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May 29th, 2014
WARSAW â€” About this time a year ago, Kayla Shaffer wasnâ€™t even thinking about the state track finals.
â€śI played softball when I was a junior,â€ť says the Culver Community senior. â€śI didnâ€™t run track; I never really thought about it.â€ť
My, what a difference a year makes. Now, Shaffer isnâ€™t just thinking about next weekâ€™s state track meet.
Sheâ€™s thinking about winning it.
â€śWhat have we got to lose? Weâ€™ll go all out,â€ť said Shaffer, who led a remarkable Cavalier surge Tuesday at the Warsaw girls track regional.
BOURBON â€” The outcome was not surprising, but it was certainly no gimme.
It took near-perfect pitching and timely hitting before Triton could put away Bethany Christian for the second time in five days, this time during the Class 1A Sectional 52 softball semifinal at Keyser Field.
â€śSectionals puts a little edge on things, a little tension that you donâ€™t have during a regular game,â€ť said Triton head coach Steve McBride, â€śbut the bottom line is we are tickled to win and we move on to the next game which is what we wanted to do.â€ť
TOPEKA â€” The bywords for Bremenâ€™s softball team have been pitching and defense. Of course, the Lady Lions are looking pretty good at the dish, too.
Bremenâ€™s softball team started off its Sectional 35 title defense on the right foot Monday afternoon. The Lady Lions got solid pitching from their staff of Chelsea Huppert and Shannon Arndt, who were backed up by an errorless defense, and the team racked up 10 hits en route to a convincing 11-3 rout of Prairie Heights at the Westview Sectional.
BREMEN â€” For years, Plymouth tennis has gotten the best of Bremen.
At Wednesdayâ€™s sectional opener, the Lady Lions finally found a way to break through.
Alexa Harshbarger clinched a narrow 7-6(4), 7-5 decision over Kirstin Riise at 2 singles to break a 2-2 tie, and Bremenâ€™s girls tennis team celebrated a historic win over the Lady Pilgrims at home at DeSantis Courts.
CGA, Rochester advance at CGA Sectional
CGA beat Knox 5-0, and Rochester trumped North Judson 3-2 in a pair of quarterfinal matches at the Culver Girls Academy Girls Tennis Sectional Wednesday night.
The championship match is slated for 5 p.m. today.
Defending-champion CGA topped Knox in straight sets on all courts.
North Judsonâ€™s Carrigan Baxter and Tristan Fletcher stay alive at 1 doubles with their 6-0, 6-1 victory over Rosalie Navarro and Brittany Walker.
â€˘Â CGA SECTIONAL
CULVER GIRLS ACADEMY 5, KNOX 0
ROCHESTER â€” The Lady Pilgrims are back on top.
After CGA upended the then-repeat champion Plymouth girls track team last year, the Pilgrims reclaimed the Rochester Sectional championship Tuesday, showcasing some impressive depth along the way. Plymouth easily beat out second-place CGA 154.5-93.5, while Culver Community finished third with a score of 72, and Triton placed eighth with 43 points at the meet.
Bremen places 4th at home sectional
Penn repeated as the Bremen Girls Track Sectional champion with 155 points, while the host Lady Lions placed fourth with 60 points, Glenn was eighth with 22 points, and LaVille was ninth with 14 points Tuesday.
Monday, May 19
Bremen softball at Knox 5:30 p.m.
Bremen baseball vs Knox 5:30 p.m.
LaVille boys golf vs Knox, Culver at Mystic Hills 5 p.m.
LaVille softball vs Jimtown 5 p.m.
LaVille baseball vs Jimtown 7 p.m.
Glenn baseball at New Prairie 5 p.m.
Glenn softball at New Prairie 5 p.m.
Glenn girls tennis at Mishawaka 4:30 p.m.
Plymouth baseball at NorthWood 5 p.m.
Plymouth softball vs NorthWood 5 p.m.
Triton baseball at Culver 5 p.m.
Triton softball vs Culver 5 p.m.
Tuesday, May 20
Bremen boys golf vs Fairfield, West Noble at Sprig 4:30 p.m.
Bremenâ€™s Chelsea Huppert drove in five runs and got a pitching win and a save as the Lady Lions won their home softball invitational over the weekend.
Plymouthâ€™s George Stults homered twice in a win at Warsaw, then followed up with three RBIs in another NLC win over Wawasee last week.