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September 19th, 2011
PLYMOUTH ‚ÄĒ 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.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. ‚ÄĒ Triton High School alumnus T.J. Carpenter earned co-low medalist honors to lead the Ball State‚Äôs men‚Äôs golf team to a fifth-place finish at the Gene Miranda Falcon Invitational in Colorado Springs, Colo.
Carpenter recorded a three-round total of 71-67-71=209, and tied with Kevin Penner of UNLV. Ball State managed a 289-286-291=866 to place fifth out of 19 teams. Colorado and UNLV tied for the team title with three round totals of 844, while Colorado State was third with an 857 and North Carolina State was fourth with an 864.
ARGOS ‚ÄĒ The Argos girls soccer team fell to Class A, No. 5 Mishawaka Marian 3-1 at home Monday night.
The Lady Knights showed the reason for their high ranking, outshooting the hosts 10-3. Maggie Hartnagel gave the visitors a quick start, notching a goal in the sixth minute. Marian‚Äôs Gabby Veldman scored twice, once assisted by her sister Denise, to spot the Knights a 3-0 lead with 30 minutes to play in the game.
Lady Falcons beat Bremen
John Glenn beat Bremen in three games 25-23, 25-11, 25-14 at Bremen Monday.
Brooke Baker led the Lady Lions attack with six kills, an ace and three blocks to go with six digs, while Allie Shorter set 12 assists with six digs, and Taylor Lashbrook recorded three kills, five digs and two blocks.
The Lions fall to 3-13 with the loss, while Glenn moves to an even 4-4 on the year.
‚ÄĘ¬†JOHN GLENN 3, BREMEN 0 (25-23, 25-11, 25-14)
Kills: Brooke Baker 6, Megan Stouder 3, Taylor Lashbrook 3
Aces: Baker 1, Lashbrook 1
WINONA LAKE ‚ÄĒ A 19th hole playoff is nerve-wracking enough, but facing off against one of your own teammates is even worse.
Culver Girls Academy freshman Mackenzie Toth beat out both teammate Samantha Seibel and Plymouth‚Äôs Lauren Rearick to earn the last individual berth out of the Warsaw Girls Golf Sectional Saturday.
Boys cross country
Bremen places fourth in Class A New Prairie Invite
Bremen was bolstered by two top 20 performances to finish fourth in the Class A race at the New Prairie Invitational Saturday, while Triton placed eighth in the race, North Judson was 17th, and Culver Community, LaVille and Oregon-Davis also competed in the Class A event.
In the Class AA race, meanwhile, Culver Military Academy finished eighth, while John Glenn was 15th and Plymouth was 22nd.
PLYMOUTH ‚ÄĒ Jana‚Äôs Gymnastics helped the U.S. regain the world record for most participants doing a hand-stand simultaneously Saturday.
At exactly 1 p.m. EST, gymnasts at Jana‚Äôs joined the rest of a group of 20, 478 USA Gymnastics participants in breaking the existing record of 2,402 hand stands set by Australian gymnasts in 2005 in Melbourne.
Prior to the Australians‚Äô record-setting performance, the U.S. owned the record with 1,072 hand stands set as part of the build-up to the 2005 Visa National Gymnastics Championships.
ELKHART ‚ÄĒ The Rockies ran into a brick wall Friday night.
Brody Rosenberg tossed for 124 yards and three touchdowns, and Alex Brewers ran for 109 yards and one score, helping Elkhart Memorial post a 35-0 victory over Plymouth in Northern Lakes Conference football action at Charger Field.
Leading 7-0 early in the third quarter, the Chargers (3-2, 2-2 NLC) seized command by scoring a pair of touchdowns in a span of 90 seconds.
CULVER ‚ÄĒ For all the impressive numbers Bremen‚Äôs offense has generated this season, it was the Lions‚Äô defense that made the difference Friday.
The Bremen defensive unit held on two key goal line stands in the first and second quarters, and a scoreless first half came back to haunt the Cavaliers as Lions quarterback Nate Leeper connected with receiver Ben Hueni for a 37-yard go-ahead touchdown strike with just over a minute on the game clock to give the Green Machine a 20-13 homecoming spoiler on the road at Culver.
Friday evening, the following message was posted on the popular running Website, letsrun.com:
‚ÄúLet there be no doubt, ‚ÄėMorgan Uceny is the best 1,500 meter runner in the world.‚Äô Let us repeat, ‚ÄėMorgan Uceny is the best 1,500 meter runner in the world,‚Äô‚ÄĚ the Website reported after watching Friday‚Äôs Van Damme Memorial track meet in Brussels, Belgium.
Just two weeks after she was knocked to the ground at the World Track & Field Championships in Korea, Uceny bounced back to win the women‚Äôs 1500-meter run at Brussels, clocking the fastest time in the world this year, 4:00.06.