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High Schools

  • Canterbury girls roll over Snider in Kilmer
    Darby Maggard had 34 points and 12 assists and Katherine Smith had 16 points and 10 rebounds in Canterbury’s 78-65 girls basketball win over Snider at the Panthers’ Kilmer Classic on Saturday.
  • Luers’ bid for state ends on late kick
    Top-ranked Andrean beat No. 3 Bishop Luers 17-15 Saturday in a 3A semistate at Luersfield as the reigning state champion 59ers earned a trip to the Class 3A state finals.
  • Snider gets sliced up
    A Snider team that had gotten to the Class 5A semistate by forcing its opponents into untimely mistakes was eliminated Friday largely thanks to its own errors.

Area high school football regionals

Class 5A

Westfield (10-1) at Snider (9-2): The Shamrocks are the top-ranked team in the state, while the Panthers come in at No. 4. Westfield beat McCutcheon 45-21 in the sectional finals, while Snider beat North Side in the sectional finals 17-14 on a goal-line stand in overtime. Westfield has scored 87 points in two postseason games, while Snider has done it on defense – giving up 21 points and scoring only 32.

Class 4A

New Haven (11-1) at Bishop Dwenger (9-3): Both teams are on four-game winning streaks. No. 8 New Haven beat Norwell 37-7 last week in the sectional championship, while No. 11 Dwenger topped East Noble 33-13. The Knights were the only team to beat the Bulldogs this year. The Saints have won two sectional titles in a row, while the Bulldogs’ last sectional title was in 2010. The teams last met in the 2011 sectional, a game won by Bishop Dwenger 31-21.

Class 3A

Concordia (9-3) at West Lafayette (11-1): Postseason experience will be on the side of the hosts. The No. 9 Cadets won their first sectional title in six years, while the No. 6 Red Devils have won sectionals in four of the last five years. Concordia ended Bishop Luers’ postseason winning streak at 26 straight with a 42-21 win in the sectional finals, while West Lafayette beat Yorktown 54-41.

Class A

Tri-Central (11-1) at South Adams (5-7): After going 2-7 in the regular season, South Adams has won three straight in the playoffs. The Starfires hadn’t won a sectional championship since 1996. South Adams beat Southwood 40-39 in the sectional finals last week with the help of two late blocked PAT kicks. The No. 8 Trojans beat Clinton Prairie 32-0 in the sectional finals and have outscored their three postseason opponents 105-13. It was Tri-Central’s first sectional title since 1991.

– Greg Jones, High school sports editor