By JIMMY KISSEE
From late game heroics to disheartening losses. From exceeding expectations
to falling a bit short - Chestertonís sports teams covered them all in 2004.
Overall, it was another remarkable year for the boys and girls that donned
the maroon and gold.
In all, six teams hoisted sectional championship trophies, including girls
soccer, boys baseball, girls tennis, girls track, boys swimming and girls
swimming. Andy St. Germain and Myles Hiteman also posted sectional titles in
wrestling, and Adam Martin repeated in cross country.
Sarah Kehe and Mary Ballinger swept the top two spots at the New Prairie
Regional, but all of the above were a distant second to the accomplishments
of swimming phenom Christy Grcevich and the 3,200 relay team team of Cassie
and Kelly Peller, and Sarah Kehe and Ali Bishel.
You have to flip back the calendar a ways to remember Grcevichís feats, but
for anyone that made the trip to IUPUI Natatorium in Indianapolis for the
girls state swim meet, the first year swimmerís dominance is difficult to
Indiana is always one of the fastest states for high school girls swimming,
and in 2004 it wasnít only quick but deep with talent and thatís what makes
Grcevichís accomplishments even more special. Grcevich, competing in her
first state finals of her high school career, turned in a blistering 56.57
for the stateís top honor in the 100 fly. She added a second place finish in
the 50 free, and led the 200 and 400 free relays each to fifth place
Not to be outdone, the fantastic foursome of the Pellers and Kehe and Bishel
repeated as state champs.
For the second straight year, Chesterton won the 3,200-meter relay in record
time at the girls track and field state meet held at Indiana Universityís
Robert Haugh Complex.
With three of the same runners, the Lady Trojans bolted across the finish
line in 9:09.50, almost two seconds ahead of the former state record of
9:11.30 they set last year and a comfortable nine seconds ahead of
In the final competition of her brilliant high school career the elder
Peller ran a blistering anchoring split of 2:11 to seal the deal for the
Lady Trojan foursome.
Peller went on to place fourth in the 1,600 (4:55.98), before scratching
herself out of the 800.
The following is other memorable events, along with a month-by-month
breakdown of 2004.
Success Story: The biggest turnaround of 2004 came in boys soccer. The
Trojans, behind first year coach James Sensibaugh finshed 12-4-1 and 7-1 in
the Duneland Athletic Conference, which was good for second behind state
champ Valparaiso. It was a huge leap from last season which saw Chesterton
post just one conference win and a bleak overall record of 6-12-1.
Making it to State: Chesterton sophomore Kristin Kalita, playing in her
first regional competition, advanced to the state finals at the Legends of
Golf Course in Franklin after shooting an 86 at the LaPorte Regional at
Beechwood Golf Course.
Kalita is just the second girl from Chesterton to ever advance to the state
competition. Heidi Mitchell qualified in 1980.
Myles Hitemanís wait for state also ended.
Hiteman finished fourth in his weightclass at the Merrillville Semistate to
become Chestertonís first state qualifier since Joe Popa in 2001.
ďThis is one of the biggest accomplishments that a wrestler can have and to
get up on that board is always a big thing,Ē said Hiteman, who was a
regional qualifier as a sophomore and a semistate qualifier as a junior
before qualifying for state in his final attempt. ďI will live forever up on
that board and thatís special.Ē
Hiteman accumulated an overall record of 96-26 in his four year career.
Chestertonís boys golf team also qualified for the state meet for the first
time since 1998.
Next Years Headliners: Look for the following CHS athletes to take up most
of the space in the headlines in 2005: Zach Novak (basketball, baseball),
Andy St. Germain (wrestling), Kelly Peller (track, XC, basketball), Sarah
Kehe (swimming, track, XC), Danielle Luther (soccer), Adam Martin (track,
XC), Mary Ballinger (track, XC), Christy Grcevich (swimming), Laura DeLeon
(softball), Ashley Crepps (gymnastics), Jordan Lewis (soccer), Kristen
Kalita (golf), Jessica Sharp (volleyball), Jayson Jeffries (tennis),
Brittany Cooley (tennis), Adam Hutnick (football, basketball), Alex
Montagano (baseball), Sam Chumbley (golf) and George Grcevich (swiminng).
