When: 6 p.m. Friday.
Defending champion: Valparaiso.
Favorite: Valparaiso. Darkhorse: Portage.
Advancement: The top two 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 state finals March 16.
Gymnasts to watch: ANGOLA — Alex Nickel. CHESTERTON — Brandi Tuzinski, Jr. CROWN POINT — Hannah Best, Fr.; Natalie Groff, Jr.; Megan Suppan, Sr. HAMILTON — Alex Cool. MERRILLVILLE — 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 Feldsien, Sr.
Fast fact: Chesterton, Merrillville, Portage and Valparaiso have won regional crowns.