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October 30th, 2014
PLYMOUTH â€” Plymouthâ€™s Rockies have to feel that there is no place like home and living to play another week at the Rockpile has brought the reward of 7-2 South Bend St. Joseph.
The Indians come to Plymouth having lost back to back games in week five and six against Marian (8-2) and Penn (10-0). Last week they survived an opening round playoff scare at home against Hobart. They were able to do all that while replacing 10 starters from a year ago.
NEW CARLISLE â€” Hey, at least they were there.
After all, several times this season, another semistate appearance for the Plymouth girls cross country team looked like no sure thing.
With that in mind, finishing 20th during Saturdayâ€™s tournament at New Prairie High School was nothing to be upset about, though the Pilgrims surely wanted to do better.
Also finishing up were the boys and girls teams from Culver Academies. They placed 15th and 13th, respectively.
Laville 41, Lake Station 0
Bremen 48, Prairie Heights 27
Marian 35, John Glenn 14.
Culver Military 27, Tippy Valley 26.
Plymouth 46, Washington 24.
MISHAWAKA â€” As sectional play opens around the state this Friday, John Glennâ€™s motivation is simple: The Falcons are having so much fun, they donâ€™t want it to end.
â€śOur seniors especially, theyâ€™re scared to lose,â€ť said Glenn coach Dave Sharpe. â€śThey donâ€™t want this to end because theyâ€™re having a blast. These kids love each other, and you can just tell that the camaraderie is there and we just want this thing to keep rolling.â€ť
SOUTH BEND â€” Plymouth got off to a solid start at the South Bend Clay Volleyball Sectional Tuesday, jumping on top with a 25-14 win in game one, then rallying for a 25-23 win in the second game before putting away South Bend Adams 25-17 in the third and final game.
It was good to just get out and get started at the tournament, said Plymouth head coach Doug West.
PERU â€” Four years, four straight championships. But lest you think the feeling ever gets old, think again.
Damon Binkley notched a hat trick, and Argosâ€™ boys soccer team cruised to its fourth consecutive regional title with a 4-1 victory over upstart Eastern at the Peru Regional Saturday night.
â€śIt doesnâ€™t get much better; you canâ€™t ask for much more,â€ť said Binkley, a starter with the team each of the past four regional championship seasons.
CULVER â€”Â Culver Academies earned dual second-place regional finishes behind Warsaw, and the Eagles earned semistate berths in both the boys and girls races at the Culver Academies Cross Country Regional Saturday. Plymouthâ€™s girls team advanced in the last spot out to next weekâ€™s New Prairie race with a fifth-place finish at Saturdayâ€™s meet.
The Eagles were led by Landrum Neer in 11th place, while Justin Matei finished 13th, Zach Dunlap was 16th, Alejandro Tumoine was 17th, and Shane Pursch finished 39th.
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High School final scores:
John Glenn 21, Bremen 20
Laville 21, Culver Community 6
Guerin Catholic 27, Culver Military Academy 0
Plymouth 50, Northwood 28
Osborn leads Dragons
Josiah Osborn scored twice and assisted on another goal, and Argos beat Peru 3-0 in the semifinal round at the Peru Boys Soccer Rectional Thursday night.
Osborn opened the scoring on an Aaron Dowdle assist in the 20th minute. Damon Binkley tallied another goal on an Osborn assist in the 23rd minute, and Osborn closed out the scoring on a Chandler Campbell helper in the 48th minute to bring the score to its final margin.
Argos outshot Peru 8-1 in the win. Tylor Peters finished with one save in goal for the shutout.