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May 14th, 2013
NAPPANEE â€” Three sixth inning runs were the difference as Plymouth (10-13) dropped a Northern Lakes Conference road decision at NorthWood (11-6) by a 5-2 final.
Facing NorthWood senior Tommy Klem for the second time this season, the Pilgrims had a better idea of how to approach their at-bats, recovering from a 2-0 early deficit to tie the game in the fourth. Blake Clevelandâ€™s two-run single in the third gave the Panthers an early lead.
Draws were made Monday night for the 39th Annual IHSAA Girls Tennis Tournament beginning Wednesday The eight area teams will convene on two locations, with Plymouth, Bremen, Triton, LaVille and John Glenn all vying for the championship at the Bremen Sectional, and Culver Girls Academy playing host to a four-team field.
Bremen clinches NSC crown outright
Morgan Smith and Alexa Harshbarger earned individual championships for Bremen, and the Lady Lions finished up a Northern State Conference championship run Monday night at DeSantis Courts.
Smith put away Knoxâ€™s Kelsey Thomas 6-3, 6-1 at 1 singles, while Harshbarger won Bremen the 2 singles championship with a straight-set win over New Prairieâ€™s Olivia Kuczmanski 7-6(5), 6-0.
Monday, May 13
Argos baseball at Elkhart Christian 5:30 p.m.
Argos softball at Elkhart Christian 5 p.m.
Bremen baseball at Knox 5:30 p.m.
Bremen softball vs Knox 5:30 p.m.
Culver Community baseball at Triton 5 p.m.
Culver Community boys golf vs Knox, LaVille 5 p.m.
Culver Community softball vs Triton 5 p.m.
CGA softball at Riley 5 p.m.
CGA girls tennis at Clay 5 p.m.
Glenn baseball vs New Prairie 5 p.m.
Glenn softball at New Prairie 5 p.m.
LaVille baseball vs Jimtown 7 p.m.
LaVille boys golf vs Knox, Triton at Mystic 5 p.m.
LaVille softball at Jimtown 5 p.m.
Plymouth's No. 1 doubles team of Marissa German and Andria Shook earned a pair of reprisal wins over Goshen and Northridge last week to win the championship at the Northern Lakes Conference Tournament.
Culver Community's Matt Hurford finished second in both the 110 hurdles and the shot put, fifth in the 300 hurdles and first in the 1600 relay with teammates Bradley Beaver, Preston Hansel and Micah Budzinski to lead the Cavs at the NSC Track Meet last week.
BREMEN â€” With four championship matches left to wrap at the Northern State Conference Tournament, it looks like Bremenâ€™s girls tennis team has an outright NSC title in the bag.
The Lady Lions have yet to finish up on the three singles courts and at 2 doubles after earning championship berths on all courts over the weekend.
SOUTH BEND â€” Add a non-conference Saturday after a long week of baseball to the venue of Coveleski Stadium and opponent South Bend Clay (11-6) and you have a roller coaster ride of a morning that ended with Plymouth falling to Clay by a 12-6 final.
â€śWe didnâ€™t take any steps back today,â€ť said Plymouth coach Ryan Wolfe. â€śWeâ€™re right where we want to be and moving forward, and It was just one of those days where the wheels fell off. They fell off, and we couldnâ€™t get back on the wagon.â€ť
German and Shook win NLC doubles title
Plymouthâ€™s No. 1 doubles team of Marissa German and Andria Shook won the Northern Lakes Conference championship, and the Lady Pilgrims finished third behind meet and overall league champ Northridge and runner-up Goshen at the NLC Tournament at home Saturday morning.
German and Shook avenged a three-set loss to Northridgeâ€™s Courtney Clark and Olivia Erekson in round robin play back on May 2 with a very convincing 6-2, 6-1 win over their rivals Saturday to win the 1 doubles title on their home court in Centennial Park.
SYRACUSE â€” Plymouthâ€™s Pilgrims made it three in a row â€” this time a come from behind NLC win on the road at Wawasee (3-14) by an 11-6 final.
Falling behind early, the Pilgrims rallied late and a big three-run sixth â€” spurred by RBIs from Jacob Frantz, Justin Drudge and Blake Milliser â€” pushed them ahead to stay. A four-run seventh put the exclamation point on the win.
â€śWe got down 6-2 in the fourth. We battled. I thought we had some great at-bats where we battled early, were able to put some runs on,â€ť said Plymouth head coach Ryan Wolfe. â€śI knew one run wasnâ€™t going to be enough there.â€ť