Archive - Mar 2013 - Sports Article
BOURBON â€” At some point during Clay Yeoâ€™s otherworldly third quarter, the Triton student section started chanting, â€śYou canâ€™t stop him.â€ť
True? Sure. A gross oversimplification of said truth? Absolutely. Then again, â€śYouâ€™re entirely helpless to in any way moderate the influence of this man among boys upon this regional championship game,â€ť while more specific, lacks the snappy cadence of, â€śYou canâ€™t stop him.â€ť
PLYMOUTH â€” A day of classic storylines fell short of a storybook ending for Plymouth as the Pilgrims fell to Andrean (22-3) by a 70-60 final in overtime in the Plymouth Regional championship game Saturday night.
The big story line was of the team that refused to go away with Plymouth trailing for much of the game and living to play overtime on an epic 3-point buzzer beater by Joe Knapp that capped an unlikely comeback.
NORTH JUDSON â€” A week after it ended a 27-year sectional championship drought, LaVille entered the Class 2A North Judson Regional with the hope of bringing home its first-ever regional championship trophy. The Lancers kept that hope alive for most of four quarters, but ultimately fell a play or two short.
Bowman Academyâ€™s Justin King and Davon Dillard cooly converted a pair of one-and-ones in the gameâ€™s final stretch, and LaVille couldnâ€™t find the big bucket it needed as the Eagles held off the Lancers, 65-58 in a nip-tuck Judson Regional semifinal Saturday morning.
CMA wins two state titles
Culver Military Academy walked away from the state hockey tournament with championships in both the Class 5A and Class 3A divisions Saturday at the Compton Family Ice Arena at Notre Dame.
The CMA varsity A won the 5A title with a 5-2 victory over South Bend St. Joseph and the Eagles varsity B took the Class 3A crown with a 4-1 win over Fort Wayne Carroll.
It was the third straight Class 5A title for CMA, but the first time the school has won two state titles in the five class tournament.
Q: The first question is always about your family. Tell us about them.
A : My family is very important to me. I have three siblings â€” two little sisters and a little brother. My little brother played JV basketball this year so Iâ€™m excited to see what heâ€™s going to do next year. And my sisters are going to be entering seventh grade next year so theyâ€™re going to be in big school so thatâ€™s interesting too.
Q: Youâ€™re going to play basketball at Valparaiso next year. What do you plan to study there?
BOURBON â€” Although last weekendâ€™s sectional championships was Tritonâ€™s sixth straight, it was anything but just another title for the Trojans. For one thing, it may have been the first time in recent years that Triton wasnâ€™t the clear favorite.
Bremen native and Cleveland State University menâ€™s epeeist Levi Young is currently finishing a stellar sophomore season for the Vikings, as he prepares to compete at the NCAA Midwest Regional Championships at Notre Dame University this weekend.
The Penn graduate has had a strong year all season long for CSU, adding 14 wins against only four defeats for ninth place in the epee at the Midwest Conference Championships, bringing his record to 78-24 in the process.
PLYMOUTH â€” The American Legion Post 27 Diamond Spyders will be hosting Plymouth High School baseball head coach Ryan Wolfe and Plymouth Youth Travel Team coach Bob Caban for a skills clinic Saturday, March 16.
The clinic, which is open to players age 9 to 12, will cover all fundamentals of pitching, fielding and hitting, and runs from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Parents are also encouraged to attend to observe methods of teaching their players how to improve their game.
DONALDSON â€”Â There is plenty of anticipation for the 2013 Ancilla baseball campaign.
The Chargers will open their season with a spring trip to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina as they participate in The Ripken Experience, playing nine games March 12-16. The team hosts its first home game March 21 when Holy Cross makes a visit to Donaldson.
Ancilla has a strong returning sophomore class from last yearâ€™s 12-31, 6-20 Michigan Community College Athletic Association campaign.
PLYMOUTH â€” While teams like to stay in a normal routine in tournament time, this week has been anything but normal for Plymouthâ€™s Pilgrims (20-3) as they prepare to face West Lafayette (19-5) in Saturdayâ€™s opening regional contest.
Saturdayâ€™s second game features Gary Wallace (14-7) against Andrean (20-3).
Mother Nature has thrown a wrench in the works for normalcy, but head coach Ryan Bales and his team have done the best they can to work business as usual.