Archive - 2013 - Sports Article
INDIANAPOLIS â€” Most of Bremenâ€™s 4,500 residents know that SPB is shorthand for Shine-Pray-Believe. The initials represent remarkable community support for three local boys recently diagnosed and treated for cancer within a six-month span at Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health.
PLYMOUTH â€” Plymouth Post 27 got another crack at the team that eliminated it from sectional play. Unfortunately for the Diamond Spyders, it was deja vu all over again in the regional tournament.
PLYMOUTH â€” It was only Wednesday that Plymouth Post 27 received an invitation to fill in at regional for a Richmond Post 65 squad that was forced to withdraw from the American Legion state tournament.
After a lackluster finish at last weekâ€™s sectional, the Diamond Spyders hit their home field Friday hoping to parlay that new life in the tourney into a reversal of fortune. Instead, they received an all too familiar result at the hands of an old foe.
PLYMOUTH â€” The Plymouth Post 27 Diamond Spyders are alive again in the American Legion State Baseball Tournament.
After falling in double-elimination at their home sectional last week, the Spyders have been invited back as they host the regional round of tourney play at Bill Nixon Field this weekend. The Spyders will replace Richmond Post 65, which was forced to withdraw from the regional earlier this week.
Post 27 will take on Bristol Post 143 in a nightcap scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday following the tourney opener between Kokomo Post 6 and Highland Post 180 at 4 p.m.
LaVille golfers win in Goshen
A pair of LaVille golfers brought home wins from a Mountain Dew Junior Tour event in Goshen Wednesday.
Zach Gurtner earned his second win in two days with a 3-over 74 at Maplecrest Country Club, topping the boys 17-19 division just a day after his even-par 72 trumped the field at The Brassie in Chesterton. Lauren Read, playing in the 15-16 age group, shot an 86 to win in
Goshen on Wednesday as well.
Plymouth track and cross country athletes Meagan Fisher and Mason Reed recently returned home from the Down Under Track and Field Meet in Sydney, Australia earlier this month.
In this photo sent by the Fisher family, the duo pose with their medals at the tail end of the three-day meet.
Fisher, a 2013 PHS grad who will run for Bethel College beginning this fall, brought home two bronze medals in the 4x400 relay and the open 400, where she ran a 60.9. But her best finish was in the open 800, where her time of 2:16.6 won her the gold.
She also finished fourth in the womenâ€™s 18-19 high jump.
PLYMOUTH â€” The Rockie Junior Football League is seeking former players who can help coach in the league this fall. Anyone interested, please contact PHS Head Football Coach John Barron at 574-780-0328.
PLYMOUTH â€” The Plymouth High School boys basketball team will hold its first annual Pilgrim Boys Basketball Golf Outing on Saturday, Aug. 24 at the Plymouth Country Club. The outing will commence with a 1 p.m. shotgun start.
Cost is $80 per golfer or $320 per foursome. There is a reduced price of $70 per golfer for any former Pilgrim player or coach.
Plymouth Post 27 got off to a 1-1 start at the American Legion Baseball Sectional at Bill Nixon Field on Friday and Saturday.
Post 27 opened with a 12-1 loss to Highland Post 180 but bounced back with a 7-4 win over Mishawaka Post 161. Complete results from the tournament were not available at time of press deadline, but the Diamond Spyders will be eligible to play in the regional tournament this weekend as hosts of that tourney.
WALKERTON â€” Three John Glenn students received third place in the Scholastic Clay and Target Program (SCTP) State Championships at the Kosko Conservation Club in Warsaw on June 30.
Isaac Keldsen, Thomas Rudecki and Sydney Carson competed in the American Style Skeet and Sporting Clays on June 29 and June 30, respectively.
â€śWe were a little disappointed because we all could have shot better,â€ť commented Keldsen. â€ś We were less than 15 targets from first place, which we win almost every year.â€ť