MERRILLVILLE â€” After suffering a close loss earlier in the week to West Noble, Plymouth gymnastics traveled to Merrillville Saturday where the Lady Pilgrims had to face five Top 20 teams at the Pirate Pride Invitational.
Plymouth scored a season-high 83.3 at Merrillville but still finished in eighth place at the loaded 10-team meet, which was won by No. 8 Portage with a score of 106.125.
Plymouth scored season high team scores on all four events, led by freshman Nicky Davis.
DUNLAP â€” Led by four scoring swims from lone senior Poaolo Palmitessa, Plymouth tallied a 112 to finish sixth out of eight teams, while Northridge won with a dominant 521 at the Northern Lakes Conference Championships Saturday at Concord.
Palmitessa opened and closed the day for the Pilgrims, swimming the opening leg of Plymouthâ€™s 200 medley relay and the anchor for the Pilgrimsâ€™ 400 free relay team, both of which placed sixth. He also finished 10th individually in both the 200-yard Individual Medley and 100-yard breast stroke as Plymouth scored points in 10 of 14 events at the NLC meet.
MISHAWAKA â€”Â Brock Smith led the Pilgrims to their second straight win as Plymouth scored 23 points in the fourth quarter to rally past Mishawaka for a 49-41 victory on the road Saturday.
In just his second game back after being sidelined with a shoulder injury, Smith scored a game-high 16 points, pulled down four rebounds and pilfered three steals after leading Plymouth to a lopsided 44-38 Northern Lakes Conference win over Northridge with nine points Friday.
The Culver Community Council of Churches, together with the Culver Lions Club, is sponsoring the annual â€śChili Supperâ€ť from which all proceeds go to the Culver Food Pantry.
The event will be held Friday, February 5 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Vandalia Railroad Station in Culver. Freewill donations will be accepted at the door. All are welcome to this community event.
PLYMOUTH â€” The Heartland Camera Club has set its 2011 calendar for the year and invites the public, from beginners to advanced amateurs, to attend the monthly meetings. Held at the Life Enrichment Center, 1305 W. Harrison St., Plymouth, attendees with digital or film cameras can learn more about how to take better photographs every second Thursday of the month. Meeting dates include: Feb. 10, March 10, April 14, May 12, June 9, July 14, Aug. 11, Sept. 8, Oct. 13, Nov. 10, and Dec. 8.
PLYMOUTH â€”Â Purdue Extension Marshall County Office and Farm Bureau Insurance are holding Purdue Farm Outlook meeting Friday, Feb. 4 at the Marshall County Extension office in room 304 of the Marshall County Building, 112 W. Jefferson St., Plymouth. It will start at noon with lunch provided and being subway sandwiches, chips, and drinks. At 12:30 p.m., Dean Payne, Farm Bureau Insurance Ag Specialist, will provide an update on crop insurance. At 1 p.m. Chris Hurt, Purdue Agriculture Economist, will provide the current snapshot of the farm economy for 2011 and address questions.
BREMEN â€”Â The Bremen Public Library will begin a four-week series of introductory computer classes beginning Thursday, Feb. 10, from 2 to 4 p.m. These classes are designed for beginning computer users with limited or no previous computer experience. Each class session will be two hours and build upon the skills presented in the previous class. All sessions will include â€śhands-onâ€ť work on the libraryâ€™s laptop computers. Registration for the classes is required and begins Jan. 27. There is no charge for residents of German Township.
HAMLET â€” â€śFight like a girl, Christina!â€ť has become the rallying cry for the Oregon-Davis Bobcats in support of their team manager, Christina Rotering. Rotering is battling lymphoblastic lymphoma, a form of non-Hodgskinâ€™s Lymphoma that usually occurs in children. She was diagnosed with this cancer in May 2007, but, to everyoneâ€™s relief, went into remission three months later. The cancer became active again in her spine in August 2008, but she entered a second remission.
PLYMOUTH -- Anyone whoâ€™s watched â€śZorro,â€ť â€śPirates of the Caribbean,â€ť even â€śStar Wars,â€ť or other films showcasing swashbuckling swordplay can appreciate Rebecca Schneiderâ€™s initial interest in the sport of fencing. And now, as part of her passion for bringing the sport to the Marshall County community, they can also try their hand at a few moves...or possibly embark on a lifelong love of fencing as Schneider herself wound up (inadvertently doing), starting in the early 1990s.
LAKEVILLE â€” On another night, LaVille head coach Michael Edison might have worried about a letdown.
After all, the Lancers were coming off a big win against Rochester Tuesday, their first in 14 years to be exact. And it was Homecoming week in Lancerland, with all the distractions that entails.