Nobody did it
better than the Chesterton Boys did.
Trojans won the boys side of the Duneland Athletic Conference All-Sports
Award for the 2017-2018 season, thanks in part to three conference
“I’ve said it 100
times, and I’ll continue to say it, I’ll put our coaching staffs up against
anybody in the State,” Chesterton Athletic Director Garry Nallenweg said.
“Nobody outworks us. We have dedicated coaches and that filters down to our
“We’re very pleased
to be on top of the DAC. It’s a great conference with a lot of great
The Trojans won DAC
titles in Tennis, Swimming and Golf to finish with 27 points and edge
runner-up Crown Point (29.5). Valparaiso (33), Lake Central (44.5), Portage
(45.5), LaPorte (58.5), Merrillville (59) and Michigan City (63) rounded out
in the top half of the DAC in 9 of 10 sports, including runner-up finishes
in Wrestling and Baseball and third place finishes in Cross Country, Soccer
across the board in all sports and excel in some,” Nallenweg said. “The
Duneland Community gets a lot of bang for their buck with our athletic
programs. And we want to continue to do that year in and year out.”
On the girls side,
the Trojans finished fourth overall with 34 points.
Valparaiso won the
All-Sports Award with 30 points, followed by Crown Point (31.5), Lake
Central (31.5), the Trojans, LaPorte (41), Portage (55), Michigan City
(65.5) and Merrillville (70.5).
conference titles in Soccer, Swimming and Gymnastics with a runner-up finish
in Cross Country. Third place teams included Basketball, Softball and Track.
“The girls had a
great year as well,” Nallenweg said. “Year in and year out, we’ll continue
to put the best product we can out on the athletic fields. We’re competitive
not only in the DAC, but around the State.”