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March 25th, 2011
PLYMOUTH â€“ Youth football players in Plymouth will have a new league to hone their skills this fall.
The Rockie Youth Football League will begin play this coming season. The league will be run in conjunction with the Plymouth High School football program and will play on Saturdays in the fall. The idea is to operate the league as a â€śfeederâ€ť program for the team.
â€śThe focus is going to be on fundamentals,â€ť said Plymouth head football coach John Barron. â€śWe have some very basic things that we think itâ€™s very important for kids to learn and we want to be there to help out.â€ť
MARION â€” Indiana Wesleyan University womenâ€™s basketball senior forward Elaine Hessel has been honored as a NAIA Division II All-American Second Team selection.
Hessel is a two-time All-American as she was a First Team member in 2009-10.
The 2007 Plymouth grad averaged a team-leading 14.3 points per game while also pulling down 4.1 rebounds for IWU. She finished second in NAIA Division II with a 60.3 shooting percentage and was 13th in free throw shooting at 84.7 percent from the free throw line.
BOURBON â€” Much was made of â€śThe Trojan Wayâ€ť at Tritonâ€™s boys basketball pep rally Thursday.
True, you canâ€™t talk about the boys basketball programâ€™s recent success â€” the Trojans will make their third appearance at state in four years at Saturdayâ€™s Class A final at Conseco Fieldhouse â€” without mentioning in the same breath the culture of hard work and high expectations that sixth-year head coach Jason Groves has put in place.
BOURBON â€” When the 101st IHSAA State Basketball Finals convene at Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis this weekend, only two of the eight teams will be making their first appearance.
Among the remaining six, half have made the trip more than once in the past decade. Triton will take the floor for a remarkable third time in just four years as the veteran Trojans (23-3) tip off against first-timer Indianapolis Metropolitan (21-6) in the Class A final at 10:30 a.m.
CULVER â€” Culver Military players huddled around their coach Monday at Fleet Gymnasium, going over the lessons of the day.
They concluded their practice, as they always do, with their team motto: â€śTogether we work! Together we work! Together we win!â€ť
Itâ€™s that togetherness, that team chemistry, players and coaches say, that is responsible for the Eaglesâ€™ impressive run to state this season.
CMA (19-6) will play No. 1-ranked and reigning 3A state champion Washington (23-4) at the Class 3A finals at Conseco Fieldhouse Saturday. Tip-off is scheduled for 6 p.m. EST.
LAFAYETTE â€” Tritonâ€™s boys basketball team emerged from semistate action bloodied, battered and bruised, but most important, unbowed and unbeaten.
Triton sophomore Clay Yeo, fouled on his way to the basket, sank a pair of tie-breaking free throws with 32.8 seconds left in overtime, and the Class A No. 2 Trojans survived for a 44-42 semistate championship win over Rockville at Lafayette Jeffersonâ€™s Crawley Center Saturday.
HUNTINGTON â€” It took the Eagles 37 years to win a sectional championship. Now theyâ€™re going to the state finals.
Culver Military Academyâ€™s Juwan Brescacin slammed home a two-handed dunk in transition with 2.8 seconds remaining, putting the exclamation point on the win as CMA claimed a 51-49 victory over Columbia City at the Class 3A Huntington North Semistate Saturday.
BLOOMINGTON â€” Former Bremen swimmer Jon Hueniâ€™s experience at Indiana University has proven to be more difficult than his high school exploits, but that was to be expected.
Competing at a Big Ten school, which currently has six teams in the nationâ€™s Top-25 according to Collegeswimming.com, definitely presents its fair share of difficult challenges.
Competition for available roster spots on the No. 14-ranked Hoosiers swimming and diving squad is fierce and does not come without sacrifice, both in and out of the pool.
CULVER â€” With the outdoor track season roughly a week away, John Glenn and Culver Community athletes got some experience under their belts at an indoor triangular meet at Culver Academies Wednesday.
While the meet may have featured some irregular distances and no team scores were kept, it afforded the Falcons and Cavaliers â€” whose teams donâ€™t have the numbers to compete in some of the bigger meets of the indoor season â€” a chance to get out early and flex some competitive muscle.
CULVER â€” Columbia City may not look like the biggest, most athletic team on the block, but Culver Military coach Mark Galloway knows appearances can be deceiving.
As a former Carmel coach, the first-year CMA skipper has squared off against Columbia City coach Chris Benedict before during summer league play, and he knows Benedictâ€™s team will be ready as the two teams battle in an Eagles vs. Eagles match-up at the Class 3A at Huntington North basketball semistate at 3:15 p.m. Saturday.