February 15th, 2011
CULVER â€” The sixth-ranked Lady Cavaliers found themselves in familiar territory Saturday.
Locked in a defensive battle with Winamac in the Class 2A North Newton Sectional championship, the Warriorsâ€™ zone had contained twin towers Gwen Zehner and Patrice McBee throughout the night, and the Cavs found themselves trailing by one point, 23-22. Most coaches would have been nervous, but not Culver head coach Tony Scheub.
SAN DIEGO, Calif. â€“ One thing that makes a world class athlete a world class athlete is a drive, deep inside, to push yourself harder, to always strive to be better tomorrow than you are today.
Plymouth grad and world class track athlete Morgan Uceny is no different.
PLYMOUTH â€” The Optimist Club of Plymouth held its annual Tri-Star Basketball Contest on Saturday, Feb. 5 at the Plymouth High School. Despite the snow, it was a successful afternoon for some of Plymouthâ€™s boys and girls ages 8-13.
HAMLET â€” Three Triton starters occupied the pine with second-quarter foul trouble against four-time defending girls basketball sectional champion Oregon-Davis Saturday.
The Lady Trojans hardly missed a beat.
Even with three reserves â€“ including a freshman seeing her first sectional time â€“ on the floor, Triton opened up a nine-point halftime lead and maintained at least a seven-point edge the rest of the way to unseat No. 5 OD in Class A Sectional 50 title-game action at The Den.
ROCHESTER â€” The Lady Eagles can breath a sigh of relief.
Culver Girls Academy followed up a down-to-the-wire battle with defending champion Plymouth in the Rochester Sectional opener Tuesday with an overtime victory Saturday, holding the host Lady Zebras scoreless in the extra period for a hard-fought 44-39 championship.
INDIANAPOLIS â€” Plymouth senior Kenzie Miller wrapped up her high school career with a pair of top five finishes at the 37th Annual IHSAA Girls State Swimming Finals at the IUPUI Natatorium Saturday.
Miller clocked a 56.02 to place third in the 100-yard backstroke in her best finish in four years of state qualifying in the event, and she swam a 2:05.02 in the 200-yard Individual Medley to finish fourth in her third state appearance in that event.
MERRILLVILLE â€” A fearsome threesome are Culver Communityâ€™s Jeremiah Harvey, Plymouthâ€™s Damon Howe and Bremenâ€™s Abraham Hall.
That trio has made Marshall County the center of heavyweight high school wrestling in Indiana this season. And it will be no surprise to see all three contend for a championship next weekend at the IHSAA individual state wrestling finals. All three will be there.
Each qualified by finishing among the top four in the 285-pound weight class at Saturdayâ€™s Merrillville Semistate.
MOROCCO â€” With twin towers Gwen Zehner and Patrice McBee struggling to produce, Culver senior guard Whitney Sanders stepped up with 13 points, lifting the No. 6 Cavaliers over Winamac 34-25 to win the Class 2A North Newton Sectional Saturday.
The Cavs overcame a one-point, 23-22 deficit in the final frame for their first sectional crown since 2002. Culver shot just 23 percent from the field but held Winamac to only 21 percent in the defensive contest. The Cavs hit 13 free throws in 22 tries compared to a 7-of-14 finish from the stripe by the Warriors.
PLYMOUTH â€” The score wasnâ€™t important Saturday as Ancilla College took on Kalamazoo Valley Community College in basketball. What was important was the final tally.
The menâ€™s and womenâ€™s basketball teams took on Kalamazoo Valley in an MCCAA Conference battle on the floor but around the game was the fundraising efforts of Chargers for Change and Ounce of Prevention Foundation of Marshall County. The two teamed up to raise money again this year to help raise awareness and battle breast cancer in Marshall County.
LYMOUTH â€” Twenty-three of the 65 students participating in the Five-Star Program at Lincoln Junior High joined with 11 other bus loads of kids across Michiana in the third Five-Star â€śAmazing Raceâ€ť Saturday.
The LJH team was the overall winner at the end of the day and was named â€śThe 2011 Amazing Race champions.â€ť
Approximately 500 students and coaches for the various schools encompassing four counties competed.