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BREMEN â€” Thirteen proved to be Tritonâ€™s unlucky number Friday.
As in, the Lady Trojans ran into a buzz saw opposite 13-time sectional champion Plymouth.
PLYMOUTH â€” As usual it was a playoff atmosphere at Bill Nixon Field for a match-up between Plymouth and John Glenn Friday.
The Pilgrims hope that it wasnâ€™t a preview of next weekâ€™s sectional opener as they fell to the rival Falcons, 9-2.
The Pilgrims kept pace answering a pair of unearned third inning Glenn runs with a sac fly from George Stults and an RBI single from Elijah Nixon in the fourth. The floodgates came open in the Glenn fifth with a two-run double from Justin Giorlowski and a mammoth two-run homer from David Jawerski, and that would be enough for the Falcons.
CULVER â€” The Culver Military Eagles scored nine runs in the second inning to put themselves ahead by seven and never looked back Friday, winning 13-3 in five innings at Wilkins Field over the North Judson Bluejays.
The Bluejays got off to a good start, scoring the first two runs of the game on a couple of errors by CMA in the top of the first. They also held the Eagles scoreless in the inning and took a 2-0 lead into the second. Judsonâ€™s Michael Berby got on base with a hit to lead off the second but was promptly picked off at first by CMA pitcher Colin Raver.
ARGOS â€”Â Argos striker Jami Patterson will play for an Indiana Soccer Hall of Famer at Trine University next year.
Patterson, a four-year standout with the Lady Dragons, has committed to play for the NCAA Division III Thunder under head coach Terry Stefankiewicz, a 2004 Indiana Soccer Hall of Fame inductee who coached previously at St. Francis and IPFW. He played at Indiana University for coach Jerry Yeagley.
PLYMOUTH â€” Winning four races at any track meet is pretty special, let alone four sectional races. Michael Hartman won six Thursday.
BREMEN â€” A loss isnâ€™t necessarily always a bad thing. Take Marissa Rossâ€™ and Holly Stogsdillâ€™s loss to Glennâ€™s Kyler Columbia and Allison Pudlo at last Saturdayâ€™s Northern State Conference meet.
The Triton duo seemed to have learned a few lessons in that defeat to their Glenn 1 doubles counterparts, and on Thursday they found the opportunity to apply them.
MISHAWAKA â€”Â Kevin Heckaman wanted to catch the runner from Penn. Thatâ€™s what he really wanted.
But since that wasnâ€™t likely to happen, Heckaman settled for the next best thing.
The Bremen sophomore, running anchor on the Lion 4 x 400 relay squad, motored around a runner from Mishawaka, then held off repeated challenges down the homestretch to finish second during Thursdayâ€™s IHSAA boys track sectional at Penn.
The No. 9-ranked Kingsmen, wrapping up a convincing sectional championship, won the relay in 3:21.57, just missing the meet record.
CGA wins 9th straight sectional
The host Lady Eagles swept Rochester 5-0 to win their ninth straight tennis title at the Culver Girls Academy Sectional Thursday.
CGA surrendered just eight games on all five courts in the win. Natalia Lopez-Yanez beat Maddie Lewis 6-0, 6-1 at 1 singles, Rachel Simon was a 6-1, 6-0 winner over Shelby Bankson at 2 singles, and Alena Arkhipov beat Brooke Ewing 6-0, 6-2 at 3 singles.
BREMEN â€” Sandwiched between the NSC Tournament championships Monday and a potential meeting with perennial sectional champion Plymouth tonight, Bremenâ€™s first round sectional match-up with LaVille would have been an easy one for the Lady Lions to overlook.
After all, the Bremen Sectional hosts hadnâ€™t lost to the Lancers in recent memory; theyâ€™d swept them just three weeks ago in round robin NSC play en route to the conference championship. But looking too far ahead is nearly always a mistake, especially against a team that has been making steady progress throughout the year.
MIDDLEBURY â€“ A big dose of Northridge starter Shannon Baker went a long way, but the fight of Plymouthâ€™s Pilgrims nearly made up for it as the Raiders hung on to take an NLC win by a 6-3 final.