Lions clinch back-to-back NSC championship at Glenn
Bremen clinched a back-to-back Northern State Conference boys soccer championship with a 3-0 win at John Glenn Tuesday.
Andrew Hoff scored on a Chris Gingerich assist in the eighth minute, and Danny Reynoso struck in the 10th minute on a Sam Bickel assist to put the defending NSC champion-Lions up two goals early.
Bickel added the backbreaker on a dual assist from Sam Lacher and Jarred Fitch in the 68th minute to put the game out of reach, and Bremen went 2-0 in NSC titles in just the second year of the conference in soccer.
C.J. Thornton finished with 10 saves in goal, and Austin Adams saved another nine as Bremen shut out the Falcons despite a close 17-16 shot margin.
Troy Brassell recorded 12 saves for Glenn, but it wasn’t enough to dethrone the Lions.
• BREMEN 3, JOHN GLENN 0
B — Andrew Hoff (Chris Gingerich), 8th minute
B — Danny Reynoso (Sam Bickel), 10th minute
B — Bickel (Sam Lacher, Jarred Fitch), 68th minute
Shots: Glenn 16, Bremen 17
Saves: Bremen 19 (C.J. Thornton 10, Austin Adams 9, Glenn 12 (Troy Brassell).
Records: Bremen 11-0-2, Glenn 5-5-1
JV score: Bremen 1, Glenn 1.
Romano powers Lancers
Craig Romano scored four goals with two assists, and LaVille routed Hebron 7-0 on the road Tuesday.
Kainen Norman and Tristen Weaver each recorded a goal and an assist, and Jeff Haygood earned the shutout with five saves as the Lancers moved to 8-4-1 on the year.
• LaVILLE 7, HEBRON 0
Kainen Norman (Romano)
Romano (Zack Hostetler)
Dane Johnson (Norman)
Tristen Weaver (Romano)
LaVille shots: 23
LaVille saves: Jeff Haygood 5
Record: LaVille 8-4-1
Plymouth falls in conference match
Plymouth lost a 2-0 Northern Lakes Conference contest with visiting Concord at home Tuesday.
Jackie Greenawalt scored both goals for the visitors.
The Lady Rockies return to NLC play against Wawasee Thursday.
• CONCORD 2, PLYMOUTH 0
Jackie Greenawalt (Jen Reyes)
Greenawalt (Kristin Brumbaugh, Mackenzi Hesselbart)
Complete stats unavailable
Lady Pilgrims earn NLC win
Plymouth’s volleyball team handed visiting Elkhart Memorial a Northern Lakes Conference loss in three competitive games at The Rock Tuesday, 25-21, 25-22, 25-23.
Amber Redinger and Marissa German each put down 11 kills, and Haley Harrell finished with 28 assists and 23 digs.
Andria Shook tallied eight kills, Mikayla German finished with 18 digs, and Carly Baker recorded four blocks for the Lady Pilgrims.
• PLYMOUTH 3, ELKHART MEMORIAL 0 (25-21, 25-22, 25-23)
Kills: Amber Redinger 11, Marissa German 11, Andria Shook 8
Assists: Haley Harrell 28
Digs: Harrell 23, Mikayla German 18
Blocks: Carly Baker 4
Records: Plymouth 9-12
JV score: Elkhart Memorial 2, Plymouth 0 (25-12, 25-22)
Triton trumps LaVille in 4
Triton trumped LaVille in four games in a closely contested Northern State Conference volleyball match at the Trojan Trench Tuesday, 25-14, 28-26, 22-25, 25-23.
Shana Anderson finished with 15 kills and five blocks, while Krystal Sellers served up four aces with seven kills for the home team. Marissa Ross dished up 24 assists, Emilee Koontz recorded seven kills, Holly Stogsdill notched eight digs, and Breanna Lemler tallied five blocks for the Lady Trojans.
• TRITON 4, LaVILLE 1 (25-14, 28-26, 22-25, 25-23)
Kills: Shana Anderson 15, Krystal Sellers 7, Emilee Koontz 7
Aces: Sellers 4
Assists: Marissa Ross 24
Digs: Holly Stogsdill 8
Blocks: Anderson 5, Breanna Lemler 5
LaVille stats unavailable
JV score: Triton 2, LaVille 0 (25-12, 25-19)
Triton blanks Glenn
Triton closed out its Northern State Conference dual meet season with a 5-0 shutout at John Glenn Tuesday.
