When: Noon Saturday.
Defending champion: Valparaiso.
Favorite: Valparaiso. Darkhorse: Portage.
Advancement: The top three teams, top six place winners in each event plus anyone else who reaches the qualifying standards: Bars – 9.475; Beam – 9.425; Vault – 9.550; Floor Exercise – 9.425; All-Around – 37.300, advance to the Valparaiso Regional on March 8.
Gymnasts to watch: CHESTERTON — Lindsey Campbell, Jr.; Brandi Tuzinski, Jr. CROWN POINT — Hannah Best, Fr.; Natalie Groff, Jr.; Megan Suppan, Sr. LAPORTE — Hannah Sightes, Sr. MERRILLVILLE — Amy Aponte, Sr.; Kristina Goodman, Jr.; Taylor Woods, Jr. MICHIGAN CITY — Ashley Koza, So. MORGAN TOWNSHIP — Kylee Maxwell, Fr. PORTAGE — Mackeznie Barcelli, Sr.; Madison Kurtz, So.; Danielle Solis, Jr. VALPARAISO — Morgan Algozine, Sr.; Emily Crossmer, Sr.; Hannah Erwin, Sr.; Caroline Miller, Fr.; Cylie Miller, So.; Rushelle Miller, So.; Lia Milroy, Fr. WASHINGTON TOWNSHP — Cassidy Feldsein, Sr.
Fast fact: Chesterton, Merrillville, Portage and Valparaiso have previously won sectional crowns.