New Prairie wins in football; more high school sports briefs


Cougars down Lowell in football, 24-14

New Prairie grabbed an early lead and hung on for a thrilling 24-14 home victory Friday night over Lowell.

NP sophomore quarterback Marshall Kmiecik ran for a 5-yard first-quarter touchdown and threw to senior Ben Fronk for a 38-yard second-quarter touchdown. The Red Devils scored on a diving catch in the end zone by senior Ryan Marx to close within 14-7 at halftime.

The Cougars drove the ball from their own 4-yard line into position for Ben Fronk to kick a 30-yard field goal to make it a 17-7 game early in the fourth quarter. Red Devil junior quarterback Riley Bank broke a fourth-down run for a 45-yard touchdown to make the score 17-14. Lowell got the ball back and marched to attempt a field goal that missed wide. The Red Devils got the ball back again, but this drive ended in a fourth-down sack by Cougar junior Tayvion Ortman. NP junior running back Noah Mungia then ran 30 yards for a touchdown with less than a minute to play to seal the victory.

Mungia carried 26 times for 236 yards. Junior linebacker Nathan Andrysiak lead the NP defense with 10 tackles. Ortman had 9 tackles, including the sack.

Changes to Slicer girls soccer match Sept. 7

The Slicer girls soccer match at Crown Point on Sept. 7 will be varsity only. The match is scheduled to start at 6 p.m., however it is Crown Point’s Senior Night so the match will probably start closer to 6:15-6:20.

LPHS girls volleyball team defeats MC, 3-0

The Slicers traveled to Michigan City Thursday to square off with the rival Wolves. La Porte started out strong and continued to get better as the match went on.

The Slicers were firing on all cylinders and featured a creative attack orchestrated by sophomore Bella Meier. The crafty sophomore had 23 assists and kept the Wolves guessing by mixing up the hitters and locations.

Senior Aniya Kennedy was powerful and accurate in both the front- and back-row attacks. She led the team with 17 kills to go along with 6 aces from the service line. Kennedy also had 10 digs and 2 blocks.
Senior Lesley Marshall had 9 digs and 3 aces, and passed with precision.

Other notable contributions were sophomore Ava Holtz with 7 kills and 2 blocks, senior Legacy Thomas with 2 kills and 4 blocks, sophomore Emalee Maesch with 3 kills and 2 blocks, and senior Macy Mrozinski, junior Kayle Dove and Meier with 2 aces each.

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