Blazers boys golf splits pair
Marquette’s boys golf team edged Elkhart Christian Academy 186-189 on Thursday at the Creek. Michael Sakich earned medalist honors and led the Blazers with 41. Sakich parred five of the nine holes, including each of the first three. Robert Pruzin birdied the 161-yard No. 5 hole and shot 46, and Romeo Bui carded 48. Freshman Charlie O'Halloran added 51.
On Friday, Marquette honored its lone senior, Michael Sakich, at Michigan City Golf Course. Sakich responded by carding the team's low round of 46, but Illiana Christian prevailed 168-191 on Senior Day. Pruzin and O'Halloran each tallied 47, and Bui shot 51. The Blazers (9-3) next play in the sectional next Friday at Beechwood Golf Course.
Westville baseball cruises in sectional opener
Westville's baseball team drubbed Gary 21st Century 19-1 in five innings in a Class A Washington Township Sectional opener on Thursday. The Blackhawks’ Manny Guevara went 2-for-4 with four RBI, and Jackson Nowatzke finished 1-of-3 with three RBI. Andrew Kreighbaum went 1-for-3 with a double, a walk, and three RBI. Preston Lake and Kreighbaum pitched in the win. Lake allowed one earned run on four hits in three innings, striking out three and walking none. Kreighbaum threw two scoreless innings, giving up no hits. He fanned six and walked one. Westville next meets Kouts today in a Washington Township Sectional semifinal at 11 a.m.
MC boys soccer open field/conditioning upcoming
Open fields and conditioning for Michigan City High School boys soccer begin from 6-8 p.m. June 5 and continue during the summer on Mondays through Thursdays. All incoming freshmen through seniors are welcome. Meet at the fields on the east side of the high school. Contact David Harris at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
McLain to appear in Three Oaks
The Biggest Little Baseball Museum and the Acorn Theater in Three Oaks, Mich., will host Denny McLain, baseball’s last 30-game winner, on June 22. The former Detroit Tiger, who won the American League MVP and Cy Young awards in 1968, when he went 31-6, will conduct an autograph session at the museum, located at 3 N. Elm St., from 9-11 a.m. At 11:30, he will appear on stage at the nearby Acorn Theater, where he will reminisce with fans about his teammates and the ‘68 world championship season. The presentation will be followed by another autograph session in the theater lobby. The $10 theater admission price includes a hot dog, unlimited soft drinks, and a box of Cracker Jack. There will also be a cash bar. Tickets are available on the Acorn website at www.acornlive.org.
MC hosts Future Wolves Camps
Michigan City High School will be hosting Future Wolves Camps for baseball (June 4-7), boys and girls soccer (June 10-13), boys and girls tennis (June 17-19) and girls basketball (June 10-13). The camps, to be conducted by the various varsity coaches, will be at the high school with the exception of girls basketball, which will be at Barker. Camps are open to kids going into grades K-8. To register, contact email@example.com for baseball, firstname.lastname@example.org for tennis, email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org for soccer, and email@example.com for girls basketball. For details on times and costs of the camps, go to EducateMC.net/SportsCamps or call the athletics office at (219) 873-2043.
FB showcase Tuesday at Ames
Michigan City will host a Region College Football Showcase for prospective college athletes Tuesday at Ames Field. Registration is at 5 p.m. NCAA Division II and III and NAIA coaches will be on hand for evaluation. The linemen session will run from 5:30 to 6:30 followed by the skill position session from 7 to 8:15.
The event will consist of footwork and position drills, one on ones and seven on sevens. Athletes will receive a registration numbered T-shirt to aid in the identification process. Cost is $10 per athlete. A concession stand will be open for spectators.
Meet Rusty, win TV at House of Hope outing
Rusty the RailCat will be on hand at the House of Hope baseball field, 907 Chicago St., Michigan City, from 11 a.m. to noon on June 15. The first 25 people in attendance receive free hot dogs and snack packs.
A 32-inch TCL Roku TV will also be raffled off. Tickets are available at the Michigan Township Trustee Office, 2601 E. Michigan Blvd., or by calling Alonzo Rupert (219-229-4757) or Lorraine (708-983-5368).
Westville golf outing today
The Westville Alumni Association will host a golf outing today at the Michigan City Municipal Course. Registration will begin at 11 a.m. with lunch at 11:30 and a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. Proceeds will benefit the Scott. C. Knoll Scholarship Fund.
In the event’s 12 years, over $75,000 in scholarships have been awarded to graduating Westville seniors. The outing will be a four-person scramble. Entry fee is $75 per golfer. The fee includes lunch, greens fee, cart and meal after golf. Prizes will be awarded for longest drive, closest to the pin and longest putt. Deadline is Thursday. For details or forms, log on to www.westvillealumni.com or contact AJ Pilarski at 574-286-3604.
Briar Leaf Junior Golf Camps
Briar Leaf Golf Club is offering Junior Golf Camps beginning in June. The camps are offered four times in the summer and feature professional swing instruction from PGA Professional Jay Williams and PGA Associate Cody Ward and their staff, as well as on-course play.
Beginning juniors can register for the First Swing Program, while experienced golfers may participate in the Players Club. Registration forms are available at Briar Leaf or on the club’s website at briarleaf.com.
Early registration is encouraged to ensure a spot in the desired week. For more information, call Briar Leaf at 219-326-1992.
Drifters Golf Outing July 19
The Michigan City Drifters Scholarship 9 Hole Women’s Golf Play Day for all skill levels will be July 19 at the M.C. Municipal Course. Cost is $50 per golfer of $200 per team. The fee includes lunch with games at every hole. Registration and breakfast begin at 8 a.m. with a shotgun start at 8:30. There is a $20 donation for lunch (11 a.m. to 1 p.m.) with access to women-owned business vendors. The Drifters will also award its annual scholarships to high school seniors showcasing leadership, community service and academics. For details on the event or the various sponsorships, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or Angie Nelson Deuitch at 219-561-6389.