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October 23rd, 2013
Argosâ€™ Damon Binkley scored three goals at the Peru Regional semifinal Thursday night to set a new single-season scoring record of 42 goals. Binkley added another goal Saturday in the regional final.
Plymouthâ€™s Abby Patrick clocked a 20:13.8 for fifth place out of 59 runners at the Culver Girls Academy Sectional on Tuesday. She qualified for the New Prairie Semistate with a 13th-place finish Saturday at Culver.
PERU â€” Familiar opponent, new stakes and a new venue. Different game, same result.
The last time that Argos played Faith Christian, the Dragons only needed one half to put their opponents away, 3-0, after lightning cut the game short at the intermission back on Aug. 30 at Argos. At Saturdayâ€™s Peru Regional championship, the two teams were locked in a scoreless tie through 66 minutes.
ARGOS â€” For the second straight Saturday, the Argos girlsâ€™ soccer team had a quick start, and the result was a 2-1 win over Westview for an IHSAA Regional title.
Kennedy Binkleyâ€™s pass found Courtney Dunlap and the freshman striker hit her 18th goal of the season less than two minutes in. Forty seconds later, senior midfielder Shelby Sanders took the hostâ€™s first corner kick and watched the ball curl directly into the goal. Three minutes into the match, Argos was up 2-0. Â Â Â Â Â
Below are the scores from Friday night's regular-season closers. Check out the weekend edition of the Pilot News for complete coverage.
Fairfield 28, CMA 12
Plymouth 21, NorthWood 14
Bremen 42, John Glenn 14
Culver Community 43, LaVille 36
Jimtown 56, Triton 0
PLYMOUTH â€” Adjusting has been the story of the year defensively at Plymouth.
A group of NLC quarterbacks â€” all with unique skills â€” have tested the Rockies and shown a metamorphosis of the game of football even at the high school level. From the proâ€™s on down, the quarterback position is at a premium.
With the regular season wrapping up tonight, area coaches are hoping for a strong finish to springboard them into the postseason next Friday.
Bremen and Culver Community will look to bounce back from disappointing losses to Jimtown and John Glenn, while Culver Military Academy is looking for its consecutive wins in four weeks on the road at Fairfield.
CULVER COMMUNITY (2-6, 1-5 NSC)
at LaVILLE (4-4, 3-3 NSC)
PERU â€”Â The final score was 9-2, but donâ€™t be fooled â€”Â Thursdayâ€™s Peru Regional semifinal between Argos and upset-minded Oak Hill was never really that close.
The Golden Eagles entered the game hoping for a reprisal after falling to the two-time defending champion Dragons the past two seasons at regionals, but Argos was simply dominant, jumping out to a 3-0 halftime lead and stretching the margin to 6-0 with a flurry of goals in the first six minutes of the second stanza.
CULVER â€” With the approach of the postseason at the flat, fast Culver Academies course approaching, Plymouth cross country coach Jami Holm switched up her teamâ€™s training regimen last week.
Holm changed the Pilgrimsâ€™ workouts from longer distances to shorter, speed-building runs. That added speed paid dividends at Tuesdayâ€™s sectional as Plymouthâ€™s boys team edged out Tippecanoe Valley for the last ticket out to regionals this weekend.
Boys cross country
Glenn takes 3rd at Riley Sectional
John Glenn placed two runners in the top 10, and the Falcons finished third at the Riley Sectional at Erskine Park Tuesday to earn a berth out to Saturdayâ€™s Elkhart Central Regional.
Host Riley won the meet with a score of 45 followed by Pennâ€™s 57 and Glennâ€™s 105. Bremen closed out its team season in seventh with a 179 score, while LaVille placed 11th with a 319 score.
Glenn was paced by Luke Runyanâ€™s 17:00.04 for fourth place overall, while Joe Mahank finished eighth in 17:20.