High school sports briefs


Here’s the link to buy tickets to LP-Chesterton football game

Following is the link for Slicer fans to purchase tickets for the varsity football game at Chesterton on Friday, Sept. 10. Tickets need to be purchased in advance using this link:


Cougar girls take 1st at 3-team golf tourney

Shooting 176, the New Prairie girls golf team defeated both Michigan City and South Bend Adams on Wednesday. The Cougars’ record is now 12-4.

Michigan City shot 210 and Adams 215.

The Cougars’ 176 was the second lowest score in New Prairie girls golf history.

Junior Jaiden Winters led the Cougars, shooting an even-par 37, sophomore Jayden Flagg was next with 43, then sophomore Jenna Bauman, 46, junior Macaria Tierney, 50, and sophomore Hannah Kole, 51, her personal best.

Playing JV were Lola McCorkel, 53 (personal best), freshman Kerrigan Evans, 54, junior Riley Gumm, 59 (personal best), freshman Melanie Greenwood, 59 (personal best), sophomore Ashley Ryder, 61 (personal best), and freshman Emily Snodgrass, 66 (personal best).

Michigan City’s Taylor Skibinski was medalist with a 2-under 35 on the front nine at Legacy Hills.

Cougar boys tennis team loses to Jimtown

The New Prairie boys tennis team lost to Jimtown, 4-1, Wednesday.


No. 1 Matt Margraf (JT) defeated Nick Boyd (NP) 6-4, 7-5
No. 2 Beau Kaler (JT) defeated Grady Lapczynski (NP) 6-2, 6-2
No. 3 Aiden Short (JT) defeated James Henning (NP) 6-2, 6-4


No. 1 Dylan Cook/Zane Wort (JT) defeated Matt Spahn/Ray Woodham (NP) 6-2, 6-2
No. 2 Walker Setmayer/Trent Sample (NP) defeated Payton Phillips/Caleb Koets (JT) 7-5, 6-3

JV (NP) 2 (JT) 0

New Prairie’s record is now 9-5 overall and NIC, 1-2.

Cougar boys runners fall to St. Joe, 43-40

The New Prairie boys cross country team competed in the Cougar Kickoff Classic Wednesday evening. Ethan Walden led the Cougars to a second-place team finish by winning the race with a time of 17:43. Brenden Oden was 4th in 17:58, Dan Reshan was 6th in 18:12, Kyle Newcomb was 14th in 18:53, and Logan Thibodeau was 18th in 19:02 to round out team scoring.

Other New Prairie finishers were Dan O’Laughlin, 21st in 19:13, Kaleb Bacztub, 34th in 20:30, Lucas Pavlick, 36th in 20:31, Roman Piergalski, 37th in 20:33, Joe Tuszynski, 39th in 20:40, Jackson Sanford, 43rd in 21:04, Tyler Bacztub, 51st in 21:29, Aidan Alander, 52nd in 21:31, Rhys Sebasty, 54th in 21:49, Dustyn Starkey, 82nd in 25:46, and Robby Smith, 89th in 27:56.

Cougar girls runners finish 3rd at Cougar Kickoff

The Lady Cougars placed 3rd out of 8 schools at the Cougar Kickoff Classic Wednesday. New Prairie raced only 5 runners, just enough to score out a full team.

Lillian Zelasko took an early lead and won the race by nearly a minute in a time of 18:59 on New Prairie’s challenging home course.

Lillian Zelasko – 1st – 18:59
Audrey Henning – 5th – 22:57
Elaine Zelasko – 16th – 24:47
Brianna Podemski – 22nd – 26:04
Lyla Alvey – 33rd – 28:37

Team finishes: Buchanan, 1st, 40; Hobart, 2nd, 43; New Prairie, 3rd, 60.

Slicer girls golfers take 4th at DAC Invitational

La Porte’s girls golf team scored 391 at the DAC Invitational Tuesday, placing 4th in the 8-team tourney.

Scoring for LaPorte were Jayme Noll, 93, Kamryn Kubik, 97, Molly Menne, 98, and Gabby Hull, 103. Medalist honors for the match went to Michigan City’s Taylor Skibinski with 83.

Team scores: Valparaiso, 365; Lake Central, 371; Crown Point, 378; La Porte, 391; Chesterton, 401; Portage, 410; Michigan City, 440; Merrillville, 0.

Cougar volleyball team defeats Adams

New Prairie defeated South Bend Adams, 3-0 in straight sets on the road Tuesday.

Josie Troy led with 14 digs, followed by Emma Fleck with 13. Outsides Nevaeh Finn and Haley Robinson each added 7 kills, followed by Mirabellah Hernandez, contributing 5. Robinson also added 3 aces, while Fleck dished out 23 assists.

The team had 16 total blocks with contributions from Finn, Robinson, Fleck, Hernandez and Ellie Michiaels.

Slicer volleyball team defeats Merrillville

The Slicers blanked Merrillville, 3-0, Tuesday.

Aniya Kennedy led the offense with 16 kills. Lesley Marshall led the Slicers’ serving game with 5 aces and also chipped in 8 digs. Bella Meier set the tone with 25 assists and 7 digs.

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