October 10th, 2011
CULVER â€” Call it a hunch.
Argos starting goalie Jacob Mechling had been performing creditably in goal for more than 87 and a half minutes, but with a shoot-out with Bremen looming, Dragons head coach Todd VanDerWeele subbed in forward and erstwhile keeper Zach Stockman with 6:21 remaining in the second overtime period.
Stockman made two big saves in the shoot-out, and Argos freshman Damon Binkley gave a subdued fist pump after icing his penalty kick to salt away a 3-2 win over the Lions at the Class A Culver Community Boys Soccer Sectional Saturday.
ARGOS â€” Holding onto a tenuous 1-0 lead at halftime, the Argos girls soccer team stayed calm and stuck to the plan.
The Lady Dragons used a dominant possession game to net three more goals in the second half, and the home team rolled to a 4-0 championship victory over Hebron at the Class A Argos Girls Soccer Sectional Saturday at Eugene Snyder Field.
The ISCA No. 14 Lady Dragons advance to the two-team Argos Regional to host No. 20 Hanover Central Saturday at 7 p.m.
INDIANAPOLIS â€” The stage was set for the IHSAA State Football Tournament as 315 schools were placed into brackets at the drawing for the 39th annual tourney Sunday.
Sectional play begins Friday, Oct. 21 for all but five teams who drew a bye in their seven-team sectionals.
Eagles fall at semistate
Culver Military Academy fell 4-1 to Penn at the CMA Boys Tennis Semistate at the Gable Tennis Complex Saturday.
Penn advances to the state finals for a quarterfinal Friday with the winner of a match-up between Fort Wayne Canterbury and Indianapolis North Central today.
In the other bracket at CMA, meanwhile, top-ranked Carmel beat Munster 5-0 to move on to host the state quarterfinals in a match-up with Marion.
The Eaglesâ€™ lone win came Saturday came at 2 singles, where Eric Maudhuit beat Michael Wang 6-1, 7-5.
Argosâ€™ Zach Stockman scored two goals and made two saves during a penalty kick-shootout to lift the Dragons over Bremen at the Culver Community Boys Soccer Sectional championship Saturday.
Argosâ€™ Jami Patterson scored five goals in three games for the Lady Dragons as they won the Class A Argos Girls Soccer Sectional last week.
PLYMOUTH â€” Plymouth knew where the ball was going. The Rockies just couldnâ€™t stop him.
Dynamic Goshen slot back Chunie Pung racked up 333 all-purpose yards en route to four touchdowns, and the Redskins handed Plymouth a 30-6 loss at home at The Rockpile Friday.
ELKHART â€” Dealing with pressure was no big deal for Nate Leeper and the Bremen High football team Friday night.
The senior quarterback was one cool customer by passing for 156 yards and one touchdown and running for 28 more yards, leading No. 6 (Class 2A) Bremen to a 27-13 win over No. 10 (Class 3A) Jimtown in a Northern State Conference showdown at a jam-packed Knepp Field.
Senior running back Braxston Miller added 24 carries for 185 yards and two scores as the Lions (8-0, 6-0 NSC) earned themselves at least a share of their first NSC title since 1995.
CULVER â€”Â John Glennâ€™s football team savored its 28-13 Northern State Conference win at Culver Community for about a nanosecond Friday night.
With news of Bremenâ€™s 27-13 win over Jimtown â€” the Jimmiesâ€™ first NSC loss of the season â€”Â the Falcons quickly looked ahead to next weekâ€™s regular-season finale with the Lions. A win at unbeaten Bremen would give the Falcons a share of the league crown.
Glenn faced a similar situation last year, but with standout running back Josh Anderson banged up, failed to capitalize.
Trojans win 2nd in a row
Triton picked up its second Northern State Conference win of the season with a 21-13 victory at Knox Friday.
Quarterback Zak Shively threw touchdown passes to Cole Creighbaum and Cody Shively, and Cody Shively polished off the nightâ€™s scoring with a 12-yard touchdown run.
Defensively, Shelby Wright led the Trojans with 11 tackles.
For Knox, James Decker hit Garrett Majchrzak for a 50-yard score and rushed for a 4-yard touchdown.
â€˘Â TRITON 21, KNOX 13
Score by quarters
Triton: 8 0 7 6 â€”Â 21
Knox: 0 6 0 7 â€”Â 13