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December 22nd

Tigers top Triton at Mid-Winter DH

December 22, 2010

WINONA LAKE — Both Triton’s basketball teams struggled with high turnover numbers and low percentage shooting in the second half at the Mid-Winter Classic.
The Lady Trojans coughed up nine turnovers while converting just 5 of 17 shots as Warsaw defeated Triton 41-28 in the girls opener, while the Trojans gave up seven of their 13 total turnovers and were held to 7 of 22 shooting after a 48-percent first half in the second half of their 55-43 loss to the Tigers in the main event at the Grace Orthopaedic Capital Center at Grace College Tuesday.

Inspired Elkhart Christian routs Bremen in 2010 boys closer

December 22, 2010

ELKHART — After Tuesday’s 2010 finale, the Bremen boys basketball team hopes the new year brings better results.
Bremen found itself in a 15-point hole after a quarter against Elkhart Christian Academy and never challenged the hosts in a 50-27 defeat.
“They came out ready to play and we did not,” Bremen coach Kyle Hanyzewski said. “Our defensive effort was very concerning. I’m at a loss for words, and anybody that’s ever seen us play defense would say the same thing.”

December 21st

Death Notices 12-20-10: Lewis J. Duwelius, Margaret Ellen Sherwood

December 21, 2010

Lewis J. Duwelius
Dec. 20, 2010
WESTVILLE — Lewis J. Duwelius, 93, of Westville, died at 8:40 a.m. Dec. 20, 2010 at Hospice of South Bend.
Arrangements are pending with Van Gilder Funeral Home, 300 W. Madison St., Plymouth.

Margaret Ellen Sherwood
Dec. 19, 2010
PLYMOUTH — Margaret Ellen Sherwood, 90, of Plymouth, died Sunday, Dec. 19, 2010 at Pilgrim Manor Nursing Home.

Lions meet Christmas challenge

December 21, 2010

LAKEVILLE — The Lakeville Lions and LaPaz Lions billed their joint 2010 Toys for Tots campaign, “a bigger challenge.”
More than 1,500 toys, 63 food boxes for families with children and six more for senior citizens, record monetary contributions, boxes of donated clothes and winter wear, and a burgeoning number of community volunteers later, the groups certainly met the challenge.
Both Lions clubs spent the past several weeks raking in items, with a single blitz day in each town, as well as donation boxes located throughout the community.

VanVactor honored by Commissioners

December 21, 2010

PLYMOUTH — It won’t be long until Marshall County Sheriff Jon Van Vactor will move on into retirement and the Marshall County Commissioners took the opportunity at their Monday meeting to express gratitude for his service.
The Commissioners passed a resolution in “…recognition of outstanding accomplishment…” for ensuring the safety of Marshall County residents as well as his contributions to the construction and design of the current Marshall County Correctional Facility.

Commission charged to look at possible part-time director

December 21, 2010

PLYMOUTH — The Marshall County Plan Commission will look at the possibility of a part time director.
That was the charge given to the Commission from the Marshall County Commissioners Monday as the county continues to look at ways to trim spending for the coming year. Commissioner Jack Roose initially made the suggestion that the Plan Commission do a study on the possibility and report to the Commissioners in January.

OD’s Richie highlights IBCA/ Pacers-Fever Players of the Week

December 21, 2010

HAMLET — Zach Richie of Oregon-Davis highlighted a list of six Indiana high school basketball players named to the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association Pacers-Fever Players of the Week.
Richie was named along with Dustin Smith of Eastern Hancock, Cody Zeller of Washington, Allie Mattocks of Rensselaer Central, LaRae Cruz of Greenfield-Central and Morgan Johnson of Whiteland as the IBCA/Pacers-Fever Players of the Week for the week of December 13-18, 2010.

CGA runner Neer finally able to leave doubts behind her

December 21, 2010

CULVER — Runner Waverly Neer has been carrying something of a chip on her shoulder for a long time.
After securing All-American status with one of the top Indiana high school times ever at the 2010 Foot Locker Cross Country National Finals, maybe she can finally begin to put some of her doubts to rest.
The Culver Girls Academy senior seized 14th at the Foot Locker Nationals with a 17:51 at Balboa Park in San Diego, Cal. on December 11. The pace was the fastest of any runner in CGA history and fifth all-time by any Indiana runner at the girls meet.

Plymouth rallies past Panthers

December 21, 2010

NAPPANEE — After a tough Northern Lakes Conference loss at Warsaw a week prior, Plymouth was due for a bit of luck at NorthWood.
After trailing for nearly 27 minutes at the Panther Pit, the ball bounced the Lady Pilgrims’ way as they rattled off an 11-0 run and parlayed a pair of costly NorthWood turnovers into a 30-25 conference win Saturday.
“I think we dug a little deeper and we didn’t want to give away the second NLC win on the road, and we got this one,” said Plymouth girls basketball coach Dave Cox.

LaVille ekes out OT win at Glenn

December 21, 2010

WALKERTON — LaVille’s Zoe Bulick went from safety valve to savior.
The junior guard’s game-tying 3-pointer with 3 seconds left in regulation sent the game to overtime where the Lancers eked out a 53-50 Northern State Conference girls basketball win over John Glenn at The Aerie Saturday.
Trailing 47-44 with just seconds to play, LaVille’s last-ditch effort looked dangerously close to breaking down altogether. After a deflection in the left corner, LaVille’s Kaitlyn Kopetski located a wide open Bulick two steps left of the top of the key for the clutch triple.

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