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April 12th, 2011
BOURBON â€” With six-peat champion Culver Academies hosting their tournament, the Lady Redskins have little hope of a sectional championship in their future.
Instead, Knoxâ€™s girls tennis team has set its sights on a Northern State Conference title.
So far, so good.
PLYMOUTH â€” A win is still a win, even when it isn't pretty, and this one definitely wasn't.
Plymouth blinked last as Triton snapped a 7-7 tie with three unearned runs during a disastrous five-error seventh inning, and the Trojans claimed a 10-7 win at a sloppy, cold and wet contest that featured a combined 16 errors with just four earned runs and 12 extra bases off a total of 10 wild pitches at Bill Nixon Field Friday.
PLYMOUTH â€” It was youth versus experience, and experience won decisively.
Plymouth's veteran girls tennis team gave up a total of just three games in a victory over visiting John Glenn's inexperienced squad for a 5-0 meet win as both teams unveiled their new lineups in their season-opener at Plymouth Thursday.
Plymouth's lineup includes just two underclassmen, while Glenn boasts just one junior and one senior, and that experience gap was reflected in Thursday's lopsided decision.
PLYMOUTH â€” With the flurry of new research coming out over the past two years on the link between concussions and chronic brain damage, Plymouth High School has decided to take action.
Led by Dr. Tony McPherron, the PHS medical staff implemented a new battery of tests this week to better evaluate the extent of a student athleteâ€™s injuries and determine a length of treatment. Called ImPACT (Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing), it is the first computerized concussion evaluation system.
PLYMOUTH â€” In their season-opener Tuesday, the Pilgrims overcame some shaky fielding with big bats.
On Wednesday, Plymouth players made just one error, but they couldnâ€™t string enough hits together at the plate to overcome the costly mistake in a 7-2 loss to South Bend St. Josephâ€™s at Bill Nixon Field.
PLYMOUTH â€” It was opening day at Bill Nixon Field, and the growing pains were evident.
But the Pilgrims overcame a shaky start with 13 hits and a nine-run sixth inning to get the win over visiting Class A, No. 18 South Central, 14-10 Tuesday.
â€śWe didnâ€™t take advantage early in the game; we left some opportunities, but obviously that sixth inning was huge for us,â€ť said Plymouth head baseball coach Tony Plothow. â€śEverybody came through with some big hits.â€ť
BOURBON â€” With a freshman inside the circle, Tritonâ€™s veteran squad needed to make plays behind her.
Instead, the Lady Trojans gave up nine errors in the drizzling wet conditions at their home field, and Rochester batters capitalized off 14 hits and nine bases on balls to rout their hosts 21-3 in five innings in the Zebrasâ€™ season opener Monday.
â€śWeâ€™ve got a freshman kid pitching and I understand that, so we have to play some defense behind her, and I thought our defense was not very good tonight,â€ť said Triton head softball coach Steve McBride.
BOURBON â€” Griffyn Carpenter has a pretty impressive resume, and he just keeps adding to it.
The 6-foot-1 Triton standout will play in the Hoosier Basketball Magazine Top 60 Workout on Sunday along with 7-1 Culver Military Academy center Chier Ajou.
BREMEN â€” The Lady Lions started their home schedule strong but couldnâ€™t hold on as Washington chipped away at a six-run deficit to eventually overcome its host 10-7 in eight cold, windy innings at Bremen Thursday.
â€śI think we started off good, jumped out quick and early and got off to a fast start, but I think after that we relaxed a little bit,â€ť said Bremen head softball coach Josh Walter. â€śI donâ€™t know if itâ€™s spring break break coming up or the weather or what it was, thinking about other things. I thought we were in good shape earlyâ€¦ and made mistakes at the end.â€ť
BREMEN â€” In a tie game in the bottom of the sixth inning in Thursdayâ€™s season opener, the Bremen baseball team came through with clutch hitting and base running when it mattered most.
A two-RBI triple by Dillon Mullen, a sacrifice-bunt RBI by Wes Burkholder and an RBI double by Eric Knepper delivered an 8-4 victory over Fairfield.
â€śItâ€™s great to get out here against a quality team like Fairfield and to come out with a win against them,â€ť Bremen coach Bo Hundt said.