October 6th, 2011
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.
If thereâ€™s a real lesson in the confusion following an incident a week ago Monday at the Culver Community Middle School, itâ€™s not so much in how to deal with students bringing a gun to school -- which didnâ€™t, in fact, happen -- as it is an opportunity for parents and students alike to become better and more informed â€śdigital citizens.â€ť
PLYMOUTH â€” Juvenile offenders in Marshall County may have farther to go before they reach their destination in 2012, according to county attorney Jim Clevengerâ€™s report to the county commissioners Monday.
Clevenger suggested that the commissioners consider holding juveniles in the detention center in Delaware county rather than the current location in Porter County. The center in Delaware County has a cheaper per night rate, and they also offer additional resources in the way of transportation and psychiatric services.
CULVER â€” Scouting Columbia City, Plymouth knew to expect strong second sets from the Eagles.
Pilgrims No. 3 singles player Luke Bumpus held off his surging opponent during a competitive second set, as did Jordan Scheetz and Connor Flynn at 1 doubles and Matt Flynn and Joe Knapp at 2 doubles, while No. 2 Lane Singleton recovered from a second-set loss for an eventual tiebreaker win, and the Pilgrims grabbed a 4-1 Culver Military Academy Regional semifinal win Tuesday at the Gable Tennis Complex.
ARGOS â€” Sitting out intermittent stretches of the season with a hamstring injury, itâ€™s taken awhile for Argos freshman Megan Ditmire to get rolling. Once she did, she brought the whole Argos squad with her.
Girls cross country
New Prairie unseats Bremen for NSC CC championship
New Prairie grabbed the top three spots and four of the top five as it unseated Bremen for the Northern State Conference championship at the NSC girls cross country meet Tuesday in New Carlisle. It was New Prairieâ€™s 16th conference title in the last 20 years.
The Lady Cougars finished with a dominant 18 points ahead of Bremenâ€™s 44, while Triton finished with 75 points, Jimtown had 89 points, and Culver Community, Knox and LaVille all raced at the meet.