Plymouth wins Goshen golf invite
Playing in their first match of the season the Plymouth varsity boys golf team brought home the hardware, defeating all 14 teams at Maplecrest in the Goshen Invitational with a team score of 318.
It was the program’s first ever win at this event, and the performance was also a single stroke off Plymouth’s best ever performance at Maplecrest.
Leading the way for the Pilgrims was senior Nate Kolter with a solid 75 on his way to third place overall. His front nine paced the team as he turned a 1 under par (35) featuring three birdies. Even more impressive was Kolter’s even par round through 15 holes.
Plymouth’s squad turned in solid, steady, and consistent play up and down the lineup. Junior Ben Schenk turned in 41 and went out in 38 for a solid 79. Senior Zach Craft turned in 40 and went out in 40. Junior Reis Yoder turned 41 and was out in 43. Senior Evan Parkhurst turned 43 and went out in 44.
Saturday’s field featured almost all NLC schools minus Warsaw and Wawasee, and the convincing victory sent an early season message to area teams about the quality and depth of Plymouth’s program this season.
Both JV and varsity are back in action Tuesday at Eberhart in Mishawaka versus Bremen and host Marian. The Pilgrims’ home opener at Plymouth Country Club is Thursday against Triton, CMA and Adams.
Goshen tennis invite
Bremen’s girls tennis team won the Goshen Invitational on Saturday with victories over Ft. Wayne Northrup 5-0, Fremont 4-1 and host Goshen in the finals, 3-2.
Bremen’s entire travel team — Morgan Smith, Cassie Sears, Haley Moren, Bay Cope, Alexa Harshbarger, Andrea Strehler, Shaelyn Atkins, Jaclyn Lawmaster, Gabby Buck, Kylie Phillips, Liz Lawmaster and Lacey Bennitt — played in thre tournament and contributed to the win. It was only the second time that Bremen had won the tournament.
Bremen’s overall record is now 4-1 with conference matches against New Prairie and Knox coming up this week.
Plymouth hosts invite
Fairfield topped the field with 28 points, while Plymouth tied for third at its home tennis invitational Saturday with 20 points, and Triton rounded out the field with six points.
Below are the complete team results for Plymouth and Triton.
• PLYMOUTH TENNIS INVITE
Team Scores: Fairfield 28, Michigan City 25, Chesterton 20, Plymouth 20, Peru 19, Centerville 14, Columbia City 13, Triton 6.
SINGLES: 1. Emily Mast (Fairfield) beat Megan Methner (Michigan City) 6-0, 6-0, 2. Lauren Streit (Fairfield) beat Adri Ward (Peru) 6-1, 6-1; 3. Jessica Stillson (Plymouth) beat Kathi Jaschinsky (Michigan City) 6-4, 6-1.
DOUBLES: 1. Sydney Ford/Macie Hinen (Columbia City) beat Ellen Kerr/Natalie Petro (Chesterton) 7-5, 6-3; 2. Claire Werner/Claire Hirsch (Michigan City) beat Libbie Portteus/Lanae Singleton (Plymouth) 6-4, 3-6, (10-8).
1st Round: Megan Methner (Michigan City) beat Erin Hunter (Plymouth) 2-6, 6-2, (10-6)
Back Draw: Erin Hunter (Plymouth) beat Rachel Flauding (Columbia City) 8-0
5th Place Match: Kaelyn Mason (Triton) beat Erin Hunter (Plymouth) 8-3
1st Round: Abby Burke (Chesterton) beat Kelly Henderson (Plymouth) 6-2, 6-4
Back Draw: Dayna Pedzinski (Michigan City) beat Kelly Henderson (Plymouth) 8-2
7th Place Match: Kelly Henderson (Plymouth) beat Maddy Minnick (Columbia City) 8-0
1st Round: Jessica Stillson (Plymouth) beat Aubrey Wright (Columbia City) 6-3, 6-1
Semi-Finals: Jessica Stillson (Plymouth) beat Margie Stutzman (Fairfield) 7-5, 6-0
Finals: Jessica Stillson (Plymouth) beat Kathi Jaschinsky (Michigan City) 6-4, 6-1
1st Round: Kyle Eckerley-Breanna Manriquez (Peru) beat Savannah Mae-Ellen Smith (Plymouth) 6-4, 3-6, (10-7)
Back Draw: Savannah Mae-Ellen Smith (Plymouth) beat Holly Stogsdill-Carrie Slabaugh (Triton) 9-7
5th Place Match: Savannah Mae-Ellen Smith (Plymouth) beat Paige Cuma-Kristen Palmer (Michigan City) 8-2
1st Round: Libbie Portteus-Kirstin Riise (Plymouth) beat Hannah Toole-Keirsten Toole 6-1, 7-6 (8-6)
Semi-Finals: Libbie Portteus-Lanae Singleton (Plymouth) beat Mallory Struble-Grace Comerford (Peru) 6-2, 6-2
Finals: Claire Werner-Claire Hirsch (Michigan City) beat Libbie Portteus-Lanae Singleton (Plymouth) 6-4, 3-6, (10-8)
Kaelyn Mason (5th) lost to Fairfield 1-6,0-6; beat Peru 8-4; beat Plymouth 8-3
Shayla May (6th) lost to Centerville 3-6,1-6; beat Columbia City 8-2;lost to Michigan City 1-8
Siera Sauer lost to Michigan City 0-6,0-6. Brianna Vuittonet lost to Chesterton 0-8; lost to Columbia City 0-8
Holly Stogsdill / Carrie Slabaugh (7th) lost to Chesterton 6-7(3),0-6; lost to Plymouth 7-9; beat Centerville 9-8(12)
Cassie Irons / Michal Scherer-Berry lost to Peru 1-6,5-7; lost to Fairfield 1-8; lost to Centerville 3-8
CMA teams win
Culver Military’s varsity lacrosse team earned a 14-5 win over Noblesville over the weekend, while the prep team routed Glenbrook North 27-3.
