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October 29th, 2010
PLYMOUTH â In a few months one local athlete will be competing for a national title.
Mike Grubbs of Plymouth will head to Mesquite, Nev. â just outside of Las Vegas â in early December to make his bid for a world title as a member of Team USA in the XXXII World Armwrestling Champion-ships.
Grubbs, who won a qualifier in Montana and the right to be one of two athletes on the team in his weight class, is hardly new to the sport.
âI guess Iâve been at it for about 30 years,â he said. âI went to the very first armwrestling competition at the Blueberry Festival and won that, and Iâve s
TERRE HAUTE â Culver Academies head cross country coach Michael Chastain knew his girls would be facing an uphill climb at semistate.
By his calculations, the Lady Eagles would need to run at or below their personal bests in order to advance to state, a goal complicated by the fact that they had just recorded PRs a week before on their home course at regional.
CULVER â After an unprecedented 5-0 start to the season, Culver Community hit the skids in Week 6.
Beset by injuries and other personnel problems, the Cavaliers went on a three-game losing streak and fell out of the Class A rankings in the process.
But Culverâs roster returned to full strength, the Cavs righted the ship in Week 9 with their first regular-season win over Northern State Conference foe LaVille in three years, and opened Sectional 33 play with a 49-7 rout over Lake Central on the road last week.
And theyâve learned some lessons along the way.
A week after breaking the Culver Girls Academy Regional record, CGAâs Waverly Neer clocked a 17:53.9, breaking the New Prairie Semistate record to win the semistate race and lead her team to a fifth-place finish, which qualified the Lady Eagles for the state finals for the sixth time in seven years.
FORT WAYNE â The team season might be over for the Bremen girls cross country squad, but the stateâs biggest race remains for one Lions senior.
Bremen finished 12th in Saturdayâs New Haven cross country semi-state at The Plex, an expected result considering the quality of the 20-team field.
âWe knew our chances of going on as a team were slim,â Bremen coach Mick Gardner said. âWe came here to have fun with it and enjoy it.â
PLYMOUTH â As predicted, the teams with the better serve receive game won, and as anticipated, No. 7 Mishawaka Marian won its fourth straight sectional title while Plymouth and Culver Girls Academy bowed out in the semifinal round of play Saturday at the Class 3A Volleyball Sectional.
Plymouth fell in three competitive games 25-22, 25-19, 26-24 to the defending champion Lady Knights, while CGA also lost in the minimum of games in its semifinal with eventual tourney runner-up South Bend St. Josephâs.
(25-22, 25-19, 26-24)
BOURBON âÂ With one last flying leap Triton defensive back Zak Shively spread out over the goal line for a third-quarter go-ahead touchdown.
From there, the junior quarterback half of the âZak Attackâ took over for the Trojans.
For the game, Shively threw a trio of touchdown passes â one each to Jordan Koontz, Jake Tutorow, and Taran Kennedy â rushed untouched for an 18-yard score, and plunged in for a 2-point conversion following his 19-yard fumble return to lead the Trojans to a 34-19 win over visiting West Central in Class A Sectional 33 first-round action Friday.
WALKERTON â It wasnât the sectional start John Glenn wanted, but the Falcons will take it.
Down a pair of starters and coming off a Northern State Conference championship loss and a two-day break, Glenn got off to a bumpy start Friday.
PLYMOUTH â They say it is a game of inches, and Plymouthâs Rockies certainly believe that this morning.
After a valiant effort against a very talented and athletic South Bend Washington team the Rockies watched a 40-yard field goal attempt by the Panthersâ Cesar Mercado hit the cross bar, bounce in the air and fall good, ending a season of maniacal ups and downs in a 31-29 final score.
BREMEN âÂ Heroes are made in the postseason, and Bremenâs Braxston Miller became one in Friday nightâs Class 2A Sectional 26 opener.
After a Whitko field goal to start overtime, Millerâs 3-yard touchdown gave Bremen a 20-14 victory to put the Lions in the second round against Fairfield, a 45-0 winner over Woodlan.
âItâs just too much, and the crowd just went wild,â Miller said of his game-winning score. âItâs just overwhelming. Itâs awesome.â
Bremen coach Bob Holmes was ecstatic with how his team came through in the clutch.