October 5th, 2011
CULVER â€” Scouting Columbia City, Plymouth knew to expect strong second sets from the Eagles.
Pilgrims No. 3 singles player Luke Bumpus held off his surging opponent during a competitive second set, as did Jordan Scheetz and Connor Flynn at 1 doubles and Matt Flynn and Joe Knapp at 2 doubles, while No. 2 Lane Singleton recovered from a second-set loss for an eventual tiebreaker win, and the Pilgrims grabbed a 4-1 Culver Military Academy Regional semifinal win Tuesday at the Gable Tennis Complex.
ARGOS â€” Sitting out intermittent stretches of the season with a hamstring injury, itâ€™s taken awhile for Argos freshman Megan Ditmire to get rolling. Once she did, she brought the whole Argos squad with her.
Girls cross country
New Prairie unseats Bremen for NSC CC championship
New Prairie grabbed the top three spots and four of the top five as it unseated Bremen for the Northern State Conference championship at the NSC girls cross country meet Tuesday in New Carlisle. It was New Prairieâ€™s 16th conference title in the last 20 years.
The Lady Cougars finished with a dominant 18 points ahead of Bremenâ€™s 44, while Triton finished with 75 points, Jimtown had 89 points, and Culver Community, Knox and LaVille all raced at the meet.
CRAWFORDSVILLE â€” Plymouth graduate Houston Hodges was voted the Wabash Player of the Game and the Defensive Player of the Game as Wabash handed visiting Kenyon a 49-0 win on Homecoming Day Saturday.
The freshman had a huge strip on the first Kenyon possession and had an interception return 74 yards for a touchdown only to be called back due to a penalty.
Hodges also recorded three tackles at the game along with older brother Austin Hodges, while fellow Plymouth grad Brock Smith finished the game with five kickoffs for 304 yards.
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WARSAW â€” Culver Military Academyâ€™s plan was to score early and use some quick attacking to overwhelm the Rockies.
Thatâ€™s just what the Eagles did as they handed Plymouth a season-ending 2-0 loss in the opener at the Class 2A Warsaw Boys Soccer Sectional Monday.
Indians stop Pilgrims
Plymouth suffered a setback at sectional rival South Bend St. Josephâ€™s Monday, falling in four games 25-16, 25-16, 24-26, 27-25.
Amber Redinger led the Lady Pilgrims with 15 kills, while Marissa German tallied 13. Mikayla German served up five aces, while Marissa German and Andria Shook each passed out eight digs, and Amber Redinger finished with three solo blocks and five block assists.
The Lady Pilgrims slide to 17-13 with the loss.
â€˘ ST JOSEPHâ€™S 3, PLYMOUTH 1 (25-16, 25-16, 24-26, 27-25)
At South Bend
BREMEN â€”Â Was there ever any doubt?
Plymouth grabbed its 15th straight sectional crown Saturday, beating host Bremen 4-1 at DeSantis Courts. The championship represented the programâ€™s 22nd overall.
â€śPlymouthâ€™s just a great team and has a great coach,â€ť said Bremen Head Tennis Coach Andrew Rohde. â€śThey just come out to play every single match. Theyâ€™re a great program so thereâ€™s no shame in losing to Plymouth. Weâ€™re not giving up or anything, weâ€™re going to keep fighting. Our guys came out, and they played well, but Plymouthâ€™s just a better team and they got us today.â€ť
NOTRE DAME â€”Â Alex Banfich says she has recovered from the illness and hamstring problems that disrupted her training much of the summer.
Now, if she could just get her stamina back, sheâ€™d be all set.
â€śYeah, I didnâ€™t quite have it today,â€ť said Banfich, a Princeton University senior, following her 13th-place finish at Fridayâ€™s Notre Dame Cross Country Invitational.
Tritonâ€™s Allie Kann won the Marshall County Girls Cross Country championship Thursday with a time of 20:56.