State No. 5 Portage defeated No. 4 Evansville Mater Dei 37-13 to finish third in the Class 3A bracket at the Indiana High School Wrestling Coaches Association Team State Duals in Fort Wayne.
The Indians lost to No. 1 Brownsburg 32-28 in the semifinals as the Bulldogs won the final match at 170 to win.
Portage defeated No. 6 Avon 34-17 and No. 19 Harrison 50-18 in pool matches to advance to the championship bracket.
Brownsburg defeated Perry Meridian 32-26 to win the 3A bracket.
Bloomington South tournament: Chandler Goodwin scored 16 points, but Marquette Catholic lost 63-43 to the hosts.
Joe Andershock added 10 points for the Blazers.
Lowell lost 74-61 to Evansville Harrison, but was able to bounce back with a 70-66 win over Marquette Catholic.
Chris Mantis led the Red Devils (4-7) with a double-double of 23 points and 13 rebounds in the win over the Blazers (2-7). Noah Durr posted 21 points for Lowell. Grant Monix chipped in 12.
Buddy Jaffee had 20 points for the Marquette and Colin Kenney had 16. Andershock had 12 points and nine rebounds.
Wheeler needs a coach: Wheeler is seeking applications for head girls volleyball coach. Interested candidates should contact Randy Stelter at 219-759-2561, ext. 2237.
Valpo to hold Athletic Hall of Fame Induction: On Jan. 20, the Valparaiso High School Athletic Hall of Fame will have an induction ceremony at the Old Town Banquet Center in Valparaiso.
This year's inductees include: Three families (Anselm, Butterfield, O'Neill), four coaches (John Cook, Terry Cox, John Knauff, Lorrie Woycik) and 10 individuals (Jim Arnold, Rob Cavanaugh, Erik Chilian, Micky Mannel-Copeland, Mike Jones, David Knott, Angie Cook-Moon, Joe Otis, Brett Polizotto, Pete Sattler).
There are about 250 tickets left and the last day to buy tickets will be Jan. 10. Tickets cost $35 and are available at the athletic office and will also be sold at all girls' and boys' home basketball games starting today.