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October 12th, 2010
ARGOS â€” Despite a lackluster first half, the Lancers still entered the break in their girls soccer sectional opener against Rochester with a 1-0 lead.
In the second half, they picked up the pace, scoring two more goals while recording six shots on goal for a 3-0 win over the Zebras in the Argos Girls Soccer Sectional Monday.
â€śIâ€™m happy with the second half,â€ť said LaVille head girls soccer coach Steve Hodge. â€śFirst half I thought we walked too much, which is unacceptable to me. They know that, and they picked it up. They did the job. Three-nil is fine. I have no problem with that.â€ť
CULVER â€” As the 2010 Cross Country State Tournament gets underway today, Plymouth is looking to build on last yearâ€™s success.
At the Culver Academies Sectional, Plymouthâ€™s girls hope to build on last yearâ€™s fourth-place regional-berth finish and unseat defending champion and host Culver Girls Academy.
While the Lady Eagles retain 2009 sectional and regional champion Waverly Neer from last seasonâ€™s campaign as well as fellow senior Kaye Sitterly, three of last yearâ€™s top five have since moved on.
LAKEVILLE â€” The Panthers needed just one goal Saturday to reclaim their title.
Eduardo Salinas scored a clean-up goal less than seven minutes in, and the NorthWood defense made the lone strike stand up as the Panthers unseated last yearâ€™s champion LaVille 1-0 in the LaVille Boys Soccer Sectional championship game to restore themselves as sectional titleholders Saturday at Newton Park.
WALKERTON â€” Happy Homecoming, John Glenn.
After a nip-tuck first half, the Falcons took over the momentum just seconds before halftime and positively dominated the second half, beating Class A No. 9 Culver by a safe 35-14 margin. Meanwhile down the road, Bremen gave Glenn a little help in its hopes to claim its first Northern State Conference title in nearly 30 years with a 25-14 win over visiting Jimtown to bring the Falcons even with the Jimmies at 6-1 in the NSC standings.
BOURBON â€”Â Knox linebacker Jordan Beemâ€™s 50-yard interception return with 5.4 seconds left in the game at Triton somehow felt appropriate.
Not that Beemâ€™s touchdown-scoring tightrope walk down the sideline affected the outcome in any way, but it certainly placed an exclamation mark on the Redskinsâ€™ superlative defensive effort.
Knox forced six turnovers â€”Â three picks and three fumble recoveries â€”Â piled up six tackles for a loss, and held the Trojans to 157 yards of total offense in a 27-0 Northern State Conference football win Friday.
GOSHEN â€” After two losses, the Plymouth Rockies dominated Goshen on the road Friday night.
The Rockies outrushed the Redskins 330-193 yards, Houston Hodges got involved in the running game and threw two touchdown passes, and Plymouth used a big second quarter to catapult to a 41-20 Northern Lakes Conference win.
It was the largest margin of defeat for Goshen so far this year.
BREMEN â€” Headed into their game against Class 3A No. 2 Jimtown, the Lions were considered the easy underdogs.
But Bremen pulled off the impossible Friday, snapping a 29-game Northern State Conference win streak stretching back to 2006 with a convincing 25-14 victory over the Jimmies in front of a home crowd at Don Bunge Field.
â€śFirst and foremost I think it was a tremendous win for our kids and our community and everybody else,â€ť said Bremen head football coach Bob Holmes. â€śThis is a great community, and theyâ€™ve backed us the entire season. Itâ€™s just a great win for a great community.â€ť
LAKEVILLE â€” The LaVille Boys Soccer Sectional first round hinged upon recovery and survival at Newton Park Thursday.
NorthWood, led by Ryan Lincolnâ€™s hat trick, recovered from a 3-1 halftime deficit to eliminate Bremen 4-3, while defending sectional champion LaVille survived a late push from John Glenn to escape the nightcap with a 2-1 victory.
The Lancers and Panthers meet in Saturdayâ€™s title round at 7 p.m. at Newton Park.
ARGOS â€” It was a bad night for Marshall County teams at the Argos Boys Soccer Sectional.
First, defending sectional champ Warsaw coasted past the host Dragons for a 5-0 victory, and then an early mistake wound up costing the Plymouth Rockies their bid at a championship as they fell to Manchester 1-0.
BOURBON â€” It is nice to face a lesser foe on senior night. The Triton volleyball team was not soÂ fortunate Thursday evening.
Jimtown put a damper on the festivities honoring Tritonâ€™s eight seniors with a 25-15, 25-18, 25-17 win, its 18th of the season.
â€śIâ€™m really proud of the way the girls played tonight,â€ť Triton coach Terrin Meister said. â€śWe did do some great things, but we just have to get over that hump.â€ť
Jimtown (18-6, 4-2 Northern State Conference) knew it had to overcome a motivated opponent.