Archive - Jun 2012 - Sports Article
Q: Last year you won the Diamond League womenâ€™s 1500-meter championship. What was that experience like?
INDIANAPOLIS â€”Â The IHSAA Executive Committee approved a portion of an Indiana Football Coaches Association (IFCA) proposal in adding a sixth classification to the football state tournament beginning in 2013-14. The Committee also voted in favor of a two-year tournament success factor in each team sport (baseball, basketball, football, soccer, softball volleyball), an accumulation of points by which any school would move up one class based on tournament series performance during that time.
PLYMOUTH â€” Plymouth Post 27 used the momentum from Wednesday nightâ€™s comeback win to pick up its second victory in as many days, defeating Post 418/60 out of Logansport, 10-5.
The Diamond Spyders got benefited from a strong pitching performance from Sean Liedtky.Â He went seven innings for the victory and gave up two earned runs on five hits while striking out six.Â Wally Dickman relieved him in the eighth and struck out five Logansport hitters over the final two innings to secure the win.
Post 418/60 started the game with a run to pick up the early lead.Â
The Plymouth Post 27 Diamond Spyders American Legion baseball team is off to an 8-3 start to the season. Here is the complete team and its remaining schedule.
PLYMOUTH â€” A simple promise made to a friend has grown into an opportunity for many as the legacy of Craig Woolfington lives on in his hometown.
Several years ago Woolfington died suddenly and tragically of cancer. Mark Lindsey made a promise to his friend that he would be sure that Woolfingtonâ€™s daughter Kate would attend college. Along with another close friend of Woolfingtonâ€™s, Tony Plothow, the pair have done their best the past few years to raise money for that cause.
Theyâ€™ve done so well that they have expanded their friendâ€™s legacy to help many other people.
CHESTERTON â€” It took awhile but Plymouth Post 27 finally hit its way out of a slump and found a way to take a come-from-behind win away from Valparaiso Post 94.
The Diamond Spiders scored seven runs in the top of the ninth and held on for a 10-7 win at Chesterton High School Wednesday night.
First-year addition to the coaching staff Will Shepard was happy with the teamâ€™s performance in the later innings.
FORT WAYNE â€” Plymouth Post 27 played its sixth game in five days, and some fatigue may have shown in its 9-5 loss to the Ohio River Bandits in Fort Wayneâ€™s Parkview Stadium Monday.
Plymouth jumped out to an early lead in the first.
Brock Anson led off the game with a walk. James Hackworth sacrificed him to second, and Brody Andrews doubled down the left field line to score Anson. Brody scored a moment later when brother Tanner singled to put the Diamond Spyders up 2-0.
PLYMOUTH â€”Â NASCAR champ Tony Stewart arrived for a much-anticipated Sprints On Dirt race Saturday at Plymouth Speedway â€” just in time to watch showers move in and postpone the event.
Stewart, who flew in to the Plymouth Airport after a mandatory practice at Michigan International Speedway was called for 6 p.m. in Brooklyn, Mich., was as disappointed as his fans in the nearly sold-out crowd that Mother Nature was not cooperating with the trackâ€™s planned events.
INDIANAPOLIS â€” Tritonâ€™s Clay Yeo scored 12 points as one of six Indiana Junior All-Stars in double figures as the Hoosiers beat Kentucky 126-103 at Heritage Christian School Friday night.
Also from the area, Pennâ€™s Leo Svete finished with 10 points in the win as both Indianaâ€™s boys and girls junior teams topped their Kentucky counterparts.
The Hoosier boys converted 13 3-pointers and made 19-of-22 free throws in the comfortable decision.
Kentucky took an early lead, but Indiana rebounded to seize a 63-57 advantage at intermission of the game with two 20-minute halves.
Post 27 finishes 3rd at Terre Haute tourney
Plymouth Post 27 dimed Bristol Post 243 in five innings, 17-3 Sunday after splitting a doubleheader with Lafayette Post 11 and Evansville Post 265 to finish third at the Terre Haute Amercian Legion Tournament.
Post 27 took advantage of 11 walks and five errors and collected 10 hits en route to the victory Sunday.