Permanent memorial to Jake West, forever a Slicer, unveiled at Kiwanis Field

WNLP photos by Bob Wellinski (click to enlarge) Family, friends, school officials and community members gathered Tuesday evening, July 11, 2017, to witness the unveiling of a ... Continue Reading →

Legion Riders are Walt Thode Classic champs

Photos and information provided (click photos to enlarge) The LaPorte Park and Recreation Department held the 40th annual Walt Thode Baseball Classic Tournament on Saturday, June ... Continue Reading →

Scenes from Maple City Grand Prix 2017

WNLP photos by Bob Wellinski (click to enlarge)  Racers made up for the wind-forced cancellations June 10 by speeding like gangbusters June 11 during the Maple City Grand ... Continue Reading →

Slicer boys golfers are Sectional champs; advance to Regional along with New Prairie

Information and photo provided The LaPorte boys golf team starred on its home course Friday, June 2, 2017, grabbing the Sectional title at Beechwood and advancing as a team to the ... Continue Reading →

South Central softball team captures Regional title for 3rd year in a row

Photo and info by Mike Kellems (click photo to enlarge) The South Central softball team (19-7) won a decisive 16-3 victory over Bethany Christian Tuesday night, May 30, 2017, to capture ... Continue Reading →

Slicers are Sectional champs; LP Regional begins Saturday

Information and photo provided The LaPorte Slicers are Sectional Champions after their 4-0 win over Plymouth Monday, May 30, 2017. Chandler Banic pitched a gem, going the distance ... Continue Reading →

LPHS girls track team takes Sectional title for 2nd year in a row

Information and photo provided The LaPorte High School girls track and field team won its second Sectional championship in a row. At the Chesterton Sectional on Tuesday, May 16, 2017, ... Continue Reading →

No physicals available at LPHS this year; here are alternatives

Information from LPHS Athletic Office LaPorte High School will not be able to provide physicals at the high school as has been done in previous years. Athletes and their parents are ... Continue Reading →

LaPorte Crush 11U takes 1st in tournament

Photo and information provided The LaPorte Crush 11U placed first in the 2017 ETS Sports BPA Spring Classic Tournament, held at Newton Park April 22-25. Row 1: Tyler Gault, Tyler ... Continue Reading →

Remembering a local mentor, teacher, coach and true gentleman: Blaine Gamble

EDITOR’S NOTE: Blaine Gamble, who died April 17, 2017, was a teacher, coach and sports correspondent — and so much more. After his employment years he continued to mentor athletes ... Continue Reading →