The Trojans won in straight sets on all courts except 2 doubles, where Darren Harrell and Jake Oldham split sets with Glenn’s Drew Sheffer and Ben Weiss before putting them away, 6-0, 3-6, 6-2.
Tuesday’s win clinches the Trojans a share of the NSC round robin title at 5-1 along with Jimtown and Bremen headed into the conference tourney at Bremen Thursday.
• TRITON 5, JOHN GLENN 0
SINGLES: 1. Jeff Ross beat Joe Jaworski, 6-1, 6-2; 2. Dean Howdeshell beat Calvin Kretchmer, 6-4, 6-0; 3. Jared Fisher beat Hunter Jaworski, 6-4, 6-2.
DOUBLES: 1. Pete Kauffman-Lucas Shafer beat Drew McDonald-Evan Rhodes, 7-5, 6-0; 2. Darren Harrell-Jake Oldham beat Drew Sheffer-Ben Weiss, 6-0, 3-6, 6-2.
Records: Glenn 5-7 (2-4 NSC), Triton 9-4 (5-1 NSC)
JV score: Glenn 1, Triton 0
Bremen beats Bethany
Bremen sharpened its claws for Thursday’s Northern State Conference Tournament with a 4-1 win over visiting Bethany Christian at home at DeSantis Courts Tuesday.
The Lions’ only loss came at 1 singles. Wes Burkholder overcame a tough tiebreaker loss in the second set to beat Bethany’s Ike Lehman in three, 6-2, 6-7, 6-3.
The Lions move to 11-5 overall with the win.
• BREMEN 4, BETHANY CHRISTIAN 1
SINGLES: 1. Nate Brendle (BC) beat Brad Foster, 6-0, 6-3; 2. Jalen Bayer (B) beat Abe Thorne, 6-2, 6-4; 3. Wes Burkholder (B) beat Ike Lehman, 6-2, 6-7, 6-3.
DOUBLES: 1. Nate Strehler-Bryce DeVine (B) beat Parth Patel-Himal King, 6-1, 6-2; 2. Tommy Foster-Krent Hueni (B) beat Joel Gerig-Hans Miller, 6-1, 6-3.
Record: Bremen 11-5.
JV score: Bethany 3, Bremen 2.
LaVille closes NSC dual season
Jimtown clinched a share of the Northern State Conference round robin championship while keeping LaVille winless in the conference with a 5-0 defeat of the host Lancers in Lakeville Tuesday.
Chris Nicodemus took two games from his opponent at 3 singles, and Pierce Frick and Brandon Hazley also claimed a pair of games for LaVille at 1 doubles.
• JIMTOWN 5, LaVILLE 0
SINGLES: 1. Austin Ward beat Matthew Dixon, 6-0, 6-0; 2. Jake Ward beat Adam Baker, 6-1, 6-0; 3. Dan Gongwer beat Chris Nicodemus, 6-1, 6-1.
DOUBLES: 1. Cole Peterson-Brett Aller beat Pierce Frick-Brandon Hazley, 6-1, 6-1; 2. Michael Hobbs-Augie Farwig beat Eric Eggerbrecht-Dennis Feitz, 6-0, 6-0.
Records: Jimtown 12-4 (5-1 NSC), LaVille (0-6 NSC)
8th grade volleyball
Lions beat Rochester
Bremen’s eighth grade volleyball team beat Rochester in three games Monday. Standouts for the Lady Lions were Trisha Moser and Shannon Ardnt.
Bremen’s eighth grade will return to action Saturday at West Noble Saturday at 9 a.m.
Jr high boys cross country
Bremen boys lose to New Prairie
The Bremen Middle School Boys cross country team lost on the road to a very strong New Prairie team, 15-50.
Hayden Fox paced the Lions in ninth place with a time of 12:26, while Logan Fish and Bryce Ginter were 14th and 15th, respectively, Bryce Sterling finished 17th, and Bryce Tollie tied a PR with a 14:15 stop in 23rd place.
The Lions are now 2-2 in the Northern State Conference and 13-4 overall.
Jr. high girls cross country
Lady Lions take first NSC loss
The Bremen Middle School girls cross country team dropped a close meet to New Prairie, 25-30 for their first Northern State Conference loss.
Brianna Andrews and Allyssa Fanning finished third and fourth for the Lady Lions with respective times of 13:15 and 13:17. Ellen Fox finished sixth, Katie Yalaska was eight, and Natalie Gutierrez was ninth as the Lions slid to 4-1 in the conference and 14-2 overall.