Hodges bros come up big in Wabash win
Former Plymouth Rockie Austin Hodges came down with two interceptions, including one for a game-sealing score as Wabash College opened its season with a win over host Hanover Saturday, 33-12.
Hodges returned his second interception of the game 39 yards for a touchdown with 3:59 remaining to put the game out of reach. He also recorded four solo tackles and an assist.
Austin's younger brother and fellow PHS product Houston Hodges also had a big day as he opened the game with a 55-yard kick-off return and went 10 yards on a punt return later in the game. Houston had three tackles and several pass break-ups as Wabash
Bettcher and No. 6 USF lose heartbreaker
LaVille alum Aaron Bettcher finished with two catches for 22 yards as NAIA No. 6 University of Saint Francis lost a 15-14 heartbreaker to No. 20 St. Ambrose Saturday.
Saint Francis opened the scoring early in the first with a 15-play, 85 yard touchdown drive, but the kick failed. St. Ambrose answered back with a 14-play, 61-yard drive for a score of its own, and Quinn Treiber's kick left the Cougars trailing 7-6 until the fourth.
St. Francis retook the lead on a 70-yard catch and carry from quarterback Wesley Hunsucker to Austin Coleman, pushing the Cougars to a 14-7 lead when Antoin Campbell ran it in for two extra points. But St. Ambrose again responded with a scoring drive of its own as Eric Williamson connected with Zach Grant on a 15-yard TD strike with 1:45 to play, and Mitch Overstreet hauled in another Williamson pass for the two-point conversion and the win.
Lacher lifts Lions past LaVille
Roberto Gonzalez combined with Sam Lacher in the 84th minute, and Lacher’s goal kept defending Northern State Conference-champion undefeated with a 2-1 victory over visiting LaVille Monday.
Danny Reynoso opened the scoring on a Rickey Reynoso assist in the fourth minute as the Lions jumped on top of their NSC foes early, but J.T. Saylor’s unassisted strike in the 73rd minute forced overtime at the match.
Austin Adams finished with five saves in goal, and C.J. Thornton recorded a pair of saves for Bremen.
Jeff Haygood finished with seven saves for the Lancers.
Both teams return to action Thursday when Bremen travels to Concord and LaVille hits the road for Elkhart Christian.
• BREMEN 2, LaVILLE 1
B — Danny Reynoso (Rickey Reynoso), 4th minute
LV — J.T. Saylor, 73rd minute
B — Sam Lacher (Roberto Gonzalez), 84th minute
Shots: Bremen 12, LaVille 7
Saves: Bremen 7 (Austin Adams 5, C.J. Thornton 2), LaVille 7 (Jeff Haygood)
Records: LaVille 5-4-, Bremen 10-0-1
JV score: Bremen 2, LaVille 1
Bremen tops Triton
Bremen beat Triton on four courts, and the Lions handed the defending Northern State Conference-champion Trojans a 4-1 loss at home at DeSantis Courts Monday.
Brad Foster beat Jeff Ross in three sets at 1 singles as the Lions swept all three singles positions. Tommy Foster and Krent Hueni beat Darren Harrell and Jake Oldham in straight 6-1 sets for a match point at 2 doubles.
Triton’s only win came at 1 doubles, where Lucas Shafer and Pete Kauffman trumped Joe Zeltwanger and Nate Strehler in a nip-tuck three-setter, 6-2, 6-7, 7-6.
• BREMEN 4, TRITON 1
SINGLES: 1. Brad Foster (B) beat Jeff Ross, 6-4, 2-6, 6-2; 2. Jalen Bayer (B) beat Dean Howesdeshell, 6-4, 6-3; 3. Wes Burkholder (B) beat Jared Fisher, 6-1, 6-2.
DOUBLES: 1. Lucas Shafer-Pete Kauffman (T) beat Joe Zeltwanger-Nate Strehler, 6-2, 6-7, 7-6; 2. Tommy Foster-Krent Hueni (B) beat Darren Harrell-Jake Oldham, 6-1, 6-1.
