Sports Shorts: Sept. 28
Slicers volleyball cruises, stays perfect in DAC
La Porte’s volleyball team swept Merrillville in three games, 25-10, 25-13, 25-14, on the road on Thursday night to move one match closer to an outright Duneland Athletic Conference title. Reilly Briggs and Cheyanne Seymour led the Slicers (23-3, 12-0 DAC) with eight kills apiece, and Gillian Santana paced the team with 10 digs. Justine Talbert had six kills, while Lexi Joyner added four kills and two solo blocks. Briggs recorded four aces, and Joyner and Paige Conklin each had three aces. The team had 16 total aces. Conklin finished with 26 assists. La Porte closes out the regular season next week at home against Valparaiso on Tuesday and Senior Night on Thursday versus Lake Central.
Slicers football ticket information
Tickets are on sale in the La Porte High School athletic office for this Friday’s homecoming football game versus Crown Point. Kickoff is at 7 p.m.
Soccer sectional pairings set
Sectional pairings for boys and girls soccer sectionals have been set.
On Monday, host Penn plays La Porte’s boys at 6 p.m. On Tuesday at LaVille (Newton Park), Marquette’s boys face Washington Township at 5, while the Blazers girls meet Morgan Township at the same time at Wheeler. The Michigan City girls take on Chesterton at 5 at Portage.
The Michigan City boys open against Merrillville at 7 on Thursday at Valparaiso with La Porte’s girls meeting the Penn-South Bend Adams winner that night at 6 in the South Bend Riley Sectional at Jackson Intermediate School.
Marquette volleyball drops decision
Marquette’s volleyball team fell in three games, 25-14, 25-12, 25-14, to Culver Academies on Monday night at the Scholl Center. Culver used a pair of 5-0 runs, one at the start, another at the end, to take the first game. The Blazers staged a comeback attempt in Game 2, but fell short. The Eagles went on to prevail in three.
Blazers volleyball sweeps Calumet New Tech
Marquette’s volleyball team beat Calumet New Tech in three games, 25-5, 25-20, 25-21, on Thursday night. Ryleigh Grott and Ally McConnell both recorded eight kills for the Blazers (16-15). Bri Moyer worked double duty, earning 13 kills and six aces. Marquette next returns home Wednesday for their Dig Pink Night. Kouts is slated to visit the Scholl Center for a 5:30 p.m. JV match, with the varsity to follow.
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 Oct. 3.
Westville boys soccer falls
Westville’s boys soccer team lost 7-3 at Portage Christian on Monday. The Blackhawks’ Blake Henderson, Nik Stoll and Alex Magana all scored a goal, and goalie Carson Miller had four saves.
Blackhawks girls soccer loses to Boone
Westville’s girls soccer team fell 9-0 to Boone Grove on Tuesday. The Blackhawks’ Sydney Patla made 22 saves, and Reina Steppe added one save.
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.
Night Golf at Valley Hills
Night Golf at Valley Hills Golf Course in Rolling Prairie will be Oct. 5. Tee off is at dark around 7 p.m. The public is welcomed. Interested people are asked to call ahead for reservations if you want, but it’s not required. First place is a 2019 season membership to Valley Hills Golf Course. For reservations or more information, call Valley Hills at 219-778-2823.