Sports Shorts: Nov. 2

November 2, 2018

NP girls drop hoops opener

New Prairie fell behind 15-6 in the first quarter and never seriously threatened Plymouth, losing 51-23 in its girls basketball season opener on the road on Thursday night. The Cougars only scored five points in the second half.

Wolves, Slicers earn DAC soccer honors

Several Michigan City and La Porte soccer players have been selected to the All-Duneland Athletic Conference teams. City’s Nathan Stevenson and Jacob Kiser and La Porte’s Kaleb Cooper were tabbed on the boys side, while LP’s Jasmine Diaz and Madison Coats and MC’s Mary Pat Kelley were girls honorees. Jack Eaton of Chesterton and Janci Courtaney of Valpo were chosen the Most Valuable Players.

LP, MC repped on Duneland boys tennis team

Michigan City’s Devon Stromer and La Porte’s Andy Emmons have been named to the All-Duneland Athletic Conference Boys Tennis Team. Layton Noerenberg was the Most Valuable Player.

Two Slicers tabbed All-DAC Boys Cross Country

La Porte’s Mitchell Gits and Connor Havens were named to the 2018 All-Duneland Athletic Conference Boys Cross Country Team. The DAC Boys Cross Country Most Valuable Runner was Crown Point’s Genesio Christofanelli. The Conference Girls Cross Country Most Valuable Runner was Chesterton’s Shelby Bullock.

MC-LP football tickets on sale

Tickets for tonight’s Class 5A Sectional 9 championship football game between Michigan City and La Porte may be purchased in advance at either high school athletic office. Admission is $6 either in advance or at the gate. Game time is 7 p.m. at Kiwanis Field.

La Porte Elementary Wrestling Club starts Tuesday

The La Porte Elementary Wrestling Club is for any male or female student enrolled in La Porte Community Schools in grades K-5. Students will be provided with the opportunity to learn and compete in the sport of wrestling. Fundamentals in athletics and gymnastics, basic strength training, and body control will be the primary focus as students develop wrestling-specific skills. Students will have the opportunity to compete in individual tournaments and team dual meets.

Practices will be in two sessions from November through February at the high school. Session 1 will be Nov. 6-Dec. 20. Session 2 will be Jan. 8-Feb. 28. Practices for session 1 will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6-7 p.m. Practices for session 2 will be from 5-6:30 p.m. Enter I St. Entrance. Practices will be in the wrestling room on the upper deck of the main gymnasium. Bring a T-shirt, shorts, wrestling shoes or gym shoes.

Each session is $75 individually, $100 for both sessions. Family discounts available. Make checks payable to La Porte Wrestling. Additional cost for participation in tournament competitions. Sign up any time, email lkuzdas@lpcsc.k12.in.us to express interest, or contact them through their Facebook page: LaPorte Wrestling.

Buddy System: Bring a friend with you to practice to create a more enjoyable experience.

Wrestling Camp: They’ll also host a wrestling camp throughout the month of March. Camp will be a more inclusive session for all levels of ability. Details will be made available in February. Any questions can be answered at practice, or by emailing lkuzdas@lpcsc.k12.in.us.