Sports Shorts: Feb. 9
Marquette boys break skid
Seniors Colin Kenney (24 points) and Joe Andershock (23) helped Marquette Catholic squash a four-game skid Friday in a 75-53 win over Hammond Clark at the Scholl Center. Kenney’s total included five treys. Dayn Staab chipped in 13 points for the Blazers (11-8).
LaCrosse tops West Central boys
Hayden McDougal scored 17 points and Kaleb Frazier added 12 as LaCrosse got past West Central 60-53 in boys basketball Friday. Bradley Tucker contributed 10 points.
New Prairie boys hoops falls to SB Riley
The Cougars fell to South Bend Riley 59-44 on Friday night. Jake Tuttle put up 13 points to lead N.P. along with eight rebounds, five steals and two blocks. Mike Klemczak added eight points, three rebounds and three assists, while Nick Ryan and Chase Ketterer each contributed with seven points.
Whiting waxes Westville boys
Carlin Young and Josh DeChantal each notched 15 points but Westville was overwhelmed by Whiting 82-56 in boys basketall Friday. DeChantal had eight rebounds and Young seven. Jace Woods handed out four assists.
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 Feb. 15, sheds insight into Banks’ personality and his impact on the game and fans.
La Porte athletic schedule changes
The boys swim sectional originally scheduled at La Porte on Thursday and Feb. 16 will now be at Chesterton High School. The Slicers JV and varsity boys basketball home games versus Goshen on Feb. 16 will now be played on Tuesday at 5 p.m. at Slicer Gym. La Porte will also be one of the northern hosts for the girls basketball semistate on Feb. 16.
Yeti Race on Feb. 24
The Crazy Legs Race Series will host the Yeti Half Trail run at 8 a.m. on Feb. 24 at Bluhm County Park in Westville. Trails maybe muddy, wet or snowy, so runners are urged to come prepared for the conditions. The course is three loops around the park with one aid station that is passed twice. Hydration packs are allowed. All runners receive a winter hat and gloves as well as a finisher’s medal. Runners have four hours, 30 minutes to complete the course. More information is available at www.crazylegsraceseries.info or by emailing race director Paul Stofko at email@example.com. Register online at https://raceroster.com/events/2019/20330/yeti-trail-half.
City-Marian boys game moved
Due to Mishawaka Marian’s appearance in today’s girls basketball regional, Michigan City’s boys away game with the Knights has been moved to Feb. 19. The JV game starts at 5:30 p.m. with the varsity game following.