May 25th, 2012
KOKOMO â€” A number of area athletes were led by Bremen freshman Sam Lacher at the Kokomo Boys Track and Field Sectional Thursday.
Lacher placed fifth in the 200 and competed in the 100 in his first season with the Lions after qualifying at the Penn Sectional last Thursday. He also ran the opening leg on Bremenâ€™s eighth-place 1600 relay team.
â€śI think it was really awesome that he was able to accomplish all that as a freshman, and his future looks very bright from here,â€ť said Bremen head track coach Mark Yoder.
Cleanup and restoration crews were on the scene much of the day Thursday following a Wednesday night accident which left three telephone poles -- and a great deal of wiring -- and two trees down.
â€˘ The Argos American Legion post will be hosting Memorial Day services beginning at 10 a.m. Events include a parade, ceremonies at Memorial Park and Maple Grove Cemetery. The public is invited to lunch at the legion post following the ceremonies at Memorial Park.
â€˘ Bremen VFW Post #8972 and American Legion #191 will host its annual Memorial Day services Monday, May 28 beginning at 10:30 a.m. when flowers will be cast into the river to remember fallen comrades from the bridge on Center Street. Immediately following will be a traditional ceremony at the Bremen Cemetery.
LAKEVILLE â€”Â Neither Plymouth nor Culver Girls Academy could wake up their bats, and both finished out their seasons with Class 3A St. Josephâ€™s Sectional losses at Newton Park Wednesday.
CGA recorded just two hits in a 9-0 loss to the host Lady Indians in game one, while Plymouth batters rallied with a run in the top of the seventh, but it was too little, too late in an 8-1 loss to Jimtown in the nightcap.
The Jimmies and St. Joe will play in the tournamentâ€™s championship tonight at 6 p.m.
JIMTOWN 8, PLYMOUTH 1
LAKEVILLE â€” It took longer than planned, but it was well worth it.
Behind the arm and bat of Justin Baker, as well as three two-out rallies, the LaVille Lancers defeated the Fremont Eagles, 4-3, in nine innings at Newton Park to open Sectional 35 of the Class 2A high school boys baseball playoffs.
The Lancers now play the Central Noble today at 6 p.m. Bremen faces Westview in the other semifinal contest and will start around 8. The championship game is slated for noon on Memorial Day.
CULVER â€” Argosâ€™ baseball team experienced little trouble piling up baserunners against South Central Wednesday.
Pushing them across the plate proved an entirely different matter.
The Dragons stranded 11 runners â€” five in scoring position â€” and dropped a 3-1 Class A Sectional 51 first-round tilt to the Satellites at Culver Community.
Play resumes today with the hosts taking on Westville at 5:30 p.m.
CGA wins regional
Culver Girls Academy won its first girls tennis regional championshipÂ since 2007 with a 4-1 defeat of Warsaw at the Lady Eaglesâ€™ home regional at the Gable Tennis Complex Wednesday.
Culver now advances to the LaPorte Semistate to face Penn Saturday at 10 a.m.
CGA won on all three singles courts as Sonia Shen beat Sarah Hartle 6-4, 6-3 in 1 singles play, Natalia Lopez-Yanez handed Jacqueline Sasso a 6-1, 6-0 defeat at 2 singles, and Paulina Cano trumped Sarah Boyle in a 7-1 second-set tiebreaker for a 6-1, 7-6 (1) victory at 3 singles.
A manhunt is underway in Starke County for an inmate who escaped from the Starke County Jail early Wednesday evening.
Joshua Hunnicutt, 30, of Winamac, went over a fence in the recreation yard at the jail at around 4 p,m, and headed south down the alley.
Hunnicutt is 6 foot, weighs 170 pounds, has light brown hair, brown eyes, a moustache, beard and several tattoos.
At the time of his escape, he was wearing gray sweat cutoffs and no shoes.
The escaped prisoner was being held for an outstanding warrant. He was originally charged with maintaining a common nuisance and possession of meth.
PLYMOUTH â€” Private contractors hired by the owner of the Plymouth Motel located on W. Jefferson Street began demolishing the building Wednesday. They say the entire process will take about 10 working days.
Plymouth Motel is one of the establishments named by Mayor Mark Senter earlier this year in his "Operation Bright Spot" plan to clean up the city. Senter called the abandoned motel "a blight to our west side" in a press release in February, also mentioning that the location is an attraction for vandalism and squatters.
PLYMOUTH â€”Â Cecilio A. Calderon, of Plymouth, was arrested Tuesday just before noon under charges of child neglect and battery. Sergeant Mark Owen of the Plymouth Police Department, along with the Division of Family Services, investigated the incident.