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September 24th, 2010
BREMEN â€”Â After winning the round robin of the Northern State Conference race, Bremen entered the NSC Tournament as the favorites Thursday.
The Lions won at two of three singles courts at the conference opener, and their two doubles teams earned a bye with the No. 1 seed at their positions to keep Bremen the favorite heading into Saturdayâ€™s tourney finals, but head coach Andrew Rohde isnâ€™t taking anything for granted.
CULVER â€” Culver Community High School Head Coach Andy Thomas has been named the Colts/NFL Coach of the Week, a program presented by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield.
Thomas was selected after he led his Cavaliers to a 24-20 win over Bremen High School play Friday night. Culver is off to their 5-0 start in school history.
The 2010 season marks the eleventh year the Indianapolis Colts will be recognizing outstanding Indiana High School football coaches through the Colts/NFL Coach of the Week program, presented by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield.
PLYMOUTH â€”Â If you blinked you probably missed a good chunk of Plymouthâ€™s volleyball match against visiting Bremen Wednesday.
Boosted by a lightning-fast start, the Pilgrims needed just 53 minutes to dispatch Bremen 25-4, 25-12, 25-18 in an intra-county squabble at The Rock.
Plymouth packed a powerful punch at the net and blanketed its half of the court while breezing through the first two games.
KENDALLVILLE â€” Jack Kinney knows his teamâ€™s odds at the East Noble regional are a long shot.
With the kinds of teams populating the field at Cobblestone Saturday â€”Â including Indiana High School Golf Coaches Association top 20-rated East Noble and DeKalb as well as undefeated Northern Lakes Conference and Warsaw Sectional champ Wawasee â€” grabbing one of the top three team standings to qualify for the state meet is going to be an uphill climb. So the Lady Pilgrims arenâ€™t sweating it. Theyâ€™re keeping things breezy and come tourney time, theyâ€™ll see if they can shake things up.
LAKEVILLE â€” As the second half of the season gets under way Friday, area teams are looking to pick up some steam heading into postseason play.
The Bremen Lions (3-4, 1-2 NSC) have taken some lumps this season, including last Fridayâ€™s disappointing 23-20 Homecoming loss to Northern State Conference foe Culver. Thatâ€™s left them on the wrong side of .500, and theyâ€™re hoping to get back to winning form at LaVille this week.
â€śWe honestly feel weâ€™re probably six or seven plays away from being 4-1, and thatâ€™s a tough spot to be at 2-3,â€ť said Bremen head coach Bob Holmes.
LAKEVILLE â€”Â LaVille recorded 22 shots on goal to just three by Culver, and the surging Lancers shut out the slumping Cavaliers 5-0 at Newton Park Tuesday.
It was LaVilleâ€™s sixth straight victory, and head coach Kevin Christy said his Lancers seem to be peaking at the right time heading into the home stretch of the season.
â€śThe last time we played Culver at the Blueberry Festival I think the score was 4-2,â€ť he said. â€śWeâ€™ve definitely improved since then."
PLYMOUTH â€” Losing their two main offensive weapons on nearly back to back plays didnâ€™t seem to faze Plymouthâ€™s Rockies in taking a win a week ago over Elkhart Memorial.
After some initial shock losing Brock Smith and Houston Hodges to injury, the Rockies regrouped behind sophomore quarterback Ike Kastner and running back Sam Stevens.
WARSAW â€” Heading into the Warsaw Girls Golf Sectional, the Lady Pilgrims knew all they needed to do was hit their averages to make the cut out.
They werenâ€™t quite up to that task, but Plymouth still survived to play another day, beating out Culver Girls Academy for third place behind winner Wawasee and host Warsaw at Stonehenge golf Club.
WALKERTON â€” John Glennâ€™s football team punched the replay button...again.
For the third consecutive week the Falconsâ€™ defense pitched a shutout and the offense rode a stellar effort from junior running back Josh Anderson, this time to a 49-0 Northern State Conference victory over visiting Triton Friday.
Glenn, which blanked Knox and LaVille over the last two weeks, benefited from five Triton turnovers â€”Â four fumbles and an interception â€”Â converting those miscues into 28 points.
PLYMOUTH â€” It will likely go down in recent Plymouth Rockies football lore as â€śthe drive.â€ť
It was a thing of beauty to football aficionados â€” 10 minutes and 16 seconds covering 60 yards for the winning score with just :13 left in the football game. It was 20 plays long. It saw three fourth down conversions and 15 carries by a sophomore â€” in the game because of injury. It saw another sophomore, also in the game because of injury, make a play that could be the beginning of an illustrious high school career.