January 10th, 2012
LAPAZ â€” It was a night of celebration as Plymouth Speedway recognized its top drivers and heard from two in NASCARâ€™s top series over the weekend.
NASCAR great Ernie Irvan sat quietly autographing hero cards as Andrew Hayn announced the top 10 of all racing divisions for Plymouth Speedwayâ€™s 2011 season. While Hayn called each name, Irvan put down his Sharpie and clapped along with the crowd before returning to his stack. Behind Irvan, Plymouth Speedway owner Ed Kennedy enjoyed the evening with promoter Eric Saunders and his friends and family.
Lady Lions top Panthers
Fresh off its winning turn at the Northern State Conference meet Saturday, Bremenâ€™s girls swim team beat NorthWood 95-85 in a dual meet at NorthWood Monday.
Katie Lafferty won the 50 and 100 free races, swam the opening leg on Bremenâ€™s winning 200 medley relay team and the anchor on the Lady Lionsâ€™ winning 400 free relay squad, while Amy Fanning swam the anchor for Bremenâ€™s medley relay team and opened for the teamâ€™s winning 400 free relay squad and won the 200 IM and 500 free races.
BOURBON â€” Triton School Corporation superintendent Carl Hilling announced his resignation at a regularly scheduled school board meeting Monday evening. He will continue his duties as superintendent until the end of the 2011-12 school year.
"It's been a good four years," said Hilling, "but I have a wife who needs me in Michigan."
To see this week's video, featuring Triton Schools superintendent talking about his resignation, go to the video section on the bottom of the homepage. You can also see it on our Facebook page.
Monday, Jan. 9
Bremen swimming at NorthWood 5 p.m.
Plymouth at Elkhart Central diving 6 p.m.
Tuesday, Jan. 10
Argos boys basketball vs Tippecanoe Valley 7:30 p.m.
Bremen girls basketball at Rochester 7:45 p.m.
LaVille wrestling vs South Bend St. Joe 6 pm.
Glenn girls basketball at Oregon-Davis 7 p.m.
Plymouth swimming at Elkhart Memorial 6 p.m.
Plymouth girls basketball vs. LaPorte 8 p.m.
Triton girls basketball vs. New Prairie 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Jan. 11
Argos girls basketball at North Miami 7:15 p.m.
Bremen wrestling at Glenn 7 p.m.
BOURBON â€” Zak Hoffer, of Bourbon, is a fairly average 21-year-old. A fan of classic rock music, he enjoys playing his guitar, spending time with his family, and bowling. But what's not so average is Zak's past. When Zak was 10 years old, he was hit by a car while out riding his bike, landing him in the hospital for three months and causing permanent brain injuries.
"We didn't think that he would have a future," said Zak's mother, Patty Hoffer-Steele. "When we left the hospital the psychologist told us he would never have a normal conversation again."
Culver Community senior Allen Biggers put up a career-high 17 points as the Cavs lost a 61-58 contest with New Prairie last week.
Bremenâ€™s Kailee Feldman put up a combined 36 points as the Lady Lions defeated both Bethany Christian and LaVille last week.
WALKERTON â€” Simply put, Tritonâ€™s Clay Yeo took over.
Following a scoreless first frame, the 6-foot-6 junior guard piled up a game-high 30 points, snagged 10 rebounds and dished out three assists to lead the Class A No. 8 Trojans to a 54-38 Northern State Conference boys basketball win over John Glenn at The Aerie Saturday.
PLYMOUTH â€” Plymouthâ€™s girls hung tough for a half, but the turnovers piled up in the second half, and the Lady Pilgrims took a 49-29 defeat at the hands of a tough Elkhart Memorial squad Saturday at The Rock.