Sports Shorts: Nov. 29
Week 12 Pro Picks winner: Mike Bornell
The Herald-Argus Pro Picks contest winner for Week 12 of the National Football League was Mike Bornell, of La Porte. He was one of four people in our contest to earn a 10-2 record, winning with his tiebreaker score of 51, which was exactly the total number of points for Monday night’s Tennessee-Houston game, so Bornell will win the $50 prize.
Cougars-Slicers boys hoops postponed to Dec. 22
The New Prairie at La Porte JV & varsity boys basketball games originally scheduled for Saturday night will now be played on Saturday, Dec. 22, at 5 p.m. at Slicer Gym.
Westville girls wallop 21
Sarah Weston’s 17 points topped four Westville girls basketball players in double figures as the Blackhawks routed Gary 21st Century 71-23 on Wednesday at home. Chloe Fortune followed with 12, while Peyton Rodgers added 11 and Reina Steppe 10. Nicole Albers topped Westville (6-2) on the boards with nine to go with four steals. Weston also handed out five assists.
LP athletes to stuff Christmas stockings for troops/veterans
Led by the La Porte High School Student Athletic Council, Slicer athletes will team up with Cutler Funeral Home to furnish Christmas stockings to soldiers and veterans. Slicer athletes will be asked to stuff one stocking, and then provide an empty stocking to another athlete to be stuffed. That athlete will then stuff a stocking and provide an empty stocking to another athlete. Each time a stuffed stocking is returned, another stocking will go out to a different athlete in hopes of reaching as many LPHS athletes as possible by Saturday. Cutler’s will deliver the stockings at their expense to the Chicago USO, which will ship them to troops abroad in time for Christmas. Last year, 325 stockings were donated locally and they were shipped by the USO to military personnel in Afghanistan. The LPHS athletic council hopes to help increase the donations significantly this year.
Glenn boys hoops downs Satellites
John Glenn’s boys basketball team beat South Central 59-35 in Union Mills Tuesday night. Carter Yung guided the Falcons (1-1) with a career-high and game-high 26 points. Glenn outscored the Satellites 19-6 in the first quarter and led 34-11 at half. S.C. fell to 0-3.
Falcons girls hoops gets edged
John Glenn’s girls basketball team lost 41-36 to Mishawaka at home Tuesday night. Bethany Hayden and Dessa Lang both notched 12 points for the Falcons (4-4, 1-2 Northern Indiana Conference), and Morgan Plunkett scored nine. Glenn was ahead 15-7 after the opening period and led 25-19 at the break, but got outscored 22-11 in the second half.