High school sports briefs


Slicer girls defeat Portage in volleyball

La Porte came out hot in the first set and ran to an early 10-2 lead Tuesday in volleyball vs. Portage. It never got any closer than 12-5 and LaPorte won 25-9. It was an all-around good performance with contributions from everyone.

The second and third sets were closer. The Slicers found themselves up 12-5 again after a pair of aces by Kayle Dove. The teams traded points for awhile and Portage closed the gap to 13-18. LaPorte closed the set strong on a 7-2 run, beating the Indians 25-15.

The third set was similar to the second. It started a little slower for La Porte and they found themselves at 5-5. Then the Slicers ran away with the game with kills by Myrriam Dhoore and Emalee Maesch and an ace by Macy Mrozinski to go up 12-8. Aniya Kennedy unloaded an absolute blast that took her team to victory.

Senior Aniya Kennedy led the powerful offense with 15 kills. Bella Meier had 20 assists. Lesley Marshall had 27 digs. Myrriam Dhoore added 6 kills. Ava Holtz had 5 kills.

New Prairie boys fall to Bremen in tennis

New Prairie lost to Bremen, 4-1, in tennis Tuesday.


No. 1 Nick Boyd (NP) defeated Carson Miller 5-7, 6-1, 6-0
No. 2 Dawson Hickman (B) defeated Grady Lapcyznski 6-0, 4-6, 6-2
No. 3 Mariano Deleon (B) defeated James Henning 6-0, 6-0


No. 1 Mason Porter/Shay Kyser (B) defeated Matt Spahn/Ray Woodham 6-0, 6-0
No. 2 Camden Hickman/Jesse Wisler (B) defeated Walker Setmayer/Trent Sample 6-1, 6-2

JV Bremen 1, NP 2

LPHS girls golfers finish 3rd in 3-team match

The Slicers were unable to capture a victory Tuesday in their final conference matchup with Lake Central and Valparaiso.

Scoring for the Slicers were Kamryn Kubik with 47, Molly Menne and Gabby Hull with 49 and Jayme Noll with 53.

Medalist for the match went to Valparaiso’s Norah Rossman with a 44.

Team scores: Valparaiso, 187; Lake Central, 196; La Porte, 198.

New Prairie girls golfers take 2nd in 3-team match

The New Prairie girls golf team defeated NIC foe St. Joseph 186-227, but fell to Glenn, 186-185, on Tuesday.

Coach Bruce Watson was pleased to defeat St. Joseph but disappointed in the 1-stroke loss to Glenn.

This moves the Cougars into 4th place in the NIC.

Sophomore Jenna Bauman was medalist, shooting a career-low 41 on the tough Juday Creek Golf Course. She was followed by Junior Jaiden Winters with a 45, Junior Macaria Tierney 48, Sophomore Jayden Flagg 52, Sophomore Hannah Kole 54, and Sophomore Bella Beall 61.

The split moves New Prairie to a 7-3 record in NIC play and 8-3 overall.

Slicer boys tennis team falls to Lake Central

The Slicers fell to Lake Central, 3-2, on Tuesday.

1S D Spriggs (LC) over Ethan Wilmsen 6-1, 6-4
2S M. Wlodarczyk (LC) over Ravi Pillai 6-0, 6-1
3S K. Kennedy (LC) over Brock Schultz 6-4, 6-3
1D Liam Wolf / Quentin Spears (LP) over Connor Pinskey / Collin Pinskey 7-5, 6-1
2D Travis Chalik / Carter Moses (LP) over Sean Pletz / Tim Tkach 6-1, 6-3

Cougar girls down Clay in soccer, 4-2

The lady Cougars picked up their second win in a row by defeating the Clay Colonials, 4-2, on Tuesday evening. It was a hard-fought win as the Cougars fell behind 1-0 early, but were able to mount a comeback and take a 2-1 lead into half time.

The Colonials managed to tie the game at 2 early in the second half, but the Cougars’ pressure was too much for the Colonials late. The Cougars scored 2 goals in the last 20 minutes to take the victory.

The Cougars received a strong game from center back Catelyn Naragon, who put the clamps on any comeback bid for the Colonials. Naragon not only played a stellar game on the defensive side but was also able to make runs into the Colonial defense, creating multiple scoring chances for the Cougars.

The Cougars’ scoring was paced by Claudia Ruiz with 2 goals; Emily Stachowski and Macarena Fedriani rounded out the scoring. Emma Lewis picked up her second win and has been a nice pickup in net for the Cougars.

Slicer boys soccer team loses to John Glenn

The Slicers fell to John Glenn, 2-1, in a hard-fought game Monday. The Slicers’ goal came from Ethan Blank late in the 1st half, with the assist from Dylan West.

Cougar boys trounce New Buffalo in soccer

The New Prairie boys soccer team defeated the New Buffalo Bison, 9-0, on Monday.

The Cougars came to life, scoring nine goals. Owen Chalik and Alex Lenig scored 2 each, with additional goals scored by Trenton Chalik, Fransisco Bibian, Corbin Jonas, Neil Johnson and Jordan Vesper.

Trent Platz recorded 3 saves and kept the Bison scoreless.

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