Sports shorts: Aug. 20
La Porte girls soccer tops Brickies
La Porte’s girls soccer team beat Hobart 3-1 on the road on Saturday. Gabrielle Latchford netted two goals for the Slicers, and Megan Blank had a goal. La Porte’s defense had a strong game, led by Abby Hall, Shelby Linn, Jasmine Diaz, and Blank.
Slicers boys tennis downs Highland
La Porte’s boys tennis team beat Highland 4-1 on the road on Saturday. At No. 1 singles, Andy Emmons prevailed 3-6, 7-5, 6-1 for the Slicers, and Tristen Poe won 6-2, 6-2 at No. 3 singles. At No. 1 doubles, Graham Siefker and Alex Ake edged their opponent 6-4, 2-6, 7-5, and Carson Stalbaum and Liam Wolf were victorious 6-2, 7-5 at No. 2 doubles. Quentin Spears fell 6-3, 6-3 at No. 2 singles.
City spikers keep rolling
Michigan City defended its title in Saturday’s North Judson Invite at the Dunes Center, topping the host Bluejays 25-8, 23-25, 15-6 in the final. Additional wins came against South Bend Clay (25-10, 25-10), Culver Academy (25-18, 25-21) and Pioneer (25-16, 25-21). Reece Shirley posted 30 kills, 25 digs and nine aces with Emily Kinney registering 34 digs, 16 kills and four solo blocks. Alexa Sparks contributed 27 assists and 26 digs, and Kasey Halfacre 30 digs for the Wolves (7-0). “I’m really proud of the girls for finishing off a long week with four wins,” coach TR Harlan said. “We played seven matches in six days. Reece and Emily had great days and provided the leadership you expect from upperclassmen. Defensively, we are continuing to work hard and get better. On the service line, we had 32 aces in four matches, but missed 29 serves. We’ve got to get more consistent back there.”
Also at the tournament, Marquette went 2-2, defeating Hammond Academy (25-10, 25-15) and Clay (25-22, 18-25, 15-8), while losing to Pioneer (25-11, 25-10) and Morgan Township (25-12, 25-9). Ryleigh Grott topped the Blazers (2-3) with 19 kills and Sara Molina chipped in 12. Bri Molan led the defense with 19 digs to go with nine aces, while Liberty Riley and Madi Lindsey each delivered 17 assists. Ally McConnell and Isabela Pacheco each scored four aces.
New Prairie boys win tennis invite
New Prairie won its own boys tennis invite Saturday, defeating runner-up Wheeler (4-1), Buchanan, Mich. (5-0) and Lake Station (5-0). Josh Ferrell (two singles), Wrigley Hemphill (three singles), Levi Britton and Joe Henning (one doubles) all went 2-0 at those respective positions with Britton also picking up a win at two singles for the Cougars (4-1).
NP girls fifth at NIC Stomp
New Prairie’s girls cross country team finished fifth with 112 points in the grades 11-12 division at the NIC Stomp on Saturday. Juliana Kroll led the Cougars in 14th with a time of 21 minutes, 54 seconds. Callie Metzger was 19th (22:22) and Gabby Peters 21st (22:43). The scoring five was rounded out by Alexa Zeese in 27th (23:12) and Julia Jones in 41st (24:31). The 9/10 team raced four girls, which doesn’t allow them to place or score, but they were led by Sage Mougin in 27th at 23:16.
Glenn football falls to Boone
John Glenn’s football team lost 40-12 at Boone Grove on Friday night. Zach Neiswender had a 44-yard touchdown run for the Falcons (0-1), and Neiswender had a 40-yard touchdown pass to Garrett West. Glenn’s Johnny Drews recovered a fumble defensively. The Falcons next travel to Mishawaka Marian next Friday night.
Westville boys soccer loses
Blake Henderson’s penalty kick goal was the sole highlight of the match for Westville in its 11-1 loss to Covenant Christian on Saturday.
Westville girls soccer shut out
Covenant Christian shut out host Westville 11-0 in girls soccer Saturday. Maddie Forrester made six saves and Keslie Nichols four shots.
Glenn girls golf tallies 11th in invite
John Glenn’s girls golf team placed 11th (413) in the Rochester Golf Invite on Saturday. Culver Girls Academy won the meet (329). Megan Kobelt led the Falcons with 87, tying for 10th individually. Bethany Hayden carded 98, and Abby Machnic followed with 102. Emma Egger added 126.
Falcons girls golf posts first in tri
John Glenn’s girls golf team finished first in a triangular (194), compared to second-place Mishawaka Marian’s 197 and third-place South Bend Clay’s 276 on Wednesday at Eberhart Golf Course. Abby Machnic and Megan Kobelt paced the Falcons (7-1 NIC), each with 45. Bethany Hayden shot 50, and Emma Egger had 54.
Slicers/Lakers boys tennis schedule change
La Porte’s boys tennis home match versus La Lumiere scheduled for Sept. 19 will now be played on Sept. 14 at 7 p.m. at the LeRoy Courts. The 1968 Slicer state champions will be honored that evening.
La Porte girls golf schedule change
La Porte’s girls golf match versus Crown Point and Lake Central on Tuesday will now be played at White Hawk in Crown Point and not at Beechwood in La Porte.
Night Golf at Valley Hills
Night Golf at Valley Hills Golf Course in Rolling Prairie will be Saturday. Tee off is at dark. The public is welcomed. Interested people are asked to call ahead for reservations. For reservations or more information, call Valley Hills at 219-778-2823.