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February 14th, 2011

Sanders lifts No. 6 Cavs over Winamac at North Newton

February 14, 2011

MOROCCO — With twin towers Gwen Zehner and Patrice McBee struggling to produce, Culver senior guard Whitney Sanders stepped up with 13 points, lifting the No. 6 Cavaliers over Winamac 34-25 to win the Class 2A North Newton Sectional Saturday.
The Cavs overcame a one-point, 23-22 deficit in the final frame for their first sectional crown since 2002. Culver shot just 23 percent from the field but held Winamac to only 21 percent in the defensive contest. The Cavs hit 13 free throws in 22 tries compared to a 7-of-14 finish from the stripe by the Warriors.

Chargers for Change make an impact with OOP

February 14, 2011

PLYMOUTH — The score wasn’t important Saturday as Ancilla College took on Kalamazoo Valley Community College in basketball. What was important was the final tally.
The men’s and women’s basketball teams took on Kalamazoo Valley in an MCCAA Conference battle on the floor but around the game was the fundraising efforts of Chargers for Change and Ounce of Prevention Foundation of Marshall County. The two teamed up to raise money again this year to help raise awareness and battle breast cancer in Marshall County.

Lincoln team shines in event

February 14, 2011

LYMOUTH — Twenty-three of the 65 students participating in the Five-Star Program at Lincoln Junior High joined with 11 other bus loads of kids across Michiana in the third Five-Star “Amazing Race” Saturday.
The LJH team was the overall winner at the end of the day and was named “The 2011 Amazing Race champions.”
Approximately 500 students and coaches for the various schools encompassing four counties competed.

Death notices 2-14-11

February 14, 2011

Roger Hackett
Feb. 12, 2011
PLYMOUTH — Roger Hackett, 66, of Berkley Street, Plymouth, died Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011 at 11 p.m. at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Carmel.
Arrangements are pending with VanGilder Funeral Home, Plymouth.

Mike Schwartz
Feb. 12, 2011
PLYMOUTH — Mike Schwartz, 57, of Carriage Drive, Plymouth, died Feb. 12, 2011 at his home.
Arrangements are pending with VanGilder Funeral Home, Plymouth.

Leslie Roger “Frog” Walters
Feb. 12, 2011
ROCHESTER — Leslie Roger “Frog” Walters of Arthur Street, Rochester, died at Woodlawn Hospital, Saturday Feb. 12. 

Kimberly D. Blount

February 14, 2011

Kimberly D. Blount
Feb. 9, 1959 – Feb. 10, 2011
PLYMOUTH — Kimberly D. “Kim” Blount, 52, a resident of Hillcrest Avenue, Plymouth, passed away following an illness, Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011 at 3:45 p.m. in the Miller’s Merry Manor, Plymouth.
Kim was born Feb. 9, 1959 in South Bend, the daughter of Leonard I. and Ruby J. (Beauchamp) Smith. She was raised in South Bend and attended Riley High School.
March 19, 1988 in LaPaz she became the bride of Robert D. Blount.

Bertha Pearl Mersch

February 14, 2011

Bertha Pearl Mersch
Nov. 3, 1923 — Feb. 10, 2011
FREMONT — Bertha Pearl Mersch, 87, of Jimmerson Lake, Fremont, died at 6:03 p.m. Feb. 10, 2011 at Cameron Memorial Community Hospital, Angola.
She was born Nov. 3, 1923 in Clearwater, Neb., to Herman Axel Anderson and Flossie Pearl Bebee Anderson. She was married to Joseph Carl Mersch Nov. 29, 1941, in Clearwater, Neb. He passed away Dec. 21, 1992.

Jill Greene

February 14, 2011

Jill Greene
March 8, 1956 — Feb. 10, 2011
BREMEN — Jill Greene, 54, of Bremen, passed away Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011 at the St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Mishawaka. 
She was born March 8, 1956 in Bremen to Robert E. and Janice (Marshall) Reese.

Tyler James Mattix

February 14, 2011

Tyler James Mattix
March 27, 1992-February 11, 2011
BOURBON — Tyler James Mattix, 18, of 506 St. Bourbon St., died in Memorial Hospital, South Bend, at 9:25 a.m. Friday, Feb. 11, 2011. His death is under investigation by the St. Joseph County Coroner.
Tyler was born in South Bend, the son of Duane Mattix and Misty Stewart March 27, 1992. He attended Plymouth schools.
An athletic and active young man, Tyler enjoyed football, skate boarding, wake boarding, skiing, boating and motorcycling.
He was an avid Colts fan, and he enjoyed being with his family.

February 12th

Trojans beat Dragons 39-32

February 12, 2011

HAMLET — Triton baited the trap, and Argos stepped right into it time after time after time.
The Trojans’ 1-3-1 halfcourt trap forced 26 turnovers and held Argos to 33 percent from the field en route to a 39-32 Class A Girls Basketball Sectional 50 semifinal win at Oregon-Davis Friday night.
The Trojans take on host and four-time defending sectional champion OD tonight at 7:30 p.m. EST.
“We make it a goal to hold teams below 35 points, and we’ve done it two games in a row,” Triton head coach Adam Heckaman said. “We tell the girls that if the other team doesn’t score we can’t be beaten.

CGA coasts through Cougars

February 12, 2011

ROCHESTER — If there’s a name for the defense Culver Girls Academy unleashed against New Prairie Friday, head coach Gary Christlieb isn’t saying.
Whatever it was, it was effective.
The Lady Eagles, showing off a defense that resembled a diamond-and-one zone with elements of man-to-man and halfcourt trap, held the Cougars to a measly 10-of-44 shooting clip from the floor while creating 16 turnovers — including a 1-for-10 third-quarter effort with six turnovers in the same span — en route to a 43-24 Sectional 19 semifinal shellacking at Rochester.

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