February 3rd, 2012
PLYMOUTH â€”Â After losing a pair of players to injuries at St. Joe, a rough second half Tuesday translated into a slow start in Plymouthâ€™s regular season-closer Thursday.
Bremen clinches share of Northern State Conference
Bremen got off to a fast start with 20 points in the first quarter, and the Lady Lions clinched a share of the Northern State Conference crown with a 59-25 win at Jimtown Thursday.
Jenna Pfeiffer scored 24 points to lead all scorers, her third straight game with 20-plus points, including 35 in a win at Wawasee Tuesday. Kailee Feldman finished with 15 in the regular season-closer.
Jimtown was led by Ally Vicsikâ€™s nine points.
PLYMOUTH â€” Ancilla College student-athletes continued to do well in the classroom as the college reported some hefty increases in grade point averages for fall athletes over last yearâ€™s fall numbers.
The Ancilla Athletic Department reported that 52 of its student-athletes finished the fall 2011 semester with a 3.0 grade point average or better, an increase of 11 students over the same period last year. Twenty-one of these students had a 3.5. GPA and many of those were on the deanâ€™s list.Â Overall, the fall athlete GPA came in at 2.771 compared to a 2.608 GPA in the fall of 2010.
Mark K. Dale
Jan. 31, 2012
NAPPANEE â€” Mark K. Dale, 54, of Nappanee, died at 8:50 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 31, at Elkhart General Hospital Emergency Room.
He is survived by his wife, Cheryl; sons, Justin (Mary) Dale, Nappanee, Nathan (Sareen) Dale, South Bend; a grandson, Brayden Dale; his parents Richard and Patricia Dale, Sherburne, N.Y., brothers, Dwight (Grace) Dale, Mooresvile, N.Y., Michael Dale, Sherburne, N.Y. and a sister, Lori (Greg) Levengood, Tully, N.Y.
Marion J. Grodowski
December 28, 1920 â€“ January 31, 2012
PLYMOUTH â€“ Marion J. Grodowski, 91, a resident of Plymouth since 1935 has died of natural causes. His death occurred at 9:45 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012 in the St. Joseph Regional Medical Center - Plymouth.
PUNXSUTAWNEY -- This morning at Gobbler's Knob, Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow, thus declaring six more weeks of winter.
Fitness Forum at LifePlex in Plymouth is offering a free piloxing class at 9 a.m. Saturday, in recognition of "Go Red for Women Day" and heart health. The fun, energizing class is a combination of Pilates and boxing and it is open to all in the community.
PLYMOUTH â€”Â Ace Fitness in Plymouth has stepped up to contribute to the United Way annual campaign.
Owner Cindy Danielson said Ace has been holding weight loss contests for members for several years.
â€śThis year, I decided to use part of the $25 fee from participants for a United Way donation,â€ť Danielson said. Participants pay $25 and $15 of the fee is put into a pot for the biggest loser â€” and $10 for United Way. So far, Ace has accumulated $250 for the United Way.
The amount of weight loss is measured in percentages, according to Danielson.
HAMLET â€” Oregon-Davis High School will induct six new members intoÂ its Athletic Hall of Fame Saturday.
The new members of the Hall of Fame will be formally announced between the O-D-Westville junior varsity and varsity boys games.
This year, besides two members of Oregon-Davis graduating classes, the school will alsoÂ be honoring four members of graduating classes of the twoÂ schools that preceded Oregon-Davis â€” Grovertown and Hamlet High Schools â€” before the school system was consolidated.
New inductees for Oregon-Davis are Tara Kensinger and Ralph Pearish.
ARGOS â€”Â Argos boys soccer coach Todd VanDerWeele has been named the 2011-12 Ball State University Alumnus Soccer Coach of the Year the college announced Wednesday.
A 1995 graduate of Ball State, Vanderweele led the Dragons to sectional and regional titles â€” ending 10-year championship dry spells â€” with a 13-7 win-loss record this season.
VanDerWeele was selected by a vote of other Ball State alumni head soccer coaches at Indiana high schools.