Sports shorts: Sept. 1
Slicers boys soccer schedule change
La Porte’s boys soccer match last Monday at Wheeler was postponed. It’s been rescheduled for Tuesday at 5 p.m. at Wheeler.
Wolves boys tennis time change
Due to a busing situation, the start time between Michigan City and South Bend Clay’s boys tennis match on Wednesday will now be at 5:30 p.m.
Blazers volleyball earns sweep, now 7-6
Marquette’s volleyball team rolled over Hammond Tech in three games, 25-6, 25-17, 25-20, on Thursday night at the Scholl Center. The Blazers improved to 7-6, a winning mark for the first time in the 2018 season. Marquette next plays on Saturday in the Chesterton Invitational.
Doubles leads Marquette to tennis win
Behind a sweep from its doubles teams, Marquette burst into the win column Thursday afternoon at the Elston Courts with a 3-2 victory over visiting Hammond Morton. The doubles teams of Aidan McDonnell-Brendan Mack and Colin Thompson-Riggs Bardol won in straight sets to help Marquette to a 3-2 boys tennis victory over Hammond Morton on Thursday. McDonnell-Mack took one doubles 6-0, 6-3, while Thompson-Bardol rolled 6-4, 6-0. Sean Bardol clinched the team win with a straight-set victory at one singles, 6-1, 6-3.
Salyer climbs scoring ranks for Blazers
Claire Salyer climbed into a second-place tie on the Marquette career scoring list with a penalty kick goal in Thursday’s 9-1 loss to visiting Hebron. Riley Lindsey made 20 first-half saves and McKena Moore turned aside another 10 after the break.
Glenn girls soccer rolls, gets edged by St. Joe
John Glenn’s girls soccer team thumped South Bend Clay 11-0 on Tuesday at home. The Falcons’ Analiese Hooten tallied two goals, and Lizzie Miller, Maya Vermillion, Balie Szuba, Cydney Steward, Morgan Tibbs, Sofie Klinedinst, Brooke Miller, and Leena Thomas all had a goal. In the second half, Ashley Bolze had two saves in goal. Hooten and Szuba had assists, and Skylar Hooten had two throw-ins that resulted in goals.
Glenn fell 2-1 to South Bend St. Joseph at home on Thursday. The Falcons’ Leena Thomas scored the only goal off Seja Lang’s free kick. Glenn’s defense was solid and dogged with Dessa Lang, Ryley Miller, Hailey Rough, and Seja Lang. Brooke Miller made some stalwart saves.
Falcons boys tennis blanks Clay
John Glenn’s boys tennis team shut out South Bend Clay 5-0 on the road on Wednesday. The Falcons’ Gabe Weiss cruised 6-1, 6-1 at No. 1 singles, and at No. 2 singles, Anthony Kaser won 6-3, 6-3. Easton Stephens was victorious 6-2, 6-1 at No. 3 singles, and at No. 1 doubles, Alex Kruk and Brandon Goble rolled 6-0, 6-1. Matthew Moore and Joe Delinski cruised 6-1, 6-1 at No. 2 doubles.
Pumpkin Festival 3-on-3 basketball tourney
The annual Pumpkin Festival 3-on-3 basketball tourney will be at Westville High School on Sept. 30. It will have girls and boys divisions from 4th grade up to adult divisions. This will be double elimination and the entry fee is $75. Registration will begin around 7:30 a.m. with games around 8:15 a.m. Trophies will be given to first-place winners and T-shirts will be given to all participants. This is a fundraiser for Westville’s boys basketball program. Email or call Dale Lake for questions at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 219-608-7180.
K of C Soccer Challenge Sept. 22
The Knights of Columbus of St. Michael Council in La Porte will hold its annual Soccer Challenge at the soccer field at Kesling Middle School on Sept. 22. The event is open for boys and girls ages 9-14. Registration will take place from 3:30-4 p.m. with the competition running from 4-5:30. Birth certificates are required.
Prep basketball officiating class at Marquette High
The Hoosier Athletic Officials Association (HAOA) will host an officiating class for anyone interested in becoming an IHSAA basketball official. Classes will be at Marquette Catholic High School starting on Sunday, Sept. 9, at 6 p.m. If you’re interested or would like more information, contact HAOA President Matt Beahm at email@example.com, or (219) 716-3027. Space is limited.