Slicers volleyball prevails, finishes 2nd in DAC

La Porte’s volleyball team capped off the regular season by beating Lake Central in four sets, 25-21, 15-25, 25-23, 25-20, on the road on Thursday night. The Slicers (24-5, 12-2 Duneland Conference) recorded second place in the DAC. La Porte's Aniya Kennedy led all hitters with 15 kills and added four total blocks, while Annalise Warnock tallied 12 kills. Olivia Voelker had 21 digs, and Paige Conklin had 20 digs, three aces and 22 assists. Halle Seaburg added 19 assists. The Slicers begin the Class 4A Mishawaka Sectional by facing South Bend Adams at 5 p.m. on Thursday night.

Cougars volleyball downs Glenn

New Prairie’s volleyball team won in four sets at John Glenn, 25-17, 25-17, 24-26, 25-22, on Thursday night. Elise Swistek led the Cougars with 28 digs and 25 kills, and Haley Robinson had 12 kills. Katie Hancock posted 19 digs and 11 kills, and Ellie Michiaels added 10 kills. The team had a combined 11 blocks from Swistek, Hancock and Michiaels. Shaye Tolch had 61 assists, while Josie Troy notched 19 digs, and Logan Forrester chipped in 18 digs.

Week 5 Pro Picks winner: Jennifer Dhuivetter

The Herald-Argus Pro Picks contest winner for Week 5 of the National Football League was Jennifer Dhuivetter. She was one of six people in our contest to earn a 10-4 record, winning with her Monday night tiebreaker score of 41. The games she missed were Arizona-Cincinnati, Chicago-Oakland, Minnesota-NY Giants, and Atlanta-Houston. Dhuivetter won the $50 prize.

Volleyball sectional schedules set

Dates and times have been set for the high school volleyball sectionals with all La Porte County teams in action Thursday. La Porte plays South Bend Adams at 5 p.m., followed by Michigan City and Riley, in the Class 4A Mishawaka Sectional. At Class 3A South Bend St. Joseph, New Prairie meets Washington in the second match at about 6:30 p.m. In Class 2A at Bremen, Westville faces the host Lions at 5 p.m. with South Central and South Bend Career Academy in the second match. At Class A West Central, LaCrosse takes on Oregon-Davis in the opener at 5 p.m. At Class A Morgan Township, Marquette plays Washington Township at 6 p.m.

Marquette schedules 3-on-3 tourney

In recognition of Marquette and Michigan City reviving its boys basketball rivalry, Marquette High School is hosting a 3-on-3 alumni basketball tournament Nov. 29 at the Scholl Center. The double-elimination tournament, which has a three-game minimum, is open to anyone from age 18 on up. A minimum of two players on each team must be Marquette Catholic or St. Mary's alumni. The 2019 Thanksgiving Throwback will begin at 4 p.m. with an after-party planned at Barker Pub. Entry fee is $50. Register at:

Marquette selling Veterans Day hats

With Veterans Day one month away, Marquette social studies teacher and baseball coach Casey Martin has announced a patriotic-themed promotion to benefit families of injured or fallen service members. Martin and his team have designed the official 2020 game hat in dedication to those who serve our country. All proceeds will be donated to Folds of Honor, a nonprofit organization that provides educational scholarships to spouses and children of America's fallen or disabled service members.

The promotion is open to all, but students who donate $25 will receive the limited edition hat, complimentary pizza Nov. 15 and an American-themed dress down day on Nov. 11 (Veterans Day). With a $10 donation, students can dress down on Veterans Day and receive free pizza on the Nov. 15, and for $5, students may dress down. The hats, which are New Era stretch fit, come in three sizes: S/M (size 6 7/8 - 7 1/2), M/L (size 7 1/4 - 7 3/4, and L/XL (size 7 5/8 - 8). Orders can be emailed to Martin at or made in person.

Girls on the Run 5K in La Porte Nov. 9

Girls on the Run of Northwest Indiana is preparing to celebrate its fall season participants at its annual fall 5K events at the La Porte County Fairgrounds on Nov. 9 in La Porte and on Nov. 10 at The Pavilion at Wolf Lake in Hammond. Individuals of any and all abilities are encouraged to participate. The 5Ks are open to the public and all proceeds benefit Girls on the Run of Northwest Indiana. Girls on the Run is a positive youth development program that uses fun running games and dynamic discussions to teach life skills to girls in 3rd to 8th grade.

For the La Porte 5K, on-site registration, packet pick-up and pre-event activities begin at 10 a.m. Registration closes at 11:30 a.m. and the untimed 5K starts at noon. For the Hammond 5K, on-site registration, packet pick-up and pre-event activities begin at 1 p.m. Registration closes at 2:30 p.m. and the untimed 5K starts at 3 p.m. It costs $25 for an adult (18 and older) and $15 for youth (17 and under), which includes an event shirt and finishers’ medal. For more information, visit

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