Sports shorts: July 13
Jones scores 31 in Miami Heat victory
Michigan City High School graduate Jarrod Jones scored 31 points Thursday to lead the Miami Heat to a 110-106 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans in NBA Summer League tournament play in Las Vegas. Jones, who played the last six seasons in Europe, hit 13-of-20 field goals, including 4-of-8 from behind the arc. He also had 8 rebounds, 4 assists and 2 steals in a team-high 31 minutes of play. Jones also had a double double, with 15 points and 12 rebounds in a 110-84 loss to the Pelicans in pool play last Saturday. The Heat will play the Boston Celtics in the next round of the tournament, with the schedule TBA.
American Legion Baseball regional in La Porte
The American Legion Junior Baseball Regional will be Friday through Sunday at Ron Reed Field in Fox Park in La Porte. The four-team double-elimination begins with a doubleheader Friday, with La Porte Post 83 taking on Valparaiso Post 94 Black at 5:30 p.m.; and Valparaiso Post 94 Green playing Lake Station Post 270 at 8 p.m. Friday’s winner play at 10 a.m. Saturday, and Friday’s losers play at 12:30 p.m. Saturday. The morning loser plays the afternoon winner at 3 p.m. The championship will be Sunday at 12:30 p.m., with a second game at 3 p.m. if necessary. The champion advances to the State Championships July 19-23 in Kokomo. There is no admission or parking fee.
La Porte, MC Pop Warner football sign-ups
Northern Indiana Pop Warner Little Scholars, youth football, cheer, flag and challenger teams are conducting fall sign-ups. For details, visit nipwls.com. In La Porte, contact Dennis Menear at firstname.lastname@example.org. Games are played at Kiwanis Field. In Michigan City, contact Jerry Heath at email@example.com. Games are played at Ames Field.
2018 La Porte City Golf Tournament
The 2018 La Porte City Golf Tournament at Beechwood Golf Course, sponsored by Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance, is upcoming. Participants must play a qualifying round by Sunday, Aug. 5, in an approved group. Results from the qualifying rounds of stroke play will flight the field. There will be a Senior Flight for those 60 years and older. The three-round match play tournament will be Aug. 10, 11, and 12 with tee times beginning at 11 a.m. The cost is $65 per player and 100 percent of the entry goes towards the prize pool and banquet on Sunday. Make checks payable to Cashmer Inc. Cart fees are additional. Entry forms can be picked up at Beechwood, or downloaded at thebeechwoodgolfcourse.com.
Harvest Bicycle Century Tour
The 13th annual Harvest Bicycle Century Tour, sponsored by the Rolling Prairie and Mill Creek Indiana Community Lions Clubs, will be Sunday, Aug. 12, supporting Diabetes Awareness. Registration is from 6-11 a.m. (CDT). The bike tour begins at the Rolling Prairie Elementary School, 605 E. Michigan Street, Rolling Prairie, IN 46371. The routes are 15, 25, 40, 62 and 100 miles on well-maintained county roads. Rest stops with refreshments and rest room facilities are provided. Registration fees for riders are $25 per rider through Aug. 11, and $35 the day of the ride. Families of three or more can pre-register at $40 per family through Aug. 11, or $50 on the day of the ride. Ride T-shirts are available at $10 each. A raffle is being held with first prize of a Momentum Fat Tire bicycle, second prize of a one-night stay at Best Western Plus Inn, La Porte, and third prize of $50 cash. Winners need not be present.
Lions Clubs International is beginning its second century and its motto is “We Serve.” The Lions Clubs International has added Diabetes Awareness as a focus, and the proceeds from the bike tour will be contributed towards the possible cure for diabetes. Information and online registrations are available at www.rollingprairielions.org. Call Lion Ron King at 219-778-4568 with any questions.
DeCamp’s Band of Brothers White Sox fundraiser
The DeCamp’s Band of Brothers Foundation has partnered with the Chicago White Sox and La Porte Park Foundation to host a fundraiser on Friday, July 27, as the Sox host the Blue Jays. The Sox will donate a portion of each discounted ticket sold through the promotion directly toward renovation of Clarke Park. The evening also features post-game fireworks and Country Music Night promotions. Tickets must be purchased online at www.whitesox.com/clarkepark; by mail with payment included to Chicago White Sox Sales Department, ATTN: Clarke Park, 333 W. 35th St., Chicago, IL 60616; or by fax with payment to 312-674-5140. Orders must be received by July 20. For more information, visit whitesox.com/clarkepark.
Triple Crown Baseball tryouts scheduled
Tryout schedules have been set for the 2018-19 Triple Crown Baseball seasons. Tryouts will be held: July 16 for 14U Threat; July 17 for 12U Lightning; July 18 for 11U Threat and 12U Threat; July 19 for 13U Threat and 13U Lightning; July 23 for 15U Threat; July 30 for 16U Threat; and July 31 for 10U Threat and 17-18U Threat. All tryouts will be at Thomas Jefferson Middle School in Valparaiso from 5:30-8:00 p.m. (weather permitting).
For more information or to schedule a private tryout, call 219-462-3927.
44th annual Chamber Play Day Golf Outing
The Greater La Porte Chamber of Commerce will host its 44th Annual Play Day Golf Outing on July 19 at Beechwood Golf Course. It will also mark the 8th Annual Big Cup Tournament, featuring larger holes. The day begins with registration at 11 a.m. and a shotgun start at noon. Cost is $545 for a foursome. The event, sponsored by the La Porte County Convention & Visitors Bureau, Walsh & Kelly, Qubit Networks, and NRP Jones, will include several contests including a Hole-in-One Contest, Longest Drive Contest, Fastest Hole Contest and Putting Contest. For more information or to register, visit lpchamber.com or call 219-362-3178.
La Porte Night Bicycle Rides return this summer
The La Porte Night Bicycle Rides will return this summer, with events on Fridays July 20 and August 17. The leisurely 13-mile starlit rides start at a different location each month to offer different views of the city. The July event begins at Beechwood Golf Course and the August ride at the Civic Auditorium. The events are not races and participants must wear a helmet and have headlights and taillights on their bikes. Cost is $20 per person. For information, call 219-326-9600.