LP grad Salary running wild
For the second straight game, Charles Salary (La Porte) has earned NAIA National Offensive Player of the Week honors. The Marian University running back was also named the Mid-States Football Association Mideast League Player of the Week for his performance Saturday in Marian's win over No. 10 Concordia.
Salary could not be stopped Saturday and Marian never stopped handing him the ball, rushing a whopping 46 times for 309 yards and a touchdown. His attempts and yards are both Marian records and season-highs in the NAIA. Salary had a long of 46 yards and his touchdown run was a 20-yarder in the third quarter that gave Marian a 14-13 lead, which it would never relinquish.
For the season, Salary has 815 yards and 11 touchdowns on the ground. The 5-foot-7, 185-pound senior has also caught seven passes for 109 yards.
LPHS Trick or Treat for Special Olympics
The sixth annual Trick or Treat for Special Olympics will be at La Porte High School from 6-8 p.m. on Oct. 30. Children can dress up and have the opportunity to visit different stations run by sports teams and clubs from La Porte High School. The groups will have an activity and pass out candy at each station. Admission is $5 per child and all proceeds go to Special Olympics. Both the “I” St. and “F” St. parking lots will be opened. This event is organized and run by the Slicer Student Athletic Council.
PNW to host baseball camp
Purdue Northwest will host a four-week baseball camp at its Westville campus starting Jan. 12. Pride assistant coach Shane Prance will direct the program in conjunction with U.S. Baseball Academy. Classes are available for players in grades 1-12 and are limited to seven players per coach. Sessions are offered in hitting, pitching, catching, fielding and baserunning. Space is limited. Registration is underway and parents can save an additional $20 through the end of November. Enter code NEWS20 during checkout to apply the discount. For more information, visit USBaseballAcademy.com or call 866-622-4487.
Marquette hosts 3-on-3 tournament
In recognition of Marquette and Michigan City reviving its boys basketball rivalry, Marquette High School is hosting a 3-on-3 alumni basketball tournament Nov. 29 at the Scholl Center. The double-elimination tournament, which has a three-game minimum, is open to anyone from age 18 on up. A minimum of two players on each team must be Marquette Catholic or St. Mary’s alumni. The 2019 Thanksgiving Throwback will begin at 4 p.m. with an after-party planned at Barker Pub. Entry fee is $50. Register at: https://interland3.donorperfect.net.’