January 16th, 2012
PLYMOUTH â€” Plymouthâ€™s underclassmen stepped up to help give their seniors a present on Senior Day Saturday.
Freshman Cassi Quisell won the vault, floor and bars on her way to all-around top honors, while junior Traci Longanecker scored personal bests in all her events to win the beam and finish second in the vault, floor and in the all-around as the Lady Pilgrims beat both Lowell and Tippecanoe Valley in a three-way meet at home.
LaPORTE â€” The Plymouth Pilgrims were able to build an early lead but couldnâ€™t capitalize on opportunities to build on it, and the LaPorte Slicers pulled away in the end to get the victory on Saturday night in LaPorte, 59-45.
Plymouth used good offensive movement and defensive effort to break out to a 6-0 lead, holding the Slicers scoreless for the first four minutes of the game and getting the ball in the hands of 6â€™9â€ť sophomore center Mack Mercer for three quick field goals.Â
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Plymouth went 3-2 and John Glenn went 1-4 in Pool A wrestling at the Northern Indiana Conference Wrestling Tournament Saturday.
The Rockies lost to Clay and Penn and beat Adams, St. Joe and Glenn, while the Falcons beat St. Joe at the big meet.
Neither Plymouth nor Glenn was able to field any individual champions, but Osman Solis, Ian Horvath and DeAndre Pickford all went 4-1 for Plymouth at 113, 160 and 220, respectively.
Also for the Rockies, Kam Markovich, Stephen Abair and Jacob Segraves finished 3-2 at 120, 132 and 195.
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NORTH JUDSON â€” Family, friends and members of the community packed inside Braman & Bailey Funeral Home in North Judson Sunday, Jan. 15 to celebrate the life of Spc. Robert â€śBobbyâ€ť Tauteris Jr. and to say their final goodbyes.
Bobby lost his life Jan. 6 in Kandahar Afghanistan when the vehicle he was traveling in hit a roadside bomb. Three other soldiers lost their lives in the blast and one was seriously injured.
Bobby grew up in North Judson and was a 1986 graduate of North Judson High School.
Culver Academies' Huffington Concert Series continues Tuesday, Jan. 17 at 7:30 p.m. at Eppley Auditorium with BodyVox, described on their website, BodyVox.com, as "a freewheeling, multi-media, boundary-bending movement troupe" whose performances combine "striking imagery and (and) humor, wit and whimsy to create refined dancing that knows no boundaries."
American soldier Jerry Nenycz has been known to swoop in stealth-like, with his guitar in-hand, capture your undivided attention and disarm all potential naysayers with his heartfelt original tunes and self-styled cover songs.
And if, in this endeavor, there are any unforeseen complications â€” which are always a possibility â€” he will simply employ his secret weapon. One boyish grin from Nenycz, who seriously resembles an Army Ken doll, and mission accomplished. He quickly wins you over with a song and a smile.
The Westville Volunteer Fire Department and Knox Center Twp. Fire Department hung a giant flag over S.R. 10 in North Judson for the motorcade that brought Spc. Robert (Bobby) Tauteris Jr. back to his hometown. Spc. Tauteris arrived in North Judson earlier this afternoon.
Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Sunday morning at Braman & Bailey Funeral Home. Services will begin at 1 p.m.
The body of Spc. Robert Tauteris Jr. arrived in his hometown of North Judson this afternoon.
Dozens of residents lined the streets to pay respects as the motorcade and hearse passed by on its way to Braman & Bailey Funeral home.
PLYMOUTH â€” Family members of Spc. Robert Tauteris spoke out about the loss of their loved one at a special press conference that was held at the Plymouth American Legion Wednesday.
Tauteris, 44, known as Bobby to family and friends, was killed last week when the vehicle he was traveling in hit a roadside bomb. Three other soldiers perished and one was wounded in the blast: Spc. Brian Leonhardt, of Merrillville, Sgt. Jonathan Metzger of Indianapolis, and Spc. Christopher Patterson, of Aurora, Ill. The soldiers were members of the Indiana National Guardâ€™s 713 Engineer Company, Valparaiso.
PLYMOUTH â€” After three straight losses, Plymouth head coach Ryan Bales decided to make a change.
The Pilgrimsâ€™ starting lineup got a makeover Friday as sophomore Tom Felke got his first start at the point, and Gabe Vervynckt stepped in the other starting guard slot.
Plymouthâ€™s revamped lineup jumped off to a fast start, knocking down 10 of its first 11 shots en route to a 22-14 first quarter, then held off the Minutemen down the stretch for a 61-51 skid-snapping Northern Lakes Conference victory at The Rock.