February 10th, 2011
PLYMOUTH â€” Kenzie Miller is discovering it can be a little lonely at the top.
The rest of the Plymouth girls swim team ended its season with a fourth-place finish at last weekendâ€™s Warsaw Sectional, and even junior diver Alayna Holmquest wrapped up her season at the Penn Diving Regional Tuesday, but Miller remains in the PHS pool, swimming endless laps to keep sharp for the IHSAA State Finals this weekend at the IUPUI Natatorium in Indianapolis.
Preliminaries take place Friday at 6 p.m. with finals and consolations proceeding Saturday, beginning at 9 a.m.
DONALDSON â€” The Ancilla College athletic department will partner with the Ounce of Prevention Foundation during the scheduled February 12 womenâ€™s and menâ€™s basketball doubleheader against Kalamazoo Valley Com-munity College as part of their annual Chargers for Change fundraising event.
Held at the LifePlex, games will tip-off at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. respectively.Â Admission will be $5 with all proceeds used to benefit the St. Josephâ€™s Regional Medical Center in Plymouth.
Ounce of Prevention is a local foundation dedicated towards raising money to fight breast cancer.
Culver's fourth annual Relay for Life, scheduled for April 15, had its official community kick off recently at the depot-train station at Culver's Town Park.
In addition to American Cancer Society representative Trisha Metz, several Culver Academies student organizers of the all-night event -- which raises funds for the American Cancer Society's ongoing fight against the disease -- addressed the audience.
BREMEN â€” With the release of the Indiana Department of Education Annual Performance Report, Bremen Public Schools saw continued improvement in some key areas.
Perhaps most notably, Bremen High School's graduation rate jumped to 92.3 percent, up from 85.6 percent two years ago and 7.2 percent above the state average.
"That's been a big goal as part of the improvement plan at the high school," Bremen Public Schools Superintendent Russ Mikel said. "Unlike some districts, we're at that rate without granting any waivers, so that's a true number for us and we're pretty proud about that."
PLYMOUTH â€” Build it and they will come, isnâ€™t the problem for the Plymouth Youth Soccer programs.
The fact is â€śtheyâ€ť are already here â€” hundreds of young kids ready to play. The league now wants to provide them a set of new fields to play on. Duane Culp and Curt Feece â€“ representing the Plymouth Youth Soccer and Travel Soccer leagues came before the Marshall County Commissioners to outline the groupsâ€™ plans to put together a soccer field complex on the east side of Plymouth.
Jan. 31, 2011
ZEPHYR HILLS, Fla. â€”Â Elizabeth J. Brunker, 77, of Zephyrhills, Fla., formerly, of Knox, died at 8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 31, 2011, at the Florida Hospital in Zephyrhills.
She is survived by her husband, Robert Brunker; son, Paul (Jill) Thompson of Plymouth; daughter, Michelle Lynn Thompson of Zephyrhills; two grandchildren; and brothers, John Dixey and Bill Dixey both of New Jersey. Â
Visitation will take place from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday, February 11 at the Van Gilder Funeral Home, 300 W. Madison St., Plymouth.
ROCHESTER â€” It was an outcome determined by inches, individual plays, by fractions of seconds.
One moment Meagan Barronâ€™s go-ahead free throw with 1.7 seconds on the clock set the Plymouth crowd on its feet, and the next Brenna Newellâ€™s buzzer-beating jumper off the elbow left the Lady Pilgrims stunned as the Culver Girls Academy crowd rushed the floor in a 49-48 Class 3A Rochester Sectional opener with a championship feel Tuesday.
The Eagles play New Prairie in a semifinal Friday at 6 p.m. EST.
HAMLET â€” Triton junior center Megan Howdeshell picked a perfect time for her biggest offensive output of the year.
The Trojans also selected a darn good time to put forward a sparkling defensive effort.
Fueled by Howdeshellâ€™s season-high 21 points as well as 32 South Central turnovers, Triton pulled away from the Satellites, 47-34 in a Class A Girls Basketball Sectional 50 first-round tussle at Oregon-Davis Tuesday.
Triton takes on Argos in semifinal-round play Friday at 8 p.m. EST.
HAMLET â€” Oregon-Davisâ€™ talented collection of freshmen made the most of its girls basketball sectional debut.
Powered by rookies Jesse Avarone, Alicia McIntosh and Ashley Campbell, the Class A No. 5 Lady Cats rattled off 28 unanswered points to tip off the game and ousted winless Michigan City Marquette 82-18 in the Class A Sectional 50 opener Tuesday at The Den.
Four-time defending sectional champion OD entertains Westville in the sectional semifinal Friday at 6:30 p.m. EST.
GOSHEN â€” With its season on the line in Tuesdayâ€™s Class 2A Sectional 35 opener, the Westview girls basketball team caught fire from an unlikely spot.
After going 1 of 12 from 3-point range through three quarters, Westview hit four straight during a surge that turned a five-point deficit into an eight-point lead over Bremen, then went 6 of 6 at the foul line the rest of the way to secure a 48-41 victory.