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Updated: September 19, 2019 @ 8:50 pm
A rundown of the Region's top prep sports athletes each week during the 2018-19 year.
Sannito was 1-for-2 with the game-winning RBI in the bottom of the seventh inning to lead Andrean to 2-1 victory over Edgewood in the Class 3A state title game.
Hernandez was 1 for 3 with a double and run scored. He also tossed 1 2/3 innings of relief with a strikeout in a 4-1 loss to University in the Class A title game.
Andrean's Michael Doolin went the distance on a four-hitter with 15 strikeouts in a win over Edgewood in the Class 3A title game.
Rogers was 1-for-3 with a double and the team’s lone RBI in a 4-1 loss to University in the Class A title game.
Callander carded an 84 and 84 to finish tied for 72nd at 166 at the state finals.
Civanich carded a 153 to finish tied for 21st at the state finals.
Pinchok carded and 82 and 81 and finished tied for 62nd at 163 at the state finals.
Gushrowski carded a 160 to tied for 49th at the state finals.
Hernandez was 2-for-3 with a double, two RBIS and two runs scored In the Senators’ 13-8 win over Rossville in the Class A Plymouth Semistate.
Pastroret lost in the quarterfinals of the state singles tournament at Park Tudor High School in Indianapolis.
The freshman advanced to the state semifinals of the singles tournament at Park Tudor High School in Indianapolis.
Lelito was a combined 3-for-5 with two doubles, a home run, four RBIs and 2 runs scored as the Niners defeated South Bend St. Joseph 8-3 in the title game of the Class 3A Griffith Regional and then shut out Yorktown 5-0 at the Kokomo Semistate to advance to their second straight state title game.
Civanich led the Vikings to the sectional title with a four-under-par 66 to take medalist honors.
Pastoret didn’t drop a game en route to two wins and the LaPorte Regional singles title.
Russin finished second in the 800 meters (2 minutes, 08.23 seconds) at the state finals.
Sanchez placed second in the 800 meters (1 minute, 51.723 seconds) and helped the Red Devils place 10th in the 1,600 relay (3:21.17).
She did not drop a game in No. 2 singles wins in the Highland Regional semifinals and finals plus the Culver Academies Semistate 1.
Rivas tossed a three-hit shutout with 12 strikeouts in a 1-0 Class 4A Crown Point Sectional semifinal win over Hobart.
Thomas won the 100 meters (10.83 seconds) and the 200 (22.01) at the Merrillville Regional.
Lemmons was 6-for-10 with three home runs, a double, 10 RBIs and five runs scored over three games to lead the Cherokees to the Class A Westville Sectional title.
Manous was a combined 10-for-14 with two doubles, two home runs and nine RBIs over four wins. He was 5-for-5 with a double, home run, three RBIs and three runs scored in a 14-3 six-inning win over Bremen.
Craycraft won the 800 meters (2 minutes, 22 seconds) and helped pick up wins in the 1,600 relay (4:06) and 3,200 relay (9:46) to help the Trojans win the team title.
Sizemore won the 100 meters (12 seconds) and the 300 hurdles (48.68) to lead Kankakee Valley to the team sectional title.
Nicholson broke the sectional record in the 100 meters (10.73 seconds), won the 200 (22.21) and helped the Trojans finish second in the 400 relay.
Sebb en won the 110-meter hurdles (14.16 seconds), the 300 hurdle (39.63) and ran a leg on the winning 400 relay (42.09) at the Duneland Atheltic Conference meet.
Doolin tossed a perfect game with eight strikeouts while also going 2-for-2 with a double, home run and five RBIs in a 12-0 five-inning win over Beecher to give coach Dave Pishkur his 1,000th career win.
Vukadinovich was 7-for-10 with two triples, a double, five runs and an RBI in three wins. She started the week going 3-for-4 with a double, triple and two runs scored in a 6-1 win over Highland.
Gilliana won the 1,600 meters (5 minutes, 13 seconds) and the 3,200 (11:27.01) at the Duneland Athletic Conference meet.
Vann won the 100 meters (11.34 seconds), 200 (23.14) while also running legs on the winning 400 relay (45.42) and 1,600 relay (3:34.24) to help the Wolves win the Porter County Conference meet.
