Sports Shorts: Oct. 3

October 4, 2018

Slicers volleyball claims DAC title, bests Valpo

La Porte’s volleyball team captured its first Duneland Athletic Conference title since 2012 after downing Valparaiso in four games, 22-25, 25-11, 25-22, 26-24, at home on Tuesday. Reilly Briggs paced the Slicers (24-3, 13-0 DAC) with 23 digs and 17 kills, and Gillian Santana earned 32 digs. Aniya Kennedy had 12 kills, and Paige Conklin recorded 16 digs and 45 assists. Annalise Warnock finished with 10 digs and nine kills, and Kara Cooper and Cheyanne Seymour had seven kills apiece. Seymour added seven digs, and Cooper posted four solo blocks. La Porte’s JV won 25-10, 25-12. The Slicers close the regular season at home on Thursday versus Lake Central.

Slicers/Wolves advance football tickets

Tickets for Friday’s La Porte football game at Michigan City may be purchased in advance at the La Porte High School Athletic Office. All tickets are $6.

La Porte/City football parking shuttle bus

Michigan City High School athletics will again run a free shuttle bus to and from a remote parking site for home football games, including Friday’s game against La Porte. Due to reduced parking options in the general vicinity of Ames Field, the Wolves will run a shuttle bus to and from the nearby Marquette Mall and Ames Field. The shuttle will run on all home football game days from 6-7:30 p.m., and for 45-60 minutes directly at the end of all home games (approximately 9:30 p.m.). The pickup/dropoff location at Marquette Mall is the south parking lot outside of the former JC Penney. Marquette Mall is located at the intersection of Franklin Street and US Highway 20. The pickup/dropoff location at Ames Field is the southwest corner of Wabash and Arthur Streets. Both locations will be clearly marked. The shuttle is free. Contact the MCHS Athletic Department at 219-873-2043 with any comments or questions.

LP volleyball sectional schedule

The schedule has been set for next week’s La Porte Volleyball Sectional. Play begins at 5 p.m. on Oct. 10 with South Bend Adams and South Bend Riley. Penn and Plymouth meet at 5 p.m. on Oct. 11, followed by La Porte and Mishawaka. The Oct. 13 semifinals start at 10 a.m. with the championship set for 6 p.m. Tickets are $6 per session or $10 for the whole week. Spectators may enter from either the main entrance off of I Street or Door 23 off of F Street.

Cougars volleyball spikes Eagles

Elise Swistek’s 17 kills, 11 digs and three aces powered the New Prairie volleyball team to 25-22, 25-19, 25-20 sweep of South Bend Adams on Tuesday. Katie Hancock and Olivia Kelly each contributed nine kills with Hancock adding nine digs. Shaye Tolch set 17 assists, one more than Sarah Fronk. Josie Troy came up with 10 digs.

Wolves volleyball survives Trojans

Hannah Noveroske’s 18 kills led Michigan City to a 25-21, 22-25, 22-25, 25-6, 15-7 five-game victory over Chesterton on Tuesday. Emily Kinney led the Wolves with 26 assists, while Reece Shirley chipped in with 20. Alexa Sparks was City’s dig leader with a team-high 14. Shirley had 13 digs, while Micah Ruhe contributed with 12 of her own.

2019 13U La Porte Crush baseball tryouts

2019 13U La Porte Crush baseball is looking for a few more players and will hold a tryout on Saturday at 10 a.m. at the ball fields at US 6 and US 421 in Westville. Normally tryouts would be at Schreiber Field in La Porte, but due to field improvements this fall, they’ll have tryouts in Westville this year. Players can’t be older than 13 as of April 30, 2019. Arrive early to register and warm up. If you have any questions or can’t attend, contact head coach Daniel Whitaker at 219-851-6339, or General Manager Tom Obertein at 219-851-4680.

Glenn boys soccer drops sectional opener

John Glenn’s boys soccer team lost 5-2 to South Bend Washington in a Class 2A Mishawaka Marian Sectional opener on Monday. The Falcons’ Chase Oden and Owen Minnick each scored a goal, and it was Minnick’s first varsity goal. Samuel Thomas had both assists. Joey Parker made seven saves in goal.

Blazers Dig Pink for Marquette volleyball

Marquette volleyball will hold its Dig Pink Night on Wednesday 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 Wednesday.

Slicers, Wolves compete in bowl-o-rama

Portage’s girls won the Northwest Indiana High School Bowling Bowl-O-Rama with a two-game team score of 1796. Michigan City took fourth with 1420 and La Porte was sixth at 1402. Megan Grams led City with a 375 (seventh), while Alyssa Foster posted a 342 (ninth) for LP. Portage’s Makayla Himden topped the field at 434.

Griffith won the boys title with 1940, while M.C. was fourth at 1800. Jarvos Santos’ 402 paced the Wolves. La Porte’s teams shot 1676 and 1580, respectivcely. Jayden Scrivnor led the Slicers bowlers with a 359.

M.C.’s Gushrowski golfing in state event

Michigan City’s Nicholas Gushrowski will play in the Hoosier Junior Championship golf tournament Saturday and Sunday at Otter Creek Golf Club in Columbus.

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