Archive - 2013 - Sports Article
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)
MISHAWAKA â€” It took Plymouth a little while to get rolling in their Penn Sectional-opener with Clay Thursday night. Once they got started, there was no stopping the Lady Pilgrims.
After falling behind early in the first set, Plymouth pretty much dominated in a three-set, 25-9, 25-20, 25-12 victory over the Colonials at the Palace.
The Pilgrims advance to play Mishawaka Saturday at 12:30 p.m. after the Cavemenâ€™s three-set 25-13, 25-12, 25-7 win over Adams in Thursdayâ€™s opener.
Bremen breezes through LaVille
Bremen advanced through Northern State Conference foe LaVille with a three-set win at the Central Noble Sectional Thursday night, 25-17, 25-11, 25-12.
The Lions advance to play Westview Saturday at 11 a.m. followed by a semifinal between Central Noble and Fremont. Championship is scheduled for 5 p.m.
The 42nd Annual State Volleyball Tournament continues tonight with six area schools playing at three different sites.
At the Class 4A Penn Sectional, Plymouth plays South Bend Clay in a late semifinal match scheduled for 7:30 p.m., while at the 2A Central Noble tournament, Northern State Conference foes Bremen and LaVille will square off in a rematch at 6 p.m. In Class A play at Oregon-Davis, Triton will take on South Central at 5 p.m. CT with a rematch between the host Bobcats and Culver Community slated to follow at 6:30 p.m. CT.
Check out tomorrow's Pilot News for match coverage.
PLYMOUTH â€” A season-ending win at NorthWood is a good start headed to the playoffs for Plymouthâ€™s Rockies.
â€śItâ€™s a great win for us, we really havenâ€™t done that very often,â€ť said Plymouthâ€™s head football coach John Barron. â€śThere havenâ€™t been a lot of teams in the history of the school to go over there and win. Especially the way we did it.â€ť
Down 14 points, the Rockies had the gameâ€™s last three scores to take the win in the final minutes.
â€śThis team has a lot of toughness â€” a lot of mental toughness,â€ť said Barron. â€śWe didnâ€™t panic, we didnâ€™t flinch.â€ť
HAMLET â€” Coaches often talk about the difficulty of beating the same team three times in a single season. Try four times on for size.
The Lady Trojans got off to a slow start in a nip-tuck first game but stepped on the gas in the second set to beat area-rival Argos 25-20, 25-16, 25-16 at the Class A Oregon-Davis Sectional-opener Tuesday night in Hamlet.
It was the fourth time the two teams have gone head to head this season, and all have borne similar results.