Archive - May 18, 2011 - Latest Sports
PLYMOUTH â€” The Plymouth Community School Corporation announced former North Judson-San Pierre coach Ryan Bales as the Pilgrimsâ€™ new head boys basketball coach Tuesday.
Bales has experienced success as both a player and as a coach. He is a graduate of North Judson where he led his team to a regional championship in 1995. After graduating from Judson, Bales enrolled at Bethel College, where his teams were three-time conference champions and two-time national champions. He was inducted into the Bethel College Athletic Hall of Fame in 2007.
BREMEN â€”Â Bremenâ€™s Hope Jordan and LaVilleâ€™s Elaine Schmeltz both went the distance at the Bremen Girls Track Sectional Tuesday.
Jordan used a last-lap burst to surge past Schmeltz and capture the 1600 meter crown, while Schmeltz bounced back to dominate the 3200 meters. Jordan also finished third in the 800 to advance to next Tuesdayâ€™s Bremen Regional.
â€śElaine is a great competitor,â€ť Jordan, a senior, said. â€śI have so much respect for her. Iâ€™ve run against her so many times, and now it looks like weâ€™ll be running against each other in college.
ROCHESTER â€” Worn out in the midst of a tough workout schedule, Waverly Neer set her own pace Tuesday.
That pace was good enough for two records at the Rochester Girls Track and Field Sectional as the Culver Girls Academy phenomenon blazed to record-breaking championship wins in both the 1600 and the 3200, registering respective times of 4:50.51 and 10:27.16. Not only were those times good enough to lap many of her competitors, they also easily broke the 5:02.35 and 10:57.81 records CGA alumnus and Indiana High School state distance legend Alex Banfich set in 2006 and 2008.