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February 13th, 2012
Hall wins epic championship, Miracle makes history at semistate
Bremenâ€™s Abraham Hall won the heavyweight championship in double overtime, and Culver Academiesâ€™ Kayla Miracle became the first female wrestler to earn an IHSAA state berth with a fourth-place finish at the Merrillville Wrestling Semistate Saturday.
HAMMOND â€” Plymouth alum Alex Starr became the 15th member of Purdue University Calumetâ€™s 1,000-point club on Saturday afternoon, but her biggest highlight of the day came with 37 seconds left as her three-pointer helped lift the Peregrines to a 77-73 victory over Trinity International.
Starr led all scorers with 23 points, needing less than two minutes to become the fifth player during the Tom Megyesi era to score 1,000 career points with the first of her five three-pointers on the day.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The Lincoln Junior High wrestling team went 5-0 to win the Indian Springs Invitational Saturday.
After a slow start against Adamâ€™s Central (66-34), the boys improved drastically in the next three rounds by beating Lakeland 103-6, Garret 90-18, and East Noble 102-10. They closed out the day on a high note, defeating a tough Indian Springs squad 68-48.
In a day where the young Rockies were shorthanded due to illness and injury it was a total team effort that got the victory.
FRANKLIN â€” Allison Bayley, a 2010 graduate of Plymouth High School and former member of the PHS girls golf team, was named to the 2011 Tom Bohlsen Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference All-Academic team as a golfer at Franklin College.
The Franklin Grizzlies Womenâ€™s Golf Team won the 2011 HCAC Golf Championship to earn an automatic qualification for the 13th annual NCAA Division III National Championship which will be played in Angola in May.
NEW CARLISLE â€” Fridayâ€™s New Prairie Sectional semifinals were both tales of two halves as Plymouth got off to a strong start but couldnâ€™t hold off St. Josephâ€™s in the opener, and Culver Girls Academy fell behind by 10 at the half and was never quite able to get over the hump against Marian in the nightcap.
The Pilgrims closed their season with a 51-33 loss, while the defending champion Eagles were unseated by the Knights 46-37, setting the stage for a championship match-up between Marian and the Indians tonight at 7:30 p.m.
SOUTH BEND ST. JOE 51, PLYMOUTH 33
HAMLET â€”Â Here comes Triton versus Oregon-Davis: The girls basketball sectional final sequel.
Defending champion Triton, led by freshman sixth man Kylie Masonâ€™s 5-for-5 finish from 3-point land, shot 60 percent from the field in a 62-41 Class A Sectional 51 semifinal win Friday night at The Den.
In the nightcap, the host Lady Cats reeled off 22 unanswered points to open the game and held Westville scoreless through the first quarter in a 69-27 rout.
Oregon-Davis fans cheer on the Lady Cats in the waning moments of their Sectional 51 quarterfinal win over Culver Community Wednesday.
The Cats face Westville in the semifinals tonight at 7 p.m. CT.
CULVER â€” The Culver Girls Academy swim program can boast plenty of impressive accolades over the course of its history.
The record board on the wall at the James R. Lowenstine Pool is lined with the names of All-American after All-American. But one bona fide that has eluded the program over its storied history is a sectional championship â€” until now.
Plymouth tops 4-way field
Cassi Quisell won two events and placed third in another on her way to first place in the all-around competition, and Plymouth beat out Warsaw 99.15-94.95 to top the field in a four-way meet at Plymouth Thursday.
Nicky Davis placed second in both the vault and the uneven bars and third in the floor exercise behind Quisell to finish third in the all-around.
Maggie Morrow finished third on the balance beam in the win.
â€˘ PLYMOUTH 99.15, WARSAW 94.95,
FAIRFIELD 29.1, TIPPECANOE VALLEY 28.3
HAMLET â€” Thereâ€™s an expression that says there are few things tougher in sport than to beat a team three times in a single season.
Oregon-Davis repudiated that old claim in convincing fashion Wednesday night, handing Culver a 55-36 Sectional 51 loss in a quarterfinal at The Den.
The No. 4 Lady Catsâ€™ margin of victory was even greater than the back-to-back wins they took from the Cavaliers Jan. 23 and 24 and gave OD the right to advance to face Westville in a semifinal Friday at 7 p.m. CT.