Myranda Harris recorded 10 kills and 23 digs as the Merrillville girls volleyball team knocked off Times No. 3 Hanover Central 25-21, 16-25, 25-22, 25-20 on Wednesday.
The loss was the Wildcats' first since Sept. 12 against Kankakee Valley.
Jaz Talley added 10 kills, and Riana Todd registered 24 assists and six kills for the Pirates.
Boone Grove 26-25-25, River Forest 24-18-14: Caylyn Bellar had eight kills, and Alexis Nuzzo added 17 digs for the Ingots (8-11) in the loss.
Ruby Mioduski recorded 15 kills to lead the Wolves (15-8).
Gavit 25-25-25, E.C. Central 11-18-9: Brianna Mangerson's nine kills and eight aces led Gavit (19-9) to the win. Amber Earl chipped in 19 assists for the Gladiators.
Lowell 25-22-25-25, Wheeler 22-25-19-20: Mallory Slavis was credited with 38 assists and Jordin Page's 19 kills helped lead the Red Devils (11-15) to a win over Wheeler (16-14).
Jodynn Parks led the Bearcats with 12 kills.
South Bend St. Joseph 2, LaPorte 0: Carter Huber made nine stops, but the Slicers were eliminated by the host Indians at the Class 2A South Bend St. Joseph Sectional. LaPorte (8-9) was outshot 12-1.
Highland's Grider among nominees: Highland coach Trent Grider was an honorable mention selection for the Colts/NFL Coach of the Week award for Week 7.
Mike Wilhelm of Yorktown was chosen following his team's 78-49 win over Pendleton Heights. Highland rallied to defeat Griffith 40-36, improving to 4-3, its best record after seven games since 2002.