Archive - Nov 2012 - Sports Article
Culver moves to 2-0
Culver Communityâ€™s girls basketball team moved to 2-0 on the season with a 59-24 rout at Westville Saturday.
Kayla Shaffer finished with 19 points, four assists and three steals, Tatum Schultz scored 17 points with nine rebounds, five assists and five steals, and Donna Zehner put up a double-double of 11 points with 14 rebounds and two steals as the Lady Cavs ran out to a 20-7 lead at the first quarter break.
Culver held Westville to single digits in all four quarters en route to the comfortable win, which dropped Westville to 0-3.
PLYMOUTH â€”Â Plymouth High School finished the fall season rated fourth in the girls standings and fifth in the boys standings in the Northern Lakes Conference All-Sports tally, the conference announced recently.
Plymouthâ€™s girls sports teams pushed the school into fourth place with 35 total points, 12 of which came in volleyball and 11 in golf.
PLYMOUTH â€”Â The Plymouth girlsâ€™ basketball team opened up its 2012-13 season in with a 48-24 victory at Peru.
There may be a new head coach at the helm but the team and style of play was business as usual for the Pilgrims using a smothering defense to lead the way to a 48-24 victory against the Peru Lady Tigers.
â€śOur defensive philosophy has worked for several years,â€ť Said new Lady Pilgrim coach Dave Duncan. â€śWhen something is working for us we arenâ€™t going to go away from it.â€ť
CULVER â€” The first game of the season can always be a bit of a shaky affair. Add to that all the hubbub surrounding a pre-game ceremony to honor CGA alum and Indiana Miss Basketball 1990 Patricia Babcock, and Lady Eagles head coach Gary Christlieb was feeling a little nervous about his teamâ€™s focus going into its season-opener.
Luckily for Culver Girls Academy, any fears their coach was feeling were quickly put to rest.
CULVER â€” As a sports journalist, Patricia Babcock-McGraw doesnâ€™t get many free nights to come watch her old team play.
Sheâ€™s too busy covering for the Daily Herald in Chicago or broadcasting college and WNBA games with the Big Ten Network or on Comcast, and, as a result, she hasnâ€™t had a chance to come down to watch her Lady Eagles play since she graduated in 1990.
BOURBON â€” Tritonâ€™s girls basketball team looked every bit of its Class A No. 7 preseason ranking Friday.
Spurred by a turnover-creating defense that facilitated an effective transition offense, the Trojans rattled off 10 unanswered points in the initial frame and scored 11 straight to finish the first half in a 61-44 season-opening win over North Judson-San Pierre at The Trojan Trench.
Being a sports fan is ridiculous. Iâ€™ll admit it.
You spend your nights and weekends, the little free time you have, worrying and fretting over what people you will never meet do on a field or in a gym.
When you break it down to college sports itâ€™s even worse.
Your mood is determined on how well a 19- or 20 year-old kid plays a sport.
And for many Notre Dame fans, you ratchet that up a notch by the simple fact we didnâ€™t go to the school.
That being said, I was as engaged in Saturdayâ€™s game against Pitt as I have been in ANYTHING Iâ€™ve ever experienced in my life.
Wow, what a great college football game!
The pageantry, surprisingly nice weather, a close game involving an undefeated team ranked in the top 5 were all part of the package that makes college football so special. The freshman quarterback was outstanding, running and passing his team to another victory. Of course, I am referring to â€¦ the Oregon Ducks win over USC.
ARGOS â€” Trailing John Glenn by five at the end of the first half, Argos coach Gary Teel knew it was important for his girls to get off to a fast start in the second half.
HAMLET â€” Oregon-Davis girls basketball head coach Terry Minix contends that his teamâ€™s offense stems from its defense.
The Class A No. 2 Lady Cats provided ample evidence of that against Elkhart Central, now coached by the man Minix credits for cultivating ODâ€™s patented defense.
Thanks to their full-court defense and smothering half-court trap, the Cats scored 27 points off 35 turnovers in a 63-19 season-opening win over former OD assistant Will Coatieâ€™s Blue Blazers Thursday at The Den.