High Schools News Feed - NWILife https://nwi.life Wed, 18 Sep 2019 20:29:15 +0000 en hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.2.2 Lowell Red Devils fight, but fall to Hobart Brickies 5-4 https://nwi.life/article/lowell-red-devils-fight-but-fall-to-hobart-brickies-5-4/ Wed, 18 Sep 2019 03:11:55 +0000 Gena Demuth https://nwi.life/article/lowell-red-devils-fight-but-fall-to-hobart-brickies-5-4/ The Lowell High School Red Devils hosted a home turf game tonight and took on the Hobart Brickies. The Red Devils, Coached by Jessica Hayden were looking for redemption.

Alyssa Durall, forward for the Devils, was excited to face off against the Brickies.

“I think we have a good chance to win,” said Durall. ” We are all really motivated to beat Hobart. Last year it was a big game for us when we played them. We went into PKs and we ended up losing, so that’s really motivating us.”

The anticipation was mutual.

“I’m really excited. It was a close game last year, ” said senior Brickie Lauren Romeo. “I think we are a really good match. Our games this season have been really close. The ones that we’ve lost were played against good teams.”

Coach Hayden was looking forward to the match.

“It’s going to be a good game. We are prepared. We are physical, and we are going to play as a team. We have been practicing really hard and coming together as a unit. Our season started off good with a little rough patch for two games in a row and our last game was canceled, so we are ready for tonight.”

Riley Midkiff, center back for the Red Devils defense, was feeling good about the game.

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“I think if we communicate and work together as a team, we can definitely win.  Sophie Wright, our midfield, is back tonight, and a player to watch with fresh legs so we should win this game.”

Brickies started the game off with possession of the ball, but it was the Red Devils who scored just minutes into the game thanks to a goal by Morgan Hutton.

After a handball and a corner kick, Senior Aubry Banek scored the second Red Devil goal.

With 18:22 left in the second half, Alyssa Durall sent a beautiful cross pass to Payton Gard who launched the ball into the back of the net bringing the Devils 3 to the Brickie’s 0. 

It looked as if the Brickies were down, but with 6:22 left in the first half, the Devils goalie came out of goal and a collision with another player allowed Brickie Cecilia Provins to score their first goal.  A free-kick by the Brickies and a subsequent fumble in front of the goal allowed Grace Nestich a goal bringing the Brickies closer.

Tension and excitement were high as the score was Devils 3 Brickies 2 at the half. With 30:10 left in the second half Gard gains another goal widening the lead from the Brickies 4-2.

But the Brickies would respond, and it would be in the form of Nestich who scored with 25:14 left in the second half bringing the score to 4-3 Red Devils.  With 23:45 left in the game, Provins tied the Brickies up with the Red Devils.

With less than a minute left in the game, it looked as if it was headed to another shoot out. But then Nestich landed the ball in the back of the net for the Brickies with just 51 seconds left in the game.

The Red Devils fought, but in the end, it was the Brickies who won the game 5-4.

Lowell Red Devils fight, but fall to Hobart Brickies 5-4
SOCCER GIRLS Lowell VS Hobart 2019 https://nwi.life/photo/soccer-girls-lowell-vs-hobart-2019/ Wed, 18 Sep 2019 02:53:29 +0000 Gena Demuth https://nwi.life/photo/soccer-girls-lowell-vs-hobart-2019/ SOCCER GIRLS Lowell VS Hobart 2019 Andrean sweeps Hobart in 3-0 volleyball match https://nwi.life/article/andrean-sweeps-hobart-in-3-0-volleyball-match/ Wed, 18 Sep 2019 01:45:34 +0000 Kali Beatty https://nwi.life/article/andrean-sweeps-hobart-in-3-0-volleyball-match/ The Andrean 59ers came to play tonight against the Hobart Brickies and ended up shutting the Brickies out 3-0. The Andrean defense put an immediate stop to any rhythm the Hobart offense tried to manage and added it to their own. The Hobart defense didn’t have a chance against 59ers sophomore Caleigh Doffin’s kills. 

The Brickies came into the season with a new head coach, Angie Yanez. Yanez sees the potential and talent the team has but knows that the team needs to play better defensively and most of all, play together as a team. 

“We’ve been working a lot on our defense, so hopefully they follow through with everything we’ve been working on,” said Yanez. “They’re working for it, it’s been a new season so we’re trying to find better placements for our players.” 