Best Finish: Lake Centralís Krste Krstevski tied the Duneland Athletic
Conference boys basketball showdown with Chesterton 54-54 with 7.1 seconds
left on a spinning fade-away jumper over the outstretched arms of Josh
Malone got revenge on the ensuing inbound pass as Casey Martin heaved a
lengthy pass to Malone down the sideline. With no hesitation, Malone tossed
up a prayer that hit nothing but net from about 30-feet away, giving the
Trojans a 57-54 win and sending the rowdy Chesterton fans into a frenzy on
For the game, Malone totaled a career-high 24 points, including converting
seven three pointers.
Best Finish II: Matt Mapleís two-out game-winning RBI single in the bottom
of the eighth lifted Chesterton to a 2-1 victory over rival Valparaiso in
the Class 4A Merrillville Sectional Championship Game.
Best Finish III: Danielle Luther nets her first hat trick, including tapping
home the game winning goal with 54.9 seconds left in the second overtime,
which lifted the Lady Trojans to a frantic 3-2 victory over defending
sectional champ Portage in the semifinal of the LaPorte Sectional.
The Lady Trojans went on to win the Sectional title after beating South Bend
Tragic loss: Early in June, Chesterton suffered its greatest loss of the
year with the death of math teacher and girls basketball coach Todd Talbert.
Talbert, 40, was southbound on Ind. 1 in Dearborn County in southeastern
Indiana when he crossed the center lane in his Dodge Intrepid and was struck
by a northbound semi-tractor trailer hauling hot liquid asphalt.
Whether it was on the court or in the classroom, Talbert made an impact on
many he came in contact with at Chesterton High School. Although his life
was cut short in the traffic accident, the lessons he taught will carry on
through the students he touched.
Ryan Grassel takes the top spot in the 10-11 age group with a two-day total
of 157 at the Junior Golf Tour Event held at Doral Golf Resort in Miami,
Florida. CHS swim teams dominate LaPorte for Senior Night victories. CHS
girls basketball team keeps legendary Crown Point coach Tom May from his
400th win by beating the Bulldogs 37-27.
Tommy Peller scores 32 points over two games to help CMSís seventh grade
boys basketball team win the Fegely Invite. Christy Grcevich sets three pool
records as CHSís girls swim team takes second at Highland Invite.
CMS wrestlers Ben Williams (95 pounds), Phil Frech (100 pounds) and Ryan
Sanchez (210 pounds) each bring home individual championships at the
Lake-Porter Conference Meet. Kelly Peller scores a career-high 19 points to
lift Chestertonís girls basketball team to a thrilling 39-31 victory over
Highland in three overtimes.
CHS wrestling team places sixth at Duneland Athletic Conference Meet - Myles
Hiteman top finisher (2nd at 215). Christy Grcevich breaks DAC, pool and
school record in the 50 free as Chestertonís girls swim team secures fifth
straight sectional crown.
CMS 8th grade boys basketball team wins Pierce Invite. Duneland Swim Masters
place sixth at Gator Classic. CHS wrestling team posts perfect 3-0 record at
North Montgomery Invite. CHS junior varsity swim teams each win DAC meet.
CMS seventh grade boys basketball team wins CMS Invite. CMS eighth grade
boys basketball team wins conference title, finishes season undefeated.
Jessica Kuehl places third all-around and CHS Gymnastics team rallies past
LaPorte for CHS Invite title. Andy St. Germain (112-pound) and Myles Hiteman
(215-pound) each win individual sectional titles. Josh Malone hits seven
three-pointers, including a 30-foot game winning prayer at the buzzer to
give CHS boys basketball team a 57-54 DAC win over Lake Central.
Nick Oates takes home MVP honors as CHS boys swim team wins eighth straight
DAC championship. Fifth grade Trojans Basketball Club win invites in
Illinois, West Lafayette and Fort Wayne. CHS boys swim team caps fourth
straight undefeated season with victory over Highland. Duneland Swim Club
wins Merrillville Invite.
Lynzi Lorenz surprises all by winning the sectional title in the 100 breast.
Christy Grcevich sets new pool and school record with a first place showing
in the 100 fly as CHS girls swim team wins fifth straight sectional title.
Andy St. Germain (112 pound) places second at Portage Regional, while Matt
Dutcher (103 pound) and Myles Hiteman (215 pound) each come in third. St.
