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Chesterton put itself in position for a 19th straight title with its performance Thursday at the LaPorte Sectional girls swimming prelims.

The Trojans captured the top seed for Saturday's finals in eight of the 11 swimming events. Chesterton has the top time in all three relays. The Trojans also took the top three spots in five events.

Jaclyn Klimczak has the top seed in 200-yard individual medley and 100 backstroke. Younger sister Maisyn has the top spot in the 500 freestyle. Olivia Kroeger is the top seed in the 100 butterfly.

Hobart's Emma Wright has the top spot in the 50 and 100 free. Portage's Avery Johnson secured the top seed in the 100 breaststroke.

Munster Sectional: The host Seahorses captured five top seeds at the prelims. Finals are Saturday.

Kay Foley is the top seed in the 200 and 500 free. Lindsey Vanek has the top spot in the 100 back. Munster registered the quickest time in the 200 medley and 200 free relays.

Lake Central earned four top seeds. Maggie DePirro had the top time in the 100 fly and 200 IM. Savanna Spears is the top seed in the 50 free. The Indians also are top seeded in the 400 free relay.

Highland's Rachel Stange is the top seed in the 100 free, while Crown Point's Jordan Artim posted the top time in the 100 breast.

Boys basketball

Hammond 74, Clark 56: Malik Miller scored a game-high 22 points to lead the Times No. 4 Wildcats over the Pioneers in Great Lakes Athletic Conference play.

Amiri Young added 18 points for Hammond. Manny Anderson had 12.

Jeremy Shannon led Clark with 14 points. Corey Clark, Jesse Magee and Darrell Reed each added 10.

Andrean 64, Lowell 53: James Hudson had 17 points to lead the 59ers over the Red Devils in Northwest Crossroads Conference play.

Kyle Ross added 15.

News and notes

Valpo team honored: Valparaiso boys soccer was recognized for its academic excellence by the United Soccer Coaches Association. The Vikings had 13 players earn academic all-state status.

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