March 22nd, 2011
CULVER â€” Culver Military players huddled around their coach Monday at Fleet Gymnasium, going over the lessons of the day.
They concluded their practice, as they always do, with their team motto: â€śTogether we work! Together we work! Together we win!â€ť
Itâ€™s that togetherness, that team chemistry, players and coaches say, that is responsible for the Eaglesâ€™ impressive run to state this season.
CMA (19-6) will play No. 1-ranked and reigning 3A state champion Washington (23-4) at the Class 3A finals at Conseco Fieldhouse Saturday. Tip-off is scheduled for 6 p.m. EST.
LAFAYETTE â€” Tritonâ€™s boys basketball team emerged from semistate action bloodied, battered and bruised, but most important, unbowed and unbeaten.
Triton sophomore Clay Yeo, fouled on his way to the basket, sank a pair of tie-breaking free throws with 32.8 seconds left in overtime, and the Class A No. 2 Trojans survived for a 44-42 semistate championship win over Rockville at Lafayette Jeffersonâ€™s Crawley Center Saturday.
HUNTINGTON â€” It took the Eagles 37 years to win a sectional championship. Now theyâ€™re going to the state finals.
Culver Military Academyâ€™s Juwan Brescacin slammed home a two-handed dunk in transition with 2.8 seconds remaining, putting the exclamation point on the win as CMA claimed a 51-49 victory over Columbia City at the Class 3A Huntington North Semistate Saturday.
BLOOMINGTON â€” Former Bremen swimmer Jon Hueniâ€™s experience at Indiana University has proven to be more difficult than his high school exploits, but that was to be expected.
Competing at a Big Ten school, which currently has six teams in the nationâ€™s Top-25 according to Collegeswimming.com, definitely presents its fair share of difficult challenges.
Competition for available roster spots on the No. 14-ranked Hoosiers swimming and diving squad is fierce and does not come without sacrifice, both in and out of the pool.
Students and faculty involved in Culver Community High Schoolâ€™s Business Professionals of America have not only carried on a remarkable tradition of excellence by virtue of their success at a recent state-level competition, theyâ€™re also carrying on the legacy of the recently-deceased, well-loved Culver teacher who helped build the program to what it is, Mike Schwartz.
Twenty-two CCHS students competed in Indianapolis February 27 through March 1 at BPAâ€™s annual state competition.
PLYMOUTH â€” Ag Day is set for Thursday, March 31 at Centennial Park. Featured speakers and animals will include: Ducks, electric safety, swine, sheep, farm trivia, dairy, beef, conservation of natural resources, crops, farm safety, and pizza snack/nutrition. Help is needed during the day so volunteers would be appreciated to educate the more than 600 third graders and others learn about modern agriculture.
DONALDSON â€” Registrations are now being taken at the Lindenwood Retreat and Conference Center for the Men's Lenten Retreat titled, â€śSermon on the Mount â€“ To Live Anew, To Live for Others.â€ť
The Sermon on the Mount offers a vision of life that offers great hope and great challenges to popular culture. What are the gifts and challenges to my life and my family in this vision that calls me to live no longer for myself but to gradually live for others?
Indiana state heavyweight wrestling champion Jeremiah Harvey, a student at Culver Community High School, was honored twice recently in Culver thanks to the efforts of Culverâ€™s VFW Post 6919.
TOP PHOTO: Bryce Lindvall (right) of the VFW, presents Harvey a congratulatory plaque from the Post as family members (from left) Trinity Robinson (his sister), Roberto Garcia (father), and Trenda Garcia (mother) look on.
In the BOTTOM PHOTO, Harvey (at school) received a congratulatory call from CCHS grad John Neidlinger, who called him from Iraq, where Neidliner is serving.
PLYMOUTH â€” Official word was received Wednesday that a Plymouth manufacturer has shut their doors. After nearly 42 years in business, Shamrock Homes is calling it quits.
The business was first opened by Pat and Kay Flynn in 1969 and then transferred to their children Dan, Tom, Mike and Pat in the 1980s. Both Tom and Dan were currently running the company. Pat kept his interest in the company, but left for another position in July, 2009. Mike passed away in March of last year.
PLYMOUTH â€” One of Plymouthâ€™s finest was recognized for his service by the Plymouth Common Council Monday night â€” but it was a bittersweet moment for all.
â€śI suppose itâ€™s nice to be recognized, but the outcome was certainly not what you would want,â€ť said Plymouth Police Sergeant Gary Cleveland, who was honored by a commendation by Plymouth Chief of Police Jim Cox and by a proclamation by Plymouth Mayor Mark Senter.