Patís sixth grade boys and girls basketball team win St. John of LaPorte
Cat Campbell signs on to play basketball at NAIA Division II power Indiana
Wesleyan. Myles Hiteman (215 pound) becomes first CHS wrestler since Joe
Popa in 2001 to advance to the state finals after a fourth place showing at
the Merrillville Semistate.
Christy Grcevich wins state title in 100 fly, finishes runner-up in 50 free
as CHS girls swim team place seventh at state meet in Indianapolis. St.
Patís seventh-eighth grade boys and girls basketball teams win St. John of
CHS gymnastics get past Portage for Senior Night victory. CHS boys swim team
wins sixth straight sectional. Mat Sommers earns eighth and final state
qualifying spot at the LaPorte Diving Regional.
Amber Vogan wins on beam at Duneland Athletic Conference meet; Lady Trojans
finish third overall. Nick Oates earns runner-up honors in the 500 free at
state meet; Chestertonís boys swim team ends in eighth place. Josh Malone
hits a three at the buzzer to force overtime, and Chestertonís boys
basketball team stuns Crown Point 85-80.
St. Patís sixth grade girls basketball team claims PAC crown. Former CHS
standout runner Brian Carden replaces Mike Rouse as head coach of the Lady
Trojans cross country team. CHS basketball team suffers disappointing 55-50
loss to Crown Point in Class 4A Portage Sectional opener.
CHS boys bowling team advances to Regional. Duneland swimmers dominate
Northwest Indiana Conference Meet. CHS gymnastics team places fourth at
sectional, ends streak of five straight sectional crowns. Margret Kleppe and
Amber Vogan each advance to Valpariso Regional on floor.
CMS seventh grade girls basketball team wins Pierce Invite. CHS softball
head coach LouAnn Hopson and assistant coach Kevin Gates are honored by the
ICGSA for their outstanding service and dedication. Amber Vogan receives
academic all-state honors.
Most Valuable Player awards announced at CHS Winter Sports Awards: Mat
Sommers (diving), Margret Kleppe (gymnastics), Amber Vogan (gymnastics),
Brittani Seely (cheerleading), Jade Bowman (cheerleading), Matt Campbell
(basketball), Stephanie Boyle (basketball), Kelly Peller (basketball), Myles
Hiteman (wrestling), Christy Grcevich (swimming) and Nick Oates (swimming).
Amber Voganís and Margaret Kleppeís stellar high school careers come to a
close at Valparaiso Regional. CMS eighth grade girls basketball team wins
Ben Franklin B Tournament.
James Sensibaugh takes over for Ismail Attalah as head coach of the CHS boys
soccer team. CHS boys bowling team advances to state.
11 Duneland wrestlers place in the top three at Hobart Invite to qualify for
state. Seventh grade Trojan boys basketball team win Wheeler Invite. Holly
Melton comes through with an RBI single in the bottom of the 13th to lift
the Lady Trojans softball team a season-opening 4-3 win. After an impressive
senior season, Matt Campbell is named to the Hoosier top-100 list.
In her first career varsity start, CHS sophomore Ashley Thomas sets school
record with 16 strikeouts in the Lady Trojans 3-0 win over Michigan City
Marquette. Duneland Wrestling Club wins freestyle tournament at Chesterton
High School. Laura DeLeon pitches perfect game in Lady Trojans 4-0 win
Lakeshore gymnast Cary Johnson, 10, and Kaitlin Sopko, 12, each bring back
individual state titles from the USA Gymnastics Indiana State Meet. CHS
baseball surprises Class 4A No. 2 McCutcheon 5-4. Josh Malone hits home-run,
while picking up the win as CHS baseball edges LaPorte at US Steel Yard in
CHS boys and girls track team each place fourth at West Lafayette. Ashley
Thomas throws no-hitter against Michigan City. Kyle Whitaker takes top spot
in all five of his events to lead Dunelandís Swim Club to a sixth place
finish at state.
Brittany Cooley, Lynn Gackowski and Kristen Totten each win respective
singles titles as CHS girls tennis team repeats as Michigan City Invite
champs. CHS boys golf takes third at Wawasee Invite. CHS boys track places
third at regular season ending Valpo Relays.
Cassie Peller wins both the 800 and 1,600, while younger sister Kelly breaks
school record in 400 at Duneland Athletic Conference girls track meet - Lady
Trojans finish runners-up as a team. Jeri Waechter (high game), Crystal Lang
(high series) and Viki Gorman (high game, Womenís Bowler of the Year)
honored for bowling accomplishments.
