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Boys cross country
Bremen places fourth in Class A New Prairie Invite
Bremen was bolstered by two top 20 performances to finish fourth in the Class A race at the New Prairie Invitational Saturday, while Triton placed eighth in the race, North Judson was 17th, and Culver Community, LaVille and Oregon-Davis also competed in the Class A event.
In the Class AA race, meanwhile, Culver Military Academy finished eighth, while John Glenn was 15th and Plymouth was 22nd.
PLYMOUTH â Janaâs Gymnastics helped the U.S. regain the world record for most participants doing a hand-stand simultaneously Saturday.
At exactly 1 p.m. EST, gymnasts at Janaâs joined the rest of a group of 20, 478 USA Gymnastics participants in breaking the existing record of 2,402 hand stands set by Australian gymnasts in 2005 in Melbourne.
Prior to the Australiansâ record-setting performance, the U.S. owned the record with 1,072 hand stands set as part of the build-up to the 2005 Visa National Gymnastics Championships.
ELKHART â The Rockies ran into a brick wall Friday night.
Brody Rosenberg tossed for 124 yards and three touchdowns, and Alex Brewers ran for 109 yards and one score, helping Elkhart Memorial post a 35-0 victory over Plymouth in Northern Lakes Conference football action at Charger Field.
Leading 7-0 early in the third quarter, the Chargers (3-2, 2-2 NLC) seized command by scoring a pair of touchdowns in a span of 90 seconds.
CULVER â For all the impressive numbers Bremenâs offense has generated this season, it was the Lionsâ defense that made the difference Friday.
The Bremen defensive unit held on two key goal line stands in the first and second quarters, and a scoreless first half came back to haunt the Cavaliers as Lions quarterback Nate Leeper connected with receiver Ben Hueni for a 37-yard go-ahead touchdown strike with just over a minute on the game clock to give the Green Machine a 20-13 homecoming spoiler on the road at Culver.
Friday evening, the following message was posted on the popular running Website, letsrun.com:
âLet there be no doubt, âMorgan Uceny is the best 1,500 meter runner in the world.â Let us repeat, âMorgan Uceny is the best 1,500 meter runner in the world,ââ the Website reported after watching Fridayâs Van Damme Memorial track meet in Brussels, Belgium.
Just two weeks after she was knocked to the ground at the World Track & Field Championships in Korea, Uceny bounced back to win the womenâs 1500-meter run at Brussels, clocking the fastest time in the world this year, 4:00.06.
GRANGER â Area golfers battled some nerves at the Penn Sectional, and Bremen, John Glenn and LaVille closed out their seasons at Knollwood Country Club Friday.
No. 1-ranked Penn was led by dual low medal 76s from Karie Bellville and Anastasia Carter to claim its fourth straight sectional title with a 376 team score, while Marian placed second with a 376, and Adams grabbed the final ticket out to next weekâs LaPorte Regional with a 417.
Falcons surge past Trojans
Treavor Duff had a breakout game for John Glenn with 172 rushing yards, and the Falcons overcame an early score from Triton to claim a 62-7 Northern State Conference win at Bourbon Friday.
Triton went up 7-0 at the 10:24 mark of the first frame on a 38-yard pass from Bryson Mosier to D.J. Riffle, but it was Glennâs show from there on out as the Falcons racked up 553 total offensive yards to the Trojansâ 90 en route to nine touchdowns.
Mosier led Triton in rushing with 20 yards in nine carries, while Riffle gained 11 yards in one run.
CULVER â There are no do-overs in life. Fortunately, however, thatâs not the case on the soccer pitch.
On a three-game skid after losing star center mid Heather Martin to injury several weeks ago, Bremen used Thursdayâs Northern State Conference contest at Culver as an opportunity to regroup. The Lady Lions got the job done as senior Jenna Pfeiffer scored the go-ahead on a penalty kick in the 35th minute, and Bremen made it stand up through the second half to snap its losing streak with a 2-1 victory over the host Cavaliers.
PLYMOUTH â Kyle Barryâs near game-tying shot went just wide in the final seconds, and Plymouth suffered a 3-2 Northern Lakes Conference loss to visiting Elkhart Memorial Thursday.
ARGOS âÂ Steffany Parrish led Argos in her third game back, and the Argos girls soccer team ran its record to 8-4 on the year with a 6-0 rout of Westville.
Parrish, playing her third game back from an injury, scored twice and had an assist, while Carly McCay opened the scoring in the fourth minute, Jami Patterson notched her 16th tally of the year, and Sammie Hopkins scored her eighth goal. Keri Bair finished out the scoring for the Dragons.