January 11th, 2011
KNOX â€” Have you ever heard the term â€śUnstoppable Force?â€ť
Itâ€™s the best term to describe Oregon-Davis guard Zach Richie, who has been tearing up the court this season. Richie hasÂ racked up more thanÂ 40 points in eight consecutive games and boasts an average of 43 points per game. Thatâ€™s quite an accomplishment for this junior, but itâ€™s definitely not surprising.
LAKEVILLE â€” Sophomore forward Katie Berger shot her way to a career-high 16 points Monday night against Bremen, and helped the Lady Lancers reach a milestone in the process.
Berger went 3-of-4 from beyond the arc in the first half to help keep LaVille within range as Bremen grabbed a 28-25 halftime lead, while the Lancersâ€™ defense shut down the Lions for a 13-point swing in the third quarter, and LaVille held off their pesky Northern State Conference rivals to claim a 51-47 win over Bremen at Dale E. Cox Gymnasium Monday.
BOURBON â€”Â Only Jacy Borlik could stop Jacy Borlik.
And after sitting the entire second quarter with two fouls, the John Glenn senior looked in no mood to hit the brake pedal in the second half.
Even with the lengthy break, the 5-foot-8 Borlik piled up 23 points, eight rebounds, and four steals â€”Â all game highs â€”Â and delivered two key plays down the stretch as the Falcons repelled a furious Triton fourth-quarter rally en route to a 47-35 Northern State Conference girls basketball win at The Trojan Trench Friday.
PLYMOUTH â€” It was like watching a bad rerun. All over again.
For the second straight game, Plymouth battled down to the wire only to fall short in overtime.
It was also the teamâ€™s third loss to be decided in extra periods this season, and, as in their first such loss to Peru, second quarter mistakes came back to haunt the Pilgrims as visiting Elkhart Memorial put the game away at the line, handing their hosts another heartbreaker, 55-47, in a Northern Lakes Conference game at The Rock Friday.
BREMEN â€” Up 18 points at halftime, LaVille coach Michael Edison warned his team that historically-scrappy Bremen was capable of a big second half-run. He was right.
Bremen clawed back and trailed by five with 3 minutes remaining, but LaVille put the game away at the free throw line in a 47-36 victory.
â€śBremenâ€™s only won one game, but theyâ€™re the type of team that battles,â€ť Edison said. â€śIâ€™m proud of our guys for their composure. Itâ€™s easy when things are going well, but itâ€™s about how you react when things arenâ€™t going well. I was happy how they finished the game off.â€ť
MOUNT VERNON, Ohio â€” Things donâ€™t always go as planned. That doesnâ€™t mean they donâ€™t turn out pretty good in the end.
That is the odyssey of 1984 Plymouth High School graduate Matt Starr. A standout athlete at Plymouth, he attended Manchester College and received a master's degree from Kent State.
He appeared headed for a long and distinguished career as a sports psychologist, with an appointment to work at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs.
PLYMOUTH â€” Thereâ€™s a new level of excitement at the Plymouth Country Club as it welcomes a new golf professional to the club: 47-year-old PGA recognized golfer Timothy Burkhart.
Burkhart, originally from Hornell, N.Y., chose Plymouth because he thought it was a great place for him and his family.
Burkhart, who comes to Plymouth from the Boonville Country Club, has even been featured in PGA magazine.
â€śIt was a huge compliment to be honored by PGA,â€ť said Burkhart.
PLYMOUTH â€” This past week, a story debunking the work of a prominent medical researcher, Andrew Wakefield, who claimed that childhood vaccinations caused autism, made the rounds.
In 1988, a publication, The Lancet, a medical journal, claimed that Wakefield and his colleagues had linked measles-mumps-rubella vaccine with autism in most of a dozen children they had studied.
Mika Adams, Zionsville, an autism consultant, is the daughter of Plymouthâ€™s Willie Resler.
Adams said numerous studies have shown that there is no correlation between the vaccines and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
Dec. 12, 1927 â€”Â Jan. 7, 2011
KEWANNA â€”Â Martha Ann Cook, 83, of Kewanna, passed away at 9 p.m., Friday, Jan. 7, 2011 at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Plymouth.
Born Dec. 12, 1927 in Kewanna, she was the daughter of the late Guy Ernest and Jessie Bell (Lisey) Urbin. March 13, 1946 she married Kenneth H. Cook and he preceded her in death May 22, 2005.
She was a 1945 Kewanna High School graduate.
April 11, 1933 â€”Â Jan. 8, 2011
PLYMOUTH â€”Â James D. Spiegel, 77, of Lincoln Highway, Plymouth, passed away Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011, at his home, at 3:22 a.m.
James was born April 11, 1933, in Pierceton, to Arthur and Violet (Weaver) Spiegel.Â James and Judy Boggs were married March 13, 1974.Â They had been married for 36 years.Â James served his country in the United States Air Force during the Korean War.Â He retired from Sprint, after working for 39 years.Â