Howdeshell heroics lift Triton to key NSC win
Dean Howdeshell rallied back from a 4-0 deficit in the third set to trump Jimtown’s Mikey Pawlak 3-6, 6-3, 7-6(1) at 1 singles, and the Triton boys tennis team earned a critical Northern State Conference win on the road in Elkhart, 3-2, Wednesday.
Triton’s Lucas Shafer and Darrin Harrell put away Triton’s first match point with a victory over Jimtown 1 doubles tandem Ben Janowski and Adam DeShone in straight 6-4 sets.
After Alex Eib fell 6-4, 6-3 to Jimmies 3 singles player Brock Johnson to even the match at 1-1, Trojans 2 doubles teammates Jake Oldham and Austin Sellers combined to beat Jimtown’s Isaac Pope and Hunter Price in two 6-4 sets.
Jacob Gongwer evened the match back up at 2-all with a 7-5, 7-5 win over Triton’s Jared Fisher at 2 singles before Howdeshell’s heroics lifted the Trojans to the win. Triton moved to 4-1 in the NSC and 9-5 overall while Jimtown fell to 3-2 in conference play and 5-9 on the year.
• TRITON 3, JIMTOWN 2
SINGLES: 1. Dean Howdeshell (T) beat Mikey Pawlak 3-6, 6-3, 7-6(1); 2. Jacob Gongwer (J) beat Jared Fisher 7-5, 7-5; 3. Brock Johnson (J) beat Alex Eib 6-4, 6-3.
DOUBLES: 1. Lucas Shafer-Darrin Harrell (T) beat Ben Janowski-Adam DeShone 6-4, 6-4; 2. Jake Oldham-Austin Sellers (T) beat Isaac Pope-Hunter Price 6-4, 6-4.
Record: Triton 9-5 (4-1 NSC), Jimtown 5-9 (3-2 NSC)
JV score: Triton 3 Jimtown 1
JV Record: Triton 8-3
Bremen shuts down LaVille
Bremen’s boys tennis team whitewashed LaVille 5-0 in a Northern State Conference match at DeSantis Courts in Bremen Wednesday.
The Lions completely shut out LaVille during singles play and surrendered just one game in each of the doubles matches en route to a 3-3 NSC mark and an 8-8 overall record.
• BREMEN 5, LaVILLE 0
SINGLES: 1. Tommy Foster d. Pierce Frick 6-0, 6-0; 2. Bryce DeVine d. Matt Dickson 6-0, 6-0; 3. Krent Hueni d. Adam Baker 6-0, 6-0.
DOUBLES: 1. Tyler LaFlash-Austin Ingle d. Dustin Royer-Brandon Haisley 6-0, 6-1; 2. Ryker Hand-Chandler Snyder d. Dennis Feitz-Eric Eggerbrecht 6-1, 6-0.
Records: Bremen 8-8 (3-3 NSC)
JV score: Bremen 3, LaVille 0
Hardy saves Culver
Mickella Hardy racked up 17 saves at goalkeeper, and Culver Community’s girls soccer team beat Northern State Conference foe John Glenn 3-1 in a game at North Liberty Wednesday night.
Courtney Littleton scored in just the second minute, and Kayla Shaffer added the insurance goal for Culver in the 19th minute.
Shaffer struck again on a Shakkira Harris assist in the 76th minute.
Glenn’s Ashley Sherman finally found the back of the net for her team in the game’s final minute, while Dana Rector made four saves in goal for the Lady Falcons in the loss.
• CULVER COMMUNITY 3, JOHN GLENN 1
At North Liberty
CC — Courtney Littleton, 2nd minute
CC — Kayla Shaffer, 19th minute
CC — Shaffer (Shakkira Harris), 76th minute
JG — Ashley Sherman, 80th minute
Saves: Mickella Hardy (CC) 17, Dana Rector (JG) 4
Reynoso, Adams and Bremen stay perfect
Danny Reynoso scored in the 79th minute, and Bremen remained perfect on the year with a thrilling 2-1 victory over visiting Concord at home at Jane’s Park Thursday.
Reynoso notched an assist on Bremen’s first score of the night, a Sam Lacher tally in the 32nd minute that gave the home team an initial 1-0 advantage.
Drew Wysong evened it up for Concord in the 44th minute before Reynoso’s goal pushed Bremen to 12-0 on the season.
Austin Adams fended off an eye-popping 23 shots in goal for the Lions.
Anthony Saleh finished with 12 saves for Concord.
• BREMEN 2, CONCORD 1
B — Sam Lacher (Danny Reynoso), 32nd minute
C — Drew Wysong, 44th minute
B — Reynoso, 79th minute
Keeper saves: Austin Adams (B) 23, Anthony Saleh © 12.
Glenn draws with Rochester
James Frey scored the equalizer on a Jeffery Strycker assist in the second half, and John Glenn salvaged a 1-1 draw with host Rochester in a boys soccer game Wednesday.
Jace Bixler put Rochester up 1-0 on a Christian Coplen helper at the contest before Frey evened it up.
Complete results weren’t available for the game.
• JOHN GLENN 1, ROCHESTER 1
R — Jace Bixler (Christian Coplen)
JG — James Frey (Jeffery Strycker)
Complete results unavailable.
Plymouth girls beat sectional foe Triton
Plymouth’s girls golf team beat out Triton 192-218 in a warm-up for Saturday’s Warsaw Sectional Wednesday at Rozella Ford.
