Archive - Oct 2012 - Sports Article
ARGOS â€” Itâ€™s funny how things work out.
Argosâ€™ girls soccer team was tied 1-1 with Boone Grove in the final minute of their sectional championship game Saturday afternoon in DeMotte. If Jami Patterson hadnâ€™t been able to put away the game-winner with 34 seconds on the clock, the Lady Dragons might not have gotten to Culver in time to catch the final minutes of the boysâ€™ sectional title rematch with Bremen later in the day. And if they hadnâ€™t been there, the Dragons, who were knotted in a 0-0 stalemate with the Lions, might not have gotten the boost they needed in the gameâ€™s homestretch.
CGA loses to sectional foe St. Joe
Culver Girls Academy lost a four-game match with defending Sectional 19 champion St. Joseph on the road Wednesday, 22-25, 25-12, 25-18, 25-21.
Katy Bjornson recorded 19 kills, and Abby Jeffirs finished with 18. Jeffirs also recorded 14 digs, while Bjornson had nine.
Paige Baldacci recorded 52 assists, Sarah Boland served up a pair of aces, and Jamie Madison finished with 11 digs and three blocks in the loss.
CULVER â€” It isnâ€™t just skill and talent that wins championships; sometimes it takes a little luck too.
Culver Military Academyâ€™s Leopoldo Burguete didnâ€™t run his best race Tuesday, but it was still good enough for the individual championship as the Eagles senior gutted out some lower back and hip issues to clock a 16:29.6 and repeat as the CMA Boys Cross Country Sectional champion.
SOUTH BEND â€” While their teams closed at the South Bend Riley Sectional, a pair of area runners advanced individually out of Tuesdayâ€™s meet at Erskine Park.
Bremenâ€™s Sara Slabaugh placed seventh in 20:13 in the girls race to earn a berth at the Elkhart Central Regional this Saturday, while John Glennâ€™s Luke Runyan overtook Mishawakaâ€™s Jordan Annis in the homestretch of the boys race to win the boys championship in 16:17.3 ahead of Annisâ€™ 16:18.75.
Plymouth wins 10th straight
Plymouthâ€™s volleyball team responded after a loss in the extended opening set, and the Lady Pilgrims earned a big four-game Northern Lakes Conference win over visiting Concord on Breast Cancer Awareness Night at the Rock,26-28, 25-19, 25-18, 25-16.
INDIANAPOLIS â€” A trio of area teams will play host to sectional fields as the 41st Annual IHSAA State Volleyball Tournament opens next Tuesday.
Plymouth will try to build on last year's sectional runner-up finish as the team hosts a seven team Class 3A field at the Rock beginning with the opener between the Lady Pilgrims and Mishawaka Marian Tuesday at 7 p.m. The winner will advance to play Northern State Conference champion New Prairie at 11 a.m. Saturday.
The 2012 Cross Country State Series opens with sectionals today as the Culver Academies host an 11-team field including Plymouth, Culver Community and Triton, while Bremen, John Glenn and LaVille head to the South Bend Riley Sectional, both scheduled to begin around 5 p.m. ET.
Also in the area, Knox, North Judson and Oregon-Davis will travel to the Rensselaer Central tourney slated for 5 p.m. CT, while NorthWood will compete in the Elkhart Central Sectional at 5 p.m. ET
Bremen falls to New Prairie in NSC championship match
The Lady Lions got off to a slow start in a three-game loss, and New Prairie clinched the Northern State Conference championship at Bremen Monday, 25-9, 26-24, 25-17.
Brooke Baker finished with a team-high eight kills with six digs, while Cassie Sears recorded three kills with three blocks, and Chelsea Huppert served an ace with three blocks. Sabrina Gilley finished with 13 assists and six digs, and Brooke Fitch passed out eight digs on defense.
â€˘Â NEW PRAIRIE 3, BREMEN 0 (25-9, 26-24, 25-17)
Argosâ€™ Damon Binkley scored the game-winner with 38 seconds on the clock to lift the Dragons to a 1-0 Culver Sectional championship win over Bremen Saturday.
Plymouthâ€™s Amber Redinger recorded 16 kills with four blocks as the Lady Pilgrims held on for their ninth straight win in five games against Northridge.