September 26th, 2011
KENDALLVILLE â€” A trio of area golfers finished out their seasons as the weather nearly derailed the East Noble Girls Golf Regional Saturday.
Plymouthâ€™s Emily Berger shot a 98, while Tritonâ€™s Sydney Gochenour carded a 97, and Culver Girls Academyâ€™s Mackenzie Toth shot a 99 in the persistent drizzle at Noble Hawk.
Led by Heidi Morganthalerâ€™s round of 78, NorthWood found itself in contention to advance with a 368 as lightning delayed the regional tilt for several hours, and darkness eventually forced the suspension of play with several teams set to resume their rounds today.
PLYMOUTH â€” A penalty kick on a controversial call left Plymouth down two goals and chasing visiting Northridge, and the Rockies lost an eventual 5-1 Northern Lakes Conference decision to the Raiders at Kindt Soccerplex Saturday.
Plymouth went into the half trailing 1-0 after Steven Hooley scored on a Cameron Miller assist in the gameâ€™s 15th minute, but it was Millerâ€™s pk in the 43rd minute that put Plymouth into press mode, and Northridge capitalized with two more goals during an eight-minute span between the gameâ€™s 50th and 58th minutes to put the game out of reach.
John Glennâ€™s Josh Anderson rushed for 234 yards and five touchdowns in the Falconsâ€™ 48-21 victory over Culver Military Academy Friday at Glenn.
NorthWoodâ€™s Cynthia Medina won the girls closed race at the prestigious Culver Academies Cross Country Invitational Saturday with a time of 19:09.
SYRACUSE â€” After running off three straight wins in Weeks 2 through 4, the Rockies seem to be bottoming out.
Plymouth gave up two scores little more than three minutes in and gained just 50 total offensive yards in the second half en route to their second straight Northern Lakes Conference defeat, 39-12 on the road at Wawasee Friday.
WALKERTON â€”Â Josh Anderson was once again the main attraction Friday night.
The senior running back accumulated 234 yards and five touchdowns on 18 attempts, helping John Glenn roll to a 48-21 victory over Culver Military Academy in high school football action at Falcon Field.
Anderson found the end zone on runs of 9, 20, 8, 3, and 46 yards as the Falcons (5-1) scored 20 points in the opening period on their way to a 35-0 halftime cushion.
BREMEN â€”Â A local merchant donated $25 for each Bremen touchdown Friday night.
Given the frequency of their trips to the end zone, the Lions looked determine to bankrupt the unsuspecting business before the first quarter even ended.
Buoyed by outstanding first-half field position and Ben Hueniâ€™s first-frame touchdown reception and interception return for six points, Class 2A No. 6 Bremen seized control early and cruised to a 55-14 Northern State Conference football win over visiting LaVille on homecoming night at Don Bunge Field.
Hogan a hulk for Cavs
Kevin Hogan rattled off 132 rushing yards en route to four scores, and Culver earned a 41-19 Northern State Conference rebound win over visiting Knox Friday.
Hogan completed touchdown runs of 5, 6 and 25 yards in the first quarter as the Cavaliers got off to a fast 21-0 start at the quarter break with three Collin Stevens kicks.
Hogan scored again from four yards out only four seconds into the second frame, and Micah Budzinski returned an interception 69 yards to put Culver up 35-0 at halftime.
Culver's town council has dropped any plans to hear from the Florida-based energy company propsing a wind farm in the Fulton and Marshall County area, after members cited too many differences of opinion to hope to reach a resolution on the matter.
Discussing a suggestion made by some audience members the council's previous meeting, that the council should take a position on the controversial project, council member Ed Pinder said members discussed the matter.
PLYMOUTH â€” The baked goods were already selling out.
Pink cupcakes, cookies, rice crispies, and other sugary treats covered a table near the entrance of the Plymouth soccerplex Thursday night. Stacy Scheetz, faculty organizer for Plymouth High Schoolâ€™s Operation Leadership group, cautioned spectators entering the stadium to buy before there was nothing left.
The bake sale was part of Operation Leadershipâ€™s weeklong efforts to raise money for the Nancy Jaynes memorial scholarship. Jaynes was a teacher at PHS for 30 years before passing away due to breast cancer in 2008.