urgent web only Gallery: The Times' best fall prep sports photos Dec 1, 2019 Updated Dec 1, 2019 Facebook Twitter SMS Email Print Save Our favorite photos from a photogenic fall prep sports season in the Region. Andrean at Lake Central football scrimmage Lake Central students cheer on the Indians against Andrean Friday in St. John. Kale Wilk, The Times Penn at Valparaiso football Penn defenders tackle Valparaiso's Tommy Burbee as he surges forward on a gain Friday in Valparaiso. Kale Wilk, The Times Crown Point at Lowell football opener John Alessia III pulls in a Lowell touchdown pass. John J. Watkins, The Times Valparaiso at Chesterton girls soccer Chesterton's Addy Joiner, center, leaps into the arms of teammate Ashlee Bakaitis after scoring on a penalty kick against Valparaiso Tuesday in Chesterton. Kale Wilk, The Times Valparaiso at Chesterton girls soccer Chesterton's Carley Balas, left, grabs a save from Valparaiso's Shannon Catchur, center, and Annelise Rubin Tuesday in Chesterton. Kale Wilk, The Times Warsaw at Michigan City football Michigan City head coach Phil Mason protests a call that Kaydarious Jones didn't quite make it into the end zone for a touchdown near the end of the second quarter Friday in Michigan City. Kale Wilk, The Times Portage/Lowell boys football Portage player Jaivon Gordon on the sideline as the Indians romp Lowell's Red Devils Friday night at Portage. John Luke, The Times Gallery: Warsaw at Michigan City football A Michigan City cheerleader dashes onto the field with a flag after the players prior to the Wolves’ game against Warsaw. Kale Wilk, The Times Girls volleyball - Wheeler at Andrean Andrean's Jillian Moynihan tries to send a kill past the block attempt of Wheeler's Wheeler's Macy Ward on Tuesday. John J. Watkins, The Times Chesterton at Michigan City football Michigan City's Robert Jefferson, right, sacks Chesterton's Chris Mullen on Friday in Michigan City. Kale Wilk, The Times Football - Highland at TF South T.F. South's Michael Smith runs for a gain of 19 yards. John J. Watkins, The Times Football - Michigan City at Valparaiso Under pressure from Michigan City's Antonio Conley, Jr., left, Valparaiso's Matt Tomczak has a pass slip by him. John J. Watkins Football - Lake Central at Chesterton A pass intended for Chesterton's Ben Slatcoff, right, is broken up by Lake Central's Caleb Griffin. John J. Watkins Highland/Hobart football Hobart’s Zachary Vode completes a pass while Highland’s JD Gilmore defends Friday night at Highland. John Luke, The Times Merrillville at Valparaiso football Valparaiso's Matt Tomczak reacts after the Vikings defeated Merrillville 29-28 Friday in Valparaiso. Kale Wilk, The Times Valparaiso vs. LaPorte Boys Regional Tennis semifinals Valparaiso's Calvin McMurtrey stretches to return this volley to LaPorte's Andrew Emmons. John J. Watkins 3A girls soccer sectional: Munster vs. Highland Munster and Highland players collide competing for the ball Tuesday during a 3A sectional at EC Central High School. Kale Wilk, The Times 3A boys soccer sectional: Valparaiso vs. Merrillville Merrillville's Niko Djukic receives high-fives from the stands Tuesday after the Pirates defeated Valparaiso 1-0 during a 3A sectional in Valparaiso. Kale Wilk, The Times 3A boys soccer sectional: Valparaiso vs. Merrillville Merrillville players react with the fans Wednesday after defeating Valparaiso 1-0 during a 3A sectional game in Valparaiso. Kale Wilk, The Times 3A girls soccer sectional semifinal: Munster vs. Crown Point Crown Point's Erin Harrison, left, and Munster's Stephanie Cipowski compete for the ball Thursday during a 3A sectional semifinal at EC Central High School. Kale Wilk, The Times 3A girls soccer sectional semifinal: Munster vs. Crown Point Munster's Anna Castillo, right, heads the ball while Crown Point's Gianna Witte looks on Thursday during a 3A sectional semifinal at EC Central High School. Kale Wilk, The Times Morton at EC Central football Morton's Tirae Spence, left, tackles EC Central's Devin Smith after an incomplete pass Friday in East Chicago. Kale Wilk, The Times Valparaiso/Portage football Portage’s Kody Taylor catches a pass in the end zone as Valparaiso’s Jack Cahill defends Friday night at Portage. John Luke Morton at EC Central football "'87, first class!'" chanted an EC Central alumni group as they made their way through the stands Friday during a game against Morton in East Chicago. Kale Wilk, The Times Hebron cross country Sectional Crown Point's Jaelyn Burgos, left, and Maddie Russin embrace following the girls' race of the Hebron cross country sectional. Burgos finished third and Russin finished second. John J. Watkins Boys tennis semistate: LaPorte vs. Carmel LaPorte's Andrew Emmons takes aim Saturday at Culver. Kale Wilk, The Times Class A girls soccer sectional: Andrean vs. Boone Grove Andrean's Lorena Trujilo, center left, knocks the ball away from Boone Grove's Lexi Darnell, far