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Harvey, Howe advance at state wrestling finals

February 19, 2011

INDIANAPOLIS — Plymouth’s Damon Howe and Culver Community’s Jeremiah Harvey made heavyweight statements Friday on the first night of the IHSAA individual state wrestling finals.
Each pinned his first-round opponent in less than 30 seconds as the 73rd annual tournament opened at Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.
Harvey, a senior, pinned Huntington North’s Andrew Mason in 24 seconds. Howe, also a senior, stuck Fort Wayne North Side’s Ta’quan Walker in 0:29.

CMA, Plymouth compete at Warsaw Sectional prelims

February 18, 2011

WARSAW — The host Tigers put themselves in position to win their third straight sectional championships with a dominant 21 top-six berths, while Culver Military Academy earned 12 top-six spots and Plymouth grabbed four at the preliminary round of the 11-team Warsaw Boys Swim Sectional Thursday.
“As far as times, with the exception of one swim the boys all swam lifetime bests,” said Culver Military head boys swim coach Tom Duckett.

Cavaliers defeat South Central, 45-39 on Senior Night

February 18, 2011

CULVER — Culver Community’s upperclassmen delivered on Senior Night, with a little help from a couple of younger guys.
Boosted by career scoring leader Zoe Bauer’s 16 points — including 6 of 6 from the foul line in the final minute — and five assists, the Cavs held off visiting South Central 45-39 in a bruising boys basketball game Thursday at John R. Nelson Gymnasium.
Culver’s all-senior starting lineup — Bauer, Larry Clingler, AJ Neace, Patrick McBee and Scotty Brown — tallied seven straight points to tip off the contest and led wire to wire.

Plymouth travels to Warsaw tourney as boys swim sectionals begin tonight

February 17, 2011

WARSAW — Poaolo Palmitessa is feeling the pressure.
After falling just shy of a state cut in second place in the 200-yard Individual Medley at last year’s Warsaw Boys Swim Sectional, the Plymouth senior has just one more shot to make it out this week as the preliminary round of swim sectionals begins tonight.
“I’m feeling enormous pressure because I haven’t been to state ever,” said Palmitessa. “It’s pretty nerve-wracking for me, but I’m pretty excited, too.”

Howe faces uphill climb as state wrestling meet opens Friday

February 17, 2011

INDIANAPOLIS — If Damon Howe wants to win a state title, he’ll have to do what no one else has yet been able to do this season.
And he’ll have to do it three times.

Hodges named All NLC

February 17, 2011

PLYMOUTH — The 2010-11 All-Northern Lakes Conference boys basketball team has been announced, and Plymouth senior point guard Houston Hodges was named to the first team, while freshman Mack Mercer was given honorable mention in his first season with the Pilgrims. NorthWood seniors Michael Paul and Cameron Williams were also chosen for first team honors, while junior teammate Jakyah Qaiyim was named to the honorable mention list.
Warsaw’s Doug Ogle was named NLC Coach of the Year after guiding the Tigers to a 6-1 conference record and their second-straight NLC title.

Myers leads CMA over Plymouth

February 16, 2011

CULVER — Jermaine Myers surpassed the 1,000-point mark, and he gave his team a big lift along the way.
Myers scored 24 points on red-hot shooting while dishing out six assists off the dribble and racking up a team-high six rebounds, and the 6-1 Culver Military Academy junior from Ontario, Canada moved to 1,016 career points as the Eagles claimed a 46-36 victory over Plymouth at home Tuesday.

No. 3 Trojans nip Rochester in ugly contest, 35-32

February 16, 2011

BOURBON – Triton boys basketball head coach Jason Groves needed just three words to describe his team’s win over Rochester Tuesday: ugly, ugly, ugly.
The numbers certainly bear him out.
Despite a possession-oriented tempo the two squads combined to commit 38 turnovers — many of the unforced variety — and both missed critical fourth-quarter free tosses and struggled on the defensive glass.

Results 2-16

February 16, 2011

Boys basketball
Bauer, Elliott
power Cavs
Zoe Bauer and Trent Elliott both tallied double figures with 19 and 12 points, respectively, and Culver beat Winamac 55-45 on the road Tuesday.
Jordan Morning led Winamac with 14 points, while Bryan McKinney added 13.
The Cavaliers improve to 12-6 while Winamac slips to 8-7.
• CULVER 55, WINAMAC 45
At Winamac
Score by quarters
Culver: 12 26 41 55
Winamac: 6 17 25 45

Saturday’s Chargers for Change a success

February 16, 2011

PLYMOUTH — The Ancilla College athletic department and the Ounce of Prevention Foundation collected $2,125 to support breast cancer awareness through the efforts of their highly successful Chargers for Change event on Saturday.
Held at the LifePlex in conjunction with the men’s and women’s basketball games, all proceeds were used to benefit the Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center in Plymouth.  A collection at Bremen High School was also held to help raise funds.

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