Plymouth starts NLC tourney 4-1
Plymouth’s boys tennis team got off to a 4-1 start in the opening round of the Northern Lakes Conference Tournament Wednesday at Concord.
Gabe Vervynckt beat Warsaw’s Kyle Wettschurak 6-4, 6-0 at 1 singles and John Hunter defeated Northridge’s Jed Miller, 6-2, 6-1 at 3 singles, while Plymouth’s 1 doubles tandem of Kendall Fosler and Jack Holloway trumped Northridge’s Andrew Gingerich and Bryan Slabach in three sets at 2 doubles, 6-2, 2-6, 6-0.
Matt Flynn, recently bumped up from the Pilgrims’ 1 doubles lineup, lost a tiebreaker in the first set with Northridge’s Josh Garfein and ultimately dropped the match, 6-7, 6-0, 6-1.
Plymouth resumes play in the second round of the NLC tourney today.
LaVille competitive in loss to Washington
LaVille won its first match of the year, but the Lancers lost the team meet to visiting Washington, 4-1 Wednesday.
Chris Nicodemus claimed a win by forfeit at 3 singles for the Lancers’ first victory of the season. LaVille also saw competitive play from its doubles teams as Eric Eggerbrecht and Dennis Seitz won their first set 6-4 before falling to Washington’s Isaiah White and Ryan Frailing in a competitive three-setter, 4-6, 6-3, 6-5, and Pierce Frick and Brandon Haisley extended Chris Moreno and Frank Smith to 12 games in the second set before falling 6-3, 7-5.
The Lancers open Northern State Conference Tournament play today at Bremen.
• WASHINGTON 4, LaVILLE 1
SINGLES: 1. Austin Cossel (W) beat Matt Dixon, 6-0, 6-0; 2. Tanner Cornelis (W) beat Adam Baker, 6-1, 6-1; 3. Chris Nicodemus (L) won by forfeit
DOUBLES: 1. Chris Moreno-Frank Smith (W) beat Pierce Frick-Brandon Haisley, 6-3, 7-5; 2. Isaiah White-Ryan Frailing (W) beat Eric Eggerbrecht-Dennis Seitz, 4-6, 6-3, 6-5.
Records: LaVille 0-9, Washington 1-8.
Different Lions lineup blanks Zebras
Bremen changed around its doubles lineup but still managed to shut out Rochester 5-0 at home Wednesday.
Nate Strehler and Tyler LaFlash won in straight sets at 1 doubles, and Austin Ingle and Bryce Devine claimed a 6-1, 6-3 victory at 2 doubles for the Lions.
Brad Foster earned a three-set win over Jonathon Phoun at 1 singles to complete the sweep.
Bremen hosts the first round of the Northern State Conference Tournament today.
• BREMEN 5, ROCHESTER 0
SINGLES: 1. Brad Foster beat Jonathon Phoun, 6-1, 4-6, 6-2; 2. Jalen Bayer beat Brandt Eytcheson, 6-4, 6-3; 3. Wes Burkholder beat Markis Smiley, 6-2, 6-1.
DOUBLES: 1. Nate Strehler-Tyler LaFlash beat Justin Schroder-Andy Feldman, 6-0, 7-6; 2. Austin Ingle-Bryce Devine beat Levi Brown-Wes Gohn, 6-1, 6-3.
Records: Bremen 12-5
JV score: Bremen 4, Rochester 0
CMA trumps St. Joe
Culver Military won at 2 and 3 singles, and Alec and Austin Proeh won in two 6-1 sets at 1 doubles as the Eagles trumped South Bend St. Joseph’s 3-2 on the road in Leeper Park Wednesday.
Sam Concannon beat Ryan Jamieson, 6-2, 6-1 at 2 singles, and Eric Maudhuit put away HOlden Gangluff in straight 6-1 sets as CMA earned the road win.
• CULVER MILITARY 3, ST. JOSEPH’S 2
At South Bend
SINGLES: 1. Patrick O’Connor (SJ) beat Quinlan Smith, 6-1, 6-2; 2. Sam Concannon (CMA) beat Ryan Jamieson, 6-2, 6-1; 3. Eric Maudhuit (CMA) beat Holden Gangluff, 6-1, 6-1.
