Sports Shorts: Feb. 27
Penn nips Riley; La Porte next
Penn put four players in double figures and prevented South Bend Riley from getting off a last-second shot to prevail 50-48 in a Class 4A sectional thriller Tuesday. The Kingsmen (20-3) face La Porte (12-10) on Friday in the second semifinal at approximately 6:45 p.m. Adams ousted Mishawaka 61-37 in the second game.
Local girls named to state top 60
La Porte’s Riley Ott, Marquette’s Emma and Sophia Nolan, and Michigan City’s Hannah Noveroske have been chosen to participate in Hoosier Basketball Magazine’s top 60 workout Sunday at Marian University in Indianapolis. Half of the girls, primarily from northern and southern Indiana, will participate in the first session from noon to 2 p.m. CST and the remaining players, primarily from central Indiana, will compete during the second session from 2:30 to 4:30 CST, as part of the process in choosing the Indiana All-Star Team. Both sessions are open to the public for an admission fee of $8 ($5 for students). Marquette coach Katie Collignon is part of the evaluation staff.
Blazers Sophia Nolan repeats as player of the week
Sophia Nolan of Marquette has been named the IBCA/Subway District 1 Player of the Week for the second week in a row. The Blazers’ senior posted 26 points, 15 rebounds, four blocks and three assists in a 57-36 win over Vincennes Rivet in the Class A state championship game Saturday. Nolan was 10-of-13 from the field and 4-of-4 from 3-point range. Marquette’s Colin Kenney was among the boys nominees for District 1.
La Porte Parks Youth Sports sign-ups
The La Porte Park and Recreation Department continues to take youth boys baseball, girls slowpitch softball, T-Ball and tennis lesson registrations at the Park Office, 250 Pine Lake Ave. Office hours are weekdays from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Registration is also available online at www.cityoflaporte.com. Keeping sports fun, especially in the early stages of youth participation, is the primary concern of the park programs. The department promotes participation for all, positive competition and building character, as well as teaching fundamentals and traditions of the game, championing sportsmanship and encouraging family and community support. Visit www.cityoflaporte.com, or call 219-326-9600 for more information. The Park Department offers Need-Based Scholarships to assist youth who do not have the financial means to participate in recreation programs. The scholarship must be applied for by the child’s parent and/or guardian and they must meet the criteria for financial need. To apply for assistance, pick up a scholarship form at the Park Office, or contact Recreation Director Pam Carroll at email@example.com.
La Porte middle school lacrosse seeks players
La Porte middle school lacrosse is looking for more players. Both boys and girls in grades 5-8 can sign up now. For more information, visit www.laportelacrosse.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, or call or text 219-393-9552.
Ernie Banks book signing Saturday
Author Doug Wilson will hold a book signing and discussion on Let’s Play Two: The Life and Times of Ernie Banks, the first complete biography of the famed Mr. Cub, at 1 p.m. Saturday at The Getaway Grille and Cubbies Bar in Bridgman, Mich. The book sheds insight into Banks’ personality and his impact on the game and fans.