Sports Shorts: Nov. 19
Slicers girls hoops thumps Riley
La Porte’s girls basketball team dispatched South Bend Riley 75-47 on the road Saturday afternoon. Ryin Ott tallied 17 points for the Slicers (4-1), and Riley Ott was right behind with 16 points. Kayla Jones recorded 11 points, while Keatyn Boren led in rebounds with eight. Lauren Pollock had six points and six assists. La Porte trailed 16-12 after the first quarter, but outscored the Wildcats 26-11 in the second, and 25-7 in the third to take charge.
LP athletes to stuff Christmas stockings for troops/veterans
Led by the La Porte High School Student Athletic Council, Slicer athletes will team up with Cutler Funeral Home to furnish Christmas stockings to soldiers and veterans. Slicer athletes will be asked to stuff one stocking, and then provide an empty stocking to another athlete to be stuffed. That athlete will then stuff a stocking and provide an empty stocking to another athlete. Each time a stuffed stocking is returned, another stocking will go out to a different athlete in hopes of reaching as many LPHS athletes as possible by Dec. 1. Cutler’s will deliver the stockings at their expense to the Chicago USO, which will ship them to troops abroad in time for Christmas. Last year, 325 stockings were donated locally and they were shipped by the USO to military personnel in Afghanistan. The LPHS athletic council hopes to help increase the donations significantly this year.
Whiting tops Westville girls
Sarah Weston had 16 points and seven rebounds but the Blackhawks fell to Whiting 42-39 in girls basketball Saturday. Chloe Fortune and Peyton Rodgers each chipped in eight points, while Rodgers and Nicole Albers both snagged five boards.
Glenn wrestling goes 3-2 in super dual
John Glenn’s wrestling team finished with a 3-2 record in the South Bend Clay Super Dual Saturday. Winning weight classes for the Falcons were Brandon Becker (145 pounds) with a 4-1 mark, and Brody Miskimon (285 pounds) with a 5-0 record. Also, Nathan May went 4-1 at 106 pounds, Bryce Smith posted a 4-1 mark at 113 pounds, and Sam Carson notched a 4-1 record at 152 pounds.