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BOURBON â€” After a pair of close contests last year, both Tritonâ€™s and Culverâ€™s head coaches knew Friday nightâ€™s Northern State Conference kickoff at Triton was going to be a battle.
The game delivered as billed, but Michael Salary returned to power the Cavaliersâ€™ running game, Culverâ€™s defense delivered in the clutch, and in the end the visitors took a closer-than-the-final-score 21-13 victory over the host Trojans.
BOURBON â€” It wasnâ€™t the prettiest match of the season, but Triton will take the end result.
The Lady Trojans returned from a second-game loss to topple Culver 25-12, 18-25, 25-9, 25-21 in a Northern State Conference volleyball victory over Culver Community at Triton Thursday.
â€śWeâ€™re struggling with our competitiveness this season, but they overcame that and we still got the win,â€ť Triton head coach Terrin Meister said.
Triton dominated the first set, but Culver (2-8, 0-1) fought back and benefited from numerous miss-hits and unforced errors.
SYRACUSE â€” Despite a 2-1 shooting margin, Argos had to come from behind to salvage a 1-1 tie with Wawasee on the road Thursday.
Mallory Rondeau beat three Dragons and hit a great shot across the goal to give the hosts a lead midway through the first half.
BOURBON â€” As conference schedules open up around the state this week, Culver heads to sectional and Northern State Conference foe Triton on Friday.
The two teams have a strong rivalry going after a couple of close battles last season. Culver (2-0) won both contests, including a 20-13 victory that unseated reigning Sectional 33 champ Triton (1-1) in round two of the tourney last October.
Plenty of returning Trojans are bound to have a bitter taste left in their mouths over that result, and Culver head coach Andy Thomas is expecting another close fight this weekend.
BOURBON â€”Â The Plymouth and Triton boys tennis teams couldnâ€™t overcome Mother Nature Wednesday.
Ninety minutes in, rain put an end to the teamsâ€™ match. With both squads playing again Thursday, it was decided drying time would take too long, and the match was postponed to a later date.
â€śItâ€™s hard to schedule a make-up once you get going in the season, but I know weâ€™ll definitely try to get this one going again,â€ť Triton coach Al Peckham said.
ARGOS â€” Argos took a 5-1 decision over visiting Logansport Tuesday night, getting a pair of goals each from Samantha Stults and Ally Rospopo.
The Berries struck first when freshman Whitney Jennings corralled an errant Dragon pass and took it in for the score in the 13th minute. Rospopo leveled the match with five minutes to go in the half on a rebound in front of the goal.
PLYMOUTH â€” Down a man, Plymouth's offense stepped up the tempo on Bremen and nearly pulled off the win.
Bremen goalie Pedro Jimenez and the Lions back line also stepped up their play, however, thwarting a total of six shots on goal in a roughly 15-minute span to force a 2-2 draw with the host Rockies in a boys soccer game at Kindt Field Tuesday.
LAKEVILLE â€” LaVille might have come up short of the win, but the Lady Lancers still walked off the court with something of a moral victory Monday.
After falling behind two games to visiting Goshen, the Lancers refused to surrender in the final game, running out the game 10-10 but still losing a prolonged 30-28 battle in a 25-21, 25-15, 30-28 loss at home.
â€śI love their effort. Iâ€™m not really disappointed when they lose when they play like they did,â€ť said LaVille head coach Leslie-ann Bloss. â€śTheyâ€™ve come a long way from where they were in the beginning of the season."
ARGOS â€” After a tentative 1-0 win over LaPorte in the first round of the Argos girls soccer invitational, the Argos girls soccer team looked to face stiffer competition in Munster. The Mustangs handled LaVille 3-0 in their semifinal and returned 10 seniors from last yearâ€™s semi-state squad. The Dragons, however, stepped up to the challenge before falling 2-1 in overtime.
Plymouth finished its home volleyball tournament 0-3 as Muncie Burris won the championship Saturday.
Haley Smart led the Lady Pilgrims with 23 total kills for the tournament, while Meagan Barron had 49 assists. Lindsay Renz recorded 16 digs overall as Plymouth slid to 3-5 on the season.
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Championship: Burris beat Penn, 25-19, 15-25, 15-10.