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Sports shorts: Aug. 9

August 9, 2018

La Porte/New Prairie football tickets on sale

Tickets for the Aug. 17 La Porte football game at New Prairie are on sale for $3 at both high school athletic departments. Admission price is $5 on game night. No season passes from either school will be permitted for this game. Kickoff is at 7 p.m. CDT.

South Central adds football game

South Central will play its Week 4 football game Saturday, Sept. 8, at North Knox. A Class 2A school located in Bicknell in southwestern Indiana, North Knox replaces Bishop Noll on the South Central schedule after Noll cancelled its varsity season due to a lack of players. The game will be played on Saturday due to the four-hour travel time and will kick off at 5 p.m.

Glenn girls golf earns first in tri

John Glenn’s girls golf team claimed first in a triangular, carding 195, compared to second-place Elkhart Central’s 197 and third-place Mishawaka’s 278 on Wednesday at Swan Lake’s Silver Course front nine holes. Abby Machnic and Megan Kobelt guided the Falcons (3-1 Northern Indiana Conference) with 44 apiece. Bethany Hayden shot 50, and Emma Egger chipped in 57.

Slicers’ girls golf schedule changes

La Porte’s girls golf match versus Michigan City and Chesterton scheduled for Aug. 16 will now be played on Aug. 15 at Beechwood Golf Course in La Porte. Also, the Slicers’ contest against Crown Point and Lake Central on Aug. 21 will now be played at White Hawk in Crown Point and not at Beechwood.

Slicers/Lakers’ boys tennis schedule change

La Porte’s boys tennis home match versus La Lumiere scheduled for Sept. 19 will now be played on Sept. 14 at 7 p.m. at the LeRoy Courts. The 1968 Slicer state champions will be honored that evening.

La Porte Travel Soccer sign-ups

Registration is still open for La Porte Travel Soccer. They have a few openings for U10, U12 and U14 players for the fall season. U10 born between 8-1-08 and 7-31-10. U12 born between 8-1-06 and 7-31-08. U14 born between 8-1-04 and 7-31-06. Games begin August 25. Sign up online at LaPorteSoccer.org, or call 219-363-1447.

La Porte Crush 9U baseball tryouts

The La Porte Crush will hold tryouts for a 2019 9U baseball team on Friday, Aug. 10, from 6-8 p.m. and Saturday, Aug. 11, from 2-4 p.m. at 2322 North 100 West, La Porte. Players cannot be older than 9 as of April 30, 2019. Arrive early to register and warm up. Contact Ryan Knoll at 219-851-4323 with questions, or if interested but cannot attend the tryout.

Harvest Bicycle Century Tour

The 13th annual Harvest Bicycle Century Tour, sponsored by the Rolling Prairie and Mill Creek Indiana Community Lions clubs, will be Sunday, Aug. 12, to benefit Diabetes Awareness. Registration is from 6-11 a.m. (CDT). The bike tour begins at Rolling Prairie Elementary School at 605 E. Michigan Street. There are routes of 15, 25, 40, 62 and 100 miles on well-maintained county roads. Rest stops with refreshments and rest rooms are provided. Registration fees are $25 per rider through Aug. 11, and $35 the day of the ride. Families of three or more can register for $40 through Aug. 11, or $50 on the day of the ride. For information and online registration, visit rollingprairielions.org or call Ron King at 219-778-4568.

Paladin hosts co-ed softball tournament

Paladin is looking for teams to play their first inaugural Co-ed Softball Tournament on August 25 at Patriot Park Sports Complex in Michigan City. Teams must consist of at least five men and five women 18 or older. Registration fee is $250 per team. The tournament will raise funds to help support persons with disabilities. Games will be played from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. in the park at 2224 N. CR 950W. For more information, call Erin Mooneyhan at 219-324-0656, ext. 1128; visit Paladin Inc.’s Facebook page; or visit paladin.care/co-ed-softball-tournament.html.

2019 Cougar Baseball Club open tryouts

Tryouts for the 2019 Cougar Baseball Club (CBC) 16U baseball team will be Saturday, August 18, and Sunday, August 19, from 3-5 p.m. at Washington Township High School’s varsity field on State Road 2 in Valparaiso. Eligible boys will be no older than 16 on April 30, 2019. Bring a copy of birth certificate. For more information, contact Steve Hernandez at 219-314-3873, or email shernandez@nisource.com, or check on the Cougar Baseball Club’s Facebook page.

7th annual Runnin’ for Prestin 5K/10K

The 7th annual Runnin’ for Prestin 5K/10K will be Sept. 15 in Washington Park, starting at 8 a.m. at the shelter by the splash pad. Proceeds from the run go towards pediatric cancer research at Riley Children’s Hospital. For more information, visit runninforprestin.com, go to the RunninforPrestin Facebook page or email info@runninforprestin.com. The race was named in honor of Prestin, who was 10 years old when he was diagnosed with medulloblastoma, an aggressive form of brain cancer. He successfully battled the cancer and is now 17 and cancer-free.

Dates announced for 2018 Porter AM

The 63rd annual Porter AM golf tournament will be played the weekends of Sept. 8-9 and Sept. 15-16. The master division and women’s division will start at 8 a.m. Sept. 8 at Forest Park; the open division will start at 8 a.m. that day at The Brassie. Master division and women’s division will continue at 11 a.m. Sept. 9 at Sand Creek; and the open division will continue at 11 a.m. at Valparaiso Country Club. On Sept. 15, masters and women will start at 8 a.m. at The Brassie; the open division will start at 11 a.m. at Sand Creek. On Sept. 16, the master’s/women’s division will start play at 11 a.m. at VCC; the open division will start at 8 a.m. at Forest Park. For information, call 219-462-3812.

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