Archive - Oct 2011 - Latest Sports
PLYMOUTH â€” In the midst of Thursdayâ€™s sectional quarterfinal, Culver Girls Academy teammates Katy Bjornson and Abby Jeffirs got a little friendly competition going.
The outside hitters had a contest to see who could rack up the most kills, and while Bjornson edged out Jeffirs 13 kills to 12, both were winners as they helped lead the Lady Eagles to a convincing three-set win over Jimtown, 25-20, 25-12, 25-14 at the Class 3A Plymouth Sectional.
Itâ€™s a new day.
Area teams are putting the past behind them, whether good or bad, as they enter the first round of the 39th Annual IHSAA Football Tournament tonight.
Itâ€™s been a rough year for Plymouth. The Rockies finished the regular season with the programâ€™s worst record in recent memory at 3-6, but the team is looking for a fresh start as it travels to Angola (5-4) for a first-round Class 4A Sectional 11 match-up at 7:30 p.m.
LaVille beats Fremont
at Class 2A Westview tourney
LaVille beat Fremont in four games in a Class 2A Westview Sectional quarterfinal Thursday, 25-19, 27-25, 13-25, 25-13.
The Lady Lancers move on to play Prairie Heights â€” which beat Central Noble in another four-set quarterfinal Thursday â€”Â in a Westview semifinal at 11 a.m. Saturday, followed by a 12:30 p.m. match between host Westview and Bremen.
Middle hitter Katie Berger put away a team-leading 19 kills for LaVille, while outside hitter Kelsey Gurtner had nine, and fellow outside hitter Shelby Low finished with six.
CULVER â€” Trailing late, Triton coach Terrin Meister had confidence in her team. But after more than four nip-tuck games with Marquette, she figured the outcome would likely boil down to who wanted it more.
DONALDSON â€” The Ancilla College menâ€™s soccer team is participating in a nationwide fundraiser by the National Foundation for Cancer Research called â€śNFCRâ€™s Kick Cancer Team.â€ť The campaign invites soccer teams around the country to participate by committing to donate proceeds from at least one game or special event to NFCR.
Ancillaâ€™s game for NFCR will take place Oct. 22, 2011 at 2 p.m. versus Lakeland Community College on Ancilla Collegeâ€™s Charger Fields.
PLYMOUTH â€” John Glenn hung tough for the first few points, but St. Josephâ€™s took control mid-way through game 1. By the time the Lady Falcons recovered, it was too late.
BREMEN â€” Bremen High School student-athletes Jenna Pfeiffer and Ben Hueni were recognized as the WHME TV-46 â€śStudent Athletes of the Weekâ€ť during the Bremen-Jimtown football game played Oct. 7.Â WHME TV-46 Â presents a weekly award to honor outstanding student-athletes in the communities featured on its High School Game of the Week.Â Pfeiffer and Hueni were selected to represent Bremen High School for their participation in athletics, academic achievement and citizenship.
8th grade football
Lincoln 8th reaches NELMSC championship
The Lincoln eighth grade football team clinched a spot in the NELMSC championship game by defeating Whitko 44-8.
PLYMOUTH â€” Itâ€™s sometimes easier to maintain a tradition than to restore one.
Expectations play a big role in sports, and in tennis in particular, confidence can often win the day.
Plymouth seniors Connor Flynn and Jordan Scheetz were in eighth grade the last time the Pilgrims sent a doubles team to the state finals. On Saturday, the duo beat DeKalbâ€™s Landon Miller and Brandon Fruits 6-4, 2-6, 6-3 to win the LaPorte Regional and advance to Fridayâ€™s Doubles State Championship.
Bremen loses regular season-closer
Bremen lost its regular-season closer to host Mishawaka Monday, 25-16, 25-17, 25-19.
Brooke Baker led the team in kills with seven kills, an ace and three blocks, while Alli Shorter set 12 assists with an ace and three blocks, Morgan Smith registered eight digs and an ace, and Brooke Fitch also had eight digs for the Lady Lions, who fell to 11-20.
Bremen will face host Westview Saturday at 12:30 p.m. at the Class 2A Westview Sectional.
â€˘Â MISHAWAKA 3, BREMEN 0 (25-16, 25-17, 25-19)