February 27th, 2012
Photo by Maggie Nixon
NASCAR will be burning up the track in Daytona tonight at 7 p.m., a race postponed from noon today, which was originally scheduled for Sunday afternoon.
Pictured is a safety worker putting out a fire in the pits at Chicagoland Speedway in September, 2011.
Culver Military Academyâ€™s Leopoldo Burguete swam in two races at the IHSAAâ€™s Boys State Swim Finals last weekend. He finished 30th in the 500 freestyle and swam the second leg for CMAâ€™s 29th-place 400 freestyle relay team.
Plymouth freshman Hunter Stevens earned the Lady Pilgrims their lone All-Northern Lakes Conference selection last week. She finished her freshman season with 144 points in 19 games played for Plymouth for an average of 7.58 points per game.
As the 102nd Annual IHSAA Boys Basketball State Tournament opens this week, Plymouth is hoping it can carry over some of its regular season home court magic into the Class 3A Sectional 19 tilt at The Rock, while Triton is looking to keep its four-peat sectional championship streak alive at home at The Trojan Trench in Class A Sectional 51 play, and Northern State Conference competitors LaVille and Bremen head to Westview to vie for the Class 2A Sectional 35 crown.
Class 3A Sectional 19
CMA ends regular season
Culver Military was outscored 25-17 in the final quarter, and the Eagles fell short of capturing a regular season victory with a 66-63 loss to visiting Mishawaka Friday night.
CMA was led by a game-high 23 points from Hayes Barnes, while Dante Scott put up 21 in the loss, which closes the Eaglesâ€™ regular season at 0-22.
Mishawaka was led by Cody Childressâ€™ 17 as four Mishawaka players finished in double figures to trump CMA.
CMA plays the host Pilgrims at the Class 3A Plymouth Sectional Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.
â€˘ MISHAWAKA 66, CULVER MILITARY 63
CULVER â€”Â Ethan Pike had a career night for Bremen, but even his game-high 26 points couldnâ€™t counter Culverâ€™s offensive balance or the Cavsâ€™ free-throw shooting.
Three players scored in double figures for the Cavaliers led by junior point guard Collin Stevensâ€™ 20, and Culver knocked down 14 of 19 charity tosses in the final quarter to hand the Lions a 54-50 Northern State Conference loss in the two teamsâ€™ regular season-closer at John R. Nelson Gymnasium Friday.
BOURBON â€”Â Triton boys basketball head coach Jason Groves said his halftime instructions centered around keeping it simple.
By simplifying, the Class A No. 5 Trojans made the game look easy, hitting 11 of 16 from the field and outscoring visiting Knox by 19 points in the third quarter en route to a 60-31 Northern State Conference and Senior Night win at The Trojan Trench Friday.
With the victory, Triton finishes in a tie with LaVille atop the league standings.
ELKHART â€”Â LaVille held the Jimmies to just four points in the third quarter to stretch a 24-16 lead to 40-20, and the Lancers clinched a two-way tie for the Northern State Conference championship on the road at Jimtown Friday night.
The win was a school record 10th straight for LaVille, which finishes out its NSC schedule at 6-1 to tie with Triton for the conference title.
The Lancers were led by Jordyn Williamsâ€™ 19 points, while fellow senior guard Andrew Hostetler finished with 16 points in the regular-season closer.
Jimtown was paced by Justin Brownâ€™s 12 points.
ROCHESTER â€” Dustin Sullivan, 26, of Leiters Ford was operating a four wheeler along Erie Lackawanna Railroad Wednesday when he struck a tree and was ejected from the vehicle. Sullivan was transported by family to the Woodlawn Hospital in Rochester and then to Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne. He sustained internal injuries but is in stable condition. Conservation officers in Fulton County are investigating the incident.
PLYMOUTH â€” Detectives with the Indiana State Police are currently investigating a police involved shooting that occurred in northern Marshall County around 8:30 p.m. last night.
The shooting, which stemmed from a pursuit, ended in the death of one man.