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Glenn advances four to semistate
John Glenn advanced four wrestlers to the Merrillville Semistate en route to an eighth-place team finish with 80.5 points at the Crown Point Regional Saturday, while Knox closed out its season in 10th place with a score of 37.
Austin Coach was runner-up at 113 pounds for Glenn, while brothers Andrew and James Frey earned consolation wins to finish third at Crown Point. Adam Dodson bounced back from his first loss of the year with a 4-2 decision victory in the consols of the 160-pound bracket for third place and a berth to Merrillville.
â€˘ CROWN POINT REGIONAL
At Crown Point
Team scores: 1. CROWN POINT 207, 2. VALPARAISO 122, 3. LOWELL 105.5, 4. KANKAKEE VALLEY 95, 5. HANOVER CENTRAL 88, 6. LAPORTE 87, 7. CHESTERTON 82, 8. JOHN GLENN 80.5, 9. NEW PRAIRIE 80, 10. KNOX 37, 11. ANDREAN 9, 12. LAVILLE 7, 12. MICHIGAN CITY 5, 13. NORTH JUDSON AND HEBRON 0.
106: Chris Trent (NP) dec. Tyler Schwartz (V) 10-2. 113: Stevan Micic (HC) pin Austin Coach (G) 1:42. 120: Drew Hughes (L) pin Brett Ervin (CP) 1:35. 126: Josh Fuqua (CP) dec. Max Buckley (V) 7-0. 132: Trevor Burlison (CP) dec. Ricardo Rosario (V) 4-1. 138: Darden Schurg (CP) dec. Mack Neal (V) 10-6. 145: Chris Katsafaros (C) pin Mitch Roadruck (L) 3:35. 152: Dusty Schurg (CP) tech. fall Beau Tauber (KV) 4:43. 160: Kenny Hughes (L) pin Dax Jones (CP) 2:34. 170: Mike Eldridge (LP) dec. Luke Davis (V) 5-1. 182: Tyler Scott (HC) dec. Matt Langbehn (CP) 4-2. 195: Morgan Kral (CP) pin Ryan Patterson (L) 4:31. 220: Ben Standifer (LP) pin Stanish (NP) 3:52. 285: Josh Bartoszek (HC) dec. Ryley Harlow (C) 3-2.
106: Riley Akers (CP) dec. Isaac Cortez (HC). 113: Alex Bravo (V) dec. Zach Wells (LP) 5-3. 120: Andrew Frey (G) dec. Matt Estill (C) 8-3. 126: Jake Gross (L) dec. Eric Larsen (HC) 4-2. 132: James Frey (G) pin Jack Davison (C) 2:46. 138: Jimmy Marich (KV) dec. Antwan Wordlaw (LP) 11-3. 145: Tyler Burlison (CP) dec. Cody MacLeod (NP) 3-0. 152: Dalton Escobedo (NP) pin Kevin Land (Knox) 1:58. 160: Adam Dodson (G) dec. Wade Young (NP) 4-2. 170: John Morrison (KV) pin Jacob Hazi (CP) 1:57. 182: Tim Schoonveld (KV) dec. Darius Ginn (V) 3-1. 195: Joel Bolen (KV) dec. Derrick Suttles (V) 4-2. 220: Matt Berdine (KV) pin Steven Potoskey (CP) 2:18. 285: Quinton Klingberg (CP) pin Landon Blackburn (LP) 3:14.
Bremen girls close season at Mishawaka Sectional
Bremenâ€™s girls swim team closed out its season at the Mishawaka Sectional Saturday.
The Lady Lions finished in sixth place in the team standings with 184 points only two points behind New Prairie.
Katie Lafferty fell just a .08 of a second short of a state berth in the 50 free, touching in a time of 24.56. She also finished second in the 100 free, clocking a 53.24 time to come up just short of a state berth again.
â€˘ MISHAWAKA SECTIONAL
TEAM SCORES: 1. PENN 564, 2. ST. JOSEPH 392.5, 3. ADAMS 288, 4. RILEY 207.5, 5. NEW PRAIRIE 186, 6. BREMEN 184, 7. MISHAWAKA 131, 8. CLAY 92, 9. MARIAN 87, 10. WASHINGTON 38.