Williams won the 100 meters (11.46 seconds), 200 (23.0) and also ran legs on the winning 400 relay (44.09) and 1,600 relay (3:23.79) in a DAC triple dual. The Bulldogs defeated Michigan City (101-30) and Valparaiso (69-63).
She was 2-for-3 with 2 home runs, five RBIs, three runs scored in 11-10 win over Highland, 4-for-4 with two doubles in 15-4 five-inning win over Wheeler and 1-for-1 with a double and run scored in a 5-0 win over Hebron.
She was 3-for-5 with two doubles, home run, two runs scored and an RBI in a 10-5 win over Bishop Noll.
Sannito contributed in all three of Andrean’s wins. He had arun scored in 2-1 win over Bishop Noll. He had two doubles, two runs scored and an RBI in a 17-5 win over Crete-Monee. He also was 2-for-3 with two runs scored in an 8-1 win over Lowell.
Mokos was 3-for-3 with two runs scored in a 10-0 win over Whiting. She was also 2-for-4 with a home run and four RBIs in a 13-5 win over Portage.
Hansen had two hits, including a double, and two RBIs in a 5-0 win over Michigan City. He was 3-for-4 with a double and triple in a 10-0 win over Whiting.
Reed became the school’s career leader in home runs with three last week. She was 2-for-3 with a home run in a 13-3 win Michigan City, and then she had three hits, including two homers, in a 13-1 win over Merrillville.
The senior was 2 for 2 with a home run, 3 RBIs and tw runs scored in a 14-4 win over Kouts. He was 2-3 with two runs scored and two RBIs in a 12-1 win over Culver. He also had a home run and picked up the win in a 11-1 victory over LaCrosse.
Snemis had four hits and four RBIs in a 10-0 win over Michigan City. She also was 2 for 4 with three runs scored in a 11-6 win over New Prairie.
The senior went the distance with 13 strikeouts in a 4-2 win over Providence Catholic (Illiois). Earlier in the week, he was 2-for-2 with a double, home run and four RBIs and run scored in a 10-0 win over Kankakee Valley. He also went two scoreless innings with four strikeouts.
Young tossed a five-inning no-hitter vs. Valparaiso, She was also 3 for 3 with a double and two RBIs in the 12-0 victory. She also went the distance with 14 strikeouts in a 9-1 win over Lakeshore, Michigan.
The senior was 2 for3 with a double and two RBIs in a 10-0 win over Valparaiso. She was also 4 for 4 with four RBIs and two runs scored in a 11-1 win over Franklin Central.
The senior allowed an earned run on six hits over 19 innings with 40 strikeouts in three wins. At the plate, she was 7 for 11 with two home runs, two doubles, seven RBIs and six runs scored.
Holtcamp went 2 for 5 with two doubles and tossed six innings of four-hit ball with 11 strikeouts in an 8-4 win over Munster. The next day, he was 2 for 3 with a home run, three runs scored and two RBIs in a 14-6 win over the Mustangs. He had eight strikeouts over 4 2/3 innings in a 12-9 win over Penn.
The freshman was 7 for 12 with eight RBIs and four runs scored in three wins for the Bearcats.
Gessler was a combined 6 for 10 with three doubles and five RBIs to help the Trojans win two of three games in the week. She was 3 for 5 with five RBIs and double in a 11-9 win over Valparaiso in Game 1 of a doubleheader.
Glover was a combined 7 for 13 with a home run, two doubles and nine RBIs as the Vikings finished 3-1 on the week. On the mound, he went the distance, scattering eight hits in a 6-3 win over Highland in Game 2 of the doubleheader. She also tossed five scoreless innings in a 17-0 win nover Michigan City.
He was 2 for 4 with a his first career grand slam in a 11-4 win over Chesterton. He was also 2 for 4 with an RBI and run scored in a 9-2 win over McCutcheon.
Wozniak broke the meet record in the discus (173 feet, 2 inches) and also won the shot put (47-11) at the Culver Military Academy Relays.
