TUESDAY'S PREP ROUNDUP: Lake Central edges Merrillville in boys tennis

2013-09-24T22:00:00Z 2013-09-30T20:45:15Z TUESDAY'S PREP ROUNDUP: Lake Central edges Merrillville in boys tennisTimes Staff
September 24, 2013 10:00 pm  • 

Luke Oboy and Jimmy Lafakis picked up wins at No. 2 and No. 3 singles for Times No. 6 Lake Central, while Keith Crawford and Eric Shrader won at No. 2 doubles to lead the Indians to a 3-2 win over Merrillville in boys tennis.

Nygel Jackson (No. 1 singles) and Ronnie Mayersky and Montrell Shell (No. 1 doubles) picked up wins for the Pirates.

Andrean 3, West Side 1: Michael Kinasiewicz and Anthony Zaleski won at No. 1 and No. 2 singles to pace the 59ers.

Zachary Fairchild and Evan Karpen took No. 1 doubles for Andrean.

E.C. Central 4, Bishop Noll 1: Abraham Garcia and Ahmad Muhammad recorded wins at No. 2 and No. 3 singles, and the doubles teams followed suit with tiebreaker wins for the Cardinals (9-6).

Spencer Hickey won at No. 1 singles for Noll (5-4).

Valparaiso 5, Chesterton 0: Peter Williams rallied for a 4-6, 6-1, 6-4 win at No. 1 singles Tuesday, part of Times No. 3 Valparaiso's Duneland Athletic Conference boys tennis sweep of No. 4 Chesterton.

Jared Folke and Andrew Lehnen won 6-1, 6-0 at No. 1 doubles for the Vikings (9-4, 6-1), while Pall Baggett and Ben Lawson won 6-1, 6-1 at No. 2.

The Trojans fell to 8-4 overall, 4-3 in the DAC.

LaPorte 4, Portage 1: Michael Varda won 6-2, 6-3 at No. 1 singles to lead the No. 5 Slicers (12-5, 4-2) over the No. 10 Indians (6-7, 2-5) in DAC play.

Jesse Bustos picked up Portage's lone point with a 4-6, 7-5, 6-3 win at No. 3 singles.

Crown Point 5, Michigan City 0: The No. 2 Bulldogs (14-0, 5-0) won all their matches in straight sets as they blanked the Wolves in the DAC.

Bryce Bonin, Lance Noerenberg and Anthony Kendall won in singles.

Dominic Peretin and Carson Hoogewerf, and Boris Povlovski and Brendan Ray were doubles winners.

Highland 5, Morton 0: The Trojans swept the Governors, as Jeff Michner led the way with a 6-0, 6-2 win at No. 1 singles.

Wheeler 5, Calumet 0: Jack Hibbard didn't drop a game at No. 1 singles, leading the No. 8 Bearcats (10-5, 4-1) over the Warriors (4-9, 2-3) in Greater South Shore Conference play.


Boys cross country

Portage 15, Chesterton 50: At Woodland Park, the Indians took the top 13 spots, led by Tylor Hudson and Nick Heimberg, to sweep the DAC dual.


Girls cross country

Portage 19, Chesterton 44: The Indians placed seven in the first eight, headed by winner Paige Pizer, to claim the DAC dual. Chesterton freshman Lindsey Nielsen finished second. Pizer's time of 19 minutes, 34 seconds matched the best ever by an Indians runner at Woodland Park.

Crown Point 16, Merrillville 47; Crown Point 16, Michigan City 47; Michigan City 22, Merrillville 33: Tyler Gray, Jake Langbehn, Ryan Kepshire and Matt Mosak finished 1-2-3-4 to pace the Bulldogs to a pair of wins.


Girls soccer

Munster 1, Highland 0: Allyson Goodrich's goal lifted the No. 4 Mustangs (8-2-3) past the Trojans (5-6, 2-3) in a Northwest Crossroads Conference match.

Melanie Krueger made seven saves. Highland's Kelli Lee made 10 saves.

Griffith 7, Lowell 0: Yadi Costalanos scored three goals, while Megan Miller netted two goals to lead the Panthers over the Red Devils.

Boone Grove 3, Hobart 2: Olivia McCafferty and Amy Guerrero each posted a goal and an assist as the Wolves (7-4) edged the Brickies. Breanna Pardus played a part on both Hobart goals, scoring one and assisting on the other.


