High school sports briefs


Slicer boys swimmers defeat Hobart, 96-75

The Slicers beat the Hobart Brickies 96-75 Saturday at the brand new Hobart Aquatic Center. La Porte and Hobart were evenly matched with 10 swimmers each.

Grant Olson scored the first victory for the Slicers with a big win in the 200 Freestyle (1:58.48). Olson also won the 100 Butterfly in 1:01.06. Lucas Banic also won both of his individual events with a 2:21.64 finish in the 200 Individual Medley and a season-best 1:14.31 in the 100 Breaststroke. Ben Kish won the 500 Freestyle in 6:03.79. Max Unger, who has been swimming mostly breaststroke this season, stepped up and earned the victory in the 100 Backstroke with an all-time best of 1:09.06. The 400 Freestyle relay of Olson, Ethan Plank, Gage Lane and Banic won the 400 Freestyle Relay in a time of 3:52.89 to seal the Slicers’ victory.

Slicer girls swimmers defeat Hobart, 93-91

The Slicers gave everything they had to get the W against Hobart Saturday. They traveled to the brand new Hobart Aquatic Center for the 93-91 victory.

The 200 Medley Relay of Lauren Miskowicz (back), Caiya Cooper (breast), Becca Shaffer (fly) and Alicia Wireman (free) won in 1:59.52. The same quartet of girls won the 400 Freestyle relay in 4:06.00. Becca Shaffer won both the 200 Individual Medley and 100 Butterfly in 2:21.11 and 1:01.10 respectively. Caiya Cooper handily won the 500 Freestyle in a season-best 5:29.11. 

Shoutouts go to Samira Arnsbarger, who swam to second place in the 200 IM with an all-time best of 2:46.09, and Sarita Pillai, who had a career-best time of 6:36.23 in the 500 Freestyle.

New Prairie girls fall to John Glenn, 45-35

The Lady Cougars returned home to face the Falcons from John Glenn on Friday night. The New Prairie defense was not enough to pull it off as a cold shooting night cost them down the stretch. 

Senior Jordan Winters provided consistency for the entire game, putting in 12 points and pulling down 4 rebounds. Junior Maddie McSurley became a force in the 4th quarter, finishing the game with 10 points and 7 rebounds. Senior Allison Pavlick was a factor on the glass as well chipping in 6 rebounds to go along with 3 assists and 3 points. 

The loss puts the Cougars at 6-11.

Time, schedule changes for Slicer girls and boys basketball games

The Slicer girls freshman basketball game vs. Valparaiso on Jan. 26 will now be played at Valpo starting at 5:30 p.m. in the fieldhouse at Valparaiso.

Chesterton defeats Slicer boys swimmers, 147-38

While the Slicers fell to the Chesterton Trojans 147-38, on Thursday, the team finished smiling. As this team continues to train hard and develop, their times keep getting faster. 

Junior Lucas Banic had his lifetime best swim in the 200 IM, going 2:21.08. His time was faster than his Sectional finals time from last year. Senior diver Joe Bartoszewicz finished second in his event with a score of 199.85, just missing the 200-point mark. Bartoszewicz continues to increase the degree of difficulty of his dives and looks poised to finish his senior year strong. 

A big shout-out to freshman Allen Fuller, who dropped a whopping 46 seconds in the 500 Freestyle, going 6:29.53.

New Prairie girls swimmers fall to SB Adams, 110-73

The NPHS girls competed in a home meet Friday against South Bend Adams. They fought hard throughout the meet but came up short in the end. 

First-place finishes for the Cougars were: the 200 medley relay team of Leah Williams, Emma Tulacz, Landi Newcomb and Madison Waltz; Emma Tulacz in the 50 and 100 free; Landi Newcomb in the 100 fly; and the 200 freestyle relay team of Emma Tulacz, Erin Johnson, Kylie Kepplin and Landi Newcomb.

New season-best times were earned by Emma Tulacz, MacKenzie Gall, Bailey Bell, Erin Johnson, Destiny Schuck, Madison Waltz, Rowan McNeely, Lauryn Snyder, Juila Guy, and Landi Newcomb.

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