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October 20th, 2014
PERU â€” Four years, four straight championships. But lest you think the feeling ever gets old, think again.
Damon Binkley notched a hat trick, and Argosâ€™ boys soccer team cruised to its fourth consecutive regional title with a 4-1 victory over upstart Eastern at the Peru Regional Saturday night.
â€śIt doesnâ€™t get much better; you canâ€™t ask for much more,â€ť said Binkley, a starter with the team each of the past four regional championship seasons.
CULVER â€”Â Culver Academies earned dual second-place regional finishes behind Warsaw, and the Eagles earned semistate berths in both the boys and girls races at the Culver Academies Cross Country Regional Saturday. Plymouthâ€™s girls team advanced in the last spot out to next weekâ€™s New Prairie race with a fifth-place finish at Saturdayâ€™s meet.
The Eagles were led by Landrum Neer in 11th place, while Justin Matei finished 13th, Zach Dunlap was 16th, Alejandro Tumoine was 17th, and Shane Pursch finished 39th.
Sports Illustrated's Andy Staples explains why Florida State and Notre Dame both look like College Football Playoff contenders after the Seminoles' 31-27 win.
High School final scores:
John Glenn 21, Bremen 20
Laville 21, Culver Community 6
Guerin Catholic 27, Culver Military Academy 0
Plymouth 50, Northwood 28
Osborn leads Dragons
Josiah Osborn scored twice and assisted on another goal, and Argos beat Peru 3-0 in the semifinal round at the Peru Boys Soccer Rectional Thursday night.
Osborn opened the scoring on an Aaron Dowdle assist in the 20th minute. Damon Binkley tallied another goal on an Osborn assist in the 23rd minute, and Osborn closed out the scoring on a Chandler Campbell helper in the 48th minute to bring the score to its final margin.
Argos outshot Peru 8-1 in the win. Tylor Peters finished with one save in goal for the shutout.
Today marks the end of the high school football regular season and it also marks the end of the Northern State Conference in football, a conference thatâ€™s more than half a century old.
The eight-team NSC will dissolve as four teams - New Prairie, Glenn, Bremen andÂ Jimtown - will join the Northern Indiana Conference and begin NIC play in the 2015-16 school year.
PLYMOUTH â€” Officially NLC champs Plymouthâ€™s Rockies have ample excuse to have a slight letdown against NorthWood in the season finale at Plymouth.
However Plymouth has had ample excuses for a post big game letdown on several occasions this season and the opposite has been the case.
â€śI think it shows the character of our kids particularly the senior class,â€ť said Plymouth Head Coach John Barron. â€śThey are tremendous leaders. Theyâ€™ve taken the entire team on their backs and they love to work. I think it all starts in practice. They practice hard and they hold each other accountable.â€ť
Here are the draws for the 42nd annual IHSAA State Football Tournament:
South Bend Riley at Kankakee Valley
New Prairie at South Bend Clay
Plymouth at South Bend Washington
Hobart at South Bend St. Joseph
Winner Game 1 vs Winner Game 2
Winner Game 3 vs Winner Game 4
Winner Game 5 vs Winner Game 6
Gary Roosevelt at Calumet
Glenn at Mishawaka Marian
Hammond at Andrean
Knox at Winner Game 1
Winner Game 2 vs Winner Game 3
Winner Game 4 vs Winner Game 5
ARGOS â€” The Argos Dragons and the Bremen Lions have made a habit of meeting in the boys soccer sectional final.
For the fourth straight year, the two teams have advanced to face each other, and for the fourth year it was the Dragons taking the title, this time 3-1 in an Argos Soccer Sectional final Saturday.
PLYMOUTH â€” After the late regular-season matchup between NLC rivals Plymouth and NorthWood ended in a scoreless tie, Saturdayâ€™s Plymouth Soccer Sectional championship game promised to be a dramatic one.
The title match delivered as NorthWood scored the gameâ€™s only goal on a controversial penalty kick in the 59th minute, then held on for the narrowest of 1-0 wins over the host Rockies at Kindt Soccerplex.