LaPorte football coach Bob Schellinger was honored by the Colts as the Colts/NFL Coach of the Week on Tuesday morning.
Schellinger was selected after leading his players against Merrillville on Friday night following the death of LaPorte junior linebacker Jake West.
"The strength and courage that Coach Schellinger and his entire team have shown following the the tragic loss of their beloved teammate is truly inspiring," Colts COO Pete Ward said in a news release. "The entire Colts family stands behind the team and the community as they grieve the loss of Jake West and work to carry on his legacy."
Schellinger will receive a $1,000 donation from the NFL Foundation at the conclusion of the season. In addition, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield will contribute $1,000 to LaPorte's athletic fund. — Paul Oren
Valpo-Merrillville game to raise money for American Cancer Society: Merrillville and Valparaiso are partnering Friday with the NFL, Colts, the Indiana Football Coaches Association and the American Cancer Society in a program called "A Crucial Catch."
Both teams will wear their normal school uniforms, with pink accessories. Fans will have the opportunity to make a donation as they enter the stadium. Kickoff is at 7 p.m. Tickets are sale in the Valparaiso athletic office until 3 p.m. each day. Tickets are $6 each.
Source says Punter heading to K.V.: Former Valparaiso coach Bob Punter is expected to be named an assistant coach at Kankakee Valley, where he will assist first-year coach Nate VanDuyne, a source close to the situation said Tuesday.
Punter taught and coached for 38 years in Valpo's system and won 302 games in 18 years as the Vikings head coach. He retired in 2006-07.
He led Valpo to the 1994 state runner-up podium.
In recent years, Punter coached with Bryon Clouse at Lake Station and Hanover Central.
E.C. Central 12, Washington Township 0: Erick Cuevas had three goals and two assists to lead the Cardinals (10-2-1) to the lopsided win. Daniel Castro had two goals and an assist. Erik Beltran had a goal and two assists, as did Francico Torres.
Boone Grove 9, Oregon-Davis 0: Nick Azevedo led the Times No. 4 Wolves (12-2) with two goals and four assists. Austin Aguilera, Matt Wright and David Ooms each had a goal and an assist.
Hebron 2, Covenant Christian 1 (OT): Richie Botts' extra-session goal was the difference as the Hawks (9-5-1) edged the Knights (9-7). Grant Morrow had the other goal for Hebron, while Calvin Tomich made 12 saves.
Justin Dahm scored for Covenant Christian.
Munster 3, Andrean 0: Allyson Goodrich, Rachel Kalbfell and Cami Kekelik each scored a goal to pace the Mustangs (10-2-3, 4-1 Northwest Crossroads Conference) over the 59ers.
Maddie Mandich made 14 saves for Andrean (7-7, 3-3).
Highland 2, Hobart 1: The Trojans got goals from Paige Brown and Priscilla Carvajal in picking up the NCC win. The Brickies' goal came from Camryn Rassbach.
Boone Grove 9, Westville 1: Olivia McCafferty had four goals and two assists as the Wolves (10-4, 3-1) clinched a share of the Porter County Conference title with a win over the Blackhawks. The victory was the 125th of coach Chad Roggow's career. Amy Guerrero and Allie Hall each added two goals.
Cheyenne Hower scored the lone goal for Westville.
Chesterton 4, Andrean 1: Johny Mario won 6-1, 6-0 at No. 1 singles to lead the No. 4 Trojans (10-5) over the 59ers.
Jake Brown picked up Andrean's lone point with a 6-3, 7-5 win at No. 3 singles.
Hobart 5, Clark 0: The Brickies' Sam Wadmon, Jacob Tosch and Joey Tosch swept the singles, and Sharp Marshall and Marc Lind won at No. 1 doubles as Hobart made quick work of the Pioneers.
Highland 25-25-23-25, Lowell 21-8-25-11: Alaina Chacon had nine kills and three aces, and Taylor Ryckman had four aces and 13 digs to lead the Trojans to an NCC win over the Red Devils. Brittany Fowler had three aces and 18 assists, while Morgan Lenhart had 11 kills and Allison Jorsch had 10.
Lowell's Hunter Jusevitch had five aces and 14 digs, while Jordin Page added six kills and 18 digs.
Hobart 21-25-25-8-15, Griffith 25-18-17-25-13: Zoe Wilson's 19 kills and two aces helped the Brickies to a five-game NCC win over the Panthers. Geena Lammertin had 26 assists, and Jessica Parlock had nine kills.
Gavit 25-25-25, Calumet 13-13-9: The Gladiators (15-9) received 13 kills from Vanessa Skierkiewicz, and Amber Earl had 19 assists in earning a win over the Warriors. Ashley Roman was 18-of-19 serving with four aces.
Lake Central 25-25-25, Portage 13-14-17: Brooke Renner had 10 kills and two block kills to lead No. 2 Lake Central (17-6, 9-1) over Portage in Duneland Athletic Conference play. Megan Maletestinic added nine kills.
Portage's Mariah Wright had six kills and 11 digs.
Valparaiso 25-25-25, Merrillville 18-7-21: Noelle Eveland had 13 kills and four aces to lead the No. 7 Vikings to a DAC sweep over the Pirates. Rachel Bontrager added nine kills.
Victoria Gaines had five kills, five assists and four digs for the Pirates. Riana Todd added five kills, nine assists and eight digs.
Morgan Township 25-25-25, North Judson 23-18-15: Courtney Maxwell had six kills and two aces to lead the Cherokees (13-8) to a sweep over the Bluejays. Alison Goetz added five kills.
South Central 25-25-26, Winamac 18-15-24: Katelyn Tucker had 20 assists, leading the Satellites (17-3) to the win. Briana Satoski had nine kills, five digs and four blocks, while Kaitlyn Jackson added seven kills and six digs.
Charity event at Thursday’s Gavit match: Gavit will host its annual Breast Cancer Awareness match at 6:30 p.m. Thursday against Morton. All donations will be given to Relay for Life foundation.