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March 16th, 2012
PLYMOUTH â€”Â Five Plymouth Aquatics Club Sharks earned top spots at the Indiana Northwest Divisional Championship recently at Crown Point High School to claim berths to the Indiana Age Group State Championship meet this weekend in Indianapolis.
Will Serf, a veteran of championship meets, returns to swim the 100 and 200 backstroke and the 200 butterfly. He will also celebrate his 14th birthday on Saturday.
â€śI believe this is the second time Will and I have celebrated his birthday together on the Natatorium pool deck,â€ť said Sharks head coach Leanne Senter.
WALKERTON â€” Kyle Pletcher, a 2006 John Glenn grad, spends his days as an accountant with Cardno JFNew in Walkerton. But by night â€” and in any other time he can find â€” Pletcher is a runner. Whether itâ€™s on the treadmill at LifePlex in Plymouth, or outside near his home, Pletcher spends about two hours running every day.
Right now, heâ€™s working toward an ambitious goal â€“the Boston Marathon, one of the most well known racing events in the world. The race attracts hundreds of thousands of spectators and thousands of participants each year.
Triton boys basketball coaches Gordon Mosson, left, and Jason Groves, right, shout instructions during the second overtime period of the Trojans' Class A Triton Regional championship game with Fort Wayne Canterbury Saturday.
BOURBON â€” Triton junior forward Clay Yeo was honored with his second IBCA/ Pacers-Fever Player of the Week nod for his performance at the Class A Triton Regional Saturday.
Yeo, a 6-6 wing player who is committed to Valparaiso University, captured District 1 honors after averaging 30.5 points in two games and becoming the all-time leading scorer at Triton (20-6).
Tritonâ€™s Clay Yeo put up a combined 61 points to set the programâ€™s all-time scoring record at the Trojansâ€™ home Class A regional Saturday. This is the third time Yeo has earned the Athlete of the Week award this season after setting new single-season and game scoring records for the team.
Plymouth sophomore Nicky Davis led the Lady Pilgrims in the all around with a 13th-place overall finish at the Valparaiso Gymnastics Regional Saturday. It was Davisâ€™ second trip to the meet after advancing individually as a freshman.
BOURBON â€” Clay Yeo got the record, but the Trojans fell short of a repeat regional championship.
Yeoâ€™s driving layup from the lane with 1:22 left in regulation secured him Tritonâ€™s all-time scoring record, but when Davis Rao buried a 3 from the wing on the other end, the announcement was drown out by the Canterbury fans.
Raoâ€™s triple sparked an 8-0 run as Kai Foday knocked down a big one-and-one with 28 seconds on the clock to knot the game up at 48-all and force overtime, and the 6-3 forward followed up with an overtime-opening trey of his own to put the Cavaliers up 51-48.
VALPARAISO â€” Plymouth placed sixth against a field loaded with top-ranked talent as the Lady Pilgrims finished out their season at the Valparaiso Gymnastics Regional Friday night.
No. 1 Valpo won the meet with a 113.9 score and second-ranked Portage placed second with a 110.375 as the two teams to advance to the state finals, while 10th-ranked Angola was third with a 106.150, No. 6 Chesterton finished fourth with a 105.450, ninth-ranked DeKalb was fifth with a 104.6, and Plymouth put up 89.5 points.
INDIANAPOLIS â€” Culver Militaryâ€™ Academyâ€™s hockey team added to the Eaglesâ€™ legacy with the schoolâ€™s 22nd Indiana High School Hockey Association Class 5A championship Sunday afternoon.
CMA defeated the Columbus Icemen by a convincing 6-1 score in the Pepsi Coliseum for the repeat state title and its 40th win of the season, a new record for wins by any Culver hockey team.
â€śIt has been a very gratifying year with these players,â€ť said coach Jeff Badalich. â€śThey have worked so hard, and they closed it out with another state championship and 40 wins.â€ť
Plymouth sophomore Nicky Davis competes in the floor exercise during a meet earlier this season.
Davis competed in her second Valparaiso Gymnastics Regional Friday as Plymouth earned its first team berth to the meet since 2007 with a third-place finish at the Wawasee Sectional last weekend.
Results from Fridayâ€™s regional meet were not yet available at time of press deadline Friday. See Mondayâ€™s edition of the Pilot News for details on the Lady Pilgrimsâ€™ finish.