February 28th, 2012
HAMMOND â€” The Purdue University Calumetâ€™s womenâ€™s basketball team led the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference with five players on the all-conference team, as the CCAC announced its postseason awards.
Plymouth High School grad Alex Starr, Stephaine Beck and Brooklyn Short all earned First Team All-CCAC recognition, while Amanda Gaskin and Kami Graber were named to the All-CCAC Second Team.
Jr. high wrestling
Lincoln stays unbeaten at LaVille super duals
The Lincoln Junior High wrestling team went 5-0 at the Laville â€śKing of the Matâ€ť super duals Saturday. The young Rockies stayed perfect on the season at 18-0 with the win.
Lincoln defeated opponents by wide margins all day long, beating North Judson 117-12, Schmucker 76-30, Tippecanoe Valley 120-9 and LaVille 76-40. Lincolnâ€™s boys accomplished their goal of beating traditional power and Penn high school feeder Schmucker, but unfortunately Discovery â€” another Penn feeder â€” scored more team points in Pool play than Lincoln.
PLYMOUTH â€” Jasmine White, 23, of Plymouth, was driving a red Jeep with several other passengers around 2:30 a.m. Saturday when she struck the front of the Plymouth Fire Station, causing pillars and an overhang over the front door to fall down. White and her passengers fled the scene on foot, but White was later apprehended and booked in the Marshall County Jail for leaving the scene of a property damage accident.
Plymouth police chief Jim Cox estimated that White had caused several thousand dollars worth of damage to the fire station.
PLYMOUTH â€” Mayor Mark Senter announced at Monday's city council meeting that he had chosen Rodney Miller as Plymouth's new fire chief. Miller will replace Andy Metsker, who resigned earlier this month.
When asked later why he chose Miller, Senter replied simply: "Experience. His 22 years on the job is very important. I believe that like Andy, (Miller) will lend a quiet leadership to the job and I look forward to working with him."
Miller was a volunteer firefighter in Argos before joining the Plymouth Fire Department in 1990 as a full-time employee.
STARKE CO. â€” Indiana Conservation Officer Keith Wildeman was contacted by two fishermen who made a surprising discovery on the Kankakee River in Starke County Sunday. Jeff Brewer and his father Steve Brewer discovered a dead alligator stuck in a logjam about 2 miles downstream from the English Lake public access site. The Brewers had just launched their boat and were heading out for an afternoon of fishing when Jeff spotted the foot and tail of the alligator sticking out of the water.
PLYMOUTH â€”Â The last few remaining residents of the more than 50 Park Jefferson Apartments on Jefferson Street in Plymouth should have already moved out or are in the process of vacating.
The Marshall County Health Department officially declared the property â€śunfit for human habitationâ€ť and gave a resident in building #2 until last Sunday to vacate.
Photo by Maggie Nixon
NASCAR will be burning up the track in Daytona tonight at 7 p.m., a race postponed from noon today, which was originally scheduled for Sunday afternoon.
Pictured is a safety worker putting out a fire in the pits at Chicagoland Speedway in September, 2011.
Culver Military Academyâ€™s Leopoldo Burguete swam in two races at the IHSAAâ€™s Boys State Swim Finals last weekend. He finished 30th in the 500 freestyle and swam the second leg for CMAâ€™s 29th-place 400 freestyle relay team.
Plymouth freshman Hunter Stevens earned the Lady Pilgrims their lone All-Northern Lakes Conference selection last week. She finished her freshman season with 144 points in 19 games played for Plymouth for an average of 7.58 points per game.
As the 102nd Annual IHSAA Boys Basketball State Tournament opens this week, Plymouth is hoping it can carry over some of its regular season home court magic into the Class 3A Sectional 19 tilt at The Rock, while Triton is looking to keep its four-peat sectional championship streak alive at home at The Trojan Trench in Class A Sectional 51 play, and Northern State Conference competitors LaVille and Bremen head to Westview to vie for the Class 2A Sectional 35 crown.
Class 3A Sectional 19