Boys soccer

Hebron 5, Westville 3: Richard Botts had two goals and two assists as the Hawks defeated the Blackhawks in Porter County Conference play. Nick Surber added two goals.


Girls volleyball

Lake Central 23-27-25-25, Chesterton 25-25-20-15: Brooke Renner was one of three players with double-digit kills, recording a team-high 14 in a DAC win for the No. 3 Indians (15-6, 7-1). She also had three block kills. Teammate Alyssa Stepney had 12 kills, 12 digs, three block kills and two aces, while Megan Maletestinic had 10 kills and six digs.

Jessica Urycki led the No. 10 Trojans (9-7, 3-5) with 13 kills, four digs and two block kills. Emily Marcus added nine kills and 28 digs.

Highland 25-25-25, Hobart 21-23-21: Alaina Chacon recorded eight kills to help Highland earn the win.

Taylor Ruckman had 15 digs, while Brittany Fowler collected 19 assists.

Kankakee Valley 25-25-25, Lowell 17-16-11: Gab Martin had 12 digs, 10 kills and six aces to lead the Kougars over the Red Devils.

Hunter Jusevitch had 15 digs for Lowell.

Whiting 25-25-25, Clark 7-11-10: Kaylyn Anderson collected 10 aces and 18 kills to lead the Oilers (18-7) past the Pioneers.

Tique Woods had five kills, five digs and three aces for Clark (6-15).

Portage 25-25-25, Merrillville 15-20-17: Mariah Wright registered 11 kills, and Josi Auksel added nine to left the Indians (12-10, 2-6) to a DAC victory. Abby Alexander picked up 12 digs, and Lauren Winicky handed out 19 assists for Portage.

Riana Todd had 20 assists, and Morgan Hansbury 10 digs for the Pirates (9-13, 2-6).

Hebron 25-25-25, LaCrosse 14-15-19: Lauren Carlson's 15 kills powered the Hawks (8-9, 2-2) to a PCC victory. Morgan Morrow contributed three aces and 14 digs for Hebron.

Alyssa Tucker's eight kills topped the Tigers.


Boys volleyball

LaCrosse 25-18-25-26, Hebron 20-25-23-24: The Tigers (2-7, 2-2) topped the Hawks behind Bryce Guse's 17 kills and four aces. Andrew McCormick chipped in 13 assists, three aces and three block kills for LaCrosse.

Ryan Daniel racked up 14 kills, four block kills and six aces for Hebron (3-5, 0-3).



Doherty receives IATA award: Munster High School athletic trainer and Times columnist John Doherty is the recipient of the Indiana Athletic Trainer Association's Joe A. Harvey Distinguished Service Award. Doherty will be honored at the IATA's awards banquet, which will take place at 6 p.m. Oct. 26 at the Indianapolis Marriott East.



Sixth annual Lakeshore Classic Nov. 29-30: The Gary Chamber of Commerce will host the sixth annual Lakshore Classic on Nov. 29-30. The event is a celebration commemorating the 1955 state championship between Indianapolis Crispus Attucks and Roosevelt, reportedly the  first time two all-black high schools competed for a state championship in the United States. NBA Hall of Famers Oscar Robertson (Attucks) and Dick Barnett (Roosevelt) are scheduled to attend.

Two games with current teams will be played Nov. 30. Roosevelt meets Crispus Attucks at 6 p.m., and West Side will follow against Indianapolis Shortridge at 8. For details, call (219) 885-7407.



Hobart Powder Puff game today: The Hobart senior girls will meet the juniors at 7 p.m. today at the Brickyard in the annual Powder Puff football game.

Portage homecoming tickets go on sale today: Tickets for Portage's homecoming game against Chesterton go on sale at 8 a.m. today in the bookstore. Sales run until 2 p.m. each day through Friday. Cost is $5. Tickets at the game are $6. The game is at 7 p.m. Friday.



New conference announced: Nine schools from six adjoining counties in Northern Indiana have announced their intentions to form the Hoosier North Athletic Conference beginning with the 2015-16 school year. The HNAC will include Caston, Culver, Knox, LaVille, North Judson, Pioneer, Triton, West Central and Winamac. The decision to start conference play in 2015-16 will give member schools adequate time to align the schedules for each sport.

Several factors were involved in the decision, including travel distance, competitive balance, existing rivalries and overall athletic and academic philosophy.

While the HNAC includes nine schools, the conference would consider expanding to 10 teams should the right opportunity present itself.

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