans with her exploits of the court. Recently she continued her quest to claim the coveted title of Miss Basketball as the Lady Cougars defeated the Lighthouse Charter Girls team in 67-60 overtime victory. Evans...