Lindsey Stokes racked up 27 points Thursday to lead Times No. 3 Kankakee Valley over Twin Lakes 73-37 for its ninth straight girls basketball win.
Sarah Martin added 18 points for the Kougars (11-1). Maddie Swart chipped in 12 points. Aubrey Toppen scored eight.
Victory Christian 66, Hammond Academy 42: Ben Lackey poured in 24 points as the Lions took down the Hawks.
Tyler Schmidt added 18 points for Victory Christian (7-1). Jack Carlson chipped in 12.
Covenant Christian 62, Oregon-Davis 59, OT: Chris Beezhold scored 23 points to lead the Knights (6-0) over the Bobcats.
Gavin Heerema and Ben Lins each added nine points.
Wheeler 106, North Newton 58: Aiden Hostetler won the 100-yard breaststroke and 200 individual medley, while Sonny Vitello took the 50 and 100 freestyle to lead the Bearcats.
Hostetler added two more wins on the 200 medley and free relays for Wheeler. Vitello was also on the 200 free relay and swam a leg of the winning 400 free relay.
Wheeler 114, North Newton 67: Lily Graske notched wins in the 100 backstroke and 500 free and swam on the first-place 200 medley and 400 free relays in a Bearcats victory.
Aimee Bolde took first in the 200 free and 100 and was also on the winning 200 and 400 free relays for Wheeler.
Wheeler needs a coach: Wheeler is seeking applications for head coach. Interested candidates should contact Randy Stelter at 219-759-2561, ext. 2237.
News and notes
Valparaiso Hall of Fame ceremony Jan. 20: 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 January 10th. 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.