Crown Point boys soccer player Bay Kurtz has officially committed to play for Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va., a NCAA Division I program that competes in the Big South Conference.
Kurtz, a senior captain on C.P.'s undefeated soccer team this season, has tallied 16 goals and leads the team with 11 assists.
Kurtz will lead the Bulldogs (18-0-1) to Saturday's Class 2A Warsaw Semistate semifinal against the host school, which is 14-2-5.
Andrean No. 1 in final poll: Andrean remained Class 3A's No. 1 team in the final Associated Press Top 10 poll. The unbeaten 59ers received 16 first-place votes.
Merrillville remained at No. 7 in Class 6A, while Lake Central received two votes.
Munster moved up to No. 10 in Class 5A; Rensselaer rose a spot to No. 5 in Class 2A, and Whiting jumped a spot to seventh in Class A.
Morton received 18 votes in Class 4A.
Portage sectional tickets on sale: Portage High School will hold advance ticket sales this week for its Class 6A Sectional 2 game against Penn at 6:30 p.m. Friday.
Tickets will be on sale in the East bookstore (Entrance C) from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. through Thursday and 8:30 a.m. to noon on the day of the game. All tickets are $6 for ages 6 and older. There are no passes for postseason games.
Valparaiso sectional tickets on sale: Tickets for Friday's Class 6A sectional game with Chesterton go on sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. through Thursday in the Valparaiso High School athletic office. Tickets are $6.