Lyric Green scored five goals and assisted on another to power Class A unbeaten and top-ranked Wheeler over Marquette Catholic 7-1 in a sectional championship.

The host Bearcats improve to 18-0.

Stacey Barron scored for Marquette, capping her career with goal records for a season (43) and career (104).

West Lafayette Sectional: The host Red Devils ended the season for Kankakee Valley with a 9-0 win in a Class 2A sectional title match.

Boys soccer

Boone Grove Sectional: The host Wolves advanced to a Class A regional with a 4-0 win over Andrean.

Girls cross country

Gavit Sectional: Winner Kaylee Galvan (20:06.1) paced Munster to the title with 38 points. Lake Central (51), Highland, Griffith and Whiting also advanced. Bishop Noll's Megan Sullivan led individual qualifiers in fourth.

Rensselaer Sectional: Led by the 1-2 finish of Morgan Fleming and Kelsie Weuthrich, the host Bombers edged Morgan Township, 40-46, for the team title. Kankakee Valley (94) and Kouts (100) also advanced as teams. Holly Kuebler of Kouts placed third in 20:28.77.

Boys cross country

Gavit Sectional: Billy Duszynski (16:47.3) topped four Lake Central runners in the top six as the Indians edged Highland, 30-40, for team honors. Munster, Griffith and Whiting also qualified as teams. Enrique Romo of E.C. Central was the first individual qualifier in seventh.

Rensselaer Sectional: Morgan Township posted a score of 23 to claim team honors. Kankakee Valley (42) was second and Kouts (70) third. Trevor Braden of Morgan won in16:37.46, followed by KV;s Trevor Conley and Dean Schmidt. Carson Bakker (fifth) of Covenant Christian headed individual qualifiers.

Boys tennis

Culver Academies Semistate No. 1: Defending state champion Carmel swept Munster 5-0.

The Greyhounds (19-0) also defeated the Mustangs (16-5) in last year's semistate.


Steve has won awards during two different stints at The Times. In addition to being the Prep Beat columnist, he covers football, boys basketball and boys track. He is a long-suffering Cubs fan.

CJ grew up shadowing his father, Jim, at various prep events and now follows in his footsteps as a sports reporter at The Times. A Purdue University graduate, his allegiances lie with the Boilermakers, Cincinnati Bengals and Cincinnati Reds.