River Forest had no answer for Max Everaert, at the plate or on the mound, in Tuesday's baseball game.
The Kouts junior went 3-for-4 with a home run, three runs and three RBIs, and struck out 15 while allowing just four hits in the Mustangs' 7-1 victory over the visiting Ingots.
Jake Bekelya was also 3-for-4 for Kouts (5-0), adding two runs and three stolen bases.
Chris Lauderback had two hits for R.F. (3-4).
Andrean 8, Griffith 4: Jimmy Skiff struck out eight in six innings to give the Niners their seventh win of the season.
Joey Plesac went 3-for-4 with two runs and an RBI to lead Andrean (7-0, 4-0 NCC) and Dakota Cooper scored twice.
Matt Colomes had a run and an RBI as part of his 2-for-3 day and Kyle Buikema went 2-for-4 with a run for the Panthers (3-4, 2-2).
Highland 5, Hanover Central 3: Jeremy O'Donnell drove in three runs to lead the Trojans past the Wildcats in nonconference action.
Lake Station 10, Lew Wallace 5: Nick Aguilar drove in three runs and scored two runs to lead the Eagles past the Hornets.
Chris Szoztek walked three times, stole six bases and scored three runs.
Lowell 7, Kankakee Valley 5: The Red Devils (2-3, 1-3) got their first NCC win as Myles Siedenpopf pitched six strong innings and also went 2-for-4 with a RBI. Teammate Jordan Hansen had two hits and scored two, while Dan Garza was 2-for-2 with a RBI. Isaac Hernandez batted in a run for the Kougars (4-4, 1-3).
Hebron 14, North Newton 3: Kyle Joyce singled, doubled and homered, scoring four runs and knocking in two as the Hawks hammered the Spartans in five innings. Hebron's 18-hit onslaught included three-hit efforts by Bryce Hanaway and Drew Wheeler. Donovan Friel and Stephen Doelling (three runs) each notched two hits and batted in three.
Morgan Township 11, River Forest 1: Aurora Rankin got two hits and scored twice to lead the Cherokees (1-1) to their first win. Morgan Lippens and Kari Gourley also scored twice against the Ingots (0-5).
Griffith 5, Clark 0: Griffith swept Clark in all five matches, but the Pioneers put up a fight in No. 1 singles, as Sidney Lidster defeated Stephanie Richards 7-6, 6-4.
Lake Central 5, Lowell 0: The Indians (3-0) won all matches in straight sets in defeating the Red Devils (0-1 ).
Bishop Noll 4, Lake Station 1: The Warriors got wins from Andrea Lopez, Alejandra Almendaraz and Selina Baez in singles to open the season with a win. Asia Austin and Annalisa Hernandez also won at No. 1 doubles.
Chesterton 3, Highland 2: The Trojans got wins at Nos. 1 and two singles from Vany Madrigal and Aby Madrigal, but the Trojans' J.J. Lee won at No. 3 singles. Chesterton (2-0) won both doubles matches to get the win.
Valparaiso 155, Marquette 179: Kyle Meihofer and Bobby Jacobs carded even-par 36s at Valpo Country Club as the Vikings downed the Blazers in the teams' opener.
Merrillville 72, LaPorte 60: Terry Jackson won the 100 (11.56) and 200 (24.06), helping the Pirates to the tough Duneland Athletic Conference win.
LaPorte's Scott Schreiber won the long jump with a leap of 21 feet, 2 3/4 inches.
Merrillville 82, LaPorte 50: Airrica Harper won the 100- and 200-meter dashes as the Pirates beat the Slicers in a DAC dual meet.
LaPorte's Elena Lancioni won the 800, 1,600 and 3,200.
News and notes
All-star game at PUC: Purdue University Calumet will host the third annual Northwest Indiana All-Star Classic on Friday at the Fitness and Recreation Center. The boys basketball event will tip off at 5 p.m. with the Future Stars game, followed by the Rising Stars game at 6:30 and the Senior Stars contest at 8.
The Future Stars game will showcase some of the top seventh and eighth grade players from Northwest Indiana. The Rising Stars game will feature the top underclassmen from the area, headlined by Bowman Academy’s Justin King and Davon Dillard and Lake Central’s Tyler Wideman.
The Senior Stars game includes Andrean’s Nick Davidson, Merrillville’s B.J. Jenkins, Munster’s Nate Bubash and Mike Schlotman and Lew Wallace’s Charles Cooper.
Waisnora to be honored by IBCA: Official Mike Waisnora will be recognized with the Roy Gardner Award by the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association at its spring clinic April 23 at Lawrence North High School.
Waisnora, a Munster and Purdue graduate, has been a licensed official for 38 seasons. He has worked 35 boys sectionals, 23 boys regionals, 12 boys semistates, six boys state finals and six girls state finals. Waisnora has been a member of the Lake County Officials Association for 38 years and was a member of the Calumet Officials Association for 36 years.
Dietrich to receive Cato Award: Crown Point's Christopher Dietrich is among 12 Indiana high school athletes who will be honored with the 2013 C. Eugene Cato Memorial Scholarship Awards.
Each individual will receive a $2,500 scholarship for their accomplishments and be recognized Thursday at the Indiana Roof Ballroom in Indianapolis as part of the Brady Sports Achievement Awards established by Methodist Sports Medicine.
Dietrich is ranked second in his class and carries a GPA of 4.6. He has earned two varsity letters in baseball and three in tennis. Dietrich is also the secretary of C.P's Athletic Council, has represented the school at Hoosier Boys State, and is involved in the National Honor Society and the Indiana Academic Super Bowl. He volunteers as a worship assistant at his church, supports service projects to raise money for Juvenile Diabetes research, is involved with the exchange program for teachers, and tutors students in math and science.