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August 19th, 2011
PLYMOUTH â€” At the start of the season, Argos Head Coach Jon Alcorn was concerned about his teamâ€™s ability to finish. How does nine goals in two games sound?
Speedy Lady Dragons junior striker Jami Patterson followed up her hat trick Tuesday with a pair of goals and an assist, and Argos handed rival Plymouth a 3-2 defeat at Kindt Soccerplex Thursday.
PLYMOUTH â€” With games against LaPorte and Penn, Plymouthâ€™s volleyball schedule throws the Lady Pilgrims right into the fire.
The young Pilgrims dropped a three-game match to a talented visiting Penn squad Thursday, 25-14, 25-13, 25-13, following a similar opening loss to LaPorte at home Tuesday.
HAMLET â€” As students file into Oregon-Davis schools to start the new year they will see a new face in the gym as a teacher and head basketball coach, but heâ€™s hardly a strange face to the area.
ARGOS â€” Argosâ€™ scoring ability was a question mark at the start of the season.
If Tuesdayâ€™s opener is any indication, question answered.
The Argos girls soccer team opened its season with a 6-0 rout of Elkhart Christian Academy at home Tuesday.
Jami Patterson opened the scoring on an assist from Shelby Sanders at the 10-minute mark, and Stefany Parrish, Katie Williams and Sammie Hopkins each scored unassisted goals to put the host up 4-0 at the half.
Plymouth loses opener to LaPorte
Plymouth dropped its volleyball opener to powerhouse LaPorte 25-13, 25-13, 25-18 at home Tuesday.
Marissa German led the team in kills with six, while Haley Harrell led in digs and assists with 14 and nine, respectively.
German also recorded three digs and a block assist, while Amber Redinger recorded two kills and an ace, and Harrell also served up an ace.
Plymouth will host Penn at 6 p.m. Thursday.
â€¢Â LAPORTE 3, PLYMOUTH 0 (25-13, 25-13, 25-18)
Kills: Marissa German 6, Emily Eveland 2, Amber Redinger 2
PLYMOUTH â€” Last year when Plymouthâ€™s young tennis lineup stepped on the court for their season opener at Kokomo, the Pilgrims showed their inexperience.
It took them awhile to come into their own, but with four players back from that Northern Lakes Conference championship squad, this yearâ€™s team showed no such jitters at Mondayâ€™s opener at home, and Joe Knapp and Matt Flynn earned a big, three-set victory at 2 doubles to put Plymouth over the top for a 3-2 season-opening win over the Wildkats at Centennial Park.
PLYMOUTH â€” Area teams shook of some of the rust while giving fans a preview of their 2011 talent at the Plymouth Girls Soccer Jamboree Saturday.
New faces joined some old ones as Plymouth, Argos and Bremen each played each other in three 20-minute IHSAA-sanctioned scrimmages at the Kindt Soccerplex.
One face that is both new and old is Plymouth Head Girls Soccer Coach Chuck DeWitt.
DeWitt takes over as the third girls soccer coach in as many years, but Rockies fans may recognize him as the former head coach of Plymouthâ€™s boys team where he held the reins for 10 years until 2004.
DONALDSON â€” Ancilla College Menâ€™s Soccer Head Coach James Drzewiecki has announced the 22-player roster that will represent the NJCAA Division 1 program during the 2011 season.
The program finds itself in the midst of a youth movement as 17 of the 22 players listed are freshmen.Â Despite the lack of collegiate experience in the squad, Drzewiecki is optimistic that his team can not only reach the NJCAA Region 12 semifinals for the third straight year, but also advance beyond.
SQUAMISH, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA â€” The Ball State menâ€™s basketball team opened its foreign tour of Canada with an impressive 104-61 victory over Quest University in Squamish, British Columbia. The game was played with international basketball FIBA rules, including four 10-minute quarters.
Six different Cardinals scored in double figures in the victory, while all 11 Cardinals scored at least four points. The Cardinals scored 59 points in the second half as they hit 65.8 percent (25-of-38) from the field in the frame.
LAPORTE â€” Plymouthâ€™s season-long goal thus far has been to break 400 for 18 holes. For Tuesdayâ€™s New Prairie Invitational head coach Jack Kinney decided, heck, why not break 380?
The Lady Pilgrims reached that goal with room to spare, turning in a 376 to nose out Northern Lakes Conference foe NorthWood by two strokes and finish runner-up at the tourney, placing second behind No. 6-ranked Chestertonâ€™s record-breaking team tally of 311 at Legacy Hills in LaPorte.