Yanez is doing something right as Brickies senior captain, Addison Metts, has never felt like more of a family on a volleyball team. After living, breathing, and playing volleyball for most of her life, this year is the most bittersweet of them all, and she is proud to be leading a team that wants to be led. 

VOLLEYBALL Andrean VS Hobart 2019

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“This year has been one of our stronger years,” said Metts. “I’ve never clicked with a team during high school season so much. I appreciate all of the honesty and owning up between us.”

Andrean head coach, Grant Bell, was looking for consistency from his team. With no huge losses or injuries, the team is looking healthy and ready to take on the world. Confident in his 59ers, the coach would put them up against anyone in the area, the only thing it would come down to is who is more consistent. 

“We need to keep embracing what Andrean is about which is being aggressive and disciplined and making sure we’re using the past as an example of everything we want to strive for in the future,” said Bell. “When we play our game, we end up successful.” 

Andrean came out strong and didn’t look back. It took Hobart a minute to warm up and get in the game but by the time they did, it was too late. Andrean took the first set 25-13 giving Hobart little chance to get any momentum. The Brickies looked better in the second set, but were still unable to get anything going as the 59ers took the second set 25-16 and the third set 25-11.

Andrean sweeps Hobart in 3-0 volleyball match
VOLLEYBALL Andrean VS Hobart 2019 https://nwi.life/photo/volleyball-andrean-vs-hobart-2019/ Wed, 18 Sep 2019 01:41:08 +0000 Kali Beatty https://nwi.life/photo/volleyball-andrean-vs-hobart-2019/ VOLLEYBALL Andrean VS Hobart 2019 Portage High School and the Army National Guard to host Hometown Heroes Night https://nwi.life/event/portage-high-school-and-the-army-national-guard-to-host-hometown-heroes-night/ Tue, 17 Sep 2019 04:25:34 +0000 Portage High School https://nwi.life/event/portage-high-school-and-the-army-national-guard-to-host-hometown-heroes-night/ Portage High School’s athletic department, in conjunction with its varsity football team, will be honoring local first responders and military members at Hometown Heroes Night, presented by the Army National Guard. Current and retired members of the U.S. military and first responders are invited to attend the September 20 home football game vs. Crown Point High School, where they will receive free admission with the presentation of a military ID or badge. The Portage football team will receive special jerseys from the Army National Guard to wear during the game in special honor of its Hometown Heroes. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. with a First Responder Vehicle Expo, where the public is encouraged to visit with our first responders and view their emergency vehicles. All military members and first responders attending the game will be recognized at 6:45 p.m. prior to the start of the game. Those planning on being recognized should report to the South End Zone of the football field at 6:30 p.m. Kickoff takes place at 7:00 p.m. Questions should be directed to the Portage High School Athletic Department at 219-764-6049.

Portage High School and the Army National Guard to host Hometown Heroes Night
SOCCER GIRLS Valpo VS South Bend 2019 https://nwi.life/photo/soccer-girls-valpo-vs-south-bend-2019/ Sun, 15 Sep 2019 02:13:42 +0000 Gena Demuth https://nwi.life/photo/soccer-girls-valpo-vs-south-bend-2019/ SOCCER GIRLS Valpo VS South Bend 2019 VOLLEYBALL La Porte Slicer Volleyball Tournament 2019 https://nwi.life/photo/volleyball-la-porte-slicer-volleyball-tournament-2019/ Sat, 14 Sep 2019 21:30:41 +0000 Dan Petreikis https://nwi.life/photo/volleyball-la-porte-slicer-volleyball-tournament-2019/ VOLLEYBALL La Porte Slicer Volleyball Tournament 2019 Lake Central Indians fall to Crown Point Bulldogs after 99-yard touchdown run https://nwi.life/article/lake-central-indians-fall-to-crown-point-bulldogs-after-99-yard-touchdown-run/ Sat, 14 Sep 2019 03:59:12 +0000 Julia Demma https://nwi.life/article/lake-central-indians-fall-to-crown-point-bulldogs-after-99-yard-touchdown-run/ Both the Crown Point Bulldogs and Lake Central Indians were prepared to battle on the Indians home turf Friday night. It’s no secret that this match-up raises up tension on both sidelines, and for as long as the community can remember, Crown Point and Lake Central have been rivals with tonight being no different occasion.

“A lot of our guys know each other, and they grew up playing alongside one another. When you have this type of history, it’s a unique situation, and there’s a lot of emotion that plays into games like this. Sometimes you make mistakes because of it, and sometimes you make good plays because of it,” said Crown Point head coach Kevin Enright.

