Ben Bachmann is New Prairie High School’s new athletic director

New Prairie United Schools has hired Ben Bachmann as Director of Athletics for New Prairie High School, beginning in July 2018. Bachmann, currently serving as athletic director at ... Continue Reading →

LaLumiere will return as reigning champs to Geico Nationals Tournament

The LaLumiere boys basketball team is once again among the 8 U.S. high school teams selected to play in the Geico High School Basketball Nationals Tournament in New York City. In 2017 ... Continue Reading →

LPHS alum Jacob Payne shines in pole vault at Trine University

LaPorte High School alumnus Jacob Payne is setting new heights at Trine University in Angola, IN. In January 2018, the pole vaulter achieved his best height of 15 feet, 5 inches at ... Continue Reading →

2 Slicers named to DAC All-Conference girls basketball team

Two Slicers have been named to the Duneland Athletic Conference 2017-18 All-Conference Girls Basketball Team. LaPorte’s Janelle O’Neal and Riley Ott received the honors. Michigan ... Continue Reading →

LaPorte Lacrosse is looking for more players

LaPorte Lacrosse is looking for more players. Boys and girls in 5th through 8th grades are invited to register. There is a 5th/6th grade team and a 7th/8th grade team. Parents may register ... Continue Reading →

National ice fishing tournament event will be back after successful stop in LaPorte

WNLP photos by Bob Wellinski LaPorte’s lakes were dotted with ice fishermen, fisherwomen and fisherkids the weekend of Feb. 9-11, 2018, as the North American Ice Fishing ... Continue Reading →

Handley defeats Hailmann Gray in a nail-biter, 12-10, Jan. 31

Hailmann Gray hosted Handley on Jan. 31, 2018, and Handley defeated Hailmann by just a basket, 12-10. Honorable mentions for Handley: Brianna Szuflita 2 points Ava Biernacki 2 ... Continue Reading →

Knights of Columbus Free Throw Contest is Feb. 4

Knights of Columbus St. Michael Council 1542, LaPorte, will hold its annual Free Throw Contest on Sunday, Feb. 4, at South Central High School Gym, 9808 S 600 W, Union Mills. The contest ... Continue Reading →

The LaPorte County Basketball Tourney: Can it be resurrected?

Story by Matthew A. Werner Hoosiers are a little happier these days. Varsity girls and boys basketball are now in full swing. Decades ago, the happy feelings peaked with excitement ... Continue Reading →

One benefit of cold weather: The ice rink is open!

Maybe you need a silver lining as this arctic blast continues in our area. Here’s one: The ice rink is open and all ready for skaters at the Soldiers Memorial Park rink just off ... Continue Reading →