September 4, 2013

No. 8 Dragons slay Berries

Logansport falls back to .500 after 5-1 loss to Argos

From Staff Reports

---- — Logansport’s girls soccer team was handed a 5-1 defeat by visiting Argos on Tuesday.

Mariana Figueroa had the lone goal in the contest for the Berries (3-3), who played the Class A No. 8 Dragons to a 1-1 draw in the first half.

“We played a good first half,” Logan coach Todd Reiff said. “The problem is there are two halves to play.

“There’s a great quote by Bear Bryant: ‘Don’t give up at halftime. Concentrate on winning the second half.’ We struggled with that. The first half we did things well and did what we needed to do. The second half we just didn’t focus on what needed to be done.”

Logan senior Whitney Jennings entered having scored 16 goals in the first five games of the season before being shut out by Argos. Jennings suffered a sprained ankle two weeks ago in the season opener but Reiff said that she’s fine and credited the Dragons’ defense.

“They don’t give up many goals. They played Plymouth, who beat us 8-3, and gave up just one goal,” Reiff said. “They’ve played a number of quality teams that they’ve given up just one goal against.”

Jennings’ father, Doug Jennings, is an Argos legend, leading the Dragons to the Final Four in basketball in 1979 and is still their all-time leading scorer in boys basketball.

Argos, which has an enrollment of 202 students, also has quite a tradition in soccer.

“That’s their sport, it’s important to them. They don’t have football. Soccer, that’s their thing,” Reiff said. “They put a lot of time and effort into it.

“We’ve never beat them.”

The Berries played the Dragons to a 1-1 tie last season but didn’t have the same luck this year.

The Berries host Twin Lakes next Tuesday.

Delphi 2, Benton Central 2

Delphi’s (0-4-1) Christina McCarty scored the tying goal in the second half. Danielle Swayze added the other goal for the Oracles, and goalie Jersey Latimore had six saves.

Delphi coach Adam Barrett was pleased with the tie.

“Best game of the year,” Barrett said. “Better hustle and we won more 50/50 balls.”

Boys soccer

Carroll 8, Rossville 0

Carroll (3-3) scored two goals in the first half and six goals in the second half in getting the win.

Justin Willoughby scored four goals and assisted on three in leading the Cougars. Elliot Packard added three goals and three assists. Thomas Piotrowski pounded one into the net for the final goal. Alex Hickner came up with the final assist, and Seth Eldridge had one save. Rossville ended with eight shots on goal.

Delphi 2, Benton Central 2

Delphi (0-5-1) broke its losing streak by tying Benton Central. The Oracles were up 2-1 in the second half, but a late goal by the Bison tied it back up.

Delphi’s Kenny Zaldivar scored both goals, and Aldo Guadarama assisted on one of them. Goalie Brayton Slifer had 11 saves for the Oracles.

Girls golf

Pioneer 192, Caston 256

April Wheeldon was medalist with a 46 for Pioneer in defeating Caston at Pond View Golf Course.

Emily Powell was next (48), followed by Mati DeWitt and Mikayla Greiner each with 49.

“It’s the best score we had and a remarkable night for us,” said Pioneer coach Dale Samuels on the win.


Caston 3, Argos 1

Caston fought hard against Argos in getting the win. The Comets winning scores were 26-24, 26-24, 18-25, 25-12.

Caston coach Taylor McFarland was happy with her girls’ toughness.

“I was very pleased with the teamwork and energy the girls had [Tuesday],” McFarland said. “We are definitely headed in the right direction.”

Haley Hoover led Caston (2-6) with 17 digs and nine kills. Mickayla Rans added 12 digs, six kills and three blocks. Adrienne Frye came up with eight blocks and five kills. Tori Rentschler contributed with six digs, five kills, four assists and two aces. Jacqueline Rans had eight digs, seven blocks, three kills and two aces. Haley Small added 12 assists and five blocks and Madison Martin contributed with 11 assists.

Caston picked up its first win of the season Saturday at the Tri-County Invite, as the Comets defeated the host Cavaliers 25-18, 22-25, 15-10.

The Comets lost to Winamac 25-15, 25-13, North White 25-11, 25-23 and South Newton 25-20, 23-25, 15-11 at the invite.

Rochester 3, Cass 0

Cass fell short in losing 25-20, 25-14, 25-21 in three games.

“We were in sets one and three, and we just didn’t finish,” Cass coach Gretchen Crum said. “[We] had our season first spell of poor passing in set two, and didn’t recover in time. But, I was very satisfied with our effort and determination. We continue to improve our offensive effort and played solid defense.”

Claire Crum led Cass with eight kills and four digs. Aubrey Young added four kills and two aces. Bailey Gremelspacher also contributed with nine assists. Kassi Zeck had eight digs, and Gabi Hartley had six assists.

Frontier 3, Delphi 0

Frontier swept Delphi in winning 25-19, 25-20, 25-19.

Emma Carpenter led Delphi with 16 digs and five kills. Faith Maxwell added 14 digs and three aces, and Myka Roth came up with five kills and three assists. The Oracles’ Morgan Crowel led with 15 assists and Hunter Hart also led with seven kills.

Culver 3, Winamac 1

The Warriors lost 25-20, 9-25, 25-23, 29-27 at Culver.