Archive - Jan 2013 - Sports Article
PLYMOUTH â€” As the swim season winds down, Plymouthâ€™s swim squads can reflect back on an unusual season.
With the closing of the PHS pool last year to make way for the new School of Inquiry technology center, the 2012-13 season got off to inauspicious beginnings. Plymouth contracted with nearby Oregon-Davis to host its swim practices, and the daily drive has cut into the teamsâ€™ time in the water. Without any home meets, a schedule set exclusively on the road has been challenging too.
But the Pilgrims have made the best of it.
PLYMOUTH â€” Ancilla College student athletes continue to do well in the classroom as well as on the court and on the field of competition.
The Ancilla College Athletic Department reports that 40 of the collegeâ€™s student athletes finished the 2012 fall semester with a 3.0 grade point average or better, including 17 of these students with a 3.5 GPA. Overall, the average fall athlete GPA came in at 2.662.
Freshman boys basketball
Plymouth freshmen overcome slow start
After a slow start, the Plymouth freshmen boys basketball team went on a run against Mishawaka Wednesday night and never really slowed down. The results was a 46-19 win for the Pilgrims.Â
After giving up six points in the first two minutes of the game, the Pilgrims battled back to hold the Cavemen to only 12 points points in the first half and held a 29-12 advantage at halftime.Â
ARGOS â€” It was a different night and a different venue, but the same result.Â
After defeating Argos two weeks earlier in the first round of the Bi-County Tournament, the Triton Trojans beat Argos once again, 60-32, on Tuesday night at Phil Weybright gymnasium.Â
Triton learned a valuable lesson from their previous game against Jimtown and came out in man-to-man defense.Â That defense helped them jump out to a 12-0 lead to start the game and finish the first quarter up 20-6.Â
PLYMOUTH â€” After a stellar finish against a loaded field at the Merrillville Invitational last Saturday, the Plymouth gymnastics team had high hopes coming into its dual meet with LaPorte Tuesday.
But a lackluster finish on bars preceded some uncharacteristic mishaps on beam, and the No. 16-ranked Lady Pilgrims fell short of a program-first win over No. 10 LaPorte in a narrow 100.6-98.125 loss at home on Senior Night.
PLYMOUTH â€” The American Legion Post 27 Diamond Spyders will be hosting Plymouth High School baseball head coach Ryan Wolfe for a skills clinic Saturday.
The clinic will be held at the Diamond Spydersâ€™ training facility, the Sluggers Bullpen at 500 W. Jefferson St., in the Youngâ€™s TV and Appliance warehouse. Cost is $20 per session.
The clinic will cover all fundamentals of pitching fielding and hitting and will be held in two three-hour sessions, one starting at 9 a.m. and the other beginning at 1 p.m. The clinic is open to players age 9 to 12.
Wawasee outlasts Lions
Wawasee used a 23-10 fourth quarter to hand host Bremen its first loss in three games, 53-37 Tuesday night.
KiLee Knafel scored 19 points in the fourth â€” including a perfect 13-for-13 free throws â€” on her way to a game-high 37 to lead Wawasee.
The Lady Lions, who trailed by just four points heading into the final frame, were led by nine points apiece from Ashley Lucchese and Sara Slabaugh. Cassie Sears and Brooke Snyder each finished with six.
â€˘ WAWASEE 53, BREMEN 37
Score by quarters
Wawasee: 9 25 31 53
Bremen: 8 16 27 37
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HUNTINGTON â€” This past Saturday, Lincolnâ€™s eighth grade boys basketball team defeated Riverview (Huntington) to claim the championship of the Northeast Lakes Middle School Conference.
The Red Storm were down big early in the championship, facing a 12-5 deficit at the end of one quarter. They clamped down defensively, only allowing Huntington three points the rest of the half and led 16-15 at haltime on a buzzer-beating tip-in by Jake Young. Â
Argos wins at Westville
Argosâ€™ girls basketball team got rolling after a slow first quarter in which both teams score a combined four points in an eventual 37-21 win at Westville Saturday.
Kayla Prochno scored a game-high 12 points, while Karlee VanDerWeele and Amanda Middleton finished with nine and eight points, respectively, in the win, which came on the heels of a a tough 42-38 loss to LaVille last Thursday.
Westville was led by Shaina Jacksâ€™ 10 points.