50 freestyle: 1. Jennifer Priebe (P) :24.48; 2. Katie Lafferty (B) :24.56; 3. Brianne Oberlie (P) :25.21; 4. Shannon Domal (P) :25.64; 5. Kaitlyn Delle Donne (SJ) :25.72; 6. Gabrielle Jeffers (A) :25.92.
100 freestyle: 1. Addisynn Bursch (P) :52.81; 2. Katie Lafferty (B) :53.24; 3. Casey Ziegert (P) :54.14; 4. Brianne Oberlie (P) :56.28; 5. Gabrielle Jeffers (A) :56.66; 6. Courtney Jenkins (SJ) :57.29.
Pilgrims close regular season with split at Knox
The Plymouth boys swimming and diving team closed out its regular season with a win over Knox and a loss to Tippecanoe Valley in a triangular meet Monday in Knox.
Winning for Plymouth were Jake Martin, Brandon Brashere, Matt Pearson and Brady Ruffing in the medley relay, Ruffing in diving with a personal best score of 164.75, Pearson in the 500 free, Brashere in the breaststroke, and Danny DeLeon, Martin, Pearson and Brashere in the 400 free relay with a best time of 4:09.94.
â€˘ PLYMOUTH 75, KNOX 73; TIPPECANOE VALLEY 87, PLYMOUTH 78; TIPPECANOE VALLEY 91, KNOX 66
Complete results unavailable.
Triton avenges Bi-County loss at LaVille
Clay Yeo scored 21 points, and the Trojans rattled off a 17-8 third quarter to avenge a Bi-County loss on the road at LaVille, 44-38, Saturday.
Tanner Shepherd scored eight, Joey Corder put up six, and Seth Glingle and Cody Shively scored five and four, respectively, for Triton in the reprisal for a Jan. 18 Bi-County semifinal loss.
The win left Triton a share of the lead in the Northern State Conference standings at 4-1 along with Bremen and New Prairie.
Nicholas Amor scored 15 for the Lancers, while Blake Berger finished with eight, Cam Gurtner scored five, and Jeff Haygood and Andrew Hostetler each had four in the low-scoring contest.
LaVille slipped into second place in the conference standings at 3-2 with the loss.
â€˘ TRITON 44, LaVILLE 38
Score by quarters
Triton: 9 13 30 44
LaVille: 10 15 23 38
TRITON (44): Joey Corder 6, Clay Yeo 21, Tanner Shepherd 8, Seth Glingle 5, Cody Shively 4, Drew Mosson 0, Dillon Meadway 0, Skyler Reichard 0; Totals: 16 11-20 44.
LaVILLE (38): Cam Gurtner 5, Blake Berger 8, Landon Manuel 0, Kyle Kopetski 0, Jeff Haygood 4, Zach Hostetler 0, Andrew Hostetler 4, Alec Baker 2, Nicholas Amor 15, Isaac Eash 0; Totals: 11 14-18 38.
3-pointers: Triton 1 (Yeo), LaVille 2 (Amor, Hostetler); Fouls (fouled out): Triton 19 (Corder), LaVille 18 (none).
Records: Triton 11-5 (4-1 NSC), LaVille 11-5 (3-2 NSC)
JV score: Triton 44, LaVille 26.
Bobcats fall in OT
Four different Oregon-Davis players fouled out, and the Bobcats lost a close 69-66 game in overtime at Westville Saturday night.
Carl Schnekenburger scored 18, Blake Hurford finished with 15, and Joel Worthington put up 12 points for OD in the loss.
Westville was led by Collin Walkerâ€™s 23.
â€˘ WESTVILLE 69, OREGON-DAVIS 66 OT
Score by quarters
OD: 11 18 36 59 66
Westville: 16 31 46 59 69
OD (66): Zach Johnston 7, Dalton Taylor 8, Matt Minix 2, Justin Fields 0, Cameron Clark 0, Carl Schnekenburger 18, Henry Clark 4, Blake Hurford 15, Joel Worthington 12; Totals: 24 16-35 66.
WESTVILLE (69): Shawn Gerron 19, Dylan Perney 10, Alex Henn 3, Collin Walker 23, Mike Grylewicz 5, Eric Quinn 0, Austin Hisick 0, Kyle Kniola 0, Austin Swistek 9, Josh Brownlee 0, Jake Lindy 0; Totals: 24 12-28 69.
