Sports Shorts: Sept. 19
Colts Friday Night Football Tour at La Porte
Friday’s game at La Porte against Merrillville will be spotlighted as part of the Indianapolis Colts Friday Night Football Tour. Fans can visit the tour area before the game for a chance to win Colts tickets, meet Colts cheerleaders and receive a Friday Night Football Tour rally towel while supplies last. The festivities will begin at 5:30 p.m.
La Porte boys soccer drops DAC contest
La Porte’s boys soccer team lost 3-0 to Lake Central at home on Monday night. The Slicers conceded three goals late in the first half. La Porte played hard and had some good chances in the game. The Slicers next travel to Michigan City on Wednesday night.
LP girls, boys soccer schedule changes Saturday
La Porte’s girls soccer home match on Saturday versus South Bend Clay will begin at 9 a.m. and will be varsity only. The Slicers boys soccer home match against Mishawaka will follow with the varsity playing at about 11 a.m., followed by one half of a JV match.
Slicers boys tennis gets blanked by Valpo
La Porte’s boys tennis team fell 5-0 at Valparaiso on Tuesday. The Slicers’ Andy Emmons lost 6-2, 7-6 (8) at No. 1 singles, and at No. 2 singles, Quentin Spears dropped a 6-2, 6-0 match. Liam Wolf fell 6-2, 2-6, 10-8 at No. 3 singles, and at No. 1 doubles, Carson Stalbaum and Tristen Poe lost 6-3, 6-4. Graham Siefker and Alex Ake fell 6-1, 6-2 at No. 2 doubles.
Blazer Nolans announce commitment to St. John’s
Seniors Emma and Sophia Nolan announced their commitment to St. John’s University in New York on Sunday. The duo helped guide the Blazers to their first state title in program history this past February.
Emma averaged 20.5 points and 8.1 rebounds as a junior, while Sophia posted 18.3 points and 7.6 boards per game for 27-2 Marquette. For their careers, the Nolans have combined for 2,844 points, 1,241 rebounds, 347 steals, and 254 blocks in a Blazers uniform.
St. John’s University is located in Queens, New York, and competes in the Big East Conference. The Red Storm are coming off a 19-win campaign that included a berth in the WNIT Quarterfinals.
Cougars volleyball claws Colonials
Elise Swistek cracked 21 kills and Sarah Fronk delivered 27 assists as the New Prairie volleyball team bounced South Bend Clay, 25-10, 25-6, 25-12, on Tuesday. Five Cougars combined for seven aces, led by Cali Salat’s three. Olivia Kelly and Swistek each picked up five digs.
Penn aces New Prairie tennis
Penn won four matches in straight sets to hand New Prairie (15-2, 6-1) its first Northern Indiana Conference boys tennis loss Tuesday. Wrigley Hemphill took No. 3 singles, 6-1, 6-1, for the Cougars sole point.
Sean Bardol sole winner in Blazers tennis loss
Sean Bardol persevered for a three-set win atop singles play Tuesday, but it was the only point Marquette could muster in a 4-1 boys tennis loss to Bishop Noll at the Elston Courts. Bardol knocked off Noll’s Franco Komyatte 6-2, 4-6, 10-5 at No. 1 singles. Cormack Bardol, Reagan Hendricks, Colin Thompson and Riggs Bardol, and Aidan McDonnell and Brendan Mack all lost in straight sets.
Valpo sweeps City volleyball
Reece Shirley had 10 kills in Michigan City’s 25-11, 25-17, 25-22 volleyball loss at Valpo on Tuesday. Alexa Sparks led the Wolves (17-4) with 12 assists and eight kills.
Wolves boys tennis falls at Trojans
Michigan City’s boys tennis team lost 5-0 at Chesterton on Tuesday. The Wolves doubles teams played well, as Tommy Komay and Devon Stromer won a second-set tiebreaker to force a third set. They had points to take the lead in the third, before ultimately losing 6-3 versus one of the top doubles teams in the area.
Blazers volleyball rolls, then moves over .500
Marquette’s volleyball team swept Lake Station, 25-18, 25-21, 25-20, Monday night, improving to 13-13.
The Blazers climbed over the .500 mark Tuesday night with a 25-20, 22-25, 25-15, 25-15 win at Oregon-Davis. Maggie Williams led the Blazers (14-13) in kills with eight, followed by juniors Ally McConnell (seven) and Sara Molina (six). Bri Moyer shined at libero, accumulating 31 digs. McConnell added 19 of her own, while Isabela Pacheco chipped in 13. Ryleigh Grott and Williams both recorded three block kills on the night. Freshman Jenny Kirby tallied 13 assists, with sophomore Liberty Riley contributing nine as well.
Glenn boys tennis shuts out Cavemen
John Glenn’s boys tennis team routed Mishawaka 5-0 at home on Tuesday. At No. 1 singles, the Falcons Gabe Weiss won 6-3, 6-0, and Anthony Kaser cruised 6-1, 6-1 at No. 2 singles. Easton Stephens was victorious 6-4, 6-1 at No. 3 singles, and at No. 1 doubles, Brandon Goble and Matthew Moore prevailed 6-3, 6-2. Joe Delinski and Colin Stephens rolled 6-1, 6-0 at No. 2 doubles.
Bowling league needs team
The Casey’s Classic Scratch Bowling League is looking for one 4-person team to fill its league for the 2018-19 season. The league bowls on Tuesday nights starting at 6:30 p.m. at Casey’s Lanes in La Porte. The end of season prize fund has been increased. Anyone interested in joining the league as a full team or an individual looking to join should call Judy Arndt at (219) 362-1571.
Night Golf at Valley Hills
Night Golf at Valley Hills Golf Course in Rolling Prairie will be Saturday. Tee off is at dark around 7:30 p.m. The public is welcomed. Interested people are asked to call ahead for reservations if you want, but it’s not required. First place is a 2019 season membership to Valley Hills Golf Course. For reservations or more information, call Valley Hills at 219-778-2823.