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Archive - Feb 2011

February 21st

CGA falls in nip-tuck Rensselaer Regional semifinal

February 21, 2011

RENSSELAER — It took a pair of nip-tuck wins to get Culver Girls Academy into its first basketball regional in 14 years, and it took another down-to-the-wire game to get them out.

Defending champs end Triton run at Caston

February 21, 2011

FULTON — It didn’t take long in Saturday’s Caston regional to see why Fort Wayne Canterbury has won three straight state championships.
Facing upstart Triton, Canterbury scored the game’s first 13 points, led by 34 at halftime and cruised to a 71-36 victory. The Cavs later topped Gary Bowman 69-49 to reach the Class A final four.
Canterbury came in as the state’s second highest scoring team at 72 points per game. Bailey Farley (19 points), Kindell Fincher (18) and Madeline Troxel (12) paced the No. 3 Cavs, who dominated offensively and defensively.

CMA earns 2 state berths at swim sectional

February 21, 2011

WARSAW — With no one challenging David DeVries at sectional, Culver Military Academy head coach Tom Duckett issued a special challenge to his star swimmer at the Warsaw Boys Swim Sectional Saturday: Lap the field.
The trick worked, giving DeVries a little extra impetus in the 500-yard freestyle as he followed up a school record-breaking 1:45.93 for a 200 free sectional title with a CMA record-breaking and sectional championship 4:46.54 in the 500.

February 20th

Culver Community has historic day

February 20, 2011

CULVER — The Lady Cavaliers earned their first ever regional basketball championship as they came from behind to beat Fairfield 37-33 after trailing by as many as six points in the fourth quarter at home on Saturday night.

February 19th

Beginning Experience retreat March 4 in Donaldson

February 19, 2011

DONALDSON — Beginning Experience (B.E.) Weekend Retreat for Widowed, Divorced or Separated Persons will be held at the Lindenwood Retreat Center, Donaldson, from 7 p.m. Friday, March 4 to 3 p.. Sunday, March 6. The Christian-based retreat helps grieving, single-again persons to emerge from the darkness of grief, depression, anger or loss to move toward the future with renewed hope. Register before Feb.

Free discussion series at Sunrise Chapel

February 19, 2011

PLYMOUTH — Dr. Mark Allen, pastor of Sunrise Chapel, is hosting a series of “Discussions on Heaven” based on the book, "Heaven is for Real," by Todd Burpo. The first discussion will be Sunday, Feb. 27, at 9:30 a.m. at Sunrise Chapel.
The book contains a story of a 4-year-old’s trip to heaven and back. Descriptions are given of meeting long departed relatives, Jesus and angels, and how “really, really big” God is. Having it all backed by scripture will forever change the way you think of eternity. According to the book, heaven is a place where “Nobody is old and nobody wears glasses.”

Pilgrims drop 4th straight on Knox Senior Night

February 19, 2011

KNOX — Todd Boldry was expecting a close game.
The Knox head basketball coach wasn’t disappointed in that regard, and he wasn’t disappointed in the outcome either, as his team took the lead for good on a pair of Patrick Ambrose free throws with 3:12 to go and held off Plymouth in the final minutes for a 40-38 Senior Night victory at Knox Friday.

Glenn’s Hesters pesters Dragons

February 19, 2011

ARGOS — John Glenn’s Jordan Hesters found his long-range groove Friday.
With the Falcons struggling from the perimeter against Argos’ 2-3 zone, the 5-foot-11 senior guard stepped up and rained down a trio of second-half treys during a 5-minute span as the Falcons pulled away for a 60-42 boys basketball win at Phil Weybright Gymnasium.

NorthWood near flawless in rout of Bremen

February 19, 2011

BREMEN — Following Friday night’s 68-31 victory over Bremen, NorthWood coach Aaron Wolfe paid his team the ultimate compliment.
“I was proud of our guys and I think that’s the best performance they’ve had in the last two years,” Wolfe said. “I thought they showed a lot of poise because Bremen came out and played really well in the first quarter.”
A team that has struggled with bad starts much of the season, Bremen (3-15) jumped out to a quick four point lead. NorthWood (13-5) responded with 21 straight points to blow the game wide open.

Harvey, Howe advance at state wrestling finals

February 19, 2011

INDIANAPOLIS — Plymouth’s Damon Howe and Culver Community’s Jeremiah Harvey made heavyweight statements Friday on the first night of the IHSAA individual state wrestling finals.
Each pinned his first-round opponent in less than 30 seconds as the 73rd annual tournament opened at Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.
Harvey, a senior, pinned Huntington North’s Andrew Mason in 24 seconds. Howe, also a senior, stuck Fort Wayne North Side’s Ta’quan Walker in 0:29.

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