March 14th, 2011
BOURBON â Triton standouts Griffyn Carpenter and Clay Yeo looked like a couple of racehorses just itching to charge out of the Class A Triton Regional gate.
However, saddled with two fouls apiece by the 2:52 mark of the first frame, the high-scoring duo sat the rest of the first half while starters Austin Davis, Jordan Everett and Quentyn Carpenter and reserves Blake Lemler and Zak Shively slowed the pace and steadied the reins.
CROWN POINT â The Eagles followed up their first ever sectional championship with a regional crown, and they did it with a dramatic flourish.
Senior forward Juwan Brescacinâs tip-in at the buzzer bounced high off the rim before dropping back in to seal Culver Militaryâs 54-52 win over Western in the championship game at the Class 3A Crown Point Regional Saturday.
The Eagles will now travel to Huntington North for their northern semistate against Columbia City â which trumped Harding 55-47 to win the Blackford Regional over the weekend â Saturday at 3:15 p.m. EST.
NORTH JUDSON â Coming back from a double-digit deficit is difficult. Against a team as sound as Westview, it is nearly impossible.
Down 12 to Westview at halftime of Saturdayâs Class 2A regional semifinal, North Judson-San Pierre couldnât catch up. Aggressive in desperation, the host Bluejays racked up 25 fouls and were outscored 24-10 at the foul line in a season-ending 70-57 defeat.
NEW YORK â Waverly Neer had a feeling it might take a record pace to win the womenâs 5,000-meter run at the New Balance High School Indoor Track & Field Championships.
She was right.Â
The Culver Girls Academyâs starÂ senior and 2010 IHSAA state cross country champion set a national high school indoor recordÂ of 16:35.15 Friday nightÂ at New York Cityâs famed Armory Center and still had enough gas left in the tank for a PR in the mile race Sunday.
Over the past five years or so, students from Culver Community High School and Culver Academies have continued a collaboration which was unprecedented at the time of its debut: that of a shared mission trip to Mexico to serve people there through Habitat for Humanity.
The tradition is slated to continue this year, and two CCHS students joined representatives of the Academies at the Culver Lions Clubâs February 23 meeting to discuss the project.
Culver Community Schoolsâ Board of Directors recognized the contributions of resigning board member Ned Davis, who ended a 14-year tenure with the board January 31, at its last regular meeting. Pictured AT LEFT is board Vice President Jim Wentzel, left, presenting a plaque to Davis.
In the PHOTO AT RIGHT, newly sworn-in board members Ryan Sieber (left) and Ken VanDePutte. Seiber ran in the past election and VanDePutte was appointed February 28 to replace Davis.
BREMEN â On March 9 at about 9:03 a.m., the Bremen Police Department received a complaint of shoplifting from the Bellmart, 1151 W. Plymouth St.
Before officers arrived, the suspect vehicle left the business west bound on Plymouth St. At about 9:06 a.m., the suspect vehicle was located and stopped on SR 106 west of Industrial Dr. by Officer Bruce Gadziola.
PLYMOUTH â Plymouth freshman Nicky Davis has already had an outstanding gymnastics season.
Along with a slew of all-around wins throughout the year, the PHS gymnast owns the school record in the vault with a 9.4 at Saturdayâs Wawasee Sectional, also good enough for runner-up honors and the highest sectional finish by a Lady Pilgrim since 2007.
And her season isnât over yet.
Davis scored an all-around tally of 35.30 Saturday, earning her fifth place overall and qualifying her for tonightâs Valparaiso Gymnastics Regional at 7 p.m. EST.
Students and faculty hope the proverbial third timeâs a charm for the student-led âSoup for the Soulâ community event slated for Tuesday, March 29, from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at the Culver Elementary School. For two years running, the event, originally the brainchild of CES 6th grade teacher Missy Trent and art teacher Joyce Lyman, saw 6th graders creating a wide array of hand-made pottery in the form of bowls, ladels, cups, and other items, in which community-donated soup is served to diners from the community, who then take home and keep the student-made items.
PLYMOUTH â When Dave Liverance leaves Ancilla College later this month, his legacy will be one that he can be proud of.
âI really have to say that itâs the relationships Iâve been able to develop with my players, other coaches and the people here at the college that Iâm most proud of,â said Liverance of his time at Ancilla. âIt means a lot more than any other accomplishments that I could have had that Iâve been able to help these young people be successful in their life.â