High school sports briefs


$20 physicals available for LPHS athletes May 17

On Monday, May 17, from 5 to 8 p.m., the Northwest Health Sports Medicine Program will offer physicals for the 2021-22 school year for La Porte High School athletes in grades 8-11. Cost of the physical is $20.

LPHS athletes are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity as physicals will be required for summer conditioning and open facility workouts.

Physical forms may be found on the LPHS athletic department website: goslicers.com.

A parent or guardian is required to accompany each athlete at his/her appointment to complete signatures. Appointments are required and the following link should be used to schedule an appointment: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0B49ACAD29A2F49-athletic4

New Prairie falls to Clay, 4-3, in softball

On Wednesday, April 21, South Bend Clay defeated New Prairie in a very close game.

1st inning: Tharp and Pavlick get walked with Tharp steeling 3rd and Pavlick moving to 2nd. But Clay’s Hailey Hyduk makes the assist to Szabo at 1st to get the 3rd out. Brooner gets a K, Wolf hits a single to left and steals 2nd, Faith Hyduk hits a ball to left center and Tharp gets an assist on an amazing play to McSurley, getting Wolf at 3rd on a tag. Clay ends up scoring a run and Robakowski catches a fly to left to end the inning. Score: 1-0.

4th inning: Emma Luther walks. Collins hits a single moving Luther, but Clay’s defense stops the Cougars from scoring. Clay puts up 2 more runs. Score: 3-0.

5th inning: Mougin singles, Robakowski reaches 1st on a fielder’s choice, McSurley reaches 1st on a fielder’s choice, then Tharp hits a drive to left center getting a double and scoring a run. Clay gets a runner on base and Clay’s Thornsberry hits a double, scoring a run. Score: 4-1.

6th inning: Collins singles, Brown takes base on an error, Mougin hits a hard drive to left center fence for a triple to score 2 runs. Bibian gets 2 K’s. Score: 4-3.

7th inning: McSurley singles and takes 2nd on a wild pitch, but Clay’s defense keeps the Cougars from scoring.

New Prairie girls tennis loses to Marian, 4-1

On Wednesday, April 21, New Prairie bowed to Mishawaka Marian in tennis.

Singles: No. 1 Kathleen Hicks (MM) defeated Brianna Wilson (NP) 6-4, 6-3; No. 2 Abigail Weaver (MM) defeated Helaina Kuntz (NP) 6-0, 6-1; No. 3 Elizabeth Rhee (MM) defeated Natalie Yacullo (NP) 6-3, 6-2.

Doubles: No.1 Maura Meyers/Avery Sharp (MM) defeated Naomi Paprocki/Tori Barrett (NP) 6-0, 6-2; No.2 Grace Jones/Taylor Nelson (NP) defeated Mia Mencias/Emily Tinervia (MM) 6-3, 7-5.

JV: NP 5, MM 5

New Prairie Record is 2-4.

NP golfers defeat South Central, 189-208

On Friday, April 16, the Cougar boys brought home a win. Top scorers for the Cougars were Hunter Zdyb (41, medalist), Dylan Pohl (49), James Henning (49), and Landon Farmer (50).
Caelen Tierney posted a 53 for the JV squad, followed by Cole Shelton and Trent Chalik (56) and Logan Justice (59).

Cougar boys track team defeats Marian

The New Prairie boys varsity track team took first at Marian.

First-place finishes: 4×800 m relay team of Josh Baltes, Brenden Oden, Ethan Walden and Tristan Balmer (9:04.8); Christian Szalajko in the 100 m Dash (11.8); 4×100 m relay team of Tristan Foster, Joey Dobkins, Bobby Siford and Christian Szalajko (47.4); Aydan Roberts in the 400 m dash (55.7) and 200 m Dash (24.8); Joe Wykoff in the 300 m hurdles (48.0); Josh Baltes in the 3200 m run (10:41.0); 4×400 m relay team of Hunter Smith, Ethan Walden, Zach Schweizer and Tristan Balmer (4:16.6); Dean Ernsperger in long jump (17′ 8.5″); Hunter Smith in high jump (5′ 6″).

NP girls track team takes 1st at Marian

The Cougar girls defeated Marian in a cold, rainy meet.

First-place finishes: 4×800 m relay team of Audrey Henning, Sarah Kwiatkowski, Holly Wykoff and Lillian Zelasko (10:57.1); Brianna Hooton in the 100 m dash (13.1) and 800 m run (2:45.5); Lillian Zelasko in the 1600 m run (5:43.3) and 3200 m run (11:48.8); 4×100 m relay team of MaryAnn Baum, Shauna Buss, Megan Pinter and Claudia Ruiz (55.5); Ilayna Baltes in the 300 m hurdles (57.8); Kylee Hughes in discus (82′ 3″); Samantha Clemons in long jump (13′ 10.25″); Megan Pinter in high jump (4′ 6″).

Slicer boys track team competes at Chesterton Relays

The LaPorte boys track & field team had another strong showing in the Chesterton Relays Saturday. Although the meet wasn’t a team-scored event, the top performing Slicers earned the following places in the top 4:

4×100 Relay: Caleb McNeal, Marcus Smith, Chase Pullins, Chaise Magnuson (4th)-46.30; 4×800 Relay: Tyler Troy, John Groth, Jeremy Groth, Braiden Dolph (4th)-9:22.04; 4×1600 Relay: Stevie Klimczak, Remi Cernel, Lucas Spence, Sam Bell (2nd)-20:16.71; Sprint Medley Relay: McNeal, Smith, Pullins, Price (4th)-1:41.92; Distance Medley: Spence, Chase Collins, Dolph, Preston Peterson (4th)-12.40.34; High Jump: Smith (2nd)-5′ 6″; Long Jump: Dimitri McMahon (3rd)-18′ 11″; Pole Vault: Jake Ellis (4th)-10′ 00″

Cougar boys golfers finish 8th at Marquette Invitational

The boys varsity golf team competed in its first 18-hole match of the season Saturday, tying with host Marquette for 8th place overall.

