Archive - 2010 - Sports Article
WARSAW â Heading into the Warsaw Girls Golf Sectional, the Lady Pilgrims knew all they needed to do was hit their averages to make the cut out.
They werenât quite up to that task, but Plymouth still survived to play another day, beating out Culver Girls Academy for third place behind winner Wawasee and host Warsaw at Stonehenge golf Club.
WALKERTON â John Glennâs football team punched the replay button...again.
For the third consecutive week the Falconsâ defense pitched a shutout and the offense rode a stellar effort from junior running back Josh Anderson, this time to a 49-0 Northern State Conference victory over visiting Triton Friday.
Glenn, which blanked Knox and LaVille over the last two weeks, benefited from five Triton turnovers âÂ four fumbles and an interception âÂ converting those miscues into 28 points.
PLYMOUTH â It will likely go down in recent Plymouth Rockies football lore as âthe drive.â
It was a thing of beauty to football aficionados â 10 minutes and 16 seconds covering 60 yards for the winning score with just :13 left in the football game. It was 20 plays long. It saw three fourth down conversions and 15 carries by a sophomore â in the game because of injury. It saw another sophomore, also in the game because of injury, make a play that could be the beginning of an illustrious high school career.
BREMEN â The Lions had their chances late against Culver, but in the end the Class A IFCA sixth-ranked Cavaliers escaped with a 23-20 homecoming spoiler at Bremen.
Up 23-7 with 6:59 remaining in the game, Culver nearly snatched defeat from the jaws of victory as Bremen completed a 70-yard touchdown drive in just nine plays and two minutes.
Quarterback Nate Leeper capped off the scoring drive with an 11-yard pass to Ben Hueni, and the ensuing kick from Lucas Schlarb cut the Cavsâ lead to 23-14 with 4:53 on the clock.
BREMEN â Culver head coach Andy Thomas' message to his players is simple:
Don't look back.
After claiming their first win over New Prairie in a decade and moving to a 4-0 start for the first time in program history, the Cavaliers (4-0, 2-0 NSC) face a new test at Bremen (2-2, 1-1 NSC) this week. With the Lions starting to come into their own under first year head coach Bob Holmes, Culver can't afford a big game letdown.
DONALDSON â Ancilla Collegeâs second annual Tri Ancilla sprint triathlon was deemed a tremendous success as 110 participants from Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Nevada, Arkansas and New York converged upon Ancilla College and the PHJC Ministry Center on September 5.
Men and women, ranging in age from 13 to 85, participated in a 500-yard swim, 11-mile bike ride, and a 3.1-mile run that toured the Donaldson-based campus and surrounding areas.
CULVER â The USTA announced the Gable Tennis Complex in Culver as one of seven winners of its 29th annual USTA Facility Awards Program, which recognizes excellence in the construction and/or renovation of tennis facilities throughout the country.Â
Each facility was honored at the USTA Semiannual meeting during the meeting of the Technical Committee on September 5 at the Grand Hyatt in New York City.
WALKERTON â John Glenn stayed in the hunt for a Northern State Conference title, while LaVilleâs 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 âÂ 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.
Northridgeâs speed proved to be a difference-maker in the contest.
âWeâre 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 said Plymouth head coach Joe Morris. âAgainst a team like this that does a good job of using their speed, weâve got to be smarter, and weâve got to play really, really precise soccer.â