Archive - May 11, 2013
April 27, 1921 - May 10, 2013
DONALDSON â€”Â G. Ernest â€śErnieâ€ť Rightley, 92, passed away Friday, May 10, 2013, at 3:10 a.m., at the Catherine Kasper Life Care Center, in Donaldson.
Shirley B. Paxton
Oct. 3, 1935 â€“ May 5, 2013
GRANGER â€”Â Shirley B. Paxton, 77, passed away peacefully Sunday morning, May 5, 2013, after a long illness. She was born Oct. 3, 1935 to Leon and Edith Shaftick in South Bend. She graduated from Adams High School in 1953. She retired from Miller Insurance in Bremen.
Virginia Ilene Elder
May 9, 2013
PLYMOUTH â€”Â Virginia Ilene Elder, 82, Plymouth, died Thursday at her residence.
Surviving are her husband, Donald; two sons, John Elder of Humble, Texas, Kurt Elder of Plymouth; one daughter, Kelli Hacha of Plymouth; one sister, Sandy Fravel of Geneva; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Monday at 3 p.m. in the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home, 221 N. Meridian St., Portland. Burial will follow in the Salamonia Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 1 â€“ 3 p.m. Memorials can be made to the choice of the donor.
SYRACUSE â€” Plymouthâ€™s Pilgrims made it three in a row â€” this time a come from behind NLC win on the road at Wawasee (3-14) by an 11-6 final.
Falling behind early, the Pilgrims rallied late and a big three-run sixth â€” spurred by RBIs from Jacob Frantz, Justin Drudge and Blake Milliser â€” pushed them ahead to stay. A four-run seventh put the exclamation point on the win.
â€śWe got down 6-2 in the fourth. We battled. I thought we had some great at-bats where we battled early, were able to put some runs on,â€ť said Plymouth head coach Ryan Wolfe. â€śI knew one run wasnâ€™t going to be enough there.â€ť
LAKEVILLE â€” On a cold night in Lakeville, the Lancersâ€™ bats matched the weather as they were only able to come away with one hit off Bremenâ€™s Jacob Bennitt, losing 11-0.
Bennitt finished with nine strikeouts without walking a single batter in the shutout. The Bremen Lions came to play at the plate as well, starting the game with five runs in the first inning and cycling through the entire order.
PLYMOUTH â€” Plymouthâ€™s girls tennis team started the Northern Lakes Conference Tournament with hopes of overtaking Northridge or at least Goshen after a third-place finish behind the two in round robin play. With two rounds of the NLC tourney now complete, the Lady Pilgrimsâ€™ chances of doing so are all but defunct.
Plymouth went 2-2 on a cold Friday evening in Centennial Park following a 6-4 start over Wednesdayâ€™s opening round and Thursdayâ€™s abbreviated round.
CULVER â€” Two juniors on the Culver Girls Academy lacrosse team were selected to play in the U.S. Lacrosse Womenâ€™s National Tournament.
Rory Byrne of South Bend and Kelsi Carr of Kitchener, Ontario will play for the combined Indiana-Kentucky team May 25-26 at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pa.