DOUBLES: 1. Alec Proeh-Austin Proeh (CMA) beat Michael Minatel-Sam DeTrempe, 6-1, 6-1; Jason Rink-Michael Wroblewski (SJ) beat Arturo Lizarraga-Jorge Segura, 6-1, 6-3.
JV score: St. Joseph 11, CMA 6.
CGA wins at LaVille
Culver Girls Academy beat host LaVille in three games Wednesday night, 25-19, 25-12, 25-13.
Torrie Christlieb finished with 10 kills with two aces, Paige Baldacci recorded 26 assists with four aces, and Katy Bjornson served up two aces with seven digs in the win, which pushes the Lady Eagles to 12-6 on the year.
• CULVER GIRLS ACADEMY 3, LaVILLE 0 (25-19, 25-12, 25-13)
Kills: Torrie Christlieb 10, Jamie Madison 8
Blocks: Pita Navarro 3
Assists: Paige Baldacci 26
Aces: Baldacci 4, Christlieb 2, Katy Bjornson 2, Abby Jeffirs 2
Digs: Bjornson 7, Sarah Boland 6
Record: CGA 12-6
JV score: CGA 2, LaVille 0 (25-12, 25-12)
Bethany beats Argos
Argos’ volleyball team lost to Bethany Christian, 25-15, 25-20, 25-4 Tuesday night.
Sabrina Brown finished with two kills and Kelsey Kring recorded one kill. Kirsten ringer was 20 of 28 passing and Kring was 22 of 26 passing.
• BETHANY CHRISTIAN 3, ARGOS 0 (25-15, 25-20, 25-4)
Kills: Sabrina Brown 2, Kelsey Kring 1
JV score: Bethany 2, Argos 1 (25-17, 15-25, 15-13)
Concord tops Rockies 3-0
Plymouth struggled with its possession game, and the Rockies lost a 3-0 Northern Lakes Conference game with Concord at home Tuesday night.
Plymouth managed four shots on goal but couldn’t convert in the shutout.
Kyle Vanlue got played into the box on a nice through ball but didn’t pull the trigger quick enough, and Concord keeper Sergio Ortiz made a nice save. Zach Stone sneaking in from the wide midfield had a couple of looks in the box too but didn’t quite have the precision to put them away.
Erik Aguilar recorded four saves on seven shots on goal by the Minutemen, who jumped ahead 1-0 on a David Diaz goal in the eighth minute.
Plymouth slides to 3-7-4 overall and 0-2-2 in the NLC.
• CONCORD 3, PLYMOUTH 0
David Diaz, 8th minute
Drew Wysong, 30th minute
Julio Salano, 70th minute
Shots: Plymouth 4, Concord 7
Saves: Plymouth 4 (Erik Aguilar), Concord 4 (Sergio Ortiz)
Corners: Plymouth 1, Concord 4
Record: Plymouth 3-7-4 (0-2-2 NLC)
Rockies go 5-0
Plymouth’s defense earned its fourth shutout in five games, and the Rockies freshman football team routed Elkhart Memorial Wednesday night, 49-0.
Quarterback Jack Barron led the young Rockies attack by scoring three rushing touchdowns while throwing for another to Bodie Neidig. Cam Eveland scored Plymouth it’s other offensive touchdown on a 9-yard run.
Leading the Rockies defense was Josh Salyers with several tackles for loss, Matt Friar with an interception, Jeremy Splix with a fumble recovery for a touchdown, and Barron with a 70-yard interception return for another score. The Plymouth opposition has been held to seven points all season. Plymouth improves to 5-0 on the year and will host Wawasee next Thursday at 5:30 p.m.
8th grade football
Lincoln beats Wawasee
The Lincoln eighth grade football team hosted Wawasee and defeated the visitors 24-14.
Defensive leaders were Nate Nixon and Jorge Quintana, and Zach Xaver had a fumble recovery.
David Bacon, Tristen McMillen and Caleb Koss all had touchdowns. Jake Young was 3-for-3 on PATs.
The win brings the eighth grade Rockies’ record to 4-1. The team is back in action tonight.
