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Sports shorts: July 30

July 30, 2018

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.

La Porte offering Slicer Passes for 2018-19 athletic events

The La Porte High School Athletic Department will begin selling 2018-19 Slicer Passes beginning on Monday, July 30, at the high school. The pass allows for admittance to all home Slicer athletic events, excluding tournaments & invitationals, at a savings from gate admittance price. They can be purchased in increments of 10 ($35), 15 ($52.50) or 20 ($70) admittances, is transferable, and allows more than one individual to enter on the same pass. Slicer Passes will not be available at athletic events. They must be purchased at the athletic office Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Senior citizens that are 62 and older may purchase an all-sports pass for $30 that allows admittance to all home Slicer athletic events for the 2018-19 school year, excluding tournaments & invitationals.

YMCA hosts 39th Annual Triathlon on Saturday

The La Porte County Family YMCA hosts its 39th Annual Triathlon on Saturday, August 4, at Soldier’s Memorial Park in La Porte, featuring a 1/4-mile lake swim, 12.4-mile bike ride and 3.4-mile run. Athletes will have the opportunity to compete as individuals or as part of a team. Awards will be given to top female, male and female masters finishers, and top three finishers in each age category. Athlete registration opens at 6:30 a.m. at Cummings Lodge in Soldier’s Memorial Park and closes at 7:30 a.m. Orientation begins at 7:30 a.m. for first-time competitors. The first wave of racers will begin at 8 a.m. Entry fee is $75 for individuals and $155 for teams. To register, visit lpymca.org or complete the registration at the Long Beach, Elston or La Porte County Family YMCA branches. For more information, call Elizabeth Downs at 219-325-9622, or email edowns@lpymca.org. Profits go toward the La Porte County Family YMCA Scholarship Fund.

Football equipment handout at Boston

Handout of football equipment for players at Boston Middle School will be later this month, just prior to the first practice. Equipment will be given out to eighth-graders from 5-6 p.m. on Monday, July 30. Sixth- and seventh-graders can pick up equipment from 5-6 p.m. Tuesday, July 31. Players should use the back door off 1st Street. All players must have a completed physical form to get equipment, and sixth-graders must weigh at least 110 pounds. The first practive will be from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, August 1.

Boston open gym and volleyball tryouts

Boston Middle School will host Open Gyms for volleyball on Tuesdays and Thursdays, July 31, August 2, 7 and 9 from 9-10:30 a.m. Players should use the door in the back of the building near the track. Tryouts for eighth-grade volleyball will be Wednesday, August 15, from 2:45-4:15 p.m.; and Thursday, August 16 and Monday, August 20, from 4:15-5:45 p.m. Seventh- can try out on Thursday, August 16; Friday, August 17; and Monday, August 20 from 2:45-4:15 p.m. Sixth-grader tryouts start the week of August 20. Potential players should listen for announcements in the morning and in math class for days and times. All players must have a completed physical form to try out.

La Porte, MC Pop Warner football sign-ups

Northern Indiana Pop Warner Little Scholars, youth football, cheer, flag and challenger teams are conducting fall sign-ups. For details, visit nipwls.com. In La Porte, contact Dennis Menear at laportepopwarnerpresident@yahoo.com. Games are played at Kiwanis Field. In Michigan City, contact Jerry Heath at jerryheath21@gmail.com. Games are played at Ames Field.

Salvation Army to host Red Shield Run 5K

The Salvation Army of Michigan City is gearing is hosting it second annual Red Shield Run 5K Powered by NIPSCO, a fundraiser supporting programs and services offered by The Salvation Army in Michigan City. The Red Shield Run is a timed road race starting at 8 a.m. Saturday, August 11. It will begin at Krueger Middle School, 2001 Springland Ave., and runners will head down Springland and circle through the Pottawattomie Park neighborhood before returning to Krueger. Trophies will be presented to the top male and female overall finishers; and medals will be presented to the top finisher in several age categories. Cost is $25 in advance or $30 on race day. For more information visit thtiming.com or stop in The Salvation Army at 1201 S. Franklin Street.

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