August 22nd, 2011
ARGOS â€” The Argos girls soccer team dropped a 3-1 decision to Kankakee Valley Saturday.
The Kougars got a great start from Hannah Wilder, who scored twice in the first half. Natalie Lotz put a damper on hopes for a Dragon rally with a score just before the half to put the visitors up 3-0.
SOUTH BEND â€” Two local athletes will be in the lineup as the first-ever Indiana University South Bend varsity volleyball team hits the court for its opener against Purdue Calumet on Thursday.
Culver Community freshman opposite hitter Patrice McBee, and NorthWood sophomore defensive specialist Bethany Brewer will be on IUSBâ€™s inaugural squad for the 2011 season.
A group of Culver Academies students and faculty will spend 10 days in Edinburgh, Scotland this month as part of a prestigious invitation from the American High School Theatre Festival to The Fringe, the worldâ€™s largest performing arts festival.
According to Culverâ€™s theatre director, Richard Coven, Culver will be one of just 15 high schools representing North America (including two Canadian and one Mexican school) at the festival, which will host some 2,500 different shows over three weeks in August. The trip will be Culverâ€™s second invitation to the event, the first being in 2005.
BREMEN â€” Braxston Miller was rock solid Friday night.
The 5-foot-11, 198-pound senior back rambled 20 times for 142 yards and two touchdowns, helping Bremen post a 21-8 victory over Plymouth in high school football action at a packed Don Bunge Field.
Miller scored on runs of nine and five yards as the Lions (1-0) ended a 14-game losing streak to Plymouth (0-1).
Senior quarterback Nate Leeper tossed for 88 yards and one score to lead Bremen to its first win over the Rockies since 1988.
BOURBON â€”Â Triton's football team never quite found a way to dam Hoover, or any other Caston player for that matter.
Caston senior running back Trevor Hoover tore up 188 rushing yards on 19 carries and scored three touchdowns to lead the visiting Comets to a 49-28 season-opening win Friday.
All told, Caston, which scored 21 unanswered points to open the game, piled up 378 total yards â€”Â 355 on the ground â€”Â and sent five different players into the end zone behind a dominating offensive line.
CULVER â€” Seven yards, a few inches, one play.
Whichever numbers you measure by, Culver Community came up just short in a 26-21 loss to visiting West Central Friday.
LAKEVILLE â€” During a high school football game, when two of the best players on the opposing team have names like Biggs and Sturdy and they are not the 6-foot-4, 310-pound lineman or the 6-1, 220-pound fullback, you could be in trouble.
That is the situation LaVille High School found itself in Friday night as the 12th-ranked Class A and defending sectional-champion South Central Satellites dished out a 40-0 season-opening defeat on the Lancers behind a punishing running game.
PLYMOUTH â€” At the start of the season, Argos Head Coach Jon Alcorn was concerned about his teamâ€™s ability to finish. How does nine goals in two games sound?
Speedy Lady Dragons junior striker Jami Patterson followed up her hat trick Tuesday with a pair of goals and an assist, and Argos handed rival Plymouth a 3-2 defeat at Kindt Soccerplex Thursday.
PLYMOUTH â€” With games against LaPorte and Penn, Plymouthâ€™s volleyball schedule throws the Lady Pilgrims right into the fire.
The young Pilgrims dropped a three-game match to a talented visiting Penn squad Thursday, 25-14, 25-13, 25-13, following a similar opening loss to LaPorte at home Tuesday.
James Ronald Cook
NORTH VERNON â€”Â James â€śJimâ€ť Ronald Cook, 68, a former Plymouth resident, living in North Vernon for the past 20 years, died of natural causes in the Columbus Regional Medical Center at 2:15 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2011.
He is survived by a brother, Gail L. (Patty) Cook, North Vernon, and a sister, Carol Jean (Doug) Barnlund, La Marque, Texas.
Visitation is Saturday, Aug. 20, 2011, from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, 1100 N. Michigan St., Plymouth. Funeral service will begin at 2 p.m.