Schmack was a combined 6 for 7 with two home runs, a double, six RBIs and two runs scored in two wins for the Satellites. He also tossed six scoreless innings with 13 strikeouts and three hits allowed in a 3-0 win over Wheeler.
Sullivan was 2 for 3 with two home runs, five RBIs and two runs scored in a 12-0 win over Bishop Noll.
Reed was 2 for 2 with two home runs and five RBIs in the Slicers’ 12-2 five-inning win over Michigan City.
Iwinski was 3 for 4 with two doubles, six RBIs and a run scored in the Panthers’ 15-0 five-inning, season-opening win over Kankakee Valley. Iwinski also tossed 4 1/3 innings of scoreless ball with 11 strikeouts to pick up the victory.
The sophomore hit a game-winning, two-run home run in the eighth inning to lead the Kougars past Morgan Township 4-2 in the season opener for both schools.
The senior tied for team high with 16 points, including eight in the fourth quarter, to help the 59ers defeat Linton-Stockton 59-54 for the Class 2A state title.
The sophomore scored 10 of his 16 points during the fourth quarter and overtime periods and provided one of Andrean's biggest baskets in a double-overtime win over Frankton at the Class 2A Lafayette Jeff Semistate. He nailed 4 of 5 free throw attempts during the overtimes and added six rebounds.
Collin Kenney had a game-high 26 points in the Blazers’ 71-70 loss to Andrean in the semifinals of the Class 2A North Judson Regional.
Bugg was sixth in all-around (37.225) to lead the Indians to a program-record third-place team finish at the state finals.
The senior won floor (9.725) and finished second in all-around (38.100) to lead the Trojans to their second straight state title. She also won the mental attitude award.
Burnett scored all 14 of his points in the fourth quarter of a 60-49 win over Westview in the Class 2A North Judson Regional final. He added eight points in a 71-70 semifinal win over Marquette Catholic.
Amanatidis finished fourth in the all-around (37.600) to help Lake Central finish second in the team standings and qualify for the state gymnastics meet.
Ross posted a double-double in three consecutive games to help the 59ers win the Class 2A Lake Station Sectional. His most productive game came in the semifinals when he scored 29 points and grabbed 22 rebounds against Lake Station.
Bush won the all-around at the Valparaiso Regional with a score of 38.475. She also finished first in the floor (9.700).
Eaton denied Valparaiso's Brandon Newman the ball for much of the first half and tied for the team lead with seven points as the Trojans upset the Vikings 35-30 in the sectional final.
Alders was third in the 200-yard freestyle (1:39.11) and sixth in the 100 butterfly (49.58) at the state finals.
The St. John’s recruit had a game-high 26 points and 15 rebounds in 57-36 win over Vincennes Rivet in the Class A state title game. She also had four 3-pointers and three steals.
Adams won the 100-yard breastroke state tile in 54.08 seconds, becoming the first Munster swimmer to win the event.
Amantidis finished tied for first on floor (9.625) and placed second in all-around (38.025) at the Chesterton Sectional.
The Bulldogs freshman won two matches by pin another by major decision and defeated Avon’s Raymond Rioux 6-0 for the 126-pound state title.
Moran won matches by decision, pin and technical fall before defeating Zeke Seltzer of Indianapolis Cathedral 3-0 in the 113-pound state title match.
The senior had nine points in a 61-28 loss to Hamilton Southeastern in the Class 4A LaPorte Semistate.
Nolan had a game-high 26 points to lead the Blazers to a 47-32 win over Northfield at the Class A LaPorte Semistate and a second-straight trip to the state finals.
Klimczak placed second in the 100-yard backstroke (54.33 seconds) and was third in the 200 individual medley (2:01.59) at the state finals.
Emma Wright won Hobart's first swimming state title, finishing in 49.95 seconds to capture the 100-yard freestyle. She also placed ninth in the 50 free (23.46).
Fowler avenged a regional loss to Merrillville’s Drew Bailey by winning the E.C. Central Semistate title at 220 pound with a pin in 1 minutes, .02. Fowler also won his three other matches at semistate by pin.
Bates, ranked fifth at 182, won the E.C. Central Semistate title. He picked up four wins at semistate. He defeated second-ranked Jacob Laplace of Mishawaka in the quarterfinals. He edged No. 4 Andrew Donahue of Culver Academy 5-4 in the title match.
