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September 23rd, 2013
Triton wins Merrillville Invite
Tritonâ€™s boys tennis team beat out Centreville by a point and host Merrillville by two points to win the Merrillville Invitational with 33 points Saturday.
Jared Fisher was the meet champion at 3 singles, and Jake Oldham and Austin Sellers combined for the 2 doubles championship for Triton. Lucas Shafer and Darrin Harrell were meet runners-up at 1 doubles, while Alex Eib placed sixth at 2 singles, and Dean Howdeshell finished seventh after breaking strings in both rackets early in the tournament and playing with a borrowed racket.
WINONA LAKE â€” Last September, NorthWoodâ€™s Heidi Morganthaler fell a little short in her bid for a state berth. She may have lost that East Noble Girls Regional playoff, but she learned a valuable lesson along the way, a lesson she applied en route to the individual Warsaw Sectional championship Saturday.
NEW CARLISLE â€” Brooke Bahrâ€™s second-place finish in the girls Class A race helped Bremen to a spot on the awards stand at Saturdayâ€™s New Prairie cross country invitational.
The Lions scored 183 points and finished fourth in the small school division, just behind West Central. There were 36 teams in girls Class A.
New Prairieâ€™s invitational is one of the largest high school cross country meets in Indiana. Over 100 high schools participated.
John Glenn 40, Triton 6
Bremen 45, Culver Community 14
LaVille 23, Knox 6
LaPORTE â€”Â Culver Girls Academy made the most of its new sectional realignment on Friday.
The Lady Eagles carded a 349 at Beechwood in their first year after transferring out of the Warsaw tourney to the LaPorte Sectional, beating out the field by a convincing 43 strokes to end a 14-year sectional championship drought.
LaPorte shot 392 for runner-up honors in the team standings, while John Glenn earned its second straight team regional berth just a stroke back, and Knox finished sixth with a 475 score.
ELKHART â€” The Plymouth football game vs Elkhart Memorial at 7:30 tonight will take place at Memorial, the PHS Athletic Department reported Friday.
The Northern Lakes Conference football game between the Rockies and the Chargers was originally moved back a day after a transformer at Elkhart Memorial was struck by lightning, leaving the schoolâ€™s outdoor sports facilities without lights.
As of press deadline Friday morning, school officials were still uncertain as to whether tonightâ€™s rescheduled game was to be played at Charger Field or at Elkhart Centralâ€™s Rice Field.
ELKHART â€”Â Due to a blown transformer at Charger Field, tonightâ€™s Plymouth football game at Elkhart Memorial has been postponed until Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
The transformer in question was struck by lightning, cutting power to all of Memorialâ€™s outdoor events, and parts to repair the transformer were unavailable until noon today, said school officials. If the transformer canâ€™t be repaired today, then tomorrow nightâ€™s contest will be held at Rice Field at Elkhart Central at 7:30 p.m.
With the recent rains and forecasts calling for more of it today, tonightâ€™s area football games could be sloppy affairs.
CMA, Bremen and John Glenn are all looking to carry their winning momentum over to tonightâ€™s contests with Brebeuf Jesuit, Culver Community and Triton, while Culver, LaVille and Triton look to get back on the winning track with home games versus Bremen, Glenn and Knox.
Minimizing the turnovers and capitalizing on the other teamsâ€™ mistakes look to be key in what are likely to be poor field conditions.
CULVER MILITARY (3-1) vs. BREBEUF JESUIT (3-1)
ARGOS â€”Â Argos beat Elkhart Christian Academy 5-0 in a Northern Indiana Soccer Conference match-up at home at Eugene Snyder Field Thursday.
Mariah Lineberry scored on a pass from Courtney Dunlap for what would be the game-winner just four minutes in. Dunlap later scored on a pass from Katie Williams, and she returned the favor on a Williams goal to make it 3-0 at the break.
PLYMOUTH â€” After a win over Northridge Friday, Plymouth head coach John Barron feels pretty good about his teamâ€™s progress, right?
â€śYes and no,â€ť said Barron. â€śThe area we really felt we needed to work on we probably took a step sideways. We still have to get inside defenders off. A lot of that had to do with Northridge on Friday, but some of it had to do with us. We have to take some of that pressure off (fullback Michael) Hartman and get the ball inside.