Northern State tourney begins
The first round of the Northern State Conference Tennis Tournament went in the books Thursday night at DeSantis Courts in Bremen.
Round robin winner Knox advanced at 3 singles and on both doubles courts in its only three matches in Bremen, while 5-1 Triton won two of three singles matches. Host Bremen won matches at 1 and 2 singles and 1 doubles, meanwhile.
The next round of the NSCs will proceed Saturday at 10 a.m.
• NSC TOURNAMENT
At DeSantis Courts in Bremen
1 Singles: Tommy Foster (Bremen) beat Pierce Frick (LaVille) 6-0, 6-1; Mikey Pawiak (Jimtown) beat Calvin Kretchmer (Glenn) 6-2, 6-0; Dean Howdeshell (Triton) beat Levi Hostetler (New Prairie) 6-1, 6-2
2 Singles: Bryce DeVine (Bremen) beat Matt Dickson (LaVille) 6-0, 6-0; Jared Fisher (Triton) beat Hunter Jaworski (Glenn) 6-1, 6-1; Jacob Gongwer (Jimtown) beat Chase Keller (New Prairie) 6-0, 6-1; Hunter Jaworksi (Glenn) beat Chase Keller (New Prairie) 8-5.
3 Singles: Brock Johnson (Jimtown) beat Adam Baker (LaVille) 6-0, 6-1; Alex Suppinger (New Prairie) beat Alex Eib (Triton) 7-5, 1-6, 6-0; Hunter Gilbert (Knox) beat Alec Runyan (Glenn) 6-4, 4-6, 6-3.
1 Doubles: Tyler LaFlash-Austin Ingle (Bremen) beat Ben Janowski-Adam DeShone (Jimtown) 6-3, 4-6, 7-6 (6); Curtis Scherer-Scott Farus (Knox) beat Ben Jones-Ian McSherry (New Prairie) 7-5, 6-2; Drew McDonald-Evan Rhodes (Glenn) beat Brandon Haisley-Dustin Royer (LaVille) 6-0, 6-0; Ben Janowski-Adam DeShone (Jimtown) beat Brandon Haisley-Dustin Royer (LaVille) 8-0.
2 Doubles: Daulton Materna-Christian Jimenez (Knox) beat Erik Eggerbrecht-Dennis Feitz (LaVille) 6-0, 6-1; Kyle Lowman-Lucas Major (New Prairie) beat Ryker Hand-Chandler Snyder (Bremen) 6-2, 7-6 (4); Isaac Pope-Hunter Price (Jimtown) beat Kevin Auman-Drew Sheffer (Glenn) 6-3, 6-1; Ryker Hand-Chandler Snyder (Bremen) beat Erik Eggerbrecht-Dennis Feitz (LaVille) 8-1.
Knox beats Culver in NSC match
Knox’s volleyball team topped Culver Community in three games in a Northern State Conference volleyball match Thursday, 25-18, 25-22, 25-21.
Torie Elliott finished with 13 kills and six digs, and Kylie Bridegroom served up four aces with six digs for the Lady Redskins.
Cara Hasnerl set 34 assists, Kara Howard tallied four aces, and Rachel Lenig finished with five blocks in the win for Knox, which pushes the team out to 4-1 in NSC play.
Culver was led by Samantha Howard’s nine kills and Tosha Harris’ eight. Marisa Howard finished with eight assists, Megan Thompson and Bayli Fearnow both registered nine digs, and Donna Zehner stuffed four solo blocks in the loss for the Cavs.
• KNOX 3, CULVER COMMUNITY 0
(25-18, 25-22, 25-21)
Kills: Torie Elliott 13, Abby Bridegroom 9
Aces: Kara Howard 4, Kylie Bridegroom 4
Assists: Cara Hasnerl 34
Digs: Torie Elliott 6, Kylie Bridegroom 6, Kerstin Howard 5
Blocks: Rachel Lenig 5
Kills: Samantha Howard 9, Tosha Harris 8
Assists: Marisa Howard 8
Digs: Megan Thompson 9, Bayli Fearnow 9
Solo Blocks: Donna Zehner 4
Records: Knox 8-11 (4-1 NSC)
JV score: Knox 2, Culver 0 (25-19, 25-21)
Lady Pilgrims fall at Memorial
Plymouth’s volleyball team lost a three-set Northern Lakes Conference match on the road at Elkhart Memorial Tuesday, 25-22, 25-14, 25-15.
Emily Eveland finished with an all-around four kills, 15 digs and three blocks, while Cassi Quissell killed four points, and Haley Harrell set 15 assists with 14 digs.
Libbie Portteus and Hunter Stevens each logged three kills, Ellen Smith dug up 13 balls, and Lacy Poczik netted three blocks.