Plymouth was led by freshman Randi Dunn’s 46, Kelly Henderson’s 47 and Alyssa Ebierski’s 49. Emily Denney carded 50, and Makayla Fox shot 57 for the Pilgrims.
Triton’s scores were not available after the meet.
The Lady Pilgrims beat Triton 192 to 218. The Pilgrims were lead by
Randi Dunn 46.
• PLYMOUTH 192, TRITON 218
At Rozella Ford
PLYMOUTH (192): Kelly Henderson 47, Emily Denney 50, Alyssa Egierski 49, Makayla Fox 57, Randi Dunn 46.
TRITON (218): Individual scores not available.
Glenn falls at Elbel
John Glenn’s girls golf team fell by a 175-194 score in a dual meet at Elbel Wednesday.
Anna Schmeltz shot 42 for Glenn followed by Presley Gee’s 46 and Morgan Eggleston’s 49.
Emma Reese and Madeleine Silvey carded dual 57s for the Lady Falcons, who move to 17-5.
• SOUTH BEND ADAMS 175, JOHN GLENN 194
At Elbel Golf Course (Par 36)
ADAMS (175): Ashley Strzeleki 43, Anna O’Connor 47, Claire Rice 44, Paige Spychalski 41, Katie Copeland 47, Nikki Goman 49.
GLENN (194): Anna Schmeltz 42, Emma Reese 57, Madeleine Silvey 57, Morgan Eggleston 49, Presley Gee 46, Kaylee Matz 60.
Records: Adams 11-3, Glenn 17-5
Plymouth teams fall in NLC 3-way
Plymouth’s boys and girls cross country teams finished at the bottom of the heap in three-way Northern Lakes Conference matches with Wawasee and Elkhart Memorial Tuesday at Elkhart Memorial.
The Lady Pilgrims fell by a heartbreaking 27-28 margin to Memorial in the closest score of the meet. Wawasee won both meets, and the Chargers split.
Individual places and times were not available for the meet.
ELKHART MEMORIAL 19, PLYMOUTH 35; WAWASEE 17, PLYMOUTH 54; WAWASEE 22, ELKHART MEMORIAL 33
Complete results unavailable.
ELKHART MEMORIAL 27, PLYMOUTH 28; WAWASEE 23, PLYMOUTH 32; WAWASEE 23, MEMORIAL 32.
Complete results unavailable.
Falcons fly past Knox
John Glenn swept the top five spots to beat Knox 15-40 in a dual boys cross country meet between Northern State Conference teams.
Nick Mendenhall set the pace for Glenn with a 19:45, while Ryan Kulnicki finished three seconds back, Nathan Palemer was third in 19:54, and Carson England and Tony Carrasco finished within a second of one another at 20:02 and 20:03, respectively, in the top five for Glenn.
Knox was led by Seth Hernandez’s sixth-place finish in 20:46. Keiran White finished seventh in 21:01 followed by Austin Jordan in 21:15, Nathan Lynch in 21:36 and Cody Carlson in 21:47.
• JOHN GLENN 15, KNOX 40
Top 10: 1. Nick Mendenhall (JG) 19:45, 2. Ryan Kulnicki (JG) 19:48, 3. Nathan Palmer (JG) 19:54, 4. Carson England (JG) 20:02, 5. Tony Carrasco (JG) 20:03, 6. Seth Hernandez (K) 20:46, 7. Keiran White (K) 21:01, 8. Austin Jordan (K) 21:15, 9. Nathan Lynch (K) 21:36, 10. Cody Carlson (K) 21:47.
Balanced attack lifts Glenn past Argos
John Glenn’s volleyball team used a balanced attack to put away visiting Argos in three games Wednesday, 25-9, 25-23, 25-19.
Jenna Adams tallied a team-high seven kills for Glenn, while Larissa Edmaiston, Riley Patterson and Addie Holland each finished with six.
Kyler Columbia served up three aces with 16 assists, and Macy Jankowski notched 19 digs for the Falcons. Alex Lichtenberger set 12 assists in the win for Glenn, which pushes the team to 12-6.
Argos was paced by Allison Warner’s match-high nine kills with four blocks. Kelsey Kring recorded seven kills as Brianna Overmyer finished with 18 assists for the Lady Dragons.
Sabrina Brown passed out 19 digs, and DeVonna Lord managed six blocks at the net for Argos, which drops to 2-13.
• JOHN GLENN 3, ARGOS 0 (25-9, 25-23, 25-19)
Kills: Jenna Adams 7, Larissa Edmaiston 6, Riley Patterson 6, Addie Holland 6
Aces: Kyler Columbia 3
Assists: Columbia 16, Alex Lichtenberger 12
Digs: Macy Jankowski 19
Kills: Allison Warner 9, Kelsey Kring 7
Assists: Brianna Overmyer 18
Digs: Sabrina Brown 19
Blocks: DeVonna Lord 6, Warner 4
Records: Glenn 12-6, Argos 2-13.
JV score: Glenn 2, Argos 0 (25-0, 25-2)
Women’s college volleyball
Chargers defeated by Cougars
With a score of 25-22, 25-14, 25-23, Ancilla volleyball lost to Kalamazoo Valley Community College.
Mariah Kinney and Amber Redinger both had eight kills while Mieka Wagner added four. Twenty-two assists came from Courtney Griffith (12) and Suzanne Grimm (10). The defense was led by Hannah Sneed with 12 digs. Griffith and Redinger also contributed five aces; three and two respectively.
Ancilla will host a conference match-up versus Lake Michigan College at 6:30 p.m. tonight.