Records: Bremen 9-5 (4-1 NSC), Triton 6-4 (2-1 NSC)
JV score: Bremen 4, Triton 2
CMA edges Riley
Justin Sitjar and Jorge Segura battled back from a loss in the first set to trump Riley’s Ryan O’Connor and Jacob Meilcarek at 2 doubles, 5-7, 6-1, 6-1, and Culver Military Academy edged out visiting Riley 3-2 at home at the Gable Tennis Complex Monday.
Maudhuit put away Justin Gruber 6-0, 6-2, while Alex and Austin Proeh won in straight sets at 1 doubles, 6-1, 6-0.
• CULVER MILITARY 3, RILEY 2
SINGLES: 1. Aaron Zaderej (R) beat Quinlan Smith, 6-2, 4-6, 6-1; 2. Eric Maudhuit (C) beat Justin Gruber, 6-0, 6-1; 3. Gilbert Williams (R) beat Aaron Arvizu, 0-6, 7-5, 6-2.
DOUBLES: 1. Alex Proeh-Austin Proeh (C) beat Matt Paluszewski-Corey Fletcher, 6-1, 6-0; 2. Justin Sitjar-Jorge Segura (C) beat Ryan O’Connor-Jacob Meilcarek, 5-7, 6-1, 6-1.
Plymouth falls at Marian
Plymouth took a tough loss in three competitive games on the road at Mishawaka Marian Monday, 25-22, 25-21, 25-20.
Andria Shook finished with 11 kills to lead the Lady Pilgrims attack, while Amber Redinger tallied nine kills with three blocks.
Haley Harrell passed out 29 assists, and Carly Baker notched four blocks for Plymouth, which slipped to 6-8 on the season.
The Pilgrims return to Northern Lakes Conference action at home against Warsaw Thursday.
• MARIAN 3, PLYMOUTH 0 (25-22, 25-21, 25-20)
Kills: Andria Shook 11, Amber Redinger 9
Aces: Emily Eveland 1, Marissa German 1
Assists: Haley Harrell 29
Digs: Mikayla German 11
Blocks: Carly Baker 4, Hunter Stevens 3, Amber Redinger 3
Records: Plymouth 6-8, Marian 11-3
JV score: Marian 2, Plymouth 0 (25-14, 25-16)
NorthWood beats Bremen
NorthWood handed host Bremen a three-game loss Monday, 25-17, 25-14, 25-8.
Savannah Bley put away nine kills with 15 digs, and Maddie Schwartz served up eight aces for NorthWood.
Brooke Baker and Cassie Sears each recorded four kills, and Chelsea Huppert tallied five blocks in the loss for the Lady Lions.
Bremen hosts Knox in a Northern State Conference match today, while NorthWood travels to Elkhart Memorial for a Northern Lakes Conference match-up Thursday.
• NORTHWOOD 3, BREMEN 0 (25-17, 25-14, 25-8)
Kills: Brooke Baker 4, Cassie Sears 4
Aces: Mikayla Gardner 2
Assists: Chelsea Huppert 4, Sabrina Gilley 3
Digs: Gardner 7, Brooke Fitch 7
Blocks: Huppert 5
Kills: Savannah Bley 9, Hannah Stump 8
Aces: Maddie Schwartz 8
Assists: Allie Mattingly 31
Digs: Bley 15
Blocks: Jana Yoder 5
Record: NorthWood 13-3
JV score: NorthWood 2, Bremen 0 (25-17, 25-14)
CGA wins crosstown match
Culver Girls Academy beat crosstown-rival Culver Community on the road Monday, 25-19, 25-7, 25-16.
Katy Bjornson registered 10 kills and nine digs in a balanced effort for the Lady Eagles. Pita Navarro also finished with 10 kills, Paige Baldacci set 33 assists, and Sarah Boland served up six aces.
• CULVER GIRLS ACADEMY 3, CULVER COMMUNITY 0 (25-19, 25-7, 25-16)
At Culver Community
Kills: Katy Bjornson 10, Pita Navarro 10, Jamie Madison 9
Assists: Paige Baldacci 33
Aces: Sarah Boland 6, Torrie Christleb 4
Digs: Katy Bjornson 9, Abby Jeffirs 8
Record: CGA 8-3
JV Score: CGA 2, Culver Community 1 (25-15, 24-25, 15-3)
Plymouth tops competitive 3-way
Plymouth beat Culver Girls Academy by four strokes, and the Lady Eagles earned a split with a five-stroke edge over Adams in a competitive three-way girls golf meet at Mystic Hills Monday.
