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September 2nd, 2011
CULVER â€”Â Culver Community senior Sam Hissong hauled in two of junior quarterback Collin Stevensâ€™ four touchdown tosses Friday against Triton.
Considering the pads-popping downfield block he threw to free junior running back Matt Hurford for the Cavsâ€™ first touchdown reception, Hissongâ€™s own catches seemed like a fitting reward in Culverâ€™s 33-3 Northern State Conference-opening football win at steamy Cavalier Field.
WALKERTON â€” Just when the Redskins thought it couldnâ€™t get any worse, Josh Anderson was given another carry, and delivered in a big way.
The Falcons senior running back had his way with the Knox defense all night, leading John Glenn to a 53-8 victory at home on Friday night. Well, he had his way with the defense for half the night, as Anderson only played one series in the second half, a 56-yard touchdown run at that.
Byrne, Barnes power CMA
Pierre Byrne ran for 322 yards and two touchdowns on 32 carries, and Culver Military rebounded from a loss at NorthWood last week with a 28-14 home win over Heritage Christian Friday.
Byrne recorded touchdown carries of five and 51 yards, and his 39-yard punt return set up CMAâ€™s first touchdown of the night at the 5:50 mark of the first quarter.
PLYMOUTH â€” Plymouth Head Volleyball Coach Doug West believes his team is turning a corner.
Thursdayâ€™s Northern Lakes Conference opener bore him out.
The Lady Pilgrims earned a convincing 25-17, 25-16, 25-18 victory over visiting Wawasee, running their win streak to three matches and opening NLC play at 1-0 at The Rock.
PLYMOUTH â€” An unwanted theme has been developing for the Rockies so far this season.
They play solidly for most of a game but wind up giving up goals in spurts during short breakdowns that ultimately cost them the game.
Such was the case Thursday as Plymouth lost a 2-0 Northern Lakes Conference decision to visiting Goshen on the Rockiesâ€™ home pitch at Kindt Soccerplex.
Itâ€™s not Morgan Ucenyâ€™s loss inÂ her world championship race that had folks around the Plymouth area all upset Thursday morning.
Itâ€™s knowing that she neverÂ gotÂ a chance to win.
Uceny, a 2003 Plymouth High School graduate,Â became entangled with another runner and fell to theÂ ground with 1Â˝ laps remaining in the womenâ€™s 1500-meter final at the IAAF World Track & Field Championships inÂ Daegu, South Korea.
SheÂ got up and eventually finished a distant 10th, jogging across the finish line.
The championship season starts now.
For most teams Week 3 means conference openers, and historically league titles in either the Northern Lakes or the Northern State Conference have often meant a perfect record. Plymouth hits the road for perhaps its biggest NLC rival at Warsaw, while Bremen looks for a measure of revenge against visiting NSC foe New Prairie, and fellow NSC contenders Culver and Triton clash at Culver.
PLYMOUTH â€” While they are potential sectional foes, Wednesdayâ€™s non-conference meet was largely a way for both teams to sharpen their competitive instincts for their league schedules.
And while the meet score may not have reflected it, Plymouthâ€™s 5-0 win over Triton featured some competitive matches on several positions at the Pilgrimsâ€™ home court in Centennial Park.
It was a good test for an undefeated Plymouth team that hasnâ€™t been tested much yet this year.
Plymouth beats Riley
Plymouth moved over .500 as it handed visiting South Bend Riley a 25-15, 25-13, 25-10 defeat at home at The Rock Wednesday.
Freshman setter Haley Harrell was a perfect 60-for-60 in setting with 20 assists while serving up two aces with one block in the win. Marissa German was 16-for-16 in attacking with eight kills, followed by Amber Redingerâ€™s six, while Mikayla German and Andria Shook recorded seven and six digs, respectively. Mikayla German also served up three aces, while Redinger served another two aces with a block as well.
BREMEN â€” The past few seasons, it seems neither Plymouth nor Bremen can get the better of one another.
Tuesday's game was no exception as the Rockies scored late to force a 3-3 draw after a back-and-forth contest on the Lions' home turf at Bremen.