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Former Valpo QB Paul Andrie makes bowl game as walk-on

Updated: February 9, 2013 6:23AM



Being an invited walk-on has its advantages. Like enjoying the bowl game experience, for instance.

Former Valparaiso quarterback Paul Andrie, a redshirt freshman at Michigan State, made the trip to the Wild Wings Bowl with the Spartans, who beat Texas Christian 17-16 for one of the Big Ten’s two post-season victories against five losses.

“He was a three-year starter for us,” said retired Coach Mark Hoffman. “He wanted to play Division I football and made their traveling squad.”

Andrie quarterbacked the Vikings to a school-record 13 victories in his junior season.

“We made it to the semistate and lost to Fishers, the eventual state champion,” Hoffman said.

Andrie comes from a football family. His dad, also named Paul, was a two-time Ivy League selection at Yale. His career included a memorable 165-yard performance against Princeton in 1982. He carried 29 times and scored a touchdown in the 28-21 victory.

Purdue wide receiver Dolapo Macarty (Merrillville) caught two passes in the Heart of Dallas Bowl to boost his season total to 28 receptions for 232 yards.

Track

Louisian State’s women are ranked the No. 1 indoor dual meet team in the country, partly because of their strength in the throwing events with Tori Bliss. In her freshman year the former Portage state champion was ranked No. 2 in her class in the shot put with a best toss of 51-7. She won five titles in that event and placed third in the Southeastern Conference in the outdoor meet.

Bliss also set a personal best of 149-6 in the discus.

Basketball

Betjhel improved its record to 14-3 thanks to supersub Chrissy Hooks (North Newton). The 5-foot-8 senior came off the bench to score 16 points in just 17 minutes of a 71-62 victory over Mt. Vernon Nazarene.

Ball State’s Chris Bond (Gary/Bowman) is only 6-foot-4, but continues to play bigger. He racked up nine rebounds in a 62-61 victory over Norfolk State after grabbing eight against IUPUI. The junior forward, working on his third letter, also leads the Cardinals in steals with 23.

St. Joseph’s Mike Lipton (Crown Point) bagged 10 points and five assists against William Jewell. Through nine games he is shooting .724 from the free throw line.



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