May 15th, 2012
The boys state track and field tournament opens tonight as Plymouth plays host to Caston, CMA, Culver, Manchester, North Miami, Northfield, Rochester, Tippy Valley and Triton, while Bremen, Glenn, LaVille, Mishawaka, Mishawaka Marian, Penn, Adams, Clay, Riley, St. Joe and Washington travel to the Penn Sectional at 5 p.m.
As in the girls' tilt, boys will compete for a top-four spot to advance to the regional round of the tournament in Kokomo next Thursday, and the top three athletes there will advance to the state finals in Bloomington June 2.
The draws for the IHSAA's 38th annual team girls tennis tournament were announced Monday night.
Plymouth drew the bye at the Bremen Sectional and will look for a 12th straight team title as it begins sectional play Thursday against the winner of Wednesday night's opener between LaVille and Triton at 4:30 p.m. at DeSantis Courts. Bremen will play John Glenn in another Northern State Conference matchup Thursday at 4:30 p.m. with the winner advancing to face the winner of the other Thursday semifinal in the championship Friday at 4:30 p.m.
PLYMOUTH â€” It all started with a lie.
Plymouth senior Danny Stephenson recalls how, at the age of six, he couldnâ€™t wait to start playing football. So he and a group of friends slyly informed Marshall County Junior Football League organizers they were eight in order to be eligible to play in the league two years early. Fast forward 12 years, and Stephenson is getting the opportunity to continue playing the sport heâ€™s always loved.
After mulling over several offers, Stephenson has committed to play at NCAA Division III Ohio Northern beginning in the 2012-13 season.
PLYMOUTH â€” Marissa Sullivan and Emilee Keilman were honored before the game as part of senior night festivities for the Plymouth softball team Monday night; they could have been honored after the game as well.
Sullivan had a pair of doubles, two runs scored and an RBI for the Lady Pilgrims and pitched her way to seven strikeouts for the win on the mound. Her battery mate Keilman drove her home with a single in the bottom of the first to get the Plymouth scoring started in a 5-1 Northern Lakes Conference victory over the Panthers.
FRANKLIN â€” Plymouth native Michael Bembenick has been selected as the 2012 Assistant Golf Professional of the Year for his work at Meridian Hills Country Club.
Bembenick is a former Swan Lake shop assistant. A year-round hockey player in high school, he started playing playing golf as a sophomore when he realized his hockey and baseball schedules didnâ€™t fit together very well.
Now Bembenick is serving on the Indiana Section PGA Assistantâ€™s Board Committee and is working for a Hall of Fame Golf Professional, Jack Barber.
Plymouth falls at NorthWood
Plymouth battled with two runs in its last at-bat, but fell short of the win in a 6-4 Northern Lakes Conference loss at NorthWood Monday.
Chase Peters, Connor Flynn and Ike Kastner all doubled for the Pilgrims, who out-hit NorthWood 8-7 but committed five errors in the road loss.
Jordan Scheetz took the loss on the mound.
Chad Ervin and Hunter Lane doubled, while Tanner Roberts got the pitching win for NorthWood, which plated four runs in the second and third innings and held on for the win.
â€˘ NORTHWOOD 6, PLYMOUTH 4
Monday, May 14
Argos softball vs Elkhart Christian 5 p.m.
Argos baseball vs Elkhart Christian 5:30 p.m.
Bremen baseball vs Knox 5:30 p.m.
Bremen softball at Knox 5:30 p.m.
Culver boys golf vs LaVille 4 p.m.
Culver baseball vs Triton 4:30 p.m.
Culver softball at Triton 5 p.m.
LaVille softball vs Jimtown 5 p.m.
LaVille baseball at Jimtown 7 p.m.
Glenn baseball at New Prairie 5 p.m.
Glenn softball vs New Prairie 5 p.m.
Glenn girls tennis at Mishawaka 4:30 p.m.
Plymouth baseball at NorthWood 5 p.m.
Plymouth softball vs NorthWood 5 p.m.
Tuesday, May 15
PLYMOUTH â€”Â Punkyâ€™s Pantry is a new bakery that opened in downtown Plymouth Monday. Owner Cammy Jones, her husband Randy, and mother-in-law Caro have a simple business model: make a different delicious pastry every day, offer some coffee and tea, and open early enough for downtown employees to swing by before work. Theyâ€™ve set up shop inside the Plymouth Downtown Commons building, in the hallway next to Furore Photography, Healing Hands Massage, and L&K Serendipity.
MARSHALL COUNTY â€” Ever wanted to get involved with local volunteering but didnâ€™t know how?
The Plymouth Chamber of Commerce, Young Adult Professionals, and Leadership Marshall County are excited to announce a county-wide opportunity taking place in June.
Non-profit organizations from the area will be convening to present volunteer opportunities to the public, specifically to young adults.
PLYMOUTH â€” City street department employees began demolishing the Bauer building (former home to Reese's Hearing Aids) this morning, and they say that the job will take the rest of the day and tomorrow.
Habitat for Humanity ReStore employees made a final visit to the building before demolition began, taking anything of value to sell in the ReStore. During the demolition process, the city parking lot adjacent to the Bauer building will be closed.
Watch a video of the demolition here: