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Plymouth tennis opens strong

August 16, 2011

PLYMOUTH — Last year when Plymouth’s young tennis lineup stepped on the court for their season opener at Kokomo, the Pilgrims showed their inexperience.
It took them awhile to come into their own, but with four players back from that Northern Lakes Conference championship squad, this year’s team showed no such jitters at Monday’s opener at home, and Joe Knapp and Matt Flynn earned a big, three-set victory at 2 doubles to put Plymouth over the top for a 3-2 season-opening win over the Wildkats at Centennial Park.

Area girls soccer teams kick off at Jamboree

August 15, 2011

PLYMOUTH — Area teams shook of some of the rust while giving fans a preview of their 2011 talent at the Plymouth Girls Soccer Jamboree Saturday.
New faces joined some old ones as Plymouth, Argos and Bremen each played each other in three 20-minute IHSAA-sanctioned scrimmages at the Kindt Soccerplex.
One face that is both new and old is Plymouth Head Girls Soccer Coach Chuck DeWitt.
DeWitt takes over as the third girls soccer coach in as many years, but Rockies fans may recognize him as the former head coach of Plymouth’s boys team where he held the reins for 10 years until 2004.

Ancilla men’s soccer names 2011 roster

August 12, 2011

DONALDSON — Ancilla College Men’s Soccer Head Coach James Drzewiecki has announced the 22-player roster that will represent the NJCAA Division 1 program during the 2011 season.
The program finds itself in the midst of a youth movement as 17 of the 22 players listed are freshmen. Despite the lack of collegiate experience in the squad, Drzewiecki is optimistic that his team can not only reach the NJCAA Region 12 semifinals for the third straight year, but also advance beyond.

Davis leads as Ball State tops 100 in win over Quest

August 11, 2011

SQUAMISH, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA — The Ball State men’s basketball team opened its foreign tour of Canada with an impressive 104-61 victory over Quest University in Squamish, British Columbia. The game was played with international basketball FIBA rules, including four 10-minute quarters.
Six different Cardinals scored in double figures in the victory, while all 11 Cardinals scored at least four points. The Cardinals scored 59 points in the second half as they hit 65.8 percent (25-of-38) from the field in the frame.

Plymouth takes 2nd at New Prairie Invite

August 10, 2011

LAPORTE — Plymouth’s season-long goal thus far has been to break 400 for 18 holes. For Tuesday’s New Prairie Invitational head coach Jack Kinney decided, heck, why not break 380?
The Lady Pilgrims reached that goal with room to spare, turning in a 376 to nose out Northern Lakes Conference foe NorthWood by two strokes and finish runner-up at the tourney, placing second behind No. 6-ranked Chesterton’s record-breaking team tally of 311 at Legacy Hills in LaPorte.

Annihilators 3rd place at NSA B 18U World Series

August 10, 2011

MUNCIE — The Indiana Annihilators 18U travel softball team, based in Rochester, finished third in the 2011 National Softball Association B North 18U World Series July 25-28 in Muncie. The team is comprised of players from Plymouth, Rochester, Caston, North Miami, Peru and Winamac.
The Annihilators started the series by placing first in the Oufield Accuracy and Touch-em All Race and placed high enough in the Round the Horn event to win the Overall Skills competition. Alanie Sroufe from Rochester was named Miss NSA for the 18U division.

OD softball player wins USFA Northern National championship

August 9, 2011

Lincy Mae Jones, a local teen from Oregon-Davis High School, recently won the 2011 United States Fastpitch Association 16U Northern National Championship with her team, based out of Plainfield. The Hurricanes went undefeated to win the 2011 USFA event, outscoring opponents 42-14 and only trailing briefly during the first game en route to securing the hardware.
The Hurricanes summer tournament schedule took them through Ohio, Illinois and Indiana.

Travis Pastrana cancels Plymouth Speedway appearance

August 8, 2011

PLYMOUTH — The Plymouth Speedway has announced that motocross driver and superstar stuntman Travis Pastrana will not attend the races on Friday as originally planned.

Plymouth wins 3-way girls golf meet

August 5, 2011

PLYMOUTH — A win is a win as they say, but Plymouth has its sights set on loftier goals as the 2011 girls golf season gets into full swing.
Led by returning junior Emily Berger’s 49, Plymouth carded a team score of 210 to trump Peru’s 222, while Caston was unable to record a team score as players forfeited with temperatures reaching into the 90s, and the Lady Pilgrims topped the field in their dual-meet season opener at a triangular match at Swan Lake Friday.

Ancilla student-athletes receive host of honors

August 5, 2011

DONALDSON — Ancilla College student-athletes Tyler Jackson, Demi Schrader, and Mark Reel highlighted a list of athletes who were recently honored for their achievements in the classroom, the college announced Friday.
Jackson and Schrader were named recipients of the NJCAA Award for Superior Academic Excellence, while Reel was a recipient of the NJCAA Award for Exemplary Academic Achievement.

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