September 30th, 2011
PLYMOUTH â€” One good half of football wasnâ€™t enough to get the Plymouth High football team over the hump Friday night.
Five second-half turnovers proved to be costly for the Rockies as Concord rallied for 45-14 victory over Plymouth in Northern Lakes Conference action at the Rockpile.
Trailing 14-3 near the midway of the second quarter, the Minutemen (5-2, 5-0 NLC) managed to cut the deficit to four points at the break on a three-yard run by Jarrett Settles.
KNOX â€” Class 2A No. 6 Bremen is a challenge for a healthy lineup.
When your starting quarterback has to sit the game out and one of your fullbacks is also out with an injury, the result can be ugly.
The Lions put on a clinic on both sides of the ball at Knox, scoring on all but their first and last possession before marching out the reserves and holding the Redskins to just three first downs in a 53-0 homecoming spoiler at Knox Friday.
Culver falls at Jimtown
Jimtown scored three touchdowns in the second quarter for an eventual 35-14 Northern State Conference win over Culver at Jimtown Friday.
The Jimmies snapped a 7-7 tie with a touchdown off an 84-yard kickoff at the 10:18 mark of the second frame and never looked back in the win.
Micah Budzinski scored Culverâ€™s first touchdown on a 6-yard fumble return at the 10:32 stop of the second quarter to knot the game at 7-all with Collin Stevensâ€™ PAT.
BREMEN â€” Donâ€™t get dinner before the Bremen vs. John Glenn football game Oct. 14 â€” a chili tasting contest sponsored by the Bremen Kiwanis will provide food for the evening. For five dollars, you can taste chili recipes from several area restaurants or chefs and vote on your favorite.
â€ś(Attendees) will get three tickets at the door for $5,â€ť said event organizer Lindsay Wright. â€śThey can put all their tickets in one bucket or pick their three favorites.â€ť
PLYMOUTH â€” See You at the Pole (SYATP), a global day of student-led prayer, began in the 1990s. During the event, which always occurs the fourth Wednesday in September, students gather at their schoolâ€™s flagpole before the day begins to pray for their school, city, and nation.
PLYMOUTH â€” Plymouth got a boost from juniors Amber Redinger and Andria Shook, and the Lady Pilgrims claimed a Northern Lakes Conference win over visiting Goshen at home on Senior Night Thursday.
SYRACUSE â€”Â The drought is finally over.
Blake Milliser scored twice for Plymouth, and the Rockies broke into the Northern Lakes Conference win column in their penultimate conference contest with a 3-1 comeback win at Wawasee Thursday.
The victory snaps a winless streak stretching all the way back to the Blueberry Tournament.
NOTRE DAME â€” If nothing else, the Princeton University womenâ€™s cross country team is looking forward to todayâ€™s Notre Dame Invitational so they can get away from the food at the cafeteria.
â€śThe team is having dinner at my house the night after the race,â€ť laughs senior team leader Alex Banfich, who is bringing the No. 22-ranked Tigers to her familyâ€™s home in Plymouth for some real Hoosier eatinâ€™ Friday night.
First things first, though.
Boys cross country
Glennâ€™s Runyan trumps LaVilleâ€™s Amor for Marshall County title
John Glennâ€™s Luke Runyan edged out LaVilleâ€™s Nicholas Amor by two-tenths of a second for the individual Marshall County championship, while Bremen won the team meet with 48 points at the Marshall County Meet Thursday in Bourbon.
Glenn came in second in the team standings with 53 points, followed by Plymouthâ€™s 69, Tritonâ€™s 79, LaVilleâ€™s 97 and Culver Military Academyâ€™s 161, while Culver Community also competed at the meet.
BASS LAKE - As a volunteer firefighter for 26 years for the Bass Lake Fire Department, Phil Banasiak is used to saving peopleâ€™s lives. Fighting for his own life, on the other hand, is not something he is familiar with. On Saturday, Sept. 10, Banasiak felt fine; he worked all day, went out to dinner, came home, and fell asleep on the couch â€” but when he woke up Sunday morning, he was stunned to discover he was paralyzed from the waist down.
â€śItâ€™s a kind of shock. How many people do you know that went to sleep on Saturday and woke up and couldnâ€™t walk on Sunday?â€ť Banasiak said.