Newman returned to the lineup Friday, notching a double-double of 23 points and 11 rebounds in a 64-58 DAC win over LaPorte. He recorded another double-double a day later, posting 22 points and 11 rebounds in a 68-46 win over Bishop Noll.
Davis had 33 points in a 74-67 win over Chicago Solorio.
The senior broke the sectional record in the 100-yard backstroke (55.23), won the 200 individual medley (2:03.01). She also swam legs on the winning 200 medley and 400 free relays.
Bakker broke sectional marks in the 50-yard freestyle (23.47) and 100 free (51.6) to lead the Indians to their first sectional title since 2004.
Jackson totaled 48 points in two wins for the Cardinals. She had a game-high 31 in an 81-14 win over Clark. Later in the week, she had a double-double of 17 points and 15 rebounds in a 50-47 win over LaPorte.
Bush won all-around (38.45), floor (9.7) and vault (9.75) to help the hosts win the Chesterton Invite. She was also second on bars (9.75).
Alders won two individual events and helped two relays set records, helping Chesterton win its 23rd straight DAC meet. Alders won the 200-yard freestyle (1 minutes, 40.28 seconds) and the 100 butterfly (49.92). He helped the Trojans set a Lake Central pool record in the 200 free relay (1:25.46). Later on, he helped Chesterton set a meet and pool mark in the 400 free relay (3:07.52).
Gerodemos totaled 47 points in two wins for the Bulldogs. He had 27 in Saturday’s 81-53 win over South Bend Washington. He scored 20 in a 67-48 DAC over LaPorte.
Afman won the 100 butterfly, 500 free and was also a member of victorious 200 medley and 400 free relays in a 121-64 win over Lake Central. Later in the week, Afman set a meet and pool record in the 100 fly a meet record in the 500 free and swam legs on the winning 200 medley and 400 free relays to help the Seahorses defend their NCC title.
Braden had a double-double of 22 points and 12 rebounds to lead the Cherokees past LaCrosse 66-52 in the first round of the PCC tourney.
Jackson totaled 75 points and 29 rebounds over three wins for the Cardinals. The highlight of her week was a 37-point, 13-rebound effort in a 55-49 win over West Side.
Cherry totaled 36 points, 11 assists and seven rebounds in a pair of wins in the Porter County Conference Tournament. Also in the 52-46 semifinal win over Boone Grove, she recorded her 1,000th career point.
Lee totaled 31 points in two wins for the Panthers. He had 17 in a 77-57 win over Hanover Central. He added 14 in a 59-56 overtime win over Crown Point.
King won all-around (38.325), bars (9.6), floor (9.8) and vault (9.6) at the Viking Invitational at Valparaiso.
BEAM -- 1. McKeon (V) 9.675, 2. King (SC) 38.325, 3. Malamatos (V) 9.5.
FLOOR -- 1. King (SC) 9.8, 2. McKeon (SC) 9.56, 3. Kendal Wilkinson (L) 9.25.
VAULT -- 1. King (SC) 9.6, 2. Malamatos (V) 9.525, 3. Wilkinson (L) 34.925.
Braden combined for 61 points in two wins. He had 35 points, 10 rebounds and six assists in a 75-64 win over River Forest. He added 26 points in a 53-50 win over LaCrosse.
Austin totaled 93 points in three wins for the Eagles, and surpassed 1,000 points for her career. She had 33 points, six rebounds and three assists in a 71-16 win over Roosevelt. She had 34 points, 10 rebounds and three assists in a 68-51 win over Washington Township. She finished off her week with 26 points, eight rebounds and two assists in a 53-46 win over Calumet.
Wireman totaled 57 points in two games, including 40 in a 121-35 win over Oregon-Davis.
Schmidt totaled 47 points in two wins, including 30 in a 60-23 win over Hammond.
Nolan had 38 points in a 78-55 win over Bishop Noll.
Ross had 30 points in a 69-55 win over Marquette Catholic.
The freshman added 24.3 points per game in three contests at the Twin Lakes Tournament, leading the Bulldogs to the crown. She scored 34 points in a 78-48 title-game win over Indianapolis Cathedral.
