Archive - Apr 13, 2012
PLYMOUTH â€” Plymouth senior Ryan McNeil isnâ€™t one to take the easy road.
The 6â€™4â€ť shooting guard was fine-tuning his shot long before the Pilgrims started their 2011-12 campaign. During the season, the co-MVP helped set the pace for his teammates at practice and on the game floor, a pace which helped push Plymouth to a 16-6 finish.
McNeil signed on to play basketball at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy this week, and if the demands of a regular collegiate student-athlete arenâ€™t enough, adding on the demands of attending a service academy makes for an especially challenging experience.
PLYMOUTH â€” The Plymouth softball team picked up its third straight win Friday, defeating Tippecanoe Valley 10-0 in a game shortened to six innings by the runs-ahead rule.
Britney Horvath picked up her first varsity win in the circle with a one-hit shutout, fanning eight while allowing just two walks and not allowing any Valley runners beyond first base.
Kailey Whitley gave Horvath the only run she needed in the bottom of the first when her sharp single to left was misplayed by the Valley left fielder, allowing the Lady Pilgrimsâ€™ leadoff hitter to circle the bases and put Plymouth up 1-0.
CGA loses to St. Joe
Culver Girls Academy lost a 4-1 decision to South Bend St. Josephâ€™s Friday.
CGAâ€™s only win of the night came at 2 singles, where Paulina Cano fought back from a first set loss to beat Haley Powers 4-6, 6-3, 6-4.
Rachel Simon and Carlota Silva split sets at 2 doubles but ultimately succumbed 6-3, 2-6, 6-4, and Regina Padilla forced a third set at 3 singles before falling 6-4, 2-6, 6-3.
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PLYMOUTH â€” â€śNothing ventured, nothing gained,â€ť goes the old saying â€” and an exciting new venture is in the works at the Marshall County Health Department.
For the first time, the agency is staffing a part-time Health Educator, a position larger county health departments regularly employ.
Marshall Ray Ralston
April 9, 2012
ELKHART â€”Â Marshall Ray Ralston, 80, Elkhart, formerly of Nappanee, died unexpectedly of natural causes, Monday, April 9, 2012 at his residence.
Surviving are daughters, Lori (Jeff) Stewart, Elkhart, Diana (Gary) Selvey, Muncie; a son, Dennis (Laura) Ralston, Elkhart; three grandchildren; and sisters, Beverly (Chuck) Ritter and Norma Freed both of Nappanee.
William E. Wright
Dec. 17, 1933-April 11, 2012
PLYMOUTH â€” William E. â€śBillâ€ť Wright, 78, a resident of 14B Road, Plymouth, passed away at his home Wednesday, April 11, 2012, following an illness.
Bill was born in Plymouth, Dec. 17, 1933, the son of Edgar Dale and Edna Grace (Miller) Wright.
He graduated from Plymouth High School with the class of 1951 and served with the 38th Missile Battalion in the United States Army.
He lived in Marshall County for his entire lifetime except for 2 1/2 years in Virginia.
Constance (Connie) Beth Johnson Van Horn
Dec. 12, 1945 â€“ April 8, 2012
CULVER â€” Constance (Connie) Beth Johnson Van Horn, 66, of Culver passed away April 8, 2012 at the St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Mishawaka.
Connie was born in Michigan City to Axel and Marguerite (Wyse) Johnson Dec. 12, 1945. She grew up on a farm near North Judson and graduated from North Judson High School in 1963. June 26, 1965, Connie married the love of her life, Harry Ronald Van Horn.
Carol J. Leedy
April 11, 2012
PLYMOUTH â€”Â Carol J. Leedy, 65, loving wife of Stan Leedy, passed away at home April 11, 2012 after a short battle with cancer.
She was preceded in death by her father, Dalton A. Griffith and beloved niece, Laura Griffith.
PLYMOUTH â€” Any win over a sectional opponent is a good win, and Plymouth bounced back from a tough loss to Valparaiso Monday with a 4-1 win over sectional rival Bremen at home Thursday.
The Lady Pilgrims won on all courts except 1 singles and in straight sets at three of the other four flights to claim its second win of the season.
PLYMOUTH â€” Plymouth starting pitcher Marissa Sullivan was in the zone last nightâ€¦ the strike zone that is.
The Lady Pilgrim right hander allowed only one hit and two walks to go along with 16 strikeouts in a 3-2 win over the visiting John Glenn Falcons.
Sullivan struck out the side in the first two innings of the game, allowing only one Falcon to reach base safely by a fielding error. She struck out the side two more times in the game, once in the fourth and again in the seventh inning to seal the win for Plymouth.