Local Briefs: Sept. 21

September 21, 2017 GMT

Prep profile: Claire Westphal

School: Michigan City

Grade: Junior

Sport: Volleyball

Favorite musical artist: Flume

Favorite TV show: "Orange is the New Black"

Favorite movie: "Stepbrothers"

Favorite hobby outside of sports: Doing makeup

Favorite thing about your sport: My team

Something people might not know about you: I’m funny

Future plans after high school: Go to college to study the fashion industry

Week 2 Pro Picks winner: Edward Gondeck

The Herald-Argus Pro Picks contest winner for Week 2 of the National Football League was Edward Gondeck, of La Porte. He was the only person in our contest to get less than two games wrong, going 14-1. He got the Packers-Falcons game wrong. Gondeck, along with every weekly winner, receives $50. Entries appear in The Herald-Argus on Mondays.

Pumpkin Festival 3-on-3 basketball tourney

Westville’s annual Pumpkin Festival 3-on-3 Basketball Tourney will be on Sunday, Oct. 1, at Westville School, located at 207 E. Valparaiso St. It’s a double-elimination tourney for boys and girls in elementary through high school. Registration starts at 7:15 a.m., games start at 8 a.m. New this year is an adult division. There’s also a slam dunk contest. Cost is $75 per team. For more info, contact Dale Lake at (219) 608-7180, or email lake_dale@yahoo.com.

Westville Pumpkin Festival 5K run and walk

The 19th annual Pumpkin Festival Run, sponsored by Westville Tri Kappa, will take place on Saturday, Sept. 30. Registration is at 7 a.m., in the Westville High School parking lot with the adult 5K run and walk set to begin at 8 a.m. The kids race will be held at 1 p.m., in Prairie Meadow Park at Birch Field No. 1. Applications may be picked up at area sports clubs and sport shops. You can also call Jane Bachman at (219) 898-3077 or email at jabachman305@gmail.com, or sign up at www.westvillepumpkinfestival.com.

Slicers boys tennis reschedules match

La Porte’s boys tennis match versus Knox that was postponed on Sept. 13 will be played on Monday, Sept. 25, at 4:30 p.m. CDT at Knox.

Scarecrow Festival 3-on-3 basketball tourney

The Scarecrow Festival double-elimination, 3-on-3 basketball tournament will be at Wanatah School on Sunday, Sept. 24. Check-in at 8 a.m. Games begin at 8:30 a.m. Trophies awarded to first place for each division. Divisions include grades 3/4, 5/6, 7/8, high school girls, high school boys, and adults. The cost is $80 for a team who registers this week. Registration forms are available at scarecrowfest.org, or call Mrs. Clemons at 219-733-2815, or email aclemons@tritownship.k12.in.us.

Scarecrow Scamper Kids Fun Run

The annual Scarecrow Scamper Kids Fun Run will be on Saturday, Sept. 23, at 9:30 a.m. on Main Street in Wanatah, south of the railroad tracks. Proceeds go to Cass Merrymakers 4-H Club. Race-day registration is $15. The race is for 2 through 9-year-olds. Divisions are by age as of race day. Participants will receive a shirt while supplies last. Registration forms may be obtained at the J-Mart.com and at the J-Mart BP in Wanatah. Shirts and/or shirt sizes are not guaranteed if not pre-registered by Sept. 10. Make checks payable to Cass Merrymakers 4-H Club and drop off at the J-Mart BP in Wanatah, or send to PO BOX 41, Wanatah, IN, 46390.

For more information, including check-in time and age-specific distances, find Scarecrow Scamper Kids Fun Run on Facebook, visit www.theJ-Mart.com, or Scarecrowfest.org. The race is sponsored by Cass Merrymakers 4-H Club and the J-Mart BP.