March 28th, 2011
The committee behind Culver's B.I.R.D. (Building, Inspiring, Recreating, and Discovering) is planning a one-day return of the successful service event it sponsored locally last summer. Scheduled for Saturday, April 23, the student-led service day combines the efforts of students from Culver Academies and Culver Community High School, as well as adults from both areas and beyond, to assist anyone in the community with work projects with which they need assistance (last year's efforts ranged from cleanup jobs to painting or repairing houses).
INDIANAPOLIS â€” Not satisfied with ending a 36-year sectional championship drought, the Eagles kept on rolling to eventual regional and semistate titles.
On Saturday, their historic run came to an end as defending state champion Washington handed Culver Military Academy a 61-46 loss in the Class 3A State Basketball Final at Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.
INDIANAPOLIS â€” Indianapolis Metropolitanâ€™s boys basketball team answered every Triton challenge.
From the No. 2 Trojansâ€™ 12-3 game-opening run right through to Triton senior Griffyn Carpenterâ€™s triple with 5 seconds left, the unranked Pumas responded with defense, big buckets, key offensive rebounds and clutch free throws to down Triton, 59-55 in the Class A state final at Conseco Fieldhouse Saturday.
INDIANAPOLIS â€” While the Triton Trojans came up short in their goal of a second state title and Marshall County teams went 0 for 2 at the IHSAA State Basketball Championships, senior guard Jordan Everett earned himself a nice consolation prize with the 2011 Class A Arthur L. Trester Mental Attitude Award Saturday at Conseco Fieldhouse.
â€śItâ€™s a very prestigious award, and itâ€™s an honor,â€ť said Everett, who is ranked third in his class and plans to study engineering at the University of Louisville next fall.
LAPAZ â€”Â Women's Connection will be hosting a "How Sweet It Is!" banquet Wednesday, April 6 at 11:30 a.m. in the Occasion's Banquet Hall, LaPaz. The cost is $8.50 and includes the meal and program. Darlene Dixon will speak about "Being Thankful No Matter What!" Betty Lou Horvath from La Candy Shoppe will talk about candy making and classes available locally. Joy Ritenour, Plymouth, will share her musical talents. RSVP by Friday, April 1 by contacting Edna at 574-936-9341, Marge at 574-784-3569, Marilyn at 574-546-3271, or Mary at 574-842-3224.
PLYMOUTH â€” The Delta Theta Tau Sorority will be hosting its fifth annual fundraiser Saturday, April 2 in the Knights of Columbus Hall, Columbus Drive, Plymouth. Doors open for this "Hollywood" Trivia Night at 5:30 p.m. and the game curtain rises at 7 p.m. Teams will work together to answer 100 trivia questions throughout the night. Reserve a "cast" table for $100 (max. 10 players per table). Bring food and snacks. Drinks may be purchased at the Lounge only.
CULVER â€”Â Culver Community Schools Kindergarten Roundup for those students in the Monterey Elementary attendance district will be held Tuesday, April 5 at 6 p.m. in the Monterey Elementary School cafeteria. Roundup for those students in the Culver Elementary attendance district will be held Wednesday, April 6 at 6 p.m. in the Culver Elementary School cafeteria. To be eligible for kindergarten a child must be five years old on or before Aug. 1, 2011. Children do not need to attend this informational meeting for parents.
INDIANAPOLIS â€” Both Class A Triton and Class 3A Culver Military fell short of a state championship at the 101st IHSAA State Basketball finals Saturday at Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.
The Trojans fell 59-55 in a close battle with Indianapolis Metropolitan, while the Eagles lost to repeat Class 3A champion Washington, 61-46.
PLYMOUTH â€“ Youth football players in Plymouth will have a new league to hone their skills this fall.
The Rockie Youth Football League will begin play this coming season. The league will be run in conjunction with the Plymouth High School football program and will play on Saturdays in the fall. The idea is to operate the league as a â€śfeederâ€ť program for the team.
â€śThe focus is going to be on fundamentals,â€ť said Plymouth head football coach John Barron. â€śWe have some very basic things that we think itâ€™s very important for kids to learn and we want to be there to help out.â€ť
MARION â€” Indiana Wesleyan University womenâ€™s basketball senior forward Elaine Hessel has been honored as a NAIA Division II All-American Second Team selection.
Hessel is a two-time All-American as she was a First Team member in 2009-10.
The 2007 Plymouth grad averaged a team-leading 14.3 points per game while also pulling down 4.1 rebounds for IWU. She finished second in NAIA Division II with a 60.3 shooting percentage and was 13th in free throw shooting at 84.7 percent from the free throw line.