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Friday's Class 4A semistate game between top-ranked Lowell (13-0) and No. 8 Fort Wayne Dwenger (10-3) has been moved from Zollner Stadium to Homestead High School by the IHSAA, according to Saints coach Chris Svarczkopf.

Dwenger had played all of its previous home playoff games at the University of Saint Francis, but for field safety and a facility that could host what is expected to be an overflow crowd, the IHSAA moved the game to Homestead.

Tickets for Friday's semistate game can be purchased at Lowell High School from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday. Tickets can also be purchased from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday at the Spirit Shack located at Door 13.

All tickets are $10.

Wolves prepare for 5A semistate: Michigan City High School will offer two fan buses to Friday's semistate football game at Kokomo. There will be a bus for students and a bus for adults and staff. The cost will be $12, which covers the game ticket ($10) and bus ride ($2). Members of the staff receive a $2 discount, and will pay $10.

The buses will leave from the front of the high school at 4 p.m. Friday and will return directly after the game.

Sign-ups for both buses will be available in the athletic office all week, ending at 2:30 p.m. Friday.


Lake Central's Tucker picks St. Francis: Lake Central pitcher Madisen Tucker signed to play her college softball at the University of St. Francis in Joliet. The senior pitcher earned Rookie of the Year honors for the Indians' 2015 state finalist team.

“I am very excited to welcome Madisen onto our team as a Fighting Saint,” St. Francis coach Amanda Jensen said. “Madisen is an extremely talented pitcher with much to offer athletically. She plays the game so hard and leaves everything on the field. Her work ethic and love for the game is so pure, and she is a competitor who knows how to win.”

Tucker is also a three-year scholar-athlete award winner and a National Honors Society member.