Archive - Oct 2012 - Sports Article
CULVER â€”Â It was deja vu all over again for Culver Military Academies Eagles.
Or is it deja, deja vu?
CMAâ€™s championship tennis match with Warsaw echoed an earlier defeat of Warsaw at the start of the season, and the No. 14-ranked Eagles won their third straight regional title at their home tournament, 4-1 against the Tigers at the Gable Tennis Complex Thursday in a championship match rescheduled from Wednesday due to rain.
DeMOTTE â€” Raelynn LaFrance notched a hat trick ,and Jami Patterson added a pair of tallies as Argos advanced to the Covenant Christian Soccer Sectional final with a 5-0 shutout of Rensselaer Central Thursday.
The Dragons had opening possession and five minutes passed before the ball entered Argosâ€™ defensive half. Despite dominating play, the Dragons went 28 scoreless minutes against a packed-in Bomber defense.
Plymouth wins ninth straight
Plymouthâ€™s volleyball team rallied from a 2-1 deficit to beat Northridge in five games, 25-17, 15-25, 20-25, 25-14, 15-10 in a Northern Lakes Conference match at The Rock Thursday night.
Amber Redinger put away 16 kills with six blocks, while Hunter Stevens stepped up with 11 kills and four blocks as the Lady Pilgrims won their ninth straight match.
Haley Harrell set 49 assists and 16 digs, and Andria Shook finished with 22 digs.
â€˘Â PLYMOUTH 3, NORTHRIDGE 2
(25-17, 15-25, 20-25, 25-14, 15-10)
PLYMOUTH â€” A sectional bye can offer all sorts of advantages.
For Culver Military, it gave the Eagles a chance to scout Plymouth during its Sectional 7 opener with NorthWood Monday.
The visitors found a chink in the Rockiesâ€™ armor, and they were finally able to capitalize with a pair of goals midway through the second half en route to a 3-0 win over the hosts in a rainy sectional semifinal Wednesday at Kindt Field.
It took Triton seven weeks to break into the win column.
Coming off last weekâ€™s 21-10 Northern State Conference win at LaVille, the struggling Trojans can finally carry over some momentum into their match-up with Knox at home Friday night.
The Trojans rallied from a 10-7 halftime deficit with two scores and a shutout in the second half to spoil LaVilleâ€™s Senior Night last week. On Friday, theyâ€™re hoping to avoid a Senior Night letdown of their own as they face a Knox team with an identical 1-6 overall, 1-4 NSC mark.
BREMEN â€” Bremen and Triton received the most All-Northern State Conference boys tennis selections with four, while NSC team champion Jimtown finished with three as the All-NSC picks were announced recently.
Wes Burkholder won the 3 singles tournament and Krent Hueni and Tommy Foster won the 2 doubles tilt, while Bremen teammates Brad Foster and Nate Strehler earned all-conference at-large honors for the Lions. Triton fell short of any individual championships at the tourney, but Jeff Ross, Dean Howdeshell, Pete Kauffman and Lucas Shafer were all given at-large picks.
PLYMOUTH â€” Friday was fun, but it was only fun on Friday.
Plymouthâ€™s Rockies returned to work after a big Northern Lakes Conference win on the road at Concord, probably as soon as the school song was over Friday night.
â€śThe biggest thing you worry about after a big win is a letdown,â€ť said Plymouth head coach John Barron. â€śWe canâ€™t be complacent. I guarantee we arenâ€™t allowing it in practice.â€ť
The biggest celebration for the Rockies was likely watching game film, and that even had a sense of purpose with it.
CULVER â€” Coming off last weekâ€™s convincing defeat at the hands of Culver Military, Plymouth tennis coach Michael Delp knew the only chance for his team at Tuesdayâ€™s regional was to put pressure on the Eagles early.
Gabe Vervynckt earned the win at 1 singles, and Jack Holloway and Kendall Fosler went blow for blow in the first set of 1 doubles play with CMA twins Alec and Austin Proeh, but it wasnâ€™t enough to rattle the hosts, and the 14th-ranked Eagles knocked out the Pilgrims 4-1 in a rain-delayed CMA Regional semifinal at the Gable Tennis Complex.
LAKEVILLE â€” It wasnâ€™t for lack of a LaVille effort. In the end, Mishawaka Marian was simply as good as advertised.
A disciplined Lady Knights side controlled possession pretty much wire to wire, and third-ranked defending semistate champion Marian trumped the 20th-ranked Lancers 6-0 at the LaVille Girls Soccer Sectional at Newton Park Tuesday.
â€śThey played tough against a good team,â€ť said LaVille girls soccer coach Steve Hodge. â€śWe just didnâ€™t have the soldiers to match up with them.â€ť
NEW CARLISLE â€” After beating New Prairie three times earlier this season, John Glennâ€™s boys believed this might be the year to end the Cougarsâ€™ 15-year stranglehold on the Northern State Conference cross country championship.
But sometimes, emotions get in the way of a good race plan.
â€śI think our boys were a little too pumped up and went out way too hard,â€ť said Glenn coach Rob Carrasco, whose team faded badly over the final mile of Tuesdayâ€™s league meet on New Prairieâ€™s famed 5,000-meter course.