right, Saturday during a Class A sectional final at Boone Grove High School. Kale Wilk, The Times Football - Chesterton at Merrillville Merrillville's Darius Schultz, right, is pulled down by Chesterton's Kyle McWhirter. John J. Watkins Lake Central at Valparaiso football Valparaiso's Damon Kroeger, right, sacks Lake Central's Mateo Cedano Friday in Valparaiso. Kale Wilk, The Times 3A boys soccer regional semifinal: Lake Central vs. South Bend Adams Lake Central's Sam Egnatz, right, and South Bend Adams' Diego Cubillo compete for possession Saturday during a 3A regional semifinal at Penn High School in Mishawaka. Kale Wilk, The Times Girls Class 3A South Bend Adams Regional semifinals - Valparaiso vs Penn Penn's Amanda Baker, left, and Valparaiso's Aleah Ferngren get tangled up as they chase the ball. John J. Watkins, The Times 4A volleyball sectional final: Crown Point vs. Valparaiso Savana Chacon, center, reacts after a crucial dig to help earn a point for Crown Point Saturday during a Class 4A volleyball sectional final. Kale Wilk, The Times 4A volleyball sectional final: Crown Point vs. Valparaiso Valparaiso's Megan Gatz, right, goes up for the block Saturday during a 4A volleyball sectional final in Crown Point. Kale Wilk, The Times East Chicago/Highland football East Chicago’s Michael Guytin baubbles a pass reception while Highland’s Mason Plebanski, center and Xavier Arce defend Friday night at East Chicago. John Luke Class A girls soccer semistate: Boone Grove vs. Lafayette Central Catholic Boone Grove's Lexi Darnell, center, celebrates after scoring against Lafayette Central Catholic Saturday during a Class A semistate game at Kokomo High School. Kale Wilk, The Times 3A boys soccer semistate: Lake Central vs. Noblesville Lake Central players celebrate their 2-1 semistate win over Noblesville Saturday in Kokomo. Kale Wilk, The Times Crown Point/Penn volleyball Crown Point’s Maddie Banter dives for the ball Saturday in the Class 4A LaPorte Regional final against Penn. John Luke, The Times Crown Point/Penn volleyball Crown Point celebrates point against Penn during LaPorte Regional championship Saturday night. John Luke Morgan Township vs Cowan Morgan Twp.'s Emily Rastovski (3), right, blocks a spike during a Class 1A semistate championship volleyball match against Cowan on Saturday in Frankfort. Evan Cobb, The Times Crown Point vs Hamilton Southeastern The ball slips by Crown Point's Hannah Wold (5) during the Class 4A semi-state championship volleyball match between Crown Point and Hamilton Southeastern at Frankfort High School on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019, in Frankfort. Evan Cobb, The Times Gabriel Sanchez Lowell's Gabriel Sanchez won the boys state cross country title in 15 minutes, 28.7 seconds. Austen Leake, Terre Haute Tribune-Star 3A boys soccer state final: Lake Central vs. Zionsville Lake Central's Jack Bailey (9) collides with Zionsville's Alec McCarty while working to gain possession Saturday during the Class 3A state title game at Fishers High School. Kale Wilk, The Times 5A football sectional final: Valparaiso vs. LaPorte LaPorte's coaches call out to their players Friday during a 5A football sectional final at LaPorte. Kale Wilk, The Times Hobart/Lowell, Football Hobart coaches during game against Lowell Friday night at Hobart. John Luke Warsaw plays at Merrillville in the 6A regional title game Merrillville's Peter Rodriguez, right, slips by a tackle attempt by Warsaw's Thomas Greene on his way to a touchdown Friday at Merrillville's Class 6A Regional match up against Warsaw. John J. Watkins, The Times 2A football regional: Andrean vs. Lewis Cass Andrean's Ryan Walsh eludes Lewis Cass' Tyson Johnson on run in the second quarter Friday night during the 3A Regional at Andrean High School. Jeffrey D. Nicholls, The Times Jeffrey D. Nicholls Andrean plays Eastbrook in the 2A semistate football game Andrean coach Chris Skinner leads the team in a prayer Friday following a loss to Eastbrook in a Class 2A semistate in Marion. John J. Watkins, The Times Valparaiso/Fort Wayne Bishop Dwenger, football Valparaiso’s Tommy Burbee runs for the endzone during the second half against Fort Wayne Bishop Dwenger in semi state football Friday at VHS. John Luke 4A football semistate: Hobart vs. East Noble Hobart's Bobby Babcock, right, is comforted by teammate Jacob Simpson following the team's Class 4A semistate loss to East Noble on Friday in Kendallville. Kale Wilk, The Times 5A football state final: Valparaiso vs. New Palestine Valparaiso's Antonio Osorio, left, manages to pull in a pass while colliding with New Palestine's Ryker Large Friday during the 5A state title game at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. Kale Wilk, The Times Tags Sweeps Community-preps Prep-sports Facebook Twitter SMS Email Print Save View All Promotions web only promotion SLIDESHOW: Who's hiring in NWI? promotion spotlight Are you ready for retirement?