Prep Sports

The umpire calls Crown Point's Drew Horton, left, safe at home plate after Portage's Xavier Alvarez tried to get the out against the Bulldogs during a 4A sectional title game in Crown Point.

Girls cross country runners, including, from right, Crown Point's Maddie Russin, Jaelyn Burgos and Lowell's Karina James, slosh through the course at Lemon Lake County Park in Crown Point.

Crown Point's bench reacts after the team scored against Penn during a Class 4A regional final at LaPorte High School.

Chesterton's Haydn Malackows reacts on the field after Chesterton defeated Mishawaka 4-1 to win a regional final in LaPorte.

Andrean players react after scoring against Bishop Noll in Merrillville.

Munster's Evan DuBose, center, is hoisted after he scored the fifth goal for the Mustangs against Crown Point in Munster.

Lake Central's Jillian Murray competes in the 500-yard freestyle at the Highland Invitational.

Morgan Township players give the gold ball award to coach Scott Adams after the Cherokees won their second straight Porter County Conference Tournament in Hebron.

Andrean fans cheer on the 59ers against Linton-Stockton during a Class 2A state title game at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.

Chesterton's Addy Joiner, center, celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal against Lake Central in St. John.

Chesterton's Paris Zybeck competes in the floor exercise at the LaPorte Pairs Invitational.

Lake Central's Rachael Robards, left, and Valparaiso's Shea Pendleton collide while pursuing a loose ball in Valparaiso.

LaPorte's Nichole Flowers, center, powers through to the finish line in the 400 meter relay during girls track regionals at Portage.

Crown Point players celebrate their 2-0 sectional championship win over Lake Central in St. John.

Boone Grove's Dylan Paul dives back to first to avoid the pickoff in the Class 2A state championship game against Southridge at Victory Field in Indianapolis.

Highland swimmers and coaches cheer on Ethan Churilla in the 200-yard freestyle during the Northwest Crossroads Conference meet in Munster.

South Central’s student section is led in the bus driver cheer during the PCC tourney semifinal game against Kouts at Boone Grove High School.

The Andrean 59ers run onto the field before a game against Kankakee Valley in Merrillville.

Gary West Side cheerleaders, and a smaller one in training, cheer on the Cougars in the team's regional semifinal match against Griffith in Hammond.

Lake Central coaches and staff cheer after Cristian Ponce defeated Penn's Alex Slates in the 138-pound final match at the Harvest Classic Wrestling Tournament at Lake Central High School in St. John.

Valparaiso's Brandon Newman, right, and Elkhart Memorial's Jose Soto scramble for a loose ball in Michigan City. The play would result in Newman fouling out of the game.

Portage's Olivia Wood tees off at the Brassie in Chesterton.

Andrean players congratulate head coach Dave Pishkur, center right, after he earned his 1,000th win with a 12-0 victory over Beecher in Merrillville.

Calumet's AJ Fowler, right, hugs his coaches after defeating Brownsburg's Lawson Aiken in the 220-pound final match at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.

Bishop Noll's Bruno Zamora, right, and Lowell's Jackson DeHaan battle for possession in Hammond.

Morgan Township fans raise their hands as Trevor Braden knocks down a free throw during the Porter County Conference Tournament finals in Hebron.

Hanover Central players cheer on Sophia Barbosa after she completed a home run in the fourth inning during the Kankakee Valley softball sectional in DeMotte.

Lowell's Jordan Jusevitch reacts and shares a hug with assistant coach Derek Thompson following Lowell's loss in the state title game to East Central in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Boone Grove's Brae'ton Vann, right, tries to dodge River Forest's Javier Bugala during a game in Valparaiso, Indiana.

Portage's Brock Peele, above, wrestles against Hobart's Tylor Triana in the final 120-pound match at wrestling sectionals at Griffith High School.