Bradley Conrad (113 pounds), Tyler Herring (132), Jacob Beehm (160), Bryce Bailey (170) and Teangelo Rayner (195) had falls for Times No. 1 Portage in a 54-23 Duneland Athletic Conference wrestling win over Michigan City.

The Wolves picked up pins from John Wilcher (220) and David Taylor (138).

Chesterton 43, Merrillville 20: Danny Tolin (113), Ethan Kaiser (120), Brock Ellis (145), Evan Bates (170) and Eli Pokorney (285) posted falls for the No. 2 Trojans. Diego Lemley (182) and Lucas Davison (220) bumped up weights and won for Chesterton. Martin Cruz (106) had the Pirates' sole pin.

LaPorte 71, Valparaiso 6: The Slicers accumulated nine falls and one tech fall on their way to a Duneland Athletic Conference win over the Vikings.

Girls basketball

Westville 92, Hammond Academy 7: Morgan Shreves and Peyton Rodgers scored 16 points each as the Blackhawks (7-4) blasted the Hawks.

Nicole Albers added 11 points and four steals for Westville. Sarah Weston chipped in eight points, seven assists and five steals. Kivi Pender had eight points and seven rebounds. Kaitlyn Griffin racked up seven steals.

Whiting 48, Calumet 25: Emily Balcazar scored a game-high 17 points to lead the Oilers (5-4, 1-1) to a Greater South Shore Conference win.

Desiree Vega added 13 for Whiting.

Boys cross country

Kintzele to Princeton is official: Chesterton's Jakob Kintzele has been accepted to Princeton, where the senior all-stater verbally committed to run during an October visit. "After visiting other schools, I found that Princeton had the best combination of amenities — every run and workout could be done a jog away from the dorms -- I fit in extremely well with the team and the coaches, and I found it to be a place where I didn't need to give up any of the academic strength that I built up in high school," Kintzele said. "I believe that at Princeton I will be able to excel on the national stage in running and be recognized as one of the top students in the country." Kintzele finished seventh at state this season. — Jim Peters

Valpo to hold Athletic Hall of Fame Induction: 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 Friday.

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