Culver has been no stranger to triathlon events in recent years, but organizers of a new such event slated for August 11 feel â€śeverybody winsâ€ť due to a complete overhaul of the endeavor, with a much greater emphasis on the entire community -- and two local service organizations as beneficiaries.
Dana Neer, a lead organizer of the 2012 event and Wellness director at Culver Academies (and monthly Culver Citizen columnist), notes there were â€śsome difficultiesâ€ť surrounding the last two Culver triathlons a few years ago, which were led by outside organizations.
NEW CARLISLE â€” Fridayâ€™s New Prairie Sectional semifinals were both tales of two halves as Plymouth got off to a strong start but couldnâ€™t hold off St. Josephâ€™s in the opener, and Culver Girls Academy fell behind by 10 at the half and was never quite able to get over the hump against Marian in the nightcap.
The Pilgrims closed their season with a 51-33 loss, while the defending champion Eagles were unseated by the Knights 46-37, setting the stage for a championship match-up between Marian and the Indians tonight at 7:30 p.m.
SOUTH BEND ST. JOE 51, PLYMOUTH 33
HAMLET â€”Â Here comes Triton versus Oregon-Davis: The girls basketball sectional final sequel.
Defending champion Triton, led by freshman sixth man Kylie Masonâ€™s 5-for-5 finish from 3-point land, shot 60 percent from the field in a 62-41 Class A Sectional 51 semifinal win Friday night at The Den.
In the nightcap, the host Lady Cats reeled off 22 unanswered points to open the game and held Westville scoreless through the first quarter in a 69-27 rout.