Archive - 2010 - Sports Article
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.
CULVER â€” Headed into the elite Culver Academies Invitational, Bremen head cross country coach Mickey Gardner didn't know how his team would fare.
The Lady Lions had been battling injuries in recent weeks, but they responded to the challenging field and beautiful weather Saturday with four of the top 20 places to win the girls closed race with a convincing 105, 20 points ahead of their closest competitors.
Hope Jordan paced the Lions in third place, while Amy Fanning, Sara Slabaugh and Megan Burcham finished in order in 12th, 14th and 18th en route to the championship.
LAKEVILLE â€” A voice blared from the Bremen sideline in the second quarter.
â€śBraxston, put your head down and make them pay!â€ť
On his next carry, Bremen running back Braxston Miller lowered his head and punished two LaVille defenders.
â€śBraxston,â€ť the same voice shouted, â€śthatâ€™s the way to run the football!â€ť
And pretty much the way the entire Lions squad, which scored during its first eight possessions, bowled over LaVille in a 54-13 Northern State Conference road win at Lancer Field Friday.
BOURBON â€” When trying to beat a team youâ€™ve lost to 12 straight times by an average of 33 points, mistakes must be minimal.
Unfortunately for Triton, errors which have plagued the Trojans this season occurred with disappointing frequency Friday night.
Four turnovers and untimely penalties nixed Tritonâ€™s bid to beat New Prairie for the first time since 1997, as the Trojans were handed a 13-6 homecoming defeat.
â€śWe played hard, but it was the same old story, unfortunately,â€ť Triton coach Rodney Younis said. â€śTurnovers. We have got to eliminate the turnovers.â€ť