3-pointers: Oregon-Davis 2 (Johnston, Hurford), Westville 9 (Gerron 2, Walker 6, Swistek); Fouls (fouled out): Oregon-Davis 25 (Johnston, Clark, Hurford, Worthington), Westville 29 (Grylewicz).
Records: OD 2-14, Westville 5-9.
Dragons lose at Caston
Jacob Howdeshell scored 20 points, and Caston handed visiting Argos a 46-26 defeat Friday night in Fulton.
The Dragons had a balanced scoresheet but couldnâ€™t find big production from any players in the loss. Bryian Snyder scored five points with three assists, Ben Carter and Casey Johnson each scored four points, and Ricky Rice, Max Bailey and Alex Bloom each finished with three points as Argos slipped to 4-12.
Quentin Douglass scored 12 behind Howdeshellâ€™s 20 for Caston, which moved to 12-6.
â€˘ CASTON 46, ARGOS 26
Score by quarters
Argos: 6 9 12 26
Caston: 13 25 38 46
ARGOS (26): Brian Snyder 5, Ben Carter 4, Casey Johnson 4, Ricky Rice 3, Max Bailey 3, Alex Blum 3, Jordan Norris 2, Taylor Ogle 2; Totals: 10 3-7 26.
CASTON (46): Jacob Howdeshell 20, Quentin Douglass 12, Daniel Scales 8, Wyatt Kelley 3, Corey Moss 3; Totals: 16 6-8 46.
3-pointers: Argos 3 (Snyder, Bailey, Blum), Caston 8 (Howdeshell 6, Kelley, Moss); Rebounds: Argos 13 (Jensen 3, Ogle 3), Caston 15; Turnovers: Argos 15, Caston 10; Steals: Argos 2, Caston 5 (Moss 2); Assists: Argos 5 (Snyder 3), Caston 13 (Douglass 4, Moss 4); Fouls (fouled out): Caston 13, Argos 14.
Records: Caston 12-6, Argos 4-12
CMA falls in OT
Culver Military was outscored 5-3 in overtime, and the Eagles dropped a 51-49 OT contest against visiting Traders Point Friday night.
Bradley Fisher and Nick Zalduendo scored 16 and 15 points, respectively, for CMA.
Nick Rogers led Traders Point with a game-high 23.
â€˘ TRADERS POINT 51,
CULVER MILITARY 49 (OT)
Score by quarters
TP: 12 25 37 46 51
CMA: 13 24 35 46 49
Traders Point (51): Bradley Covington 11, Nick Rogers 23, Jorge Seifert 0, Milos Kostic 9, Ethan Kanzler 6, Tyler George 2; Totals: 17 10-16 51.
CMA (49): Hayes Barnes 7, Alec Proeh 5, Eljay Murray 0, James Van Pelt 2, Austin Proeh 2, Nick Zalduendo 15, Lorenzo Ricks 1, Bradley Fisher 16, Aaron Marshall 3; Totals: 14 16-24 49.
3-pointers: Traders Point 7 (Rogers 3, Covington 2, Kostic 2), CMA 5 (Zalduendo 3, Barnes 2).
JV score: CMA 33 (Lorenzo Ricks 9), Traders Point 20 (Ethan Kanzler 13).
Argos girls advance, boys close at sectional
The Argos girls bowling team finished third at the team sectional to advance to the regionals at Michigan City on Feb. 2. The Lady Dragons finished with a total pin count of 2,260 to Pennâ€™s 2,339 and South Bend Clayâ€™s 2,366. The Argos girls then lost to Penn in the stepladder round 281-374. Â
Bowling for Argos were Brittani Brown, Chelsea Bradley, Liz Hack, Abby Cohagan and Jamie Ewing, while Jina Ewing did not compete due to illness.
In singles competition, Argos once again had the champion after Cohagan won last year. Â
Jamie Ewing was seeded first going into the stepladder competition by shooting a 578 in the first three games. In the stepladder competition she faced fourth-seeded Ashley Higdon from South Bend, and she defeated Higdon 166-162 to advance in singles competition.
