Archive - 2010 - Sports Article
BREMEN â€” A coachâ€™s expectations can be hard to surpass, but the Bremen girls cross country team did so this fall.
Coach Mick Gardnerâ€™s Lions won the Northern State Conference title and went to semi-state as a team, while senior Hope Jordan made it to state as an individual.
â€śI didnâ€™t think weâ€™d make it that far at the beginning of the year,â€ť Gardner said. â€śI thought we had a good shot at making it out of the sectional. They surprised me in individual races and in how far we made it as a group. It was a lot of fun.â€ť
CULVER â€” Less than 7 minutes into the game, it was plain to see this one would be a war.
Whiting and Culver both scored on their first two possessions to put the score at 14-all by the 5:34 mark of the first frame, and even with the Cavaliers leading 42-21 with just over 8 minutes on the game clock, the outcome was still up for grabs.
GOSHEN â€” A good portion of the Bremen football team was in diapers the last time the program won a sectional championship in 1997. Next Friday night, the Lions will have their chance to end the drought.
Braxton Miller (207) and Brock Molebash (130) combined for 337 of Bremenâ€™s 416 rushing yards as Bremen advanced to the Sectional 26 title game with a 42-14 win over Fairfield.
â€śThey came out and executed the game plan flawlessly,â€ť Bremen coach Bob Holmes said. â€śThe coaching staff also did an outstanding job getting them ready like they have all year.â€ť
CULVER â€“ Mason Zurek ran for 113 yards, Demetri Blanco added 112 and Rick Johnston scored two touchdowns as Andrean ran over Culver Military 41-0 in a Sectional 17 semifinal Friday at the Academies.
The 59â€™ers rushed for 463 yards on 44 carries for a 10.5-yard-per-carry average and 19 first downs.
Andrean fumbled five times in the first half, losing three, including one in the end zone, but the Eagles were unable to convert those miscues into points.
Ralph Laux had 46 yards rushing for CMA, which closes out the season at 4-7.
BOURBON â€”Â Triton's football team darn near matched South Central yard for yard Friday.
Point for point, though, posed a more daunting challenge.
Although South Central accumulated just 35 more total yards than Triton â€”Â 375-340 â€” the Trojans' season-long nemesis struck particularly hard.
Beset by three first-half turnovers in Satellites turf, including Ricky Rigsby's 78-yard interception return for a South Central touchdown, the host Trojans ended their season with a 47-20 loss in Class A Sectional 33 second-round play.
NEW CARLISLE â€” The Glenn Wing-T rushing attack had three modes of
operation in Friday's Class 3A Sectional 17 semifinal victory.
Over, around and through.
Led by senior Collin Howard and junior Josh Anderson, the Falcons
rumbled for 324 yards in a 34-0 victory over host New Prairie.
The Falcons (9-2) play Andrean, a 41-0 winner over Culver Military
Academy, in next week's sectional championship.
Howard led Glenn with 10 rushes for 168 yards and four touchdown runs.
Anderson rushed 10 times for 103 yards and one touchdown.
PLYMOUTH â€” In a few months one local athlete will be competing for a national title.
Mike Grubbs of Plymouth will head to Mesquite, Nev. â€” just outside of Las Vegas â€” in early December to make his bid for a world title as a member of Team USA in the XXXII World Armwrestling Champion-ships.
Grubbs, who won a qualifier in Montana and the right to be one of two athletes on the team in his weight class, is hardly new to the sport.
â€śI guess Iâ€™ve been at it for about 30 years,â€ť he said. â€śI went to the very first armwrestling competition at the Blueberry Festival and won that, and Iâ€™ve s
TERRE HAUTE â€” Culver Academies head cross country coach Michael Chastain knew his girls would be facing an uphill climb at semistate.
By his calculations, the Lady Eagles would need to run at or below their personal bests in order to advance to state, a goal complicated by the fact that they had just recorded PRs a week before on their home course at regional.
CULVER â€” After an unprecedented 5-0 start to the season, Culver Community hit the skids in Week 6.
Beset by injuries and other personnel problems, the Cavaliers went on a three-game losing streak and fell out of the Class A rankings in the process.
But Culverâ€™s roster returned to full strength, the Cavs righted the ship in Week 9 with their first regular-season win over Northern State Conference foe LaVille in three years, and opened Sectional 33 play with a 49-7 rout over Lake Central on the road last week.
And theyâ€™ve learned some lessons along the way.
A week after breaking the Culver Girls Academy Regional record, CGAâ€™s Waverly Neer clocked a 17:53.9, breaking the New Prairie Semistate record to win the semistate race and lead her team to a fifth-place finish, which qualified the Lady Eagles for the state finals for the sixth time in seven years.