Archive - May 15, 2013
Esther B. Martin â€¨
Dec. 30, 1918-May 14, 2013
La PORTE â€” Mrs. Esther B. Martin, 94, of La Porte, died Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at Miller's Merry Manor in Plymouth.â€¨ She was born Dec. 30, 1918 in New Buffalo Twp., Mich., the daughter of Wheeler Meyers and Iva (Barnes) Meyers.â€¨
She was a member of Lambs Chapel United Methodist Church. Esther enjoyed sewing.â€¨ On May 20, 1939, in LaPorte, she married Merle Martin who preceded her in death Feb. 10, 2006.â€¨
Rick S. Pertics
Oct. 13, 1951 - May 13, 2013
LaPAZ â€”Â Rick S. Pertics, 61, passed away Monday morning, May 13, 2013 at the farm from injuries sustained in an accident. Rick was the co-owner of Pertics Blueberry Plantation in LaPaz. He was born Oct. 13, 1951 in South Bend to the late Ernest R. and Gloria J. (Melton) Pertics. Rick lived all of his life in LaPaz and Plymouth. Rick and Cindy married March 7, 1987 in LaPaz.
The 47th Annual IHSAA Baseball State Tournament is set to get underway, and the draws for next week's sectional tournament were announced on Tuesday.
Plymouth will host a seven-team Class 3A field that includes John Glenn and Culver Military, while Culver Community hosts Triton, Argos and Oregon-Davis in another seven-team tilt, and Bremen and LaVille travel to the six-school Class 2A Westview Sectional.
ROCHESTER â€” For about as long as Culver Academies track coach Michael Chastain can remember, his Lady Eagles have been battling it out with Plymouth for the championship at the Rochester Sectional. In fact, the two teams have been trading back and forth for first and second at the state tourney opener for the past four years.
True to that back-and-forth theme, Culver Girls Academy topped Plymouth at Tuesdayâ€™s sectional meet, returning the favor for Plymouthâ€™s one-point title win over the Eagles last year by trumping the Lady Pilgrims 137-123 for this yearâ€™s championship.
BREMEN â€” Jasmine Schafer understands. Winning a sectional track title is nice, but survival is the name of the game.
It was less important to win a blue ribbon at the Bremen Girls Track Sectional than it was to earn a trip to next weekâ€™s Warsaw regional.
So, when Schafer finished second in the 100-meter dash Tuesday night, well, that was OK.
Same thing with her fourth place finish in the 200.
The top four finishers in each event at a sectional advance to regional meets. So Schafer lives to race another day.
And in this meet, that was a tall order.
PLYMOUTH â€” An apt title for the book about this yearâ€™s Plymouth Pilgrim baseball season would be â€śThe Agony and the Ecstasyâ€ť.
There was a heavy dose of both at Bill Nixon Field on Tuesday night, but in the end Plymouth would have a little more of the ecstasy. A walk-off single by Plymouth shortstop Justin Drudge plated the tying and winning runs in the bottom of the seventh over CMA (9-6) for a final of 11-10.
Triton wins at Manchester
Triton's softball team ran out to a 3-0 lead in the first three frames and held on for an eventual 4-1 victory over Manchester on the road Tuesday night.
Hannah Jennings had two extra base hits, doubling in the first and second innings and singling in the fourth as she, Krystal Sellers and Allyson Brown combined for eight hits and two RBIs.
Brycelyn Garbison struck out six hitters while allowing one earned run on six hits and two walks over seven innings for the win inside the circle.