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May 13th, 2011
WALKERTON â€” Bremenâ€™s Jenna Pfeiffer still had time to top the Northern State Conference in the high jump before the rain set in Wednesday.
Buoyed by her school-record-breaking 5â€™5â€ť performance, she won three more conference championships Thursday.
Pfeiffer won the high jump and both hurdles races, and ran the anchor for Bremenâ€™s winning 1600 relay squad to win four titles and help lead the Lady Lions to the team championship at the NSC Track and Field Championships at John Glenn Thursday.
PLYMOUTH â€”Â Plymouth assistant track and field coach Ron Lee remembers the first time his son Derrick ever attempted the pole vault.
BREMEN â€” Triton head coach Jim Shively knew it was going to be a firefight.
After an 8-4 loss to Bremen Monday in which the Lions scored runs in five innings, he didn't want to take any chances.
"Keep it going," he told his players in the dugout between innings. "They're not finished yet."
He was right.
LAKEVILLE â€” Distance running has taken Elaine Schmeltz places.
Three cross country regionals, three track regionals, three mission trips all over the Western Hemisphere.
Next fall, cross country will take Schmeltz to Taylor University in Upland, where the LaVille senior has signed on to run with the Lady Trojans cross country and track teams.
PLYMOUTH â€” The Plymouth Baseball Tournament was called for the first time in recent memory due to the unrelenting rain, but not before everyone in the four-team field got a game in.
Defending Class 4A champion and current No. 5-ranked Carroll beat No. 4 Penn 8-4 in a match-up of top-five teams in the opener at Bill Nixon Field, while Plymouth lost 14-8 to Crown Point in the nightcap, postponed more than six hours past its originally scheduled start time.
ELKHART â€”Â Plymouth power hitter Damon Howe took it personally when the Pilgrimsâ€™ rally fell short at Elkhart Memorial Wednesday.
When Plymouth made the pilgrimage back to Elkhart on Friday, this time for a Northern Lakes Conference showdown with Concord, Howe did something about it.
Howe drove in five of Plymouthâ€™s six runs as the Pilgrims broke the game open with a big third inning to claim a 10-2 NLC victory on the road at Concord and stay in the hunt for an NLC championship.
PLYMOUTH â€” With all the success Plymouth football has enjoyed over the past three-year cycle, colleges around the country are taking notice.
The Rockies have graduated numerous college recruits in the past several seasons, and a trio of Plymouth players is continuing that tradition in 2011.
PHS seniors Damon Howe, Brock Smith and Houston Hodges will all continue their football careers at the collegiate level.
CULVER â€” With two players only newly returned from their senior trip, Culver couldnâ€™t quite find the fourth score it needed, while Plymouth turned in a new nine-hole low to edge out the Cavaliers 165-169 on their home course at Mystic Hills Wednesday.
â€śOur goal is to be competitive at every match. We talked about it before we got off the bus, this is a match we should win,â€ť said Plymouth head boys golf coach Ben Waymouth. â€śWe shot a 165 tonight; 165â€™s our best nine-hole round to date, so Iâ€™m pleased with that. Everybody shot 44 or better, and varsity-wise I had four guys that were low 40s.â€ť
PLYMOUTH â€” The Lady Pilgrims managed just three hits in their Northern Lakes Conference match-up with Elkhart Memorial, but they made them count.
Plymouth strung those three hits together during a three-run second inning to defeat the visiting Crimson Chargers 3-2 at home Wednesday.
PLYMOUTH â€”Â The Pilgrims took a break from a busy Northern Lakes Conference stretch Tuesday, diming an inexperienced Argos team 13-2 in five innings in a make-up game at Bill Nixon Field.
Phil Iwinski pitched a shutout through four innings and the Pilgrims racked up nine hits, including six during a 12-run fourth as Plymouth gave some of its starters a break in a rescheduled rain-out sandwiched between a win over Northridge Monday and a home game against Elkhart Memorial today during a busy NLC stretch.