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Sports Shorts: Jan. 7

January 7, 2019

Slicers girls swimmers lose to Brickies

La Porte’s girls swim team fell 106-77 at Hobart on Saturday morning. The Slicers’ Abigail Roberts tallied first in both the 50-yard freestyle and 100 free, and Becca Shaffer captured first in the 200 individual medley, as well as first in the 100 breaststroke. La Porte’s 200 medley relay team of Shaffer, Roberts, Alicia Wireman and Gabby Hull placed first, and Callie Hekter took second in the 200 IM.

LP boys swimmers drop decision

La Porte’s boys swim team lost 99-60 at Hobart on Saturday morning. The Slicers’ 200-yard medley relay team of Graham Siefker, Lucas Banic, Jordan Hull and Kreg Warner earned first (1:56.84), and Siefker claimed first in the 100 backstroke (1:00.13). Hull won the 200 individual medley (2:19.28), and Toy Hayes notched first in diving (214.7).

La Porte Parks Youth Sports sign-ups

The La Porte Park and Recreation Department holds its Youth Sports Registration Nights, with registrations offered for Boys Baseball, Girls Slowpitch Softball, T-Ball and Tennis, from 6-7:30 p.m. on Jan. 15 and 17, in the lower level of the Civic Auditorium (1001 Ridge Street). Keeping sports fun, especially in the early stages of youth participation, is the primary concern of the park programs. The department promotes participation for all, positive competition and building character, as well as teaching fundamentals and traditions of the game, championing sportsmanship and encouraging family and community support.

Registration will be available for the following programs (visit www.cityoflaporte.com, or call 219-326-9600 for more information): Boys Baseball, now affiliated with Baseball Players Association, includes four age divisions: Rookie (ages 7-8), Minor (ages 9-10), Major (ages 11-12) and Junior (ages 13-15, formerly Babe Ruth). The seasons run from early spring through July. Cost for Rookie, Minor and Major is $60 for first child and $50 for each additional child in same household. Cost for Junior is $100 for first child and $90 for each additional child in same household. An additional $20 will be added to registration fee after March 8.

Girls Slowpitch Softball offers three age divisions: Coach Pitch (7-9), Junior (10-12) and Senior (13-17, with 18-year-olds currently enrolled in high school accepted). The seasons run from early spring through July. Cost is $60 for first child and $50 for each additional child in same household. An additional $20 will be added to registration fee after March 8.

T-Ball is for boys and girls ages 5-6. The season runs in June and July. Cost is $50 for first child and $40 for each additional child in same household. An additional $20 will be added to registration fee after May 3.

Tennis offers levels for boys and girls ages 4 and older. The lessons are in June and July. Class days and times vary depending on the grade level for the 2019-20 school year. Cost for youth lessons range from $38-$58 without a racket and from $54-$74 with a racket. Cost for adult lessons is $44 without a racket and $60 with a racket. Love Plus 1 class (one adult and one child) is $68. There is a $10 discount for each additional child (discount does not apply to Love Plus 1 class).

Registration nights are in the lower level of the Civic Auditorium. Use the side door down the ramp on Plain Street to enter building. Age divisions based upon child’s ages as of April 30, 2019. Make checks payable to the La Porte Park and Recreation Department. Visa/MasterCard accepted. Registration available beginning Jan. 22 at the Park Office (250 Pine Lake Avenue) or online at www.cityoflaporte.com. The Park Department offers Need-Based Scholarships to assist youth who do not have the financial means to participate in recreation programs. The scholarship must be applied for by the child’s parent and/or guardian and they must meet the criteria for financial need. To apply for assistance, pick up a scholarship form at the Park Office, or contact Recreation Director Pam Carroll at pcarroll@cityoflaportein.gov.

O-D girls hoops edges Lighthouse CPA

Oregon-Davis’ girls basketball team outlasted visiting Lighthouse CPA 75-71 on Friday night. Mercedes Rhodes earned a team-high 23 points for the Bobcats (9-6), who have now won five straight since losing at South Central on Dec. 14. Jayden Worthington had 21 points, and Katie Sauer was right behind with 20 points. O-D outscored the Lions 18-13 in the second quarter.

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