Zach Main and Nick Adams each scored three goals to lead the varsity team, while Dawson McKenzie and Ethan Walker led the prep team with five goals each.
• CULVER MILITARY (Varsity) 14,
Noblesville goals: Jake Hornsby 2, Nicholas Purvis, Hunter Thompson, Connor Knoll. Assists: Jack Wishart, Collin Beck. Saves: 12 (CJ Green).
CMA goals: Zach Main 3, Nick Adams 3, Nate Clurman 2, Don Reed 2, Luc Anderson 2, Nick MacNab, Jack MacNab. Assists: Clurman 2, Anderson 2, Bryce Thompson, Dominic Puzevic, Saves: 10 (William Dennen 5, Taylor Rabbitt 3, Alan Simonini 2).
JV score: CMA 7, Noblesville 3. Records: CMA 5-0, Noblesville 1-8.
• CULVER MILITARY (Prep) 27,
GLENBROOK NORTH 3
CMA goals: Dawson McKenzie 5, Ethan Walker 5, Riley Thompson 4, Ryan Hallenbeck 4, PJ Bogle 2, Joel Tinney 2, Pierre Byrne, Spencer Secord, Ryan Prior, Harry Bogle, Beau Ecksten. Assists: McKenzie 3, Thompson 3, PJ Bogle, Prior, Byrne, Tinney, Secord. Saves: 5 (Nic Peterson 1, Alec Van De Bovenkamp 4). CMA record 14-0.
CMA beats Washington Township
Culver Military’s baseball team shut out Washington Township 2-0 Saturday at Culver.
Perley Provost earned the win on the mound and helped his cause with two hits and an RBI. Zach Moffet doubled for CMA.
• CULVER MILITARY 2, WASHINGTON TWP. 0
Wash 000 000 0 - 0 9 1
CMA 100 100 x - 2 6 1
2B: Collin (W), Zach Moffett (CMA)
Perley Provost (WP), Peiffer (LP).
Plymouth falls to Bremen, Michigan City
Plymouth had a beautiful day for a doubleheader as they faced Michigan City and Bremen Saturday, but the Lady Pilgrims ultimately fell in both games. Michigan city came out on a roll as they scored four runs in the first inning. After that the game became a shootout with both teams trading one run innings. Overall the Plymouth put the ball in play, but Michigan City made tough plays to keep the momentum and the lead. The final score ended up 7-3.
In the second game of the day Plymouth took on Bremen in a rescheduled game from Tuesday. Bremen took charge with strong hitting as a team. Shannon Arndt and Chelsea Huppert teamed up for a solid pitching performance earning 13 strikeouts in the combined shutout. At the plate, Bremen collected 13 hits on their way to a 7-0 victory, including three hits for three RBI by Rachael Czarnecki, an in the park homer by Micaela Box and a triple and two RBI by Shelby Zellmer.
Plymouth continues its home stretch on Monday and Wednesday. NLC play starts Monday with Elkhart Memorial.
• MICHIGAN CITY 7, PLYMOUTH 3
Michigan City: 401 011 0 - 7, 11, 0
Plymouth: 001 010 1 - 3, 7, 0
• BREMEN 7, PLYMOUTH 0
Bremen: 024 000 1 - 7, 13, 0
Plymouth: 000 000 0 - 0, 0, 3
Hysell sac lifts LaVille
Allyson Hysell hit the game-winning sac fly with one out in the top of eighth inning, and LaVille beat Bethany Christian in extra innings Saturday.
Hannah Herbster struck out nine and gave up no earned runs for LaVille in the win. Herbster and Autumn Slough both doubled for the Lady Lancers, who move to 3-4.
• LaVILLE 3, BETHANY CHRISTIAN 2 (8 innings)
LaVille: 101 000 01 - 3 6 2
Bethany: 000 020 00 - 2 4 3
WP - Hannah Herbster (9 strikeouts). LP - Jordan Helmuth (5 strikeouts).
3B - Hanna Hochstetler (B).
2B - Autumn Slough (L), Herbster.
Records: Bethany Christian 1-2, LaVille 3-4.
Plymouth JV wins 3
Plymouth’s JV softball played one game on Friday at Tippecanoe Valley and won 19-5. For Plymouth, Zoe Keilman pitched and had eight strikeouts with five walks, while going 2 for 4 on offense. Grace Hilty also went 2 for 4. Mimi Southwell went 4 for 4 at the plate, and Aree Eichelberg also had a double.
On Saturday, Plymouth had a single game against Michigan City and a makeup game against Bremen.
Plymouth beat Michigan City 2-1. Keilman pitched seven strikeouts and walked six. Standout plays on defense included Taylor Smith throwing to Mimi Southwell from right field to home plate, stopping Michigan City’s second run from scoring. Autumn Wojcik also had a great double play catching a line drive and throwing to second base to end the fifth inning.
Plymouth won the Bremen game 19-3. Keilman threw five strikeouts and two walks. Anna Bockman and Keilman both went 3 for 4 at the plate. Rachel Hilty went 2 for 3, and Jenna Wood went 2 for 4 with a double.