Hunter Zdyb posted an 85. Dylan Pohl followed with 103, Landon Farmer with 105 and James Henning participated in his first 18-hole match with 112.

Slicer golf team finishes 5th at Marquette Invitational

The Slicers finished 5th in the Marquette Invitational Saturday at Briar Leaf Golf Course.

Leading the Slicers was Tayler Menke with a 93, Graham Siefker 96, Ryan Sittig 98, and Coleman Taylor 100.

NP girls track team takes 2nd at Bearcat Invitational

On Saturday, the Cougar girls track & field team competed in the Bearcat Invitational at Wheeler High School. The Lady Cougars placed 2nd in a field of 10 teams.

Lillian Zelasko (2nd place) and Wheeler’s Hailey Orosz (1st place) both broke the meet record in the 3200 m Run.

Cougar 1st-place finish: Brianna Hooton in 400 m dash (1:03.05).

New Prairie boys take 2nd at Bearcat Invitational

On Saturday, the New Prairie boys placed 2nd in a field of 10 teams.

First-place finish: Hunter Smith in high jump (6′ 1″)

Slicers quiet Goshen, 14-2, in JV baseball

On Saturday, the Slicers JV baseball team got things moving in the first inning. Gavin Redlin drew a walk, scoring one run. La Porte scored six runs in the third inning. That big inning was driven by a groundout by Redlin and a double by Nathan Donah.

Marshall Schoof was the winning pitcher for La Porte. The left-hander surrendered two runs on one hit over two innings, striking out four. Drew Flores threw three innings in relief out of the bullpen.

The Slicers saw the ball well, racking up eight hits in the game. Donah and Ben Dubbs both had multiple hits for La Porte. The Slicers tore up the base paths, as two players stole at least two bases. Flores led the way with three.

La Porte girls tennis team takes Culver, 3-2

On Saturday, the Slicer girls defeated Culver, 3-2, on strong doubles play. Match results:

1S: Quinn Vazyez (C) over Molly Reed 6-1, 6-2
2S: Maya Jyorhinagaron (C) over Addie James 4-6, 6-1, 6-4
3S: Haleigh Miller (LP) over Sadie Barrett 6-2, 6-3
1D: Ally Zila / Macy Mrozinski (LP) over Lucy Lundry / Felisa Fuentes 6-2, 7-6 (3)
2D: Emily Siefker / Kaitlyn Friis (LP) over B. Young / A. Azldvendo 6-2, 6-4

In JV play, La Porte defeated Culver by the same 3-2 score.

Olson tosses no-hitter as Slicers blank Goshen, 12-0, in JV baseball action

On Saturday, the Slicers JV baseball squad put away Goshen, 12-0, led by Grant Olson’s no-hitter.

La Porte secured the victory thanks to eight runs in the second inning. Ben Dubbs, Ryan Bruemmer, Tommy Samuelson, Brock Schultz, and Gavin Redlin powered the big inning with RBIs. The Slicers fired up the offense in the first inning, when Bruemmer doubled on a 3-2 count, scoring one run.

Lefty Olson went five innings, allowing zero runs on zero hits, striking out ten and walking one. Redlin led the Slicers with two hits in three at bats.

La Porte didn’t commit a single error in the field. Braylyn Schultz had the most chances in the field with ten. The Slicers tore up the base paths, as three players stole at least two bases. Kai Jones led the way with three.

La Porte blanks Goshen in varsity baseball doubleheader

Caleb McGuire threw a gem Saturday for the Slicers, allowing zero runs and besting Goshen by a score of 14-0 in the first game of a doubleheader.

The Slicers secured the victory thanks to 10 runs in the fifth inning. Kade Flores, Brady Bernth, Jaden Parkes, Hayden Lowe, Carson Stalbaum and Gavin Zolviniski all drove in runs in the frame.

The Slicers got things moving in the first when Lowe doubled on a 1-0 count, scoring one run. In the 10th, La Porte’s offensive firepower was led by Flores, Bernth, Parkes, Lowe, Stalbaum and Zolviniski, all knocking in runs in the inning.

In the 2nd game, La Porte defeated Goshen, 15-3, thanks in part to Hayden Lowe, who drove in four runs on a grand slam in the second. In all, the Slicers scored 14 runs in the second inning. Jaden Parkes, Lowe, Gavin Zolviniski, Kade Flores, Jackson Land, and Brady Bernth all moved runners across the plate.

Caeden George earned the victory on the mound. The righty surrendered three runs on four hits over four innings, striking out two. Shane Weaver threw one inning in relief out of the bullpen.

New Prairie defeats South Central, 11-2, in varsity baseball

The Cougars scored 7 runs in the 6th inning to take control and defeat South Central, 11-2, on Saturday.

Evan Haws got the win in his first varsity start, throwing 5 2/3 innings and striking out 7.

Noah Brettin, Rylan McBride and Adin Newman all had 2 hits to lead the offense. Gunnar Ryans hit his 2nd home run in 2 games.

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