Each respective student section showed up in mass to support their team, Lake central decked out in Red, White, and Blue in honor of 9/11, and Crown Point sporting a classic red-out. Endless chanting and callouts were spit across the turf all night long.

“Everyone is so hype leading up to this game every year. I didn’t even try to keep a level-head going into tonight’s game, I fed off the energy because it actually helps my game,” said Nick Cicero, Crown Point High School guard.

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Rivalry aside, each team had a job to do. Crown Point took the lead with a field kick late in the first quarter and held Lake Central 3-0 until late in the fourth.

Just when Lake Central began to build their momentum and managed to push Crown Point defense inside of their own 10-yard line, Crown Point running back Mathew Walters exploded through the middle and never looked back until he intruded Lake Central’s endzone for a 99-yard touchdown run.

With a standing score of 10-0 Bulldogs, the Lake Central defensive line did their best to hold the Crown Point and strip the ball but fell short.

“We were as prepared as we could be tonight. We had one play that was a bad breaker, but those things happen, and we will have to move forward from there,” said Patrick Winters, Lake Central defensive coordinator.

For Lake Central, it’s back to the drawing board.

“At the end of the day, we didn’t make the plays to take us over the top and win. It’s time to go back to work. Win or lose, it’s on to the next, and that’s the attitude we have every week,” said Lake Central head coach Tony Bartolomeo.

As for Crown Point, celebration is to be had, but the work for next week begins tomorrow morning.

“We need to get out of our own way and fix us,” said Crown Point head coach Kevin Enright. “If we can fix and focus on us, we’ll be alright.”

Lake Central Indians fall to Crown Point Bulldogs after 99-yard touchdown run
FOOTBALL Lake Central VS Crown Point 2019 https://nwi.life/photo/football-lake-central-vs-crown-point-2019/ Sat, 14 Sep 2019 03:46:47 +0000 GreatNews.Life https://nwi.life/photo/football-lake-central-vs-crown-point-2019/ FOOTBALL Lake Central VS Crown Point 2019 Crown Point defense pulls out a win over Chesterton Trojans https://nwi.life/article/crown-point-defense-pulls-out-a-win-over-chesterton-trojans/ Wed, 11 Sep 2019 03:32:31 +0000 Tommy Elwood https://nwi.life/article/crown-point-defense-pulls-out-a-win-over-chesterton-trojans/ Two of the best teams in the Region battled it out on the soccer field on Tuesday night. The Crown Point Bulldogs and the Chesterton Trojans gave the fans an exciting, hard-fought game with the Bulldogs coming out on top 2-0.

 Goals shot into the net late into the first half and right into the second half. The Bulldogs defense is what mainly helped them edge out the tough Trojan offense. Madi Dross, Crown Point goalie, stopped a penalty kick late in the game to help cap off the shutout against one of Region’s best.

The game was competitive and exciting with both teams playing with their pride on the line at Crown Point High School. Crown Point Coach Christopher Mikrut credits the team’s defense and ability to respond to plays.

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“I’m very proud of these girls because, for some of them, it is their first time on the varsity team. They were kids on JV for two years who waited their turn to be varsity,” said Mikrut. “I think the key to today’s game was the defense. The back four were incredible, all of them played great. Our center-mid did a phenomenal job of slowing them down and keeping them in front of us.”

“Madi Dross is having her best season yet. She’s changed things this year. For three years she has been flip-flopping with other keepers, and this year we wanted her to take over this role and she did,” added Mikrut

Madi Dross played perfect in goal but received a yellow card late in the game for a delay of game, calling on backup Grace Mumbaugh to defend a tough penalty kick for the Trojans. Mumbaugh stopped the goal and finished out the rest of the game to help Dross and the Bulldogs complete the shutout.

“Coach Dave and I were watching film before the game on PKs because we thought the score would go 0-0 and we would have to go to PKs. I just followed by instinct today and knew what to do,” said Dross. “Our defense never gives up and they save my butt all the time and they did it again today.”

The Chesterton Trojans played a hard game but were shut down by the Bulldogs’ strong defensive effort. They are still among the top programs in the Region and look to continue their strong season against Lowell at home on the 12th.  

The Bulldogs of Crown Point plan to continue their dominance against the top team in the state on the 14thwhen they travel to Hamilton Southeastern.

Crown Point defense pulls out a win over Chesterton Trojans