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Feb 19, 2014 • HOOSIER SPORTS 365
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The girls’ basketball season is down to the high school version of the Sweet 16 this weekend and there promises to be some great semi-final and possible championship match-ups. More

BT&F SECTIONALS: Valparaiso Regional feeder results

May 17, 2013 • by E. Shawn Aylsworth • HOOSIER SPORTS 365
COMPLETED!! Team, individual numbers from Crown Point (Bulldogs 155>#18 Merrillville 119.5/Lake Cent. 108/#20 Hobart 91.5), Highland (#13 Gary West 135>Munster 101/EC Central 79), Portage (Valpo 160>Indians 121/Chesterton 102.5), Rensselaer (Winamac 116.5>Kankakee Valley 110/Bombers 71) More

GT&F SECTIONALS: Chesterton Regional feeder results

May 15, 2013 • by E. Shawn Aylsworth • HOOSIER SPORTS 365
COMPLETE!! Team, individual numbers from Chesterton (Portage 134>Chesterton 130/Valparaiso 89), Highland (Munster 182>Gary West 122/Hammond Noll 68), Kankakee Valley (host Kougars 171>Winamac 100.5/Rensselaer 72.5), Lowell (Lake Central 161>Merrillville 131/Crown Point 81) More

BT&F RANKINGS: Ben Davis jumps from 14th to third in third poll

Apr 17, 2013 • by E. Shawn Aylsworth • HOOSIER SPORTS 365
IATCCC Top 10: Lawrence Central, Hamilton Southeastern, Giants, Center Grove, Avon, Warsaw, Carroll (Fort Wayne), Fishers, Jeffersonville, Gary West More

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Mar 16, 2015 • Chicago Tribune
The Gary West Side High School Class of 1996 will begin planning for its upcoming 20-year class reunion for 2016. Planning meetings will be held from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 25, and Saturday, May 16, at the Brunswick Branch of the Gary Public ... More

As Gary charter wins basketball titles, public schools fall farther behind

Mar 28, 2014 • WBEZ
“I was not going to play Bowman because I knew right away what charter schools were built for: They are built to destroy public school systems,” said John Boyd, a former teacher and coach at Gary's West Side High School, a basketball powerhouse and ... More

Gary's National Black Political Convention, 40 years on

Mar 9, 2012 • WBEZ
The event took place in the gym at Gary's West Side High School, which is now called West Side Leadership Academy. These days the gym hosts high school basketball tournaments — sometimes packed with thousands of fans, parents and players. More

Midwest Prep, E.C. Central roll to wins

Nov 28, 2014 •
GARY | Westville got run over Friday night by an 18-wheeler called Midwest Elite Prep Academy, but the Blackhawks served notice to their Porter County Conference rivals. Tighten that seatbelt. You're in for a ride. Westville dropped the opener of the ... More

20 UNDER 40: Ellis Dumas III

Sep 26, 2014 •
“My primary purpose is to be here and give back to my community.” Dumas graduated from Gary West Side High School in 2004, and then earned a degree in criminal justice, political science and African-American studies from Indiana University-Bloomington. More

Sports program at Indiana State Prison provides needed outlet for inmates

Jun 21, 2014 •
MICHIGAN CITY | Jory Peters played on Gary West Side High School's 2002 Class 4A state championship basketball team that went 23-4 and featured three Division I players. Today, he sits almost unnoticed in a cell block at the all-male Indiana State ... More

Gary, Indiana produces Notre Dame's first Black Valedictorian

Apr 23, 2012 • Milwaukee Courier Weekly Newspaper
This gifted and Black graduate of Gary's West Side High School, according to Michelle J. Nealy in her May 17, 2010 “Diverse Issues in Higher Education” article had no intention of becoming a pioneer at the onset of her undergraduate career. Nealy adds ... More

Charter Schools Steal Basketball Superstars from Public Highs

Apr 23, 2014 • The Nonprofit Quarterly
“I was not going to play Bowman because I knew right away what charter schools were built for: They are built to destroy public school systems,” John Boyd, the former coach at Gary's West Side High School said, though he eventually relented and had his ... More

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