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May 6th, 2011
ELKHART â€”Â Plymouth power hitter Damon Howe took it personally when the Pilgrimsâ€™ rally fell short at Elkhart Memorial Wednesday.
When Plymouth made the pilgrimage back to Elkhart on Friday, this time for a Northern Lakes Conference showdown with Concord, Howe did something about it.
Howe drove in five of Plymouthâ€™s six runs as the Pilgrims broke the game open with a big third inning to claim a 10-2 NLC victory on the road at Concord and stay in the hunt for an NLC championship.
PLYMOUTH â€” With all the success Plymouth football has enjoyed over the past three-year cycle, colleges around the country are taking notice.
The Rockies have graduated numerous college recruits in the past several seasons, and a trio of Plymouth players is continuing that tradition in 2011.
PHS seniors Damon Howe, Brock Smith and Houston Hodges will all continue their football careers at the collegiate level.
CULVER â€” With two players only newly returned from their senior trip, Culver couldnâ€™t quite find the fourth score it needed, while Plymouth turned in a new nine-hole low to edge out the Cavaliers 165-169 on their home course at Mystic Hills Wednesday.
â€śOur goal is to be competitive at every match. We talked about it before we got off the bus, this is a match we should win,â€ť said Plymouth head boys golf coach Ben Waymouth. â€śWe shot a 165 tonight; 165â€™s our best nine-hole round to date, so Iâ€™m pleased with that. Everybody shot 44 or better, and varsity-wise I had four guys that were low 40s.â€ť
PLYMOUTH â€” The Lady Pilgrims managed just three hits in their Northern Lakes Conference match-up with Elkhart Memorial, but they made them count.
Plymouth strung those three hits together during a three-run second inning to defeat the visiting Crimson Chargers 3-2 at home Wednesday.
PLYMOUTH â€”Â The Pilgrims took a break from a busy Northern Lakes Conference stretch Tuesday, diming an inexperienced Argos team 13-2 in five innings in a make-up game at Bill Nixon Field.
Phil Iwinski pitched a shutout through four innings and the Pilgrims racked up nine hits, including six during a 12-run fourth as Plymouth gave some of its starters a break in a rescheduled rain-out sandwiched between a win over Northridge Monday and a home game against Elkhart Memorial today during a busy NLC stretch.
PLYMOUTH â€” The Plymouth High School Athletic Department announced Doug West as the new Head Volleyball Coach of the Lady Pilgrims Tuesday.
West, who makes the move from Whitko High School, is a former Indiana University head coach and played for Ball State, where he graduated in 1982.
West served as head coach at Warsaw High School from 2001-07 before taking the helm at Whitko. He was also an assistant coach at Illinois State University and at Muncie Burris High School. He was a volunteer assistant coach at the University of Nebraska from 1992-1996.
LAKEVILLE â€” Sitting out with a broken arm, Mike Childs could do little but cheer his teammates on to the title at last yearâ€™s Lancer Relays.
Not to worry.
The John Glenn senior sprinter made up for lost time Monday, powering the Falcons to four wins on the night and a sixth straight title at the LaVille relay meet.
â€śItâ€™s the best feeling in the world,â€ť said a smiling Childs. â€śIt was the worst last year; I had to sit on the sidelines and just watch and cheer on my teammates and now Iâ€™m able to help them out and do everything I could to help them get the victory. It feels awesome.â€ť
CULVER â€” Even with repeat Marshall County Golf Tournament titles and a veteran roster with everyone back from last yearâ€™s state finals-qualifying squad, Triton wasnâ€™t taking any chances.
The Trojans got in a practice round at Mystic Hills Friday, then went on to defend their Marshall County title at the Culver course Saturday, easily beating second-place John Glenn by 30 strokes with a tourney-record-setting 304 in spite of gusty winds and a saturated course.
PLYMOUTH â€” Another complete pitching performance, another flawless defensive effort, another Northern Lakes Conference win.
Jordan Scheetz pitched a three-hit, one-walk shutout going the distance, and the Pilgrims defense backed him up with its second straight errorless NLC outing as Plymouth stayed unbeaten in the conference with a 7-0 victory over visiting NorthWood at Bill Nixon Field Friday.
Scheetz allowed only seven total runners on base in a super-efficient 78 pitches as the Pilgrims got their second straight complete game after Richie Luvaâ€™s win over Wawasee Thursday.
PLYMOUTH â€” Three wins in three days.
The rain has played havoc with Plymouthâ€™s Northern Lakes Conference schedule, but its hasnâ€™t been as devastating to the Lady Pilgrims as theyâ€™ve been to their NLC foes.
Up against a condensed stretch of conference meets, Plymouth earned its third straight win in as many days with a 4-1 conquest of visiting Concord at home Friday, following back-to-back home wins over Elkhart Memorial and Warsaw to move the Pilgrims to 4-0 in the NLC and 7-1 on the season.