Swartz won the crown at the Highland Invitational with a score of 457.50.
Churilla won the 100-yard freestyle in a pool-record 45.97 seconds at the Highland Invitational. He also won the 50 free (21.13).
Nolan averaged 18.5 points over four wins for the Blazers, helping Marquette Catholic win two tournament titles. She had 32 points in a 68-39 semifinal win over Rensselaer at the Kankakee Valley Holiday Tournament.
Braden had 23 points in a 67-65 overtime win over Covenant Christian.
The sophomore had two double-doubles to keep the Warriors unbeaten on the season. She had 30 points and 10 steals in a 73-43 Greater South Shore Conference win over Wheeler. She also had 22 points and 10 assists in a 69-54 win over John Hay in the Hoosier-Buckeye Shootout.
Ehrlich had 19 points to lead Boone Grove over South Central 50-33 and allow the Wolves to take The Kup, the Porter County Conference’s travelling trophy.
Smith had 37 points and seven assists in a 85-76 Greater South Shore Conference win over rival River Forest.
Reed totaled 65 points in two wins, including 38 in a 65-35 win over Hammond.
The Purdue recruit had a combined 97 points and 32 rebounds in three wins for the Vikings. He had 41 points and 11 rebounds in a 74-32 win over Washington Township. He had 32 points and 15 rebounds in a 64-55 win over E.C. Central.
Lins had 58 combined points in two wins, including 40 in a 113-45 win over Oregon-Davis.
She combined for 50 points in three wins for the Satellites. Wolf had 19 points in a 65-32 win over Argos. She had a double-double of 18 points and 10 rebounds in a 58=42 win over Oregon-Davis. She started the week with 13 points and eight rebounds in a 59-14 win over Wheeler.
Martin had 17 points and five assists in an 84-29 win over Hanover Central. Later in the week, she had 21 points, five rebounds and two assists in a 76-22 win over Hobart.
The junior won two individual events and swam on two winning relays to help the Trojans win the Homestead Invitational. Wing won the 50 free (21.9) and the 100 free (47.91). He also swam legs on Chesterton’s victorious 200 and 400 free relays. Earlier in the week, Win won the 50 free (21.76) and 500 free (4:56.77) and swam a leg on the winning 200 medley relay in Chesterton’s 136.5-41.5 DAC win over Michigan City.
Lins scored a combined 53 points in two wins for the Knights. He had 32 in a 72-50 win over Calumet Christian. Earler in the week, he scored 21 in a 75-43 win over Culver Community.
Nolan had a combined 60 points in two wins. She had a career-high 36 in a 74-14 win over Illiana Christian. Later in the week, she had 24 in a 66-36 win over E.C. Central.
Glidewell had a game-high 26 points, including eight 3-pointers, in a 97-69 win over Whiting.
Biggs had a game-high 22 points, including four 3-pointers, in the Satellites’ 54-47 double-overtime win over Porter County Conference foe Kouts.
Kenney combined for 71 points in two wins for the Blazers. He tied his career high with 42 points in an 80-73 win over South Bend St. Joseph. He added 29 in an earlier 69-66 win over Crete-Monee.
Stoddard totaled 33 points in a pair of wins for the Bulldogs. She had a game-high 22 points in an 85-24 win over Lowell. Later in the week, she had a double-double of 11 points and 11 rebounds in a 67-29 Duneland Athletic Conference win over Portage.
Shaw 38 points in a 66-62 win over Chicago Marshall.
Newman had 36 points, 15 rebounds and four steals in a season-opening 76-27 win over Hobart.
Reillo had 26 points in a 83-51 win over Clark.
Nolan had 38 points in a 85-50 win over Michigan City.
McFarrin rushed 29 times for 126 yards and a touchdown In a 35-10 loss to New Palestine in a Class 5A semistate.
Carrothers totaled 49 points in a pair of wins. She had 25 in a 52-39 win over Warsaw at the Duneland-Northern Lakes Classic. She had 24 in a 77-34 win over Andrean.
