November 18th, 2011
CULVER â€” Culver Community head coach Tony Scheub recoils at the mention of a â€śrebuilding season.â€ť
Despite the graduation of the Lady Cavaliersâ€™ top five scorers from last seasonâ€™s groundbreaking 25-2 regional, Northern State Conference and Bi-County championship squad, Scheubâ€™s expectations for this yearâ€™s squad are high.
BREMEN â€” A teamâ€™s foundation is nearly always its senior class, and this yearâ€™s Bremen Lady Lions is no exception.
The Lions return a cast of four seniors in 5-10 forward Jenna Pfeiffer, 5-7 guard/ forward Kailee Feldman, 5-3 senior guard Shayna Graverson and 5-7 senior Allison Shorter as they get started on their 2011-12 campaign.
ARGOS â€” Argosâ€™ girls basketball team started preseason practice a bit late, thanks to the soccer teamâ€™s semistate appearance.
Despite the delay, the early returns â€” at least on the scoreboard â€” look promising.
The Dragons opened last week with victories at John Glenn and South Central, and hope to improve upon last seasonâ€™s 10-11 mark.
PLYMOUTH â€” After leading throughout its first two games of the season, Triton head coach Adam Heckaman was anxious to see how his young group would respond when down.
After falling behind 21-8 in the opening 12 and a half minutes at Plymouth, respond the Trojans did, going on a 15-0 second quarter-ending run to go up 23-21 at the half. They stretched that lead to 32-26 in the third frame and held on for the narrow 39-37 victory over the host Lady Pilgrims at The Rock Thursday.
Theola I. Atkins
Nov. 13, 2011
SOUTH BEND â€”Â Theola I. Atkins, 93, of 16796 Colony Drive, South Bend died Sunday, Nov. 13, 2011 at 10:24 p.m. at Sanctuary of Holy Cross in Mishawaka. Services are pending at Van Gilder Funeral Home.
Donna Belle Grossman
Nov. 15, 2011
ROCHESTER â€” Donna Belle Grossman, 84, of Rochester, died at 10:35 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011 at Memorial Hospital, South Bend.
Visitation services will be at 10 a.m. Nov. 21 in the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St. in Rochester.
Velva D. Grossman
Nov. 15, 2011
WALKERTON â€”Â Velva D. Grossman, 77, died Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011 in Golden Living Center-Fountainview Terrace, LaPorte.
Survivors include one son, Richard (Val) Grossman of Walkerton; two grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; her twin, Jewel Dishman and sisters, Barbara Potter and Marie Scaia.
Fredrick Alan Peterson
Jan. 19, 1944-Nov. 15, 2011
WALKERTON â€”Â Fred A. Peterson, 67, of Walkerton passed away Tuesday evening, Nov. 15, 2011. Fred was born Jan. 19, 1944 to Charles and Frances (Berg) Peterson in LaPorte.
Mr. Peterson was a lifelong Walkerton resident. He was a United States Navy veteran and aÂ member of the American Legion Post #189. Mr. Peterson was formerly employed as a machinist at Slicers in LaPorte.
Ronald E. Natalie
July 2, 1936-Nov. 13, 2011
PLYMOUTH â€” Ryan Ripley, Marshall County Democratic Party chairman, announced Friday that he will be resigning effective Dec. 1.
"I have enjoyed the past two years working with the Marshall County Democratic Party and wish future party leaders and candidates all the best with their upcoming efforts and campaigns," said Ripley.
He and his family will be moving to Fort Wayne in order to pursue new career opportunities.
BREMEN â€” Thirteen down, one to go.
Undefeated No. 4 Bremen (13-0) faces its toughest challenge yet as the Lions travel to Fort Wayne to take on two-time defending state champion and No. 1-rated Bishop Luers (11-1) in the Class 2A Northern Semistate Friday at 7:30 p.m. The winner will receive a berth at the state finals Nov. 25 against the winner of Saturdayâ€™s Southern Semistate between Guerin Catholic and Evansville Mater Dei.