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Girls cross country
Patrick leads Lady Pilgrims
Abby Patrick made the All-NLC team, Libby Read received Honorable Mention, and the Plymouth girls cross country team finished fourth at the Northern Lakes Conference Championship Meet Saturday.
Northridge beat out Warsaw on a sixth score tiebreaker as both put up scores of 45 at the meet followed by Wawasee in third with 87 points. Plymouth put up a team score of 111 for fourth place, and NorthWood rounded out the meet standings with a 204 score.
Pilgrims clinch 17th straight
After finishing off Triton with a pair of wins at 2 and 3 singles, Plymouthâ€™s boys tennis team won its 17th straight sectional title with a 4-1 victory over host Bremen at DeSantis Courts Friday night.
PLYMOUTH â€” A tough loss on the road a week ago leaves Plymouthâ€™s Rockies with a week to recover and will have to do it against one of their scheduleâ€™s top challenges.
Each year the Plymouth vs. Concord match is a red letter date on each teamâ€™s calendar. Nearly every year for the past 10 it has decided or had powerful implications regarding the NLC championship.
A week ago at Wawasee, the Warriors exposed some Plymouth difficulties.
BREMEN â€” Bremen High School AD Troy Holmes got started early on the flooded DeSantis Courts Thursday, and by the time the rain-delayed start of the second round of Bremen Tennis Sectional play rolled around at 6 oâ€™clock, conditions looked perfect. Cool but not cold temperatures, virtually no wind.
Unfortunately, the weather wouldnâ€™t last and lightning brought the sectional semifinals to a screeching halt at 7:53 p.m. Fortunately for Plymouth, the Pilgrims had already clinched their head-to-head with Triton.
CMA wins 10th straight title as play halted
Culver Military earned its 10th straight sectional championship with play suspended due to lightning with the Eagles leading Knox 3-1 at the CMA Sectional at the Gable Tennis Complex Thursday night.
Sam Concannon defeated Davey Johnston, 6-1, 6-1 at 1 singles, Martin Fecarotta and Brian Tao earned a 6-0, 6-1 win over Knoxâ€™s Curtis Scherer and Scott Farus at 1 doubles, and Evan Dillon and Nick Haydon combined for another 6-0, 6-1 win at 2 doubles versus Christian Jimenez and Daulton Materna to salt away the title for CMA.
Draws for the 20th annual IHSAA boys and girls soccer tournaments took place last Friday with fields of 299 boys teams and 258 girls teams set to hit the pitch starting next Monday, Oct. 7.
In the boys tournament, Culver Community and LaVille play host to a pair of five-team Class A fields beginning Monday, while Plymouth and CMA head to the 2A Warsaw Sectional with the opener between the Rockies and NLC foe Wawasee scheduled for 6 p.m. Monday.
Knoxâ€™s Davey Johnston won the Northern State Conference 1 singles championship at Bremen Saturday, capping off an undefeated career in conference matches.
Argos girls soccer player Courtney Dunlap scored back to back goals in the 45th and 48th minutes to snap a 1-1 tie with Culver Community and help lift the Lady Dragons to a 6-1 victory Saturday.
BREMEN â€”Â Knoxâ€™s boys tennis team saved the best for last.
With the Redskins scheduled to leave the Northern State Conference as early as next year, the squad entered Saturdayâ€™s final round of NSC Tournament matches hoping to capture a program-first conference title. Knox won championships in two of three singles finals appearances, and the Redskins clinched the NSC title outright over second-place Triton Saturday at DeSantis Courts in Bremen.
GOSHEN â€” Warsaw won all five of its matches Saturday at Goshen to earn the Tigers the Northern Lakes Conference Boys Tennis title.
Plymouth entered the NLC Tournament last Wednesday in a three-way tie with Warsaw and Concord after each team suffered just one during round robin play. But the Pilgrims were only able to win two of their matches at Saturdayâ€™s final round to finish in second overall behind Warsaw.
â€śWe went in the day tied with them as far as points and possibilities, and Warsaw won all five matches, and we were only able to win two,â€ť said Plymouth head coach Michael Delp.