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Slicers Run Over by Valpo 42-3

(VALPARAISO, INDIANA) - Valparaiso used drives of 80, 78, 62, 73, and 33 yards, along with a pick six on the way to a 42-3 over LaPorte at Viking Field Friday night. On the other hand, the Slicers made several trips into Valparaiso territory but only mustered three points on a 36-yard field goal by Jack Doty in the second quarter.

LaPorte received the game's opening kickoff and drove to the Valparaiso 28-yard line. The big play was a 32-yard RJ Anglin to Dylan Salisbury pass. However, the drive stalled, and Doty pulled a 45-yard field goal attempt to the left. Valpo took over at the 20-yard line and drove 80 yards in 9 plays scoring on a 38-yard run by Travis Davis at the 7:05 mark of the first quarter.


Viking kicker Jackson Kopp hit the first of his six extra points to make it 7-0.

At the 11:38 mark of the second quarter, the Slicers drove to the 19-yard line of the Vikings. On 4" down, Doty hit a field goal from 36 yards to make the score 7-3. From there, it was all Valparaiso.


The Vikings scored a wild touchdown at the 7:17 mark of the second quarter. From the 38-yard line, quarterback Justin Clark hit the big tight end, Keegan Begley. Begley was tackled at the one and fumbled the ball into the end zone. A scramble ensued, but Julian Stokes recovered it at the back of the end zone for a Valparaiso touchdown. Kopp's kick made it 14-3. This capped a 78-yard 8-play drive.

The Slicers went three and out on the next possession. Valpo then went 62 yards in 8 plays scoring on a 10-yard run by Clark with 43.9 seconds left in the second quarter. Kopp's kick made it 21-3 at the half.

Valparaiso received the third-quarter kickoff and methodically drove 73 yards in 12 plays, scoring on a Clark quarterback sneak with 7:19 left in the third quarter. Kopp kicked his fourth extra point making the score 28-3.

Twenty seconds later, Slicer quarterback RJ Anglin, trying to avoid a sack, threw an interception to Ty Venn, who ran it in from 23 yards out. Kopp's kick made it 35-3.

Valparaiso scored their final touchdown on a 4-yard run by Thomas Burda at the 9:13 mark of the fourth quarter. Kopp's kick made the final score 42-3.

RJ Anglin was 15-36 passing for 151 yards and three interceptions. Dylan Salisbury caught six passes for 94 yards. Nathan Donah ran for 31 yards on eight carries, while Kai Jones picked up 23 yards on seven carries.

LaPorte will host Chesterton at Kiwanis Field at 7:00 on Friday.

LaPorte Slicers Fall to Red Devils

(LAPORTE, IN) - Missed opportunities and the inability to stop the Lowell running game cost the Slicers in Friday night’s home opening 21-14 loss to Lowell at Kiwanis Field.


La Porte had three trips deep into Lowell territory in the first quarter, losing a fumble, throwing an interception, and coming up short on a 4th down run.


Lowell scored first at the 8:40 mark of the 2nd quarter on a 1-yard run by quarterback Riley Bank. This capped an all-run 18-play 80-yard drive. Red Devil kicker Caden Britton tacked on the extra point.


The Slicers tied the game on the next drive when RJ Anglin hit Ollie Kring on a 17-yard touchdown pass. The touchdown play was made possible by a roughing-the-passer penalty on a 4th and 15 play to allow the Slicer drive to continue. Jack Doty tied the game at 7-7 with his extra-point kick.


Lowell received the kickoff to start the 2nd half. On the first play from scrimmage Bank tried to run to the left side, found no room, circled to the right, and outran the Slicer defense for a 66-yard touchdown run. Britton’s kick made it 14-7.


The Red Devils seemingly put the game away in the 4th quarter when Bank scored his 3rd touchdown on a 7-yard run with 1:55 remaining. Britton’s kick made it 21-7. This capped a 92-yard 15-play drive that ran over 7 minutes off the clock.


The Slicers stormed back, scoring with 41.5 seconds remaining on an Anglin to Kring 16-yard touchdown pass. This was set up by a 40-yard Anglin to Drew Flores pass. Doty made his 2nd extra point to make the score 21-14. However, the Slicers could not execute an onside kick, and the game ended 21-14.