The 160-pound wrestler had pins in two wins for the Ingots. Mariman won by fall in 1 minute, 18 seconds in a 42-37 win over Lake Station. He had a fall in 40 seconds in a 63-15 win over E.C. Central
Ott totaled 41 points in two wins for the Slicers. She had 24 points and 21 rebounds in a 58-45 win over Glenn. She had 17 points in a 75-47 win over South Bend Riley.
Jackson had a double-double of 25 points and 19 rebounds in a 60-43 win over Lowell.
Wildman rushed 15 times for 85 yards and two scores in a 28-14 Class 4A regional loss to Mishawka. He had scoring runs of 12 and 21 yards.
Sisson totaled 25 points and 17 rebounds in wins over Munster (53-35) and Mishawaka (42-36). She had a double-double of 11 points and 10 rebounds against the Cavemen.
McFarrin rushed 19 times for 222 yards and five touchdowns in a 62-21 Class 5A regional win over Concord. He had scoring runs of 15, 17, 18, 20 and 47 yards.
Barbosa caught five passes for 132 yards and two touchdowns in a 37-19 sectional title win over Boone Grove. He also rushed 11 times for 62 yards, kicked a 27-yard field goal and made four PATs.
Carrothers had a game-high 22 points in 64-19 season-opening win over Hanover Central.
Kurth rushed 30 times for 173 yards and a touchdown in a 21-0 sectional championship win over Penn.
The senior had 51 points in two games at the Lake Central Classic, including 28 in a 65-63 loss to Indianapolis North Central.
Eaton made six saves and helped Chesterton win the Class 3A state championship, 1-0 over Zionsville in overtime.
The senior won the Cato Mental Attitude award after 1-0 loss to Evansville Mater Dei in the Class A state title game.
Boyer was the top local finisher, placing eighth in 18 minutes, 34.2 seconds, at the state meet in Terre Haute.
Sanchez placed second overall (15 minutes, 41.1 seconds) at the state meet in Terre Haute.
Gilliana placed fourth individually in 18 minutes, 36.4 seconds and helped her team place second at the New Prairie Semistate.
Boyer placed second overall, finishing in 18 minutes, 33.6 seconds at the New Prairie Semistate.
The Satellites’ quarterback rushed for 116 yards and four scored and passed for another 122 in a 50-30 win over West Central in a Class A sectional opening-round game.
Whiting's Nino Barbosa rushed 22 times for 243 yards and two scores and added a 40-yard interception return in a 34-7 win over North Newton in Class 2A sectional play.
Eaton scored three total goals, helping lead the Trojans to the Class 3A Goshen Regional title. Eaton tied the championship game with a score in the final seven minutes. In a 3-2 overtime semifinal win over Penn, he scored twice, including the game-winner.
Green totaled five goals and helped the Bearcats win the Class A LaVille Regional title. She had a hat trick in a 5-0 championship win over Argos.
Zamora totaled three goals and an assist, leading the Warriors to the Class 2A Mishawaka Marian Regional crown. He had two goals in the 3-2 championship game win over West Noble.
Boyer won the individual title in 18 minutes, 56.6 seconds, leading the Red Devils to the team crown at the Crown Point Regional.
Acton helped the Vikings win the New Prairie Sectional crown by capturing the individual title in 16 minutes, 24.4 seconds.
Barbosa had four total touchdowns in the Oilers’ 50-0 win over Bowman Academy. Barbosa had a 76-yard kickoff return. He had scoring runs of 26 and 30 yards and caught a 70-yard touchdown pass.
Green totaled five goals and two assists in two games at the Class A Wheeler Sectional. Green had a hat trick in a 10-2 championship win over Bishop Noll. She had two goals and an assist in a 8-0 win over Morgan Township.
Burgos won the individual title in 19 minutes, 18.39 seconds, leading the host Bulldogs to the Crown Point Sectional team crown.
Sanchez won the individual title at the Northwest Crossroads Conference meet, finishing in 15 minutes, 35 seconds. Lowell also won the team title.
James won the Northwest Crossroads Conference meet title in 18 minutes, 36 seconds. The Red Devils also won the team title.
Bullock was the individual winner at the Duneland Athletic Conference cross country meet. She won the race in 18 minutes, 54.28 seconds.
