October 10th, 2011
ELKHART â€” Dealing with pressure was no big deal for Nate Leeper and the Bremen High football team Friday night.
The senior quarterback was one cool customer by passing for 156 yards and one touchdown and running for 28 more yards, leading No. 6 (Class 2A) Bremen to a 27-13 win over No. 10 (Class 3A) Jimtown in a Northern State Conference showdown at a jam-packed Knepp Field.
Senior running back Braxston Miller added 24 carries for 185 yards and two scores as the Lions (8-0, 6-0 NSC) earned themselves at least a share of their first NSC title since 1995.
CULVER â€”Â John Glennâ€™s football team savored its 28-13 Northern State Conference win at Culver Community for about a nanosecond Friday night.
With news of Bremenâ€™s 27-13 win over Jimtown â€” the Jimmiesâ€™ first NSC loss of the season â€”Â the Falcons quickly looked ahead to next weekâ€™s regular-season finale with the Lions. A win at unbeaten Bremen would give the Falcons a share of the league crown.
Glenn faced a similar situation last year, but with standout running back Josh Anderson banged up, failed to capitalize.
Trojans win 2nd in a row
Triton picked up its second Northern State Conference win of the season with a 21-13 victory at Knox Friday.
Quarterback Zak Shively threw touchdown passes to Cole Creighbaum and Cody Shively, and Cody Shively polished off the nightâ€™s scoring with a 12-yard touchdown run.
Defensively, Shelby Wright led the Trojans with 11 tackles.
For Knox, James Decker hit Garrett Majchrzak for a 50-yard score and rushed for a 4-yard touchdown.
â€˘Â TRITON 21, KNOX 13
Score by quarters
Triton: 8 0 7 6 â€”Â 21
Knox: 0 6 0 7 â€”Â 13
It's been several years of waiting, but a Culver Community High School graduate (and familiar face at the school today) seems poised to see a business dream come to fruition.
Culver's town council last Tuesday was urged by several in the audience to push harder to fill its vacant town manager position, even as council members explained some of the frustrations and intricacies of their search up to now.
CULVER â€” Thereâ€™s always a bigger dog. Or Eagle.
Four days after winning its 15th straight Bremen Sectional title, Plymouth ran into regional rival Culver Military Academy. For the sixth straight year, the Eagles eliminated the Pilgrims from the state tourney with a 4-1 defeat for a repeat regional championship in their first year hosting the tournament stage at the Gable Tennis Complex Wednesday.
CULVER â€” It took giving up a goal to wake the Lions up. Once they did, they took control.
After Kyle Vlachâ€™s solo goal in the 45th minute cut Bremenâ€™s lead to 2-1, the Lions went to work. Josh Brenneman scored on a penalty kick in the 57th minute, then assisted on a Danny Reynoso strike less than a minute later to put Bremen over the top, 4-1 in a semifinal win at the Culver Community Boys Soccer Sectional Wednesday.
Bremen moves on to play Argos, which beat Winamac 10-0 Wednesday, in the championship Saturday at 6 p.m.
CULVER â€” There are shutouts, and then there are shutouts.
Argos out-possessed Winamac at every turn to hold the Warriors without a single shot on goal while putting up 10 goals from seven different players in a 10-0 rout at the Culver Community Boys Soccer Sectional Wednesday.
The Dragons move on to face Bremen, which topped host Culver 4-1 in Wednesdayâ€™s other semifinal, in the sectional championship at 6 p.m. Saturday.
LAKEVILLE â€” LaVille boys soccer head coach Kevin Christy needed just two words to sum up his teamâ€™s sectional loss Wednesday â€“ backside goals.
Mishawaka Marian senior Sheehan Probst scored three of them â€“ the game-winner in the 74th minute â€“ to eliminate the host Lancers, 3-2, from Class A Sectional 36 competition at Newton Park.
With the victory, the Knights advance to Saturdayâ€™s championship tilt against Bethany Christian, itself an 8-2 victor over John Glenn Wednesday.
NorthWood wins, CMA loses at Warsaw semis
NorthWood beat Wawasee 2-0, while Culver Military Academy fell 5-0 to ISCA Class 2A No. 5 host Warsaw in a pair of semifinal shutouts at the Warsaw Boys Soccer Sectional Wednesday.
The championship is slated for 7 p.m. Saturday.
Taylor Wegemiller tallied a quick pair of goals in the 45th and 46th minutes for the Panthers, who out-shot Wawasee 7-4 for the win. Joshua Ailes and Connor Beckwith assisted Wegemillerâ€™s two strikes.