Westville wins volleyball tourament

Westville took three-game wins over Fremont and Elkhart Christian to win Saturday’s Elkhart Christian girls volleyball tournament. Maddie Denecho had seven kills and was 10-of-10 serving with one ace against Fremont, while Johnasia Bernard was 9-of-10 serving with seven kills and one block. Payton Rodgers led the way in the final, serving 11-of-13 with four aces. Sarah Henrich racked up 11 kills, 12 assists and was 7-of-7 serving with one ace.

SC goes 3-1 at volleyball tourney

The South Central volleyball team (5-2) finished 3-1 at Saturday’s John Glenn tournament with wins over LaVille, La Lumiere and Oregon-Davis, earning third place.

NP girls golf eighth at CMA Invite

The New Prairie girls golf team finished eighth among 12 teams in Saturday’s Culver Military Academy’s Invitational, an improvement of three places from last season, with a score of 428. “It was a great learning experience for the team as we prepare to write the next chapter in the girls golf program,” coach Bruce Watson said. “All players played consistent golf... .” Jordan Winters led NP with a 94, followed by younger sister Jaiden with a 98. Zoie Martinez carded a 110 and Macaria Tierney a 128. Ann Nelson, playing in her first varsity match) carded a 143. The team score was 31 strokes better than last year. Crown Point won with a 334 and LaCrosse (512) was 12th.

Cougars boys take two in tennis

New Prairie blanked Lake Station and Wheeler 5-0 in its Early Season Rumble tournament Saturday. Wrigley Hemphill and Jacob Hannon won a pair of singles matches, while Wreese Hemphill and Haydon Houser were 2-0 in doubles. Colten Kitchen had a singes and doubles victory for the Cougars (3-1).

LP doubles Hobart in girls soccer

Madi Coates and Gabby Latchford each scored twice and Lauren Pollock made 13 saves as the La Porte girls soccer team downed Hobart 6-3 at Kesling Park. Erin Johnson and Lilly Haverstock also found the net for the Slicers.

Pumpkin Festival Run/Walk set for Oct. 5

The 21st Annual Pumpkin Festival Run, sponsored by Westville Tri Kappa, is set for Oct. 5 Registration is at 7 a.m. in the Westville High School parking lot with the 5K Run and 5K Walk set to begin at 8. These events are for adults. A kids race will be held at Prairie Meadow Park (Birch Field 1) at 1 p.m.

Applications may be picked up at area sports clubs and sport shops, contact Jane Bachman at 219-898-3077 or jabachman305@gmail.com, or go to www.westvillepumpkinfestival.com.

Duneland B&G Club volleyball

The Duneland Boys and Girls Club will hold a volleyball league grades 3-8 beginning Sept. 17 and continuing until Nov. 16. Cost is $40 per child. Grades 3-4 practice Tuesday, grades 5-6 Wednesday and grades 7-8 Thursday. All games are Saturday. Skills testing is mandatory with the following schedule: grades 3-4, 6 p.m., Sept. 10; grades 5-6, 6 p.m., Sept. 11; grades 7-8, 6 p.m., Sept. 12. A coaches meeting will be held at 6 p.m. on Sept. 9 at the club. Schedules and rosters will be posted at www.bgcgreaternwi.org/clubs/chesterton-duneland/leagues-chesterton/. In addition to league fees, a $35 club membership is required. Membership assistance is available. For information, contact Ron Ranta at rranta@bgcgreaternwi.org.

Valley Hills offers rates, tourneys

Valley Hills Golf Course in Rolling Prairie is offering a student rate of $5 every day until the end of the year for anyone in grade school, high school or college. Anyone wanting to set up a night golf tournament can call the course at 219-778-2823 with their information.

McIlroy wins Tour Championship

ATLANTA (AP) — Rory McIlroy captured the biggest cash payout in golf history Sunday when he surged past Brooks Koepka in the final round at East Lake to win the FedEx Cup and its $15 million prize.

One shot behind, McIlroy took the lead with a three-shot swing on No. 7 and never let Koepka or Xander Schauffele catch him in the Tour Championship.

McIlroy closed with a 4-under 66, a score that would have won the Tour Championship in any scoring format. He finished four shots ahead of Schauffele.

He joined Tiger Woods as the only players to win the FedEx Cup twice since it began in 2007.

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