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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.
Argosâ€™ Damon Binkley scored three goals at the Peru Regional semifinal Thursday night to set a new single-season scoring record of 42 goals. Binkley added another goal Saturday in the regional final.
Plymouthâ€™s Abby Patrick clocked a 20:13.8 for fifth place out of 59 runners at the Culver Girls Academy Sectional on Tuesday. She qualified for the New Prairie Semistate with a 13th-place finish Saturday at Culver.
PERU â€” Familiar opponent, new stakes and a new venue. Different game, same result.
The last time that Argos played Faith Christian, the Dragons only needed one half to put their opponents away, 3-0, after lightning cut the game short at the intermission back on Aug. 30 at Argos. At Saturdayâ€™s Peru Regional championship, the two teams were locked in a scoreless tie through 66 minutes.
ARGOS â€” For the second straight Saturday, the Argos girlsâ€™ soccer team had a quick start, and the result was a 2-1 win over Westview for an IHSAA Regional title.
Kennedy Binkleyâ€™s pass found Courtney Dunlap and the freshman striker hit her 18th goal of the season less than two minutes in. Forty seconds later, senior midfielder Shelby Sanders took the hostâ€™s first corner kick and watched the ball curl directly into the goal. Three minutes into the match, Argos was up 2-0. Â Â Â Â Â
Below are the scores from Friday night's regular-season closers. Check out the weekend edition of the Pilot News for complete coverage.
Fairfield 28, CMA 12
Plymouth 21, NorthWood 14
Bremen 42, John Glenn 14
Culver Community 43, LaVille 36
Jimtown 56, Triton 0
PLYMOUTH â€” Adjusting has been the story of the year defensively at Plymouth.
A group of NLC quarterbacks â€” all with unique skills â€” have tested the Rockies and shown a metamorphosis of the game of football even at the high school level. From the proâ€™s on down, the quarterback position is at a premium.
With the regular season wrapping up tonight, area coaches are hoping for a strong finish to springboard them into the postseason next Friday.
Bremen and Culver Community will look to bounce back from disappointing losses to Jimtown and John Glenn, while Culver Military Academy is looking for its consecutive wins in four weeks on the road at Fairfield.
CULVER COMMUNITY (2-6, 1-5 NSC)
at LaVILLE (4-4, 3-3 NSC)