Archive - Sep 2012 - Sports Article
PLYMOUTH â€” Itâ€™s rivalry week.
The first of several really â€” at least for Plymouthâ€™s Rockies as they travel to Concord for what has become one of the most heated confrontations of the Northern Lakes Conference season. There is no love lost between these two teams on the field and while Plymouth comes into the game with three straight impressive wins, Concord had its perfect season upset with a stunning loss to Jimtown last week 48-0.
Eagles, Bluejays advance at CMA Sectional
Host Culver Military Academy beat Knox on all five courts, and North Judson topped Rochester in another 5-0 match to set up tonightâ€™s CMA Boys Tennis Sectional championship Wednesday.
The Eagles, who are looking for their ninth straight sectional crown and are two-time defending regional champions, surrendered just three games to Knox on all but the 2 doubles court, where Damon Ritchie and Curtis Scherer extended Arturo Lizaragga and Jorge Segura to 12 games in the first set before succumbing 7-5, 6-1.
PLYMOUTH â€” With tennis sectional play beginning tonight, Tuesdayâ€™s regular season-closer between Plymouth and Culver Military gave both squads a chance to hone their focus headed into the state tournament.
Plymouth looks for its 16th straight title as it faces John Glenn in a Bremen Sectional semifinal Thursday, while CMA begins the hunt for a ninth straight championship when it opens the tournament at home tonight against Knox.
As the 19th Annual IHSAA State Soccer Tournaments open, three area teams will be playing host to sectional fields next week.
In the boys tournament, Plymouth hosts a five-team Class 2A field, while Culver hosts a Class A Sectional 41 field that includes Argos, Culver and Bremen.
Panthers set Seitz on Plymouth in 4-1 win
Clay Seitz set a new single-season scoring record for NorthWood, and the Panthers beat Plymouth 4-1 in a Northern Lakes Conference match at Kindt Field Tuesday.
Seitz gave NorthWood a 2-0 advantage with a solo goal in the 11th minute. His second goal in the 75th minute brought the score to its final margin and gave him a school-record 23 scores on the year.
Taylor Wegmiller opened scoring at the game with a goal in the ninth minute, and Bennett Parkerâ€™s goal in the 37th minute gave the visitors a 3-0 halftime advantage.
KENDALLVILLE â€” Heidi Morganthalerâ€™s first chip at the 18th green fell just a little short, and with it so did the NorthWood juniorâ€™s bid at a trip to the state finals.
Morganthaler struggled to get up and down during her one-hole playoff with Manchesterâ€™s Lindsay Budnik, who scrambled cleanly out of the far bunker on No. 18 at East Noble to save par and claim the last individual berth out to Fridayâ€™s 40th Annual IHSAA State Finals at the East Noble Girls Golf Regional Monday.
Jimtown wins NSC
Jimtown reached four of five championship matches, winning titles at 2 singles and 1 doubles to clinch the team championship at the Northern State Conference Tennis Tournament at DeSantis Courts in Bremen Monday.
Triton earned a trio of runner-up finishes and Bremen claimed a pair of individual titles, but it wasnâ€™t enough for either to knock off Jimtown after all three teams entered the conference tourney tied for first in the NSC round robin with one loss apiece.
NorthWood wins, Bremen takes 2nd at home invite
Bremen went 3-0 in pool play before falling in two sets to NorthWood in the championship match at the Bremen Volleyball Invitational Saturday.
The Lady Lions lost 25-23, 25-12 to the Panthers after reeling off wins over South Bend Riley (25-19, 25-12), Adams (26-24, 25-13) and the Elkhart Blue Blazers (27-25, 25-20).
Plymouthâ€™s Gabe Vervynckt won the No. 1 singles championship in two 6-0 sets at the Northern Lakes Conference Tournament over the weekend.
Bremenâ€™s Sara Slabaugh clocked a 20:05 to finish sixth in the girls closed race of the Culver Academies Invitational Saturday.