The burden of expectations can be a heavy one.
Summary: A bit flat after its emotional win over Penn, undefeated and Class 4A No. 1 New Prairie (8-0) took a while to really get going, reeling off four unanswered touchdowns in the second half after South Bend Riley (4-4) had edged within 21-14 to pull away for the 48-14 victory at Jackson…
NEW CARLISLE — The northwest winds were blowing strongly enough at Saturday’s New Prairie Sectional that it seemed like one big gust could pick up little Lillian Zelasko and carry away the Cougars cross country runner like she was Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz minus the sparkly shoes.
SOUTH BEND — Whether it was the emotional win over Penn a week earlier or the dreary arrival of autmun weather, New Prairie showed some maliase for a half against South Bend Riley on Friday at Jackson Field.
SOUTH BEND — After hanging tight with stellar Wheeler a few weeks ago, La Porte's girls soccer team believed it could be competitive with another exceptional squad in South Bend St. Joseph.
LAKEVILLE — In Wednesday night's sectional quarterfinal matchup between Marquette and Westville, it was all Blazers from the get-go in their 10-0 victory in the Class A LaVille Sectional at Newton Park.
DEMOTTE — The difference in Westville girls soccer's 4-0 loss to Kouts in the first round of the sectional Tuesday night can simply be described in a couple of statistics.
La PORTE — While New Prairie sophomore Nick Boyd wore his white and navy blue tennis uniform, his teammates wore street clothes ranging from various-colored hoodies to khaki shorts.
Summary: South Central took a 10-7 lead in the third quarter on an Andrew Karsten field goal but River Forest (4-3, 2-1) answered with two scored and kept the Satellites (1-6, 1-2) off the board in a 20-10 Greater South Shore Conference win.
La PORTE — In less time than it took the two to warm up, New Prairie's Nick Boyd took the first set, 6-1, against Marquette's Sean Bardol in the No. 1 singles bracket in the boys tennis sectionals at the LeRoy Courts in Kesling Park.
La PORTE — It was kind of a tale of two different sentiments for New Prairie and Michigan City's volleyball teams after Saturday's Warsaw Tiger Invitational at the Dunes Events Center in La Porte.
Saturdays in the late summer and early fall used to be prep football day in the newspaper, then deadline changes came along, putting the kibosh to that great long-standing tradition, at least for the time being.