Emily Berger led the Lady Pilgrims with a match-low 44, while Kelly Henderson carded a 50, and Lauren Rearick and Emily Denney both shot 51.
Samantha Seibel led the Eagles with a round of 46, Mackenzie Toth shot 48, and Maureen Reed and Gracen Hirschy carded dual 50s for CGA.
• PLYMOUTH 196, CULVER GIRLS ACADEMY 200, ADAMS 205
at Mystic Hills Golf Course (Par 36)
PLYMOUTH (196): Emily Berger 44, Lauren Rearick 51, Emily Denney 51, Morgan Oberley 55, Kelly Henderson 50.
CGA (200): Samantha Seibel 46, Mackenzie Toth 48, Makenna Morsches 58, Maureen Reed 53, Gracen Hirschy 53.
ADAMS (205): Paige Spychaski 53, Ashley Strezlecki 54, Aine O’Connor 50, Nicole Gorman 50, Katie Copeland 52.
Bremen handles Mishawaka
Bremen handed visiting Mishawaka a 215-241 loss at its home course at Sprig O’Mint Monday.
The Lady Lions were led by Kayleigh Daily’s 47 score, Melissas Krathwohl shot 52, and Kaitlyn Ahlenius and Alex Homann both shot 58 for Bremen.
• BREMEN 215, MISHAWAKA 241
At Sprig O’ Mint
BREMEN (215): Kayleigh Daily 47, Melissa Krathwohl 52, Kaitlyn Ahlenius 58, Alex Homann 58, LoriAnn Wickens 62.
MISHAWAKA (241): Aubri Young 48, Katie Fry 59, Gracie Gebo 65, Chealse Borsodi 69, Jovanna Kobb 87.
LaVille tops Tippy Valley
LaVille beat Tippecanoe Valley 215-271 in a dual girls golf meet at Swan Lake Monday.
Lauren Read shot 47 fresh off her Northern State Conference-championship round at Sprig O’Mint Saturday, while Shayla Eggert carded a 52, Whitney Brown finished in 54, and Casey Turak shot 62 for the Lady Lancers.
• LaVILLE 215, TIPPECANOE VALLEY 271
At Swan Lake
LaVILLE (215): Lauren Read 47, Whitney Brown 54, Shayla Eggert 52, Casey Turak 62.
TIPPY VALLEY (271): Allyson Ross 55, Kara Eaton 63, Lizzy VanMeter 78, Emy Gelbaugh 75.
Glenn wins 2
John Glenn beat both Concord and Elkhart Memorial in a three-way meet at Christiana Creek Monday.
Emma Reese and Morgan Eggleston shot 47 and 48, respectively, for Glenn, while Maddie Silvey finished in 52, and Kaylee Matz shot 54 for the Lady Falcons, who moved to 15-9 on the season.
• JOHN GLENN 201, CONCORD 213, ELKHART MEMORIAL 240
At Christiana Creek (Par 36)
GLENN (201): Maddie Silvey 52, Emma Reese 47, Morgan Eggleston 48, Kaylee Matz 54, Katie Hershberger 60.
CONCORD (213): McKenna Grimske 46, Abby Roberts 54, Michaela Sesrer 59, Aslyn Ball 61, Sammy Oberholtzer 54.
MEMORIAL (240): Elly Disher 63, Kharlee Scroy 62, Hannah Dillman 58, Kaylan Byers 57, Cloe Klien 77.
Records: Glenn 15-9, Concord 2-7, Memorial 0-9
8th grade volleyball
Bremen 8th falls
The eighth grade Lady Lions lost last night to NorthWood Middle School. Bremen extended the Panthers to three games but couldn’t get over the hump in the final set, falling 25-22, 18-25, 15-5.
7th grade volleyball
Bremen loses to NorthWood
The Bremen seventh volleyball team lost to Northwood, 25-20, 25-8.
Sara Knepper, Lexi Miller, MacKenzie Moren and Brooke Kertai were strong from the serving line. A perfect pass from Kenzie Flory set up Bailey Fritter for the only kill of the game for Bremen.