Bremen 8th moves to 4-0
Bremen’s eighth grade football team stormed to 4-0 with a 38-14 win over Culver Tuesday night.
The team will look to stay perfect next Tuesday at 4:30 p.m.
7th grade football
Lincoln battles back for 8-6 win
A Jarred Hurford sack turned into a safety late in the fourth quarter, and the Lincoln seventh grade football team battled Wawasee from behind for a narrow 8-6 win Tuesday night.
The first half saw the Rockies losing the field position battle but only surrendering six points after being faced with a short field. In the second half the Rockies defense again stood tall and the offense put two sustained drives together with the second drive resulting in a score with a little over three minutes left.
Kaden McCrammer ran over and through the Wawasee defense on his way to a 19-yard score, but the extra point try was missed to set up a thrilling ending.
The ensuing kick-off sailed deep and the visitors started from their own 21-yard line. After two sacks and a penalty, Hurford broke through the line and drilled the opposing quarterback in the end zone for a safety. He was assisted by John Shenk and a host of other defenders.
After an onside free kick, Luke Houin led the team through the victory formation and the Rockies raised their record to 3-2. The seventh grade
Rockies continue their season tonight at Wawasee.
Culver hands Bremen 1st loss
Culver’s seventh grade football team handed Bremen its first loss Tuesday night, 13-0. The Lions’ record slips to 3-1.
Bremen returns to action next Tuesday at 4:30 p.m.
8th grade volleyball
Red Storm 8th wins
Lincoln’s eighth grade volleyball team came home with a win at Tippecanoe Valley, 25-9, 25-23, 25-9.
Leaders the Red Storm were Ashley Harrell in serving and setting, Cassie McPherron in serving and hitting, L.J. Singleton in serving and setting, Kennedy Snyder in passing and Nicole Horvath in hitting.
The team improves to 7-1 and travels to Urey tonight.
7th grade volleyball
Lincoln 7th stays perfect
The seventh grade Red Storm volleyball team won on the road at Tippecanoe Valley, 24-8, 25-15, 25-12 to remain perfect on the season at 7-0.
Lincoln leaders were Bailey Eveland and Kendall Rhodes in setting, Leah Smith in passing, Makenzie Quissel in hitting and Jillian Smith in serving.
Jr high boys cross country
Fox, Lions edge Jimtown
Hayden Fox set a new PR while finishing first, and Bremen’s junior high boys cross country team nosed out Jimtown 26-30 on the road.
The Lions dropped a combined 1:48 off their team average time for the season with seven season bests and five PRs.
Fox finished in 11:21 to pace the field, Logan Fish recorded a season best in third, Bryce Ginter was sixth, and Bryce Sterling and Luke Snyder both set new PRs in seventh and ninth, respectively.
The Lions move to 14-4 overall and 3-2 in the Northern State Conference.
Jr high girls cross country
Bremen cruises at Jimtown
The Bremen Middle School girls cross country team swept the top three spots to win on the road at Jimtown, 18-43.
The Lady Lions dropped an average of 1:47 off their total team average time and recorded six personal records and 21 season bests for the meet.
Brianna Andrews finished in a season-best 12:17 to win the race for Bremen, while Allyssa Fanning set a season best in second, and Ellen Fox recorded a PR in third place. Katie Yalaska ran a season best for fifth, and Natalie Gutierrez set a new personal record in seventh place.
Bremen’s girls are now 5-1 in the Northern State Conference and 15-2 overall.
Ancilla rolls against Lansing
The Lady Chargers earned a conference win over Lansing Community College, 26-24, 25-19, 25-14, to bolster their season record to 10-6 and 2-2 in conference play.
Kristen Trudell continued to do her job despite illness, setting 22 assists and adding seven digs. Kaylia Richardson shined on offense who with 13 kills in 24 attempts and only one hitting error.
Walkerton’s Jessica Moore and Keri Friend combined for seven and six kills respectively with only two errors between the two of them for a solid, well-balanced hitting night for the Lady Chargers. Kelly Duke led the defense with 11 digs.
Ancilla has an away match against conference opponent Kellogg Community College tonight.