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ARGOS â€” The Dragons have a tough road at sectional this week.
Although Argos has already notched a win over rival Plymouth, the Sectional 17 hosts will have to get through defending champion Warsaw today to even get to the finals this year.
â€śItâ€™s going to take a superb team effort on our part for us to get them,â€ť said Argos head coach Todd VanDerWeele. â€śAnythingâ€™s possible, and I think of all the teams Iâ€™ve had since Iâ€™ve been coaching at Argos, this is the best one Iâ€™ve had that I think could do that.â€ť
WALKERTON â€” Coming off back-to-back losses against Knox and Jimtown, the Culver Cavaliers (5-2, 3-2 NSC) jump out of the frying pan and into the fire this week with a game at Northern State Conference foe John Glenn (6-1, 4-1 NSC).
In fact, Culver head coach Andy Thomas sees some parallels between the Jimmies and the Falcons, who were handed their only loss this season by Jimtown.
SOUTH BEND â€” Once again, Plymouth faced Culver Military at the South Bend Clay Regional.
Once again, the Pilgrims fell.
Plymouth's boys tennis squad lost a 3-2 decision Tuesday at Leeper Park, while Penn trumped South Bend St. Joseph's 3-2 to set up the championship match between the Eagles and the Kingsmen today.
"I told the kids I'm not great at losing, but we should stand with our heads high because there wasn't anybody who fell under the pressure," said Pilgrims head coach Michael Delp. "It was a battle, and we fought hard.
SOUTH BEND â€” With a Northern Lakes Conference title and their 17th straight tennis sectional championship in tow, the Plymouth boys tennis team still has their work cut out for them today.
Thatâ€™s because theyâ€™ll be facing longtime regional rival Culver Military Academy, which continued its own unbroken string of six straight sectional championships with a 4-1 victory over Rochester last Thursday, while South Bend St. Josephâ€™s will play Penn in the other semifinal of the South Bend Clay Regional at Leeper Park.
BREMEN â€” Plymouth won its 17th straight tennis sectional championship with a 5-0 victory over host Bremen at DeSantis Courts Friday.
â€śWe just talked about that thereâ€™s no entitlement,â€ť said Plymouth head boys tennis coach Michael Delp. â€śWe just wanted to focus on Bremen like we talked about and play really strong at the beginning of the match.â€ť
LAKEVILLE â€” LaVilleâ€™s football team modified its defense this week.
Judging from the results Friday, those changes might just stick.
The Lancersâ€™ defense submitted five turnovers â€”Â four fumble recoveries and an interception â€”Â along with a safety from defensive tackle Daniel Rensberger and held on for its first Northern State Conference win of the season, a 30-27 victory over the visiting Trojans on Senior Night at Lancer Field.
ELKHART â€” Plymouth played even with Concord after the break, but the Minutemen had already put the game away in the first half.
The Rockies outrushed the Minutemen 257 to 220 yards and tallied 15 first downs to Concordâ€™s 19, but No. 8-rated Plymouth finished just one drive, while the third-ranked Minute-men scored points on all but two possessions for a 27-6 Northern Lakes Conference victory in a match-up of state-ranked teams Friday at Concord.
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.