High school sports briefs


Slicers blank Merrillville, 9-0, in baseball

In its Tuesday home game, La Porte had no problem downing Merrillville, 9-0. Jack McGuire was brilliant on the hill, throwing a no-hitter.

La Porte secured the victory thanks to five runs in the fourth inning. Brady Bernth, Jaden Parkes and Carson Stalbaum each had RBIs. Drew Flores went 3-for-3 in the game.

The Slicers committed no errors.

Slicer JV squad defeats Merrillville, 12-2

An eight-run fourth inning led the Slicers JV to a 12-2 victory over Merrillville Tuesday.

Ben Dubbs, Deegan Mason, Nathan Donah, Drew Catron, Braylyn Schultz, and AJ Mrozinske all moved runners across the plate with RBIs, and Ryan Bruemmer tripled twice in the big inning.

Gavin Redlin pitched La Porte to victory.

Cougars finish 6th at IHSAA Girls Track Sectional

The Lady Cougars track & field squad competed in the Chesterton Sectional Tuesday.

New Prairie’s Lillian Zelasko advanced to the Portage Regional next week with a 3rd-place finish in the 3200 m Run, and Ilayna Baltes tied the school record in pole vault with a vault of 9′ 6″.

LPHS falls to Lake Central, 10-0, in softball

LaPorte lost a tough one to Lake Central on Tuesday.

The Slicers had a few highlights: Nikke Burke was stellar at the plate, hitting a triple. Reghan Stephany and Regan Hague also had hits on the day. Stephany also stole a base.

Slicers defeat Merrillville, 190-218, in golf

The Slicers got a win on Senior Night over Merrillville at Beechwood Golf Course. The three seniors honored were Graham Siefker, Jared Pinkerton and Jacob Pinkerton.

Leading the Slicers was Jared Pinkerton with a 45, which was also good for medalist. Graham Siefker followed with a 47, Tayler Menke 48, and Jacob Pinkerton 50.

New Prairie falls to Lakeshore, 7-1, in baseball

Lakeshore defeated the Cougars, 7-1, on Tuesday. Noah Brettin threw 5 innings, giving up 3 runs while striking out 2. Tayvion Ortman gave up 1 run in 1 inning.

Dallas Ryans, Grady Kepplin, Zach Trojanowski and Adin Newman had hits to lead the Cougar offense.

The Cougars will be back in action on Thursday, Senior Night, vs. Marquette.

Slicers will play a doubleheader Saturday

The Slicer varsity baseball team will now play a doubleheader this Saturday, May 22, starting at 10 a.m. vs. Kankakee Valley at Schreiber Field.

The Hammond Clark game has been canceled.

Penn edges New Prairie, 6-5, in baseball

In the Monday game, Penn scored two runs in the bottom of the 7th to defeat the Cougars, 6-5.

For New Prairie, Rylan McBride threw 4 innings, giving up 2 runs and striking out 4. Braydon Flagg threw the final 2 2/3 innings, striking out 1. Jackson Turley led the offense with 2 hits. Grady Kepplin and Adin Newman each had RBIs.

The Cougars finish the NIC schedule 7-2 and drop to 15-8 overall.

La Porte golfers finish 2nd in 3-team tourney

The Slicers went to Palmira Golf Club Monday to take on Lake Central and Michigan City. La Porte defeated Michigan City, 183-226, but fell to Lake Central, 183-157.

Tayler Menke led the Slicers with a 42. Graham Siefker followed with a 45, Jared Pinkerton with a 46, and Ryan Sittig with a 50.

The Slicers JV fell to Lake Central, 202-174. Pacing the Slicers JV were Jacob Pinkerton and Brock Holmes with a 48. John Peeples, Collin Fisher and Brogan Riley each shot 53.

New Prairie JV loses to Penn, 11-2, in softball

The Cougars’Avery Mougin had 1 single and 1 run scored. Layla Banks, Emma Luther and Kendra Willoughby all singled. Tricia Knowlton had a lazer shot in the gap for a stand-up double. Hailey Dawson pitched an awesome 5 innings and collected 4 strikeouts. Mya Haws finished on the mound in the 6th with 2 strikeouts and also had 2 singles and 1 run scored.

This was the last game of the JV season. The girls finished 20-5 on the year.

New Prairie defeats Penn, 5-4, in softball

In Monday’s exciting game, the Lady Cougars kept the energy high and never gave up.

The Kingsmen scored 2 runs in the 2nd to take the lead. But in the 4th with 2 outs, Cougar Maddie McSurley bombed a home run, scoring Adriana Bibian, to tie it up.

The Cougars took a 3-2 lead in the 5th thanks to Carli Tharp, who tripled, then scored on a wild pitch. Penn tied it up in the 6th.

In the final inning, Abby Robakowski, Tharp and Makayla Collins all singled to load the bases. McSurley bunted to score Robakowski and Tharp to win the game.

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