Max Goldak wins 3,200 and field MVP Spencer West wins shot put at Duneland
Athletic Conference Meet - Trojans place sixth as a team. CHS girls track
claim fifth straight sectional title. CHS girls tennis team beats Valparaiso
4-1 and Portage 5-0 to win sectional championship.
CHS boys track place finish sectional runners-up. CHS softball fall 1-0
against Portage in Class 4A Valparaiso Sectional opener. CHS 3,200 relay
team of Sarah Kehe, Ali Bishel, Kelly Peller and Cassie Peller set meet
record at Highland Regional - Lady Trojans finish third as a team.
TR Harlan replaces Lori Jorgensen as new head volleyball coach at CHS. CHS
girls tennis edge Merrillville 3-2 in regional opener, fall 3-2 in regional
final against Michigan City.
Spring MVPs awarded to Tom Albano (baseball), Josh Malone (baseball), Max
Goldak (track), Geoff Lambert (track), Sam Chumbley (golf), Amber Vogan
(field), Kayla Vargo (softball), Cassie Peller (track), Brittany Cooley
(tennis) amd Spencer West (field). CHS 3,200 relay team of Matt Osborn, Nick
Stevens, Ed Lawson and Geoff Lambert take spot at Portage Regional; Spencer
West wins shot put - Trojans fifth as a team.
Josh Malone hits a pair of homeruns and CHS baseball beats Crown Point 9-3
in Class 4A Merrillville Sectional opener. Alex Montagano slugs a two-run
double and two-run homerun in Trojans 11-1 win over Portage in the sectional
semifinal. CHS boys golf repeats as top team at Duneland Athletic Conference
Meet held at the Brassie.
CMS eighth grade boys track team wins conference meet. CHS girls 3,200 relay
team of Ali Bishel, Sarah Kehe, Kelly Peller and Cassie Peller repeat as
state champs. Matt Maple delivers game-winning RBI in CHS 2-1 win over
Valparaiso in sectional championship. CHS boys golf finish second at
CHS 1,600 relay team of Ryan Wells, AJ Thompson, Joe Bailey and Geoff
Lambert place second at state meet. CHS baseball falls 12-2 to Lake Central
at Regional. CHS boys golf team qualify for state meet for first time since
1998 after earning the third and final spot at the LaPorte Regional held at
Beechwood Golf Course.
Lakeshore gymnast Megan Erminger (2004 Victor Award) and Margret Kleppe
(Myra Bachuchin-Spadafore Memorial Scholarship) earn awards. CHS boys golf
fails to make cut at first day of state meet at the Legends of Indiana Golf
CHS trainer Bernie Stento honored with the 2004 Distinguished Service Award
by the Indiana Athletic Trainers Association. Duneland Flyers 9 and
13-year-old baseball teams win BPA Indiana State titles. Duneland Stingrays
11-and-under traveling baseball team wins Midwest Classic in Cincinatti,
State Parkís 11-12 year-old girls softball teams beat Lake Station 14-13 to
win Little League District One Championship. Liberty Rec Flames 10-and-under
softball team wins Babe Ruth District Championship. Duneland Stingrays claim
Monsters of the Midway title.
John and Weezie Gates win doubles tourney at Fourth of July Tennis Tourney
held at Dunes Acres. Duneland Diamond 15-year-old All-Stars beat Osceola
11-5 to win Northern Area Tourney title. State Park Jr. Softball team wins
Duneland Swim Club members Grant Schuster and Kyle Whitaker take top spot at
Irish Aquatics at Notre Dame University, while Mae and Bill Bass win NASA
Invite. Duneland Diamond 15-year-old All-Stars beat Gas City 5-4 in state
championship game - Jeff Gaston earns tourney MVP. Duneland Stingrays
11-and-under baseball team place third at Nationals.
Sam Chumbley and Steve St. Germain sweep top two spots at NIJGA event at
Sand Creek. Duneland Diamond 15-year-old All-Stars place third at Ohio
Valley Regional. Duneland Flyers 9 and 10 year-old baseball teams win
Kristin Kalita leads CHS girls golf team to third place finish at New
Prairie Invite. Duneland Swim Club places fifth at state. CHS girls golf
places fourth at DAC Meet. CHS football falls to eventual Class 3A State
champs Andrean 18-13 in season opener.
