January 30th, 2012
Oregon-Davisâ€™ Ashley Campbell scored 17 points to restore her team to the girls Bi-County title last week.
PLYMOUTH â€” Culver Military head coach Matt Behling might have had a presentiment about his teamâ€™s sectional championship Saturday.
Knowing what was at stake heading into the Plymouth tournament, CMAâ€™s wrestlers had the best week of practice Behling said heâ€™s had as a coach. The Eagles claimed a trio of championships and eight regional-qualifying finishes to earn the program its first team sectional championship in 15 years, beating out second-place Warsaw by a slim 184.5-180 margin.
PLYMOUTH â€” The Pilgrims went deep on their bench again, and Plymouth won on back-to-back nights for the first time this season with a 52-45 victory over visiting Mishawaka at The Rock Saturday night.
Plymouth led from the 7:40 mark of the first quarter on and held off MIshawaka at the line down the stretch, following up a 60-53 win over Northern Lakes Conference foe Northridge Friday night in the third time this season the Pilgrims have played on back-to-back nights.
PLYMOUTH â€” Friday, Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels spoke directly to the topic of evaluations for Indiana teachers.
The Governor made a stop in Plymouth to meet with area media and respond to questions on a variety of topics.
Education related questions included a concern that some teachers perceive that new evaluation standards are meant to penalize some teachers. In the 2012-13 school year, Indiana teachers will be required to receive feedback on their job performance based on professional practice, as well as student growth.
PLYMOUTH â€” During a meeting with Pilot News editorial staff Friday morning, Indiana governor Mitch Daniels addressed the rise of technology in public schools, saying that he approves of it as long as students are still reading.
â€śNobody really knows what the effects of these technologies will be,â€ť said Daniels. â€śI think we know the discipline of reading is very important, and always will be. I donâ€™t care how (information) is delivered, but I do hope our young people will always be reading, and reading critically.â€ť
PLYMOUTH â€” The Fourth Annual â€śDancing with the Starsâ€ť event held Saturday night raised $70,000 to be used for services at the Neighborhood Center and the Five Star Program at Lincoln Junior High in Plymouth.
The total was around $5,000 over last yearâ€™s total. Attendance was also up from 360 in 2011 to more than 400 this year.
Tim and Laura Martin were named the winners at the end of the night. The winner is chosen by the number of votes they receive from those who pay to vote. â€śTeam Martinâ€ť as they were billed, raised more than $10,000.
PLYMOUTH â€” What do a tired waitress, a lonely patient receiving their umpteenth IV stick and a shy third-grader have in common?
If you live in Marshall County you may have been touched by the Turtle Lady â€“ or maybe youâ€™ve seen these palm-sized creatures around town at checkouts, on clerksâ€™ aprons at the fabric store or in the possession of someone wearing a smile.
Sandy Skuderna, 63, started making and giving away her turtles in 2009. Since then, more than 4,000 have passed through her hands â€” some going as far as the Horn of Africa with her daughter, who is in the U.S. Navy.
PLYMOUTH â€” Plymouthâ€™s coaching staff has been working with sophomore Mack Mercer this week on finishing strong.
The 6-9 sophomore center finished at an 11-for-14 clip off the blocks and along the baseline â€” including a pair of crowd-pleasing two-handed dunks in the first half â€”Â on his way to a career-high 31 points, and the Pilgrims held off a tenacious Northridge team, 60-53 on Homecoming Night at The Rock Friday.
CULVER â€” When Culver Academiesâ€™ Desirae Major â€™12 (Olathe, Kan.) was a sophomore, a senior on the fencing team talked about using the sport as a way to raise funds for charity. It would also be an interesting way to complete the senior service project. The best way, it seemed, would be to host a tournament with registration fees going to charity.
Major, who is a nationally-ranked saber fencer, thought it was a great idea at the time. But the tournament never got off the ground.Â
Triton rolls on
Triton racked up its seventh straight win with a 67-39 Northern State Conference boys basketball win over Jimtown at the Trojan Trench Friday.
Clay Yeo piled up a game-high 31 points to lead the Trojans. Tanner Shepherd chipped in 12 points, while Cody Shively turned in a strong all-around performance with six points, 12 rebounds, five assists, and three steals.
â€˘ TRITON 67, JIMTOWN 39
Score by quarters
Jimtown: 6 18 29 39
Triton: 17 30 54 67