Archive - Aug 25, 2012 - Sports Article
BAKU, Azerbaijan â€” Culver Girls Academy junior Kayla Miracle of Bloomington won the silver medal at 56 kg/123.25 lbs. on the first day of womenâ€™s freestyle wrestling at the FILA Cadet World Championships Thursday.
Miracle had a 3-1 record during her competition, capturing her first three bouts to earn a spot in the finals. She opened by pinning Naveen Naveen of India, then stopped 2011 Cadet World bronze medalist Ekaterina Myagkova of Russia, 4-1, 4-0. In the semifinals, Miracle defeated Alyona Kolesnik of Azerbaijan, 1-0, 3-0.
ROCHESTER â€” After last weekâ€™s disappointing season-opener with Bremen, Plymouth was looking to see some improvement from its defense.
The Rockies made some big plays on defense Friday â€” including a 54-yard blocked field goal return for a touchdown to go up two scores early â€” and Plymouth kept hold of the Hickory Stick traveling trophy with its first win of the season, a 28-20 victory on the road at Rochester.
CULVER â€”Â Culver Military Academyâ€™s fourth-quarter defensive stands left football head coach Andy Dorrel sounding like a philosopher Friday night â€” in a good way.
Stuck in a hole by a pair of fourth-quarter offensive turnovers, the Eaglesâ€™ defensive unit responded each time with a takeaway of its own â€”Â a fumble recovery by linebacker Mixon Holmes and game-icing interception by senior cornerback Joel Tinney â€” to hold on for a 27-20 win over visiting rival NorthWood at Oliver Field.
ELKHART â€“ You wouldnâ€™t know it from the score, but Glenn played a good defensive football game Friday during its 36-0 loss to Jimtown.
The Falcon offense, on the other hand â€¦
â€śWe just have to find people who will run hard and make plays,â€ť said Falcon coach Justin Bogunia following the lopsided Northern State Conference battle at Elkhart.
The Jimmies (2-0) proved their No. 2 ranking in the 3A state coaches poll is no fluke. They scored 14 points in the first two minutes and basically ran roughshod over the 0-2 Glenn team.