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September 23rd, 2011
BREMEN â€”Â A local merchant donated $25 for each Bremen touchdown Friday night.
Given the frequency of their trips to the end zone, the Lions looked determine to bankrupt the unsuspecting business before the first quarter even ended.
Buoyed by outstanding first-half field position and Ben Hueniâ€™s first-frame touchdown reception and interception return for six points, Class 2A No. 6 Bremen seized control early and cruised to a 55-14 Northern State Conference football win over visiting LaVille on homecoming night at Don Bunge Field.
Hogan a hulk for Cavs
Kevin Hogan rattled off 132 rushing yards en route to four scores, and Culver earned a 41-19 Northern State Conference rebound win over visiting Knox Friday.
Hogan completed touchdown runs of 5, 6 and 25 yards in the first quarter as the Cavaliers got off to a fast 21-0 start at the quarter break with three Collin Stevens kicks.
Hogan scored again from four yards out only four seconds into the second frame, and Micah Budzinski returned an interception 69 yards to put Culver up 35-0 at halftime.
PLYMOUTH â€” With 34 goals on the season, LaVille striker Jordyn Williams knows how to put pressure on a teamâ€™s defense.
Williams scored an unassisted equalizer in the seventh minute to tie the game up at 1-all, and his pressure inside the box late resulted in a Plymouth own-goal in the 77th minute to put the visiting Lancers over the top in a Senior Night spoiler at Kindt Soccerplex Thursday.
NSC tourney opens
Northern State Conference round robin winner Triton went 4-0, while host Bremen went 3-0, John Glenn went 1-5, and LaVille went 1-6 as the NSC Tournament convened Thursday at Leeper Park in Bremen.
Jeff Ross won at 1 singles and Lucas Shafer won at 3 singles, while Josh Shafer and Austin Kanarr won their match at 1 doubles, and Wil Rettinger and Jackson Downing won at 2 doubles for the Trojans.
Briley Bollenbacher won at 1 singles, while Brad Foster won at 2 singles, and Nate Strehler and Joe Zeltwanger won at 2 doubles for the Lions.
For several area teams, Week 6 is about sweating the fundamentals and bouncing back.
Nothing takes away the taste of a tough loss like a victory, and no one wants one more than Plymouth.
The Rockies (3-2, 2-1 NLC) suffered a bruising defeat at Elkhart Memorial last week. The Chargers held Plymouthâ€™s run game to a mere 123 yards to snap a three-game win streak and handed the visitors their first Northern Lakes Conference loss of the year 35-0, the first shutout since eighth-year head coach John Barron took the reins in 2004.
Plymouth opens NLC 5-0
Plymouth got off to a 5-0 start at the Northern Lakes Conference Tennis Tournament at Concord Wednesday.
Gabe Vervynckt beat Wawaseeâ€™s Kyler Love and Lane Singleton beat Wawaseeâ€™s Isaac Rigdon 6-0, 6-1 at 1 and 2 singles, respectively, while Luke Bumpus beat Warriors No. 3 Tyler Kissinger 6-1, 6-3.
Jordan Scheetz and Connor Flynn battled back from a first-set loss to Elkhart Memorialâ€™s Jerahmai Dudley and Kyle Grubb to win 4-6, 6-0, 6-1, while Matt Flynn and Joe Knapp beat Wawaseeâ€™s Cole Love and Jake Thompson 6-3, 7-5 at 2 doubles.
LAKEVILLE â€” Good communication is key in all sports, but perhaps nowhere is it more important than on the volleyball court.
Tritonâ€™s players talked each other up Tuesday night, and the Lady Trojans rode that rapport to a three-game Northern State Conference victory on the road at LaVille, 25-20, 26-24, 25-19.
PLYMOUTH â€” The best 1,500-meter runner in the world, Morgan Uceny, will hold a meet and greet at Fitness Forum Sports & Wellness Center next week.
Uceny will speak on her recent professional running successes and experiences Wednesday, Sept. 28 at 7 p.m. in The LifePlex Conference Room. She will answer questions and sign autographs for her fans and local supporters.
Uceny crushed the competition in the Diamond League final in Brussels, Belgium, Friday to become the womenâ€™s 1,500-meter champion in a time of 4:00.06.
Triton wins NSC round robin
Triton won the Northern State Conference round robin with a 5-0 defeat of visiting John Glenn Tuesday.
The Trojans won in straight sets at all positions to finish the NSC dual meet season undefeated at 6-0. The team travels to the NSC Tournament at Bremen today.
â€¢ TRITON 5, JOHN GLENN 0
Singles: 1. Jeff Ross beat Joe Jaworski 6-2, 6-0; 2. Pete Kauffman beat Austin Hayes 6-0, 6-0; 3. Lucas Shafer beat Drew Sheffer 6-0, 6-0
PLYMOUTH â€” With Northridge already up three match points in a high-stakes Northern Lakes Conference meet, it might have been tempting to just give up; it may have been hard to focus on the task at hand.
But with the conference tournament coming up Wednesday and every seed a crucial one, Plymouth No. 2 Lane Singleton bore down to salvage a three-set victory 7-6(5), 4-6, 6-3 for the only win by a Pilgrim upperclassman on a disappointing Senior Night at Centennial Park Monday.