Bremen clinches NSC crown outright
Morgan Smith and Alexa Harshbarger earned individual championships for Bremen, and the Lady Lions finished up a Northern State Conference championship run Monday night at DeSantis Courts.
Smith put away Knox’s Kelsey Thomas 6-3, 6-1 at 1 singles, while Harshbarger won Bremen the 2 singles championship with a straight-set win over New Prairie’s Olivia Kuczmanski 7-6(5), 6-0.
Bremen advanced to the championship on all five courts to finish no lower than second place in any position at the NSC Tournament. The Lions thus clinch the outright conference crown after an undefeated slate in round robin play. They were forced to share the league title with Jimtown last year after winning the head-to-head round but falling short of the Jimmies in the tournament.
Meanwhile Monday, Knox topped New Prairie in the final tournament standings to finish up in a tie for second place in the final NSC rankings. The Redskins advanced to championships on three courts as Thomas was runner-up at 1 singles, Kayla Bailey beat Triton’s Carrie Slabaugh in a nip-tuck match for third at 2 singles, 7-6(5), 1-6, 6-0, and Brittany Fletcher beat Bremen’s Andrea Strehler in three sets, 6-1, 3-6, 6-1, for the 3 singles championship. Knox won the 1 doubles championship Saturday, when Chelsea Collins and Miranda Shepherd trumped Bremen’s Haley Foster and Cassie Sears 6-1, 6-0.
Triton wound up fourth, Jimtown was fifth, and LaVille and John Glenn ended in a tie for sixth in the NSC.
• NORTHERN STATE CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS
Final standings: 1. Bremen, 2. TIE Knox, New Prairie, 4. Triton, 5. Jimtown, 6. TIE LaVille, John Glenn.
Championship: Morgan Smith (Bremen) beat Kelsey Thomas (Knox) 6-3, 6-1.
Carrie Slabaugh (Triton) beat Kayla Bailey (Knox) 7-6(5), 1-6, 6-0.
Championship: Alexa Harshbarger (Bremen) beat Olivia Kuczmanski (New Prairie) 7-6(5), 6-0.
Championship: Brittany Fletcher (Knox) beat Andrea Strehler (Bremen) 6-1, 3-6, 6-1.
Championship: Sami Vogeler-Brooke Kresca (New Prairie) beat Heidi Prawat-Haley Moren (Bremen) 6-3, 3-6, 7-5.
NorthWood downs Plymouth
NorthWood came out fighting on Senior Night, and the Lady Panthers handed visiting Plymouth a 6-1 loss in the two teams’ second Northern Lakes Conference contest in Nappanee Monday.
Plymouth struck first in the second inning when Bailey Brown rapped out a leadoff hit, stole second and then scored on Katie Berg’s single to center. NorthWood escaped multiple Plymouth threats as the Lady Pilgrims left seven runners on in the first three innings alone.
The Panthers had a more even scoring effort, plating three in the third and sixth innings. Errors proved to be Plymouth’s second opponent on the night as NorthWood had fewer hits than Plymouth but crossed the plate five more times than the Pilgrims, who committed four errors in the loss.
Offensively, Plymouth had a balanced batting effort as all hits were by different players.
The Pilgrims finish up the regular season with two more home games this week. They wrap up conference play with Northridge on Wednesday and host Culver Girls Academy on Senior Night Friday with game time scheduled for 4:45 p.m.
• NORTHWOOD 6, PLYMOUTH 1
Plymouth: 010 000 0 — 1 6 4
Northwood: 003 003 x — 6 5 1
WP: T. Troxel; LP: Britney Horvath
2B: M. Schwartz
No. 5 Bremen beats Knox in 5
Class A No. 5 Bremen out-hit Knox 10-3 Monday, and the Lady Lions put away the visitors in five innings, 12-2.
Chelsea Huppert struck out four while giving up one hit lasting two innings for the win before Lexi Pate relieved her in the third.