CHS volleyball beats Clark 3-2 for first of win of season. CHS football
rallies for 21 second half points to beat Griffith 34-21. Dunes Golf Classic
winners include John Kalita (Championship Flight), Dave Hampton (First
Flight), Dean Jaeger (Second Flight), Ed Klodzen (Third Flight), John Kroft
(Senior Flight), Mary Pomeroy (Womenís Championship) and Pam Babcock (First
CHS girls soccer falls 3-2 to Valparaiso as Vikings score game-winning goal
with eight seconds left. CHS boys soccer gives up goal with 22 seconds left
in 3-2 loss to Munster. CHS girls XC wins Artesian Classic at Martinsville -
Mary Ballinger ends second and Sarah Kehe places third.
CHS boys XC finishes second at Artesian Classic - Matt Osborn places third
and Adam Martin ends eighth. Casey Martin completes 12-of-14 passes,
including two touchdowns - all in the first half - as Chesterton routs
Michigan City 48-0. Duneland swimmers help Team Indiana to second place
finish at the University Miami of Ohio.
Kristin Kalita cards season and career-low 40 in CHS girls golf victory over
Michigan City. CHS volleyball places second at own invite. CHS football
scores 21 unanswered points to stun LaPorte on its own field 21-14.
CMS XC places fourth at Popcorn Panic. CHS girls golf places sixth at Pat
Ford Invite. CHS boys soccer scores three late goals to upend No. 8 Lake
Central 4-1. Mary Ballinger and Sarah Kehe each finish in the top three as
CHS girls XC places third at New Prairie Invite.
Adam Martin helps Trojans XC to 11th place showing at New Prairie by placing
fifth individually. Brittni Choucalas and Kristen Kalita advance to LaPorte
Regional - CHS girls golf finishes fourth at Valparaiso Sectional.
CMS seventh and eighth grade volleyball teams win Washington Township
tourneys. CMS seventh grade girls and boys XC teams win Willowcreek Invite.
CHS girls soccer wins thrilling shootout over Portage as senior goal keeper
Ally Ruoff comes up huge in between the posts.
Scott Coffer comes from behind to win his No. 3 singles match to help
Chesterton top Michigan City 3-2. Jason Lewis nets hat-trick as CHS boys
soccer remains perfect in DAC play with 4-2 victory over Portage. CHS
football scores 21 fourth quarter points in 35-19 homecoming win against
Portage. Trojans tennis beats South Bend Clay 3-2 to seal second straight 10
Kristin Kalita fires an 86 at the LaPorte Regional to become just the second
CHS girl golfer (Heidi Mitchell-1980) in school history to advance to state
meet. CHS girls XC place fifth at Culver Invite - Mary Ballinger places
second, while Kehe ends fourth.
Adam Martin ends fifth - Trojans XC place 12 at Culver Invite. CHS boys
tennis blanks Andrean 5-0 for a school-best 11th win. CHS freshman football
rallies late to beat rival Valparaiso 22-19.
CHS boys tennis beaten 4-1 by eventual champ Valparaiso in the Class 4A
Portage Sectional - No. 1 duo of Logan Klahn and Gerard Pannekoek move on
after three set victory. All four CMS cross country teams win own invite.
CHS junior varsity volleyball team takes top spot at Lowell JV Invite. Logan
Klahn and Gerard Pannekoek season comes to a close after Regional loss. Kyle
Whitaker ends season ranked second in the nation in the 50 and 100 fly, and
third in the 200 IM.
CHS freshmen volleyball team wins Valparaiso Invite. CHS girls soccer
cruises past Michigan City 5-0 in Class 4A LaPorte Sectional opener. Sarah
Kehe and Mary Ballinger finish 2-3 as Lady Trojans XC team finishes
runner-up at Chesterton Sectional. Adam Martin defends sectional crown and
helps Trojans XC team to a third place finish at Chesterton Sectional.
CHS boys soccer team crushes Rensselaer 7-1 in the opening round of the
Class 4A Wheeler Sectional. Danielle Luther nets hat trick as CHS girls
soccer secure 3-2 overtime win over Portage in the LaPorte Sectional
Semifinal. CHS football blow 17-7 halftime lead and a share of the DAC crown
in 20-17 loss to Merrillville in season finale.
