Sports Shorts: Sept. 24
Slicers volleyball goes 2-2 in Warsaw Invite
La Porte’s volleyball team finished with a 2-2 record in Saturday’s Warsaw Invitational. The Slicers (21-3, 10-0 Duneland Athletic Conference) defeated Tippecanoe Valley and Fort Wayne Snider, but fell to West Noble and Lake Central. La Porte aims to get back on track Tuesday when it travels to Michigan City. The JV match begins at 5 p.m.
LP boys tennis splits pair in Lafayette
La Porte’s boys tennis team fell 3-2 to Harrison, but rebounded to beat Lafayette Jeff 3-2 on Saturday in Lafayette. Against Harrison, the Slicers’ Quentin Spears won 6-3, 6-0, and at No. 2 singles, and at No. 3 singles, Liam Wolf prevailed 7-6 (5), 6-1. Andy Emmons fell 6-3, 6-0 at No. 1 singles, and Carson Stalbaum and Tristen Poe lost 6-2, 6-0 at No. 1 doubles. Graham Siefker and Alex Ake fell 6-1, 6-3 at No. 2 doubles. Versus Jeff, La Porte’s Emmons was victorious 6-1, 7-5 at No. 1 singles, and at No. 2 singles, Spears rolled 6-2, 6-1. Wolf topped his opponent 6-2, 6-4 at No. 3 singles, and at No. 1 doubles, Stalbaum and Poe fell 6-2, 2-6, 13-11. Siefker and Ake dropped their match, 6-1, 6-3, at No. 2 doubles.
La Porte girls soccer thumps Clay
La Porte’s girls soccer team routed South Bend Clay 10-0 on Saturday morning at Kesling Park.
Area girls soccer sectional draw
The IHSAA announced pairings for the girls soccer sectionals on Sunday. In area play, La Porte got a bye and faces the Penn/South Bend Adams winner in the Class 3A South Bend Riley Sectional, and Michigan City plays Merrillville in the first round of the Class 3A Valparaiso Sectional. Marquette meets Morgan Township in a Class A Wheeler Sectional opener, and Westville faces the host Bearcats in another first-round match at Wheeler. Sectionals run Oct. 1‐6.
Area boys soccer sectional draw
The IHSAA announced pairings for the boys soccer sectionals on Sunday. In area play, La Porte faces the host Kingsmen in a Class 3A Penn Sectional opener, and Michigan City plays Chesterton in a first-round game in the Class 3A Portage Sectional. Marquette meets Washington Township in the first round of the Class A LaVille Sectional, and Westville faces Bremen at LaVille. Sectionals run Oct. 1‐6.
N.P. downs Wheeler in tennis
Josh Ferrell (No. 2 singles), Wrigley Hemphill (No. 3 singles) and Joe Henning-Levi Britton (No. 1 doubles) all won in straight sets as the New Prairie boys tennis team (16-3) beat Wheeler 4-1 on Saturday. Nick Boyd added a three-set comeback victory at No. 1 singles, rallying to prevail 4-6, 7-6 (4), 10-8.
Wolves volleyball spikes Pirates
Hannah Noveroske connected on 10 kills as Michigan City downed Merrillville 25-12, 25-8, 25-16, in Duneland Athletic Conference volleyball Thursday. Emily Kinney led the Wolves in assists (10) and aces (four), with Alexa Sparks pacing the defense with eight digs.
Blazers Dig Pink
Marquette volleyball will hold its Dig Pink Night on Oct. 3 when the Blazers host Kouts. The JV match is slated to begin at 5:30 p.m. with the varsity match to follow. The Dig Pink initiative is hosted in conjunction with the Side-Out Foundation. Funds raised for Side-Out go toward a clinical trial specifically for patients with stage 4 breast cancer, the most advanced form of the disease and the least funded of research. Fans are encouraged to wear pink apparel on the 6th. The Blazers have set a goal of $1,000. Donations may be made on Marquette’s Dig Pink site (https://giving.side-out.org/campaigns/14554#/) or in person on Oct. 3.
Glenn girls soccer gets edged
John Glenn’s girls soccer team fell 4-3 at Bremen Wednesday.
Falcons girls soccer rolls on Senior Night
John Glenn’s girls soccer team blanked LaVille 6-0 on Senior Night on Saturday in Walkerton. The Falcons’ Leena Thomas earned a hat trick with three goals, and Seja Lang, Maya Vermillion and Maddie VanHuss all had a goal. Analiese Hooten and VanHuss both added an assist.
Glenn boys soccer prevails on Senior Night
John Glenn’s boys soccer team edged rival LaVille 2-1 on Saturday on the Falcons’ Senior Night. Glenn’s Michael Day and Samuel Thomas tallied goals, and Cole Taylor and Justin Henry each had an assist. Goalie Joey Parker made five saves.
N.P. JV doubles duo second at tourney
New Prairie’s JV boys tennis No. 1 doubles team of Gavin Kelly and August Schuck took second place in Saturday’s Merrillville Tournament, losing to Penn in the finals. The Cougars Jacob Hannon and James Goodlink finished third at No. 2 and No. 3 singles, respectively, also winning two of three matches. Nathan Middlebrook was fourth at No. 1 singles, and the No. 2 doubles pair of Wreese Hemphill and Hayden Houser took fifth.
Pumpkin Festival Fun Run 5K Run/5K Walk
The 20th annual Pumpkin Festival Run, sponsored by Westville Tri Kappa, is set for Saturday. 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.