September 28th, 2011
Plymouth is looking to snap a two-game skid against a tough Concord squad, while Bremen tries to keep its perfect season intact on the road at Knox, and Triton hosts LaVille in a match-up of winless Northern State Conference teams as Week 7 of the football season gets underway Friday.
After a 3-1 start to the season, the Rockies (3-3, 2-2 NSC) are reeling from a pair of losses on the road at Elkhart Memorial and Wawasee in Weeks 5 and 6. But the squad seems ready to bounce back for its homecoming match-up against the Northern Lakes Conference-leading Minutemen (4-2, 3-0) this week.
BREMEN â€” As the 45th Annual Boys State Tennis Tournament gets underway today, a pair of area teams are looking to continue some impressive runs.
Plymouth is looking for its 15th straight sectional championship at the Bremen tournament, while Culver Military Academy is seeking an eighth consecutive title at the Culver Academies tilt. Both programs are vying for their 22nd overall sectional championship.
Plymouth wins at Glenn
Plymouth brought home a three-set win from John Glenn Tuesday, 25-23, 25-19, 25-16.
The Lady Pilgrims were led offensively by Marissa Germanâ€™s 10 kills, Andria Shookâ€™s eight and Amber Redingerâ€™s seven as well as Mikayla Germanâ€™s two aces and Shookâ€™s one.
Haley Harrell passed out 16 assists to Plymouth attackers at the game, while Shook recorded seven digs and two block assists in the win, which brings the Pilgrims to an even 12-12.
â€˘Â PLYMOUTH 3, JOHN GLENN 0 (25-23, 25-19, 25-16)
PLYMOUTH â€” The second graders at Washington Elementary know a thing or two about their environment, and they are about to use that knowledge to publish a childrenâ€™s book.
Senter names top priorities for reelection
PLYMOUTH â€” Incumbent mayoral candidate Mark Senter released the following main topics for reelection.
Members of Culver Community Schoolsâ€™ board of trustees received an update on the iPad program for Middle and High School students at their Monday night meeting. In May, the trustees approved a contract with Apple for $150,000 to supply each student grades 7 through 12 with an iPad for use as a supplemental teaching tool. Albert Hanselman, administrator, introduced Cameron Turney to give the board members her unbiased opinion of the iPad.
BREMEN â€” This yearâ€™s Northern State Conference race was a fight to the finish.
The NSC tennis title boiled down to the last match of the tournament as Triton 2 doubles tandem Wil Rettinger and Jackson Downing handed Knoxâ€™s Joe Clabaugh and Cody Fletcher a split set, 6-2, 6-7(3), 6-2 defeat under the lights at DeSantis Courts in Bremen.
With a possible three-way tie hanging in the balance, the 2 doubles win clinched Triton a second-place finish at the tourney behind meet champion Bremen, good enough to cement the Trojans their first-ever Northern State Conference tennis title outright.
INDIANAPOLIS â€” The IHSAA has announced the tournament pairings and times for the 45th Annual Boys State Tennis Tournament and the pairings for the first two-class state soccer tournaments for both boys and girls with the times to be determined by the host schools later this week.
A record-high field of 292 boys teams and 253 girls teams are entered as the 18th Annual IHSAA Soccer State Tournaments are set to begin next Monday and run through next Saturday, Oct. 8, while 303 teams around the state will begin vying for the crown in the boys tennis series starting this Wednesday.
LaVille rallies past Adams
LaVille rallied back from a 1-0 halftime deficit to beat visiting Adams 2-1 at home at Newton Park Monday.
Nina Zeiger scored the equalizer on a penalty kick in the 45th minute, and Jesse Feitzâ€™s solo goal in the 60th minute proved to be the golden goal for the Lady Lancers.
Abbie McBride made six saves in goal to preserve the win for LaVille.
â€˘ LaVILLE 2, ADAMS 1
Adams â€”Â Butcher, 38th minute
LaVille â€” Nina Zeiger (PK), 45th minute
LaVille â€”Â Jesse Feitz, 60th minute
Shots: LaVille 9, Adams 8
PLYMOUTH â€” The annual Jefferson Jackson Democratic Dinner held Sunday night featured three speakers.
Speaking at the event were Brendan Mullen, 2nd Congressional District Democratic Candidate for U.S. House of Representatives; Nancy Dembowski, currently serving in the Indiana State House of Representatives; and Pete Buttigieg, Democratic candidate for Mayor of South Bend.
Mullen said, â€śWhat is needed is family, fellowship, hard work and service.â€ť