September 2nd, 2011
PLYMOUTH â€” Plymouth Head Volleyball Coach Doug West believes his team is turning a corner.
Thursdayâ€™s Northern Lakes Conference opener bore him out.
The Lady Pilgrims earned a convincing 25-17, 25-16, 25-18 victory over visiting Wawasee, running their win streak to three matches and opening NLC play at 1-0 at The Rock.
PLYMOUTH â€” An unwanted theme has been developing for the Rockies so far this season.
They play solidly for most of a game but wind up giving up goals in spurts during short breakdowns that ultimately cost them the game.
Such was the case Thursday as Plymouth lost a 2-0 Northern Lakes Conference decision to visiting Goshen on the Rockiesâ€™ home pitch at Kindt Soccerplex.
Itâ€™s not Morgan Ucenyâ€™s loss inÂ her world championship race that had folks around the Plymouth area all upset Thursday morning.
Itâ€™s knowing that she neverÂ gotÂ a chance to win.
Uceny, a 2003 Plymouth High School graduate,Â became entangled with another runner and fell to theÂ ground with 1Â˝ laps remaining in the womenâ€™s 1500-meter final at the IAAF World Track & Field Championships inÂ Daegu, South Korea.
SheÂ got up and eventually finished a distant 10th, jogging across the finish line.
Culver rolled out the red carpet and opened its heart recently for the families of several wounded U.S. veterans, something organizers hope will become an annual affair.
What began as an almost chance conversation between Culver Academies' International Director Tony Giraldi (also a 1975 graduate of the school) and a few members of the school's board of trustees, became a collaboration between a number of national, international, and local organizations to make some very positive things happen for veterans' families.
PLYMOUTH â€” When a loved one moves into a nursing home, friends and family want to know that they will be safe and well cared for. One of the ways families can find a good nursing home is by looking at the number of deficiencies the establishment has received in its yearly state inspection. A deficiency could be as big as a health code violation or as small as a single insect.
Pilgrim Manor in Plymouth has been deficiency-free for the past two years, a fact that they are very proud of. Dawn Fogle, activities director, attributes their success to teamwork.
The championship season starts now.
For most teams Week 3 means conference openers, and historically league titles in either the Northern Lakes or the Northern State Conference have often meant a perfect record. Plymouth hits the road for perhaps its biggest NLC rival at Warsaw, while Bremen looks for a measure of revenge against visiting NSC foe New Prairie, and fellow NSC contenders Culver and Triton clash at Culver.
PLYMOUTH â€” While they are potential sectional foes, Wednesdayâ€™s non-conference meet was largely a way for both teams to sharpen their competitive instincts for their league schedules.
And while the meet score may not have reflected it, Plymouthâ€™s 5-0 win over Triton featured some competitive matches on several positions at the Pilgrimsâ€™ home court in Centennial Park.
It was a good test for an undefeated Plymouth team that hasnâ€™t been tested much yet this year.
Plymouth beats Riley
Plymouth moved over .500 as it handed visiting South Bend Riley a 25-15, 25-13, 25-10 defeat at home at The Rock Wednesday.
Freshman setter Haley Harrell was a perfect 60-for-60 in setting with 20 assists while serving up two aces with one block in the win. Marissa German was 16-for-16 in attacking with eight kills, followed by Amber Redingerâ€™s six, while Mikayla German and Andria Shook recorded seven and six digs, respectively. Mikayla German also served up three aces, while Redinger served another two aces with a block as well.
The Lake Maxinkuckee Environmental Council (LMEC) and the Lake Maxinkuckee Enironmental Fund (LMEF) released a statement last week formally announcing they do not endorse a wind farm project proposed by Florida energy company NextEra. The statement notes the organizations â€śwould like to clarify and comment upon statements made in NextEra Energy Resourceâ€™s paid advertisement in the Culver Citizen on August 11.â€ť
PLYMOUTH â€” A local group has decided to step into the battle over the wind in Marshall County.
NextEra Corporationâ€™s proposed â€śwind farmâ€ť project in Marshall and Fulton Counties has brought a storm of controversy from property owners opposed to wind turbines in the county, especially around Lake Maxinkuckee. While the opposition to the wind projects have made their position clear another group of residents has their own take on the controversy.