Sports Shorts: Sept. 21
Slicers volleyball drubs Portage, stays perfect in DAC
La Porte’s volleyball team thumped Portage in three games, 25-5, 25-13, 25-18, at Slicer Gym on Thursday night. Aniya Kennedy and Cheyanne Seymour led the Slicers (19-1, 10-0 Duneland Athletic Conference) with eight kills apiece, and Annalise Warnock followed with seven kills. Lexi Joyner had six kills, and Paige Conklin earned 28 assists, eight aces, eight digs and five kills. Gillian Santana paced La Porte with 16 digs, while Reilly Briggs recorded eight digs. The Slicers next compete in the Warsaw Invite on Saturday.
Cougars volleyball downs Satellites
New Prairie’s volleyball team beat visiting South Central in three games, 25-12, 25-21, 25-5, on Thursday on Dig Pink Night. Elise Swistek paced the Cougars with 14 kills and 11 digs, and Katie Hancock had nine digs, five aces and four kills. Olivia Kelly posted four kills and three aces, and Cali Salat had four aces. Sarah Fronk tallied 19 assists, and Shaye Tolch added seven assists. The team had nine total blocks by Swistek, Fronk, Hancock, Hannah Rypma, and Ellie Michiaels. The players and community honored those affected by breast cancer. Pink filled the gym and both squads wore pink jerseys to support the fight against breast cancer.
Week 2 Pro Picks winner: Brad ‘Colonel’ Green
The Herald-Argus Pro Picks contest winner for Week 2 of the National Football League was Brad ‘Colonel’ Green, of La Porte. He was the only person in our contest to earn an 11-3 record. Green, along with every weekly winner, receives $50.
Colts Friday Night Football Tour at La Porte
Friday’s game at La Porte against Merrillville will be spotlighted as part of the Indianapolis Colts Friday Night Football Tour. Fans can visit the tour area before the game for a chance to win Colts tickets, meet Colts cheerleaders and receive a Friday Night Football Tour rally towel while supplies last. The festivities will begin at 5:30 p.m.
Glenn boys tennis wins NIC crossover match
John Glenn’s boys tennis team blanked South Bend Clay 5-0 in a Northern Indiana Conference crossover match on Wednesday in South Bend. The Falcons Gabe Weiss won 6-2, 6-0 at No. 1 singles, and at No. 2 singles, Anthony Kaser rolled 6-1, 6-0. Easton Stephens was victorious 6-2, 6-1 at No. 3 singles, and at No. 1 doubles, Matthew Moore and Brandon Goble prevailed 6-4, 6-1. Joe Delinski and Colin Stephens cruised 6-1, 6-1 at No. 2 doubles.
Falcons boys soccer falls to No. 1 St. Joe
John Glenn’s boys soccer team lost 8-0 at Class 2A No.1 South Bend St. Joseph on Thursday night. In goal, the Falcons Joey Parker and Andrew Snyder both made five saves in split duty.
Westville boys soccer drops decision
Westville’s boys soccer team lost 5-1 at Hebron on Tuesday. The Blackhawks Blake Henderson earned a goal, and keeper Carson Miller had 14 saves. Alex Magana added an assist.
Pumpkin Festival Fun Run 5K Run/5K Walk
The 20th annual Pumpkin Festival Run, sponsored by Westville Tri Kappa, is set for Sept. 29. Registration is at 7 a.m. at Westville High School’s parking lot with the 5K run and 5K walk set to begin at 8 a.m. Note it’s a 5K this year for the run and walk. These events are for adults. The Kids Race will be at Prairie Meadow Park at 1 p.m. at Birch Field No. 1. Applications may be picked up at area sports clubs and sport shops. You may also call Jane Bachman at 219-898-3077, or email email@example.com, or applications may be found at www.westvillepumpkinfestival.com.
Bowling league needs team
The Casey’s Classic Scratch Bowling League is looking for one 4-person team to fill its league for the 2018-19 season. The league bowls on Tuesday nights starting at 6:30 p.m. at Casey’s Lanes in La Porte. The end of season prize fund has been increased. Anyone interested in joining the league as a full team or an individual looking to join should call Judy Arndt at (219) 362-1571.