RJ Anglin was 19-35 passing with 264 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception. Ollie Kring had seven catches for 75 yards and two touchdowns. Drew Flores caught four balls for 93 yards, and Deegan Mason and Dylan Salisbury each had three catches. Mason had 18 yards, and Salisbury had 54.


Lowell completed only one pass in the game, but the Slicers had two interceptions, one by Robbie Rompa and the other by Evan Back.


The Slicers fall to 0-2 on the season and travel to Valparaiso (1-1) next Friday. Lowell is 1-1 and will host New Prairie next week. 

HTNN Football Stat Leaders

(LAPORTE COUNTY, IN) - The high school football season is in full swing in LaPorte County. The Michigan City Wolves and New Prairie Cougars remain a perfect 2-0, while the LaPorte Slicers are 1-1. The South Central Satellites are 0-2. 


The following stats come from MaxPreps.com or the individual high school coaches. 




  1. JR RJ Anglin (LaPorte): 329 yards
  2. SO Marshall Kmiecik (New Prairie): 193 yards
  3. SO Zack Hanchar (South Central): 146 yards
  4. SR Giovani Laurent (Michigan City): 118 yards



  1. JR RJ Anglin (LaPorte): 3 TDs
  2. SO Zack Hanchar (South Central): 1 TD
  3. SR Giovani Laurent (Michigan City): 1 TD



  1. SO Zack Hanchar (South Central): 2 INTs
  2. JR RJ Anglin (LaPorte): 1 INT



  1. JR Noah Mungia (New Prairie): 553 yards
  2. SR Tony Guevara (South Central): 244 yards
  3. SR Collin Bergquist (LaPorte): 232 yards
  4. SO Brock Sinka (New Prairie): 176 yards
  5. SO Jaden Hart (Michigan City): 148 yards



  1. JR Noah Mungia (New Prairie): 10 TDs
  2. SO Jaden Hart (Michigan City): 6 TDs
  3. SR Giovani Laurent (Michigan City): 3 TDs
  4. SR Racion Anderson (Michigan City): 2 TDs
  5. SR Collin Bergquist (LaPorte): 2 TDs
  6. SR Tony Guevara (South Central): 2 TDs
  7. SO Brock Sinka (New Prairie): 2 TDs



  1. SR Trey Simmons (Michigan City): 127 yards
  2. SR Jayden Parkes (LaPorte): 100 yards
  3. JR Antonio Christensen (LaPorte): 92 yards
  4. SR Jacob Oehmen (South Central): 89 yards
  5. SR Hayden Clark (New Prairie): 68 yards



  1. SR Racion Anderson (Michigan City): 1 TD
  2. Parkes, Christensen, and Ott-Large (LaPorte): 1 TD
  3. SR Jacob Oehmen (South Central): 1 TD




  1. SR Gavin Zolvinski (LaPorte): 27 tackles
  2. SR Jacob Oehmen (South Central): 26 tackles
  3. SR Andrew Hanchar (South Central): 21 tackles
  4. SR Nicholas Shuble (LaPorte): 21 tackles



  1. SR Jacob Meyers (New Prairie): 4 TFL
  2. JR Brady Burnett (New Prairie): 2 TFL
  3. SR Hayden Dwornik (Michigan City): 2 TFL
  4. SR Chase Lewis (LaPorte): 2 TFL
  5. JR Jacob Mrozinski (New Prairie): 2 TFL
  6. JR Tayvion Ortman (New Prairie): 2 TFL


SACKS (2+)

  1. SR Hayden Lowe (LaPorte): 2 sacks



  1. JR Evan Back (LaPorte): 1 INT
  2. SR Ben Fronk (New Prairie): 1 INT

HTNN's Thursday Football Preview (8/27)

(LAPORTE, IN) -- All four LaPorte County high school football teams will see action on Friday, August 27th. The week's game is the 5A #15 Michigan City Wolves hosting the 6A #13 Warsaw Tigers. 