Huppert also finished 2-for-2 with three RBIs at the dish, while Brooke Baker and Rachael Czarnecki each finished 2-for-3, and Taylor Lashbrook scored two runs and drove in two more for the Lions, who host Jimtown Wednesday.
Kindrick Joseph tripled and scored a run for Knox. Alyssa Redlin finished with a hit and two RBIs
• BREMEN 12, KNOX 2 (5 inn.)
Knox: 010 10 — 2 3 5
Bremen: 450 300 — 12 10 0
Chelsea Huppert (W), Lexi Pate (3); Madison Brown (L)
2B: Huppert (B), Rachael Czarnecki (B)
3B: Maci Moren (B), Kindrick Joseph (K)
Records: Bremen 19-3 (12-1 NSC)
Argos wins at ECA
Jenny Fishburn went 4-for-4 with three runs and an RBI, and Argos shelled host Elkhart Christian 13-5 Monday night.
Allison Flower got the win inside the circle giving up four hits and two walks with nine strikeouts lasting six and a third innings, and she helped her own cause with five hits, three RBIs and two runs.
Abby Cohagan recorded a hit, scored three runs and drove in another, and Charlie Horn had a hit and two runs for Argos.
• ARGOS 13, ELKHART CHRISTIAN 5
Argos: 123 304 0 — 13 14 0
ECA: 300 020 0 — 5 4 0
Complete results unavailable.
Glenn holds off Cougars
John Glenn notched a narrow 3-2 Northern State Conference win over visiting New Prairie Monday night.
Mark Einhorn struck out six and surrendered no walks and six hits for the Falcons, who moved to 9-4 in conference play while dropping the Cougars to 6-7 in the league.
The Falcons jumped on top with a two-run first. Drew McDonald singled, and David Jaworski hit a two-out liner to right to score him. Kyle Liedtky reached on a high pop up and infield error, allowing Austin Bloss to single home Jaworski, putting Glenn up 2-0.
After New Prairie plated a run of its own in the second, the Falcons stretched their lead back to 2-1 in the fifth when Ryan Price was hit by a pitch, McDonald bunted him over, and Justin Gierlowski ripped a liner over second for his second RBI of the night.
New Prairie mounted a comeback with an unearned run in the top of the seventh, but Eihnorn composed himself with the winning run on base.
• JOHN GLENN 3, NEW PRAIRIE 2
New Prairie: 010 000 1 — 2 6 1
Glenn: 200 010 x — 3 5 0
Chayse Davis (L, 4-5); Mark Einhorn (W, 4-2).
2B: Kody Gorny (NP).
Records: New Prairie 11-10 (6-7 NSC), Glenn 14-8 (9-4 NSC)
JV score: New Prairie 7, Glenn 0.
Lions beat Knox
The class 2A No. 10 Bremen put up nine runs in the first two innings en route to a 13-1 Northern State Conference win at Knox Monday.
Bobby Cornett picked up the win on the mound, allowing only three hits and striking out four in the complete game effort.
Tyler Coffel finished the night a perfect 4-for-4 with two doubles and five RBIs, while Eric Knepper
doubled, scored three runs and drove in two, and Jacob Bennitt and Cornett also doubled in the win.
• BREMEN 13, KNOX 1 (5 inn.)
Bremen: 361 30 — 13 10 0
Knox: 010 00 — 1 3 0
WP: Bobby Cornett; LP: Eric Dan
2B: Cornett (B), Jacob Bennitt (B), Eric Knepper (B), Tyler Coffel (B)
Triton rallies past Culver
Triton rallied back from a two-run deficit with a four-run sixth and made it stand up in the final inning for a 4-2 Northern State Conference win over visiting Culver Community Monday.
Pete Kauffman got the win on the mound to move to an even 3-3 on the season.
Nick Pritz doubled twice and Collin Stevens also doubled for Triton.
