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BOURBON â€” The recent departure of Culver Community and Knox from the Northern State Conference has sent ripples throughout the league. The latest domino to fall was Triton, which announced Monday it will be following Culver and Knox to an as-yet-unnamed new conference along with Midwest Conference schools Caston, Pioneer and Winamac and independent North Judson.
ELKHART â€” An Elkhart man who had a profound affect on many local basketball players will continue to do so even after his death.
Phillip S. Preston, the owner of Wakarusa Pharmacy, died on April 20 of this year, and friends and family members will honor his memory and lifelong dedication to the sport of basketball with a scholarship in his name to be awarded to a player from Elkhart or itâ€™s surrounding counties who is a good student, has a record of good citizenship, character and reputation, and possess an exceptional work ethic.
Cavs rally past LaVille for season-opening win
Culver Community rallied from a 1-0 halftime deficit, and the Cavaliers claimed a 2-1 victory over host LaVille in a Northern State Conference soccer game at Newton Park Monday night.
The Lancers held a narrow 1-0 halftime advantage after Tristan Weaverâ€™s goal on a Zack Hostetler assist in the first half, but Nick Pritz nullified the goal on a Hendrick Bill assist in the second frame, and Bill followed up with the game-winner as Culver won the game despite a 15-2 shot advantage by LaVille.
Byrne powers CMA to win in opener
CMA senior Pierre Byrne scored three touchdowns in less than 90 seconds in the second quarter, and Culver Military opened its football season with a 36-29 win over visiting Tippecanoe Valley Friday night.
Byrne scored on a 27-yard run, a 45-yard pass from Jesse Brownfield and a 27-yard interception return as Culver took a 30-14 lead into the half.
PLYMOUTH â€”Â The Plymouth High School boys tennis team is holding a fundraiser at the Plymouth Pizza Hut tonight from 5 to 8 p.m. Cost is $8.69 per person and includes pizza, buffet and salad bar and drink. With every buffet sold, the Pilgrims will receive $1, plus all tips made during the night.
PLYMOUTH â€” While one team feels pretty good about week one, the other comes away a little less positive in a Plymouth 34-13 win over Bremen.
â€śIâ€™m proud of our kids they played hard,â€ť said Plymouth head coach John Barron. â€śBremen is a really good football team. Theyâ€™ve got a lot of experience; they are going to beat a lot of people. This has become a rivalry only because (Bremen) Coach (Bob) Holmes has done a great job with a great program.â€ť
Holmes felt a little differently about his teamâ€™s approach.
BOURBON â€”Â The Triton Trojans began the Coach John Johns era the right way, claiming a 25-13 victory over the Caston Comets Friday night.
When asked how he felt after opening the season with his first win as the Trojansâ€™ head coach, Coach Johns had this to say, â€śObviously itâ€™s what we wanted. I am happy and ecstatic for the kids. They worked their tail off. I couldnâ€™t be happier.â€ť
The game started out with neither team able to get much going.
CULVER â€” Time and again, the Culver defensive unit came up with big stops against West Central. But time and again, the Cavalier offense shot itself in the foot with turnovers.
Ball security proved to be Culverâ€™s Achilles heel as the Cavs surrendered four turnovers off five fumbles in the teamâ€™s opener with the Trojans, stymying any offensive rhythm and giving up scores off two of those TOs, nullifying a standout defensive effort in an 18-6 loss at home Friday night.
LAKEVILLE â€” LaVille football head coach Will Hostrawser worried about how his team would play with a second-half lead.
The Lancers allayed their first-year skipperâ€™s fears and then some.
Clutching a 10-0 advantage heading into the final frame, LaVille erupted for three scores in quick succession en route to a 31-0 season-opening win over South Central at Lancer Field on Friday.
NORTH JUDSON â€” The way things started, Fridayâ€™s game at North Judson looked like a good thing for John Glennâ€™s football team.
But the way it ended, the Falcons found out they have a whole lot of work to do.
North Judson runningback Erik Beckman, a 6-foot-3, 215-pound bowling ball with legs, rolled through Glennâ€™s defense for 227 yards and four touchdowns as the Bluejays rolled up a 25-7 victory.
After a solid first half, the Glenn offense sputtered and the defense sagged as the third quarter began, spoiling Dave Sharpeâ€™s debut as the Falconsâ€™ new head coach.