Marquette boys rally for win

Marquette used a 31-point fourth quarter to overcome a six-point deficit and down Portage Christian 77-72 in boys basketball Tuesday at the Scholl Center. Jake Tarnow had 14 of his 26 points in the final period, when he made 10 of 12 free throws. Brit Harris notched seven of his 13 points in the decisive frame for the Blazers (1-1). Jason Kobe matched Harris' total, while fellow freshman Gary Lewis pitched in 11. Mason Theirault of Portage Christian scored 25.

Cougars girls fall at NIC foe

New Prairie’s girls basketball team dropped a 45-31 game at Bremen Tuesday. Libby Lapczynski and Jordan Winters tallied 11 points apiece for the Cougars (1-7, 1-3 Northern Indiana Conference). New Prairie trailed 23-15 at the break and scored only two points in the third quarter. The Cougars next host Elkhart Central Thursday. 

Making Christmas Merry

If your high school, middle school, grade school or youth sports team is doing something to make Christmas happier for someone else, the News Dispatch and Herald-Argus would like to know so we can let other people know about the good things that are happening in La Porte County during the holidays. Please give us a heads up by emailing Jim Peters at

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