September 22nd, 2011
For several area teams, Week 6 is about sweating the fundamentals and bouncing back.
Nothing takes away the taste of a tough loss like a victory, and no one wants one more than Plymouth.
The Rockies (3-2, 2-1 NLC) suffered a bruising defeat at Elkhart Memorial last week. The Chargers held Plymouthâ€™s run game to a mere 123 yards to snap a three-game win streak and handed the visitors their first Northern Lakes Conference loss of the year 35-0, the first shutout since eighth-year head coach John Barron took the reins in 2004.
Plymouth opens NLC 5-0
Plymouth got off to a 5-0 start at the Northern Lakes Conference Tennis Tournament at Concord Wednesday.
Gabe Vervynckt beat Wawaseeâ€™s Kyler Love and Lane Singleton beat Wawaseeâ€™s Isaac Rigdon 6-0, 6-1 at 1 and 2 singles, respectively, while Luke Bumpus beat Warriors No. 3 Tyler Kissinger 6-1, 6-3.
Jordan Scheetz and Connor Flynn battled back from a first-set loss to Elkhart Memorialâ€™s Jerahmai Dudley and Kyle Grubb to win 4-6, 6-0, 6-1, while Matt Flynn and Joe Knapp beat Wawaseeâ€™s Cole Love and Jake Thompson 6-3, 7-5 at 2 doubles.
Descendants and organizers gathered last Friday to dedicate an historical marker to Chief Nas-wau-kee, a Potawatomi chief who lived on the east shore of Lake Maxinkuckee until 1837. On hand was the chiefâ€™s great, great, great grand-niece Michale Edwards, who traveled from Oklahoma for the event and who discussed with the audience her discovery of her relation to the chief, who she described as â€śgentle, mild-mannered, and trusting.â€ť
Â Dr. Steven C. Disney Jr. named District I Superintendent of the Year
HAMLET â€“ Dr. Steven C. Disney Jr., superintendent of Oregon-Davis School Corporation, was chosen by members of the Indiana Association of Public School Superintendents as the 2012 District I Superintendent of the Year.
LAKEVILLE â€” Good communication is key in all sports, but perhaps nowhere is it more important than on the volleyball court.
Tritonâ€™s players talked each other up Tuesday night, and the Lady Trojans rode that rapport to a three-game Northern State Conference victory on the road at LaVille, 25-20, 26-24, 25-19.
PLYMOUTH â€” The best 1,500-meter runner in the world, Morgan Uceny, will hold a meet and greet at Fitness Forum Sports & Wellness Center next week.
Uceny will speak on her recent professional running successes and experiences Wednesday, Sept. 28 at 7 p.m. in The LifePlex Conference Room. She will answer questions and sign autographs for her fans and local supporters.
Uceny crushed the competition in the Diamond League final in Brussels, Belgium, Friday to become the womenâ€™s 1,500-meter champion in a time of 4:00.06.
Triton wins NSC round robin
Triton won the Northern State Conference round robin with a 5-0 defeat of visiting John Glenn Tuesday.
The Trojans won in straight sets at all positions to finish the NSC dual meet season undefeated at 6-0. The team travels to the NSC Tournament at Bremen today.
â€˘ TRITON 5, JOHN GLENN 0
Singles: 1. Jeff Ross beat Joe Jaworski 6-2, 6-0; 2. Pete Kauffman beat Austin Hayes 6-0, 6-0; 3. Lucas Shafer beat Drew Sheffer 6-0, 6-0
PLYMOUTH â€” Drivers will be able to leave behind the detours starting Tuesday afternoon as the new Pioneer Drive will be open for business starting in the afternoon.
Ronnie Wireman, construction engineer for DLZ overseeing the project for Marshall County, made the announcement by email to county officials and the media Monday morning.
â€śI am pleased to inform you that we are planning to open Pioneer Drive to traffic on Tuesday at approximately 3:30 p.m.,â€ť Wireman said.
While the road will be open to traffic there will still be a few items to finish up to complete the project.
PLYMOUTH â€” The phrase on the business card of Dave Ferguson, President & CEO of Stone Creek Homes, is more than just a catch phrase. It is a vision that Ferguson lives by.
During the grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony on Saturday morning for the manufacturing plant, Ferguson said, â€śThis is an opportunity to pay forward.â€ť He added, â€śIâ€™m here by choice.â€ť
â€śBooks still have their place â€” they will always have their place,â€ť said Lincoln Jr. High School principal Dan Funston.
However, after going to computers for every student this year, area schools say that they expect to keep up with ever-changing technology.
Schools have a three or four-year lease with Apple, after which they can choose to keep the computers they have â€” or go with a new technology.
â€śI see us continuing to stay current and teach the kids these skills,â€ť said Funston. â€śWe are going to remain at the front of teaching our kids technology skills.â€ť