(1-0) 6A #13 Warsaw vs. (1-0) 5A #15 Michigan City // 7:30 PM
PREVIEW: This is a game of powerful offenses. Michigan City started their season with a big win against South Bend Riley 62-0. Super sophomore Jaden Hart had 124 offensive yards (80 rushing yards, 44 receiving yards, and 3 TDs.) Hart has offers to play at Purdue, Iowa State, Minnesota, and Syracuse. The Wolves had a 55-0 halftime lead, giving their starters plenty of time to rest for this week's game against Warsaw. Last Friday, the Warsaw Tigers defeated Dublin Coffman (Dublin, OH) by 48-26. Former New Prairie coach Bart Curtis coaches warsaw. Warsaw runningback German Flores Ortega had 20 carries for 258 yards and two touchdowns at the B-back position. Warsaw runningback Julius Jones ran for 166 yards, while quarterback Tucker Curtis added 162 yards in Curtis' powerful flexbone offense. 


(1-0) Twin Lakes vs (1-0) 4A #9 New Prairie // 7:30 PM
PREVIEW: The Cougars host the Twin Lakes Indians, who defeated Kokomo's Northwestern High School by 38-12. Leading the Cougars is running back Noah Mungia, who is coming off an extraordinary 324-yard rushing game in the Cougars' win against LaPorte. In addition, senior DE/DT Jacob Meyers had an impressive 10 total tackles and 3 tackles for loss on defense. For the Indians, junior quarterback Jaden Franceschina threw for 201 yards and four touchdowns. Senior receivers Blayze Woods and Ty Gillum caught 178 of those yards and three of the four touchdowns. 

(0-1) LaPorte vs (0-1) Penn // 7:30 PM
PREVIEW: Both the Slicers and Kingsmen had disappointing losses last Friday, with the Slicers losing to cross-county rival the New Prairie Cougars and the Kingsmen lost to #4 Valparaiso. Penn lost by a score of 35-7. But, all was not lost for the Slicers as sophomore quarterback RJ Anglin threw for 272 yards (52% completion) and three touchdowns, with one interception. Jayden Parkes and Antonio Christensen had 94 yards and 85 yards receiving, respectively. The Kingsmen had just 40 plays for 204 yards against Valpo, led by senior running back Zachary Lane. Lane finished with 111 rushing yards on 14 carries. 


(0-1) Culver Community vs. (0-1) South Central // 7:30 PM 
NOTE: The South Central-Culver football game has been canceled due to COVID-19 problems.

PREVIEW: The Satellites lost a close game against the Triton Trojans, 16-18. Culver Community, on the other hand, lost convincingly to North Judson-San Pierre, 0-19. Senior running back Tony Guevara carried the ball 15 times for 140 yards and two touchdowns for the Satellites. Guevara added 8 total tackles and one tackle for loss on defense. 



Michigan City Wolves have not published their stats, nor did they respond when contacted. 



Passing Yards

  1. RJ Anglin (LaPorte): 272 yards
  2. Zack Hancher (South Central): 61 yards
  3. Marshall Kmiecik (New Prairie): 27 yards

Passing Touchdowns

  1. RJ Anglin (LaPorte): 3 TDs


  1. RJ Anglin (LaPorte): 1 INT
  2. Zack Hancher (South Central): 1 INT

Rushing Yards

  1. Noah Mungia (New Prairie): 324 yards
  2. Tony Guevara (South Central): 140 yards
  3. Brock Sinka (New Prairie): 69 yards
  4. Marshall Kmiecik (New Prairie): 45 yards

Rushing Touchdowns

  1. Noah Mungia (New Prairie): 5 TDs
  2. Tony Guevara (South Central): 2 TDs

Receiving Yards

  1. Jayden Parkes (LaPorte): 94 yards
  2. Antonio Christensen (LaPorte): 85 yards
  3. Evan Cizewski (LaPorte): 62 yards
  4. Dallas Ryans (New Prairie): 27 yards
  5. Grant Ott-Large (LaPorte): 21 yards

Receiving Touchdowns

  1. Antonio Christensen (LaPorte): 1 TD
  2. Jayden Parkes (LaPorte): 1 TD
  3. Grant Ott-Large (LaPorte): 1 TD



Total Tackles

  1. Jacob Oehmen (South Central): 16 tackles
  2. Nicholas Shuble (LaPorte): 16 tackles
  3. Andrew Huizar (South Central): 13 tackles
  4. Gavin Zolvinski (LaPorte): 12 tackles
  5. Jacob Meyers (New Prairie): 10 tackles

