Archive - Oct 2012 - Sports Article
INDIANAPOLIS â€” All but one area team will open sectional play on the road, the IHSAA announced Sunday as it released its draws for the 40th annual state football tournament.
In the opening round Oct. 19, John Glenn will host Culver Military Academy in a rematch of a Week 6 match-up in Class 3A Sectional 17 play, with the winner advancing to play the winner of Gary Wallace at Mishawaka Marian the following week. Also in the tourney, Knox will travel to South Bend St. Josephâ€™s, while Hammond Gavit plays at Calumet in the other semifinal bracket.
CULVER â€” It was all too familiar for Bremenâ€™s boys soccer team.
After falling 2-1 in a penalty kick shootout to Argos at last yearâ€™s Culver Boys Soccer Sectional championship, the Lions had been dreaming of a reprisal for a year.
With Saturdayâ€™s rematch knotted in a 0-0 stalemate headed into the final minute, it looked like this yearâ€™s sectional championship would go into extra time once more.
DeMOTTE â€” With under a minute remaining, Argos senior Jami Patterson took a ball from Charlie Horn, cut past two defenders at the 18 and hit a shot to her left. The ball careened off the post and into the goal to lift Argos to 2-1 over Boone Grove and clinch the Lady Dragons a repeat sectional title.
CULVER â€” Plymouth senior No. 1 Gabe Vervycnkt has found a little extra motivation in this yearâ€™s state singles tournament.
While host Culver Military bowed out of team state tournament play with a 4-1 loss to Valparaiso at the Eaglesâ€™ home semistate Saturday, Vervynckt handed North Judson exchange student Thomas Simon his only loss of the year 7-5, 7-5 to become the first regional qualifier for the Pilgrims in recent memory in the IHSAAâ€™s 33rd annual singles tournament at the Gable Tennis Complex in Culver.
Lopez pushes Warsaw past CMA
Culver Military Academy played No. 2 Warsaw to a 1-1 tie in the first half, but the Eagles ultimately came up short against the defending regional champions, 3-1 in the Class 2A Plymouth Boys Soccer Sectional championship Saturday night at Kindt Field.
GOSHEN â€” There is a history of the unexpected when Plymouthâ€™s Rockies visit Foreman Field in Goshen and while the Rockies walked away with a convincing 28-16 Northern Lakes Conference win, it didnâ€™t come without a price.
WALKERTON â€” Deep inside, Derek Hiler must have the heart of a boxer. When he gets knocked down, he immediately gets back up.
After being stopped cold a week ago against New Prairie, where the Cougar = defense held him to just 13 yards rushing, Hiler bounced back in a big way Friday night.
The Falcon senior rushed for 159 yards and scored three touchdowns as Glenn trounced Culver Community, 35-6. Oh, and Hiler was named Glennâ€™s Homecoming king, as well.
BOURBON â€” On a wet, soggy night, Knox came to Bourbon and handed the Triton Trojans their seventh loss of the season by a score of 28-7. Triton played better than the score would show, but fiveÂ turnovers kept them from keeping the score close.
According to Triton head coach Rodney Younis you canâ€™t expect anything but a loss with that many turnovers.
â€śBottom line is turnovers hurt us,â€ť Younis said. â€śYou canâ€™t expect to win ball games when you turn it over as much as we did tonight.Â Our effort was good tonight, but itâ€™s hard to win ball games when you turn it over as much as we did.â€ť
BREMEN â€” Bremen scuffled to a slow start, and when the long green line finally got rolling, it was too little, too late in a loss to visiting Jimtown Friday.
The Lions outplayed Class 3A No. 1 Jimtown 6-0 in the second half, holding the unbeaten Jimmies to their lowest points production and slimmest margin of victory this year with the second-half shutout. But none of it was enough to pull the home team back from a 21-0 halftime deficit as Bremen suffered a 21-6 Northern State Conference setback at Don Bunge Field.
WARSAW â€” What a difference a week can make. Unfortunately for Plymouthâ€™s girls soccer team, it wasnâ€™t quite enough to put the Lady Rockies over the top.
Taylor Stuzman scored twice for the Lady Panthers, and the Rockies lost a 2-1 decision to Northern Lakes Conference rival NorthWood in a back-and-forth semifinal at the Warsaw Sectional Thursday.
Plymouthâ€™s players entered the game with the memory of a lopsided 5-0 loss to the Panthers last Tuesday still fresh in their minds. They gave themselves a chance Thursday, but couldnâ€™t quite find the right combination to come away with a win.