MC boys tennis edges Highland
John Brunig and Lucas Miller rallied from one set down and a 5-2 deficit in the second set for a one doubles win that lifted Michigan City to an exciting 3-2 boys tennis victory over visiting Highland on Thursday. Freshman Kyle Yackus (two singles) and Connor Reynolds (three) posted the other victories for the Wolves. Dante Morland and Josiah Miller dropped a three-setter at two doubles.
Tarnow fifth at Bridgman
Marquette's Jake Tarnow endured warm conditions and a bee sting to cross the line at 18:12, good for fifth place out of 100 runners in Wednesday's Bridgman (Mich.) Invitational. William Bogan checked in at 21:28 and Wil Crame in 22:25. and sophomore Wil Crane posted top-50 finishes with times of 21:28 and 22:25, respectively. On the girls side, Kenzie Losinski covered the course in 25:18, netting a 17th-place finish. Ava Zientarski clocked 28:45.
Marquette drops volleyball match
Ryleigh Grott and Emily Lasky each had a pair of kills as Marquette fell 25-15, 25-10, 25-4 in girls volleyball Thursday at Illiana Christian. Madison Lindsey racked up seven assists with Jenna Kirby tacking on five.
Larkin lifts Marquette boys soccer
Freshmen Kieran Larkin scored twice as host Marquette topped diocesan rival Andrean 3-1 in boys soccer Thursday. Larkin struck at the 59-second mark in his prep debut and again late in the opening half. Vincent Pacheco broke a 1-1 tie with a corner kick in the 33rd minute. Blazers keeper Lee Kellom kept the 59ers at bay in a scoreless second half to preserve the outcome.
MC girls take triangular
Lia Thomas' 39 took medalist honors as Michigan City (5-0, 2-0 Duneland Conference) defeated Chesterton and Portage 181-188-213 in a girls golf triangular Thursday. Taylor Skibinski and Sara Poulin backed Thomas with 41 and 42, respectively, while Caroline Kearney carded a 59.
Blackhawks girls fall in PKs
The Westville girls soccer team lost in a penalty kick shootout to Morgan Township on Thursday after the teams finished overtime tied at one. Sydney Patla notched the Blackhawks' sole goal on a Chloe Fortune pass. Alliyah Vera, Fortune and Kaylee Bowley converted in the shootout for Westville. Maddie Forrester was 75 percent on saves in regulation and 50 percent in the shootout.
Blazers boys tennis nips Illiana
Despite forfeiting the No. 2 doubles match, Marquette managed to upend Illiana Christian 3-2 in its boys tennis opener Thursday afternoon at the Elston Courts.
Sean Bardol (6-2, 6-2 at No. 1 singles), Cormack Bardol (6-2, 6-3 at two singles) and Colin Thompson-Noah Wadle (6-3, 6-3 at one doubles) posted victories for the Blazers. The Marquette doubles pair trailed 3-0 in the first set.
“This was a nice team win with only five players," coach Earl Cunningham said. "The Bardol brothers were fundamentally sound in straight-set wins. Aidan (McDonnell) moved to No. 3 singles at the last minute and did a nice job adjusting."
Munster rallies past Slicers volleyball
La Porte raced to a two-game lead, but host Munster roared back to claim a dramatic 15-25, 15-25, 25-18, 25-13, 15-13 girls volleyball win Thursday.
LC girls top LP golf
Lake Central topped La Porte 213-232 in a Duneland Conference girls golf match Thursday. Abby Casto's 51 led the Slicers with Gabby Hull (58), Lauren Miskowicz (59) and Rosie Korell (64) also scoring.