Archive - 2012
Sandra Lee Carlson
May 14, 1936-Dec. 20, 2012
KOONTZ LAKE â€” Sandra Lee Carlson, 76, passed away Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012 in St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Plymouth. Sandra was born May 14, 1936 in Hammond to Edwin and Ruth (Lysaker) Carlson and lived at Koontz Lake for 30 years, coming from Dyer. She was a homemaker.
LAKEVILLE â€” Sometimes when the shots arenâ€™t falling, all you can do is keep putting them up.
LaVille overcame a tough 2-for-9 start from 3-point range to finish at an eventual 7-for-18 mark from deep â€” led by senior guard Andrew Hostetlerâ€™s six triples â€” and the Lancers gapped visiting Buchanan with a 14-3 fourth quarter-opening run to hand the visiting Bucks a 48-30 loss at home at Dale E. Cox Gymnasium Friday night.
DONALDSON â€” For the second straight year, the Ancilla College softball team put its Christmas spirit to work by helping the homeless.
The Lady Chargers kept up their tradition by allowing fans to donate socks at all home softball games in the fall and spring, in place of paying admission. Over 200 pair of socks were collected and donated to Hope Rescue Mission in South Bend. The team went one step further this year.
â€śThe socks were great,â€ť said Ancilla coach Scott Reese, â€śbut we wanted to do a little more.â€ť
OD moves to 9-1
Class A No. 2 Oregon-Davis jumped out to a 41-6 halftime lead over visiting West Central and never looked back in a 62-20 rout at home Friday night.
Ashley Campbell scored 19 and Alicia McIntosh finished with 17 for the Lady Cats. Jesse Avarone scored nine, Haley Collings finished with eight, and Taylor Kranenburg scored six as 12 different OD players saw the floor in the win.
West Central was led by Alicia Krugerâ€™s six points.
The Bobcats improved to 9-1 with the win, while West Central slid to 5-5.
â€˘Â OREGON-DAVIS 62, WEST CENTRAL 20
PLYMOUTH - A local family will have a beloved member home for the holidays after a frightening encounter.
It was a normal morning for Jessica Groves and her husband up at 3 a.m. for work and as they do every day they let the family dog Maggie - a miniature schnauzer - outside. While Maggie normally comes back inside just a few minutes later, this particular morning it was nearly 4 a.m. and when she returned she was terribly injured and bleeding.
LAKEVILLE â€” The parents of a 12-year-old LaVille Junior/Senior High School student reportedly spanked and slapped by a special education teacher has notified the Union North United School Corporation that they intend to proceed with legal action.
Parents Tracy Martin and Michael Cuthbert have secured legal counsel through the Frazier Law Firm in Indianapolis. The tort put forth shows that the parents are seeking a maximum of $700,000 per incident.
PLYMOUTH â€” â€śPeople show up at the games here they expect Plymouth to play a certain way,â€ť said Plymouth head basketball coach Ryan Bales. â€śOur crowd brought a little sixth man for us tonight. Hopefully they walk away tonight proud of our guys and proud of their effort.â€ť
Effort was the word for the week for Plymouth basketball as a disheartening loss last Friday turned into back-to-back wins â€” Wednesday night at Whitko and a big overtime win over Penn at home Thursday night, 66-62.
ARGOS â€” To hear John Glenn head coach Travis Hannah tell it, it wasnâ€™t so much his players who needed a win as the Falcons skipper himself.
Glenn rode senior shooter Nathan Stegemillerâ€™s hot hand to a 24-7 third quarter to take a 52-32 lead into the fourth quarter, then held off scrappy Argos to break into the win column in a long-awaited victory at Phil Weybright Gymnasium Thursday night, 61-49.
WALKERTON â€” John Glennâ€™s girls basketball team kicked up its five-week-old winning streak another notch Thursday.
The Lady Falcons, who claimed a combined seven wins over the previous two seasons, snared their 10th straight victory with a 53-44 Senior Night win over a quick, physical South Bend Adams squad at The Aerie.
Bethany beats Bremen
Bethany Christian outscored host Bremen 31-20 in the second half to rally back from a tenuous one-point deficit at the half, and the Lady Bruins earned their third straight win with a 52-42 victory over the host Lady Lions Thursday night.
Bremen was led by Sara Slabaughâ€™s nine points just six days after the junior guard dropped 26 in the Lionsâ€™ first win of the year versus Knox last Friday.
Megan Stouder and Ashley Lucchese each finished with eight in the loss, which drops Bremen to 1-10.