April 16th, 2012
Plymouth senior Chase Peters earned his first pitching win of the season giving up four earned runs in six innings pitched as the Pilgrims snapped a two-game skid against Rochester last week.
Bremen sophomore Morgan Smith earned the Lady Lions their only win in a dual meet with sectional rival Plymouth last week, avenging one of only two losses last year in the process.
PLYMOUTH â€” Plymouth coach Ed Kelso was expecting a wild game Saturday against the Michigan City Wolves, and the girls on the field didnâ€™t disappoint as the Lady Pilgrims fell in a back and forth 8-5 contest.
â€śOur games with Michigan City, every year we play them, are usually a wild affair.â€ť Kelso said, â€śThis was a typical Michigan City-Plymouth game.â€ť
Glenn holds on at St. Joe
Kyle Liedtky and David Jaworski each had two hits, and Tommy Knape tripled for John Glenn in a narrow 6-5 win at South Bend St. Josephâ€™s Saturday.
The Falcons scored all six of their runs in the first three frames then held on for the win to move to 4-4 on the season.
â€˘ JOHN GLENN 6, ST. JOSEPHâ€™S 5
At South Bend
Glenn: 312 000 0 â€” 6 8 0
St. Josephâ€™s: 003 020 0 â€” 5 7 1
Justin Gierlowski (W, 1-1); Everett Kennedy (L, 0-1), Tyler Beck (1), Connor Sweeney (5).
2B: Gierlowski (G), Pat Klima (SJ), Evan Witsken (SJ) 2
HR: Tommy Knape (G)
Of the approximately 700 survivors of the April 12, 1912 sinking of the RMS Titanic ship, only one would eventually settle in Indiana, and August WennerstrĂ¶m made Culver his home -- a home he loved so much he named one of his children Culver. Further, evidence of the Titanic connection to Culver still exists in the form of three maple trees planted in memory of the children of the widower of one soul lost in the sinking.
After much discussion, Culver's town council gave a tentative green light to Cafe Max owner Susie Mahler to install a railing on the sidewalk outside her establishment at 113 South Main Street in downtown Culver, with the intention of full-fledged outdoor dining this summer.
PLYMOUTH â€” Plymouth senior Ryan McNeil isnâ€™t one to take the easy road.
The 6â€™4â€ť shooting guard was fine-tuning his shot long before the Pilgrims started their 2011-12 campaign. During the season, the co-MVP helped set the pace for his teammates at practice and on the game floor, a pace which helped push Plymouth to a 16-6 finish.
McNeil signed on to play basketball at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy this week, and if the demands of a regular collegiate student-athlete arenâ€™t enough, adding on the demands of attending a service academy makes for an especially challenging experience.
PLYMOUTH â€” The Plymouth softball team picked up its third straight win Friday, defeating Tippecanoe Valley 10-0 in a game shortened to six innings by the runs-ahead rule.
Britney Horvath picked up her first varsity win in the circle with a one-hit shutout, fanning eight while allowing just two walks and not allowing any Valley runners beyond first base.
Kailey Whitley gave Horvath the only run she needed in the bottom of the first when her sharp single to left was misplayed by the Valley left fielder, allowing the Lady Pilgrimsâ€™ leadoff hitter to circle the bases and put Plymouth up 1-0.
CGA loses to St. Joe
Culver Girls Academy lost a 4-1 decision to South Bend St. Josephâ€™s Friday.
CGAâ€™s only win of the night came at 2 singles, where Paulina Cano fought back from a first set loss to beat Haley Powers 4-6, 6-3, 6-4.
Rachel Simon and Carlota Silva split sets at 2 doubles but ultimately succumbed 6-3, 2-6, 6-4, and Regina Padilla forced a third set at 3 singles before falling 6-4, 2-6, 6-3.
â€˘ ST. JOSEPHâ€™S 4, CULVER GIRLS ACADEMY 1
PLYMOUTH â€” â€śNothing ventured, nothing gained,â€ť goes the old saying â€” and an exciting new venture is in the works at the Marshall County Health Department.
For the first time, the agency is staffing a part-time Health Educator, a position larger county health departments regularly employ.