June 29th, 2012
EUGENE, Ore. â€” Even if she doesnâ€™t talk about it, Morgan Uceny still has memories of being tripped during her World Championship race a year ago.
So, when it came to the preliminaries of the womenâ€™s 1,500-meter run at the U.S. Olympic Trials, she wasnâ€™t taking any chances.
â€śGiven my history, it makes me uncomfortable (to be back in the pack),â€ť said Plymouth native Uceny after she led her prelim race almost from start to finish Thursday night.
PRINCETON, N.J. â€” Plymouth native and CGA alum Alex Banfich has been named to the Capital One Academic All-America Division I Cross Country and Track & Field Team for Princeton College, selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
Banfich is a third-team selection to the Academic All-America team, and is the first from the program to earn the honor since Megan Brandeland was named third-team in 2009.
PLYMOUTH â€” Post 27 battled back from an early deficit, but pitching woes cost the club late, and the Diamond Spyders succumbed to visiting South Bend Post 50, 8-5 at Bill Nixon Field Thursday.
Plymouthâ€™s pitching staff surrendered a combined nine walks and a total of five hit batters, including four for three runs by the visitors during the decisive sixth and seventh innings.
Gurtner leads area golfers at age group championships
Bremenâ€™s Zach Gurtner finished with a four-over-par 148 to tie for ninth in the boys 16 flight as the Indiana Golf Foundation Age Group Championships concluded on the Black Course at Indiana National in Plymouth Thursday.
Gurtner shot a 2-under 70 in Wednesdayâ€™s opening round and entered Thursdayâ€™s final round in second place before turning in a 78 to slip to ninth in the final standings.
PLYMOUTH â€”Â Goshen-based Malibu Tanning plans to open their first Marshall County salon during late July or early August. The salon will be located at 1913 N. Michigan St., Suite 3, near Family Video and Kroger.
Office administrator Jessica Frederick said that a manager for the new store has already been hired, and the company will begin searching for staff locally in a few weeks. They will need about five employees to staff the salon. Frederick noted that employees must be at least 18 years old.
BREMEN â€”Â The town of Bremen is going ahead with a public fireworks display on July 4 as a part of their annual Bremen Firemenâ€™s Festival. Rich Martin, Bremen director of operations, indicated that they have a number of safety measures planned including watering down the field in Sunnyside Park two hours before the 10:30 p.m. fireworks display. Martin said the town has 13 pieces of fire apparatus that will be on hand and they expect most, if not all, of the 28 volunteers and 10 substitute firefighters to be at the event.
He said, â€śThe wooded area nearby is green and cooled.â€ť
PLYMOUTH â€”Â Andrew Sporner, a Plymouth native, grew up passing by the Hoham-Klinghammer-Weckerle house at 1715 Lake Avenue often, and he always dreamed of buying it someday.
â€śI fell in love with it when I was five years old,â€ť said Sporner, who did purchase the home in 2010. â€śSomething about the way it looked kind of grabbed me.â€ť
BREMEN â€” Six Bremen High School athletes attended the 9th annual IHSAA Student Leadership Conference. Over 700 student athletes, 150 adults, 40 speakers and 60 adult and student facilitators participated in the event held on June 19 at Plainfield High School.Â Â
ELKHART â€” The Indiana Intensity 18U girls fastpitch team sponsored by Personnel Partners and RBIâ€™s Unlimited went 6-0 to win the first annual â€śSwing for a Cureâ€ť Tournament held at Riverview Park in Elkhart.
The team consists of high school players from St. Joseph, Marian, Riley, Adams, Penn, Washington, Concord and Plymouth. By winning the tournament, the Intensity qualified for the NSA World Series in Northwest Indiana.
MARSHALL CO. â€” The National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Warning which will be in effect from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. Thursday. Air temperatures and heat index values will range from 103 to 107 degrees. This type of excessive heat will pose a risk for heat stress for those with outdoor activities.
Clyde Avery, director of the Marshall County Emergency Management Agency would like to remind everyone to be prepared for the higher temperatures.
He released the following tips for staying safe in the heat: