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Plymouth earns 1st win
Plymouthâ€™s volleyball team earned its first win of the season, beating host LaVille on the road Tuesday 25-20, 23-25, 25-11, 25-15.
Marissa German pounded out 14 kills, and Amber Redinger put down 12 to go with four blocks and 12 digs.
Haley Harrell handed out 35 assists to her Lady Pilgrims teammates, and Andria Shook finished with 15 digs and a pair of aces.
Kyla Koblentz recorded an impressive 57 digs for the Lady Lancers, who were led by Kelsey Gurtnerâ€™s five kills and two blocks, as well as five assists from Lauren Hostrawser.
Pilgrims win NLC opener
Plymouth won its Northern Lakes Conference opener with Wawasee Monday, sweeping the Warriors at all positions.
All total, the Pilgrims surrendered just eight games to Wawasee.
Tom Felke blanked Doug Hapner in two 6-0 sets at 3 singles as Plymouth earned its first win of the season and moved to 1-1.
â€˘ PLYMOUTH 5, WAWASEE 0
SINGLES: 1. Gabe Vervynckt beat Kyler Love 6-0, 6-2; 2. John Hunter beat Todd Hauser 6-1, 6-0; 3. Tom Felke beat Doug Hapner 6-0, 6-0.
PLYMOUTH â€” Racing fans were given a special treat at the Plymouth Speedway Saturday night as Tony Stewart competed in the ARP Engine Pro ASCS Sprints on Dirt Battle at the Bullring presented by Hastings Manufacturing, Mahle/Clevite and Melling Engine Parts.
ARGOS â€” The Lady Dragons soccer team picked up their first win of the young season with a 4-1 win over the visiting Bremen Lions Saturday.
PLYMOUTH â€” It had taken 15 meetings for Bremen to finally break its losing streak against Plymouth last season.
On Friday, a young and largely untested Lions lineup backed it up with its second straight victory over the Rockies, handing their hosts a 42-26 Senior Nigh Spoiler at The Rockpile in the two teamsâ€™ season-opener.
WALKERTON â€” John Glennâ€™s football team dodged a number of first-half bullets against North Judson-San Pierre Friday.
In the second half, though, the host Falcons felt the full force of the Bluejaysâ€™ assault on both sides of the line.
Starting with Tim Stasiekâ€™s 62-yard interception return of a deflected throw in the first possession of the second half and accelerated by junior quarterback Caston Sanchezâ€™s 91-yard touchdown pass to Eric Beckman on third and long, North Judson fired off 28 third-frame points and ran away with a 41-15 season-opening win over the Falcons.
By Dewey Miller
FULTON â€” Triton football coach Rodney Younis wanted a quick start from his young team.
He got that on offense, but his defensive unit spent much of the its season opener trying to catch up with Caston, and the Comets pulled out the victory 28-20 at the Comet Crater.
â€śCaston is a solid, physical team,â€ť Younis said. â€śWe just couldnâ€™t slow down their offense in the first half. We made some adjustments at halftime and things got better, but we were behind all night.â€ť
WC runs past Cavs
West Centralâ€™s Michael Hamilton rushed for 214 yards and three touchdowns and threw for another in a football-season-opening 41-21 win over Culver Community Friday.
Preston Hansel and Tucker Schultz both scored on 4-yard carries for the Cavs, and quarterback Collin Stevens connected with Micah Budzinski for the third Culver score.
The Trojans piled up 357 rushing yards on 45 carries.
â€˘Â WEST CENTRAL 41,
CULVER COMMUNITY 21
Score by quarters
Culver: 6 8 0 7 â€”Â 21
West Central: 14 14 0 13 â€”Â 41
All Times EDT
Bremen football at Plymouth 7:30 p.m.
Culver Community football at West Central 7 p.m.
Culver Military Academy at Tippecanoe Valley 7:30 p.m.
LaVille football at South Central (Union Mills) 7:30 p.m.
Glenn football vs North Judson 7:30 p.m.
Triton football at Caston 7 p.m.
PLYMOUTH â€” It started with a simple New Yearâ€™s resolution to get back into shape. But John Popiâ€™s foray into the world of mixed martial arts has become something much bigger.
Popi will get a chance at a 185-pound title against Cody Groves at the Michiana Fight Leagueâ€™s MFL 26 event Saturday at Coveleski Stadium in South Bend.