Sports Shorts: Dec. 3
Slicers girls hoops rebounds, downs Concord
After a tough loss at Valparaiso Friday night, La Porte’s girls basketball team bested visiting Concord 60-51 Saturday night. Riley Ott poured in 27 points and had five rebounds for the Slicers (5-3), and Ryin Ott recorded 13 points and six boards. Keatyn Boren played stalwart defense and had 10 points and five rebounds. La Porte led 30-24 at half, and outscored the Minutemen 23-16 in the fourth quarter.
S.C. boys hoops notches first win, falls
Zack Christy poured in 23 points and Brendan Carr backed him with 17 as South Central downed Oregon-Davis 62-44 on Friday for its first boys basketball win. Brady Glisic contributed four steals and five assists for the Satellites, who led 39-15 at half.
On Saturday, Christy scored 16 points, but didn’t get much help as South Central fell 55-34 at Bremen in boys basketball. Brendan Carr grabbed seven rebounds for the Satellites (1-4).
NP wrestlers win four at Jimtown, Glenn wins three
The New Prairie wrestling team finished 4-1 at Saturday’s Jimtown Super Duals. Tristan Balmer, Luke Lenig, Grant Johnson, Javi Padilla, Aaron Smith, Chris McGrew and Hunter Whitenack all won medals in their respective weight classes. Johnson was named the meet’s top wrestler.
John Glenn posted a 3-2 mark in the event. The Falcons drubbed Mishawaka Marian 72-0, routed Culver 60-10, and beat LaVille 54-24. Glenn lost to the host Jimmies 70-6 and to New Prairie 74-6.
Westville’s Westons quiet Culver
Grace Weston scored 12 points and sister Sarah contributed 11 as Westville downed visiting Culver 39-25 in girls basketball Saturday. Peyton Rodgers chipped in nine points and seven rebounds.
Elkhart Central routs New Prairie girls
Libby Lapczynski notched eight points, and Sydney Meyers added seven in New Prairie’s 94-26 loss at Elkhart Central Saturday.
City, NP swimmers split
Purdue-bound Jack Smith broke New Prairie pool records in the 100-yard butterfly and 100 backstroke and Connor Baker took the 200 individual medley and 500 freestyle for Michigan City, but depth carried the Cougars to a 92.5-90.5 boys swimming win Saturday. Smith clocked a 51.0 in the fly and a 51.73 in the back.
Dalton Thomas (50 free) and Neiman Graham (100 breast) had firsts for NP, which went one-three in the 400 free relay to pull out the victory. New Prairie’s 200 medley relay team of Wrigley Hemphill, Thomas, Tommy Eggleston and Mason Young reset their pool record with a time of 1:42.67.
Luke Heitmann (200 free), Alec Marter (100 free) and Peter Gondeck (diving) also picked up firsts for the Wolves.
City’s girls won 117-68 as Dania Duenas (200 IM, 500 free) and Erin McGuire (50 free, 100 breast) each claimed a pair of victories. Other Wolves winners were Emily Gross (200 free), Emma Heitmann (100 fly), Sela Van Buskirk (100 free) and Aika Patejdl (100 back). New Prairie’s Savannah Keldsen took diving.
Glenn boys hoops thumps O-D
John Glenn’s boys basketball team cruised 88-13 at Oregon-Davis Saturday night. Rob Porter led all scorers with 18 points for the Falcons (2-1), who firmly led 33-4 after the first quarter. Carter Yung chipped in 15 points. Glenn made 17 free throws and held O-D (0-3) to just one point in the third period, when it won that quarter 24-1.
PNW hosting baseball camp
Purdue University Northwest is hosting a four-week baseball camp at its Westville campus starting Jan. 13. Assistant coach Shane Prance will direct the program in conjunction with the U.S. Baseball Academy. Classes are available for players in grades 1-12 and are limited to seven players per coach. Sessions are offered in advanced hitting, pitching, catching, fielding and base running. Space is limited. Registration is underway. For more information, visit www.USBaseballAcademy.com, or call toll-free 866-622-4487.
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.