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February 2nd, 2012
ARGOS â€”Â Argos boys soccer coach Todd VanDerWeele has been named the 2011-12 Ball State University Alumnus Soccer Coach of the Year the college announced Wednesday.
A 1995 graduate of Ball State, Vanderweele led the Dragons to sectional and regional titles â€” ending 10-year championship dry spells â€” with a 13-7 win-loss record this season.
VanDerWeele was selected by a vote of other Ball State alumni head soccer coaches at Indiana high schools.
DONALDSON â€” Ancilla College Athletic Director Gene Reese recently announced the resignation of Charger Soccer coach James Drzewiecki, effective Wednesday, due to his acceptance of the head coaching job for the newly formed Purdue University Calumet soccer program in Hammond.
CMA closes team season at Jimtown Regional
The Eagles managed just three wins, and Culver Military Academy fell out of contention for a team regional championship in the first round of the Jimtown Wrestling Regional Wednesday.
CMA lost 58-17 to East Noble, which went on to fall to meet champion Penn in a competitive final, 38-30.
Anthony McHugh pinned his opponent in just 18 seconds at 132 pounds, while Edmond Hogan claimed a dominant 18-1 tech fall over his opponent at 152 pounds, and Pascal Brun won by forfeit at 145 pounds.
BREMEN â€” When Culver Military Academyâ€™s weary swim team clinched just the second unbeaten dual meet season in program history, the Eagles didnâ€™t celebrate or cheer.
Worn out from a grueling week stretch in which theyâ€™ve swum three meets, CMAâ€™s swimmers simply gave a subdued thank you to Bremen for hosting and thanks to both the Lions and Plymouth for the good competition after topping the three-way field with 140 points ahead of Bremenâ€™s 102 and the Pilgrimsâ€™ 79 in the Eaglesâ€™ regular-season closer at Bremen Tuesday.
While the boys closed out their regular season at the Bremen three-way meet Tuesday, girls area swim teams were gearing up for Thursdayâ€™s sectional prelims and the start of the IHSAAâ€™s 38th annual state tournament.
Plymouth and Culver Girls Academy travel to the Warsaw Sectional Thursday with the finals set for Saturday, while Bremen travels to the Penn tournament Thursday with both preliminary rounds set for 5:30 p.m., and the finals at both tourneys slated for 9 a.m. Saturday.
SOUTH BEND â€” It was a tale of two halves for the Lady Pilgrim basketball team at St. Joseph High School Tuesday night.
Plymouth used solid defense to take a 17-9 lead in the first half but couldnâ€™t hold on in a 28-24 loss to the sectional-rival Indians.
Plymouth was back to its defensive self in the first half, causing the Indians to shoot only 14 percent from the floor while finding some good looks offensively, mostly on out-of-bounds plays, to head into the locker room with a 17-9 lead.
Culver Community wrestler Matt Hurford talks with Cavaliers assistant coach Chad Hollenbaugh prior to the championship round at the Plymouth Wrestling Sectional Saturday.
Hurford went on to win the 182-pound championship.
PLYMOUTH â€” Ancilla College Lady Chargers worked hard together on Saturday to savor their first win of the season with a 64-50 victory over Glen Oaks Community College in Michigan Community College Athletic Association (MCCAA) Western Conference play.
The Chargers (1-16, 1-7 MCCAA Western) had hefty halftime lead of 14 points, leading 29-15. Glen Oaks (4-17, 1-7 MCCAA Western) battled hard against the Chargers in the second half with each team scoring 35 points, but Glen Oaks was never able to pull away, giving the Lady Chargers their first win of the season.
Monday, Jan. 30
Tuesday, Jan. 31
Argos boys basketball at Triton 7:30 p.m.
Bremen boys swimming vs. CMA/ Plymouth 5:30 p.m.
Bremen girls basketball at Wawasee 7:30 p.m.
John Glenn girls basketball vs. Knox 8 p.m.
Plymouth girls basketball at South Bend St. Joseph's 7:30 p.m.
Plymouth gymnastics at LaPorte 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 1
CMA wrestling at Jimtown Regional 6 p.m.
LaVille girls basketball at Mishawaka 7:30 p.m.
Triton girls basketball at Whitko 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 2
Argos girls basketball vs. Bethany Christian 7:30 p.m.
Tritonâ€™s Clay Yeo scored 39 points to surpass the 1,000-point career mark and earn Triton its third straight Bi-County championship last Monday.