September 8th, 2011
Last weekend, a group of eight in the Monterey area gained petition signatures from the crowds attending the town's busy Monterey Days Festival, to add to the more than 300 names it already had gathered in hopes of Montereyâ€™s Tippecanoe Township de-annexing from the Culver
Community School Corporation and instead joining the Eastern Pulaski Community School Corporation. If accomplished, the move could eventually signal the loss of hundreds of students from the Culver system.
ARGOS â€” Argosâ€™ defense played its best game of the season, and the Dragons hit the field fired up in a 2-0 rivalry win over the visiting Rockies at Argos Wednesday.
â€śThey were stoked tonight, they were ready to roll, and mentally I donâ€™t think we showed up tonight,â€ť said Plymouth Head Boys Soccer Coach Josh Martin. â€śItâ€™s a big rivalry. They wanted it more tonight. They earned it, and they got it.â€ť
Plymouth returns home from a big Northern Lakes Conference victory at Warsaw, while Culver Community hits the road for New Prairie, John Glenn travels to LaVille for a rivalry game, and the Colts pay a visit to Bremen as the Lions host Triton in Week 4.
After last weekâ€™s big 29-13 win at Warsaw, the Rockies (2-1, 1-0 NLC) are hoping to carry over that momentum in the second week of NLC play as they host Northridge (0-3, 0-1 NLC).
HARRISONBURG, Virg. â€” Meagan Barron was selected to the Eastern Mennonite University Volleyball Invitational All-Tournament Team over the weekend.
Barron, a 2011 Plymouth High School graduate and freshman at Mary Baldwin College, played four sets as a setter and served the rest of the tournament at outside hitter. The coaches of each of the teams at the invitational voted for their own players as well as opponentsâ€™ players in making the selections for the all-tourney squad.
ASHLAND, Ohio â€” Kylee Shipley of Culver has earned a spot on the Ashland University womenâ€™s soccer team. Shipley, a 2011 Culver Girls Academy graduate, is majoring in exercise science.
Glenn girls win 10th
Rochester continued to dominate the area improving to 15-1 on the season, shooting a 192 at Indiana National on the Silver Course, while Glenn scored itâ€™s low nine-hole round of the year with a 217 and Lalumiere scored a 255. The Lady Falcons moved to 10-9 on the season with the split. Medalist honors for the evening belonged to Lauren Daurety and Katelyn Foust with 47s for the Zebras.
If Friday evening went spectacularly better than hoped for organizers of the 4th annual Lake Maxinkuckee Film Festival â€śGift of Warmthâ€ť event, which raises funds and collects winter wear for area needy children and their families, the weather rained on the proverbial parade of Saturday eveningâ€™s offerings to the community.
PLYMOUTH â€” Construction on Pioneer Dr. has reached the home stretch, according to a report from DLZ Engineering in the county commissioners meeting Tuesday.
Road workers finished the final placing of asphalt on Pioneer Dr. Tuesday and plan to pave Jim Neu drive later this week.
â€śTheyâ€™re moving right along out there,â€ť commented commissioner Kevin Overmeyer.
Over the next month, the new road will be decked out with markings, monuments, and signs in preparation for the first traffic it has seen since the project began in spring of 2010.
PLYMOUTH â€” Several citizens visited the Plymouth Park Department board meeting Tuesday night to express their concern and appreciation for Gina Young, recreation director.
Young was terminated by the city of Plymouth Aug. 8 for a total of 17 violations, mostly to do with child labor laws.
Judy Delp presented findings that she had collected by speaking with Young, looking at a copy of Youngâ€™s personnel file that Young had shown her, and reviewing a news release from the city of Plymouth regarding the termination.
BREMEN â€” Mark Wagner started playing tennis almost by accident as a sophomore in high school.
Nearly 45 years later, the Bremen Assistant Tennis Coach notched his 300th win as the Lions beat Rochester in the first match of their home tourney Saturday.
â€śIt was a big accomplishment because it not only shows his coaching ability but longevity as well,â€ť said Bremen Head Tennis Coach Andrew Rohde.
While Rohde and his players knew it was coming, Wagner was blindsided by the milestone.