Archive - Sep 2012
PLYMOUTH â€” Plymouthâ€™s â€śRoad Warriorsâ€ť will return to the Rock on Friday hoping to pick up their first home football win of the 2012 season.
The Rockies, who are 2-0 on the season away from home and a shocking 0-2 at PHS, returned to full strength at Northridge a week ago and the defense responded by pitching a shutout in a 34-0 win. It was a complete turnaround for the unit that was much maligned in the first three games.
PLYMOUTH â€” Downtown merchants will have specials today, Friday, and Saturday for the Chamber of Commerce's "Old Fashion Days" sidewalk sale.
"It's our fall sidewalk sale," said Betty Glaub-Gibbs of the Chamber. "It's called old fashion days because it's been called that foreverâ€¦we've asked store (employees) to dress up according to an eraâ€¦from the 1980s and back."
Stores that will be offering sidewalk specials include: Floor Store & More, City Center News & Books, Na Rie Simple Treasures, Kings Jewelry, Yoder's Sports Center, Treat's Squire Shop, and Harriet's Closet.
After some disappointing production last weekend, several area teams are focusing on offense this week.
Culver was nearly shut out by visiting New Prairie in a tough 54-6 loss, while Bremen narrowly nipped Triton in a 7-0 decision.
The Lions (2-2, 1-1 NSC) and the Cavs (1-3, 1-1 NSC) are trying to address some of their offensive woes as they face off in a Northern State Conference game at Bremen Friday. Ball security is a specific area of concern for both after Culver surrendered three turnovers and the Lions coughed up four in Week 4.
WARSAW â€” Thereâ€™s an old saying in golf that you play the course, not your opponent.
While the Plymouthâ€™s girls golf team is certainly happy to be seeded third at Saturdayâ€™s Warsaw Golf Sectional, thatâ€™s the mindset the Lady Pilgrims are trying to cultivate.
Triton knots top of NSC standings with win vs Jimtown
Triton handed visiting Jimtown its first Northern State Conference loss, 3-2 in a boys tennis meet Wednesday, leaving the Trojans tied with the Jimmies behind Bremen at the top of the conference standings.
Jeff Ross won 6-1, 6-2 at 1 singles, and Dean Howdeshell won in two 6-2 sets at 2 singles for Triton. Pete Kauffman and Lucas Shafer trumped Jimtown's Cole Peterson and Brett Aller in two competitive sets at 1 doubles, 6-4, 7-5.
BREMEN â€” Marshall County Coroner Bill Cleavenger along with Deputy Coroner Bridget Lowry were called to Bremen late Wednesday night to investigate the death of a 44 -year-old male who was found in his room at the Bremen Inn on the west side of Bremen. Bremen Police and Marshall County Police Department are investigating along with the coronerâ€™s office. Cleavenger said an autopsy will be scheduled on Thursday to try and gain additional information.
The identity of the individual has not been released pending notification of next of kin.
PLYMOUTH â€” Halloween hours for this year were officially set by the Plymouth Board of Works and Public Safety Monday night.
Trick or treating is set for 5 to 7 p.m. for homes in Plymouth.
Residents are asked to leave a porch light on during those hours if they wish to participate.
Oct. 31 falls on a Wednesday this year.
Utility Superintendent Donnie Morrison told the board that a private company, HomeServe USA, has been contacting residents about their utilities.
Morrison said that the city has nothing to do with the calls nor does it sponsor the company.
PLYMOUTH â€” After a pair of tough losses to Northern Lakes Conference powers Goshen and Northridge, Plymouthâ€™s girls soccer team needed a win before resuming conference play this weekend.
They got two.
Allie Wright scored the go-ahead on a Nicole Burdine assist in the 72nd minute, and Plymouth held on for its second win in two days, a 2-1 decision over visiting LaVille at home at Kindt Field.
It was the Rockiesâ€™ second straight home victory after a lopsided 9-0 rout of John Glenn Monday.
LAKEVILLE â€”Â Chelsea Shaffer is trying to raise $5,000 to build a well in Africa. Fortunately for the LaVille junior, she has some help. Students and teachers at her school have helped her raise $4,300 just over the past month.
â€śI went to church camp this summer with two other LaVille students,â€ť explained Shaffer. â€śThere was this speaker who told us that there is this huge water need (worldwide), and I wanted to do something about it.â€ť
WALKERTON â€” Tuesdayâ€™s Northern State Conference meet at John Glenn was a match-up of two young squads. In the end, it was the slightly more experienced Falcons who claimed the victory, handing visiting LaVille losses on all five courts for their second NSC win.
â€śAny time you get a conference win itâ€™s something to hang your hat on. Weâ€™ve got a tough conference this year and an inexperienced squad. Weâ€™ve got a couple seniors, but we have five sophomores, so weâ€™re still building up a little bit and getting the guys some experience. Itâ€™s a good win,â€ť said Glenn tennis coach Chris Horvath.