February 23rd, 2011
Sept. 4, 1957 â€” Feb. 17, 2011
WAKARUSA â€”Â Becky Lechlitner, 53, Wakarusa, died at 2:45 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011 at Elkhart General Hospital.Â
She was born Sept. 4, 1957 to Harold and Eloise (Balsley) Brenneman.Â She married Mark Lechlitner July 20, 1985 in Elkhart.
Surviving are her husband; sons, Joshua and Jared Lechlitner of Wakarusa; mother, Eloise Brenneman of Elkhart; and sisters, Beth (Ed) Kovatch of Mishawaka and Brenda (Paul) Fizer, Elkhart.Â
Preceding her in death was her father, Harold Brenneman.
Richard Chester McCoige
Jan. 14, 1938 â€”Â Feb. 18, 2011
FORT WAYNE â€” Richard Chester McCoige, 73, of Octagon Square, Fort Wayne, formerly of Plymouth, died at 11:15 p.m. Friday, Feb. 18, 2011 at Palmeras Alf Care Center, Sun City, Ariz., following a lengthy illness
He was born Jan. 14, 1938 in Plymouth to Chester M. and Alta (Shultz) McCoige and grew up and lived in the Culver community.
He married Sally A. Laudeman Aug. 1. 1992 in Fort Wayne.
PLYMOUTH â€” Plymouth got a big lift from a freshman on Senior Night, and the Pilgrims earned a much-needed win over John Glenn 43-30 at The Rock Tuesday.
Plymouth freshman Mack Mercer scored at will on perfect 8-for-8 finishing from the floor on his way to a game- and season-high 20 points to help his team snap a four-game losing streak and finish the season strong against the Pilgrimsâ€™ Sectional 19 opponents.
LAKEVILLE â€” LaVilleâ€™s boys basketball team took care of the outcome with a 23-2 game-opening run against Oregon-Davis Tuesday.
That reduced the rest of the gameâ€™s drama to settling state leading scorer Zach Richieâ€™s final point total.
Buoyed by a revolving double team, the Lancers and foul trouble held Richie to 13 points â€” more than 25 points below his season average â€” and junior guard Jordyn Williams led four Lancers in double figures with 22 points as LaVille doubled up the Bobcats 80-40 at Dale E. Cox Gymnasium.
PLYMOUTH â€” Plymouthâ€™s indoor baseball training facility, Sluggers Bullpen, will be holding a spring baseball fundamentals clinic on Saturday, March 5.
The groups for instruction will be broken down into ages five through eight; ages nine to 11 and ages 12 to 14. The clinic features Plymouth High School and Plymouth Post 27 coaches Ryan Carroll, Dean Colvin, Josh Dietz and Head Coach Tony Plothow as well as Plymouth Travel Coach Bob Caban.
DONALDSON â€” Ancilla College sophomore Lauren Krempec and graduate Tristan Hunter have signed with the Indiana University-Northwest womenâ€™s volleyball team for the 2011 season.
Hunter is a 2010 Ancilla graduate and a setter and a native of Knox.Â During her time at Ancilla, she was honored as the Outstanding Female Scholar Athlete and was an Academic All-American for the Lady Chargers.
Krempec is an outside hitter who graduated from Riley High School in South Bend.Â She earned Honorable Mention All-Conference honors and made the All-Freshman Team in 2009 while playing for the Lady Chargers.Â
PLYMOUTH â€” It's been a rocky season for Plymouth, and the Sectional 19 hosts could use a fresh start.
BOURBON â€” Triton head coach Jason Groves is having mixed feelings about his team's tournament draw.
The Class A, No. 3 Trojans (16-3) drew one of two byes at the six-team Class A Sectional 50 at Triton, and they're scheduled to play the winner of Tuesday's tourney opener between South Central Union Mills (10-8) and Marquette Catholic (4-13) in a semifinal Friday with the winner going on to play the winner of another semifinal between Argos â€” which drew the other bye at the tourney â€” and the winner of Tuesday's quarterfinal between Oregon-Davis and Westville.
BREMEN â€” Team unity is easy to achieve when times are good. It's the tough times that are challenging.
The Bremen boys basketball team has seen its share of difficulties this season but has maintained a positive attitude and drive.
"Nobody enjoys losing in basketball, because you play it to win," Bremen coach Kyle Hanyzewski said. "It's easy to get along on a winning team, and what separates this group is they stay together and work for each other. A lot of kids would pack up and quit but these kids bring it every single day and that's been a pleasure to see."
CULVER â€” Culver Community High School enjoyed an historic athletics day Saturday with its first team regional title and individual state championship.
Now, the Cavsâ€™ boys basketball team hopes to follow the lead set by the schoolâ€™s girls basketball team and wrestling heavyweight state champion Jeremiah Harvey.