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The Mirror

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Alabama State is one of several colleges baseball player Robert Richardson has visited.

College visits crucial for athletes to make informed decisions

Robert Richardson, Staff Writer March 14, 2023

College visits are a big part of the decision process, you get to experience where you could be living the next four years. I’ve had my fair share of college visits with a couple visits being in Alabama...

Athletes prepare for next step with commitments

Myalee Jackson, Staff Writer March 2, 2023

Merrillville is on one of its best runs, and is constantly being surprised by more commitments.  With seven of those commitments being from just the Merrillville Football Team, it is needless to say...

Sister act takes center stage for Merrillville gymnastics

Sister act takes center stage for Merrillville gymnastics

Lloyd Wright, Staff Writer February 24, 2023

What if I told you the past, present, and future of Gymnastics at Merrillville High School are all related?  The assistant coaches for this year’s team both have siblings competing for the Pirates. Merrillville...

NFL player Ryan Neal returning to have jersey retired

February 8, 2023

On Feb. 17th, during halftime of the boys' basketball game against Michigan City, the Pirates will retire Ryan Neal's high school football jersey. Neal who graduated in 2014 currently plays safety for...

David Jr. continues familys wrestling legacy

David Jr. continues family’s wrestling legacy

Robert Richardson, Staff Writer February 8, 2023

For over 40 years, wrestling has been a huge part of the Maldonado tradition. Fast-forward to 2023, Senior David Maldonado Jr. is ranked fourth in state at 132 pounds and trying to reach yet another state...

Coach Diane Roberts is honored by Athletic Director Janis Qualizza before Thursday nights meet.

Gymnastic coach cements 50-year legacy

Omarion Thomas, Staff Writer February 8, 2023

When she was young, Diane Roberts was trained by a retired Broadway dancer in a small dance studio in Hessville and learned to tumble with the help of a retired circus performer. At a young age, she was...

Senior Hannah Robinson competes in a freestyle event.

Swimmers forge special bond in and out of water

Myles Germany, Staff Writer February 5, 2023

With improved individual stats and a new coach, this girls’ swim team worked hard this season for a more positive and team friendly environment. Head Coach Tracilyn Muszalski believes that the attitude...

Freshman making immediate impact on the court

Freshman making immediate impact on the court

Mya-Lee Jackson, Staff Writer January 25, 2023

It's never easy for a freshman to adapt to a varsity competition, but Bryce Peters, a 6-foot  freshman guard has lately proven his ability to compete with the “big dawgs.” Peters started playing...

Senior Ivan Osorio participates in the butterfly event.

Swim team dives in to reach personal bests

Ja'Mare Mitchell, Staff Writer January 25, 2023

For the swim team it’s not all about winning, it's about doing their best and building relationships.  “The best part about being on the team is the bonding,” Senior Ivan Osorio said, “how...

Senior Sandifer works overtime to make recovery a reality

Mya-Lee Jackson, Staff Writer December 19, 2022

It all started at a D1 camp.  Senior Ryell Sandifer experienced the best game of her life, when suddenly she heard a pop. Falling down and getting up with tears in her eyes, she limped to the team...

Boys prepared to prove themselves on the court this season

Myles Germany, Staff Writer December 19, 2022

Although the season started with a loss to South Bend Riley, the boys basketball team has won three straight and is looking to surpass everyone’s expectations. “My goal for the team this year is...

Student-trainers play crucial role for athletic teams

Myles Germany, Staff Writer December 4, 2022

Whether it’s injuries, setting up pregame, or helping out during practice, the school’s student-trainers are faced with a challenging job day in and day out.  “The student-trainers are a very...

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