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ARGOS â€” Argosâ€™ Damon Binkley was named the Northern Indiana Soccer Conference Player of the Year a second straight year, and the Dragons received six selections to the All-NISC teams, the school announced this week.
Binkley notched 43 goals during a banner year in which the junior striker rebroke his previous single-season school record of 39 scores set last year.
WALKERTON â€” What goes around, comes around.
The past two seasons, John Glenn has seen its season end with sectional semifinal games at Mishawaka Marian. So when the Falcons drew Marian on the road in their 3A Sectional 25-opener last week, they were ready for a reprisal.
Thatâ€™s just what they got as they jumped out to a 16-7 lead in the first quarter and never looked back on the way to a convincing 37-21 win over the Knights.
Glenn thus earned the right to advance to this weekâ€™s semifinal at Hammond.
PLYMOUTH â€” The Plymouth Rockies will host the undefeated New Prairie Cougars Friday night in the second round of the IHSAA football sectional at 7:30 p.m. at The Rockpile.
Pre-sale tickets for the game are on sale today through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the PHS Athletic Office. Tickets are $6 for all adults and school-age students.
Junior Kris Wickens became just the second-ever Bremen cross country runner to earn a state berth with a 22nd-place finish in a blistering 16:37.46 at the New Haven Semistate Saturday.
Bremen senior Cassie Sears racked up a team-high 41 kills with four aces and three blocks in two matches as the Lady Lions wrapped up their season at the Class 2A Central Noble Volleyball Sectional last week.
NEW CARLISLE â€” Considering their goal all season was to reach this meet, itâ€™s hard to imagine that Plymouthâ€™s cross country runners would view Saturdayâ€™s New Prairie semistate as a â€śsucky day.â€ť
But since the final results were so far from what they hoped, maybe itâ€™s not so hard, after all.
â€śI think weâ€™re way more prepared that what our times show,â€ť said Plymouth coach Jami Holm following the season-ending tournament in New Carlisle. â€śI think we are way more prepared than what my kids looked like. I donâ€™t know what else to call it than a sucky day.â€ť
LAKEVILLE â€” For most of 80 minutes, the Argos boys soccer team played with the number two team in the state.
Unfortunately for the Dragons, a pair of mistakes wound up costing them a pair of goals, and the Argos offense couldnâ€™t quite find the counter to Fort Wayne Bishop Luers in a season-ending 2-0 loss to the Knights at the Class A LaVille Semistate Saturday in Newton Park.
Mishawaka downs Plymouth
Plymouthâ€™s volleyball team lost its Class 4A Penn Sectional semifinal with Mishawaka in three close games Saturday afternoon, 25-22, 25-23, 25-17.
Mishawaka went on to fall to host Penn in three games in the championship, 25-21, 25-14, 25-12.
Emily Eveland led the Lady Pilgrims in three statistical categories with 13 kills, 15 digs and five blocks, while Hunter Stevens finished with eight kills and four blocks, and Libbie Portteus recorded six kills and four blocks.
Check out the print edition of this weekend's Pilot News for details.
CULVER COMMUNITY 36, SOUTH CENTRAL 33
PLYMOUTH 28, RILEY 21 (OT)
BREMEN 49, MANCHESTER 21
WEST CENTRAL 66, TRITON 6
TWIN LAKES 14, CMA 13
WHITING 29, LaVILLE 17
JOHN GLENN 37, MISHAWAKA MARIAN 21
Teams will be playing like thereâ€™s no tomorrow â€” because if they lose, thereâ€™s not â€” as the state football tournament opens tonight.
Culver Community and Bremen will host sectional foes South Central (Union Mills) and Manchester, in the Class A and 2A tournaments, while LaVille travels to No. 7 Whiting in a Sectional 41 match-up on the road.
LaVILLE (5-4) at CLASS A No. 7 WHITING (8-1)