High school sports briefs


New Prairie girls take 2nd in 3-team track meet

The New Prairie girls came in 2nd in a 3-team meet at home versus South Bend Adams and Michigan City on Wednesday. New Prairie racked up 74 points, just 6 points short of Adams.

First-place finishes for the Cougars: 4x800m Relay team of Audrey Henning, Sarah Kwiatkowski, Holly Wykoff, and Lillian Zelasko (11:06.87); Ilayna Baltes in 100m Hurdles (19.47); Brianna Hooton in 100m Dash (12.84) and 200m Dash (27.50); Lillian Zelasko in 1600m Run (5:36.22) and 3200 m Run (12:01.03); Sarah Kwiatkowski in 800m Run (2:50.96); Samantha Clemons in pole vault (9′ 0″).

Second-place finishes: Audrey Henning in 1600m Run (6:10.05) and 3200m Run (13:01.70); 4x100m Relay team of MaryAnn Baum, Shauna Buss, Claudia Ruiz and Brianna Hooton (56.13); Holly Wykoff in 800m Run (2:51.07); 4x400m Relay team of Ilayna Baltes, Brianna Hooton, Samantha Clemons and Sarah Kwiatkowski (4:36.92); Kylee Hughes in discus (78′ 2.5″); Samantha Clemons in long jump (12′ 3″)

Third-place finishes: Aiyana Burdue in 300m Hurdles (1:06.19); 4x400m Relay team of Holly Wykoff, Mae Bardusk, Lillian Zelasko and Audrey Henning (5:04.32); Kylee Hughes in shot put (22′ 10.5″); Dayla DeNeve in high jump (4′ 0″); Ilayna Baltes in pole vault (8′ 8″)

New Prairie boys take 1st in 3-team meet

The Cougar boys took 1st over South Bend Adams and Michigan City on Wednesday with a point total of 71. Adams was 2nd and Michigan City 3rd.

First-place finishes: Cameron Lichtenbarger in 110m Hurdles (19.51); Dan O’Laughlin in 300m Hurdles (46.39) and pole vault (12′ 0″); Hunter Smith in shot put (39′ 8″), discus (149′ 9″) and high jump (5′ 10″)

Second-place finishes: 4×800 m Relay team of Josh Baltes, Brenden Oden, Ethan Walden and Tristan Balmer (9:14.12); Liam Jones in 110m Hurdles (22.49); 4x100m Relay team of Tristan Foster, Joey Dobkins, Bobby Siford and Aydan Roberts (48.66); Nolan Freeman in 400m Dash (59.96); Joe Wykoff in 300m Hurdles (49.65); Josh Baltes in 3200m Run (10:41.33); 4x400m Relay team of Nolan Freeman, Josh Baltes, Zach Schweizer and Tristan Balmer (4:04.45); James Hall in pole vault (9′ 6″)

Third-place finishes: 4x800m Relay team of Kyle Newcomb, Dan Reshan, Jonathan Mondientz and Alex Cicero (9:46.83); Gabriel Alfaro in 110m Hurdles (27.87); Brenden Oden in 1600 Run (5:02.28); Tyler Tuesberg in 400m Dash (1:01.99); Cameron Lichtenbarger in 300m Hurdles (55.80); Josh Baltes in 800m Run (2:17.18); Bobby Siford in long jump (16′ 7.25″); Aydan Roberts in high jump (5′ 3″)

Slicer JV baseball team edges Hobart, 7-6

Host La Porte took its game Wednesday versus Hobart in dramatic fashion thanks to a walk-off sacrifice fly.

The game was tied at 6 with LaPorte batting in the bottom of the seventh when Kai Jones’s sac fly scored the winner. La Porte earned the victory despite allowing Hobart to score four runs in the third. The Slicers put up four runs in the sixth, with Brock Schultz, Ryan Bruemmer and Braylyn Schultz each driving in runs.

Jones earned the victory on the hill for Slicers. Jones lasted one inning, allowing zero hits and zero runs while striking out three and walking one. Marshall Schoof and Grant Olson came in from the bullpen and helped to close out the game. Tommy Samuelson started the game for La Porte, surrendering six runs on two hits over 2 2/3 thirds innings and striking out six.

Drew Flores led the Slicers with two hits in three at-bats. La Porte stole four bases during the game as two players stole more than one. Flores led the way with two.

The Slicers will next be in action Friday, April 2, against South Bend Adams at home (Kesling) starting at 4:30 p.m.

Slicer varsity defeats Hebron, 12-2, in baseball

La Porte took down Hebron, 12-2, Tuesday at Schreiber Field.

Leading the way for the Slicers were Hayden Lowe and Jaden Parkes with 2 hits each. Parkes had 3 RBIs. Cam Worthington got the win on the mound, striking out 11. Worthington also hit a 3-run homer.

La Porte JV blanks New Prairie, 4-0

The host Slicers JV defeated the Cougars, 4-0, Tuesday at home.

Two Slicer pitchers combined to throw a shutout. Brock Schultz induced a groundout to finish off the game. Gavin Redlin led the Slicers to victory on the hill. Redlin surrendered zero runs on one hit over five innings, striking out five. Schultz threw two innings in relief out of the bullpen.

La Porte got things moving in the first. A wild pitch allowed one run to score. Schultz, Tommy Samuelson, Ryan Bruemmer and Drew Flores all had one hit to lead the Slicers. La Porte was sure-handed and didn’t commit a single error. Jackson Land made the most plays with 10 put-outs.

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