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February 27th, 2012

Alligator found with taped mouth

February 27, 2012

STARKE CO. — Indiana Conservation Officer Keith Wildeman was contacted by two fishermen who made a surprising discovery on the Kankakee River in Starke County Sunday. Jeff Brewer and his father Steve Brewer discovered a dead alligator stuck in a logjam about 2 miles downstream from the English Lake public access site. The Brewers had just launched their boat and were heading out for an afternoon of fishing when Jeff spotted the foot and tail of the alligator sticking out of the water.

Park Jefferson 'unfit for human habitation'

February 27, 2012

PLYMOUTH — The last few remaining residents of the more than 50 Park Jefferson Apartments on Jefferson Street in Plymouth should have already moved out or are in the process of vacating.
The Marshall County Health Department officially declared the property “unfit for human habitation” and gave a resident in building #2 until last Sunday to vacate.

Daytona airing at 7

February 27, 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.

TCU Athlete of the Week Leopoldo Burguete

February 27, 2012

Culver Military Academy’s Leopoldo Burguete swam in two races at the IHSAA’s Boys State Swim Finals last weekend. He finished 30th in the 500 freestyle and swam the second leg for CMA’s 29th-place 400 freestyle relay team.

King's Jewelry Athlete of the Week Hunter Stevens

February 27, 2012

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.

Boys hoops tourney opens Tuesday

February 27, 2012

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

Results 2-27

February 27, 2012

Boys basketball
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 Eagles’ regular season at 0-22.
Mishawaka was led by Cody Childress’ 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.
• MISHAWAKA 66, CULVER MILITARY 63

February 24th

Cavs hit high note in win over Bremen

February 25, 2012

CULVER — Ethan Pike had a career night for Bremen, but even his game-high 26 points couldn’t counter Culver’s offensive balance or the Cavs’ free-throw shooting.
Three players scored in double figures for the Cavaliers led by junior point guard Collin Stevens’ 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 teams’ regular season-closer at John R. Nelson Gymnasium Friday.

Simple Trojans win Senior Night, share of NSC championship

February 25, 2012

BOURBON — 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.

Lancers snag piece of NSC crown

February 25, 2012

ELKHART — 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 Williams’ 19 points, while fellow senior guard Andrew Hostetler finished with 16 points in the regular-season closer.
Jimtown was paced by Justin Brown’s 12 points.

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