March 1st, 2011
Across the state last week, members of Tri Kappa celebrated Tri Kappa week (February 21 through 27). Members of Culverâ€™s Tri Kappa organization are busy making plans for their spring and summer events, the two largest of which are Tour De Max on May 21, and Chairs for Charity, June 12.
CULVER â€” Culver Community head coach Tony Scheub told his Lady Cavs to hold their heads high as they left the locker room after the Class 2A Girls Basketball Semistate Saturday.
Because, although they may have fallen a little short of the championship, the list of what the team was able to accomplish far outweighs that close 47-43 loss to No. 1-rated Fort Wayne Luers.
BOURBON â€” From 1977 Chicago Bulls NBA draft pick Rich Rhodes to University of Michigan MVP Lorea Feldman to beloved Coach Ron Smith, one contributor, one coach and four student athletes were inducted into the new Triton Athletic Hall of Fame at the Inaugural Banquet on February 19.
NEW CASTLE â€” Alysa Kaminskas of Plymouth finished second in the 8-9 girls division at the State Elks Hoop Shoot free throw contest at New Castle, Saturday. Alysa was sponsored by the Plymouth Elks Lodge No. 2548.
PLYMOUTH â€” It didnâ€™t take a fairy godmother to make area high school girlsâ€™ dreams of wearing the perfect gown to the prom this year a reality. It just took the idea of a Tri Kappa member and the hard work of many others.
Sister Cecelia Bianchino
Feb. 26, 2011
DONALDSON â€”Â Sister Cecelia Bianchino, 84, died at 5:56 p.m. Saturday, February 26, 2011, in St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Plymouth.
She is survived by Marge Peters and Mr. and Mrs. J. Nazimek.
Visitation will take place from 4 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, March 2, at Catherine Kasper Home Chapel, 9601 Union Road, Donaldson, with a prayer service at 7 p.m.
Funeral services will take place at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 3 at the chapel.
Burial will follow in the Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Donaldson.
ELKHART â€” Culver Community girls basketball skipper Tony Scheubâ€™s voice cracked, partly from emotion, partly, no doubt, from guiding his team through a memorable tournament run.
With that diminishing voice, he relayed a powerful message to his squad following its 47-43 semistate loss to Class 2A No. 1 Fort Wayne Luers at Elkhartâ€™s North Side Gymnasium Saturday.
CGA falls at home invite in championship game
Culver Girls Academy took a 3-0 loss to the Minnesota Thoroughbreds U19 team at the championship of the CGA Hockey Invitational Sunday.
The Lady Eagles advanced to the championship with a 7-4 win Saturday over the Ohio Flames.
Aly Schmit scored three times, and Shawna Lesperance scored twice in the win, while Melissa Paluch recorded 2.5 assists, and Kaye Sitterly had 1.5 helpers.
â€˘ MINNESOTA THOROUGHBREDS (U19) 3, CGA 0
At CGA Invitational championship
MT â€” Steph Anderson (unassisted), 5:00.
As has been documented in recent years, Culver was once home to a thriving African American community which included members of the first integrated high school basketball team in Indiana (in 1922), an African Methodist Episcopal Church, and many more notable features. Of that community, Jim Harper remains to tell the story, which is what he did last week at two events at the Culver-Union Township Public Library -- one aimed at teens (last Thursday) and one at adults (on Saturday), in honor of Black History Month.
KNOX â€” With leading scorer Griffyn Carpenter out and three starters in foul trouble early, Triton got some excellent preparation for the state tournament next week.
The Class A, No. 3 Trojans â€” already minus their leading scorer after he was injured in a game at Argos Tuesday â€” overcame a rocky first quarter in which Clay Yeo, Quentyn Carpenter and Austin Davis were each charged with three fouls and the visitors fell behind 16-13 at the quarter break, ultimately escaping Knox with a 52-46 victory in the regular-season finale for both teams Friday at Weinberg Gymnasium.