Archive - Jan 2013
Randy E. Swango
March 19, 1951-Jan. 17, 2013
PLYMOUTH â Randy Earl Swango, age 61, a Plymouth resident for the past 29 years, died suddenly at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center-Plymouth Campus, after failing health that he has had for the past 12 years.
Randy, the son of Melvin E and Norma Jean (Bishop) Swango, was born March 19, 1951 in Rochester. He attended Rochester schools.
He was the beloved husband of Cindy M. (Patrick) Swango, who survives. They were married Feb. 14, 1987 in Plymouth.
Robert Guy Kepler
Dec. 28, 1922-Jan. 17, 2013
CULVER âÂ Robert Kepler, 90, Culver, passed away at his home at 3:25 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013.
Born the third of five children of Guy Vernon Kepler and Trella Elizabeth Thompson Kepler, âBobâ was born Dec. 28, 1922 in a log cabin on the family farm on 18th Road east of Culver, Union Township, Marshall County. Bobâs family included his parents, brother Bill (Pat) Kepler, sisters Helen (Phil) Peer, Letty (Ralph) Masten and Jane (Cecil) Warner.
Hilda Bautz Williams
Oct. 11, 1924-Jan. 7, 2013
CAPE CORAL, Fla. âÂ Cape Coral, Fla. resident Hilda Williams died Jan. 7, 2013 at Gulf Coast Hospital in Fort Myers, Fla. Hilda was an extraordinary, one-of-a-kind wife, mother, grandmother and friend. Her family and friends will always remember her ever optimistic spirit, her never ending energy and her wise and truthful words. She will be greatly missed.
Monday, Jan. 21
Plymouth gymnastics at West Noble 6 p.m.
Plymouth boys swimming at Tippecanoe Valley 6 p.m.
Tuesday, Jan. 22
Bremen boys basketball at Elkhart Christian 7:30 p.m.
Bremen wrestling at Marian 7 p.m.
Bremen girls basketball vs Elkhart Christian 7:30 p.m.
Culver Community girls basketball at Oregon-Davis 8 p.m.
Culver Girls Academy basketball at Mishawaka Marian 7:30 p.m.
Culver Military Academy basketball vs South Bend St. Joseph 7:30 p.m.
Culver Military Academy varsity A hockey vs St. Joseph at Notre Dame Compton Center
John Glennâs Adam Dodson scored a reversal trailing 2-1 in the final period of his match with New Prairieâs Wade Young to remain unbeaten this season and capture the 160-pound championship at the Northern State Conference Wrestling Meet at Jimtown Saturday.
Oregon-Davisâ Haley Collings went 11-for-12 from the floor on her way to game-highs of 25 points and 13 rebounds to lead the Lady Bobcats to a repeat Bi-County championship win over Sectional 51 rival Triton Saturday.
LAKEVILLE â With less than a minute remaining in the Bi-County championship game, John Glennâs Jake Strong received one word of instruction â go.
The 6-foot-2 sophomore went, and never really stopped, until the Falconsâ basketball team celebrated a stunning 34-31 victory over host LaVille in the 48th annual TCU Bi-County Tournament finale Saturday at LaVilleâs Dale E. Cox Gymnasium.
LAKEVILLE â Haley Collings had already had a couple nice outings leading into Saturday nightâs girls championship game at the Bi-County Tournament.
The Oregon-Davis junior saved her best performance for last, though.
Collings put up a game-high 25 points on nearly perfect 11-for-12 shooting from the floor, and she notched another game-high 13 rebounds as the Class A No. 2 Lady Bobcats earned a repeat championship over Class A No. 10 Triton by a lopsided 80-36 margin at the 48th Annual Teachers Credit Union tilt at Dale E. Cox Gymnasium.
ELKHART â Brotherly love took on a whole new meaning at the Northern State Conference wrestling tournament.
Maybe âbrotherly influenceâ would be a better term.
âMy brother lost (the championship match) at 120, and I was going to make sure the same thing didnât happen to me,â said Glennâs James Frey after winning the 132-pound weight class Saturday at Jimtown.
Moments before he walked onto the mat to face Jimtownâs Cody Koebel for the title, Frey watched his brother, Andrew Frey, drop a 6-4 decision in the 120-pound finale.
PLYMOUTH â The Plymouth girlsâ basketball team wanted to get out to a fast start against the visiting Wawasee Warriors Saturday night.
They didnât seem to have any trouble accomplishing that mission.
The Lady Pilgrims scored 23 points in the first quarter and used great team defense to gain a 15-point advantage at the quarter break. That lead would carry over for the rest of the game as they took the 62-45 Northern Lakes Conference win at home at The Rock.
Plymouthâs seniors put the team on their backs in that first frame.