Archive - Oct 2012 - Sports Article
PLYMOUTH â NFL football fans will remember the old âGround Chuckâ offense of Chuck Knoxâs Los Angeles Rams, and Plymouth fans will likely remember âGround Jackâ or John if you prefer from the Rockies 38-21 Friday night win over NorthWood.
Plymouth claimed a share of the Northern Lakes Conference title with the win, and welcomed a bit of the future in quarterback Jack Barron. The Plymouth freshman entered the game after Kyle Lacefieldâs ankle injury late in the second quarter and while he didnât have a pass attempt in the game managed the Plymouth offense to a big conference win.
WALKERTON â Bremen has become a pretty nice second half team.
Last week the Lions outplayed Class 3A No. 1 Jimtown 6-0 in the second half, but it wasnât enough to get the win. On Friday, Bremen rallied back from a 17-14 halftime deficit to spoil Senior Night at John Glenn, 34-24, in a back-and-forth regular season-closer for third place in the Northern State Conference.
CULVER â Culver Community and LaVille both tested positive for raging cases of fumblitis Friday.
Fortunately for the host Cavs, they put up enough offense prior to contracting the dread disease to pick up a 21-7 Northern State Conference football win over the Lancers on Senior Night.
Culver crossed the goal line in three of its first four possessions, ultimately overcoming four turnovers â three of those deep inside LaVille turf.
CULVER âÂ It was a special Senior Night in Culver as the Eagles dominated the Fairfield Falcons early and held on to a 40-24 win.
FULTON â Argos sophomore striker Damon Binkley has already put in plenty of hero moments for his team this season.
On Thursday, he added a few more.
Fresh off his sectional championship-sealing score in the final minute against Bremen last Saturday, Binkley notched a hat trick and an assist, helping power the Dragons to a 4-2 Caston Regional Semifinal win over Carroll.
The Eagles have a lot to play for tonight.
At the start of the season, Culver Military head football coach Andy Dorrel had a hunch this yearâs squad might be able to have a special season, and at 6-2, his team is on the verge of its first perfect home slate since 2005, which has included wins over Class A No. 1 Lafayette Central Catholic and Class 2A No. 4 Churubusco in Weeks 4 and 7.
A win over Fairfield tonight would provide a fitting Senior Night capper to the Eaglesâ regular season as well as a good springboard into CMAâs Sectional 17 opener at John Glenn next week.
PLYMOUTH â To think, one of Plymouthâs all-time best tennis players was nearly a soccer player instead.
Last Saturday, Pilgrims senior No. 1 Gabe Vervynckt became the schoolâs first LaPorte Regional qualifier in recent memory at the Culver Military Individual Sectional. His 7-5, 7-5 win over previously unbeaten North Judson foreign exchange student Thomas Simon earned him the right to advance and pushed him to a career record of 72-26 at Plymouth, a program record for singles wins.
But in the weeks before his freshman tennis season, Veryvnckt was leaning towards soccer instead.
Plymouth downs Triton in regular season-closer
Plymouth handed visiting Triton a lopsided loss in three games in an all-Marshall County match-up at home at the Rock Thursday, 25-12, 25-18, 25-12.
Amber Redinger and Carly Baker led the Lady Pilgrims at the net with 12 and nine kills and two and three blocks, respectively.
PLYMOUTH â A week ago Plymouthâs Rockies were riding the wave of an almost unstoppable offense and a rejuvenated defense.
In the rain at Goshen, injuries became an issue for the offense. On almost successive plays senior playmakers Sam Stevens and Ike Kastner went down with shoulder injuries. Shortly thereafter offensive tackle Adam Lacefield left with an ankle injury. While there was never much doubt that Stevens and Lacefield would return this week, Kastnerâs situation was a little more complicated.
CRAWFORDSVILLE â Wabash College has a long and storied football legacy, even having defeated Notre Dame â granted it was in 1905 â and part of that legacy will be a pair of brothers from Plymouth.
Austin Hodges, now a senior for the Little Giants, and younger brother sophomore Houston Hodges have spent the past two seasons anchoring the Wabash secondary as starting cornerbacks. It was a twosome that almost never happened.