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September 12th, 2011
Plymouthâ€™s Sam Stevens runs the ball against Northridge Friday.
Stevens earned this week's Teachers Credit Union Male Athlete of the Week honors as he gained 165 yards and rushed for two touchdowns in a 37-13 Northern Lakes Conference defeat of the Raiders.
Triton won the No. 2 singles and both doubles championships to finish with 20 points ahead of host Rileyâ€™s 18 points, while Bremen finished third with 11 points at the Wildcat Invitational Saturday.
PLYMOUTH â€” Sam Stevens and the Rockie Express kept rolling right along Friday night.
The junior fullback rambled 29 times for 162 yards and two scores, helping Plymouth pull away for a 37-13 victory over Northridge in Northern Lakes Conference football action at The Rockpile.
Clinging to a 15-13 lead early in the third quarter, the 6-foot, 180-pound Stevens found an opening and raced 27 yards to cap off a six-play, 61-yard march to give the Rockies (3-1, 2-0 NLC) a little breathing room.
BREMEN â€”Â Triton Head Coach Rodney Younis knew his team was going to have to put up some points to contend with host Bremen.
Instead the Lions defensive unit created six turnovers while pitching a shutout against the visiting Trojans, and the result was a lopsided 41-0 Northern State Conference win at home Friday at Don Bunge Field.
LAKEVILLE â€“ If you blinked during the first half Friday night, you probably missed a John Glenn score or two.
The visiting Falcons, who crossed the goal line in each of their seven first-half possessions, fired off 50 points before the break â€” highlighted by four touchdowns from superstar senior running back Josh Anderson â€“ en route to a 50-7 Northern State Conference football win over LaVille at Lancer Field.
Hogan powers Cavs to win at New Prairie
Culver Community senior running back Kevin Hogan ground out 212 yards for four touchdowns, and the Cavaliers claimed a Northern State Conference win on the road at New Prairie Friday, 34-26.
Hogan averaged better than 17 yards per carry as he ran amok at New Prairie, scoring on touchdown runs of 84, 34, 1 and 61 yards.
BREMEN â€” Junior middle hitter Brooke Baker put in a strong all-around performance, and Bremen won its Northern State Conference opener with visiting Culver in three games Thursday night, 25-17, 25-17, 25-16.
â€śBrooke is not one to see herself as the stud player or the go-to player, but the rest of the team sees it that way,â€ť said Bremen Head Volleyball Coach Beth Huppert. â€śFor us to feed her when she has a hot hand, weâ€™re going to ride that; weâ€™re going to go with that.â€ť
LaVille routs Westville
Craig Romero scored twice as five different LaVille players found the back of the net in a 6-1 win at Westville Thursday.
Jordyn Williams, Josiah Lappin, Brandon Layne and Jaime Martin all scored for the Lancers as they outshot their hosts 31-3.
Joey Vest recorded a pair of saves in the win, which pushes LaVille to 10-1-1 on the year.
â€˘ LAVILLE 6, WESTVILLE 1
L â€” Jordyn Williams
L â€” Craig Romero (Williams)
L â€” Josiah Lappin
W â€” Chandler Bell (penalty kick)
L â€” Brandon Layne
L â€” Romero
L â€” Jaime Martinez
ARGOS â€” Argosâ€™ defense played its best game of the season, and the Dragons hit the field fired up in a 2-0 rivalry win over the visiting Rockies at Argos Wednesday.
â€śThey were stoked tonight, they were ready to roll, and mentally I donâ€™t think we showed up tonight,â€ť said Plymouth Head Boys Soccer Coach Josh Martin. â€śItâ€™s a big rivalry. They wanted it more tonight. They earned it, and they got it.â€ť
Plymouth returns home from a big Northern Lakes Conference victory at Warsaw, while Culver Community hits the road for New Prairie, John Glenn travels to LaVille for a rivalry game, and the Colts pay a visit to Bremen as the Lions host Triton in Week 4.
After last weekâ€™s big 29-13 win at Warsaw, the Rockies (2-1, 1-0 NLC) are hoping to carry over that momentum in the second week of NLC play as they host Northridge (0-3, 0-1 NLC).