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Pilgrims finish Trojans at Bremen tourney opener

May 19, 2011

BREMEN — Between the rain-outs this spring and their tennis draw, the Lady Pilgrims are smack dab in the middle of a pretty busy stretch.
The Northern Lakes Conference Tournament Saturday, then three straight matches in as many days this week.
It’s a good thing then, they made such short work of Triton.
Plymouth wasted little time versus the Trojans, whitewashing the challengers 5-0 in a little over an hour in the opening round of the Bremen Girls Tennis Sectional at DeSantis Courts Wednesday.

PHS announces NJSP’s Bales as new boys hoops coach

May 18, 2011

PLYMOUTH — The Plymouth Community School Corporation announced former North Judson-San Pierre coach Ryan Bales as the Pilgrims’ new head boys basketball coach Tuesday.
Bales has experienced success as both a player and as a coach. He is a graduate of North Judson where he led his team to a regional championship in 1995. After graduating from Judson, Bales enrolled at Bethel College, where his teams were three-time conference champions and two-time national champions. He was inducted into the Bethel College Athletic Hall of Fame in 2007.

Jordan and Schmeltz duel in 1600 as area teams compete at Bremen Girls Track Sectional

May 18, 2011

BREMEN — Bremen’s Hope Jordan and LaVille’s Elaine Schmeltz both went the distance at the Bremen Girls Track Sectional Tuesday.
Jordan used a last-lap burst to surge past Schmeltz and capture the 1600 meter crown, while Schmeltz bounced back to dominate the 3200 meters. Jordan also finished third in the 800 to advance to next Tuesday’s Bremen Regional.
“Elaine is a great competitor,” Jordan, a senior, said. “I have so much respect for her. I’ve run against her so many times, and now it looks like we’ll be running against each other in college.

Lady Eagles unseat Plymouth at Rochester Girls Track Sectional

May 18, 2011

ROCHESTER — Worn out in the midst of a tough workout schedule, Waverly Neer set her own pace Tuesday.
That pace was good enough for two records at the Rochester Girls Track and Field Sectional as the Culver Girls Academy phenomenon blazed to record-breaking championship wins in both the 1600 and the 3200, registering respective times of 4:50.51 and 10:27.16. Not only were those times good enough to lap many of her competitors, they also easily broke the 5:02.35 and 10:57.81 records CGA alumnus and Indiana High School state distance legend Alex Banfich set in 2006 and 2008.

Kinney, Pilgrims win on Senior Night

May 17, 2011

PLYMOUTH — After suffering a Senior Night loss during the basketball season, Erin Kinney was determined not to let it happen again.
Already down a set and trailing Mishawaka Marian’s Sarah Krizman three games to four in the second set, the Plymouth No. 1 battled back, surrendering just one more game over the match’s remainder to beat Krizman 2-6, 6-4, 6-1 and seal a 5-0 whitewash of Marian on the Lady Pilgrims’ Senior Night at home Monday.

Bremen's Fanning signs with Grace Golf

May 17, 2011

WINONA LAKE — Bremen High School senior Taylor Fanning became the first 2011 recruit for the Grace College golf team Monday, signing on to play for the NAIA Division II Lancers next year.
Fanning played four years of golf at Bremen in addition to four years of tennis as well. During his high school golf career, he was a two-time All-Northern State Conference athlete, a qualifier for the 2009-10 regional meet as a junior last season and an IJGSA state qualifier. On the tennis court, he was a three-time team MVP and also earned all-conference honors.

Lady Lions win NSC

May 13, 2011

WALKERTON — Bremen’s Jenna Pfeiffer still had time to top the Northern State Conference in the high jump before the rain set in Wednesday.
Buoyed by her school-record-breaking 5’5” performance, she won three more conference championships Thursday.
Pfeiffer won the high jump and both hurdles races, and ran the anchor for Bremen’s winning 1600 relay squad to win four titles and help lead the Lady Lions to the team championship at the NSC Track and Field Championships at John Glenn Thursday.

Lee reaching new heights for PHS

May 12, 2011

PLYMOUTH — Plymouth assistant track and field coach Ron Lee remembers the first time his son Derrick ever attempted the pole vault.

Triton earns NSC reprisal win at Bremen

May 11, 2011

BREMEN — Triton head coach Jim Shively knew it was going to be a firefight.
After an 8-4 loss to Bremen Monday in which the Lions scored runs in five innings, he didn't want to take any chances.
"Keep it going," he told his players in the dugout between innings. "They're not finished yet."
He was right.

Running taking Schmeltz places

May 10, 2011

LAKEVILLE — Distance running has taken Elaine Schmeltz places.
Three cross country regionals, three track regionals, three mission trips all over the Western Hemisphere.
Next fall, cross country will take Schmeltz to Taylor University in Upland, where the LaVille senior has signed on to run with the Lady Trojans cross country and track teams.

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