• TRITON 4, CULVER COMMUNITY 2
Culver: 101 000 0 — 2 6 0
Triton: 000 004 x — 4 7 1
Kyle Vlach (L), Everett Krueger (6); Pete Kauffman (W, 3-3)
2B: Nick Pritz 2 (C), Collin Stevens (C)
Records: Culver 3-14 (2-9 NSC), Triton 7-13, 4-8 NSC)
LaVille tops, Culver splits NSC 3-way
LaVille topped the field, while Culver split with a close win over Knox in a Northern State Conference three-way golf meet at Mystic Hills Monday.
Zach Gurtner led the field with a 2-over-par 37, while Cam Gurtner, Zach Hostetler and Tyler Thomas all finished within a stroke of one another with respective scores of 43, 44 and 45 for LaVille.
Culver was led by Trent Elliott’s round of 38. Cody Peterson carded 49, Kenny VandePutte shot 57, and Tevin Jones shot 59.
Hunter Gilbert and Jacob Albon both shot 49 to lead Knox, while Curt Scherer shot 50, and Dante Freet shot 59 for the Redskins.
• LaVILLE 169, CULVER 203, KNOX 207
At Mystic Hills (par 35)
CULVER (203): Trent Elliott 38, Cody Peterson 49, Tristan Schultz 60, Kenny VandePutte 57, Tevin Jones 59.
LaVILLE (169): Zach Gurtner 37, Cam Gurtner 43, Zach Hostetler 44, Tyler Thomas 45, Dustin Royer 53.
KNOX (207): Hunter Gilbert 49, Curt Scherer 50, Jacob Albon 49, Dante Freet 59, River Brooks 74.
Jr. high girls track
Lincoln girls finish season at NELMSC
Lincoln’s girls track teams finished up their season at home with the NELMSC track meet on Saturday.
Lincoln’s eighth grade finished in sixth place with 35 points, while Whitko won with 11 points. The seventh grade Red Storm wound up eighth with 31 points, while Wawasee won with a score of 106 followed closely by Warsaw Edgewood’s 104.
In the highest finishes for Lincoln’s eighth grade, Rachel Crawford finished second in the 800, third in the long jump and fifth in both the 1600 and 4x400 with Ashley Harrell, Mackenzie Derifield and Kyndel Grove, while Lauren Kolter tied for third in the long jump, and Nicole Horvath was fifth in the shot put.
For Lincoln’s seventh graders, Leena Tetzloff placed fourth in the 800 and sixth in both the 100 and 4x100 along with Ali Andrews, Rachel Dodson and Sydney Holzwart, while Kenzie Quissell was second in the high jump, and Cortni Cook placed fourth in the hurdles.
Ferris, Currier lead CMA
Dean Ferris scored six goals, Zach Currier scored five, and Culver Military’s boys lacrosse team beat visiting Cincinatti Moeller 19-3 over the weekend.
Currier also finished with a pair of assists, and Riley Thompson and Joel Tinney each scored three times with two assists for the Eagles, who moved to 15-2.
• CULVER MILITARY (Prep) 19, CINCINNATI MOELLER 3
CMA goals: Dean Ferris 6, Zach Currier 5, Joel Tinney 3, Riley Thompson 3, Colin Courtney 1, Austin Spencer 1. Assists: Thompson 2, Currier 2, Tinney 2, Pierre Byrne 2. Saves: Nic Peterson 4.
CGA stays perfect
Culver Girls Academy stayed unbeaten on the year with a 14-2 rout of Guerin Catholic at home over the weekend.
Morgan Osborn scored four time, and Anni Morsches and Hannah Flaten each scored twice for CGA. Morsches also finished with four assists, while Clair Fay racked up seven saves for the Lady Eagles.
• CULVER GIRLS ACADEMY 14, GUERIN CATHOLIC 2
CGA goals: Morgan Osborn 4, Annie Morsches 2, Hannah Flaten 2, Saralena Barry 1, Erin Thomas 1, Olivia Rabbitt 1, Kelsi Carr 1, Rory Byrne 1, Mikayla Cooper 1. Assists: Morsches 4, Flaten 1, Thomas 1, Rabbitt 1, Carr 1. Saves: Clair Fay 7.
JV score: Guerin 7, CGA 6.