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February 15th, 2011

Plymouth Optimists hold annual Tri-Star Basketball Contest

February 15, 2011

PLYMOUTH — The Optimist Club of Plymouth held its annual Tri-Star Basketball Contest on Saturday, Feb. 5 at the Plymouth High School. Despite the snow, it was a successful afternoon for some of Plymouth’s boys and girls ages 8-13.

February 14th

Triton unseats No. 5 OD for Sectional 50 title

February 14, 2011

HAMLET — Three Triton starters occupied the pine with second-quarter foul trouble against four-time defending girls basketball sectional champion Oregon-Davis Saturday.
The Lady Trojans hardly missed a beat.
Even with three reserves – including a freshman seeing her first sectional time – on the floor, Triton opened up a nine-point halftime lead and maintained at least a seven-point edge the rest of the way to unseat No. 5 OD in Class A Sectional 50 title-game action at The Den.

CGA stops Zebras in OT for Rochester title

February 14, 2011

ROCHESTER — The Lady Eagles can breath a sigh of relief.
Culver Girls Academy followed up a down-to-the-wire battle with defending champion Plymouth in the Rochester Sectional opener Tuesday with an overtime victory Saturday, holding the host Lady Zebras scoreless in the extra period for a hard-fought 44-39 championship.

Plymouth’s Miller rounds out career at state finals

February 14, 2011

INDIANAPOLIS — Plymouth senior Kenzie Miller wrapped up her high school career with a pair of top five finishes at the 37th Annual IHSAA Girls State Swimming Finals at the IUPUI Natatorium Saturday.
Miller clocked a 56.02 to place third in the 100-yard backstroke in her best finish in four years of state qualifying in the event, and she swam a 2:05.02 in the 200-yard Individual Medley to finish fourth in her third state appearance in that event.

Area heavyweights impress at Merrillville Semistate

February 14, 2011

MERRILLVILLE — A fearsome threesome are Culver Community’s Jeremiah Harvey, Plymouth’s Damon Howe and Bremen’s Abraham Hall.
That trio has made Marshall County the center of heavyweight high school wrestling in Indiana this season. And it will be no surprise to see all three contend for a championship next weekend at the IHSAA individual state wrestling finals. All three will be there.
Each qualified by finishing among the top four in the 285-pound weight class at Saturday’s Merrillville Semistate.

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.

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