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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.

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.”

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