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September 6th, 2011
PLYMOUTH â€” This past weekend, the Plymouth Speedway hosted the season championship for all four classes. The point races were close and many came down to final checkered flag.
Lions lose Bremen Invitational championship on pks
Bremen lost 4-1 on penalty kicks as Manchester won the championship at the Bremen Memorial Soccer Invitational Saturday.
The game ended in a 2-2 tie as Bremenâ€™s Sam Lacher and Danny Reynoso scored in the 5th and 34th minutes, respectively to give the Lions a 2-0 halftime advantage, but Manchester scored in the 66th minute and netted another goal in the final minute to knot the game up.
C.J. Thornton recorded 11 saves in goal in the loss.
The Lions reached the championship with a 5-4 win over Trinity in the opening round.
WARSAW â€” The true test of any young football team is how they start on the road.
Indeed, Plymouth had chances to go up early against both Bremen and Rochester in Weeks 1 and 2 but wasnâ€™t quite able to get off to the start it hoped for.
The Rockies had no such trouble Friday as they jumped off to an 8-0 start barely three minutes in on their way to a 22-7 first half lead at Warsaw, a fast start they rode to an eventual 29-13 Northern Lakes Conference-opening win.
BREMEN â€” Nate Leeper managed to keep things in good working order Friday night.
The senior quarterback passed for two touchdowns and ran for two more, helping No. 8 (Class 2-A) Bremen roll to a 55-13 victory over New Prairie in Northern State Conference football action at Don Bunge Field.
Leeperâ€™s 6-yard strike to Ethan Pike late in the first period tied the game at 13-13 and started the Lions (3-0, 1-0 NSC) on their way to 48 unanswered points.
The 5-foot-11, 170-pound Leeper completed 8-of-13 passes for 160 yards and rushed the ball five times for 15 yards.
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.