Archive - 2010 - Sports Article
BOURBON â€”Â Tritonâ€™s Shana Anderson broke through in a big way Friday.
The lanky sophomore erupted for 23 points, 11 rebounds, and seven steals â€”Â all game highs â€”Â to power the scrappy Trojans to a 48-43 season-opening girls basketball win over North Judson-San Pierre at The Trojan Trench.
â€śShanaâ€™s going to be a good player for us in the future and this year,â€ť Triton head coach Adam Heckaman said. â€śShe played a good game, and you could see that she even knew she missed some shots tonight that she should have hit.â€ť
And she saved some of her best work for when Triton needed it most.
BREMEN â€” It was a game neither team deserved to lose, but someone had to.
Bremenâ€™s football season came to an end Friday night when quarterback Nate Leeper was stopped a yard shy of the end zone on fourth down in overtime. As Rensselaer Central players rushed the field in celebration, Bremen fans stayed in their seats, wishing they could see just one more play.
No. 1 Rensselaer Central 35. Bremen 28.
â€śYouâ€™re the best team Iâ€™ve ever been a part of,â€ť Bremen coach Bob Holmes told his players through tears. â€śYou put Bremen football back on the map and thereâ€™s nothing to be ashamed of. â€ś
CULVER â€” In some ways, it was a culmination. In others, it provided a perfect symbol.
Culver Girls Academyâ€™s Waverly Neer survived the second-closest battle in Indiana girls cross country history by edging out Bloomington Southâ€™s Nicole Lucas by .7 of a second to win the 30th annual Girls State Cross Country Championship at the Wabash Valley Sports Center in Terre Haute and claim the state title that had eluded her through three years of running with the Eagles.
GARRETT â€” After 13 years, the wait is over.
With 341 all-purpose yards and four touchdowns from junior Braxton Miller, Bremen won its first sectional championship since 1997 with a 35-21 victory over Garrett Friday night.
â€śWhat an outstanding night for Bremen football, our community, the kids, coaching staff, everybody,â€ť Bremen coach Bob Holmes said. â€śTo win a sectional championship and to be 9-3 after going 3-9 last year, it shows how hard these kids have worked.â€ť
Miller had 33 carries for 289 yards and one catch for 52 yards, for an average of 10 yards every time he touched the ball.
MERRILLVILLE â€” Andrean's Mason Zurek set the tone from the get-go and John Glenn never recovered.
Zurek hustled 76 yards to the end zone on the first play from scrimmage as the 59ers ran away with a 56-14 win over the Falcons in the Class 3A Sectional 17 championship battle Friday at Eckert Stadium.
Andrean, which collected its fourth straight sectional title, amassed more than 400 total yards â€”Â 374 on the ground â€”Â and notched three rushing touchdowns apiece from Zurek and Demetri Blanco. Blanco also threw a 51-yard scoring pass to Christian Hood.
CULVER â€” The snow was falling in flurries in the second half, but it was Culver's two turnovers in the first half that ultimately made the difference.
Culver's opening drive stalled at the South Central 12 in the first quarter, and the Cavaliers coughed up a fumble and an interception inside their own territory for a pair of Satellite touchdowns within a 2-minute span of the second quarter en route to a 20-7 Sectional 33 championship victory at Culver Friday.
MERRILLVILLE â€” Only three area teams remain as IHSAA football sectionals continue around the state this Friday.
Culver (8-3) will attempt to defend its Class A Sectional 33 title as it plays host to South Central (9-2), while Bremen (8-3) hits the road for Garrett (6-5) in a bid for the programâ€™s first sectional crown in well over a decade in Class 2A Sectional 26 action, and John Glenn (9-2) travels to No. 6 Andrean to vie for its first sectional title since 2004 in the 3A Sectional 17 championship.
PLYMOUTH â€” Plymouth High School senior Erin Kinney's golf season may have ended at regionals back in September, but the accolades keep coming.
Kinney was named Honorable Mention Academic All-State last week following a strong senior season in which she led the Lady Pilgrims to an East Noble Regional berth, put up a new 18-hole scoring record for Plymouth at even-par 72, was named team MVP and claimed a third straight All-Northern Lakes Conference distinction.
PLYMOUTH â€” Both Knox and NorthWood finished out spectacular volleyball seasons with tough, three-game losses to No. 3 Yorktown and No. 11 Bellmont at the Plymouth Semistate Saturday.
NorthWood closed out its Regional 10 championship season at 28-10 with its loss to eventual semistate champ Bellmont, while Knox finished out a banner season which included the programâ€™s first-ever regional title with a loss to Yorktown.
BELLMONT 3, NORTHWOOD O (25-20, 25-16, 25-12)
By Brent Glasgow
TERRE HAUTE â€” Culver Girls Academyâ€™s Waverly Neer edged out Bloomington Southâ€™s Nicole Lucas by .7 of a second to win the 30th annual Girls State Cross Country Championship at the Wabash Valley Sports Center in Terre Haute Saturday.
Neerâ€™s 18:17.5 time earned her a clean sweep of state tournament championships after winning individual titles at both the Culver Academies Sectional and Regional, and her record-breaking 17:53.9 at the New Prairie Semistate last weekend followed up another meet-record finish at regional October 16.