PLYMOUTH â€” Itâ€™s that time of year again, when those who struggle with holiday weight gain â€” or their weight at any time of the year â€” can take part the Best Loser challenge.
This time around, Best Loser 2012 will run from Jan. 16 to March 21. Registration deadline is Jan. 9, and teams will consist of just two players instead of the traditional four-person teams. Cost is $40 per team, and couples will still be competing for that $1,000 cash prize.
The first weigh-in is Monday, Jan. 16 when the team picture will be taken. Times to be weighed in are from 5 to 9 a.m. and 5 to 7 p.m.
PLYMOUTH â€” The public is encouraged to attend a meeting on the re-districting of the Plymouth elementary school population Dec. 12.
Dr. Jerome McKibben, McKibben Demographic Research, has been reviewing the data concerning enrollment for the entire Plymouth Schools. He will be giving a final report at the meeting Monday night at Menominee Elementary at 6:30 p.m.
Monday, Dec. 12
LaVille girls basketball vs Bethany Christian 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 13
Argos girls basketball at CGA 7:15 p.m.
Bremen boys basketball vs Argos 7:30 p.m.
Culver boys basketball vs Winamac 7:30 p.m.
Culver wrestling at CMA 6:30 p.m.
Glenn wrestling at LaVille 6 p.m.
Glenn girls basketball at Plymouth 7 p.m.
Plymouth swimming at Warsaw 4:45 p.m.
Triton boys basketball vs Bethany Christian 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 14
Triton girls basketball at Rochester 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 15
Argos girls basketball at North Judson 7:15 p.m.
Culver Communityâ€™s Trent Elliott put up 23 points to lead the Cavaliers in a double overtime Northern State Conference-opening win at Knox Saturday. Elliott has posted double figures in each of Culverâ€™s five wins as the team is off to a 5-0 start.
Culver Girls Academy junior Andrijana Cvitkovic scored a combined 33 points as the Lady Eagles bounced back from their first loss of the year with two straight wins last week.
BOURBON â€” Tritonâ€™s Clay Yeo narrowly won the statistical battle, but Demetrius Jackson and Mishawaka Marian won the scoreboard war.
Led by Jacksonâ€™s 23 points, five rebounds, and five steals, the Class 3A No. 8 Knights held off Class A No. 5 Triton 58-52 at The Trojan Trench Saturday night in an enticing boys basketball matchup featuring a pair of Division I prospects.
PLYMOUTH â€” For the second straight game, manageable halftime deficits turned rapidly into insurmountable ones, and the Lady Pilgrims lost their Northern Lakes Conference opener 47-30 to the visiting Tigers at home Saturday.
Plymouth opened the second half on a 4-0 mini run to cut Warsawâ€™s lead to 19-17 at the 6:35 mark of the third, but the Tigers closed out the frame 14-5 to take a double-digit, 33-22 lead into the final stanza. Seven straight turnovers at the start of the fourth led to 11 unanswered Warsaw points, and the Pilgrims lost their sixth straight.
Culver Academiesâ€™ annual Christmas Concert, usually held in the afternoon during the school day, will be going prime time this year, as well as featuring guest vocalist Haley Swindal, a 2004 alumna.
â€śChristmas in Culver: A Musical Holiday Celebrationâ€ť will be performed Tuesday, Dec. 13, at 7:30 p.m. in Eppley Auditorium on the Academies campus. Admission is $10 -- or the equivalent in canned and non-perishable foods. All proceeds will benefit the Marshall County Food Bank.
PLYMOUTH â€”Â With Peruâ€™s 2-3 zone not giving up much from the floor, Plymouth needed to get to the line.
The Pilgrims did just that 16 times, knocking down 20 of 30 freebies as they topped a tenacious Tigers team 50-40 at home at The Rock Friday night.
PLYMOUTH â€” One local athlete knows the true meaning of Christmas.
Ricky Miller â€” affectionately known as Mr. Snuggles in area Mixed Martial Arts fighting circles â€” will take on Nate Wac Saturday night as the feature fight on the card at the South Bend Century Center. Miller will donate all of his proceeds from the bout to the Marshall-Starke Development Center.
It is a charity that hits close to home for Miller.