Sports Shorts: Feb. 14
La Porte athletics schedule changes
The boys swim sectional originally scheduled at La Porte today and Saturday is at Chesterton High School.
State wrestling pairings set
The brackets for Friday’s first round of the state wrestling finals were announced Sunday night. No. 17 (per Indiana Mat) Noah Perez (39-7) of La Porte will face third-ranked Levon Bellemy (35-1) of Edgewood at 182 pounds, while New Prairie’s unranked Grant Johnson (44-4) meets Huntington North’s No. 3 Charlie Agnew (41-1) at 195. The winners advance to Saturday morning’s quarterfinals and are guaranteed a top-eight medal.
Blazers semistate ticket equals free pizza
Marquette students who purchase a ticket to Saturday’s Class A girls basketball semistate at La Porte will receive free pizza at tonight’s home boys basketball game versus Illiana Christian. “I’m very thankful for the support we received from our student section this past Saturday,” Director of Athletics and head coach Katie Collignon said in a media release. “I expect Northfield to travel well this weekend so we’re going to need Blazer Nation out in full force.” Students can show their semistate ticket in the Scholl Center Finance Lab between the 5:30 p.m. JV game and the varsity contest that follows to receive complimentary pizza. Semistate tickets are $10 and can be purchased in the athletic office during school hours. Marquette and Northfield will tip off at noon Saturday.
Blazers boys hoops schedule changes
Marquette and Illiana Christian will make up their boys basketball game tonight at the Scholl Center. The two teams were originally scheduled to play Jan. 23, but inclement weather forced the postponement. The junior varsity tilt is slated for 5:30. The varsity game will tip off at about 7. Marquette’s game on Feb. 22 versus Goshen will be a varsity-only contest at 6, not the originally-scheduled 7:15. It will also be Senior Night. It will be conducted how the girls seniors were recognized, players and parents will be recognized prior to tip-off, and the Senior Night ceremony will be after the game.
City-Marian boys game moved
Due to Mishawaka Marian’s appearance in Saturday’s girls basketball regional, Michigan City’s boys away game with the Knights has been moved to Tuesday. The JV game starts at 5:30 p.m. with the varsity game following.
La Porte middle school lacrosse seeks players
La Porte middle school lacrosse is looking for more players. Both boys and girls in grades 5-8 can sign up now. For more information, visit www.laportelacrosse.com, email@example.com, or call or text 219-393-9552.
Bowl For The Cure’s Bowl-a-thon Feb. 24
Bowl For The Cure’s 18th annual Bowl-a-thon, to raise money for the Women’s Center at Franciscan Health Hospital, will be on Feb. 24 at City Lanes in Michigan City. All are welcome. Check in at 9 a.m. that day with bowling starting at 10. This is a 9 pin no-tap bowl-a-thon. All bowlers are asked to bring pledges. They’ll have door awards and a raffle table. More information can be found on the entries, which are at the counter at City Lanes.
Ernie Banks book to be released
Author Doug Wilson will hold a book signing and discussion on Let’s Play Two: The Life and Times of Ernie Banks, the first complete biography of the famed Mr. Cub, at 1 p.m. on March 2 at The Getaway Grille and Cubbies Bar in Bridgman, Mich. The book, to be released Friday, sheds insight into Banks’ personality and his impact on the game and fans.