February 24th, 2012
PLYMOUTH â€” Dave Cox never planned to be a head coach. Things just sort of fell into place that way.
Twenty years and more than 300 wins later, Cox announced his retirement as the head coach of the Plymouth High School girls basketball team Wednesday.
â€śIâ€™ve thought about it, but to really solidify that, all along I knew I would get out of the season because the rigors of the season can give you different emotions. Once you got done and youâ€™d kind of gradually gotten to that point, I kind of decided the last few days that it was time for somebody else to do it,â€ť said Cox.
PLYMOUTH â€” Plymouth freshman forward Hunter Stevens was named Thursday as the lone All-Northern Lakes Conference selection for the Lady Pilgrims.
The 5-11 forward put up 144 points in 19 games played for Plymouth to finish with an average of 7.58 points per game.
The Lady Pilgrims finished sixth in the conference with a league record of 2-5 ahead of 1-6 Wawasee and winless Concord. Elkhart Memorial topped the conference standings while NorthWood finished in second place and head coach Steve Neff was honored as the NLC Coach of the Year.
Womenâ€™s college basketball
Belles end year with MIAA loss
The Saint Maryâ€™s basketball team lost in the semifinal of the MIAA Tournament to top-seeded and fifth-ranked Calvin 78-50 on the road in Grand Rapids, Mich. Thursday night.
The Knights scored on five of their first seven possessions of the game and never relinquished the lead.
Plymouth grad Jessica Centa closed out her basketball career with 10 points to lead the Belles along with teammate Kelley Murphy.
The Belles finished the season at an even 13-13.
Slow 1st half hurts Lady Chargers
WALKERTON -- One Marshall County man is dead after leading police on a high speed chase throughout the county Thursday night.
The pursuit began in Argos with an attempted traffic stop on a suspected drunk driver. At about 8 p.m. the suspect began traveling on Michigan Road and then north on US 31. At one point his vehicle was traveling west in the eastbound lanes of US 30. The red pick-up truck took the North Michigan Road exit and traveled north on Michigan Road to Higbee Corner heading westbound. At times his speed was in excess of 100 miles per hour.
Many in Culver will remember Christian Snyderâ€™s battle with cancer as a teen. Many likely are not aware, however, that the raditation treatment which saved his life then is now threatening his life. At just 13, Chris was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor.
"We were told to be happy for every day he was with us," recalls mom Darlene. "Churches all over the U.S. and the Plymouth area were praying for him."
PLYMOUTH â€” Jimmy Johnâ€™s in Plymouth took a precautionary step by pulling spouts from its sandwich offerings many months ago. Reports of outbreaks of salmonella and E.coli in 2010-11 in other areas lead to the action.
BURKET â€” Two 17-year-olds and Jon Rightsell, 23, of Mentone, were arrested Wednesday night and charged with arson after a fire broke out at Burket Alternative School in Burket. Burket fire personnel quickly extinguished the fire and called the Kosciusko County Sheriff's Department to investigate what appeared to be suspicious individuals near the scene.
PLYMOUTH â€” Construction could begin once more on the Comfort Inn on Michigan Street in Plymouth. For more than two years, a sign in front of the structure said the hotel would be opened in 2010. However, since 2010 has come and gone, Mayor Mark Senter added the project to his list of what he terms â€śeyesoresâ€ť in the community that he hopes to see improved.
Senter recently published the list as a part of his â€śOperation Bright Spotâ€ť project and, as anticipated, has now been getting responses from owners.
PLYMOUTH â€”Â After more than 20 years and a dozen championships, Plymouth High School girls basketball coach Dave Cox is retiring, the school announced Wednesday.
Cox leaves the program as the schoolâ€™s all-time winningest hoops coach with 308 victories to his credit.
PLYMOUTH â€” Plymouth senior guard Ryan McNeil and sophomore center Mack Mercer have been named to the 2011-12 All-Northern Lakes Conference boys basketball team, while senior forward John Ruff was given All-NLC Honorable Mention.