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September 8th, 2011
Plymouth returns home from a big Northern Lakes Conference victory at Warsaw, while Culver Community hits the road for New Prairie, John Glenn travels to LaVille for a rivalry game, and the Colts pay a visit to Bremen as the Lions host Triton in Week 4.
After last weekâ€™s big 29-13 win at Warsaw, the Rockies (2-1, 1-0 NLC) are hoping to carry over that momentum in the second week of NLC play as they host Northridge (0-3, 0-1 NLC).
HARRISONBURG, Virg. â€” Meagan Barron was selected to the Eastern Mennonite University Volleyball Invitational All-Tournament Team over the weekend.
Barron, a 2011 Plymouth High School graduate and freshman at Mary Baldwin College, played four sets as a setter and served the rest of the tournament at outside hitter. The coaches of each of the teams at the invitational voted for their own players as well as opponentsâ€™ players in making the selections for the all-tourney squad.
ASHLAND, Ohio â€” Kylee Shipley of Culver has earned a spot on the Ashland University womenâ€™s soccer team. Shipley, a 2011 Culver Girls Academy graduate, is majoring in exercise science.
Glenn girls win 10th
Rochester continued to dominate the area improving to 15-1 on the season, shooting a 192 at Indiana National on the Silver Course, while Glenn scored itâ€™s low nine-hole round of the year with a 217 and Lalumiere scored a 255. The Lady Falcons moved to 10-9 on the season with the split. Medalist honors for the evening belonged to Lauren Daurety and Katelyn Foust with 47s for the Zebras.
BREMEN â€” Mark Wagner started playing tennis almost by accident as a sophomore in high school.
Nearly 45 years later, the Bremen Assistant Tennis Coach notched his 300th win as the Lions beat Rochester in the first match of their home tourney Saturday.
â€śIt was a big accomplishment because it not only shows his coaching ability but longevity as well,â€ť said Bremen Head Tennis Coach Andrew Rohde.
While Rohde and his players knew it was coming, Wagner was blindsided by the milestone.
Plymouth still perfect in win over NorthWood
Plymouth whitewashed NorthWood 5-0 in a Northern Lakes Conference meet on the road Tuesday.
The Pilgrims won in straight sets on all courts and surrendered a total of 10 games in the win, including three at No. 1 singles, where Gabe Vervynckt beat Brennan Angle 6-2, 6-1, and four at No. 2 doubles, where Matt Flynn and Joe Knapp trumped Shawn Stahley and Austin Sanders 6-3, 6-1.
Plymouth stays unbeaten at 8-0 overall with a 3-0 NLC mark, while the Panthers remain winless at 0-8 and 0-3 in the conference.
â€˘ PLYMOUTH 5, NORTHWOOD 0
PLYMOUTH â€” Plymouth finished second place in the B Group at the Blueberry Festival Boys Soccer Tournament, missing the championship to Kankakee Valley on a score differential criterion Monday.
The Rockies beat South Bend Clay 3-0 Monday, while Kankakee Valley beat Lakeland Christian 6-4 to clinch the group championship. LaVille won the Group A championship, meanwhile, with victories over Culver Community, Mishawaka and Winamac, including the Lancersâ€™ 5-1 win over the Cavaliers Monday.
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.