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Oregon-Davis splits opening games at Mishawaka Classic

November 14, 2011

MISHAWAKA – The 2011-2012 version of the Oregon-Davis girls basketball team is loaded with good, young talent, but light on varsity experience.
By starting the season off with a doubleheader Saturday, the Lady Bobcats gained some valuable experience, splitting two games against Class 4A schools in the Mishawaka Classic.
After easily dispatching Elkhart Central in the morning contest, 64-32, the Lady Bobcats narrowly lost to the hosts, 49-42, in the championship game. Although it was not the outcome O-D wanted, the fourth-ranked team in Class A made an impression.

CGA alums Banfich, Neer earn bids to compete at NCAA championships

November 14, 2011

A pair of Culver Girls Academy alums will square off against each other for the NCAA Division I women’s cross country championship.
Princeton University senior Alex Banfich and Columbia University freshman Waverly Neer have each been selected to compete as individuals at the national championship meet in Terre Haute on Monday, Nov. 21, the NCAA announced Sunday night.
Banfich, a Plymouth native, won three Indiana high school girls cross country championships from  2005-2007 while running for Culver Girls Academy. Neer, of Russiaville, won a state title for CGA in 2010.

Sports photo of the week

November 14, 2011

Photo by James Costello
LaVille's Katie Berger drives down to the baseline while Concord's Shaunee Albert pursues her during a basketball game at LaVille Saturday.

Faces in the crowd

November 12, 2011

Pilot photo/ James Costello
Plymouth students Lane Singleton, left, Connor Flynn, center, and Gabe Vervycnkt, right, watch during Plymouth's girls basketball season-opener at home against Peru Thursday.

Lions win regional battle of unbeatens, 35-21

November 12, 2011

VALPARAISO — Ethan Pike may never have played high school football before this year, but the junior wide receiver played like a seasoned vet Friday night.
Pike finished with two touchdown receptions totaling 28 yards in Bremen’s regional battle of unbeatens versus Wheeler, his first a 10-yarder that put the Lions on the board at the 3:31 mark of the first quarter and his second a heady 18-yarder off a tip from Bearcats defensive back Derek Hartwig with just 3.4 seconds remaining in the first half to give Bremen its final lead of the night.

Plymouth tips Tigers 31-29

November 11, 2011

PLYMOUTH — It took Plymouth leading returning scorer Amber Redinger about three quarters to get going.
When she started to find a groove, it helped push the Lady Pilgrims over the top.
Redinger scored six of her 10 points in the fourth quarter, including the game-winning bucket from the low post on an entry pass from Marissa German at the buzzer to clinch Plymouth a 31-29 season-opening win over visiting Peru in a nip-tuck game Thursday at The Rock.

VanDerWeele and Argos rally past John Glenn, 41-39

November 11, 2011

WALKERTON — Argos’ girls basketball team needed something, anything, to get on track offensively in the fourth quarter Thursday at John Glenn.
Karlee VanDerWeele delivered.
The Argos junior forward drained a crucial 3-pointer with 5:21 left in the game to accelerate a game-changing 11-0 run as the Dragons withstood a 22-point outburst from Glenn freshman Kyler Columbia, and clawed out a 41-39 come-from-behind season-opening win at The Aerie.

New sexual abuse lawsuit filed against USA Swimming and Indiana Swimming

November 11, 2011

INDIANAPOLIS — A lawsuit has been filed against USA Swimming, Indiana Swimming and the Metropolitan School District of Lawrence Township (Marion County, Indiana Superior Court) for their failure to take action on complaints made about their certified swim coach, Christopher Wheat, and for sexual abuse and assault against a then 14-year old female swimmer that resulted from that inaction.

Results 11-11

November 11, 2011

Girls basketball
Culver opens with 55-46 win
Culver opened the season with a 55-46 defeat of South Central at home Thursday.

Bremen falls at Tippy Valley
Bremen lost its season opener 51-28 on the road at Tippecanoe Valley Thursday.

Boys bowling
Argos loses to Lions
Bremen’s boys bowling team beat Argos 17-3 at Chippewa Bowl in South Bend Wednesday.

Girls bowling
Lady Dragons beat Bremen
The Argos girls bowling team handed Bremen a 15-5 loss Wednesday at Chippewa Bowl in South Bend.

Women’s college basketball
Lady Chargers drop season opener

Lions travel to Wheeler in regional clash of unbeatens

November 10, 2011

BREMEN — With four regionals in five classes set for Friday, only one in the state features a match-up between two undefeated teams as Bremen hits the road for Wheeler in a Class 2A regional championship at 7:30 p.m.

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