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Hite comes home to influence other generations of athletes

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July 8, 2020
Hite comes home to influence other generations of athletes

PLYMOUTH – You could actually say that there aren’t many people in Plymouth who don’t know Park Superintendent Mike Hite in one way or another. He is the longtime face of the Plymouth Park Department which is one of the jewels of the city. He is also a former Kizer Award winner (Plymouth’s outstanding...
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Zone events coming up

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July 7, 2020
Zone events coming up

Bill Murchie’s basketball workouts on Wednesdays PLYMOUTH -Bill Murchie will continue his special Wednesday Co-Ed Basketball Workouts. You will get 90 minutes of training from 6-7:30 p.m. If you plan on attending, please contact Doug at gnbeditor@aol.com. Basketball summer shoot out PLYMOUTH – Make sure your girl’s high school basketball program doesn’t miss The...
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South Bend Cubs Host Movie Night and Fireworks Show on July 10

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July 1, 2020
South Bend Cubs Host Movie Night and Fireworks Show on July 10

The movie A League of Their Own will be shown on the video board at Four Winds Field with a special post-movie fireworks show. Concessions will also be available. SOUTH BEND – Join the South Bend Cubs for Movie Night at Four Winds Field presented by 1st Source Bank on Friday, July 10.  The...
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Riddle headed for Ancilla

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June 29, 2020
Riddle headed for Ancilla

Riddle headed for Ancilla ARGOS – Dino Vitale, coach of Ancilla’s inaugural lacrosse program has signed Jeremiah Riddle of Argos as part of that team. If will be the second time that Riddle will be an integral part of the new program at Ancilla. He was a big part of Coach Ryan Humphrey’s team...
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Grant Becomes First Two-Time USAC Winner at Plymouth Speedway

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June 29, 2020
Grant Becomes First Two-Time USAC Winner at Plymouth Speedway

Two days of fireworks and Flat Track motorcycle racing on tap for the holiday weekend at Plymouth Speedway By Greg Hildebrand PLYMOUTH—Justin Grant beat 22 of the nation’s top sprint car drivers and mother nature to become the first two time USAC Sprint Car winner at Plymouth Speedway. The win Friday night was Grant’s...
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Plymouth has lost one of a kind

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June 25, 2020
Plymouth has lost one of a kind

  By Rusty Nixon PLYMOUTH – I met Russ Teall when I was a freshman in high school. His passing Thursday diminishes all of us who knew him. I guess it wasn’t “met” then in the traditional sense of making someone’s social acquaintance. That was the point when he became my basketball coach. I’ve...
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USAC National Sprint Cars return to Plymouth Speedway Friday

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June 25, 2020
USAC National Sprint Cars return to Plymouth Speedway Friday

PLYMOUTH – USAC non-wing sprint cars make their return to Plymouth Speedway Friday, June 26. Current series leader Justin Grant is looking to become the first two-time USAC winner at Plymouth. Grant picked up the win in April of 2017 and has won twice in 2020 after the series resumed racing in earlier in...
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Brandon Clay Exposure Camp lights up the Zone

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June 23, 2020
Brandon Clay Exposure Camp lights up the Zone

PLYMOUTH – The Brandon Clay Scouting National Training Academy came to The Zone along with dozens of potential girls college basketball players. Players from Wisconsin, Michigan, Indiana, and Illinois attended. Some of the cities represented were Indianapolis, Fort Wayne, Lafayette, De Pere, Wis., Saint Charles, Ill., Hudsonville, Mich., and Rochester, Mich. The Zone hosted...
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Cripe and Hubbard repeat winners at Plymouth Speedway

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June 22, 2020
Cripe and Hubbard repeat winners at Plymouth Speedway

USAC Sprints kick off doubleheader Friday night with make-up feature added to Saturday’s event By Greg Hildebrand PLYMOUTH—Several new faces made their way to the podium Saturday night as the season point race got underway at Plymouth Speedway. Kayeleb Bolton, Kokomo, Ind. in the 600 cc non-wing mini-sprints and Josh Lank, mini-stock division, both...
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Second run for LaVille’s Czarnecki on IHSAA Advisory Committee

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June 22, 2020
Second run for LaVille’s Czarnecki on IHSAA Advisory Committee

