Archive - Sep 24, 2010
LAKEVILLE â A voice blared from the Bremen sideline in the second quarter.
âBraxston, put your head down and make them pay!â
On his next carry, Bremen running back Braxston Miller lowered his head and punished two LaVille defenders.
âBraxston,â the same voice shouted, âthatâs the way to run the football!â
And pretty much the way the entire Lions squad, which scored during its first eight possessions, bowled over LaVille in a 54-13 Northern State Conference road win at Lancer Field Friday.
BOURBON â When trying to beat a team youâve lost to 12 straight times by an average of 33 points, mistakes must be minimal.
Unfortunately for Triton, errors which have plagued the Trojans this season occurred with disappointing frequency Friday night.
Four turnovers and untimely penalties nixed Tritonâs bid to beat New Prairie for the first time since 1997, as the Trojans were handed a 13-6 homecoming defeat.
âWe played hard, but it was the same old story, unfortunately,â Triton coach Rodney Younis said. âTurnovers. We have got to eliminate the turnovers.â
Culverâs program-record winning streak came to an end Friday as Knox put up a pair of touchdowns in the fourth quarter to break a 14-all halftime tie and grab a 28-14 Northern State Conference home win over the Class A, sixth-ranked Cavaliers.
The Cavs had trouble limiting the big play as two of Knoxâs scores came on a 46-yard pass and a 46-yard run.
CULVER â The Eagles ended John Glennâs shutout streak, but it was too little, too late as the Falcons claimed a 49-12 victory at Culver Academies Friday.
Glenn scored two touchdowns in all but the fourth quarter, and the Falcons defensive unit held CMA to just 45 total net offensive yards in the first half, shutting out the home team for three quarters â its sixth such performance in six games this year âÂ before a Juwan Brescacin touchdown catch and a Pierre Byrne 5-yard run in the fourth quarter concluded a streak of 15 scoreless quarters by Glenn opponents.
PLYMOUTH â Itâs been a while â two years to be exact.
Wawaseeâs Warriors put an end to a remarkable streak for Plymouthâs Rockies Friday night with a 27-17 win at Plymouth. The last team to beat Plymouth in a regular-season game was NorthWood in the final game of the 2007 season. The last time the Rockies lost at home was to Rochester, in the second game of that same season.
It appeared that maybe the Rockies would be on their way to a third straight thrilling come-from-behind win, with Brock Smith playing Superman, but it was not to be.
LAKEVILLE â During a meeting last night, the Union-North School Board approved the awarding of bids for the LaVille Elementary School project.
Bonds for the $4.2 million project will be offered for sale today.
Superintendent Terry Bar-ker made the recommendation to hold the project at the $4.2 million cost, but did indicate that there were other improvements that could have been made within the project.
PLYMOUTH â One local couple is making an investment in the future of the community.
Paul and Carol Nye, working with the Marshall County Community Foundation, have set up a special fund to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Marshall County. The Pendergast, Rosander, Nye Fund will help the club for years to come.
âThe whole reason for us doing this is the Boys & Girls Club,â said Carol. âWe feel the Club is so important to the community and thatâs why weâre here, to give back to the community.â
WALKERTON â They say school can be fun, but at John Glenn this weekend it is literally a carnival.
The school will be celebrating its second Fall-O-Ween Fest with rides, games, food and concerts all to raise money for scholarships and the non-profit organizations helping with the event. The fun kicks off at 5 p.m. Friday, and runs through 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 26, at John Glenn High School, Walkerton.
Last year $12,000 in scholarships went to 16 John Glenn graduating seniors.
Betty L. Schmeltz
April 14, 1939-Sept. 22, 2010
WALKERTON â Betty Lou Schmeltz, 71, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2010 in her home.
Oct. 23, 1923-Sept. 21, 2010
BREMEN â Frances L. Hesch, 86, of Bremen passed away Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2010 at the Community Hospital of Bremen. She was born Oct. 30, 1923 in Kosciusko County to Alfonzo and Stella Zentz. She was married to William P. Hesch, who preceded her in death in 1981.
Frances worked for Selmer Company in Elkhart and enjoyed playing euchre. She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Woodland.
Survivors include son Rick (Gina) Hesch of Lakeville, daughter Pam (Dale Klapp) Berkey of Bremen, 10 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.