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November 4th, 2010
MERRILLVILLE â€” Only three area teams remain as IHSAA football sectionals continue around the state this Friday.
Culver (8-3) will attempt to defend its Class A Sectional 33 title as it plays host to South Central (9-2), while Bremen (8-3) hits the road for Garrett (6-5) in a bid for the programâ€™s first sectional crown in well over a decade in Class 2A Sectional 26 action, and John Glenn (9-2) travels to No. 6 Andrean to vie for its first sectional title since 2004 in the 3A Sectional 17 championship.
PLYMOUTH â€” Plymouth High School senior Erin Kinney's golf season may have ended at regionals back in September, but the accolades keep coming.
Kinney was named Honorable Mention Academic All-State last week following a strong senior season in which she led the Lady Pilgrims to an East Noble Regional berth, put up a new 18-hole scoring record for Plymouth at even-par 72, was named team MVP and claimed a third straight All-Northern Lakes Conference distinction.
PLYMOUTH â€” Both Knox and NorthWood finished out spectacular volleyball seasons with tough, three-game losses to No. 3 Yorktown and No. 11 Bellmont at the Plymouth Semistate Saturday.
NorthWood closed out its Regional 10 championship season at 28-10 with its loss to eventual semistate champ Bellmont, while Knox finished out a banner season which included the programâ€™s first-ever regional title with a loss to Yorktown.
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By Brent Glasgow
TERRE HAUTE â€” Culver Girls Academyâ€™s Waverly Neer edged out Bloomington Southâ€™s Nicole Lucas by .7 of a second to win the 30th annual Girls State Cross Country Championship at the Wabash Valley Sports Center in Terre Haute Saturday.
Neerâ€™s 18:17.5 time earned her a clean sweep of state tournament championships after winning individual titles at both the Culver Academies Sectional and Regional, and her record-breaking 17:53.9 at the New Prairie Semistate last weekend followed up another meet-record finish at regional October 16.
BREMEN â€” A coachâ€™s expectations can be hard to surpass, but the Bremen girls cross country team did so this fall.
Coach Mick Gardnerâ€™s Lions won the Northern State Conference title and went to semi-state as a team, while senior Hope Jordan made it to state as an individual.
â€śI didnâ€™t think weâ€™d make it that far at the beginning of the year,â€ť Gardner said. â€śI thought we had a good shot at making it out of the sectional. They surprised me in individual races and in how far we made it as a group. It was a lot of fun.â€ť
CULVER â€” Less than 7 minutes into the game, it was plain to see this one would be a war.
Whiting and Culver both scored on their first two possessions to put the score at 14-all by the 5:34 mark of the first frame, and even with the Cavaliers leading 42-21 with just over 8 minutes on the game clock, the outcome was still up for grabs.
GOSHEN â€” A good portion of the Bremen football team was in diapers the last time the program won a sectional championship in 1997. Next Friday night, the Lions will have their chance to end the drought.
Braxton Miller (207) and Brock Molebash (130) combined for 337 of Bremenâ€™s 416 rushing yards as Bremen advanced to the Sectional 26 title game with a 42-14 win over Fairfield.
â€śThey came out and executed the game plan flawlessly,â€ť Bremen coach Bob Holmes said. â€śThe coaching staff also did an outstanding job getting them ready like they have all year.â€ť
CULVER â€“ Mason Zurek ran for 113 yards, Demetri Blanco added 112 and Rick Johnston scored two touchdowns as Andrean ran over Culver Military 41-0 in a Sectional 17 semifinal Friday at the Academies.
The 59â€™ers rushed for 463 yards on 44 carries for a 10.5-yard-per-carry average and 19 first downs.
Andrean fumbled five times in the first half, losing three, including one in the end zone, but the Eagles were unable to convert those miscues into points.
Ralph Laux had 46 yards rushing for CMA, which closes out the season at 4-7.
BOURBON â€”Â Triton's football team darn near matched South Central yard for yard Friday.
Point for point, though, posed a more daunting challenge.
Although South Central accumulated just 35 more total yards than Triton â€”Â 375-340 â€” the Trojans' season-long nemesis struck particularly hard.
Beset by three first-half turnovers in Satellites turf, including Ricky Rigsby's 78-yard interception return for a South Central touchdown, the host Trojans ended their season with a 47-20 loss in Class A Sectional 33 second-round play.
NEW CARLISLE â€” The Glenn Wing-T rushing attack had three modes of
operation in Friday's Class 3A Sectional 17 semifinal victory.
Over, around and through.
Led by senior Collin Howard and junior Josh Anderson, the Falcons
rumbled for 324 yards in a 34-0 victory over host New Prairie.
The Falcons (9-2) play Andrean, a 41-0 winner over Culver Military
Academy, in next week's sectional championship.
Howard led Glenn with 10 rushes for 168 yards and four touchdown runs.
Anderson rushed 10 times for 103 yards and one touchdown.