Archive - Feb 2011 - Sports Article
WARSAW â€” Poaolo Palmitessa is feeling the pressure.
After falling just shy of a state cut in second place in the 200-yard Individual Medley at last yearâ€™s Warsaw Boys Swim Sectional, the Plymouth senior has just one more shot to make it out this week as the preliminary round of swim sectionals begins tonight.
â€śIâ€™m feeling enormous pressure because I havenâ€™t been to state ever,â€ť said Palmitessa. â€śItâ€™s pretty nerve-wracking for me, but Iâ€™m pretty excited, too.â€ť
INDIANAPOLIS â€” If Damon Howe wants to win a state title, heâ€™ll have to do what no one else has yet been able to do this season.
And heâ€™ll have to do it three times.
PLYMOUTH â€” The 2010-11 All-Northern Lakes Conference boys basketball team has been announced, and Plymouth senior point guard Houston Hodges was named to the first team, while freshman Mack Mercer was given honorable mention in his first season with the Pilgrims. NorthWood seniors Michael Paul and Cameron Williams were also chosen for first team honors, while junior teammate Jakyah Qaiyim was named to the honorable mention list.
Warsawâ€™s Doug Ogle was named NLC Coach of the Year after guiding the Tigers to a 6-1 conference record and their second-straight NLC title.
CULVER â€” Jermaine Myers surpassed the 1,000-point mark, and he gave his team a big lift along the way.
Myers scored 24 points on red-hot shooting while dishing out six assists off the dribble and racking up a team-high six rebounds, and the 6-1 Culver Military Academy junior from Ontario, Canada moved to 1,016 career points as the Eagles claimed a 46-36 victory over Plymouth at home Tuesday.
BOURBON â€“ Triton boys basketball head coach Jason Groves needed just three words to describe his teamâ€™s win over Rochester Tuesday: ugly, ugly, ugly.
The numbers certainly bear him out.
Despite a possession-oriented tempo the two squads combined to commit 38 turnovers â€” many of the unforced variety â€” and both missed critical fourth-quarter free tosses and struggled on the defensive glass.
Zoe Bauer and Trent Elliott both tallied double figures with 19 and 12 points, respectively, and Culver beat Winamac 55-45 on the road Tuesday.
Jordan Morning led Winamac with 14 points, while Bryan McKinney added 13.
The Cavaliers improve to 12-6 while Winamac slips to 8-7.
â€˘ CULVER 55, WINAMAC 45
Score by quarters
Culver: 12 26 41 55
Winamac: 6 17 25 45
PLYMOUTH â€” The Ancilla College athletic department and the Ounce of Prevention Foundation collected $2,125 to support breast cancer awareness through the efforts of their highly successful Chargers for Change event on Saturday.
Held at the LifePlex in conjunction with the menâ€™s and womenâ€™s basketball games, all proceeds were used to benefit the Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center in Plymouth.Â A collection at Bremen High School was also held to help raise funds.
CULVER â€” The sixth-ranked Lady Cavaliers found themselves in familiar territory Saturday.
Locked in a defensive battle with Winamac in the Class 2A North Newton Sectional championship, the Warriorsâ€™ zone had contained twin towers Gwen Zehner and Patrice McBee throughout the night, and the Cavs found themselves trailing by one point, 23-22. Most coaches would have been nervous, but not Culver head coach Tony Scheub.
SAN DIEGO, Calif. â€“ One thing that makes a world class athlete a world class athlete is a drive, deep inside, to push yourself harder, to always strive to be better tomorrow than you are today.
Plymouth grad and world class track athlete Morgan Uceny is no different.
PLYMOUTH â€” The Optimist Club of Plymouth held its annual Tri-Star Basketball Contest on Saturday, Feb. 5 at the Plymouth High School. Despite the snow, it was a successful afternoon for some of Plymouthâ€™s boys and girls ages 8-13.