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February 22nd, 2011
LAKEVILLE â€” To beat Jimtown is always a challenge.
Beating the perennial Northern State Conference powerhouse twice in one season â€” in one week in fact â€” is going to be an uphill climb.
LaVille (9-9) will try to do just that as the Lancers finish out their NSC and regular seasons at home against the Jimmies (9-10) Friday, then turn around and face them again in the first round of the Class 2A Westview Sectional Tuesday.
CULVER â€” An interesting fact about Culver Military Academy â€” the Eagles have never won a sectional.
In 36 tries since joining the IHSAA State Basketball Tournament in 1974, they've never once hoisted the trophy despite drawing from an international talent pool that has included some of the most gifted players to grace northern Indiana hardwood. Not in 24 years at Plymouth, not in six years at Warsaw, nor in five at North Judson, nor one at South Bend Washington.
WALKERTON â€“ John Glennâ€™s boys basketball team plays a brutal early-season schedule for such a time as this.
With a Class 3A Sectional 19 first-round tilt against Mishawaka Marian set, and a second-round meeting with Culver Military Academy awaiting the winner, the Falcons (10-8) hope that non-conference slate pays dividends now.
â€śWe told our kids this is why we schedule the way we have for the first five or six games of the season,â€ť Glenn head coach Travis Hannah said. â€śTheyâ€™ve been through that type of meat grinder. Hopefully, they can draw on that experience.
ARGOS â€” Seasons donâ€™t get much tougher than what the Argos boys basketball team has endured.
â€śIt has been tough but I feel like the kids still have a good attitude and theyâ€™re working hard,â€ť Argos coach Doug Snyder said. â€śObviously weâ€™d like to have a better record, but weâ€™re still going into each practice preparing like we have all season.â€ť
Even with six seniors, Argos came into the season with little collective varsity experience. Seniors Matt Hollar and Sam Edmonds were the exception and have led the team throughout.
CULVER â€” Wrestling championships are often decided long before any championship match, before a wrestler even takes his place on the mat opposite his opponent.
If anyone was prepared to win Saturdayâ€™s 73rd Annual IHSAA Individual Wrestling State Finals, it was Jeremiah Harvey.
INDIANAPOLIS â€” Two Marshall County wrestlers found themselves staring each other down for the third time this season, but this time the stakes were a bit higher as a state championship awaited the winner.
Plymouthâ€™s Damon Howe and Culver Communityâ€™s Jeremiah Harvey already wrestled twice this year, once at regional and again at semistate, with Harvey walking away with both victories.
Saturday night at Conseco Fieldhouse in front of a record crowd of 10,285, the pair battled again and it was Harvey that came out on top for the third consecutive match with a 3-1 victory in overtime.
CULVER â€” Four-year Culver Community standout Gwen Zehner strode to the stripe for the biggest pair of free throws of her career Saturday.
Class 2A girls basketball regional final. Team down 32-31 with 38 seconds to go. Home crowd bellowing at ear-ringing decibels. ... And a quick chat with a referee that left the striped-shirt official laughing.
RENSSELAER â€” It took a pair of nip-tuck wins to get Culver Girls Academy into its first basketball regional in 14 years, and it took another down-to-the-wire game to get them out.
FULTON â€” It didnâ€™t take long in Saturdayâ€™s Caston regional to see why Fort Wayne Canterbury has won three straight state championships.
Facing upstart Triton, Canterbury scored the gameâ€™s first 13 points, led by 34 at halftime and cruised to a 71-36 victory. The Cavs later topped Gary Bowman 69-49 to reach the Class A final four.
Canterbury came in as the stateâ€™s second highest scoring team at 72 points per game. Bailey Farley (19 points), Kindell Fincher (18) and Madeline Troxel (12) paced the No. 3 Cavs, who dominated offensively and defensively.
WARSAW â€” With no one challenging David DeVries at sectional, Culver Military Academy head coach Tom Duckett issued a special challenge to his star swimmer at the Warsaw Boys Swim Sectional Saturday: Lap the field.
The trick worked, giving DeVries a little extra impetus in the 500-yard freestyle as he followed up a school record-breaking 1:45.93 for a 200 free sectional title with a CMA record-breaking and sectional championship 4:46.54 in the 500.