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January 25th, 2012
PLYMOUTH â€” Ed Johnson found Mixed Martial Arts as a way to cope with the pain of his fatherâ€™s loss.
The sport that started as an outlet quickly became a passion, but when he awoke one morning to discover two herniated lumbar discs 10 months ago, he thought he might have to give up that passion forever.
Fortunately for Johnson, thatâ€™s not the case.
After a tough and uncertain rehabilitation, the 20-year-old Plymouth High School graduate will make his return to the cage April 7 in a 155-pound bout at the Century Center.
PLYMOUTH â€” When your hard work doesnâ€™t seem to be paying off, it can be tough to keep the faith. Fortunately for the Lady Pilgrims, their efforts are finally yielding some results.
Plymouth put four players in double figures for the second time in two weeks en route to a season-high points total, and the Pilgrims rallied past visiting South Bend Clay 53-43 for their third straight win at home at The Rock Tuesday.
Hostetler leads LaVille in win at Rochester
W.B Hawkins Award-winner Andrew Hostetler put up a game-high 18 points with six steals and three assists, and the Lancers earned their second straight win with a 56-43 victory at Rochester Tuesday night.
Hostetler, who received TCUâ€™s W.B. Hawkins Award at the Bi-County Tournament championship game Monday for contributions to his community and school, knocked down four 3-pointers to lead three Lancers in double figures.
Plymouth swimmers get ready for a cheer during a dual meet with Culver Academies last week at PHS.
LAKEVILLE â€” Last weekâ€™s snow-outs forced Clay Yeo to wait two extra days to break the 1,000-point barrier.
No big deal, breaking the mark at the Bi-County championship just made it that much more special for the Triton junior.
Yeo put up a season-high 39 points to complement 10 rebounds and four assists, including 22 of Class A No. 5 Tritonâ€™s last 24 points, and the Trojans held off a scrappy New Prairie challenge to earn their third straight title in a 68-66 championship thriller at the 47th annual tournament championship Monday at Dale E. Cox Gymnasium at LaVille.
LAKEVILLE â€” It hadnâ€™t even been a week since the Oregon-Davis got star player Jesse Avarone back.
When the sophomore combo player went down again with an ankle injury early in the third quarter Monday, the Class A No. 6 Lady Cats rallied around her, unseating defending champion Culver 49-36 to retake the Bi-County title Monday at Dale E. Cox Gymnasium at LaVille.
BREMEN â€” It was a back to work Monday for everybody it seems, including Plymouthâ€™s Pilgrims and Bremenâ€™s Lions meeting in a rare Monday boys varsity basketball game, and it was the Pilgrims who rolled up their sleeves and came away with a win on the road by a final of 66-38.
MUNCIE â€” Plymouth High School alum and Ball State senior guard Randy Davis has been named the Mid-American Conference West Division Player of the Week, the league office announced Monday.
This is the third time in his career that Davis has been honored by the MAC and the first this season.
Davis led the Cardinals to back-to-back road wins last week with victories at Central Michigan and Northern Illinois. His all-around play was a catalyst for the Cardinals as he averaged 9.0 points, 8.0 assists, 5.0 rebounds and 1.5 steals per game as Ball State improved to 4-1 in MAC play.
Culverâ€™s Matt Hurford won the 182-pound championship at the Northern State Conference wrestling meet at Jimtown Saturday with a third-period tech fall.
Plymouth senior Alayna Holmquest set a school dive record with a 227.65 score in the last meet at the PHS pool Thursday at Plymouth.