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October 10th, 2013
Two area golfers were honored with IHSAA/ Indiana High School Golf Coaches Association All-State nominations this postseason.
NorthWoodâ€™s Heidi Morganthaler was named to the IHSGCAâ€™s All-State list after leading her team to its first-ever state golf finals berth, while John Glennâ€™s Madeleine Silvey was named to the associationâ€™s Academic All-State team.
Bremen, LaVille advance at Argos Sectional
Bremen and LaVille earned a pair of quarterfinal wins over Northern State Conference competitors at the Class A Argos Girls Soccer Sectional Tuesday night at Eugene Snyder Field.
The Lady Lions advanced with a dominant 6-2 victory over John Glenn, while the Lady Lancers reprised an earlier loss to Culver Community with a narrow 2-1 victory over the Lady Cavs at Argos.
ARGOS â€” Argos beat Rochester 5-0 as Girls Soccer Sectional 35 opened Monday at Eugene Snyder Field .
A pair of sophomores combined for a goal in the 12th minute as Hannah Harrell dribbled a ball deep into the Zebra defensive half and then flicked a square pass to Valerie Rospopo. The outside midfielder hit a hard, looping shot that hit the far side net and put the hosts up 1-0. The Dragons outshot the Zebras 10-1 in the first half but led only 1-0. Keeper Catherine Wresien had several point-blank saves in a crowded penalty area to keep the visitors in the game.
WARSAW â€” What a difference a week makes. Actually, in Plymouthâ€™s case it only took five days.
The Rockies entered Monday nightâ€™s Class 2A Warsaw Sectional opener with NLC rival Wawasee with the memory of last Thursdayâ€™s 3-2 loss to the Warriors still fresh in their memory.
CULVER â€” The Argos Dragons opened sectionals in impressive fashion, beating the Culver Cavaliers 12-2 in the opening game of the Class A Culver Sectional.
â€śWe started off a little choppy, which I expected. I think most teams, in the first five or 10 minutes, get a little nervous,â€ť said Argos coach Todd VanDerWeele. â€śThe ball was bouncing off their feet a little harder than usual. We settled down and got going early. I was happy with that. We had a rough game Saturday that didnâ€™t go our way. It was nice to rebound this way.â€ť
Culver Communityâ€™s Kayla Shaffer scored seven goals over the course of three games last week, capped off by a two-goal performance as the Lady Cavs clinched the NSC title with a 2-1 win over LaVille at Newton Park Thursday.
Plymouth running back Michael Hartman rushed for 216 yards in 27 carries â€” including big TD runs of 24 and 73 yards â€”Â as the Rockies beat Class 5A No. 3 Concord on Homecoming night at the Rockpile last Friday.
Girls cross country
Patrick leads Lady Pilgrims
Abby Patrick made the All-NLC team, Libby Read received Honorable Mention, and the Plymouth girls cross country team finished fourth at the Northern Lakes Conference Championship Meet Saturday.
Northridge beat out Warsaw on a sixth score tiebreaker as both put up scores of 45 at the meet followed by Wawasee in third with 87 points. Plymouth put up a team score of 111 for fourth place, and NorthWood rounded out the meet standings with a 204 score.
Pilgrims clinch 17th straight
After finishing off Triton with a pair of wins at 2 and 3 singles, Plymouthâ€™s boys tennis team won its 17th straight sectional title with a 4-1 victory over host Bremen at DeSantis Courts Friday night.
PLYMOUTH â€” A tough loss on the road a week ago leaves Plymouthâ€™s Rockies with a week to recover and will have to do it against one of their scheduleâ€™s top challenges.
Each year the Plymouth vs. Concord match is a red letter date on each teamâ€™s calendar. Nearly every year for the past 10 it has decided or had powerful implications regarding the NLC championship.
A week ago at Wawasee, the Warriors exposed some Plymouth difficulties.