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Sports Shorts: Jan. 4

January 5, 2019

Week 17 Pro Picks winners: John Dudeck and Rickey Cross

The Herald-Argus Pro Picks contest winners for Week 17 of the National Football League were John Dudeck and Rickey Cross. They were two of three people in our contest to earn 14-2 records and they both had tiebreaker scores of 45, so they will split the $50 prize, each winning $25. Both of the games they missed were Detroit-Green Bay and Carolina-New Orleans.

La Porte Soccer Club registration open

Sign up for Spring Soccer season now. LP Soccer Club is for boys and girls age U4 through U19. Deadline is January 19. New In-House Youth Soccer Academy and/or Travel Soccer. Training and instruction by La Porte High School boys and girls coaching staff and current and former LPHS players. Sign up online at LaPorteSoccer.org, or call coach McCoy for more information at 219-363-1447.

Cougars girls hoops falls to NIC foe

New Prairie’s girls basketball team lost 61-46 to South Bend Washington at home on Thursday night. Jordan Winters guided the Cougars (4-11, 3-6 Northern Indiana Conference) with 15 points, and Libby Lapczynski had 13 points. Sydney Meyers added nine points. New Prairie led 24-21 at half, but got outscored 40-22 in the second half, including by 16 in the fourth quarter.

NP grapplers rout St. Joe

New Prairie’s wrestling team thumped South Bend St. Joseph 68-9 on the road on Thursday night. The Cougars improve their record to 27-2 on the season. Wrestler of the night was New Prairie’s Jacob Abbott. Saturday is the Cougars’ Super Duals and they will have two teams competing this year.

Area players on cover of Hoosier Basketball Magazine

Four area senior girls appear on the front cover of Hoosier Basketball Magazine, La Porte’s Riley Ott, Marquette’s Emma Nolan and Sophia Nolan, and Michigan City’s Hannah Noveroske. Hoosier Basketball Magazine presents an annual comprehensive survey of all high school (boys and girls), college (men and women) and professional (Pacers and Fever) basketball in Indiana. Follow Hoosier Basketball Magazine on Twitter at HoosierBasketball@HBBMagazine. Eight high school seniors are featured on the center of Hoosier Basketball’s front cover, four boys and four girls. Visit hoosierbasketballmagazine.com to order your copy of Hoosier Basketball Magazine. E-mail hoosierbbllmag@att.net or call (317) 925-8200 about getting a copy on a newstand in your part of the state.

Glenn girls hoops thumps Jimmies

John Glenn’s girls basketball team rolled 66-10 at Jimtown on Wednesday night. Bethany Hayden notched 19 points for the Falcons (9-7, 5-4 Northern Indiana Conference), and Seja Lang followed with 13 points. Maddie Hudspeth had 11 points, and Jessie Yelaska added eight points. Glenn held the Jimmies scoreless in the second quarter and exploded for 20 points in the period.

Falcons boys hoops gets edged in OT

John Glenn’s boys basketball team dropped an overtime thriller, 46-44, at Jimtown on Wednesday night. The Falcons (5-5, 2-3 Northern Indiana Conference) saw a nine-point lead evaporate. Glenn outscored the Jimmies 31-17 in the second and third quarters combined, but got outscored 13-4 in the fourth.

Wolves gymnastics meet change

Michigan City’s gymnastics team will now travel to Valparaiso for a meet on Wednesday at 6 p.m.