Tackles for Loss

  1. Jacob Meyers (New Prairie): 3 TFL
  2. Seven area players are tied with 1 TFL


  1. Devon Duschek (LaPorte): 1 sack
  2. Andrew Huizar (South Central): 1 sack


  1. Ben Fronk (New Prairie): 1 INT

HTNN Friday Night Football - August 20

(LAPORTE, IN) -- Here is an update on LaPorte County high school football scores. Game reports and fan photos of the game can be sent to studio@967theeagle.com. 



Michigan City’s Jaden Hart had 124 total yards and 3 touchdowns. 


New Prairie's Noah Mungia with over 300 yards rushing. The Cougar Football senior class goes 4-0 in varsity football against the Slicers.




Other area scores:

Valparaiso 35, Penn 7, FINAL
John Glenn 46, Boone Grove 0, FINAL
Merrillville 47, Andrean 21, FINAL
Chesterton 20, Hobart 14, FINAL
Crown Point 28, Lowell 14, FINAL
Portage 26, Morton 6, FINAL
Mishawaka 43, Marian 16, FINAL
Northwood 7, Jimtown 6, FINAL
Saint Joseph 27, Lakeland 0, FINAL


FUTURE GAMES: Friday, Aug. 27 
LaPorte at Penn, 7:30 p.m. 
Twin Lakes at New Prairie, 7:30 p.m. 
Culver at South Central, 7:30 p.m. 
Warsaw at Michigan City, 7:30 p.m. 

No NASCAR for Chicago in 2021

On Tuesday evening, Chicagoland Speedway put out a press release about how NASCAR would not include the track for it's 2021 season.  


Below is the statement Scott Paddock released to all fans. 



With the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series schedule unveiling, came the unfortunate news that Chicagoland Speedway will not be part of that lineup. In addition, the NASCAR Xfinity Series, Gander Trucks and ARCA will also not be returning to Chicagoland Speedway in 2021.


The move away from NASCAR racing at Chicagoland Speedway is one of many changes reflected in the 2021 schedule, and by no means a reflection of the support our fans have demonstrated. Rather, it is a desire and an important step for the industry to incorporate new markets and new courses into the schedule, and expand the variety of competition. 


All of our fans have exhibited a tremendous amount of allegiance and patience over the past year, during which time we all have experienced significant challenges. While we share your disappointment around this news, we truly appreciate and value your commitment to the sport and to the track.


Chicagoland Speedway and Route 66 Raceway has been a central member of the Joliet / Greater Chicagoland area for 20 years, and we will continue to operate as an integral part of our community.


As far as NASCAR racing at the Chicagoland Speedway, it’s difficult at this time to speculate on what 2022 might bring.  We will continue to work with NASCAR on potential future opportunities beyond 2021 and will keep you updated.


Finally, due to the corresponding impact on the shared resources between Chicagoland Speedway and Route 66 Raceway, and the future uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, Route 66 Raceway will unfortunately not be hosting drag racing events in 2021.


We hope you and your family continue to stay safe and healthy. Thank you for your continued support.



Scott Paddock Signature 

Scott Paddock

President, Chicagoland Speedway and Route 66 Raceway

NFL has it's first cancelation due to Covid-19

 The Pittsburgh - Tennessee game originally scheduled for this Sunday will be played either Monday or Tuesday due to positive cornavirus tests among the Titans, the NFL announced today.


The NFL said a new date and time would be announced as soon as possible and that the postponement would allow additional time for gurther testing.


On Tuesday, the NFL said three Titans players and five team personnel had tested positive for COVID-19.  The Titans have closed their facility at least through Friday and will not be able to practice in any fashion togehter until Saturday at the earliest.


Titans cosch Mike Vrabel said soon after the announcement Wednesday: "Some of them are indeed experiencing flu-like symptoms, nothing I think out of the ordinary.  We anticipate they will feel better shortly.  Nothing of overly concern.  But my concern is always with the health and safety of our players, our staff and their families".

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