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April 8th, 2011
PLYMOUTH â€” With the flurry of new research coming out over the past two years on the link between concussions and chronic brain damage, Plymouth High School has decided to take action.
Led by Dr. Tony McPherron, the PHS medical staff implemented a new battery of tests this week to better evaluate the extent of a student athleteâ€™s injuries and determine a length of treatment. Called ImPACT (Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing), it is the first computerized concussion evaluation system.
PLYMOUTH â€” In their season-opener Tuesday, the Pilgrims overcame some shaky fielding with big bats.
On Wednesday, Plymouth players made just one error, but they couldnâ€™t string enough hits together at the plate to overcome the costly mistake in a 7-2 loss to South Bend St. Josephâ€™s at Bill Nixon Field.
PLYMOUTH â€” It was opening day at Bill Nixon Field, and the growing pains were evident.
But the Pilgrims overcame a shaky start with 13 hits and a nine-run sixth inning to get the win over visiting Class A, No. 18 South Central, 14-10 Tuesday.
â€śWe didnâ€™t take advantage early in the game; we left some opportunities, but obviously that sixth inning was huge for us,â€ť said Plymouth head baseball coach Tony Plothow. â€śEverybody came through with some big hits.â€ť
BOURBON â€” With a freshman inside the circle, Tritonâ€™s veteran squad needed to make plays behind her.
Instead, the Lady Trojans gave up nine errors in the drizzling wet conditions at their home field, and Rochester batters capitalized off 14 hits and nine bases on balls to rout their hosts 21-3 in five innings in the Zebrasâ€™ season opener Monday.
â€śWeâ€™ve got a freshman kid pitching and I understand that, so we have to play some defense behind her, and I thought our defense was not very good tonight,â€ť said Triton head softball coach Steve McBride.
BOURBON â€” Griffyn Carpenter has a pretty impressive resume, and he just keeps adding to it.
The 6-foot-1 Triton standout will play in the Hoosier Basketball Magazine Top 60 Workout on Sunday along with 7-1 Culver Military Academy center Chier Ajou.
BREMEN â€” The Lady Lions started their home schedule strong but couldnâ€™t hold on as Washington chipped away at a six-run deficit to eventually overcome its host 10-7 in eight cold, windy innings at Bremen Thursday.
â€śI think we started off good, jumped out quick and early and got off to a fast start, but I think after that we relaxed a little bit,â€ť said Bremen head softball coach Josh Walter. â€śI donâ€™t know if itâ€™s spring break break coming up or the weather or what it was, thinking about other things. I thought we were in good shape earlyâ€¦ and made mistakes at the end.â€ť
BREMEN â€” In a tie game in the bottom of the sixth inning in Thursdayâ€™s season opener, the Bremen baseball team came through with clutch hitting and base running when it mattered most.
A two-RBI triple by Dillon Mullen, a sacrifice-bunt RBI by Wes Burkholder and an RBI double by Eric Knepper delivered an 8-4 victory over Fairfield.
â€śItâ€™s great to get out here against a quality team like Fairfield and to come out with a win against them,â€ť Bremen coach Bo Hundt said.
DONALDSON â€” The National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) released its first Division II softball poll of the season and the Lady Chargers of Ancilla College were listed as one of five teams receiving votes after the nationâ€™s top 20.
Ancilla entered Michigan Community College Athletic Association (MCCAA) Western Conference action over the weekend with a 10-4 record before dropping its first two conference games.
â€śItâ€™s an honor to be mentioned and recognized,â€ť commented Ancilla coach Scott Reese. â€śThe important thing is to make sure we are here at the end of the season too.â€ť
With a deep returning cast and a team benchmark in its opener against Argos, Culver Communityâ€™s softball team is feeling good about the start of the 2011 softball season.
The Lady Cavaliers topped the visiting Dragons 5-3 Tuesday, giving head coach Cristyn Cottone her first win at the helm for Culver.
PLYMOUTH â€” Plymouth sophomore Amber Redinger and senior Meagan Barron were named All-Northern Lakes Conference selections for the girls basketball season.
Redinger, a 6-foot forward, averaged a team-high 9.81 points per game in her second season with the Lady Pilgrims, while Barron, a four-year team member and second-year All-NLC pick, averaged 8.57 points per game to finish with a career total of 455 while leading the team to a 14-7 finish at point guard this season.