September 9th, 2011
PLYMOUTH â€” Sam Stevens and the Rockie Express kept rolling right along Friday night.
The junior fullback rambled 29 times for 162 yards and two scores, helping Plymouth pull away for a 37-13 victory over Northridge in Northern Lakes Conference football action at The Rockpile.
Clinging to a 15-13 lead early in the third quarter, the 6-foot, 180-pound Stevens found an opening and raced 27 yards to cap off a six-play, 61-yard march to give the Rockies (3-1, 2-0 NLC) a little breathing room.
BREMEN â€”Â Triton Head Coach Rodney Younis knew his team was going to have to put up some points to contend with host Bremen.
Instead the Lions defensive unit created six turnovers while pitching a shutout against the visiting Trojans, and the result was a lopsided 41-0 Northern State Conference win at home Friday at Don Bunge Field.
LAKEVILLE â€“ If you blinked during the first half Friday night, you probably missed a John Glenn score or two.
The visiting Falcons, who crossed the goal line in each of their seven first-half possessions, fired off 50 points before the break â€” highlighted by four touchdowns from superstar senior running back Josh Anderson â€“ en route to a 50-7 Northern State Conference football win over LaVille at Lancer Field.
Hogan powers Cavs to win at New Prairie
Culver Community senior running back Kevin Hogan ground out 212 yards for four touchdowns, and the Cavaliers claimed a Northern State Conference win on the road at New Prairie Friday, 34-26.
Hogan averaged better than 17 yards per carry as he ran amok at New Prairie, scoring on touchdown runs of 84, 34, 1 and 61 yards.
KNOX â€” The 2010 Starke County Treasurer's audit has been released by the state. And according to the report, Starke County Auditor Kay Chaffins has been successful in locating hundreds of thousands of dollars that appeared to be missing due to errors in record keeping.
Because of the condition of the treasurer's records, the state had to rely upon the Starke County auditor's funds ledger, unsettled receipts, receipts in transit and an outstanding checklist.
Gary A. Davis
Dec. 15, 1954 â€“ Sept. 6, 2011
SOUTH BEND â€” Gary A. Davis, 56, passed away at 10:37 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2011 in Memorial Hospital.
Gary was born Dec. 15, 1954 in Plymouth to Vachael and Frances M. (Weakly) Davis of South Bend. He was preceded in death by his father, Vachael Jan. 11, 2002; great niece, Madalyn Alizabeth Hensley; and by his in-laws; Ernest and Barbara Manges.
BREMEN â€” Junior middle hitter Brooke Baker put in a strong all-around performance, and Bremen won its Northern State Conference opener with visiting Culver in three games Thursday night, 25-17, 25-17, 25-16.
â€śBrooke is not one to see herself as the stud player or the go-to player, but the rest of the team sees it that way,â€ť said Bremen Head Volleyball Coach Beth Huppert. â€śFor us to feed her when she has a hot hand, weâ€™re going to ride that; weâ€™re going to go with that.â€ť
LaVille routs Westville
Craig Romero scored twice as five different LaVille players found the back of the net in a 6-1 win at Westville Thursday.
Jordyn Williams, Josiah Lappin, Brandon Layne and Jaime Martin all scored for the Lancers as they outshot their hosts 31-3.
Joey Vest recorded a pair of saves in the win, which pushes LaVille to 10-1-1 on the year.
â€˘ LAVILLE 6, WESTVILLE 1
L â€” Jordyn Williams
L â€” Craig Romero (Williams)
L â€” Josiah Lappin
W â€” Chandler Bell (penalty kick)
L â€” Brandon Layne
L â€” Romero
L â€” Jaime Martinez
NORTH JUDSON â€” Charlie Vorm, president and CEO of American Oak Preserving Co, Inc., with international headquarters in North Judson and the Starke County Economic Development Foundation (SCEDF) announced the beginning of construction on a new 6,000 square foot structure by American Oak. The new building will be a refrigerated structure that will be used for the short-term storage and sale of Christmas trees and wreaths coming from a supplier in North Carolina from approximately Nov. 15 through Dec. 15.
PLYMOUTH â€”Â As the preparation for the New Tech High School within the Plymouth High School building moves forward, funding for the project is also keeping pace.
During a school board meeting this week, Superin-tendent Dan Tyree said they have been able to receive commitments for $311,000 from grants and community members who are sponsoring a room.
Tyree explained that the $311,000 covers memberships and staff development for the New Tech that is scheduled to enroll the first 100 students in the 2012-13 school year.