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Clay closes out Plymouth, 7-2

June 3, 2014

PLYMOUTH — Key plays in key moments equaled a win for Clay and an early exit from sectional play for Plymouth as the Colonials took a 7-2 win at Bill Nixon Field Saturday afternoon.
Joey Lange was the key at the plate and Santos Kramer on the mound for Clay and execution that had been so instrumental to the Pilgrims heading into the tournament was lacking at key moments. Lange had a pair of homers — a grand slam in the second and a two-run shot in his next at bat — to account for all but one of the Clay runs. K.G. Parkhurst accounted for the other with a solo homer of his own.

Lady Cavs add 4x100 berth to state

May 30, 2014

CULVER — Culver Community had an historic performance at Tuesday’s girls track regional, advancing athletes in four events to the Indiana high school state finals.
Except that now, it’s five.
On Wednesday, the IHSAA invited Culver’s 4 x 100 relay team of Kayla Shaffer, Mickella Hardy, Justine Dexter and Denisha Brown to run at the state finals in Bloomington on Friday, June 6, using a callback provision in the qualifying rules.
In a nutshell ... they are too fast not to be there.

Pilgrims close with loss to Clay

May 30, 2014

MISHAWAKA — Plymouth’s softball season came to a close Wednesday night with a 7-1 loss to Clay at the Class 4A Mishawaka Sectional.
The Lady Pilgrims led Clay through the fourth inning as Hayley Brown had a shutout going, but the Colonials finally got to her in the fifth. Clay racked up five hits in the inning and capitalized on two errors and two wild pitches to take a 7-1 lead, which is all the runs the Colonials would need as they made that score stand up through seven.

Triton repeats at home sectional

May 29, 2014

BOURBON — The sectional pool was different for 2014, but Triton’s softball team left no doubt who the best team is — again.
The 10th-ranked Lady Trojans came into the reshuffled Sectional 52 of Class 1A as the overwhelming favorite and came through in impressive fashion, defeating Hamilton by the score of 10-0 in five innings Tuesday night at Keyser Field to claim its second consecutive sectional championship.
Next up should be a very competitive regional contest on June 3 — most likely against fifth-ranked South Central. First pitch is scheduled for 7 p.m.

Culver Community takes 5th at Warsaw Track Regional

May 29, 2014

WARSAW — About this time a year ago, Kayla Shaffer wasn’t even thinking about the state track finals.
“I played softball when I was a junior,” says the Culver Community senior. “I didn’t run track; I never really thought about it.”
My, what a difference a year makes. Now, Shaffer isn’t just thinking about next week’s state track meet.
She’s thinking about winning it.
“What have we got to lose? We’ll go all out,” said Shaffer, who led a remarkable Cavalier surge Tuesday at the Warsaw girls track regional.

Lady Trojans move into sectional final

May 28, 2014

BOURBON — The outcome was not surprising, but it was certainly no gimme.
It took near-perfect pitching and timely hitting before Triton could put away Bethany Christian for the second time in five days, this time during the Class 1A Sectional 52 softball semifinal at Keyser Field.
“Sectionals puts a little edge on things, a little tension that you don’t have during a regular game,” said Triton head coach Steve McBride, “but the bottom line is we are tickled to win and we move on to the next game which is what we wanted to do.”

Lady Lions top Prairie Heights

May 28, 2014

TOPEKA — The bywords for Bremen’s softball team have been pitching and defense. Of course, the Lady Lions are looking pretty good at the dish, too.
Bremen’s softball team started off its Sectional 35 title defense on the right foot Monday afternoon. The Lady Lions got solid pitching from their staff of Chelsea Huppert and Shannon Arndt, who were backed up by an errorless defense, and the team racked up 10 hits en route to a convincing 11-3 rout of Prairie Heights at the Westview Sectional.

Lady Lions top Plymouth, 3-2

May 22, 2014

BREMEN — For years, Plymouth tennis has gotten the best of Bremen.
At Wednesday’s sectional opener, the Lady Lions finally found a way to break through.
Alexa Harshbarger clinched a narrow 7-6(4), 7-5 decision over Kirstin Riise at 2 singles to break a 2-2 tie, and Bremen’s girls tennis team celebrated a historic win over the Lady Pilgrims at home at DeSantis Courts.

Results 5-22

May 22, 2014

Girls tennis
CGA, Rochester advance at CGA Sectional
CGA beat Knox 5-0, and Rochester trumped North Judson 3-2 in a pair of quarterfinal matches at the Culver Girls Academy Girls Tennis Sectional Wednesday night.
The championship match is slated for 5 p.m. today.
Defending-champion CGA topped Knox in straight sets on all courts.
North Judson’s Carrigan Baxter and Tristan Fletcher stay alive at 1 doubles with their 6-0, 6-1 victory over Rosalie Navarro and Brittany Walker.
• CGA SECTIONAL
at Culver
CULVER GIRLS ACADEMY 5, KNOX 0

Lady Pilgrims recapture crown

May 21, 2014

ROCHESTER — The Lady Pilgrims are back on top.
After CGA upended the then-repeat champion Plymouth girls track team last year, the Pilgrims reclaimed the Rochester Sectional championship Tuesday, showcasing some impressive depth along the way. Plymouth easily beat out second-place CGA 154.5-93.5, while Culver Community finished third with a score of 72, and Triton placed eighth with 43 points at the meet.

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