Archive - Feb 2011 - Sports Article
ELKHART â€” Culver Community girls basketball skipper Tony Scheubâ€™s voice cracked, partly from emotion, partly, no doubt, from guiding his team through a memorable tournament run.
With that diminishing voice, he relayed a powerful message to his squad following its 47-43 semistate loss to Class 2A No. 1 Fort Wayne Luers at Elkhartâ€™s North Side Gymnasium Saturday.
CGA falls at home invite in championship game
Culver Girls Academy took a 3-0 loss to the Minnesota Thoroughbreds U19 team at the championship of the CGA Hockey Invitational Sunday.
The Lady Eagles advanced to the championship with a 7-4 win Saturday over the Ohio Flames.
Aly Schmit scored three times, and Shawna Lesperance scored twice in the win, while Melissa Paluch recorded 2.5 assists, and Kaye Sitterly had 1.5 helpers.
â€˘ MINNESOTA THOROUGHBREDS (U19) 3, CGA 0
At CGA Invitational championship
MT â€” Steph Anderson (unassisted), 5:00.
KNOX â€” With leading scorer Griffyn Carpenter out and three starters in foul trouble early, Triton got some excellent preparation for the state tournament next week.
The Class A, No. 3 Trojans â€” already minus their leading scorer after he was injured in a game at Argos Tuesday â€” overcame a rocky first quarter in which Clay Yeo, Quentyn Carpenter and Austin Davis were each charged with three fouls and the visitors fell behind 16-13 at the quarter break, ultimately escaping Knox with a 52-46 victory in the regular-season finale for both teams Friday at Weinberg Gymnasium.
LAKEVILLE â€”Â LaVille boys basketball head coach Michael Edisonâ€™s face lit up at the mention of Codee Kimbelâ€™s Senior Night crunch-time play Friday.
After all, the 6-foot-3 senior forward scored six of the Lancersâ€™ game-ending eight unanswered points, highlighted by a pair of go-ahead free throws following an offensive rebound off a missed LaVille charity shot with 1:39 to play, and the Lancers collected a 45-39 Northern State Conference win over Jimtown at Dale E. Cox Gymnasium.
BREMEN â€”Â With Indianaâ€™s version of March Madness mere days away, Culver capped the regular season on a high note Friday night.
After a tremendous start, Culver never looked back and topped Bremen, 54-39.
â€śWe got them earlier in the year at the Bi-County Tournament but we knew this was going to be a dogfight, and we had some kids step up for us,â€ť Culver coach Kyle Elliott said. â€śIâ€™m very proud of the kidsâ€™ effort.â€ť
As it has much of the season, Bremen dug itself an early hole, and couldnâ€™t cut its deficit to less than 12 points over the final two quarters.
PLYMOUTH â€” Plymouth got a big lift from a freshman on Senior Night, and the Pilgrims earned a much-needed win over John Glenn 43-30 at The Rock Tuesday.
Plymouth freshman Mack Mercer scored at will on perfect 8-for-8 finishing from the floor on his way to a game- and season-high 20 points to help his team snap a four-game losing streak and finish the season strong against the Pilgrimsâ€™ Sectional 19 opponents.
LAKEVILLE â€” LaVilleâ€™s boys basketball team took care of the outcome with a 23-2 game-opening run against Oregon-Davis Tuesday.
That reduced the rest of the gameâ€™s drama to settling state leading scorer Zach Richieâ€™s final point total.
Buoyed by a revolving double team, the Lancers and foul trouble held Richie to 13 points â€” more than 25 points below his season average â€” and junior guard Jordyn Williams led four Lancers in double figures with 22 points as LaVille doubled up the Bobcats 80-40 at Dale E. Cox Gymnasium.
PLYMOUTH â€” Plymouthâ€™s indoor baseball training facility, Sluggers Bullpen, will be holding a spring baseball fundamentals clinic on Saturday, March 5.
The groups for instruction will be broken down into ages five through eight; ages nine to 11 and ages 12 to 14. The clinic features Plymouth High School and Plymouth Post 27 coaches Ryan Carroll, Dean Colvin, Josh Dietz and Head Coach Tony Plothow as well as Plymouth Travel Coach Bob Caban.
DONALDSON â€” Ancilla College sophomore Lauren Krempec and graduate Tristan Hunter have signed with the Indiana University-Northwest womenâ€™s volleyball team for the 2011 season.
Hunter is a 2010 Ancilla graduate and a setter and a native of Knox.Â During her time at Ancilla, she was honored as the Outstanding Female Scholar Athlete and was an Academic All-American for the Lady Chargers.
Krempec is an outside hitter who graduated from Riley High School in South Bend.Â She earned Honorable Mention All-Conference honors and made the All-Freshman Team in 2009 while playing for the Lady Chargers.Â
PLYMOUTH â€” It's been a rocky season for Plymouth, and the Sectional 19 hosts could use a fresh start.