MISHAWAKA — After surviving a four-set test from Plymouth at the start of the season, La Porte’s volleyball team was ready for the same against the Pilgrims in a sectional semifinal.
Summary: South Central took a 10-7 lead in the third quarter on an Andrew Karsten field goal but River Forest (4-3, 2-1) answered with two scored and kept the Satellites (1-6, 1-2) off the board in a 20-10 Greater South Shore Conference win.
LA PORTE — In less time than it took the two to warm up, New Prairie's Nick Boyd took the first set, 6-1, against Marquette's Sean Bardol in the No. 1 singles bracket in the boys tennis sectionals at the LeRoy Courts in Kesling Park.
Saturdays in the late summer and early fall used to be prep football day in the newspaper, then deadline changes came along, putting the kibosh to that great long-standing tradition, at least for the time being.
NEW CARLISLE — Nearing the latter half of New Prairie's practice Wednesday afternoon, head coach Russ Radtke and his coaching staff were visibly and audibly upset with the effort their football team was putting in.
La PORTE — Michigan City's boys tennis lineup had a drastically different look for Wednesday's La Porte Sectional semifinal match with Marquette, so the Wolves' early-season 4-1 win over the Blazers didn't have coach Mike Tsugawa check marking the win column too soon.
HAMMOND — As the sun begins to set at Bishop Noll High School, the stadium lights illuminate a silver chainlink fence with a large sign hanging up. It reads, "2018 AA State Champions."
ST. JOHN — As Michigan City quarterback Giovani Laurent threw his fifth interception of the day to effectively dash any hopes the Wolves had of defeating Lake Central Saturday afternoon, a stunned, emotionless group of players slowly walked over to the sideline.
MERRILLVILLE — Despite facing an undefeated team with a stingy defense on the road, and having to make the hour bus trip twice in about 12 hours, La Porte stood up admirably Saturday.