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Dwenger sweeps Angola for volleyball sectional

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In what many considered the state's toughest volleyball sectional, Bishop Dwenger spun a supreme Saturday. On its home court, the Saints defeated a 20-win Angola team, 25-22, 25-21, 25-11, to claim the school's fourth sectional title in the past five years.

Dwenger had advanced to the finals in Class 3A in straight sets over Garrett, 25-15, 25-15, 25-11, as Eva Hudson paced the Saints with 20 kills and Olivia Tellez added 33 assists.

SNIDER SECTIONAL: In Class 4A, Carroll won its 12th consecutive sectional championship by sweeping the host Panthers 25-9, 28-26, 25-17. The Chargers posted a 25-3, 25-11, 25-8 victory over North Side in the semifinals thanks to 10 kills from Gabby Fish and 20 assists from Taya Haffner.

SOUTH SIDE SECTIONAL: Homestead swept New Haven 25-11, 25-17, 25-10 to claim a second straight sectional championship. The Spartans won 25-12, 25-8, 25-8 over host South Side in the semifinals thanks to nine kills from Anna Moster. The Bulldogs' semifinal victory in Class 4A over Wayne saw Kat Koepke notch 10 kills in a 25-5, 25-16, 25-13 sweep.

WARSAW SECTIONAL: The Tigers won the first set in the Class 4A final before Penn rattled off a trio of victories.

TIPPECANOE VALLEY SECTIONAL: In Mentone, NorthWood needed five sets in Class 3A to upend Wawasee, 25-20, 26-24, 22-25, 23-25, 15-12, and hoist the school's 22nd sectional championship.

DELTA SECTIONAL: In Muncie in Class 3A, Bellmont defeated the host Eagles in straight sets (25-23, 25-17, 25-12) to claim Bellmont's 16th straight sectional title. In all, Bellmont has won 37 volleyball sectionals, the state's third-highest total and has the longest active streak in the state.

FAIRFIELD SECTIONAL: In Benton, Churubusco fell in four games in Class 2A to Prairie Heights in the semifinals, 25-18, 23-25, 25-18, 25-17. The Panthers were then defeated in three sets by host Fairfield.

BLUFFTON SECTIONAL: An Adams County affair in the championship match in Class 2A went to South Adams in four sets, as the Starfires knocked off Adams Central 25-23, 25-20, 21-25, 25-18.

South Adams earned a berth in the finals by sweeping Whitko 25-18, 26-24, 25-11. Carlie Sealscott's double-double of 12 kills and 16 digs propelled South Adams.

LAKEWOOD PARK SECTIONAL: In Auburn, the host Panthers were pushed to the brink by Blackhawk Christian in the championship Class A match before emerging 25-20, 20-25, 25-20, 22-25, 15-12.

PIONEER SECTIONAL: In Royal Center, Lakeland Christian Academy bowed out in straight sets against Pioneer in the semifinals in Class A. The host Panthers then edged Northfield.

Boys soccer

KOKOMO REGIONAL: In Kokomo, Fishers knocked off Carroll 2-1 to win the Class 3A regional championship and advance to semistate. The Chargers got to the finals by knocking off McCutcheon in penalty kicks after battling to a 1-1 score through regulation and overtime. Fishers defeated Homestead in the other semifinal 4-0.

OAK HILL REGIONAL: In Converse, Canterbury posted a 2-1 victory over Oak Hill in Class 2A to claim the school's 16th regional championship. The Cavaliers took the lead for good with 16 minutes remaining before halftime, adding a second tally with 8:11 to go before the Eagles scored on a penalty kick less than three minutes before the match's end. Canterbury will next face NorthWood.

HERITAGE CHRISTIAN REGIONAL: In Indianapolis, Lakewood Park suffered a 2-0 defeat to host Heritage Christian in the Class A semifinals. The Eagles then bested Faith Christian in the nightcap 3-1.

Girls soccer

LOGANSPORT REGIONAL: In Logansport, Noblesville defeated Carroll in the championship game 4-0 in Class 3A. The Chargers overcame Lafayette Harrison in penalty kicks in the semifinal after finishing overtime tied at 1-1. The Millers knocked off Homestead in the other semifinal 2-1.

NORTHWESTERN REGIONAL: In Kokomo, Blackhawk Christian lost 3-0 to Lafayette Central Catholic in the Class A semifinals. The No. 2-ranked Knights then topped No. 8 Tipton 6-0.

Unified flag football

MCCUTCHEON 44, CARROLL 34: In Westfield, the Mavericks won the IHSAA state title. Logan Smith and Casey Bane of Carroll earned the inaugural Bobby Cox Spirit of Unified Mental Attitude Award.

Cross country

MARION REGIONAL: Huntington North junior Addison Wiley completed the course in 17:56 to win the girls individual regional title, pushing the Vikings to the team title as well. Huntington North amassed 59 points to best South Side (71). Norwell (85) and Woodlan (139) took fourth and fifth to advance to the New Haven Semistate. Lauren Bales finished second overall for Norwell, and Sarah Busch of Bishop Luers took third.

In the boys race, Bellmont's Deion Guise, Jordan Garlinger and Isaac Fuelling went 2-3-4 to easily lead the Braves atop the podium. Bellmont's team total of 50 bested runner-up Oak Hill (71). Huntington North (80) and New Haven (96) also advanced to semistate. Junior Harrison Niswander was sixth overall to lead the Vikings. Laterrius Cassell also placed inside the top 10 to power the Bulldogs.

LOGANSPORT REGIONAL: Warsaw edged Culver Academy 64-65 to take the title in the girls meet. Warsaw's Wini Bennett finished 10th in 20:14.

The Warsaw boys also were victorious, as three runners placed in the top seven (Tanner Stiver, second; Jacob Kissling, fourth; Sam Lechlitner, seventh). Stiver's time of 16:40 was 13 seconds behind regional champion Brayden Curnutt of Western.

ELKHART REGIONAL: In Elkhart, Wawasee senior Karlson Hand finished in 17:00 to advance to the New Haven Semistate.

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