• ELKHART MEMORIAL 3,
PLYMOUTH 0 (25-22, 25-14, 25-15)
Kills: Emily Eveland 4, Cassi Quissell 4, Libbie Portteus 3, Hunter Stevens 3
Assists: Haley Harrell 15
Digs: Eveland 15, Harrell 14, Ellen Smith 13
Blocks: Eveland 3, Lacy Poczik 3
Mullaney leads Argos past Culver
Sean Mullaney netted four goals with an assist, and Argos shut out visiting Culver Community 8-0 at Eugene Snyder Field Thursday evening.
Dominic Cataldo scored twice for the Dragons, who outshot their opponents 11-3.
Casey Johnson and Tyler Peters combined in goal for the shutout as Argos moved to 11-2.
Marshall Anderson recorded three saves in vain for the Cavaliers.
• ARGOS 8, CULVER COMMUNITY 0
A — Dominic Cataldo, 11th minute
A — Sean Mullaney, 19th minute
A — Damon Binkley (Josiah Osborn), 21st minute
A — Mullaney (Cataldo), 36th minute
A — Mullaney (Chandler Campbell), 42nd minute
A — Mullaney (Osborn), 63rd minute
A — Cataldo (Mullaney), 68th minute
A — Spencer Beam (Spencer Van Der Weele), 80th minute
Shots on goal: Argos 11, Culver 3; Saves: Argos 3 (Casey Johnson 2, Tylor Peters 1), Culver 3 (Marshall Anderson); Corners: Argos 7, Culver 4
Records: Argos 11-2
Bremen bounces back
Bremen bounced back from its first loss of the year with a 4-0 defeat of Lakeland Christian on the road in Warsaw Thursday.
Danny Reynoso scored in the 37th and 63rd minutes, Sam Lacher finished with a goal and a shared assist, and Clayton Phillips also scored in the win, which pushes the Lions out to a mark of 13-1.
C.J. Thornton made five saves in goal, and Austin Adams had three in the shutout.
• BREMEN 4, LAKELAND CHRISTIAN 0
At Winona Lake
B — Clayton Philips (Sam Lacher, Roberto Gonzalez), 26th minute
B — Sam Lacher (Roberto Gonzalez), 31st minute
B — Danny Reynoso (Jesus Garcia), 37th minute
B — Danny Reynoso (Spencer Hille), 63rd minute
Keeper saves: Bremen 8 (Austin Adams 3, C.J. Thornton 5); LCA 19 (Drew Nieveen)
Records: Bremen 13-1
CMA surges to 6-2 win
Up by a tentative 3-2 margin at the half, Culver Military’s boys soccer team netted three goals while pitching a second-half shutout in a 6-2 win over visiting Elkhart Christian Thursday at the Academies.
Nick Bissonnette finished with two goals and three assists, and Dominic Puzevic recorded a pair of goals for Culver. Perley Provost tallied five saves in goal for the victors.
• CULVER MILITARY 6, ELKHART CHRISTIAN 2
ECA - Andrew Brueck (Nathanael Knight)
ECA - Knight
CMA - Dominic Puzevic (Nick Bissonnette)
CMA - Tanner Grant (Bissonnette)
CMA - Puzevic (penalty kick)
CMA - Puzevic (Bissonnette)
CMA - Bissonnette
CMA - Bissonnette
Saves: ECA 5 (Trevor Nunemaker, Chase Biddle), CMA 5 (Perley Provost).
LaVille stops Glenn
LaVille’s girls soccer team saw five different players score, and Kyleigh Breden and Karissa Foster combined for the shutout in goal as the Lady Lancers beat Northern State Conference foe John Glenn 6-0 at home in Newton Park Thursday.
Grace Ingle scored twice with an assist, Sarah Niespodziany scored with an assist, and Nina Zeiger, Heather Roeder and Kailey Gardner also scored for LaVille, which leveled a prolific 22 shots on goal to Glenn’s one.
• LaVILLE 6, JOHN GLENN 0
At Newton Park
L — Grace Ingle, 20th minute
L — Nina Zeiger, 27th minute
L — Sarah Niespodziany (Grace Ingle), 30th minute
L — Heather Roeder, 36th minute
L — Grace Ingle (Sarah Niespodziany), 51st minute
L — Kailey Gardner, 74th minute
Shots on goal: LaVille 22, Glenn 1; Saves (goalies): LaVille 5 (Kyleigh Breden 3, Karissa Foster 2); Glenn 19; Corners: LaVille 7, Glenn 1.
Culver wins on the road
Culver Community earned a 3-0 win on the road at Westville Thursday.
Kayla Shaffer scored just 47 seconds in, scored again on a Denisha Brown assist in the fifth minute, then assisted on the game’s final goal by Courtney Littleton as neither team struck again after the 15th minute.
• CULVER COMMUNITY 3, WESTVILLE 0
C — Kayla Shaffer, 1st minute
C — Shaffer (Denisha Brown), 5th minute
C — Courtney Littleton (Shaffer), 15th minute