August 25th, 2011
PLYMOUTH ‚ÄĒ Following last week‚Äôs historic loss to Bremen, the Rockies are taking some history lessons this week.
The defending Class 2A Sectional 26-champion Lions handed Class 4A Plymouth a 21-8 defeat in last Friday‚Äôs opener, the first such win for the Lions since 1988, and the experience left a sour taste in the Rockies‚Äô mouths. The team is stressing tradition this Friday as it plays host to another longstanding nonconference rival in Rochester, and the stakes are a fourth-straight Hickory Stick traveling trophy.
WALKERTON ‚ÄĒ A volleyball team‚Äôs first, and sometimes best, weapon is its serve.
That was certainly the case for John Glenn Wednesday as the Lady Falcons handed visiting South Bend Clay a 25-20, 25-10, 22-25, 25-8 defeat.
Led by Anna Schmalzried‚Äôs six aces and Stephanie Radandt‚Äôs four, Glenn recorded 65-of-78 serving efficiency in the win.
‚ÄúWe‚Äôre not very tall, so we have to serve tough and play good defense,‚ÄĚ said Glenn head volleyball coach Merly Meares.
Bremen beats Triton at 3-way
Bremen beat both Northern State Conference foe Triton and Tippecanoe Valley with a 210, while Triton split the three-way meet with a 225 at Mill Creek Golf Course Wednesday.
Bremen‚Äôs Kaylin Worthington earned low medalist honors with a 50, while teammates Laura Davis and Kailyn Weiss shot 52 and 53, respectively, and Lindsey Allen completed the Lady Lions‚Äô team score with a 55.
Triton was led by Sydney Gochenour‚Äôs 51 and Hannah Jennings‚Äô 53, while Katlyn Watson shot a 59, and both Malanie Clemens and Sabrina Kaufman shot 62s at the meet.
PLYMOUTH ‚ÄĒ ‚ÄúIn all the years I‚Äôve been looking at budgets these are the best I‚Äôve ever seen.‚ÄĚ
Most of the Marshall County Council could echo the sentiments expressed by President of the Council Matt Hassel as it concluded the second day of budget hearings for the coming year. The reason for the feeling was simple.
‚ÄúThese were serious, bare bones budgets,‚ÄĚ said Hassel. ‚ÄúI think it proves that all our department heads are aware of the kind of economy we still face and are willing to work with us to get done what we have to get done.‚ÄĚ
PLYMOUTH ‚ÄĒ¬†It‚Äôs unclear what started the ‚Äúgas war‚ÄĚ among several Plymouth gasoline stations Tuesday; but local motorists wasted no time in getting to the pumps.
The Murphy station just off of U.S. 30 apparently was the first to drop its price to $3.19 a gallon. As the word spread, others stations starting matching that price and eventually going lower.
PLYMOUTH ‚ÄĒ Alex Orellana scored a hat trick, and Daniel Smith struck twice for Plymouth in a home win over visiting Whitko Tuesday.
Smith got the Rockies rolling with a goal on an Evan Glaub assist in the first minute, and Orellana scored in the second minute to put Plymouth up early. Orellana struck again in the 13th and 23rd minutes, while Smith scored his second goal in the 26th minute as a total of five different Plymouth players found the net in the win.
Plymouth earns first win with victory over LaVille
Plymouth claimed its first win of the year with a home victory over LaVille Tuesday 25-7, 25-14, 25-14 at the Rock.
Andria Shook and Amber Redinger led the Plymouth attack with five kills each, followed by Marissa German with four. German served up three aces, while Shook had one. Haley Harrell led the team in setting and passing with 12 assists and seven digs.
‚ÄĘ¬†PLYMOUTH 3, LAVILLE 0 (25-7, 25-14, 25-14)
Kills: Andria Shook 5, Amber Redinger 5, Marissa German 4
Aces: German 3, Shook 1
PLYMOUTH ‚ÄĒ During the Board of Public Works and Safety meeting last night, Plymouth Utility Superintendent, Donnie Davidson, reported some damage to a well at the Ledyard Water Plant.
Davidson said, ‚ÄėWe had some pretty severe lightning damage.‚Äô
Sept. 7, 1925-Aug. 21, 2011
WALKERTON ‚ÄĒ¬†Melba L. Reese, age 85, of 500 Walkerton Trail, Walkerton, passed away at 10:20 a.m., Sunday, Aug. 21, 2011, at¬†Miller‚Äôs Merry Manor, Walkerton.
Melba was born Sept. 7, 1925, in Lowland, N.C., to James and Mattie (Lewis) Lupton. Melba became the bride of Robert Reese July 26, 1946, in a ceremony that took place in Norfolk, Va. Robert passed away July 8, 1998. Robert and Melba moved to Tyner, in October of 1951.
Christine ‚ÄėTina‚Äô Allen
Dec. 16, 1966-Aug. 20, 2011
DELONG ‚ÄĒ¬†Christine ‚ÄėTina‚Äô Allen went home to be with her Lord Aug. 20. She was born Christine Carol Clingler Dec. 16, 1966 and brought home from the hospital in a Christmas stocking symbolizing the wonderful gift she was to her family, friends, and all who knew her.