INDIANAPOLIS – The IHSAA has named eighteen high school student-athletes from across the Hoosier State to begin next school year as members of the 2020- 21 IHSAA Student Advisory Committee (SAC). Among those is LaVille High School senior Leyton Czarnecki. Nine juniors will join nine seniors beginning their second year with the group which...
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Barron happy for the help on his way to a lifetime of Plymouth football

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June 22, 2020
Barron happy for the help on his way to a lifetime of Plymouth football

PLYMOUTH – Over the years Plymouth head football coach John Barron has had a lot of help. Help that he’s been thankful for. “When I got here as a 22-year-old kid who just graduated from Butler I thought I knew it all,” said Barron. “Then you look at who was here when I got...
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Morrow honored with All State designation

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June 21, 2020
Morrow honored with All State designation

  Sydney Morrow, from Plymouth HS, was selected to the 2019-20 Indiana Coaches of Girls Sports Association Academic All State Honorable Mention track team.
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Lady Pilgrims honored as ‘virtual’ All-State

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June 21, 2020
Lady Pilgrims honored as ‘virtual’ All-State

INDIANAPOLIS – A pair of Plymouth’s tennis team members were honored by the Indiana Coaches of Girls Sports Association.  Kyla Heckaman and Audie Plothow were both honored by the ICGSA as “Virtual” All-Stars on the North Team for the 2020 tennis season. Keeping with the unusual nature of sports in the COVID era, the...
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All in the family: Garrity’s agree on the Rockie coaching experience

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June 19, 2020
All in the family: Garrity’s agree on the Rockie coaching experience

PLYMOUTH – The Plymouth football program is proud of its “family” connection between its members. In one case that family connection is literal. Bob and Kevin Garrity are both members of John Barron’s staff, son Kevin a graduate and three-sport athlete at Plymouth, Dad Bob a 1979 graduate of Rensselaer High School. “I was...
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New dates for Zone summer basketball leagues

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June 18, 2020

PLYMOUTH – With the recent release of the National Federation of State High School Associations’ recommendations and Indiana’s Considerations for Learning and Safe Schools, the Zone decided to move the start date for our Boys and Girls Summer Basketball Leagues to Saturday Aug. 1. As a result, there will be no high school divisions...
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SPECIAL GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL GROUP BASKETBALL LESSON FRIDAY

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June 17, 2020
SPECIAL GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL GROUP BASKETBALL LESSON FRIDAY

  Coach Bill Murchie will be putting on a SPECIAL Girls High School Group Basketball Lesson this Friday June 19 from 1-2:30 p.m. at The Zone. The cost is $20 per player for this 90-minute high intensity group lesson. To register please email Doug at gnbeditor@aol.com.
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Corbett giving back what he gained from Plymouth sports

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June 16, 2020
Corbett giving back what he gained from Plymouth sports

PLYMOUTH – Plymouth’s Rockies have continued some constants in their program with a big group of former players returning to the sideline later as coaches. A 2007 graduate of Plymouth High School Brent Corbett took his accomplishments to Taylor University and came home to take a place on John Barron’s staff where he is...
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Harrell’s group volleyball lessons adds session

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June 16, 2020
Harrell’s group volleyball lessons adds session

Harrell’s group volleyball lessons adds session PLYMOUTH – The three evening sessions of the Harrell’s Group Volleyball Lessons are now sold out. As a result, The Zone have added an afternoon middle school session, which will start this Thursday (June 18) and be from 3-4 p.m. If you have a 6th, 7th or 8th...
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Little Spikers volleyball academy returns

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June 15, 2020
Little Spikers volleyball academy returns

PLYMOUTH – Girls and boys can learn the fundamentals of volleyball by signing up for The Zone’s Little Spikers Volleyball Academy, which will start Sunday, July 26. The program will be under the direction of former Plymouth High School and Taylor University star Haley Harrell and her coaching staff. The Academy is open to...
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Time to register for Bill Murchie’s offensive skills camp

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June 15, 2020
Time to register for Bill Murchie’s offensive skills camp

PLYMOUTH – The Zone in Plymouth has 30 players registered for next week’s Bill Murchie’s offensive skills basketball camp and we are still taking registrations. The camp is open to boys and girls grades 3-8. There will be a Boys division (from 10 a.m. – noon) and a Girls division (1- 3 p.m.). To...
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