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August 10th, 2011
MUNCIE â€” The Indiana Annihilators 18U travel softball team, based in Rochester, finished third in the 2011 National Softball Association B North 18U World Series July 25-28 in Muncie. The team is comprised of players from Plymouth, Rochester, Caston, North Miami, Peru and Winamac.
The Annihilators started the series by placing first in the Oufield Accuracy and Touch-em All Race and placed high enough in the Round the Horn event to win the Overall Skills competition. Alanie Sroufe from Rochester was named Miss NSA for the 18U division.
Lincy Mae Jones, a local teen from Oregon-Davis High School, recently won the 2011 United States Fastpitch Association 16U Northern National Championship with her team, based out of Plainfield. The Hurricanes went undefeated to win the 2011 USFA event, outscoring opponents 42-14 and only trailing briefly during the first game en route to securing the hardware.
The Hurricanes summer tournament schedule took them through Ohio, Illinois and Indiana.
PLYMOUTH â€” The Plymouth Speedway has announced that motocross driver and superstar stuntman Travis Pastrana will not attend the races on Friday as originally planned.
PLYMOUTH â€” A win is a win as they say, but Plymouth has its sights set on loftier goals as the 2011 girls golf season gets into full swing.
Led by returning junior Emily Bergerâ€™s 49, Plymouth carded a team score of 210 to trump Peruâ€™s 222, while Caston was unable to record a team score as players forfeited with temperatures reaching into the 90s, and the Lady Pilgrims topped the field in their dual-meet season opener at a triangular match at Swan Lake Friday.
DONALDSON â€” Ancilla College student-athletes Tyler Jackson, Demi Schrader, and Mark Reel highlighted a list of athletes who were recently honored for their achievements in the classroom, the college announced Friday.
Jackson and Schrader were named recipients of the NJCAA Award for Superior Academic Excellence, while Reel was a recipient of the NJCAA Award for Exemplary Academic Achievement.
CULVER â€” Mystic Hills Golf Course finds itself in the spotlight as the first stop on the Pete Dye Golf Trail.
The collection of seven unique courses personally selected by famed golf course architect and Indiana resident Dye â€” who boasts more than 20 courses within the state â€” officially launched July 28 and represent a varied array of design elements, topography and difficulty.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. â€” Gary Suter, a 1982 graduate of Culver Military Academy, will be enshrined as a member of the United States Hockey Hall of Fame Class of 2011.
He will be joined by Chicago Blackhawks teammate Chris Chelios, Mike Emrick, Ed Snider, and Keith Tkachuk, it was announced Monday by USA Hockey. The five-member class will be formally installed into the Hall in Chicago this fall, with a date to be announced in the near future.
INDIANAPOLIS â€” The Jeff Gordon Childrenâ€™s Foundation celebrated 10 years of support for Riley Hospital for Children during a news conference in the hospitalâ€™s atrium Thursday.
PLYMOUTH â€” When Travis Pastrana took a spill at the X Games Thursday night, it wasnâ€™t just the motocross championâ€™s foot that took a hit.
Pastranaâ€™s fall at the X games broke two bones in his right foot and ankle, and he was scheduled for surgery on Friday. Heâ€™ll still attend TCU Night at the Plymouth Speedway to sign autographs and meet with fans, but the injured daredevil will be forced to sit out the Freestyle Motocross Show following the race.
CULVER â€” Matt Thompson has joined Culver Academies as the new Director of Athletics. Thompson comes to Culver from Beaver Country Day School in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, where he spent four years as the associate athletic director, physical education teacher and coach.
Prior to his time at BCDS, he served as the athletic director, Spanish teacher, and coach at the Knox School in St. James, New York. Over the course of his career, Thompson spent time as an athletic administrator and womenâ€™s soccer coach at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Centenary College in New Jersey.