The senior quarterback completed 23 of 29 passes for 347 yards and three TDs. He had scoring strikes of 35, 39 and 63 yards.
Davenport rushed 14 times for 156 yards and six touchdowns in a 61-0 win over Hanover Central. He had scoring runs of 1, 2, 3, 6, 26 and 50.
Kurth rushed 12 times for 141 yards and a touchdown in the Vikings’ 38-7 win over Crown Point. Kurth had a 50-yard scoring run.
Wood became an individual qualifier for the state finals with a 77 at the Lafayette Jeff Regional at Battle Ground Golf Course. She finished third overall.
Cano had four goals and an assist in a 5-1 win over Marquette Catholic.
Merrill (right) was 8-of-10 passing for 175 yards and three touchdowns. He rushed 12 times for 94 yards and three more scores.
Colantuono won medalist honors with an 81 to lead Lake Central to its seventh straight sectional title.
Joiner totaled nine goals and an assist in three wins for the Trojans. She had two goals in a 3-2 Duneland Athletic Conference win over Lake Central. She had four goals and an assist in a 6-0 win over Kankakee Valley. She finished the week with a hat trick in a 3-0 win over Highland.
Vann rushed 32 times for 227 yard and three touchdowns in the Wolves’ 41-26 win over Hanover Central. Vann scored from 46, 16 and 8 yards.
Connelly had four goals in a 6-2 win over Washington Township. Earlier, he had a hat trick in a 7-3 win over Hebron.
Horin had 12 kills in a 25-16, 25-13, 25-20 win over Andrean. She had 15 kills and five digs in a 18-25, 25-20, 25-16, 16-25, 15-7 win over Bishop Noll.
Aldrich was medalist at the Pat Ford Invitational at Beechwood in LaPorte with a 77, leading the Vikings to the team title (345). Earlier, she won medalist honors with a 42 in a 187-238 Duneland Athletic Conference win over Chesterton.
Valle rushed 18 times for 175 yards and two touchdowns in a 52-0 win over E.C. Central. He had scoring runs of 51 and 13 yards.
Wildman (left) rushed 23 times for 151 yards and a score in the Red Devils’ 38-0 win over Morton. He scored from 41 yards out.
Warchus (right) rushed 21 times for 142 yards and two touchdown runs in Portage’s 18-10 win over Lake Central. Warchus had scoring runs of 72 and 2 yards.
Bonilla had five goals in the Governors’ 7-0 win over Hammond.
Cherry totaled seven goals and three assists in two wins for the Hawks. She had four goals and two assists in a 9-1 win over Marquette Catholic. Also, she had three goals and an assist in a 6-5 overtime win over Boone Grove.
Hailey Orosz won the individual title at the Gavit Invitational in 20 minutes, 18.12 seconds, helping the Bearcats also win the team title (41 points).
Jake Wichlinski had a hat trick in Noll’s 5-0 win over Lowell. He had two goals in a 5-1 win over Illiana Christian.
Maegan Shaw had four goals and an assist in a 8-0 win over Merrillville.
Braeton Vann rushed 22 times for 232 yards and four touchdowns in a 46-30 win over River Forest. Vann had scoring runs of 22, 41, 44 and 55 yards.
Seth Conway had a hat trick in a 3-1 win over Avon. Earlier, he had two goals in a 5-0 win over Michigan City.
Lyric Green, far right, scored two goals in Wheeler’s 4-0 win over Portage and two more in an 8-0 win over Merrillville.
Alyssa Schichner scored five goals in an 8-4 win over Portage
Keysean Wigley caught five passes for 128 yards in the Indians’ 10-3 season-opening win over Munster.
Jaelyn Burgos (19:54) won her respective individual title, leading host Crown Point to a sweep at its invitational at Lemon Lake.
Grace Cusson helped the Vikings qualify for state, carding an 80 at Battle Ground Golf Club in last year’s regional. She’ll look to build on her two-day total of 185 at state. She was named one of The Times Top 5 Players to Watch in girls golf.
Genesio Christofanelli (16 minutes, 27.11 seconds) won his respective individual title, leading host Crown Point to a sweep at its invitational at Lemon Lake.
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