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June 29th

Uceny breezes to finals

June 29, 2012

EUGENE, Ore. — It worked once, so Morgan Uceny decided to do it again.
Leading pretty much from start to finish, Uceny won her semifinal heat of the women’s 1,500-meter run at the U.S. Olympic Trials.
Her time Friday — 4 minutes, 8.9 seconds — was the fastest of all the qualifiers at the University of Oregon’s Hayward Field. She now heads to Sunday’s championship race, which will be broadcast live by NBC at 7:23 p.m.
“I felt really good yesterday, so I sort of went into today with the same mindset,” said Uceny. “Don’t fix it if it isn’t broke. “

Plymouth’s Chase Peters chooses Chargers baseball

June 29, 2012

PLYMOUTH — When Ancilla signed Plymouth grad Chase Peters, it got not only a multi-talented baseball player but the quintessential team player.
Peters made it official recently when he signed on to play with the Chargers beginning in the 2013 season, and the team is looking forward to seeing what he can do both onfield and in the clubhouse.

Carpenter earns Yestingsmeier Student-Athlete Award at Ball State

June 29, 2012

MUNCIE — Triton grad T.J. Carpenter was selected for the Earl Yestingsmeier Student-Athlete Award for the Ball State Golf team for the 2011-2012 season, the college announced Friday.

Uceny coasts to semifinals at trials

June 29, 2012

EUGENE, Ore. — Even if she doesn’t talk about it, Morgan Uceny still has memories of being tripped during her World Championship race a year ago.
So, when it came to the preliminaries of the women’s 1,500-meter run at the U.S. Olympic Trials, she wasn’t taking any chances.
“Given my history, it makes me uncomfortable (to be back in the pack),” said Plymouth native Uceny after she led her prelim race almost from start to finish Thursday night.

Banfich named Academic All-American

June 29, 2012

PRINCETON, N.J. — Plymouth native and CGA alum Alex Banfich has been named to the Capital One Academic All-America Division I Cross Country and Track & Field Team for Princeton College, selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
Banfich is a third-team selection to the Academic All-America team, and is the first from the program to earn the honor since Megan Brandeland was named third-team in 2009.

Freebies cost Diamond Spyders vs South Bend

June 29, 2012

PLYMOUTH — Post 27 battled back from an early deficit, but pitching woes cost the club late, and the Diamond Spyders succumbed to visiting South Bend Post 50, 8-5 at Bill Nixon Field Thursday.
Plymouth’s pitching staff surrendered a combined nine walks and a total of five hit batters, including four for three runs by the visitors during the decisive sixth and seventh innings.

Results 6-29

June 29, 2012

Boys golf
Gurtner leads area golfers at age group championships
Bremen’s Zach Gurtner finished with a four-over-par 148 to tie for ninth in the boys 16 flight as the Indiana Golf Foundation Age Group Championships concluded on the Black Course at Indiana National in Plymouth Thursday.
Gurtner shot a 2-under 70 in Wednesday’s opening round and entered Thursday’s final round in second place before turning in a 78 to slip to ninth in the final standings.

June 28th

Six Bremen student-athletes attend IHSAA Student Leadership Conference

June 28, 2012

BREMEN — Six Bremen High School athletes attended the 9th annual IHSAA Student Leadership Conference. Over 700 student athletes, 150 adults, 40 speakers and 60 adult and student facilitators participated in the event held on June 19 at Plainfield High School.  

Sullivan, Intensity win Swing for a Cure tourney

June 28, 2012

ELKHART — The Indiana Intensity 18U girls fastpitch team sponsored by Personnel Partners and RBI’s Unlimited went 6-0 to win the first annual “Swing for a Cure” Tournament held at Riverview Park in Elkhart.
The team consists of high school players from St. Joseph, Marian, Riley, Adams, Penn, Washington, Concord and Plymouth. By winning the tournament, the Intensity qualified for the NSA World Series in Northwest Indiana.

June 27th

Diamond Spyders rout Crown Point, 15-1

June 27, 2012

CROWN POINT — Plymouth Post 27 needed a big win to get the ship going in the right direction. It did just that in a 15-1 drubbing of host Crown Point Post 20 Tuesday.
The Plymouth offense was out in full force, and Sean Liedtky was masterful on the mound in the victory.
Liedtky pitched a complete game two-hitter and allowed the only run of the game to cross the plate on a wild pitch in the seventh inning. He struck out seven Post 20 hitters in the game while walking two and hitting one to pick up his third win on the season.

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