April 23rd, 2012
ROYAL CENTER â€” The Plymouth softball team experienced both the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat during a road trip to Royal Center on Saturday in games against Pioneer and Whiting.
The agony of defeat would come first for Plymouth in dropping a 2-1, eight-inning heartbreaker to Pioneer in the opening game of the day. The Lady Pilgrims would bounce back with a last at-bat victory of their own, though, downing Whiting 4-3 on a bases-loaded single in the bottom of the seventh by April Hampton.
Bremen goes 3-0 at home invite
The Lady Lions won all three of their matches at their home tennis invitational Saturday, beating North Judson and Bethany Christian 4-1 and blanking Tippecanoe Valley to move to 5-2 on the season.
Morgan Smith went unbeaten at 1 singles, earning three straight-set victories, as did Alexa Harshbarger and Andrea Stehler at 2 doubles, while Hanna Arch and Jenessa Morris were unbeaten at 1 doubles with two straight-set wins and a 10-7 super tiebreaker win against Bethanyâ€™s Paige Wheeler and Pooja Patel.
â€˘ BREMEN TENNIS INVITATIONAL
For the fifth year in a row and from across economic, geographic, and age-related boundaries, hundreds gathered at Culver Academies' multi-purpose building Friday night to fight cancer and help bolster a fund-raising marvel for a small, Midwestern community.
DONALDSON â€”Â Dylan Martin had just returned to his apartment from school when he and some of his fellow Ancilla College baseball teammates heard reports of bad storms heading for Indiana.
Martin, who grew up in Borden near Henryville in southern Indiana, called home to check on his family. No one answered, so he called his grandmother, who informed him that they were in the midst of the severe weather. As the reports of the devastation reached him, Martin felt helpless when he learned that several of his friends and neighbors had lost their homes.
PLYMOUTH â€” Rookie of the Year Cody Coughlin, defending USAC Mopar D1 Midget Series champion 16-year-old Taylor Ferns and her Lorz Motorsports teammate, Nate Caruth will compete against defending 2011 JEGS/CRA All-Star Tour champion Erik Jones and 30 other drivers at the â€śEric Saunders, I Can, I Will 100â€ť this weekend when the series kicks off at the Plymouth Speedway Sunday at 2:30 p.m.
PLYMOUTH â€” Several large indoor garage sales are happening this weekend in Marshall County:
â€˘ Grace Baptist Christian School multifamily garage sale will be from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Midwest building on Michigan Street by the Plymouth Airport. Everything from kids to adult clothing, furniture, books, toys, glassware and other great bargains will be available. Funds raised will help GBCS's missions trip to Grenada.
PLYMOUTH â€” Three individuals were arrested Thursday night on U.S. 31 near 9A Road when Plymouth Police Department's K9 unit discovered two active meth labs in their vehicle.
PLYMOUTH â€” The Grants Committee of the Marshall County Community Foundation awarded the first round of General Endowment Fund and Ralph C. Vonnegut Jr. Grants for 2012 during a press conference held Tuesday, April 10, in Plymouth.
General Endowment Fund grants
MARSHALL CO. â€” Itâ€™s time to start thinking about paying property taxes for 2012, and Marshall County treasurer Debbie VanDeMark wants to make sure county residents know she and her staff is available to help if needed.
â€śOne frequently asked question is people wondering why their tax bill went up,â€ť said VanDeMark. â€śWe can explain what area caused the (increase).â€ť
She added that a higher bill usually results from a change in the property assessment, a change in the tax rate, or a change in deductions.
PLYMOUTH â€” The Plymouth baseball team lost its second straight game last night, but it wasnâ€™t because the effort wasnâ€™t there.
After getting down six runs in the first two innings the Pilgrims started to chip away at the Logansport lead but just couldnâ€™t get that one timely hit that could turn the tables in their favor, ultimately losing 8-6.