MUNSTER -- In most games, Kayla Jones' first priority is to facilitate La Porte's offense.
NEW CARLISLE — Two Plymouth touchdowns in a span of three third-quarter plays flipped the scoreboard and the momentum from New Prairie to the Rockies in Friday's Class 4A Sectional 18 championship, zapping the energy out of the home crowd at a chilly Amzie Miller Field.
NEW CARLISLE — When Bobby Siford went down with an injury in the second half Friday against Plymouth, a couple quick thoughts went through the mind of Ben Fronk as he buckled his chin strap and took the field.
NEW CARLISLE — It's been two years since New Prairie football has taken home a sectional championship, and five since it played in the state championship at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.
PLYMOUTH — When senior New Prairie setter Shaye Tolch props the ball up, there's a good chance it's heading to junior outside hitter and Northern Indiana Conference Most Valuable Player, Elise Swistek.
NEW CARLISLE — Coming into a Class 4A Sectional 18 semifinal matchup with New Prairie, Culver Academies head coach Andrew Dorrel stressed that holding onto the football for long, exhaustive offensive drives was going to be a major key in beating the Cougars.
UNION MILLS — As Devin Saunders trudged off the cold field at West Central last Friday night, the South Central sophomore found his mom amid the crowd of Satellites fans gathered by the gate in front of the locker room.
NEW CARLISLE — Early Saturday afternoon, amidst the fresh sting of losing out on a boys cross country state finals berth by way of a tie-breaker, New Prairie coach John Arndt spoke glowingly of his team's season, at that point, in retrospect.
The roots of Jerry Baltes' track and cross country coaching career are quite literally in the soil, the grounds of the family farm where the former New Prairie runner learned the qualities that are fundamental to his success.
NEW CARLISLE — It wasn’t exactly the way Tim O’Laughlin planned it, but it was all’s well that ends well for the New Prairie senior in Saturday’s New Prairie Semistate.
CEDAR LAKE — During warm-ups, it was evident how locked in New Prairie was for its 3-0 (25-8, 25-18, 25-23) Class 3A Hanover Central Regional final victory over West Lafayette on Saturday night.
SOUTH BEND — If there were any concerns of a New Prairie football hangover following a last-second loss to Elkhart Central to end the regular season, they were erased almost immediately Friday.