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Girls varsity volleyball

Varsity volleyball beat Marian Tuesday in straight sets. Ellie Michiaels lead the team with 4 aces followed by Haley Robinson with 3. Elise Swistek had 17 kills followed by Robinson (10), Michiaels (7) and Sarah Kwiatkowski (6). Emma Fleck dished out 37 assists and Delaney Daniels lead with 20 digs.

Girls varsity golf

The New Prairie Cougars Ladies’ Varsity Golf won their final dual match of the season Wednesday, defeating non-conference rival Marquette 149-209 on the par 30 Michigan City North Course. Coach Bruce Watson, ladies’ coach was pleased with the results. Their score of 149 is consistent with past efforts equating to around 180 on a par 36 course. All players were excellent representatives of their school and community. Sophomore Jaiden Winters was medalist with a 35, followed by Freshman Jenna Bauman 38, Freshman Jayden Flagg 38, Senior Jordan Winters 38, and Freshman Bella Beall (playing in her first varsity match) 58. JV scores were Senior Zoie Martinez 42, Freshman Hannah Kole 51, Sophomore Macaria Tierney 52, Sophomore Ann Nelson 57 and Freshman Maddie Gilpin 59.
The win moves New Prairie to a 11-6 overall record. The Cougars compete in the state qualifying sectional Friday at Beechwood.

The New Prairie Cougars Ladies’ Varsity Golf lost a close non-conference match Tuesday to Michigan City 189-191. Coach Bruce Watson, ladies’ coach had mixed feelings with the results. Their score of 191 is consistent with past efforts, but their potential as shown yesterday is much lower. All players were excellent representatives of their school and community. Sophomore Jaiden Winters shot a 45, followed by Freshman Jenna Bauman 46, Senior Jordan Winters 47, Freshman Jayden Flagg 53 and Senior Zoie Martinez 60. Playing JV were Freshman Bella Beall 49, Maddie Gilpin 55, Sophomore Macaria Tierney 58, Freshman Hannah Kole 59, Sophomore Ann Nelson 65.
Medalist for the match was Lia Thomas, Michigan City with a 39. The loss moves New Prairie to a 10-6 overall record. The Cougars travel to Marquette for another non-conference match Wednesday.

Boys varsity soccer

The New Prairie boys soccer program lost 15-0 against the Washington Panthers Wednesday.

The Cougars next play on Saturday, September 19th against Laville High School at Newton Park at 11 Aa.m.

The New Prairie Cougars lost a tough match up to the Marquette Blazers by a score of 3 – 0 at home Monday.

The Cougars played hard throughout the contest, playing tough defense and threatening repeatedly throughout the game. The Blazers got on the board midway through the first half on an unfortunate own goal by a Cougars defender. The Blazers got another score with 4 minutes to go in the first half. Two of the bright spots for the Cougars were Seniors Jonathan Bello and Griffen Onnink, with Jonathan surging up the left sideline and Griffen dribbling around numerous players then passing to create multiple opportunities.

The 2nd half started poorly for the Cougars, with a blown assignment allowing the Blazers to pick up another goal within the 1st minute of the 2nd half. The Cougars tightened up after that, repeatedly denying the Blazers and threatening the Blazers goal. However, he Cougars were unable to find the back of the net, hitting the post 3 times in the 2nd half and missing a shot on a wide open goal.

Girls varsity golf

The New Prairie Cougars Ladies’ Varsity Golf won a non-conference match to Knox 170-253 Monday. Coach Bruce Watson, ladies’ coach was elated with the 170 which is now the lowest 9 hole score in the 49 year history of ladies’ golf at New Prairie. Anytime you break a great record, you need to be proud of your accomplishment. Hard work does pay off. All players were excellent representatives of their school and community. Sophomore Jaiden Winters was medalist shooting a spectacular 2 under par 35 on a tough front nine par 37 at Legacy Hills. She was followed by Freshman Jenna Bauman 42, Senior Jordan Winter 44, Freshman Jayden Flagg 49, and Senior Zoie Martinez 53. Playing JV were Freshman Bella Beall 55, Sophomore Macaria Tierney 56, Freshman Hannah Kole 57, Freshman Maddie Gilpin 58, Sophomore Ann Nelson 66.
The win moves New Prairie to a 10-5 overall record. After the match, the team celebrated Senior Evening recognizing both Jordan Winters and Zoie Martinez. Both these ladies have played on the team for four years, earning varsity letters each year. The Sophomores and Freshmen presented the two seniors with gifts. The Cougars travel to Michigan City Tuesday for another non-conference match

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