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January 30th, 2012

TCU Athlete of the Week Clay Yeo

January 30, 2012

Triton’s Clay Yeo scored 39 points to surpass the 1,000-point career mark and earn Triton its third straight Bi-County championship last Monday.

King's Jewelry Athlete of the Week Ashley Campbell

January 30, 2012

Oregon-Davis’ Ashley Campbell scored 17 points to restore her team to the girls Bi-County title last week.

CMA wins Plymouth Sectional

January 30, 2012

PLYMOUTH — Culver Military head coach Matt Behling might have had a presentiment about his team’s sectional championship Saturday.
Knowing what was at stake heading into the Plymouth tournament, CMA’s wrestlers had the best week of practice Behling said he’s had as a coach. The Eagles claimed a trio of championships and eight regional-qualifying finishes to earn the program its first team sectional championship in 15 years, beating out second-place Warsaw by a slim 184.5-180 margin.

Pilgrims win on back-to-back nights with victory over Mishawaka

January 30, 2012

PLYMOUTH — The Pilgrims went deep on their bench again, and Plymouth won on back-to-back nights for the first time this season with a 52-45 victory over visiting Mishawaka at The Rock Saturday night.
Plymouth led from the 7:40 mark of the first quarter on and held off MIshawaka at the line down the stretch, following up a 60-53 win over Northern Lakes Conference foe Northridge Friday night in the third time this season the Pilgrims have played on back-to-back nights.

Gov. Daniels on teacher evaluations: 'No one thinks they have the perfect evaluation system'

January 30, 2012

PLYMOUTH — Friday, Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels spoke directly to the topic of evaluations for Indiana teachers.
The Governor made a stop in Plymouth to meet with area media and respond to questions on a variety of topics.
Education related questions included a concern that some teachers perceive that new evaluation standards are meant to penalize some teachers. In the 2012-13 school year, Indiana teachers will be required to receive feedback on their job performance based on professional practice, as well as student growth.

Gov. Daniels on technology in schools: 'I hope our young people will always be reading'

January 30, 2012

PLYMOUTH — During a meeting with Pilot News editorial staff Friday morning, Indiana governor Mitch Daniels addressed the rise of technology in public schools, saying that he approves of it as long as students are still reading.
“Nobody really knows what the effects of these technologies will be,” said Daniels. “I think we know the discipline of reading is very important, and always will be. I don’t care how (information) is delivered, but I do hope our young people will always be reading, and reading critically.”

Team Martin wins Dancing with the Stars local event

January 30, 2012

PLYMOUTH — The Fourth Annual “Dancing with the Stars” event held Saturday night raised $70,000 to be used for services at the Neighborhood Center and the Five Star Program at Lincoln Junior High in Plymouth.
The total was around $5,000 over last year’s total. Attendance was also up from 360 in 2011 to more than 400 this year.
Tim and Laura Martin were named the winners at the end of the night. The winner is chosen by the number of votes they receive from those who pay to vote. “Team Martin” as they were billed, raised more than $10,000.

'Turtle Lady' comes out of her shell

January 30, 2012

PLYMOUTH — What do a tired waitress, a lonely patient receiving their umpteenth IV stick and a shy third-grader have in common?
Turtles.
If you live in Marshall County you may have been touched by the Turtle Lady – or maybe you’ve seen these palm-sized creatures around town at checkouts, on clerks’ aprons at the fabric store or in the possession of someone wearing a smile.
Sandy Skuderna, 63, started making and giving away her turtles in 2009. Since then, more than 4,000 have passed through her hands — some going as far as the Horn of Africa with her daughter, who is in the U.S. Navy.

January 27th

Pilgrims have Mercer

January 28, 2012

PLYMOUTH — Plymouth’s coaching staff has been working with sophomore Mack Mercer this week on finishing strong.
Message received.
The 6-9 sophomore center finished at an 11-for-14 clip off the blocks and along the baseline — including a pair of crowd-pleasing two-handed dunks in the first half — on his way to a career-high 31 points, and the Pilgrims held off a tenacious Northridge team, 60-53 on Homecoming Night at The Rock Friday.

Fencing for a Cure

January 28, 2012

CULVER — When Culver Academies’ Desirae Major ’12 (Olathe, Kan.) was a sophomore, a senior on the fencing team talked about using the sport as a way to raise funds for charity. It would also be an interesting way to complete the senior service project. The best way, it seemed, would be to host a tournament with registration fees going to charity.
Major, who is a nationally-ranked saber fencer, thought it was a great idea at the time. But the tournament never got off the ground. 

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