Local Briefs: Jan. 18
Slicers’ boys swimmers rout Pirates
La Porte’s boys swim team rolled 116-57 over visiting Merrillville on Wednesday. The Slicers’ Isaac Temores claimed first in both the 50-yard freestyle and 100 breaststroke, and Jacob Cooper won the 100 butterfly as well as the 100 backstroke. The squad’s 200 medley relay team of Graham Siefker, Temores, Justin Dusza, and Cooper posted first, and Colin Hay placed first in the 200 individual medley. Dusza captured first in the 100 free.
NP boys swimmers win pair in dual
New Prairie’s boys swim team claimed both contests in a dual meet, beating Goshen 101-79 and East Noble 137-48 on Tuesday. The Cougars’ Dalton Thomas earned first in the 50-yard freestyle (23.58), to go along with his first-place finish in the 100 free (53.21). The squad’s 200 medley relay team of Wrigley Hemphill, Adam Boniface, Tommy Eggleston, and Thomas took first (1:48.78), and its 200 free relay quartet of Boniface, Chase Brackeen, Josh Dockery, and Thomas claimed first (1:39.21). Matthew Mosley recorded first in diving (161.10), and Luke Papai was second in both the 200 free (1:57.57) and 500 free (5:27.30).
Cougars’ girls swimmers drop pair
New Prairie’s girls swim team fell in both decisions of a dual meet, losing 101-82 to Goshen and 116-69 to East Noble on Tuesday. The Cougars’ Emma Goldenstern won the 100-yard breaststroke (1:15.83), and Molly Lenig tallied second in diving (156.40). Gabey Vogeler took second in the 100 butterfly (1:09.17).
LPHS Slicer Indoor Soccer Camp
La Porte High School Slicer Indoor Soccer Camp will be on Saturday, Feb. 17, and Saturday, Feb. 24, from 10 a.m.-noon, and on Saturday, March 3, from 1-3 p.m. It’s for boys and girls in grades 6-8. It features skills, games, competitions, and fun. Instructors are LPHS boys and girls players and coaches. The camp is at La Porte High School’s Fieldhouse Door 23, F. St.
Cost is $20, which includes camp T-Shirt. Register at La Porte High School, or call 219-363-1447. Sign-ups accepted up to Feb. 17, but sign up early to assure T-Shirt size.
La Porte High’s Hubner Athletic Hall of Fame inductees
La Porte High School’s Athletic Department has announced the 2018 Norman J. Hubner Athletic Hall of Fame inductees. The following individuals will be inducted on Friday, Jan. 26, between the JV and varsity boys basketball games versus Crown Point: Ron Clindaniel, Chuck Ford, Lambert “Lamby” Lamberson, and Jonell Pinkerton-McKenzie.
Blazers-Lakers’ girls basketball game rescheduled
Marquette and La Lumiere’s girls basketball teams will make up Tuesday night’s postponed game on Wednesday, Jan. 24. The varsity-only tilt will begin at 6 p.m. at La Lumiere.
Slicers’ swimming schedule changes
La Porte’s girls swimming home meet against Hobart that was postponed on Jan. 6 has been rescheduled. It has been rescheduled for Jan. 23 at 5:30 p.m. in La Porte. La Porte’s boys swim meet at Valparaiso on Jan. 23 at 5:30 p.m. will be at La Porte and not at Valpo as listed on the schedule.
LP freshman boys/girls hoops schedule changes
La Porte’s boys and girls freshman basketball games at Lake Central that were postponed on Jan. 6 have been rescheduled. The boys will travel to LC on Feb. 8 at 6 p.m., and the girls will travel to LC on Thursday, Jan. 18, at 6 p.m. La Porte’s boys freshman basketball game at Munster on Wednesday night was postponed due to Munster needing to make up JV & varsity boys basketball games. This game won’t be rescheduled. The Slicers’ freshman girls basketball home contest versus Plymouth postponed on Tuesday night won’t be made up.
Slicers’ girls basketball schedule change
La Porte’s JV & varsity girls basketball home games versus South Bend Washington on Jan. 20 will be varsity only starting at noon CST.
Blazers’ boys basketball adds game
Marquette’s boys basketball team filled its final opening at South Bend Trinity on Feb. 16. The C-team, JV and varsity teams will all play. Varsity tip-off is at 7 p.m. CST.
Sackett tabbed PNW new club men’s volleyball coach
Purdue Northwest Athletics announced the appointment of Cory Sackett as the university’s new club men’s volleyball coach, according to a press release from PNW. Sackett will also continue his role as assistant women’s volleyball coach with the Pride, a position he has held for four seasons.
“We are extremely excited to have Cory leading our newly-formed club men’s volleyball program,” said Rick Costello, PNW’s Director of Athletics. “He has done an amazing job as an assistant coach with our women’s volleyball team and I know he will bring that same level of passion into his new role building our club men’s volleyball program.”
In addition to his duties as assistant women’s volleyball coach at PNW, Sackett has coached competitive club volleyball for the last 10 years for Club 1 Volleyball Club in Plainfield, Ill. In 2016, his 17 Elite boys team won an AAU National Championship as well as the Bronze Championship at Junior National Championships, finishing as the No.-12 ranked team in the country and No.-1 ranked team in the Midwest Region. For his work as an assistant coach with the Pride women’s volleyball program, the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) named him a Thirty Under 30 award winner. The award highlights the 30 most up and coming coaches under the age of 30 across all levels of collegiate volleyball.