Sports shorts: Aug. 31
LP, City football tickets on sale
Tickets are on sale in the La Porte High School athletic office for Friday’s varsity football game at Valparaiso. All tickets are $6.
Michigan City will also have advance ticket sales next week and each week of all home games. Tickets will be available for purchase during the school day.
Slicers girls golf places third in tri
La Porte’s girls golf team finished third in a triangular (239) with its best 9-hole round of the season against Valparaiso and Portage on Tuesday at Robbinhurst Golf Course. Marley Schable led the Slicers with 56, and Ella Schable shot 59. Bella Schreeg carded 60, and Brooklyn Herod had 64.
Cougars girls golf drops NIC finale
New Prairie’s girls golf team fell in its Northern Indiana Conference regular-season finale, 179-230, to South Bend St. Joseph on Wednesday at South Bend Country Club. Jordan Winters led the Cougars (5-7 NIC) with 44, and Zoie Martinez had 60. Cyd Palmer tallied 60, and Beth Armstrong and Liv Trojanowski both posted 66.
Wolves girls golf picks up win over LaCrosse
Sophomore Lia Thomas fired a 39 to lead Michigan City as the Wolves picked up their ninth win of the season over LaCrosse on Thursday. City had a team score of 186.
Junior Sara Poulin carded a 47, while senior Emily Gushrowski shot a 48 and senior Emma Sells shot a 52. Freshman Caroline Kearney posted a 66 in her varsity debut. Autumn Scarborough led LaCrosse with a 58 and Madi Conover shot a 71.
New Prairie volleyball sweeps Riley
The Cougars defeated host South Bend Riley in convincing fashion, 25-11, 25-4, 25-11, on Thursday. Sarah Fronk served on an 18-point run in the second game and finished with a team-high six aces and 19 assists on the night. Elise Swistek had 12 kills, followed by Katie Hancock and Olivia Kelly each with nine kills.
New Prairie boys tennis moves to 9-1
Josh Ferrell (No. 2 singles), Wrigley Hemphill (No. 3 singles), Levi Britton/Joe Henning (No. 1 doubles) and Colten Kitchen/Isaac Kuczmanski (No. 2 doubles) all won their respective matches in New Prairie’s 4-1 victory over Bremen on Thursday. With the win, the Cougars move to 9-1 (5-0 NIC) on the season.
Westville boys soccer loses to Hanover Central
Westville’s boys soccer team lost 10-1 at home on Thursday night to visiting Hanover Central. Nik Stoll scored the lone goal for the home side, while Carson Miller made eight saves for the Blackhawks.
Westville girls soccer falls to Hammond Noll
Westville’s girls soccer team trailed just 1-0 at half, but lost 8-1 to Hammond Noll on Thursday. Kelsie Nichols scored for the Blackhawks, and Madison Forrester had 14 saves.
Slicer freshman volleyball change
Due to Merrillville not having a freshman volleyball team, the Slicer freshman volleyball team will travel to Culver Academy on Tuesday, Sept. 4, for a match at 5 p.m. CDT.
Glenn girls golf downs Jimmies
John Glenn’s girls golf team beat Jimtown 199-288 on Wednesday at McCormick Creek Golf Course. Abby Machnic paced the Falcons (14-6, 8-3 Northern Indiana Conference) with 44, and Bethany Hayden followed with 47. Megan Kobelt notched 50, and Emma Egger added 58.
Glenn boys tennis bests Riley
John Glenn’s boys tennis team beat South Bend Riley 4-1 on the road on Thursday. At No. 1 singles, Gabe Weiss won 7-5, 6-2 for the Falcons, and Anthony Kaser was victorious 6-2, 6-2 at No. 2 singles. At No. 1 doubles, Alex Kruk and Brandon Goble rolled 6-2, 6-1, and Matthew Moore and Joe Delinski cruised 6-0, 6-1 at No. 2 doubles. Easton Stephens fell 7-5, 6-1 at No. 3 singles. Glenn’s JV rolled 4-0.
Falcons boys soccer cruises
John Glenn’s boys soccer team routed South Bend Clay 8-3 on Wednesday in South Bend. The Falcons’ Samuel Thomas earned three goals and three assists, and Michael Day had two goals. Isaac Minnick had a goal and two assists, and Justin Henry had the first goal of his career. Joey Parker started in goal and recorded the win.
PNW men’s soccer picks up first win
Justin Barragan’s header in the 58th minute ended up being the difference in Purdue University Northwest men’s soccer team’s 2-1 decision over Lewis University on Thursday. Barragan also was credited with an assist on the first goal of the night for the Pride when he found Jaime Garcia for the goal in the 52nd minute. After a Lewis goal leveled the match, Barragan’s header three minutes later eventually sealed the deal.
Prep basketball officiating class at Marquette High
The Hoosier Athletic Officials Association (HAOA) will host an officiating class for anyone interested in becoming an IHSAA basketball official. Classes will be at Marquette Catholic High School starting at 6 p.m. on Sept. 9. For details, contact HAOA President Matt Beahm at firstname.lastname@example.org, or (219) 716-3027. Space is limited.
K of C Soccer Challenge Sept. 22
The Knights of Columbus of St. Michael Council in La Porte will hold its annual Soccer Challenge at the soccer field at Kesling Middle School on Sept. 22. The event is open for boys and girls ages 9-14. Registration will take place from 3:30-4 p.m. with the competition running from 4-5:30. Birth certificates are required.
Pumpkin Festival 3-on-3 basketball tourney
The annual Pumpkin Festival 3-on-3 basketball tourney will be at Westville High School on Sept. 30. It will have girls and boys divisions from 4th grade up to adult divisions. This will be double elimination and the entry fee is $75. Registration will begin around 7:30 a.m. with games around 8:15 a.m. Trophies will be given to first-place winners and T-shirts will be given to all participants. This is a fundraiser for Westville’s boys basketball program. Email or call Dale Lake for questions at email@example.com, or 219-608-7180.