January 27th, 2012
PLYMOUTH â€” Plymouthâ€™s coaching staff has been working with sophomore Mack Mercer this week on finishing strong.
The 6-9 sophomore center finished at an 11-for-14 clip off the blocks and along the baseline â€” including a pair of crowd-pleasing two-handed dunks in the first half â€”Â on his way to a career-high 31 points, and the Pilgrims held off a tenacious Northridge team, 60-53 on Homecoming Night at The Rock Friday.
CULVER â€” When Culver Academiesâ€™ Desirae Major â€™12 (Olathe, Kan.) was a sophomore, a senior on the fencing team talked about using the sport as a way to raise funds for charity. It would also be an interesting way to complete the senior service project. The best way, it seemed, would be to host a tournament with registration fees going to charity.
Major, who is a nationally-ranked saber fencer, thought it was a great idea at the time. But the tournament never got off the ground.Â
Triton rolls on
Triton racked up its seventh straight win with a 67-39 Northern State Conference boys basketball win over Jimtown at the Trojan Trench Friday.
Clay Yeo piled up a game-high 31 points to lead the Trojans. Tanner Shepherd chipped in 12 points, while Cody Shively turned in a strong all-around performance with six points, 12 rebounds, five assists, and three steals.
â€˘ TRITON 67, JIMTOWN 39
Score by quarters
Jimtown: 6 18 29 39
Triton: 17 30 54 67
South Bend Chocolate Co. visits Culver library, just in time
for Valentineâ€™s Day
Valentineâ€™s Day is just around the corner, and a representative from the South Bend Chocolate Company will be visiting the Culver-Union Township Public Library Tuesday, February 7 at 11 a.m.!
Come enjoy a lesson in the history of chocolate and learn about the products and services offered by Northern Indianaâ€™s own South Bend Chocolate Company.
Delicious samples are highly likely!
PLYMOUTH â€” The Plymouth Common Council heard a proposed ordinance on first reading at this weekâ€™s meeting concerning establishing a seven-member Common Council.
The proposal calls for four members elected from the districts and three elected at-large.
City Attorney Nelson Chipman called the ordinance â€śhistoric.â€ť
The five-member Common Council will remain in effect until Dec. 31, 2015. At one minute past midnight Jan. 1, 2016, the Council increases to seven members. The current five-member Council has one member elected at-large and each of the other four elected from the Districts.
PLYMOUTH â€” Templeton and Prunella, the Plymouth Public Libraryâ€™s zebra finches, have decided to start a family. Prunella began laying eggs Sunday, and the proud parents-to-be are now taking turns sitting on the nest containing five small eggs.
Triton fans hold up signs commemorating Trojans junior Clay Yeo's surpassing of the 1,000-point mark during Triton's boys Bi-County Tournament championship game against New Prairie at LaVille Thursday,
LAKEVILLE â€” After a strong performance in the Bi-County semifinals Saturday, LaVilleâ€™s Kelsey Gurtner got tapped for the start against Argos.
It was her finish that made the biggest difference Thursday, however.
The sophomore guard put in some late heroics as she caught a quick outlet pass from Jesse Feitz on a missed Argos free throw with 15 seconds remaining, then drove the length of the floor for a slashing layup that proved to be the game-winner as scrappy LaVille edged the Class A No. 10 Dragons 40-39 in a back-and-forth thriller at Dale E. Cox Gymnasium.
Plymouth competes at Northern Lakes prelims
Plymouth competed at the Northern Lakes Conference prelims at Northridge Thursday.
Elliott Eads made the finals in the 50 free where he finished seventh with a 24.21, and the Pilgrims 200 medley relay squad of Tom Serf, Brandon Brashere, Ben Shortt and Jordan Wendel opened the NLCs with a fourth-place result in 1:56.04.
Serf placed 10th in the backstroke and 11th in the individual medley, while Jared Hill finished 11th in the 200 free and 12th in the 500 free, and Brashere was 12th in the breaststroke.
Debate ensued Jan. 17 concerning the newly-reorganized Culver town councilâ€™s appointment to the Culver parks and recreation board, to which the council ultimately re-appointed current board member Patty Stallings, rather than applicant Rhonda Reinhold.
With Ed Pinder replacing Ginny Munroe as council president, and newest member Bill Githens on hand for his first meeting, members discussed the status of Stallings, a Republican who agreed to change party affiliation to fill a vacancy on the politically balanced board. Reinhold is a lifelong Democrat.