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January 27th, 2012
PLYMOUTH â€” Plymouthâ€™s coaching staff has been working with sophomore Mack Mercer this week on finishing strong.
The 6-9 sophomore center finished at an 11-for-14 clip off the blocks and along the baseline â€” including a pair of crowd-pleasing two-handed dunks in the first half â€”Â on his way to a career-high 31 points, and the Pilgrims held off a tenacious Northridge team, 60-53 on Homecoming Night at The Rock Friday.
CULVER â€” When Culver Academiesâ€™ Desirae Major â€™12 (Olathe, Kan.) was a sophomore, a senior on the fencing team talked about using the sport as a way to raise funds for charity. It would also be an interesting way to complete the senior service project. The best way, it seemed, would be to host a tournament with registration fees going to charity.
Major, who is a nationally-ranked saber fencer, thought it was a great idea at the time. But the tournament never got off the ground.Â
Triton rolls on
Triton racked up its seventh straight win with a 67-39 Northern State Conference boys basketball win over Jimtown at the Trojan Trench Friday.
Clay Yeo piled up a game-high 31 points to lead the Trojans. Tanner Shepherd chipped in 12 points, while Cody Shively turned in a strong all-around performance with six points, 12 rebounds, five assists, and three steals.
â€¢ TRITON 67, JIMTOWN 39
Score by quarters
Jimtown: 6 18 29 39
Triton: 17 30 54 67
Triton fans hold up signs commemorating Trojans junior Clay Yeo's surpassing of the 1,000-point mark during Triton's boys Bi-County Tournament championship game against New Prairie at LaVille Thursday,
LAKEVILLE â€” After a strong performance in the Bi-County semifinals Saturday, LaVilleâ€™s Kelsey Gurtner got tapped for the start against Argos.
It was her finish that made the biggest difference Thursday, however.
The sophomore guard put in some late heroics as she caught a quick outlet pass from Jesse Feitz on a missed Argos free throw with 15 seconds remaining, then drove the length of the floor for a slashing layup that proved to be the game-winner as scrappy LaVille edged the Class A No. 10 Dragons 40-39 in a back-and-forth thriller at Dale E. Cox Gymnasium.
Plymouth competes at Northern Lakes prelims
Plymouth competed at the Northern Lakes Conference prelims at Northridge Thursday.
Elliott Eads made the finals in the 50 free where he finished seventh with a 24.21, and the Pilgrims 200 medley relay squad of Tom Serf, Brandon Brashere, Ben Shortt and Jordan Wendel opened the NLCs with a fourth-place result in 1:56.04.
Serf placed 10th in the backstroke and 11th in the individual medley, while Jared Hill finished 11th in the 200 free and 12th in the 500 free, and Brashere was 12th in the breaststroke.
PLYMOUTH â€”Â Itâ€™s the last chance for squads around the state to vie for a team title as the 74th Annual IHSAA Wrestling State Tournament Series opens this weekend.
This yearâ€™s tournament marks the last year for the team state series after the IHSAAâ€™s executive committee voted unanimously in November to drop it in lieu of an exclusively individual tournament beginning in 2012-13.
Culver snaps skid at OD
Trent Elliott had his first double figure outing in four games, and the Culver Cavaliers snapped a three-game skid while handing host Oregon-Davis a 69-40 loss on the road at The Den Wednesday.
Elliott knocked down four 3s on his way to a game-high 22 points, his first double digit production since Culverâ€™s last win at Westville Jan. 11.
PLYMOUTH â€” Ed Johnson found Mixed Martial Arts as a way to cope with the pain of his fatherâ€™s loss.
The sport that started as an outlet quickly became a passion, but when he awoke one morning to discover two herniated lumbar discs 10 months ago, he thought he might have to give up that passion forever.
Fortunately for Johnson, thatâ€™s not the case.
After a tough and uncertain rehabilitation, the 20-year-old Plymouth High School graduate will make his return to the cage April 7 in a 155-pound bout at the Century Center.
PLYMOUTH â€” When your hard work doesnâ€™t seem to be paying off, it can be tough to keep the faith. Fortunately for the Lady Pilgrims, their efforts are finally yielding some results.
Plymouth put four players in double figures for the second time in two weeks en route to a season-high points total, and the Pilgrims rallied past visiting South Bend Clay 53-43 for their third straight win at home at The Rock Tuesday.