Singles placings were Cohagan in 19th, Hack in 29th, Bradley in 55th and Brown in 58th.
Jamie was also named to the Michiana West first team all-conference. Jina Ewing was named to second team all-conference, and Cohagan was named honorable mention all conference.
The Argos boysâ€™ bowling team finished their season by placing 11th in the team event. No Argos boys advanced in the singles competition. Â
Singles placings were Noah Duff in 54th, Landon West in 56th, Brian Boberg in 57th and Tyler Nelson in 59th.
8th grade girls basketball
Lincoln 8th wins Pierce tourney
Over the weekend, Lincoln Junior Highâ€™s eighth grade girls basketball team put its undefeated record on the line in a four-team tournament at Merrillvilleâ€™s Clifford Pierce Middle School.
Trailing by one after three quarters in the championship game with Pierce, the Red Storm defense wore out the Lady Pirates, giving up only five points in the final frame en route to a 46-37 victory and the tournament title.
Nicole Horvath finished with a game-high 14 points, followed by eight-point performances by Ashley Harrell and Victoria Styers. Lanae Singleton added three buckets, and Destiny Schoff, Jenna Thomas, Anna Bockman, Brittani Splix and Hanna Hopple played vital roles in shutting down Pierceâ€™s high octane offense.
In their first game, the Red Storm easily defeated Portageâ€™s Fegely Middle School 29-4.
Horvath led Lincoln with 11 points followed by Hoppleâ€™s nine points from beyond the arc. Bockman added six points, four rebounds and two assists, and Harrell tallied two points, four assists and three steals.
Lincoln will be back in action on Wednesday, February 6th, when they travel to Columbia City to take on Indian Springs Middle School.
Jr. high wrestling
Lincoln goes 2-1 at NorthWood
The Lincoln Wrestling team went 2-1 at the NorthWood Invitational on Saturday.
The day started with with a close victory against Edwardsburg Michigan followed by a big win against Bremen.
The young Rockies wrestlers wrestled their best match of the day against a veteran NorthWood squad, but it wasnâ€™t enough for the win as inexperience in the lower weight classes and a heavyweight sidelined with injury hurt Lincolnâ€™s chances.
Wrestling particularly tough for Lincoln were Micah Calhoun, Nathan Lafree and Colton Schuler.
Womenâ€™s college basketball
PUC upsets No. 8 St. Xavier
The Purdue University Calumet womenâ€™s basketball team held on for an 87-81 upset of No. 8 St. Xavier on Saturday.
Plymouth alum Alex Starr dropped a game-high 23 points with 10-of-11 free throw shooting to lead five Peregrines in double figures, and Culver Community grad Patrice McBee put up 11 points on 5-of-7 shooting from the floor to go with seven rebounds, two blocks and a steal. Starr also served up two assists with four rebounds in the win.
Purdue Calumet went 6 of 8 from the charity stripe down the stretch, while using some help from the Cougars to put the game away. In a play reminiscent of Chris Webber in the 1993 NCAA National Title game, SXUâ€™s Niara Harris called a timeout with no time remaining, resulting in a technical and a pair of free throws for PUC. Tierra Turner split the two shots at the line, enough to help the Peregrines sweep the season series with St. Xavier for the first time in program history.
The Peregrines push their winning streak to five games to improve to 17-7 overall and 14-4 in the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference.
Menâ€™s college basketball
Litte Giants stifle No. 8 Wooster
The Little Giants used a lockdown defense to stifle its second straight opponent Saturday afternoon as Wabash defeated eighth-ranked College of Wooster 55-48.
Plymouth grad Houston Hodges scored six points with six rebounds and four assists, including a helper to fellow Wabash guard Ross Sponsler for a 3-pointer from the wing that gave the Little Giants their first lead of the game with around four and a half minutes remaining in the game.
The Little Giants defense forced 15 turnovers on the afternoon, using an aggressive 2-3 zone to hold the Scots to a frigid 31.9 percent shooting for the game and 25.9 percent in the second half.
Wabash improves to 7-14 overall and 5-7 in North Coast Athletic Conference play. The team travels to Springfield, Ohio Wednesday for an 8 p.m. tip at Wittenberg University.