Archive - Jul 2011 - Sports Article
INDIANAPOLIS â€” The Jeff Gordon Childrenâ€™s Foundation celebrated 10 years of support for Riley Hospital for Children during a news conference in the hospitalâ€™s atrium Thursday.
PLYMOUTH â€” When Travis Pastrana took a spill at the X Games Thursday night, it wasnâ€™t just the motocross championâ€™s foot that took a hit.
Pastranaâ€™s fall at the X games broke two bones in his right foot and ankle, and he was scheduled for surgery on Friday. Heâ€™ll still attend TCU Night at the Plymouth Speedway to sign autographs and meet with fans, but the injured daredevil will be forced to sit out the Freestyle Motocross Show following the race.
CULVER â€” Matt Thompson has joined Culver Academies as the new Director of Athletics. Thompson comes to Culver from Beaver Country Day School in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, where he spent four years as the associate athletic director, physical education teacher and coach.
Prior to his time at BCDS, he served as the athletic director, Spanish teacher, and coach at the Knox School in St. James, New York. Over the course of his career, Thompson spent time as an athletic administrator and womenâ€™s soccer coach at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Centenary College in New Jersey.
LAFAYETTE â€” Triton High Schoolâ€™s Quentyn Carpenter won his first match play round but lost his second at the Indiana Golf Foundation Boys State Junior Championships at Kampen Golf Course at Purdue University in Lafayette Wednesday.
Carpenter beat Oliver Gibson of Fort Wayne before falling by a hole to Logan Barker in the second round of match play.
Carpenter qualified for the match play round of the State Junior Championships with a 76 Monday and 77 Tuesday in the stroke play qualifying portion of the tourney.
PLYMOUTH â€” Rockies fans are ready for some football, and just in time, WTCA-AM 1050 will be holding an auction to raise money for the program.
Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. the station will host a live auction to raise money for Rockies football. Last year the auction raised $6000 for football at Plymouth High School, and this yearâ€™s items will try to top that.
â€śWe donâ€™t really have a goal amount for this year,â€ť said Tonda Ellis, one of the organizers of the event. â€śObviously we hope we can exceed last yearâ€™s total.â€ť
FORT WAYNE â€” For one it was the first honor of its kind in a long career. For another, itâ€™s likely to be the last.
PLYMOUTH â€” Three Culver golfers won their division at the final Marshall County Junior Golf Tour event at Plymouth Rock Golf Course and seized tour championships in the process.
Zach Allyn of Culver shot an 82 at Plymouth Rock, winning the Boys 16-17 division at the meet and topping the final standings for the division by one point with 20. Kendall Fosler of Plymouth also shot an 82 at Plymouth Rock and finished fifth in the final standings with 16 points.
PLYMOUTH â€” It was deja vu all over again as the big inning made all the difference in each of Plymouthâ€™s losses at its home regional Saturday.
At the end of a back-and-forth battle between Post 27 and South Bend Post 50 in an extra-inning contest at Bill Nixon Field Saturday morning, South Bend tied it up in the bottom of the ninth on a two-out, two-strike RBI single by Alex Kohler and took the lead for good with a seven-inning 10th frame to trump Plymouth 18-13.
PLYMOUTH â€”Â One down, two to go.
James Hackworth pitched a three-hit gem, and Plymouthâ€™s modified lineup produced 14 hits as Post 27 dimed Highland Post 180 12-1 in an abbreviated seven-inning contest in the first round of American Legion Baseball Regional action Friday night at Bill Nixon Field.
Plymouth will take on South Bend Post 50 â€” which topped Bristol Post 143 11-1 in eight innings in the regional opener Friday â€” at 1 p.m. Saturday.
PLYMOUTH â€” James Hackworth and Jacob Eaton delivered a strong one-two punch on the mound for Post 27, and Plymouthâ€™s batters came through in their last time at the plate with four hits for three runs to break a 2-2 tie and claim a 5-2 sectional-opening win over visiting Valparaiso Post 94 at Bill Nixon Field Friday.
The two teams will face off again in the two-team, double-elimination tourney today at 1 p.m. with a potential third game scheduled to follow directly.
â€śAny time as far as double-elimination, winning the first one is so important,â€ť said Plymouth Post 27 coach Mike Hite.