GIRLS SWIMMING: Chesterton wins 27th DAC championship, continues historic streak


CHESTERTON ‘ Chesterton’s swimming pool is surrounded by history. Decades of accolades, awards and accomplishments line every wall of the venue ‘ reminding even causal viewers that the Trojans are a h’

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Chesterton swimmers and head coach Kevin Kinel, bottom left, cheer on teammates Saturday at the Duneland Athletic Conference Meet at Chesterton High School.

Lake Central’s Paige Bakker competes in the 100-yard freestyle Saturday, at the Duneland Athletic Conference Meet at Chesterton.

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Entering Saturday, Chesterton had won 19 consecutive Duneland Athletic Conference tournaments all under Kevin Kinel and the Trojans were determined to reel in another one.

With its home crowd cheering, and members of the boys program dressed up as mimes to show support, Chesterton dominated the field. The Trojans scored 551.5 points and won 10 of 12 events’ leaving no doubt about who was the best team in the DAC.

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Slicers’ girls swimming making waves

File photo by Zack EldridgeLa Porte junior Chloe Perkins dives at the sectional two years ago. She finished eighth last season in the Chesterton Sectional.

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One year at a time, one place at a time. That’s the mantra for the La Porte girls swim team and head coach John Doty.

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‘This year, we’re led by our captains Abigail Roberts, Kelsey Creager, and Chloe Perkins,’ Doty said. ‘Based on last year’s progress and everyone’s performance at sectionals, we have high expectations for the team this year.’

Creager is the lone senior among those three. She finished 10th in the backstroke and 13th in the 200 IM at the Chesterton Sectional last season, while also being part of the 200 medley relay (sixth) and 400 free relay (fifth).

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HIGH SCHOOL NOTEBOOK: Broughton named All-Stars Games Director

The Henryville volleyball team won the Corydon Central Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 8. The Hornets beat Eastern, the host Panthers, North Harrison and Tell City on their way to the title.’

Former Jeffersonville boys’ basketball coach, and current Jennings County Athletic Director, Mike Broughton has been named Games Director of the Indiana All-Stars for the 2019 edition of the annual series with Kentucky.

Broughton’s appointment was announced last week by Steve Witty, executive director of the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association, the organization that took over managing operations of the Indiana portion of the All-Star series from The Indianapolis Star in 2012. Broughton, who guided the Red Devils to the 1993 state championship, succeeds Charlie Hall as the All-Star Games Director.

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