May 9th, 2013
WALKERTON â€” Bremenâ€™s boys track and field team had already beaten both Jimtown and New Prairie in dual meets earlier this season, but the Lions knew it would likely be a different story at Wednesdayâ€™s Northern State Conference championships. With start sprinter Sam Lacher sidelined with a hamstring injury and a total of eight teams in the field vying for the top spots in each event, Bremen fell short of both.
PLYMOUTH â€” Make it two in a row for Plymouthâ€™s Pilgrims as they picked up a home Northern Lakes Conference win over Goshen by a 9-3 final Wednesday.
Plymouth starter Jacob Frantz was masterful in a seven inning five-hitter where he surrendered three runs, all in the first inning of the game. Frantz recovered admirably and allowed just two other base runners in the game, one erased in a seventh inning double play.
Lady Pilgrims open NLC at 3-2
Plymouth's girls tennis team opened the Northern Lakes Conference Tournament at home with a 3-2 start in the opening round in Centennial Park Wednesday.
Allie Berger beat Wawasee's Esther Hermann 6-3, 6-0 to advance to play Goshen's Miranda Kay â€” who beat Elkhart Memorial's Bailey Denton 6-1, 6-4 Wednesday â€” in the semifinals today.
May 4, 2013
PLYMOUTH â€”Â Michael (Mike) Glenn Rhodes, 66, of Plymouth died at 11:18 a.m., Saturday, May 4, 2013, at his home.Â
He is survived by his mother, Mae Rhodes of Plymouth; his son, Bryan (Lisa) Rhodes of Avilla; one grandchild; his sisters, Nancy Lewallen of North Carolina and Sandra Michael of Plymouth; and his brother, David Rhodes of Florida.
The Van Gilder Funeral Home, 300 W. Madison St., Plymouth has been entrusted with the arrangements. There will be no services held. Cremation has taken place. Burial will be at a later date.
PLYMOUTH â€” A focus on fitness with a little fun thrown in for good measure is the theme of the Second Friday Chamber of Commerce event this week.
According to Plymouth Chamber director Betty Glaub-Gibbs, For May's event, the theme was already in the plans. â€śI said it has to be fun,â€ť she explained.
â€śWe want people to realize fitness can be fun.â€ť
To realize that goal, a number of local businesses have signed up to take part.
Included at the Second Friday event, which is 5 - 8 p.m. in downtown Plymouth are:
â€˘ Fitness Forum doing â€śboot campâ€ť demonstrations and teaching Zumba;
PLYMOUTH - The budget sequester has claimed another local victim.
The Marshall-Starke Head Start program was forced to tell parents last week that they will no longer be able to provide bus transportation for all who participate in the program.
Head Start was informed that there would be a 5.27 percent reduction in funding because of the automatic budget cuts resulting from the lack of a federal budget. The problem for the program locally became what to cut.
WARSAW â€” If ever anyone had an excuse to just sort of coast through their senior track season, it would be Plymouthâ€™s Dan Samuelson.
As a DI University of Michigan recruit in his primary sport of football, Samuelson is already one of the Rockiesâ€™ most accomplished athletes. And the Wolverinesâ€™ workouts give him plenty to do besides.
PLYMOUTH â€” It was back in the win column for Plymouthâ€™s Pilgrims in a five-inning, 10-0 win over Triton Tuesday.
The game was originally cancelled by weather in early April, but the sky fell on Triton in the gameâ€™s fourth inning as they suffered from the illness thatâ€™s been plaguing the Pilgrims of late â€” the big inning.
A tight, well-pitched contest turned into a nine-run Plymouth lead when the Pilgrims plated seven in the fourth inning thanks to four Trojan errors.
INDIANAPOLIS â€”Â Three area basketball players were selected for Marion Crawley Scholarships as the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association announced winners for the Crawley, Junior Mannies and Pat Aikman Awards Tuesday.
Bremenâ€™s Megan Stouder was named as one of 16 girls and LaVilleâ€™s Nicholas Amor and Tritonâ€™s Trenton Cooper were chosen as two of 12 boys players awarded 2013 Crawley Scholarships. Additionally, three student managers and three cheerleaders were named recipients of the annual scholarship awards.
LaVille wins at Knox
LaVille's softball team plated nine runs over the first two frames en route to a 13-8 defeat of host Knox in a Northern Lakes Conference game Tuesday night.
Hannah Herbster got the pitching win and doubled twice for the Lady Lancers, while Autumn Slough and Kendra Borton also doubled for LaVille, which out-hit the Redskins 17-7 while moving to 4-5 in the NSC and 8-7 overall.
Lydia Krueger doubled and tripled for Knox in the loss.
â€˘ LaVILLE 13, KNOX 8
LV: 360 200 2 - 13 17 3
Knox: 132 011 0 - 8 7 0
WP: Hannah Herbster; LP: Tasha Brown.