Archive - Aug 2010 - Sports Article
LAKEVILLE â€” LaVille might have come up short of the win, but the Lady Lancers still walked off the court with something of a moral victory Monday.
After falling behind two games to visiting Goshen, the Lancers refused to surrender in the final game, running out the game 10-10 but still losing a prolonged 30-28 battle in a 25-21, 25-15, 30-28 loss at home.
â€śI love their effort. Iâ€™m not really disappointed when they lose when they play like they did,â€ť said LaVille head coach Leslie-ann Bloss. â€śTheyâ€™ve come a long way from where they were in the beginning of the season."
ARGOS â€” After a tentative 1-0 win over LaPorte in the first round of the Argos girls soccer invitational, the Argos girls soccer team looked to face stiffer competition in Munster. The Mustangs handled LaVille 3-0 in their semifinal and returned 10 seniors from last yearâ€™s semi-state squad. The Dragons, however, stepped up to the challenge before falling 2-1 in overtime.
Plymouth finished its home volleyball tournament 0-3 as Muncie Burris won the championship Saturday.
Haley Smart led the Lady Pilgrims with 23 total kills for the tournament, while Meagan Barron had 49 assists. Lindsay Renz recorded 16 digs overall as Plymouth slid to 3-5 on the season.
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Championship: Burris beat Penn, 25-19, 15-25, 15-10.
Jimmies rally past Glenn
Charles Dreesen kicked a 31-yard field goal with just 5 seconds remaining before halftime, and the Falcons held Jimtown scoreless for three quarters, but the Jimmies scored twice in the fourth frame, and John Glenn fell 14-3 in its Northern State Conference opener at Jimtown Friday.
The Falcons managed only 94 net rushing yards and only 206 total offensive yards at the game. Josh Anderson led the Falcons in rushing with 84 yards in 20 carries, while Collin Howard had 23 yards in 14 rushes.
ROCHESTER â€” You know itâ€™s likely to be a good night when your defense can score touchdowns. Plymouthâ€™s Rockies got two scores from their defense, on the way to a 48-7 win over Rochester in their first road test of the new season.
Plymouth got a 37-yard interception return for six from Brock Smith in the third quarter, but the big rumble was a 20-yard strip and score from defensive tackle Damon Howe almost before the fans had settled into their chairs. Howe stripped the ball from Zebra running back Nate Bashamâ€™s arms and without breaking stride took it to the house.
LAKEVILLE â€” LaVille football head coach Brian Stultz and his staff spied something while watching Lake Station game film.
The Lancers converted that discovery into a 63-yard play action touchdown strike from quarterback Rod Bettcher to wide receiver Codee Kimbel on the night's first play from scrimmage, setting the stage for a not-as-close-as-the-score-looks 41-18 win over the visiting Eagles at Lancer Field Friday.
CULVER â€” With three fullbacks sidelined with injuries, Culver Community had to improvise.
When the Cavaliers couldn't seem to move the ball on the ground, sophomore quarterback Collin Stevens took to the air, connecting with receivers at a 10-for-19 rate with two touchdowns and a pick.
South Central had a chance to tie it up after an 8-yard touchdown plunge by Devin Wiltse with 2:10 remaining on the game clock, but the Satellites' two-point conversion gamble on a flea-flicker play failed, and the home team survived 21-20 at Culver Friday.
WARSAW â€” Triton topped the field on its home course at challenging Rozella Ford, while Bremen also got something to celebrate as the Lady Lions earned their first win Wednesday.
The Trojans tallied a team score of 212 to breeze to a dual win over both Bremen, which recorded a 242, and Tippecanoe Valley, which finished at the bottom of the pile with a 282.
Triton head coach Jack Carpenter said he expected his team to win the meet, and Wednesday's meet was more about his players' scores.
PLYMOUTH â€” The Rockies got off to a rocky start to the 2010 season.
Twice Plymouth gave up scores to Bremen and had to play catch-up in the first half of the two teams' opening game last Friday at the Rock.
Twice first-year quarterback Houston Hodges was picked off, and Plymouth's secondary got burned on 7-of-8 passing for 108 yards and a score by Bremen junior quarterback Nate Leeper and the Lions' newly-installed pro style offense in the first half.
As Week 2 of the 2010 football season gets underway, several area teams are looking to carry momentum forward with them.
John Glenn claimed a lopsided reprisal victory over former sectional rival North Judson at home last week and hopes to open its Northern State Conference schedule with a win over perennial NSC powerhouse Jimtown today.