High school sports briefs


Slicers defeat Knox, 66-47, on the court

The La Porte boys basketball team defeated Knox, 66-47, in Knox Saturday. Leading the Slicers in scoring were Grant Ott-Large with 17 points and Ethan Osowski with 14 points.

Slicer girls swimmers lose to Elkhart, 112-72

The Slicers fell to the Elkhart Lions, 112-72, Saturday. Swimming at the new Beacon Health Natatorium, you could see the energy the girls carried into their races. There were a lot of season PRs, but ultimately, the Slicers lacked the depth to bring home the win.

Junior Becca Shaffer won the 200 IM in 2:22.56. Sophomore Caiya Cooper easily won both the 500 Freestyle (55:28.83) and 100 Backstroke (1:05.75).

The 200 Medley Relay of Lauren Miskowicz, Cooper, Shaffer and Alicia Wireman won in 2:00.59. The same quartet of swimmers won the 400 Freestyle Relay in 4:04.21.

The Slicers travel to Warsaw on Dec. 29.

La Porte boys swimmers fall to Elkhart, 118-62

The Slicers traveled to Elkhart to swim at the new Beacon Health Natatorium. In a meet where the Slicers were outgunned, there were still a lot of positives.

Sophomore Ben Kish was the sole first-place finisher for the Slicers, swimming the 500 Freestyle in a season-best 6:09.91. Kish dropped a whopping 22 seconds in the race.

Junior Lucas Banic swam personal bests in his 50 Breast split on the 200 Medley relay (32.87) and dropped 3 seconds in his 200 IM (2:23.50). Grant Olson PRd in his 100 Butterfly and 400 Relay split, 1:00.85 and 53.53 respectively.

The Slicers head to Warsaw on Dec. 29.

Cougars out-wrestle Slicers, 44-31, at Munster Invitational

The Slicers wrestled in the Munster invitational and went 4-1 on the day. Scores were:

La Porte 31, New prairie 44

La Porte 71, Illiana Christian 12

La Porte 74, Hammond 0

La Porte 58, Munster 24

La Porte 74, Griffith 0

Going undefeated on the day were Ashton Jackson, Trae Anderson, Chase Lewis, Jaden Browder, Jamaal Salary, and Devon Duschek.

Slicer gymnasts finish 4th at Pairs Invitational

The Slicer gymnasts hosted their annual Pairs Invitational at the La Porte Fieldhouse Saturday. Five teams competed. Crown Point won, Portage was second, Morgan Township was third and La Porte was fourth.

New Prairie boys defeat Jimtown, 70-45, on the court

The Cougars earned a tough road Conference victory Friday with a win at Jimtown. Braydon Flagg led the Cougars in scoring with 24 while Hunter Smith filled the stat sheet with 18 points and 14 rebounds.

LP falls to SB Adams, 69-52

The Slicers lost to John Adams Friday in basketball. Leading scorers for the Slicers were Ethan Osowski with 17 points and Grant Ott-Large with 9 points.

LaPorte girls games vs. Adams postponed

The Slicer JV and varsity girls basketball games vs. South Bend Adams scheduled for Jan. 30 have been postponed. It has yet to be determined whether the game will be rescheduled.

New Prairie girls lose to Penn, 135.5-49.5, in the pool

The Lady Cougars competed well and had many great times in their loss to Penn.

Top finishers for the Cougars were: the 200 medley relay team of Leah Williams, Emma Tulacz, Landi Newcomb and Madison Waltz (3rd), Leah Williams in the 200 free (1st) and the 100 back (2nd), Erin Williams in the 200 free (2nd), Landi Newcomb in the 200 IM and 100 fly (2nd and 3rd), Emma Tulacz in the 50 free (3rd), the 200 free relay team of Emma Tulacz, Madison Waltz, Erin Johnson, and Landi Newcomb (3rd), and the 400 free relay team of Erin Johnson, Taylor Ostroski, Sofia Barcevic, and Leah Williams (3rd). 

Finishing with new season PRs were: Charlee Baum, Kylie Kepplin, Sylvee Onnink, MacKenzie Gall, Erin Johnson, Taylor Ostroski, Sofia Barcevic, Rowan McNeely, Destiny Schuck, Madison Waltz, and Bailey Bell. 

New Prairie boys swimmers lose to Penn, 124-59

Neiman Graham

The NPHS boys competed at Penn Thursday evening (diving was Wednesday but scores are included). The boys faced tough competition but competed well. 

Top finishers for the Cougars were: the 200 medley relay team of Wrigley Hemphill, Neiman Graham, Mason Young and Gabe Groves (2nd), Mason Young in the 200 free and 100 free (2nd), Gabe Groves in the 200 IM (2nd), Nate Podell in diving (3rd), Wrigley Hemphill in the 100 fly (3rd) and 100 back (2nd), Landon Farmer in the 500 (3rd), the 200 free relay team of Gabe Groves, Roman PIergalski, Chase Brackeen and Mason Young (2nd), Neiman Graham in the 100 breaststroke (1st and broke his own school record time!), and the 400 free relay team of Roman Piergalski, Landon Farmer, Wrigley Hemphill and Chase Brackeen (2nd).

New season PRs were earned by Logan Justice, Chase Brackeen, Mason Young, Roman Piergalski, Landon Farmer, Evan Lux, Griffin Long, Wrigley Hemphill, and Neiman Graham. Great job! Congratulations, Neiman, on your new school record time in the 100 breaststroke!

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