Archive - Nov 2012 - Sports Article
Argos sophomore Damon Binkley was voted the All-Northern Indiana Soccer Conference Player of the Year last week after leading the Dragons to their first NISC championship since 1998.
PLYMOUTH â€” Kill the head, and the body will die. Cut off the point, and running an offense becomes pretty difficult.
Such was Plymouthâ€™s plan coming into Saturdayâ€™s home opener versus Valparaiso, and the Lady Pilgrims executed to a T.
Sophomore Allie Wright relentlessly shadowed Valpo point guard Grace Withrow, effectively marooning her from the rest of the Vikingsâ€™ offense, the Pilgrims created havoc in the passing lanes, and Plymouth rode a strong defensive effort to a 50-32 win at The Rock.
Cvitkovic powers CGA past LaVille in OT
Dayton recruit Andrijana Cvitkovic surpassed the 1,000-point mark, and Culver Girls Academy kept LaVille winless with a thrilling 57-55 overtime victory Saturday night at Fleet Gymnasium.
Cvitkovic tallied a game-high 25 points to power CGAâ€™s offense, which finished 49 percent from the field for the night.
McKenzie Leed and Katie Berger each scored 14, and Hannah Herbster put up 12 points for the balanced Lady Lancersâ€™ offense, which hung tough with the hosts despite an 18-of-65, 28 percent field conversion rate.
LAKEVILLE â€” There were plenty of things for LaVille fans to feel good about in the Lady Lancersâ€™ game with Rochester Friday night. Itâ€™s just that a win wasnâ€™t one of them.
LaVille weathered an early storm to get back in the game after a slow start, broke Rochesterâ€™s press with relative ease, played solid defense in a newly-implemented 2-3 zone, hung tough in the battle of the boards, worked the ball inside on offense.
Trojans shoot down Satellites
BOURBON â€”Â Class A No. 6 Triton finished 9 of 15 from 3-point territory while holding South Central to 26 percent from the field en route to a 69-36 girls basketball win at Union Mills Friday.
Triton senior Shana Anderson went 9 of 15 from the field â€”Â 4-for-5 from behind the 3-point arc â€” on her way to a team-high 24 points, seven boards, five assists, and five steals.
Taylor Hatfield chipped in 19 points, also drilled four of her five 3-point attempts for the Trojans, and Kylie Mason contributed 12 points.
BOURBON â€” The Plymouth Lady Pilgrims and the Class A No. 6 Triton Lady Trojans played a game of runs Thursday night at the Trojan Trench.
The visitors used one final one to outlast the hosts in overtime, 39-36.
Triton opened the game up with a fast-paced offense and tough zone defense to jump out to an 11-6 lead after one quarter.Â Shana Anderson started the scoring with a basket off a Mallorie Jennings assist.Â Jennings picked up two points of her own on the next possession, and a baseline drive and lay-up by Taylor Hatfield got the Lady Trojans rolling.
BOURBON â€” Even though Clay Yeo had already decided on a college his sophomore year, itâ€™s something thatâ€™s been looming in the back of his mind ever since. Now that itâ€™s official, the prodigious Triton talent can just focus on his senior season.
After two years of verbal commitment, Yeo finally signed his letter of intent to play at Valparaiso next year on the first day of the early signing period Wednesday.
PLYMOUTH â€” Fuzzy Zoeller can lay claim to a U.S. Open and Masters championship. Now after a long and successful career as a golfer, Fuzzy is throwing his hat into another ring.
Fuzzy Vodka hit shelves in July 2009.
Zoeller was in Plymouth Thursday night to sign bottles and press the flesh for members and non-members alike as the local country club held its annual Fall Stag.
Zoeller recently played in the Champions circuit of golf, formerly known as the Seniors. Now, Zoeller, said, heâ€™s going to focus his attention on his vodka.
CGA wins opener vs Judson
Culver Girls Academyâ€™s swim team dove into the 2012 season with a dominant 126-38 win over visiting North Judson Thursday night at home.
The Lady Eagles swept the top spot in all events and went one-two in eight different races, including the 200 free and 400 free relays.
My counterpart, Mr. Ron Haramia, has done an exceptional job skewering Notre Dame fans and the team itself.
But in this weekâ€™s column, Ron seems to think that if Notre Dame ends up making a BCS game (which is almost assured at this point) or the title game, they would be run off the field.
Not just run off the field.
You would think that Notre Dame would encounter such a throttling that Dana White might buy the game and sell it on Pay-Per-View.
I spent my Saturday watching college football.