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WALKERTON â€” John Glenn stayed in the hunt for a Northern State Conference title, while LaVilleâ€™s Trenton Stout continued his spectacular season as the Falcons beat the Lancers 4-1 at home Tuesday.
Glenn players won on all courts but at 1 singles, where Stout trumped Trey Rhodes in a competitive three-set victory.
The Falcons move to 2-1 in the NSC and are still in control of their conference destiny as they head into a match against 3-0 Bremen Thursday.
Plymouth's Ounce of Prevention Foundation will team up with the Plymouth High School Volleyball team for an event to raise money and awareness for breast cancer research and care.
On Thursday night in their game against Warsaw the girls will sell Ounce of Prevention t-shirts and pass a bucket for donations as well as donning pink uniforms for the contest to raise awareness. The JV game starts at 5:30 p.m. at Plymouth High School.
PLYMOUTH â€”Â Despite an even 7-7 shot margin, Plymouth fell 2-0 in a Northern Lakes Conference girls soccer match with Northridge at home at Kindt Field Saturday.
Northridgeâ€™s speed proved to be a difference-maker in the contest.
â€śWeâ€™re certainly not the quickest team. We rely on possession ball and we rely on the ability to make good runs and for players to check to the ball,â€ť said Plymouth head coach Joe Morris. â€śAgainst a team like this that does a good job of using their speed, weâ€™ve got to be smarter, and weâ€™ve got to play really, really precise soccer.â€ť
WALKERTON â€” It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.
For the second straight week, John Glennâ€™s defense put up a goose egg, and for the second straight week LaVilleâ€™s offense laid one.
Glenn held LaVille to a net total of -4 yards rushing and just 14 total offensive yards, while the Falcons scored on all but their last possession of the first half.
BOURBON â€” There is an old coachâ€™s adage in football that goes, â€śThey canâ€™t score if they donâ€™t have the ball.â€ť
Bremenâ€™s Lions demonstrated that truism to perfection at Triton on Friday night on their way to a 40-6 win over the Trojans.
Time of possession not withstanding, the Lions ran 68 offensive plays to Tritonâ€™s 29. The Trojans had only one second quarter possession of just five plays. The game was a masterful performance of keep away, by a very solid Bremen offense.
MIDDLEBURY â€” Northridge bottled up Plymouth running back Brock Smith all night.
Smith, though, found another way to leave his mark.
With the Rockies clinging to a tenuous one-point lead and 2:28 left in regulation, the senior standout blocked the potential game-tying extra point to preserve Class 4A No. 5 Plymouthâ€™s 14-13 Northern Lakes Conference football win at Northridge Friday.
â€ś(Smith) just made a play,â€ť Plymouth head coach John Barron said. â€śThe guys opened it up for him; he had a clean look and got a block. I canâ€™t take any credit for it. That was the will of a senior not to lose.
BREMEN â€”Â After several tough losses, Bremen girls soccer coach Erin Wellborn needed to shake things up.
She switched the Lady Lions' lineup in a match-up with sectional rival LaVille Thursday, and the strategy worked.
Bremen claimed a convincing 7-2 victory over the visiting Lady Lancers at home.
PLYMOUTH â€” Argos only registered six shots on goal, but that was more than enough.
The Dragons scored at a 50 percent clip, finding the back of the net three times and played determined defense during a key stanza at the end of the first half, shutting out Plymouth for a 3-0 victory in a reprisal for a pair of 2009 losses against the Sectional 19 rival Rockies Wednesday at Kindt Field.
PLYMOUTH â€” In some ways it will be a week of recovery for the Plymouth Rockies and their head coach.
A week of upheaval ended in a victory over conference foe Warsaw. The team knew it would be without head coach John Barron on the sideline last Friday. Nobody expected what would actually happen.
BOURBON â€” If Northern State Conference victories weren't enough, a couple of area teams have extra incentives to get a win this weekend.
For Triton that means beating Bremen on the Trojansâ€™ home field for the first time in well over a decade.