High School Challenge presented by Northwest Indiana Orthopedic and Spine Center at Methodist Hospitals


GARY, IN – The Gary SouthShore RailCats are proud to announce the return of the High School Challenge presented by Northwest Indiana Orthopedic and Spine Center at Methodist Hospitals as a centerpiece of the spring baseball season in NW Indiana.

The 17th annual High School Challenge will feature 20 games and 37 teams from Illinois and Indiana from April 1st through April 27th. Teams will come from as far east as Michigan City, as far west as Aurora, and as far south as Rensselaer for this unique opportunity. 

The schedule for the 2019 High School Challenge is as follows:

Monday, April 1st

4:30 – Hebron High School vs Valparaiso High School FINAL: Valparaiso 17, Hebron 0
7:30 – Bishop Noll Institute vs Griffith FINAL: Griffith 13, Bishop Noll 6

Friday, April 5th
4:30 – Portage High School vs George Rogers Clark High School FINAL: Portage 5, Hammond Clark 0
7:30 – Thornton Fractional North High School vs Thornton Fractional South High School FINAL: TF South 17, TF North 8

Wednesday, April 10th
4:30 – Wheeler High School vs Hebron High School POSTPONED UNTIL 4/17 AT 4:30PM
7:30 – Rensselaer Central High School vs West Side Leadership Academy FINAL: Rensselaer 16, West Side 1

Friday, April 12th

4:30 – Victory Christian Academy vs Hammond Academy of Science & Technology FINAL: Victory Christian 25, Hammond Academy 0
7:30 – Hanover Central High School vs Lowell High School FINAL: Hanover Central 12, Lowell 2

Saturday, April 13th
Noon – Bishop Noll Institute vs Tinley Park High School FINAL: Tinley Park 6, Bishop Noll 5
3:00 – Calumet Christian High School vs Families of Faith Christian Academy FINAL: Families of Faith 8, Calumet Christian 6
6:00 – Whiting High School vs Merrillville High School FINAL: Merrillville 6, Whiting 2

Monday, April 15th
4:30 – Morgan Township Middle/High School vs Kouts Middle/High School POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER
7:30 – Covenant Christian High School vs 21st Century Charter School at Gary FINAL: Covenant Christian 17, 21st Century 6

Wednesday, April 17th
4:30 – Wheeler High School vs Hebron High School FINAL: Wheeler 10, Hebron 0

Friday, April 19th
4:30 – Michigan City High School vs Metea Valley High School FINAL: Metea Valley 16, Michigan City 4
7:30 – River Forest High School vs Lake Station Edison High School FINAL: River Forest 10, Lake Station 0

Monday, April 22nd
4:30 – South Central Junior-Senior High School vs Washington Township Middle/High School FINAL: South Central 3, Washington Township 2
7:30 – Highland High School vs Hobart High School FINAL: Hobart 10, Highland 9

Wednesday, April 24th
4:30 – Lincoln-Way East High School vs Illiana Christian High School FINAL: Lincoln-Way East 5, Illiana Christian 4

Saturday, April 27th
Noon – West Side Leadership Academy vs Theodore Roosevelt College & Career Academy POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER
3:00 – Thea Bowman Leadership Academy vs Victory Christian Academy POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER

Tickets for each game are only $5 and are available at each individual school.

Celebrate the RailCats 18th Season on the South Shore by reserving your favorite seat at U.S. Steel Yard! Opening Day is May 21st! For more information Season Ticket and Mini Plan packages call 219-882-2255 or visit www.railcatsbaseball.com.


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