Archive - Sep 2012 - Sports Article
WINONA LAKE â Last year a few strokes on the back nine cost Plymouth its chance of advancing to regional. On Saturday, a few strokes here and there wound up making the difference again, but this time the Lady Pilgrims got the result they wanted.
Emily Berger saved par scrambling out of the rough on the 18th hole to force a fifth-score tiebreaker with conference rival Wawasee, and Kelly Hendersonâs 107 beat out Kylee Rostochakâs 120 as Plymouth edged out the Warriors for third place to advance out of the Warsaw Girls Golf Sectional at Stonehenge Country Club.
Girls cross country
Lady Lions finish 2nd at New Prairie Invite
Bremen finished second, while North Judson finished eighth and Triton was 10th in the girls small school race, and Plymouth and Culver Girls Academy finished in seventh and eighth, respectively, in the medium school race at the New Prairie Cross Country Invitational Saturday.
PLYMOUTH â The tone was set early and reinforced often as Plymouthâs Rockies got a home win against Northern Lakes Conference foe Elkhart Memorial 35-6.
Plymouth had lost its last five home games going back to the 2011 season but dominated a conference opponent to pick up its first home win of the new season. It could be said that the game was pretty well decided in the first possessions for each team.
BREMEN â Bremenâs Eric Knepper experienced quite the eventful night Friday.
The junior running back/linebacker stretched across the goal line for the go-ahead touchdown late in the third quarter â his third score of the game â exited with leg cramps after that score, and returned in time to record a game-saving sack in the Lionsâ 32-28 Northern State Conference football win over Culver Community at Don Bunge Field.
WALKERTON â John Glenn football coach Justin Bogunia knew his young team would be facing a learning curve at the start of the season.
The Falcons seem to be clicking now.
Glenn reeled off its third straight win Friday night, using a balanced offense and a stingy defense to hand Triton a 39-7 Northern State Conference loss at home.
KNOX â Knox got its first win of the year in dominating fashion by defeating LaVille 41-0 at home Friday night.
Not only did the Redskins shut out the visitors, but they held the Lancer offense to 92 total yards. It was the kind of win that head coach Chris McGowen had been waiting for.
âWe finally came out and played the way we are capable of playing,â he said. âIt helps when you have everyone who is supposed to be there there. First week all year where we had all 11 starters on offense and all 11 starters on defense.â
LAPORTE â John Glennâs girls golf team celebrated its new sectional alignment with a runner-up finish at the LaPorte Sectional Friday.
The Lady Falcons trumped New Prairie on a tiebreaker to finish second with a 422 team score behind meet champion Hanover Centralâs 408 at Beechwood in their first year at the LaPorte tourney after making the move from the Penn Sectional last year. Glenn now moves on to the Lafayette Jefferson Regional next Saturday, Sept. 22 at Battle Ground.
2nd half dooms CMA at Brebeuf
Brebeuf Jesuit held Culver Military to just 20 yards rushing in the second half, and the host Braves rallied past the Eagles with a 15-point third quarter to hand CMA a 25-15 loss on the road in Indianapolis Friday.
PLYMOUTH âÂ After a pair of tough conference losses to Warsaw and Concord, every win in the NLC is a big win for Plymouthâs boys tennis team.
The Pilgrims stayed competitive in the Northern Lakes Conference standings with a 4-1 defeat of visiting Goshen at home Thursday.
ELKHART â Plymouthâs boys soccer team gave up a late goal to Elkhart Memorial, and the Rockies were forced to settle for a 1-1 Northern Lakes Conference tie on the road Thursday.
It was the second straight game where a late letdown wound up costing Plymouth after CMA handed the Rockies a narrow 2-1 loss Tuesday.