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November 22nd, 2011

Huddle up

November 22, 2011

Triton Head Girls Basketball Coach Adam Heckaman talks to his players during a time out in a game at Plymouth last Thursday.

CGA's Banfich, Neer are All-Americans

November 22, 2011

TERRE HAUTE — Culver Girls Academy alumni Alex Banfich and Waverly Neer both earned All-America honors at the NCAA Women’s Cross Country Championships at the LaVern Gibson Championship Course in Terre Haute Monday.
Banfich, a Plymouth native and senior at Princeton University, finished fifth with a time of 19:45 flat in her final go-round at the 6k nationals after placing 20th at last year’s meet. Neer, a native of Russiaville and freshman at Columbia University, just made the All-America cut with a 20:30.4 for 40th place after being diagnosed with a stress fracture in September.

Results 11-22

November 22, 2011

College football
Wabash wins first round of NCAA tourney
North Judson graduate C.J. Gum and the Wabash defense were the difference Saturday in Wabash’s first-round NCAA playoff win over Illinois College, 38-20.
The starting defense held the visiting Blueboys’ offense, which entered the game averaging 41 a contest, to just six points. IC added two late touchdowns against Wabash substitutions.

November 21st

Fink wins Michiana Idol

November 21, 2011

To see a video of Chelsea singing one of her favorite songs, visit and find the video feeds section at the bottom of the homepage.

PLYMOUTH — It was the final round of Michiana Idol, a singing contest held by Sturgis, Mich. radio station WBET 99.3. Chelsea Fink, once one of 50 original contestants, had traveled to Sturgis from Nappanee every weekend since Oct. 1, slowly advancing in the competition. She had made it to the very end, the Nov. 5 final performance—and she wasn’t feeling very confident.

SWAC nearing goal

November 21, 2011

PLYMOUTH — Shop with a Cop organizers have a goal—to take more than 300 children Christmas shopping Dec. 10. Collection buckets and paper ornaments for donations are set up in stores all around Marshall County, according to Hurshel Hunter of Plymouth FOP Lodge 195.
“We couldn’t do it without the volunteers,” said Hunter.
He added that many schools in the county are also doing their own fundraisers for the program, which is now in its 16th year.
To take 300 children on the shopping trip, Shop with a Cop will need to collect between $40-44,000 in donations.

Theola Atkins

November 21, 2011

Theola Atkins
June 10, 1918-Nov. 13, 2011
PLYMOUTH — Theola I. Atkins, 93, of Plymouth, passed away at 10:24 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 13, 2011, at the Sanctuary at Holy Cross, in Mishawaka. 
Theola was born June 10, 1918, in Detroit, Mich., to Orlando and Marion (MacDonald) Bryce. Aug. 17, 1940, Theola married Robert “Bob” Atkins in Detroit, Mich. Bob passed away Sept. 13, 2001, after 61 years of marriage. Theola had been a member of the Plymouth Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses since 1952. She was a homemaker, mother of three children, and worked at J.C. Penney, Company, in Plymouth.

Thelma Ruth Newcomb

November 21, 2011

Thelma Ruth Newcomb
May 27, 1915-Nov. 19, 2011
PLYMOUTH — Thelma Ruth Newcomb, 96, a lifetime Plymouth resident, died at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011, in Miller’s Merry Manor, Plymouth.
Thelma was born Thelma Ruth Kyser in Plymouth, May 27, 1915 to Ora E. and Ethel Troutman Kyser. She was a 1934 graduate of Lincoln High School, Plymouth.
July 4, 1936, in her parents’ yard, Thelma and Darrell B. Newcomb were married. Darrell preceded her in death Feb. 23, 1973.

Death notices 11-21-11

November 21, 2011

Kathy M. Tolson
Nov. 19, 2011
KNOX — Kathy M. Tolson, 55, died Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011 at I.U. Health Starke Hospital, Knox.
She is survived by her husband, Jasper Tolson Sr.; daughters, Misty (David) Back of North Judson, and Kathy (Vince) Smith and Bertha Tolson, all of Knox; son, Jasper (Stacy) Tolson Jr. of Baines, Texas; sister, Ada Fugate of Rochester and brothers, Charles Noel of Logansport, Stanley Cook of North Judson and Herschel Bell of Morristown, Tenn.

High school sports schedule, Week of Nov. 21

November 21, 2011

Tuesday, Nov. 15
Argos girls basketball at Triton 6 p.m. (JV)
Bremen girls basketball at North Judson-San Pierre 6 p.m. (JV)
Culver girls basketball at Winamac 6 p.m. (JV)
Culver wrestling vs. Knox 6:30 p.m.
Glenn girls basketball at CGA 6 p.m. (JV)
Plymouth girls swimming vs Rochester 6 p.m.
Oregon-Davis girls basketball at Westville 5 p.m. (JV)

Wednesday, Nov. 16
Triton boys basketball scrimmage at Wabash 6 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 17
Bremen girls basketball vs NorthWood 6 p.m. (JV)
Bremen boys basketball scrimmage at Rochester 6 p.m.

King's Jewelry Athlete of the Week Kylie Mason

November 21, 2011

Triton freshman Kylie Mason scored 11 points as the Lady Trojans beat Plymouth 39-37 Thursday.

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