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EUGENE, Ore. â€” 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 womenâ€™s 1,500-meter run at the U.S. Olympic Trials.
Her time Friday â€” 4 minutes, 8.9 seconds â€” was the fastest of all the qualifiers at the University of Oregonâ€™s Hayward Field. She now heads to Sundayâ€™s championship race, which will be broadcast live by NBC at 7:23 p.m.
â€śI felt really good yesterday, so I sort of went into today with the same mindset,â€ť said Uceny. â€śDonâ€™t fix it if it isnâ€™t broke. â€ś
PLYMOUTH â€” 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.
MUNCIE â€”Â 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.
EUGENE, Ore. â€” Even if she doesnâ€™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 womenâ€™s 1,500-meter run at the U.S. Olympic Trials, she wasnâ€™t taking any chances.
â€śGiven my history, it makes me uncomfortable (to be back in the pack),â€ť said Plymouth native Uceny after she led her prelim race almost from start to finish Thursday night.
PRINCETON, N.J. â€” 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.
PLYMOUTH â€” 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.
Plymouthâ€™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.
Gurtner leads area golfers at age group championships
Bremenâ€™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 Wednesdayâ€™s opening round and entered Thursdayâ€™s final round in second place before turning in a 78 to slip to ninth in the final standings.
BREMEN â€” 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.Â Â
ELKHART â€” The Indiana Intensity 18U girls fastpitch team sponsored by Personnel Partners and RBIâ€™s Unlimited went 6-0 to win the first annual â€śSwing for a Cureâ€ť 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.
CROWN POINT â€” 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.