Tuesday morning sports
By: Tim Murray - Tuesday, October 15, 2019


Lakeland cross country runner Terance Blankenship apparently made the cut for individuals to advance to the regional this Saturday at West Noble. Lakeland Athletics tweeted yesterday that Blankenship got the call and will compete. He finished 38th in the sectional at West Noble. Blankenship will join teammates Lucas Begley and Konner Palmer, and Lady Laker Monica Guzman at the regional.
The boys race begin at 10:30 a-m and the girls race at 11:15 a-m. Admission is $5 per person.

West Noble’s 24-0 Joel Mast takes on Crown Point’s 23-2 Leyton Noerenberg on Saturday at Portage HS in the boys tennis individual semi-state. The match is at 11am EST. The winner plays plays 1 more match Saturday for a trip to the State Finals.

Basketball is right around the corner. Lakeland released this year’s girls schedule which has the Lady Lakers opening the season at home on Friday, November 8th against DeKalb. The next day they’ll travel to Northwest Indiana for the Lake Central Classic Tournament. Along with the usual NECC slate, Lakeland will compete in the Concord Shootout on January 4th. Non-conference contests include Goshen, Wawasee, East Noble, and Bethany Christian.

Green Bay 23, Detroit 22 – Mason Crosby kicked a game-winning 23-yard field goal as time expired and the Packers came from behind to beat the Lions. Green Bay sits atop the NFC North standings at 5-1.

The Nationals are one win from the World Series. Stephen Strasburg struck out 12 Cardinals in 7 innings as Washington routed St. Louis 8-1 for a 3-0 NLCS lead.
Houston is in New York to take on the Yankees this afternoon with the ALCS tied at one game apiece.