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February 14th, 2014
WARSAW â€” A big conference rivalry, another big win for the Pilgrims.
A week ago, Plymouthâ€™s boys basketball team was suffering through a six-game skid. With Thursdayâ€™s 38-31 Northern Lakes Conference victory on the road in Warsaw, the Pilgrims are suddenly celebrating their second straight win.
WALKERTON â€” Donâ€™t look now, but John Glenn is on the verge of a Northern State Conference boys basketball championship.
The Falcons collected their seventh straight victory Thursday night, outlasting Jimtown, 52-40. They are 9-5 overall and 6-0 in the NSC.
Considering the season began 1-4, how do you explain that, coach Travis Hannah?
â€śI wish I could,â€ť said Hannah, who watched his team alternate between hot and cold on its home floor at Glenn. â€śThis isnâ€™t a team thatâ€™s easy to understand.â€ť
ALBION â€” Thereâ€™s an old adage among coaches that one of the toughest things to do is to beat a team three times in a single year. Case in point: Bremen versus LaVille.
After two convincing wins by the Lancers in regular-season play, the third time proved the charm for the Lady Lions as they earned a Sectional 35 reprisal over their NSC rivals Tuesday night, 55-36. Bremen thus advances to Westview â€” which drew the bye at the tournament â€” in the early semifinal Friday in Albion.
BOURBON â€” Oregon-Davis and Triton boiled down basketball to its simplest objective Tuesday â€” score points and lots of them.
In the Class A Girls Basketball Sectional 51 opener at The Trojan Trench, senior point guard Ashley Campbell paced four Lady Cats in double figures with a game-high 35 points to lead top-ranked OD to a 73-55 victory over South Central.
Meanwhile, host Triton, guided by junior guard Kylie Masonâ€™s game-leading 21 points, landed all nine of its players in the scoring column en route to a 72-28 pounding of LaCrosse in the nightcap.
WALKERTON â€” It was just opening night of the Class 3A girls basketball Sectional 19 tournament at John Glenn High School Tuesday night, but it had the feel of championship night.
South Bend St. Joseph showed why it is the tourney favorite, dispatching Culver Girls Academy in the opener 62-29, but the game of the night was between 15-game winners Glenn and Rochester in the nightcap.
Oregon-Davisâ€™ Carl Schnekenburger dropped 21 points as the Bobcats won their second straight.
CGAâ€™s Eberle Miller earned three state berths at the Warsaw Swim Sectional Saturday.
PLYMOUTH â€” It was a little rough in the beginning, but in the end Plymouthâ€™s Lady Pilgrims walked away with a win over NLC foe Goshen 46-39.
The weather wasnâ€™t the only thing that was cold as Plymouthâ€™s shooting in the first half suffered a little more for the time off and Goshen took advantage with some solid play to lead much of the first 16 minutes. After senior Dylan Holiday hit a bucket on the opening possession of the game, Plymouth led just twice more before the break.
CULVER â€” While most of the attention on Signing Day centered around football, two Culver Academies students signed National Letters of Intent in track and rowing Wednesday.
Plymouth native Leah Heckaman, a throwing specialist for the Lady Eagles track team, and Tanner Grant, a member of CMAâ€™s rowing team from Fort Wayne, signed on with the University of Cincinnati and Oklahoma City University, respectively.
PHS competes at Warsaw Sectional
The PHS girls swimmers turned in an strong performance at the Warsaw Sectional prelims Thursday after a hit-or-miss three weeks of practice with no meet.
Lexi Fetters moved up from eighth seed to the sixth seed in the finals of the 100 fly with a lifetime best time of 1:09.91. Fetters also qualified for consolation finals in the 200 IM.
Also qualifying for consoles was Jessica Drury in the fly, as well as all three Plymouth relays.