February 24th, 2012
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.
PLYMOUTH â€” Dave Cox never planned to be a head coach. Things just sort of fell into place that way.
Twenty years and more than 300 wins later, Cox announced his retirement as the head coach of the Plymouth High School girls basketball team Wednesday.
â€śIâ€™ve thought about it, but to really solidify that, all along I knew I would get out of the season because the rigors of the season can give you different emotions. Once you got done and youâ€™d kind of gradually gotten to that point, I kind of decided the last few days that it was time for somebody else to do it,â€ť said Cox.
PLYMOUTH â€” Plymouth freshman forward Hunter Stevens was named Thursday as the lone All-Northern Lakes Conference selection for the Lady Pilgrims.
The 5-11 forward put up 144 points in 19 games played for Plymouth to finish with an average of 7.58 points per game.
The Lady Pilgrims finished sixth in the conference with a league record of 2-5 ahead of 1-6 Wawasee and winless Concord. Elkhart Memorial topped the conference standings while NorthWood finished in second place and head coach Steve Neff was honored as the NLC Coach of the Year.
Womenâ€™s college basketball
Belles end year with MIAA loss
The Saint Maryâ€™s basketball team lost in the semifinal of the MIAA Tournament to top-seeded and fifth-ranked Calvin 78-50 on the road in Grand Rapids, Mich. Thursday night.
The Knights scored on five of their first seven possessions of the game and never relinquished the lead.
Plymouth grad Jessica Centa closed out her basketball career with 10 points to lead the Belles along with teammate Kelley Murphy.
The Belles finished the season at an even 13-13.
Slow 1st half hurts Lady Chargers
WALKERTON -- One Marshall County man is dead after leading police on a high speed chase throughout the county Thursday night.
The pursuit began in Argos with an attempted traffic stop on a suspected drunk driver. At about 8 p.m. the suspect began traveling on Michigan Road and then north on US 31. At one point his vehicle was traveling west in the eastbound lanes of US 30. The red pick-up truck took the North Michigan Road exit and traveled north on Michigan Road to Higbee Corner heading westbound. At times his speed was in excess of 100 miles per hour.
Many in Culver will remember Christian Snyderâ€™s battle with cancer as a teen. Many likely are not aware, however, that the raditation treatment which saved his life then is now threatening his life. At just 13, Chris was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor.
"We were told to be happy for every day he was with us," recalls mom Darlene. "Churches all over the U.S. and the Plymouth area were praying for him."
PLYMOUTH â€” Jimmy Johnâ€™s in Plymouth took a precautionary step by pulling spouts from its sandwich offerings many months ago. Reports of outbreaks of salmonella and E.coli in 2010-11 in other areas lead to the action.