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State report favorable for Bremen schools

February 9, 2011

BREMEN — 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."

Group wants soccer complex east of Plymouth

February 9, 2011

PLYMOUTH — Build it and they will come, isn’t the problem for the Plymouth Youth Soccer programs.
The fact is “they” are already here — 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 – representing the Plymouth Youth Soccer and Travel Soccer leagues came before the Marshall County Commissioners to outline the groups’ plans to put together a soccer field complex on the east side of Plymouth.

Death notices 2-9

February 9, 2011

Elizabeth Brunker
Jan. 31, 2011
ZEPHYR HILLS, Fla. — 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.  
Visitation will take place from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday, February 11 at the Van Gilder Funeral Home, 300 W. Madison St., Plymouth.

CGA unseats Plymouth, 49-48

February 9, 2011

ROCHESTER — It was an outcome determined by inches, individual plays, by fractions of seconds.
One moment Meagan Barron’s go-ahead free throw with 1.7 seconds on the clock set the Plymouth crowd on its feet, and the next Brenna Newell’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.

Howdeshell powers Triton over South Central

February 9, 2011

HAMLET — 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 Howdeshell’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.

Defending-champion Lady Cats roll through Michigan City Marquette

February 9, 2011

HAMLET — Oregon-Davis’ 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.

Bremen closes season at Westview

February 9, 2011

GOSHEN — With its season on the line in Tuesday’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.

Results 2-9

February 9, 2011

Girls basketball
Argos closes regular season with OT win
Argos finished out its regular season on a positive note Monday, outlasting Bethany Christian 46-45 in overtime on the road.
Jami Patterson knocked down four triples on her way to 15 points for the Dragons in the win, while Marla ZumFelde led Bethany with 18 points.
Argos finished enters the state tournament with an even 10-10 record and will play Triton — which advanced through South Central Tuesday — in the Class A Oregon-Davis Sectional Friday at 8 p.m.
At Goshen
Score by quarters

Culver advances at North Newton Sectional

February 9, 2011

Class 2A No. 6 Culver opened North Newton Sectional play with a convincing 55-31 victory over Hebron Tuesday.
The Lady Cavaliers held Hebron to just 17 points through three quarters, and Gwen Zehner powered their offense with 23 points followed by Alison Zehner’s 10.
The Hawks were led by Rachelle Cook’s 11 points.
Culver moves to an impressive 21-1 on the season and advances to play Boone Grove Friday at 7 p.m. EST, while Hebron closes out the year at 3-17.
At Class 2A North Newton Sectional
Score by quarters
Culver: 17 29 42 55
Hebron: 5 10 17 31

Chinese acrobats to visit Culver Feb. 22

February 9, 2011

Culver Academies' Huffinton Concert Series will continue on Tuesday, February 22 at 7:30 p.m. with the Cirque Shanghai Bai Xi acrobatic troupe; onstage at Eppley Auditorium on the Academies campus.

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