Archive - Sep 2010 - Sports Article
NAPPANEE â€” Fifteen Plymouth Sharks swimmers attended a four-hour clinic Saturday, Sept. 25 at NorthWood High School, led by Olympic gold medalist swimmers Josh Davis and Peter Vanderkaay.Â
Vanderkaay, who is still in training for the Olympics, took the day off from his training in Michigan to speak and swim with about 70 swimmers ranging in ages 8 to 18.
LAKEVILLE â€”Â As teams enter the last third of the regular season, several are preparing for sectional rivalry games.
LaVille and Triton are both sitting at 1-5 on the year, and both are still looking for their first Northern State Conference win. Add to that the fact that both are in the Class A, Sectional 33 field and the stakes are high Friday at LaVille.
BREMEN â€” Dealing with the pressure of the state tournament is hard enough, but there was something even bigger looming in the minds of Bremen players Wednesday.
With head coach Andrew Rohde in Florida taking care of his mother after she underwent unexpected brain surgery to remove a tumor, the young Lions had to buckle down and focus on the task at hand in their Bremen Boys Tennis Sectional opener with LaVille. They did just that, beating the Lancers 4-1 in a repeat of an earlier Northern State Conference match to advance to play Triton today.
PLYMOUTH â€” It wasn't a win, but the Rockies refused to give up a loss on Senior Night.
NorthWood broke a 1-1 tie with a Trent Jacobs unassisted goal in the 77th minute resulting from some miscommunication in the Plymouth backfield, but the Rockies stayed composed, and Andrew Youst found the back of the net on a Francisco Jasso assist less than a minute later to force an eventual 2-2 Northern Lakes Conference tie at Kindt Field Tuesday.
PLYMOUTH â€” This week is a crucial week in Plymouth football.
â€śHopefully weâ€™ve learned that anybody can beat us,â€ť said Plymouth Head Coach John Barron. â€śIf you donâ€™t make plays when youâ€™re given opportunities youâ€™re going to get beat.â€ť
Wawasee made big plays when given the opportunity and put an end to a two-year regular season winning streak by the Rockies. The loss is a tough one, but the Rockies still control their own destiny in NLC play and have learned a few things in the process.
PLYMOUTH â€” A little enthusiasm can sometimes go a long way.
Plymouth showed that Tuesday as the Lady Pilgrims stayed up after a third-game loss to visiting John Glenn, rebounding quickly to put their guests down early in the fourth game and hold them off for a 25-12, 25-16, 23-25, 25-16 victory at The Rock.
BREMEN â€” As the 44th Annual IHSAA Boys State Tennis Tournament gets under way around the state Wednesday, Plymouth is the heavy favorite at the Bremen Sectional.
With an unbroken string of 16 straight sectional championships it would be easy to take a 17th consecutive title as a foregone conclusion.
But thatâ€™s not what the Pilgrims have in mind as they open play Thursday against John Glenn.
LAKEVILLE â€”Â LaVille didn't come out intimidated, but once Knox got rolling, it was tough to stop.
The Class 3A, Indiana Coaches of Girls Sports Association (ICGSA) No. 8-ranked Lady Redskins overpowered the host Lady Lancers 25-14, 25-9, 25-7 in a Northern State Conference match at Dale E. Cox Gymnasium Monday.
BREMEN â€” Heading into Saturday's final round at the Northern State Conference tennis tournament, Triton still had a shot at a piece of the crown.
KENDALLVILLE â€” Led by an impressive 5-under-par 67 from freshman Katie Sharp, East Noble clinched the championship while DeKalb was second, Fairfield finished third and Plymouth placed 12th at a challenging East Noble Girls Golf Regional at Cobblestone Saturday.
Erin Kinney sank a birdie on the last hole to lead the Lady Pilgrims with a score of 86, while fellow senior Megan Schank shot a 94, both Mandy McPherron and Dani Letsinger turned in scores of 101, and Emily Berger recorded a 103 at the regional contest.