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PLYMOUTH â€” When senior sprinter Sam Stevensâ€™ season ended with a pulled hamstring over the weekend, Plymouth boys track coach John Barron knew his team would be in for an uphill battle with Wawasee.
Add to that a number of personal bests by the Warriors at Wednesdayâ€™s Northern Lakes Conference dual meet, and the Pilgrims couldnâ€™t quite get it done in a 75-57 Senior Night loss.
CULVER â€”Â The Zeller name is currently one of the biggest in basketball, and organizers plan to bring to bring some of that excitement to Culver June 5 through 7 for a Zeller family-sponsored youth camp open to anyone entering 4th through 9th grade.
ELKHART â€” What a difference a day made as Plymouthâ€™s Pilgrims came back from a tough conference loss at home to take a big win on the road over Elkhart Memorial 10-7.
â€śWe battled and got a win; itâ€™s a team we got beat by earlier in the year, and thatâ€™s what itâ€™s about,â€ť said Plymouth head coach Ryan Wolfe. â€śWeâ€™d like to win two, but if you canâ€™t weâ€™ll take it.â€ť
WALKERTON â€” John Glenn started out the season on a 10-win tear, but the Falcons suddenly seem to be slumping. Bremenâ€™s baseball team is on the rise, meanwhile.
Headed in opposite directions, when the two teams met at The Nest in Walkerton Wednesday, it made for an old-fashioned spanking.
Bremen plated seven runs in the top of the first on the strength of six hits and four Glenn errors, and the Lions never looked back in a 13-2, five-inning defeat of the Falcons on the road.
Culver falls at Jimtown
Culver Community lost an 18-8 game on the road at Northern State Conference-leading Jimtown Wednesday.
The Jimmies recorded 19 hits in the game, including two home runs apiece by Evan Oblinger and Cole Gaugler as they downed the Cavs in five.
Nick Pritz homered and doubled for Culver, which responded to a five-run Jimtown first with five runs of its own in the top of the second, but fell too far behind to dig out of as the home team scratched out seven runs over the second and third innings.
â€˘Â JIMTOWN 18, CULVER COMMUNITY 8 (5 inn.)
PLYMOUTH â€” The new sectional alignments for the upcoming 2013-14 school year were approved by the IHSAA Executive Committee Monday, with Plymouth High School slated to see the biggest changes to its postseason schedule.
The new sectional alignments came in the wake of the school reclassifications finalized by the IHSAA in late June, which reclassed Plymouth into 4A tournament fields in baseball, softball, basketball and volleyball.
BOURBON â€” Itâ€™s not often that the coach of a rival conference team gives you a helping hand. But that seems to have been just what happened for Triton senior Shana Anderson.
When Holy Cross womenâ€™s basketball coach Aimee Niespodziany was on the lookout for guard prospects, New Prairie head coach Doug Matthys pointed her in the direction of repeat Northern State Conference-champion Tritonâ€™s backcourt. Niespodziany reached out to Lady Trojans coach Adam Heckaman for some tape, and when he obliged the Saints skipper found her next recruit in Anderson.
Lady Pilgrims beat Concord
Plymouthâ€™s girls track team claimed a convincing 72.5-59.5 Northern Lakes Conference win over visiting Concord in a dual meet at home Tuesday.
The Lady Pilgrims saw most of their top finishes in the field events.
PLYMOUTH â€“ The Ancilla College Golf Classic has sold out for the fifth year in a row with a full field of 40 teams, but the college is still looking for sponsors, Ancilla announced Tuesday.
â€śWe work hard to put together a top-notch golf outing that everyone will enjoy,â€ť said event organizer Tom Sibal.Â â€śBusinesses in the area are very generous and make it possible for Ancilla College to put on a tournament that has everyone going home happy, no matter how they play.â€ť
PLYMOUTH â€” The woes of the big inning continued to haunt Plymouthâ€™s Pilgrims Monday night as they dropped an NLC battle with Northridge by a 9-5 final.
The Pilgrims battled back after a two-run Northridge first to take a 4-2 lead on a three-run Bailey Clark homer in the Plymouth half of the inning. Plymouth added another in the third on a Clark sac fly to make it 5-3.
Then the bottom fell out.