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July 23rd, 2014
PLYMOUTH â€” Itâ€™s a theme thatâ€™s become all too familiar for Plymouth Post 27.
The Diamond Spydersâ€™ inability to close out innings came back to haunt them in their regional opener Tuesday night, as Mishawaka Post 161 plated all 11 of its runs with two outs to hand Post 27 an 11-9 setback.
The Spyders thus slip into the loserâ€™s bracket and will play the loser of todayâ€™s game between Highland Post 180 and Bristol Post 143 Thursday night at 4 p.m.
PLYMOUTH â€” Due to the early holiday deadline, Plymouth Post 27â€™s Patriot Tournament opener with Ajax Baseball of Canada will not appear in the Pilot News.
Check out Mondayâ€™s edition of the Pilot for results from the Diamond Spydersâ€™ Friday doubleheader and beyond at the tournament.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. â€” Morgan Ucenyâ€™s fan page on Facebook was filled with messages of support Sunday evening.
â€śYouâ€™ll shake this off. Get back out there soon and do your thing!â€ť wrote one well-wisher.
The inexplicable had happened again, and fans of the Plymouth native wanted her to know they are still with her.
Sunday afternoon, with a lap-and-a-half remaining in the womenâ€™s 1,500-meter run at the U.S. Outdoor Track & Field Championships, Uceny was in contention for a national title.
And then she tripped and fell to the track at Sacramento State University.
WARSAW â€” The name of the game may be to survive and advance, but winning is just more fun.
NorthWoodâ€™s boys golf team carded a 305 for the team championship, while John Glennâ€™s Tyler Prentkowski won a two-hole playoff for the low medal at the Warsaw Boys Golf Regional Thursday at Stonehenge Golf Club.
Both Prentkowski and NorthWood head coach Brad Duerksen admit that championships werenâ€™t necessarily at the forefront of their minds headed into Thursdayâ€™s regional but rather advancement to the state finals next Tuesday in Franklin. Winning just made the experience more fun.
ARGOS â€” Â For the second consecutive season, the Chicago Fire has brought one of their youth soccer camps to Argos and for good reason.
You see the turnout in Argos is as good if not better than any of the Fireâ€™s many other summer camps around northern Illinois and northern Indiana.
This week 74 boys and girls ages 7 to 16 have descended on Argosâ€™ Community Park soccer fields.
Argos, a well-known hotbed for soccer, is the perfect place for Chicago Fire to hold its soccer camp for youth.
BLOOMINGTON â€” Sam Lacher saved his best for last. So did Hunter Schuman.
Isnâ€™t that the idea?
When you finally run your best race, or make your best throw, thereâ€™s no place better to do it than the IHSAA boys state track finals.
Bremenâ€™s Lacher broke the 49-second barrier in the 400-meter dash for the first time in his life. As a result, he claimed state runnerup honors Saturday at the Indiana University track in Bloomington.
UNION MILLS â€” Mallorie Jennings hopes every outing could go as well as Tuesday, as she threw a shutout to carry Triton to a 4-0 victory over South Central in seven
innings for Tritonâ€™s first-ever regional championship.
Jennings kept South Central off the scoreboard for all seven innings she was on the rubber. She pitched a shutout, allowing no runs on three hits while
striking out six.
She also racked up two RBIs on two hits for Triton. She singled in the first inning and homered in the seventh inning.
CULVER â€” The Argos Dragons came up short in their bid to take home the Sectional 51 Baseball Championship, losing 14-2 to the South Central Satellites in the finals.Â
South Central put the bat to the ball early and often and it felt like there was just nothing in their power the Dragons could do to stop them.Â
BREMEN â€” The Lady Lions reloaded and returned, but they fell just a little short again.
Bremen softballâ€™s state tournament run ended at regional a second straight season as the Lions succumbed to visiting Eastside in a nip-tuck 2-1 outing at Pfeiffer Field in Sunnyside Park Tuesday night.
â€śTheyâ€™ve got seven seniors on that team. If youâ€™ve got a senior-lead team â€” good for them â€” thatâ€™s how you want to go out when youâ€™re a senior,â€ť said Bremen head coach Mike Huppert.
CULVER â€”Â Culver Community rallied, but the runs came too little, too late.
The Cavs plated three runs with two outs in the bottom of the seventh, but it wasnâ€™t enough to undo an 8-1 Argos lead, and the Dragons held on to knock off defending sectional champion Culver, 8-4 on the Cavsâ€™ home field Saturday.
â€śI think we hit the ball well today. Weâ€™ve been playing well the last six or eight games,â€ť said Argos head coach Lowell Hatfield. â€śWe came out and hit the ball, we were aggressive on the bases and did what we had to do to win a baseball game.â€ť