February 20th, 2012
The IHSAA announced the drawings for its 102nd Annual Boys Basketball State Sectionals Sunday with 401 teams placed into brackets, and specific times and dates yet to be set by the host sites.
Here are the local pairings:
CLASS 3A SECTIONAL 19
At Plymouth (7)
Game 1: New Prairie (12-8) vs. Glenn (9-9)
Game 2: St. Josephâ€™s (6-12) vs. Marian (15-3)
Game 3: Culver Military (0-21) vs. Plymouth (14-5)
Game 4: Jimtown (4-14) vs. Winner of Game 1
Game 5 â€“ Winner of Game 2 vs. Winner of Game 3;
Championship â€“ Winner of Game 4 vs. Winner of Game 5.
CLASS 2A SECTIONAL 35
FULTON â€” Oregon-Davis put Morgan Township away with an 18-0 run spanning from the end of the second quarter through most of the third to reach the championship with a 43-28 semifinal win, but the Lady Cats couldnâ€™t recover from a slow start against top-ranked Canterbury to fall 64-45 in the title game at the Caston Girls Basketball Regional Saturday.
FORT WAYNE CANTERBURY 64, OREGON-DAVIS 45
INDIANAPOLIS â€” Bremenâ€™s Abraham Hall scored a takedown over Elkhart Centralâ€™s Dominique Stauffer with 1:08 remaining for a 3-1 decision and the heavyweight championship at the 74th Annual IHSAA State Wrestling Finals Saturday.
Hall, who entered the finals ranked No. 2 in the state by Indianamat.com, beat No. 1-rated Kaden Suter of Martinsville in triple overtime in the semifinals to advance to the title match before finishing off an unblemished 50-0 season with the championship. He was also named the winner of the Ward E. Brown Mental Attitude Award.
Filchak wins fly at Riley
Penn won the South Bend Riley Sectional with 480 points, while Bremen placed sixth with 170 points Saturday.
Nolan Filchak earned the Lions their lone state finals berth with a top finish in the butterfly, where he topped the field with a time of 52.58.
â€˘ RILEY SECTIONAL
At South Bend
TEAM SCORES: 1. PENN 480, 2. ST. JOSEPHâ€™S 450, 3. RILEY 322, 4. ADAMS 241, 5. NEW PRAIRIE 182, 6. BREMEN 170, 7. MARIAN 95, 8. WASHINGTON 84, 9. MISHAWAKA 71, 10. CLAY 65.
PLYMOUTH â€”Â The last day on the job for Plymouth Fire Chief Andy Metsker was marked with a gathering of city and county officials, fellow EMS and firefighters, city and county police officers, retired firefighters, family and community members â€” all of whom he calls friends.
Metsker is leaving the fire department where he started full-time in 2002 when Larry Starr retired. He became chief nearly four years ago when George Cook stepped down.
PLYMOUTH â€” The LifePlex was in the â€śpinkâ€ť once again Saturday afternoon as the Ancilla College Charger basketball teams and the Ounce of Prevention Foundation teamed up to raise awareness and money to fight breast cancer in their annual â€śChargerâ€™s for Changeâ€ť event.
The combination has been a successful one for both parties and Saturdayâ€™s event was no exception as fans filled the gym to join in the festivities led by Ounce of Prevention with music provided by the LaVille High School pep band.
CULVER, Ind. â€“ About 90 selected musicians and choir members from nine military schools and colleges from across the country will be on the Culver Academies campus Feb. 24-26 as the Academies host the 36th annual Military School Band Festival. The Academies last hosted the MBSF in 2005.
ARGOS â€” Similar game, same result.
Oregon-Davis claimed its first win of the season over Argos in the Bi-County consolation round Jan. 21, and the Dragons were hoping for a reprisal on their home floor Friday. But once again Argos couldnâ€™t hold onto a tentative lead down the stretch, and the Bobcats outlasted their hosts for a 48-46 win at Phil Weybright Gymnasium.
Trojans stumble at Valley
A slow start bit Class A No. 4 Triton in a 59-45 loss at Tippecanoe Valley Friday.
The Vikingsâ€™ boys basketball team doubled up the Trojans at halftime, 32-16, and following a big Triton run, pulled away in the fourth quarter.
Nick Kindig scored a game-high 24 points to lead the Vikings.
Junior Clay Yeo scored 23 points to lead Triton.
â€˘Â TIPPECANOE VALLEY 59,
Score by quarters
Triton: 10 16 31 45
Tippy Valley: 19 32 35 59
Austin Schoff, 18, was flown to South Bend after being hit by a car in the 10000-block of Michigan Road around 7:30 p.m. Friday.
The Marshall County Sheriff's Department reports Lauren Tanner, 17, was driving north on Michigan Road near 11th Road in a 2009 Suburban, when she suddenly saw Schoff wearing dark clothing walking near the edge of the road and hit him.
Tanner stopped her car a short distance away from the accident and called 911. Tanner's father, a Plymouth paramedic, was first on scene and called dispatch for Medflight immediately.