CHS girls XC team finish runners-up at New Prairie Regional - Sarah Kehe
takes top spot, while Mary Ballinger ends in second. Adam Martin places
third and Max Goldak ends in ninth at New Praire Regional - Trojans, as a
team, place third.
CHS girls soccer team blanks South Bend Washington 3-0 to win the LaPorte
Sectional Championship. CHS soccer suffers disheartening shootout loss to
Boone Grove in the Wheeler Sectional Semifinal after leading almost the
CHS volleyball defeat Merrillville 3-1 in opening match at the Class 4A
Valparaiso Sectional. CHS girls soccer fall 1-0 to Andrean at LaPorte
Regional Final. CHS girls XC team places third at New Prairie Semistate -
Ballinger and Kehe place 2-3.
CHS boys XC team seals fifth and final state qualifying spot at New Prairie
Semistate - Adam Martin ends fifth. CHS football rally late, still lose
35-28 to Portage in Class 4A Sectional One opener. Chestertonís Mitey Mite
Gold Pop Warner Football team caps perfect season with 6-0 record.
CHS boys XC place 13th at state - Adam Martin ends 21st. CHS girls XC place
seventh at state - Sarah Kehe finishes fourth and Mary Ballinger ends 17th.
Fall Sports MVPs named: Jason Lewis (soccer), Adam Martin (XC), Matt Maple
(football), Zac Dawson (tennis), Jayson Jeffries (tennis), Danielle Luther
(soccer), Ally Ruoff (soccer), Kelly Gaston (volleyball), Sarah Kehe (XC),
Mary Ballinger (XC) and Kristin Kalita (golf).
Sand Creek Country Club names Bryan Haas new director of golf. Andy St.
Germain places first in the 125-pound weight class at CHS Super Duals.
Jillian Connors brings home second place high point trophy from Southside
Swim Tsunami in Indianapolis.
Kyle Whitaker, Meaghan McLaughlin and Trenee Fancher-Keller break Duneland
Swim Club records in season-opening meet. CHS grad Cassie Peller (Marquette
University) places 149th at NCAA XC Nationals, while Lindsay Hattendorf
(Indiana University) ends 213th.
CHS boys basketball blows away Morton 82-53 in season-opener. Chastity
Mottinger claims first championship at South Bend Speedway. Chestertonís
eight grade girls basketball AAU team finishes second at Turkey Trot
Tournament at Hobart.
Chesterton Pop Warner Cheerleading teams fair well at Regional Competition -
Pee Weeís (novice small) and Junior Pee Wees (novice large) place first, and
Junior Midgets (intermediate large) place third. Kelly Peller hits late
three-pointer to seal 45-44 win over Wheeler.
Duneland Swim Club places second at 20th Annual Munster Invite. Dunelandís
Shauna Foor wins high point trophy at Highland Invite, while Michelle
Buckmaster places third and Jack Kurfman ends in second. Lakeshore
Gymnastics take top team spots at own Invite.
Lady Trojans swim team wins LaPorte Invite. CHS boys swim team wins white
division at Munster Relays. Dunelandís swim club takes top honors at Fall
Spectacular Invite held at CHS. CMS seventh grader Ryan Grassel wins 12-13
age division at Plantations Golf Tournament held in Tampa, Florida.
CHS wrestling places fifth at Tom Cameron Invite at Merrillville High School
- Andy St. Germain (125) and Ethan Newham (215) each end day with perfect
5-0 records. CHS girls basketball outscore Michigan City 14-2 in the fourth
quarter for 49-41 come-from-behind DAC win.
Curt Bradford drains late three to seal 57-56 DAC road win against Michigan
City. Duneland Swim Club wins LaPorte Invite. CHS boys swim team post wins
in 15-of-16 events to take top team spot at LaPorte Invite. Heath Cartwright
commits to continue football career at Miami of Ohio University.
Kelly Peller leads late rally, scoring all 20 of Lady Trojans points in the
final quarter, but CHS falls a bucket short against Class 4A No. 4
Valparaiso on the Vikings home floor. CHS boys swim team repeats as team
champs at Highland Invite.
Casey Martin scores a team-high 15 points and Zach Novak totals 12 points,
seven rebounds and two steals as Chestertonís boys basketball team secures a
much-needed 63-53 win over previously unbeaten Valparaiso.