High school sports briefs


Here’s schedule, information for
boys basketball Sectional at MC
Following is the schedule and additional information concerning the boys basketball sectional at Michigan City.
— Tuesday, March 2, 6:30 p.m.: Game 1, Culver Academies vs Michigan City
— Wednesday, March 3, 5 p.m.: Game 2, La Porte vs Mishawaka
— Wednesday, March 3, 7:30 p.m.: Game 3, SB Adams vs Plymouth
— Friday, March 5, 5 p.m.: Game 4, SB Riley vs winner of Game 1
— Friday, March 5, 7:30 p.m.: Game 5, winner of Game 2 vs winner of Game 3
— Saturday, March 6, 6:30 p.m.: Championship, winner of Game 4 vs winner of Game 5
Doors open one hour prior to game time. On Wednesday and Friday, stands will be cleared between games. Separate tickets will be required for each game. Fans are asked to leave the gym immediately following the first game on Wednesday and Friday.
Game 2 doors will open Wednesday and Friday evening at approximately 7 p.m. Fans are asked to stay in their vehicles or remain outside until Michigan City officials will allow them in after the first game.
All tickets are $6 and will be available at the gate only. No pre-sale tickets will be available. All fans are to enter through Door J – the gym entrance in the back of the high school. Fans are asked to wear masks and to respect social distancing.

Here are season standings
for DAC boys wrestling
Team standings at season’s end for DAC boys wrestling:
1st, Crown Point; 2nd, Lake Central; 3rd, La Porte; 4th, Chesterton; 5th, Merrillville; 6th, Valparaiso; 7th, Portage; 8th, Michigan City.
DAC all-conference wrestling winners (weight classes included):
106: Ashton Jackson (State Champion), LaPorte
113: Anthony Bahl (State 5th), Crown Point; Hayden DeMarco (State 6th), Chesterton
120: Logan Frazier (State Runner-up), Crown Point; Sergio Lemley (State Champion), Chesterton
126: Stefan Vitello , Valparaiso; Sam Goin (State 4th), Crown Point
132: Jack Coyle, Portage; Stephen Roberson Jr. (State 7th), Crown Point; Aidan Torres (State 8th), Chesterton
138: Jesse Mendez (State Champion), Crown Point
145: Cody Goodwin, Crown Point; Ethan Kaiser (State 5th), Chesterton
152: Javen Estrada (State 6th), Crown Point; Brock Ellis (State Runner-up), Chesterton
160: Orlando Cruz (State 5th), Crown Point
170: Nick Tattini, Crown Point
182: Jaden Browder, La Porte; Gavin Layman (State 5th), Chesterton; Jake Sues (State 8th), Lake Central
195: Will Clark, Crown Point; Gage DeMarco (State 4th), Chesterton
220: Jason Streck (State Runner-up), Merrillville; Evan Bates (State 3rd), Chesterton
285: Theodore Sparks, Merrillville
Most Valuable Wrestler: Jesse Mendez, Crown Point

New Prairie boys fall to Adams
On Friday, the Cougars ended their regular season with a loss to a tough South Bend Adams team, 64-51. Braydon Flagg led the Cougars with 17 points.
The Cougars start Sectional play Tuesday night vs Wheeler.

Slicers fall to Washington, 64-36
The Slicers lost to South Bend Washington, 64-36, on Friday. Leading the Slicers in scoring were Grant Ott-Large with 15 points and RJ Anglin with 8 points.

New Prairie results from state swim meets
The NPHS boys qualified for 6 swims out of 11 swim events – all 3 relays and 3 individual swims – at the state trials Friday. Each of the swims produced a new school record for the Cougars, who had an amazing night in the pool.
The 200 Medley Relay started out the night for the Cougars with a new school record time of 1:35.31, besting their school record set at Sectional Finals. Swimming the Medley Relay were Wrigley Hemphill, Neiman Graham, Mason Young and Gabe Groves.
Mason returned to the pool for the 200 free and finished with a new school record time of 1:44.26. Mason swam the 100 free next and finished with his new school record time of 46.26.
The 200 Free Relay team of Gabe Groves, Chase Brackeen, Neiman Graham and Mason Young swam a new school record time of 1:26.82. Wrigley swam the 100 back next and finished with a new school record time of 50.94. The 400 Free Relay team rounded out the 6 swims and they beat their school record time by 2 seconds to finish in a time of 3:16.18.
In state finals, the 200 Medley Relay team of Wrigley Hemphill, Neiman Graham, Mason Young and Gabe Groves finished 12th; Mason Young finished 13th in the 100 free; the 200 free relay team of Gabe Groves, Chase Brackeen, Neiman Graham and Mason Young finished 13th; and Wrigley Hemphill finished 11th in the 100 backstroke. Those swims earned New Prairie 21st place at the state meet.

Slicer gymnasts finish 8th at Sectional
The Slicers scored 100.25 points at the Chesterton Sectional Friday.They finished their season in 8th with their highest team score of the season. The goal of the meet was to hit all routines and break a team score of 100.
Senior Mady Esmeyer led the Slicers for her final time, scoring personal best scores on vault, (8.7 – 27th), bars (7.725 – 26th), and all around (33.425 – 19th). Esmeyer scored an 8.325 on beam for 28th, and 9.175 on floor for 18th. Sophomore Rosie Korell scored many personal bests including vault (8.725 – 26th), bars (7.475 – 30th), floor (8.5 – 32nd), and all around 33.425 (25th). Korell also finished 24th on beam with a 8.725.
Junior Ella Schable scored an 8.325 on vault (39th), 7.45 on bars (31st), 8.075 on beam (30th), 8.975 on floor (24th) and 32.825 all around (22nd). Freshman Ava Penziol scored 8.4 on vault (37th), 7.35 on bars (32nd), 7.375 on beam (35th), 8,425 floor (35th), and 31.55 all around (25th).
The Slicers improved their team score over 3 points from last season and they have great potential next season for more improvements.

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