Times No. 5 Bishop Noll played two different teams in a Saturday softball doubleheader and won by the same score, 7-1 over Merrillville and Munster in Hammond.
In the opener against the Pirates, Andie Fremouw struck out eight and fired a one-hitter in Noll's opener. Brittany Anderson had three hits and scored a run, and Erin Mullaney had two hits, scored a run and drove in one. Tori Keilman had two RBIs.
Merrillville (0-1) was led by Chloe Nelson's homer.
In the second game it was the same names. Anderson went 3-for-3 with a double, triple, three RBIs and two runs scored and Fremouw got the win. Elena Sobilo knocked in two runs, and Tori Keilman had two hits for the Warriors. Munster (1-3) was led by Katie Gloff's 2-for-3 performance with an RBI.
Hanover Central 15-14, Marquette 0-0: The Times No. 4 Wildcats (2-0, 2-0) opened their season with a Greater South Shore Conference doubleheader sweep. In the opener senior Ashley Yoways and freshman Marley Hanlon combined to throw a no-hitter, striking out 13 in five innings. Skylar Barnett went 1-for-2 with two RBIs and a run scored. Alexis Mokos went 1-for-1 with three RBIs and a run. Sophie Barbosa scored three runs with two RBIs. Ivey Dawson scored three runs.
Lowell 6, Valparaiso 4: Kristina Rosenbaum went 2-for-4 with two RBIs to lead the Red Devils to the win. Teammate Kaitlyn Marshall went 2-for-3, and Brooke Cummins had 10 strikeouts in picking up the win and also had two RBIs.
Valparaiso's Makayla Ferrari had two hits, and pitcher Kennedy Minko homered.
Clark 5, E.C. Central 3: Rene Zamora led the Pioneers to their season-opening win by going 2-for-4. Louis Kennedy pitched four innings scoreless innings to pick up the win over the Cardinals (0-2).
Portage 10, Northridge 0: The Times No. 4 Indians got a combined five-inning no-hitter from Hunter Kraynak and Kevin Jones.
Chris Klenk and Jacob Bearss were each 3-for-3 for the Indians (2-1), Klenk driving in three runs and Bearss scoring three. Jared Ford was 2-for-2 with two runs, and Sam Schest picked up two RBIs.
Kouts 12, Lake Station 10: The Mustangs (2-0) overcome an 8-0 deficit and eight errors to down the Eagles (0-2). Jake Moore went 2-for-4 with three RBIs, while winning pitcher Tyler Aiken (two RBIs), Dylan Bruce (two RBIs) and Brian Kropp (two runs) all recorded two hits.
Mike Lluellman and Tyler Ramirez each posted two hits and two RBIs for the Eagles.
Highland 8, Washington Township 2: Matt Benninghoff went 3-for-4 with two RBIs to lead the Trojans past the Senators. Konner Stephens singled, doubled and knocked in two runs for Highland, with Jake Winarski going the distance, fanning eight, for the win.
Nathan Line was 2-for-3 for Washington (1-2).
Whiting 4-4, Marquette Catholic 1-6: AJ Veloz drove in two runs, and Matt Dvorscak fanned 11 in 4 1/3 innings as the Oilers took the Greater South Shore Conference opener before the Blazers rallied with a five-run fifth inning to pull out the second game. Isaiah Papineau held Whiting (1-1, 1-1) to one run in 6 1/3 innings of relief for Marquette (2-2, 1-1).
Frontier Tournament: Morgan Township lost 10-7 to North Miami and 9-8 to Clinton Prairie. Zach Bormet and Bo Anderson each registered two hits for the Cherokees (0-2) in the opener, while Connor Martin doubled in the second game.
Jim Johnston Invitational: Host Hobart won the meet with 164 points, 54 better than runner-up Bowman Academy.
Jim Johnston Invitational: New Prairie won the team title with 118 points, followed by host Hobart with 108. Bowman Academy was third (89 points).