February 13th, 2012
Culver Academiesâ€™ Kayla Miracle became the first female state qualifier in the history of the IHSAAâ€™s 75-year state wrestling series with a fourth-place finish at the Merrillville Semistate Saturday.
HAMLET â€” It was a rematch that Oregon-Davis had been thinking about a long time.
Triton unseated the four-peat sectional champion Lady Cats at last yearâ€™s Sectional 51 championship game, and Saturday, No. 4 OD repaid the favor, rallying past the No. 7 Lady Trojans for a 53-47 championship win to dethrone Triton and retake the crown on the Catsâ€™ home floor at The Den.
Hall wins epic championship, Miracle makes history at semistate
Bremenâ€™s Abraham Hall won the heavyweight championship in double overtime, and Culver Academiesâ€™ Kayla Miracle became the first female wrestler to earn an IHSAA state berth with a fourth-place finish at the Merrillville Wrestling Semistate Saturday.
HAMMOND â€” Plymouth alum Alex Starr became the 15th member of Purdue University Calumetâ€™s 1,000-point club on Saturday afternoon, but her biggest highlight of the day came with 37 seconds left as her three-pointer helped lift the Peregrines to a 77-73 victory over Trinity International.
Starr led all scorers with 23 points, needing less than two minutes to become the fifth player during the Tom Megyesi era to score 1,000 career points with the first of her five three-pointers on the day.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The Lincoln Junior High wrestling team went 5-0 to win the Indian Springs Invitational Saturday.
After a slow start against Adamâ€™s Central (66-34), the boys improved drastically in the next three rounds by beating Lakeland 103-6, Garret 90-18, and East Noble 102-10. They closed out the day on a high note, defeating a tough Indian Springs squad 68-48.
In a day where the young Rockies were shorthanded due to illness and injury it was a total team effort that got the victory.
FRANKLIN â€” Allison Bayley, a 2010 graduate of Plymouth High School and former member of the PHS girls golf team, was named to the 2011 Tom Bohlsen Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference All-Academic team as a golfer at Franklin College.
The Franklin Grizzlies Womenâ€™s Golf Team won the 2011 HCAC Golf Championship to earn an automatic qualification for the 13th annual NCAA Division III National Championship which will be played in Angola in May.
On Saturday, February 11, at approximately 8:40 p.m., a male subject was reported as entering the Family Dollar Store located 18701 S.R. 10 in Culver. Once inside the store the male subject approached the cashiers and displayed a weapon and bag then demand money from the cashiers at gunpoint.
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.