September 2nd, 2011
CULVER â€”Â Culver Community senior Sam Hissong hauled in two of junior quarterback Collin Stevensâ€™ four touchdown tosses Friday against Triton.
Considering the pads-popping downfield block he threw to free junior running back Matt Hurford for the Cavsâ€™ first touchdown reception, Hissongâ€™s own catches seemed like a fitting reward in Culverâ€™s 33-3 Northern State Conference-opening football win at steamy Cavalier Field.
WALKERTON â€” Just when the Redskins thought it couldnâ€™t get any worse, Josh Anderson was given another carry, and delivered in a big way.
The Falcons senior running back had his way with the Knox defense all night, leading John Glenn to a 53-8 victory at home on Friday night. Well, he had his way with the defense for half the night, as Anderson only played one series in the second half, a 56-yard touchdown run at that.
Byrne, Barnes power CMA
Pierre Byrne ran for 322 yards and two touchdowns on 32 carries, and Culver Military rebounded from a loss at NorthWood last week with a 28-14 home win over Heritage Christian Friday.
Byrne recorded touchdown carries of five and 51 yards, and his 39-yard punt return set up CMAâ€™s first touchdown of the night at the 5:50 mark of the first quarter.
The Marshall County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) has issued a heat advisory until 8 p.m. Friday. Temperature highs are expected to reach the mid to upper 90's across the area with heat index topping out in the 100 to 105 degree range.
The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a situation in which heat illnesses are possible. Stay out of the sun as much as possible, take frequent breaks if you must be outside, drink plenty of water, and know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke.
PLYMOUTH â€” Plymouth Head Volleyball Coach Doug West believes his team is turning a corner.
Thursdayâ€™s Northern Lakes Conference opener bore him out.
The Lady Pilgrims earned a convincing 25-17, 25-16, 25-18 victory over visiting Wawasee, running their win streak to three matches and opening NLC play at 1-0 at The Rock.
PLYMOUTH â€” An unwanted theme has been developing for the Rockies so far this season.
They play solidly for most of a game but wind up giving up goals in spurts during short breakdowns that ultimately cost them the game.
Such was the case Thursday as Plymouth lost a 2-0 Northern Lakes Conference decision to visiting Goshen on the Rockiesâ€™ home pitch at Kindt Soccerplex.
Itâ€™s not Morgan Ucenyâ€™s loss inÂ her world championship race that had folks around the Plymouth area all upset Thursday morning.
Itâ€™s knowing that she neverÂ gotÂ a chance to win.
Uceny, a 2003 Plymouth High School graduate,Â became entangled with another runner and fell to theÂ ground with 1Â˝ laps remaining in the womenâ€™s 1500-meter final at the IAAF World Track & Field Championships inÂ Daegu, South Korea.
SheÂ got up and eventually finished a distant 10th, jogging across the finish line.
Culver rolled out the red carpet and opened its heart recently for the families of several wounded U.S. veterans, something organizers hope will become an annual affair.
What began as an almost chance conversation between Culver Academies' International Director Tony Giraldi (also a 1975 graduate of the school) and a few members of the school's board of trustees, became a collaboration between a number of national, international, and local organizations to make some very positive things happen for veterans' families.
PLYMOUTH â€” When a loved one moves into a nursing home, friends and family want to know that they will be safe and well cared for. One of the ways families can find a good nursing home is by looking at the number of deficiencies the establishment has received in its yearly state inspection. A deficiency could be as big as a health code violation or as small as a single insect.
Pilgrim Manor in Plymouth has been deficiency-free for the past two years, a fact that they are very proud of. Dawn Fogle, activities director, attributes their success to teamwork.
The championship season starts now.
For most teams Week 3 means conference openers, and historically league titles in either the Northern Lakes or the Northern State Conference have often meant a perfect record. Plymouth hits the road for perhaps its biggest NLC rival at Warsaw, while Bremen looks for a measure of revenge against visiting NSC foe New Prairie, and fellow NSC contenders Culver and Triton clash at Culver.