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Lady Chargers enjoy first win

January 31, 2012

PLYMOUTH — Ancilla College Lady Chargers worked hard together on Saturday to savor their first win of the season with a 64-50 victory over Glen Oaks Community College in Michigan Community College Athletic Association (MCCAA) Western Conference play.
The Chargers (1-16, 1-7 MCCAA Western) had hefty halftime lead of 14 points, leading 29-15. Glen Oaks (4-17, 1-7 MCCAA Western) battled hard against the Chargers in the second half with each team scoring 35 points, but Glen Oaks was never able to pull away, giving the Lady Chargers their first win of the season.

January 30th

Sports schedule, Week of Jan. 30

January 30, 2012

Monday, Jan. 30

Tuesday, Jan. 31
Argos boys basketball at Triton 7:30 p.m.
Bremen boys swimming vs. CMA/ Plymouth 5:30 p.m.
Bremen girls basketball at Wawasee 7:30 p.m.
John Glenn girls basketball vs. Knox 8 p.m.
Plymouth girls basketball at South Bend St. Joseph's 7:30 p.m.
Plymouth gymnastics at LaPorte 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 1
CMA wrestling at Jimtown Regional 6 p.m.
LaVille girls basketball at Mishawaka 7:30 p.m.
Triton girls basketball at Whitko 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 2
Argos girls basketball vs. Bethany Christian 7:30 p.m.

TCU Athlete of the Week Clay Yeo

January 30, 2012

Triton’s Clay Yeo scored 39 points to surpass the 1,000-point career mark and earn Triton its third straight Bi-County championship last Monday.

King's Jewelry Athlete of the Week Ashley Campbell

January 30, 2012

Oregon-Davis’ Ashley Campbell scored 17 points to restore her team to the girls Bi-County title last week.

CMA wins Plymouth Sectional

January 30, 2012

PLYMOUTH — Culver Military head coach Matt Behling might have had a presentiment about his team’s sectional championship Saturday.
Knowing what was at stake heading into the Plymouth tournament, CMA’s wrestlers had the best week of practice Behling said he’s had as a coach. The Eagles claimed a trio of championships and eight regional-qualifying finishes to earn the program its first team sectional championship in 15 years, beating out second-place Warsaw by a slim 184.5-180 margin.

Pilgrims win on back-to-back nights with victory over Mishawaka

January 30, 2012

PLYMOUTH — The Pilgrims went deep on their bench again, and Plymouth won on back-to-back nights for the first time this season with a 52-45 victory over visiting Mishawaka at The Rock Saturday night.
Plymouth led from the 7:40 mark of the first quarter on and held off MIshawaka at the line down the stretch, following up a 60-53 win over Northern Lakes Conference foe Northridge Friday night in the third time this season the Pilgrims have played on back-to-back nights.

Gov. Daniels on teacher evaluations: 'No one thinks they have the perfect evaluation system'

January 30, 2012

PLYMOUTH — Friday, Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels spoke directly to the topic of evaluations for Indiana teachers.
The Governor made a stop in Plymouth to meet with area media and respond to questions on a variety of topics.
Education related questions included a concern that some teachers perceive that new evaluation standards are meant to penalize some teachers. In the 2012-13 school year, Indiana teachers will be required to receive feedback on their job performance based on professional practice, as well as student growth.

Gov. Daniels on technology in schools: 'I hope our young people will always be reading'

January 30, 2012

PLYMOUTH — During a meeting with Pilot News editorial staff Friday morning, Indiana governor Mitch Daniels addressed the rise of technology in public schools, saying that he approves of it as long as students are still reading.
“Nobody really knows what the effects of these technologies will be,” said Daniels. “I think we know the discipline of reading is very important, and always will be. I don’t care how (information) is delivered, but I do hope our young people will always be reading, and reading critically.”

Team Martin wins Dancing with the Stars local event

January 30, 2012

PLYMOUTH — The Fourth Annual “Dancing with the Stars” event held Saturday night raised $70,000 to be used for services at the Neighborhood Center and the Five Star Program at Lincoln Junior High in Plymouth.
The total was around $5,000 over last year’s total. Attendance was also up from 360 in 2011 to more than 400 this year.
Tim and Laura Martin were named the winners at the end of the night. The winner is chosen by the number of votes they receive from those who pay to vote. “Team Martin” as they were billed, raised more than $10,000.

'Turtle Lady' comes out of her shell

January 30, 2012

PLYMOUTH — What do a tired waitress, a lonely patient receiving their umpteenth IV stick and a shy third-grader have in common?
Turtles.
If you live in Marshall County you may have been touched by the Turtle Lady – or maybe you’ve seen these palm-sized creatures around town at checkouts, on clerks’ aprons at the fabric store or in the possession of someone wearing a smile.
Sandy Skuderna, 63, started making and giving away her turtles in 2009. Since then, more than 4,000 have passed through her hands — some going as far as the Horn of Africa with her daughter, who is in the U.S. Navy.

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