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Harvey’s state title no surprise

February 22, 2011

CULVER — Wrestling championships are often decided long before any championship match, before a wrestler even takes his place on the mat opposite his opponent.
If anyone was prepared to win Saturday’s 73rd Annual IHSAA Individual Wrestling State Finals, it was Jeremiah Harvey.

Culver’s Harvey tops Plymouth’s Howe for state heavyweight title

February 21, 2011

INDIANAPOLIS — Two Marshall County wrestlers found themselves staring each other down for the third time this season, but this time the stakes were a bit higher as a state championship awaited the winner.
Plymouth’s Damon Howe and Culver Community’s Jeremiah Harvey already wrestled twice this year, once at regional and again at semistate, with Harvey walking away with both victories.
Saturday night at Conseco Fieldhouse in front of a record crowd of 10,285, the pair battled again and it was Harvey that came out on top for the third consecutive match with a 3-1 victory in overtime.

Lady Cavs win 1st regional

February 21, 2011

CULVER — Four-year Culver Community standout Gwen Zehner strode to the stripe for the biggest pair of free throws of her career Saturday.
Class 2A girls basketball regional final. Team down 32-31 with 38 seconds to go. Home crowd bellowing at ear-ringing decibels. ... And a quick chat with a referee that left the striped-shirt official laughing.

CGA falls in nip-tuck Rensselaer Regional semifinal

February 21, 2011

RENSSELAER — It took a pair of nip-tuck wins to get Culver Girls Academy into its first basketball regional in 14 years, and it took another down-to-the-wire game to get them out.

Defending champs end Triton run at Caston

February 21, 2011

FULTON — It didn’t take long in Saturday’s Caston regional to see why Fort Wayne Canterbury has won three straight state championships.
Facing upstart Triton, Canterbury scored the game’s first 13 points, led by 34 at halftime and cruised to a 71-36 victory. The Cavs later topped Gary Bowman 69-49 to reach the Class A final four.
Canterbury came in as the state’s second highest scoring team at 72 points per game. Bailey Farley (19 points), Kindell Fincher (18) and Madeline Troxel (12) paced the No. 3 Cavs, who dominated offensively and defensively.

CMA earns 2 state berths at swim sectional

February 21, 2011

WARSAW — With no one challenging David DeVries at sectional, Culver Military Academy head coach Tom Duckett issued a special challenge to his star swimmer at the Warsaw Boys Swim Sectional Saturday: Lap the field.
The trick worked, giving DeVries a little extra impetus in the 500-yard freestyle as he followed up a school record-breaking 1:45.93 for a 200 free sectional title with a CMA record-breaking and sectional championship 4:46.54 in the 500.

Culver Community has historic day

February 20, 2011

CULVER — The Lady Cavaliers earned their first ever regional basketball championship as they came from behind to beat Fairfield 37-33 after trailing by as many as six points in the fourth quarter at home on Saturday night.

Pilgrims drop 4th straight on Knox Senior Night

February 19, 2011

KNOX — Todd Boldry was expecting a close game.
The Knox head basketball coach wasn’t disappointed in that regard, and he wasn’t disappointed in the outcome either, as his team took the lead for good on a pair of Patrick Ambrose free throws with 3:12 to go and held off Plymouth in the final minutes for a 40-38 Senior Night victory at Knox Friday.

Glenn’s Hesters pesters Dragons

February 19, 2011

ARGOS — John Glenn’s Jordan Hesters found his long-range groove Friday.
With the Falcons struggling from the perimeter against Argos’ 2-3 zone, the 5-foot-11 senior guard stepped up and rained down a trio of second-half treys during a 5-minute span as the Falcons pulled away for a 60-42 boys basketball win at Phil Weybright Gymnasium.

NorthWood near flawless in rout of Bremen

February 19, 2011

BREMEN — Following Friday night’s 68-31 victory over Bremen, NorthWood coach Aaron Wolfe paid his team the ultimate compliment.
“I was proud of our guys and I think that’s the best performance they’ve had in the last two years,” Wolfe said. “I thought they showed a lot of poise because Bremen came out and played really well in the first quarter.”
A team that has struggled with bad starts much of the season, Bremen (3-15) jumped out to a quick four point lead. NorthWood (13-5) responded with 21 straight points to blow the game wide open.

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