Class A No. 1 Wheeler and No. 15 Marquette Catholic advanced to the Class A girls soccer sectional championship at Wheeler with wins Thursday.

The host Bearcats defeated Westville 9-0, while the Blazers edged Bishop Noll 3-1.

Stacy Barron scored twice for Marquette Catholic. Teammate Michaela Jennings also scored for the Blazers (15-3). Nadia Flores had nine saves.

The title game is set for 6 p.m. Saturday.

Covenant Christian Sectional: Boone Grove advanced to the championship match in Class A play. 

Boone Grove defeated Hebron 5-4.

Allison Hano had two goals and an assist for Hebron. Katlyn Cherry and Haley Rokosz also scored for the Hawks.

The Wolves will face the Renseelaer-Covenant Christian winner for the title at 7 p.m. Saturday.

Penn Sectional: LaPorte edged past Mishawaka 1-0 to advance to the championship in Class 3A play.

The Slicers meet the host Kingsmen at 6 p.m. Saturday for the crown.

Boys soccer

Boone Grove Sectional: Andrean shut out Kouts 2-0 to advance to the title game in Class A.

The 59ers will meet today's winner of the Morgan Township-Boone Grove semifinal at 2 p.m. Saturday for the championship.

Girls volleyball

Bishop Noll 25-25-25, Griffith 8-14-8: Bella Kuechenberg had 15 kills, five aces and eight digs to lead the Warriors past the Panthers.


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.