Archive - Sep 2012 - Sports Article
CULVER â€” Plymouthâ€™s girls entered the high school cross country season with high expectations. Last yearâ€™s team made it to the New Prairie semistate and most of those runners are back, so why wouldnâ€™t they?
Somewhere along the way, though, the working-for-it part got blurred a little bit.
â€śI think there was a little bit of an attitude that all they had to do was show up when the season began,â€ť recounts coach Jami Holm, who was less than thrilled with her teamâ€™s practice habits in early August.
ELKHART â€” Plymouthâ€™s boys tennis team claimed a championship at 1 singles and two runner-up finishes to finish second, while Warsaw earned four individual championships en route to the team title at the Northern Lakes Conference Tournament over the weekend.
The Tigers won the overall NLC title with 16 points after tying with Concord for first place in the conference round robin standings, while Plymouth finished second overall with 44 points after finishing second in the tourney and third in the round robin.
KENDALLVILLE â€” Rain, rain, go away.
After two lightning delays and with more storms moving in, officials at the East Noble Girls Golf Regional finally decided to delay play until today late Saturday afternoon at Cobblestone Golf Course.
IHSAA rules state that fully half the field must post complete scores in order to resume play at the leaving-off point following a weather postponement, and with everyone still on the front nine at Cobblestone, tournament officials called it a wash, scrapping golfersâ€™ scores for the round and giving them a fresh start as play resumes today.
PLYMOUTH â€” Friday night Plymouthâ€™s Rockies wrote their own lyrics to an old Paul McCartney hit from the 1980â€™s, â€śWith a little Drudge we can make this whole darn thing work out.â€ť
Plymouth got more than a little from talented sophomore running back Justin Drudge in a 53-14 homecoming win over Wawasee. He had the night of his short career so far, scoring touchdowns the first three times he touched the ball, ending the night with four scores, 112 yards on just six carries, catching two passes for another 78 yards and recording another 45 yards on a kick return.
LAKEVILLE â€” It would take some creative math to make LaVilleâ€™s first-half numbers add up to a win. In the end, the Lancers couldnâ€™t.
Zero first downs. Negative 12 net offensive yards. Five turnovers, all before the intermission.
Bremenâ€™s defense won the battle for field position again and again, and the opportunistic Lions capitalized on five LaVille turnovers in the first half to run out to a 42-0 lead at the break, eventually handing the host Lancers a 42-15 Homecoming night spoiler.
CULVER â€” If â€śThe Art of the Big Playâ€ť was a class taught at Culver Academies, all the football players would get an â€śAâ€ť.
After all, the Eagles raised big plays to an art form Friday during their 20-7 victory over John Glenn.
A fake punt in the third quarter turned into a 59-yard touchdown run for CMAâ€™s Joel Tinney. Matt Neufeldt intercepted two Glenn passes. Aramonti Phillips spun away from tacklers and raced 76 yards for a touchdown as time expired in the third quarter.
Culver goes to the air in comeback win at Knox
The passing attack of Culver accounted for three second half touchdowns to lead the Cavaliers over Knox Friday night 25-24.
The Cavaliers trailed 17-10 heading into the fourth quarter.
Colin Stevens hit Micah Budzinski from nine yards out then on a 67-yard bomb with 2:22 left in the game to pull Culver to within two at 24-23.
Rather than go for the tie, Stevens hit Trent Elliott on a two-point conversion to give Culver its first lead of the game.
The Cavalier defense then held strong to seal the Northern State Conference win.
Plymouthâ€™s girls golf team is taking a relaxed approach to the East Noble Regional this weekend.
After advancing out of the Warsaw Sectional with a third-place finish last Saturday, the Lady Pilgrims are looking at whatever they can do this weekend is icing on the cake.
GOSHEN â€” Plymouthâ€™s boys tennis team went 4-1 a second straight night at the Northern Lakes Conference Tournament to stay in the hunt for the tourney championship headed into Saturdayâ€™s final round of play at Concord.
The Pilgrims advanced to championship matches at three positions as Gabe Vervynckt won at 1 singles, John Hunter won his semifinal at 3 singles, and Kameron Eisehour and Ryan Johnson earned a semifinal win at 2 doubles.
NSC Tourney begins
Jimtown went 5-0, while conference co-leaders Bremen and Triton both opened 3-0 in the first round of Northern State Conference Tennis Tournament play at DeSantis Courts in Bremen Thursday.
Jeff Ross won at 1 singles, Jared Fisher won at 3 singles, and Darren Harrell and Jake Oldham won at 2 doubles for the Trojans, all in straight sets.
Brad Foster was a winner at 1 singles, Jalen Bayer won at 2 singles, and Nate Strehler and Joe Zeltwanger won at 1 doubles for the Lions.