May 16th, 2013
BREMEN â€” Sandwiched between the NSC Tournament championships Monday and a potential meeting with perennial sectional champion Plymouth tonight, Bremenâ€™s first round sectional match-up with LaVille would have been an easy one for the Lady Lions to overlook.
After all, the Bremen Sectional hosts hadnâ€™t lost to the Lancers in recent memory; theyâ€™d swept them just three weeks ago in round robin NSC play en route to the conference championship. But looking too far ahead is nearly always a mistake, especially against a team that has been making steady progress throughout the year.
MIDDLEBURY â€“ A big dose of Northridge starter Shannon Baker went a long way, but the fight of Plymouthâ€™s Pilgrims nearly made up for it as the Raiders hung on to take an NLC win by a 6-3 final.
ARGOS â€” Argos senior goalkeeper Karlee VanDerWeele has signed on to play soccer at NCAA Division III Hanover College next fall.
VanDerWeele is a four-year letterwinner for Argos. A goalkeeper and captain, she led the Dragons to back-to-back semistate appearances and Northern Indiana Soccer Conference titles in 2011-12. She was twice selected First Team All-Northern Indiana Soccer Conference for the Lady Dragons, and was named the team MVP her senior season.
CGA, Rochester advance to sectional championship
Culver Girls Academy and Rochester advanced to the finals at the CGA Girls Tennis Sectional with a pair of 4-1 victories Wednesday.
The Lady Eagles topped Knox on all courts but 3 singles, while the Zebras eliminated North Judson on all but the 1 singles court.
Brittany Fletcher battled back from a first-set loss to beat CGA's Alena Arkhipov 4-6, 6-2, 6-4 for Knox's only win of the night.
Esther B. Martin â€¨
Dec. 30, 1918-May 14, 2013
La PORTE â€” Mrs. Esther B. Martin, 94, of La Porte, died Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at Miller's Merry Manor in Plymouth.â€¨ She was born Dec. 30, 1918 in New Buffalo Twp., Mich., the daughter of Wheeler Meyers and Iva (Barnes) Meyers.â€¨
She was a member of Lambs Chapel United Methodist Church. Esther enjoyed sewing.â€¨ On May 20, 1939, in LaPorte, she married Merle Martin who preceded her in death Feb. 10, 2006.â€¨
Rick S. Pertics
Oct. 13, 1951 - May 13, 2013
LaPAZ â€”Â Rick S. Pertics, 61, passed away Monday morning, May 13, 2013 at the farm from injuries sustained in an accident. Rick was the co-owner of Pertics Blueberry Plantation in LaPaz. He was born Oct. 13, 1951 in South Bend to the late Ernest R. and Gloria J. (Melton) Pertics. Rick lived all of his life in LaPaz and Plymouth. Rick and Cindy married March 7, 1987 in LaPaz.
The 47th Annual IHSAA Baseball State Tournament is set to get underway, and the draws for next week's sectional tournament were announced on Tuesday.
Plymouth will host a seven-team Class 3A field that includes John Glenn and Culver Military, while Culver Community hosts Triton, Argos and Oregon-Davis in another seven-team tilt, and Bremen and LaVille travel to the six-school Class 2A Westview Sectional.
ROCHESTER â€” For about as long as Culver Academies track coach Michael Chastain can remember, his Lady Eagles have been battling it out with Plymouth for the championship at the Rochester Sectional. In fact, the two teams have been trading back and forth for first and second at the state tourney opener for the past four years.
True to that back-and-forth theme, Culver Girls Academy topped Plymouth at Tuesdayâ€™s sectional meet, returning the favor for Plymouthâ€™s one-point title win over the Eagles last year by trumping the Lady Pilgrims 137-123 for this yearâ€™s championship.
BREMEN â€” Jasmine Schafer understands. Winning a sectional track title is nice, but survival is the name of the game.
It was less important to win a blue ribbon at the Bremen Girls Track Sectional than it was to earn a trip to next weekâ€™s Warsaw regional.
So, when Schafer finished second in the 100-meter dash Tuesday night, well, that was OK.
Same thing with her fourth place finish in the 200.
The top four finishers in each event at a sectional advance to regional meets. So Schafer lives to race another day.
And in this meet, that was a tall order.
PLYMOUTH â€” An apt title for the book about this yearâ€™s Plymouth Pilgrim baseball season would be â€śThe Agony and the Ecstasyâ€ť.
There was a heavy dose of both at Bill Nixon Field on Tuesday night, but in the end Plymouth would have a little more of the ecstasy. A walk-off single by Plymouth shortstop Justin Drudge plated the tying and winning runs in the bottom of the seventh over CMA (9-6) for a final of 11-10.