Sports Shorts: April 15
Slicers baseball splits twin bill
La Porte’s baseball team went 1-1 in a doubleheader at Goshen, cruising 13-1 in five innings, but losing 11-10 Saturday. In Game 1, the Slicers scored seven runs in the fifth inning with Brock Lipscomb, Carson Crass, Jake Spence, Connor Stalbaum, Grant Collins, and Zane Eskridge all with RBIs in the inning. Shane Weaver earned the win, allowing one run on five hits in five innings, striking out a pair and walking one. La Porte didn’t have an error in the opener. In Game 2, the Slicers’ rally from seven runs down in the fifth came up just short, as they fell by one run. Spence, Josh Trim, David Applegarth, and Crass all had RBIs in the rally. Lipscomb, Crass, Spence, and Trim each had multiple hits, and Lipscomb led the team, going 3-for-3. Nick Moser took the loss, throwing one inning, surrendering three runs on one hit.
LP girls win tight tennis match
Alaina Majors (No. 1 singles) and the doubles teams of Rachel Kaminski-Allison Varda and Emma Keene-Jory Bales were straight-set winners as La Porte edged Culver Academy 3-2 in girls tennis on the road Saturday. Katelyn Friis dropped a third-set tie-breaker at No. 3 singles and Molly Reed lost at No. 2.
Slicers athletic schedule changes
The date of La Porte’s softball game at Jimtown has changed from Monday to Thursday at 4:30 p.m. The Slicers’ girls tennis match at Knox that was postponed last Wednesday has been rescheduled for May 1 at 4:30 p.m.
Locals play in Hoosiers Classic
Colin Kenney wasn’t named to the Indiana All-Stars but the Marquette standout once again proved he belonged with his performance during Saturday’s Hoosiers Reunion Classic in Knightstown. Kenney scored 15 points, two off the team high, in Terhune’s 114-113 loss to Hickory. Kenney had four field goals, including a 3, and made 6-of-6 free throws. Hickory won on a late 3-pointer by Isaiah Thompson of Zionsville. In the girls game, Marquette’s Emma Nolan had 12 points, all on 3s, and sister Sophia scored seven in Terhune’s 90-88 loss to Hickory. La Porte’s Riley Ott played but did not score.
La Lumiere’s Stewart aids win in USA Nike Hoop Summit
La Lumiere School’s Isaiah Stewart had five points in 22 minutes in Team USA’s 93-87 win over Team World in the 22nd annual Nike Hoop Summit on Friday night at the Moda Center in Portland, Oregon. The 6-foot-9 center had a plus-eight plus-minus ranking, went 2-of-4 shooting and added two rebounds. Stewart, a University of Washington verbal commit, is ranked the No. 4 player in ESPN’s class of 2019. Portland-born Cole Anthony, of Oak Hill Academy, led Team USA with 25 points. The Nike Hoop Summit is an annual basketball game that pits top U.S. high school senior boys against a World Select Team comprised of elite international players who are 19 years old or younger.
NP girls tennis goes 2-1, routs Clay
New Prairie’s girls tennis team blanked Knox and Lake Station 5-0, but lost to Wheeler 3-2 Saturday in its own early-season rumble. The Cougars’ Megan Boyd, Anna Holvoet and Brianna Wilson were singles winners with Emmy Kirkham-Sydney Moody and Hannah Pittman-Naomi Paprocki posting doubles victories against Knox. Versus the Eagles, Holvoet, Moody and Brooke Stafford won in singles, and Pittman-Paprocki and Maggie Troy-Josie Troy rolled in doubles. Holvoet and Pittman-Paprocki won matches against Wheeler. On Thursday, N.P. blanked South Bend Clay 5-0 at home. Boyd cruised 6-0, 6-0 at No. 1 singles over Jeana Alberst, and at No. 2 singles, Holvoet rolled 6-0, 6-0. Wilson won 6-0, 6-1 at No. 3 singles, and at No. 1 doubles, Moody-Kirkham cruised 6-0, 6-0. Pittman-Paprocki also won 6-0, 6-0.
Slicers softball loses at Bulldogs
La Porte’s softball team fell 15-3 in five innings at Crown Point on Thursday in a game rescheduled from Wednesday due to rain. Megan Reed and Morgan Keen each had RBIs for the Slicers, who scored all three of their runs in the fourth inning.
Clark edges Marquette softball
Summer Johnson went 3-for-3 with two doubles and a pair of RBI, but Marquette fell 4-3 to Hammond Clark in softball Saturday morning.
Blazers baseball falls at Culver Academy
Robert Barron drove in a run and scored another in Marquette’s 9-3 baseball loss at Culver Academies Saturday. John Allen tripled and Karsen Grott doubled in the first, both scoring for the Blazers, but the Eagles answered with five runs in their half of the first and led the rest of the way.
NP girls track fourth at Wheeler
Brianna Hooton won the 100-meter dash and Skylar Denton swept the throws for the New Prairie girls track team in Saturday’s Wheeler Invite. Gemma Dillon was high jump runner-up with Callie Metzger taking third in the 800. Metzger also ran on the 3,200 relay with Julianna Krol, Isabelle Adnson and Gabby Peters, placing third.
NP boys track runs at Franklin Central,
then 3rd at Wheeler
New Prairie’s Jacob and Brandon Corbett qualified for the Franklin Central Flashes Distance Showcase where some of the best distance runners from Indiana competed Friday night. Jacob led the entire race going into the final lap, relinquishing his lead with 200 meters to go, but he won his heat with a 1,600 equivalent of 4:29.54. Jacob finished the night ranked 24th in the state in the 1,600 this year. Brandon ran a tactically sound race. On Saturday, the Cougars took third at the Wheeler Invite, only 24 points behind the first-place Bearcats. Jacob Corbett placed first in the 800 run, and Tim O’Laughlin was first in the 3,200. Hunter Smith took second in the discus, and Christian Szalajko posted second in the 100 dash. Broc Boniface was second in the shot put.