High school sports briefs


New Prairie girls defeat Marquette at holiday tournament

The Lady Cougars captured win number six, 65-53, in a battle against Michigan City Marquette Tuesday at the La Porte County Holiday Tournament.

Shooting lights out in the first quarter, the Cougars started strong with Senior Jordan Winters connecting on 3 triples and freshman Morgan White tallying in a triple of her own. The team defensive effort was the difference throughout the game, with NP notching 12 steals. The offensive production was led by Sophomore Eva-Skye Dodds, who poured in 24 points and 5 assists. Senior Jordan Winters had a double-double with 21 points and 10 rebounds. 

Slicers defeat Valpo Wednesday, lose at Western Triple Dual Tuesday

The La Porte wrestlers chalked up one win and one loss earlier this week.

The Slicers defeated Valpo, 40-37, on Wednesday. The close match was sealed by Thomas Aldred’s first-period fall. Other Slicer victors were Clark Doucet, Caden Ellenberger, Jamaal Salary, Jaden Browder, Devon Duschek, and Ashton Jackson. 

The Slicer JV wrestlers won 6 of 8 matches vs. Valpo. Notching wins were Robbie Rompa, Kaleb Freese, Noah Salary, Victor Ceja, Nathan Donah, and Sam Pressler.

Western High School hosted a triple dual with La Porte, Peru and Columbia City on Tuesday. The Slicers went 0-3:

LP 33, Peru 45

LP 27, Western 41

LP 27, Columbia City 40

Going 3-0 for the Slicers were Trae Anderson and Jaden Browder.

LPHS boys swimmers fall to Warsaw

You’d never know La Porte lost by the sound of the swimmers cheering at its meet vs. Warsaw High School. Although the Slicers lost 116-68, the amount of time drops and personal accomplishments by this small team were reason to celebrate.

Sophomore Grant Olson continued to drop time, finishing the 200 Freestyle in 1:57.03 and 500 Freestyle in 5:28.88. Junior Lucas Banic beat his Sectionals best time in the 200 Individual Medley, finishing in 2:22.07. The 200 Freestyle Relay of Ethan Plank, Lucas Banic, Grant Olson and Allen Fuller dropped 5 seconds to finish second in 1:42.60.

The most exciting race of the evening was the 400 Freestyle Relay of Olson, diver Joe Bartoszewicz, Max Unger and Gage Lane, where the Slicers were out-touched at the finish but dropped 5 seconds to finish a season-best 3:52.33. Lane dropped nearly 3 seconds anchoring the relay with a split of 56.95 seconds.

The Slicers travel to Lake Central Jan. 4.

Time changed for Jan. 29 LPHS girls game

The Slicer girls JV basketball game vs. East Chicago Jan. 29 has been canceled. The start time of the varsity game has been changed to 6 p.m. in Slicer Gym.  

Ticket, attendance info on Jan. 2 Slicer boys basketball games

Attendance at the Slicer JV and varsity boys basketball games at Lafayette Jeff on Saturday, Jan. 2, will be limited to 2 spectators per participant.  

There will be not tickets available for the general public; however, the game will be live streamed at www.ihsaatv.org/lafayettejefferson

Info on Jan. 6 LPHS girls game

Following is some information for the Slicer girls freshman basketball game vs. Penn on Jan. 6:

Please note that only family members living in the same household will be allowed admittance and that there will be no ticket sales at the gate. Here is the link to buy tickets:


LPHS girls swimmers fall to Warsaw

In a contest where the Slicers won most of the events, La Porte still fell to a deep Warsaw team, 107-73.

Top finishers for LaPorte were:

200 Medley Relay (2:02.16): Lauren Miskowicz (back), Becca Shaffer (breast), Caiya Cooper (fly) and Audrey Jeffers (free).

Becca Shaffer: 200 IM (2:18.76) and 100 Butterfly (1:00.64)

Caiya Cooper: 500 Freestyle (5:33.95) and 100 Backstroke (1:06.10)

Emily Bolen: Diving (133.20 points)

400 Freestyle Relay (3:59.51) Shaffer, Alicia Wireman, Miskowicz and Cooper.

This small team continues to drop time and come together.

The Slicers travel to Lake Central Jan. 4.

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