Archive - Sep 2010
A drizzly morning didn’t deter the more than 200 competitors who turned out Saturday morning at Chain ’O Lakes State Park for Columbia City S.W.A.T.’s first-ever triathlon. Pictured above, contestants make their way through the park during the bicycle portion of the event. Post & Mail photo / Chris Meyers
COLUMBIA CITY — One of the goals for the Columbia City Lady Eagle golf team in Saturday’s Northeast Hoosier Conference tournament was to improve on its regular season placing in the conference.
The Eagles accomplished that goal recording a 402 team total on the Eagle Glen links, good enough for a fifth-place tie with Norwell.
“We finished tied with Norwell for fifth-place in the conference, which was good for us since we finished seventh in the regular season,” said Eagle coach Jim Thompson.
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A prominent display of patriotism could be found Saturday at Paige’s Crossing as the Union Township Fire Department hosted a fundraiser. Several local and area departments attended the event. They lined the entrance drive with nearly a dozen fire trucks, lights flashing, as an aerial unit from Aboite Township proudly flew a large American flag over the entrance. It was one of many area and national tributes on the ninth anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks in New York, Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C.
“Any individual award you get, I’m convinced, is a by-product of how successful your team was.”
Humbled is what Marcus Moore was after being told he was selected by The Post & Mail readers as male athlete of the decade.
The former Columbia City boys’ basketball star, better known as one-half of the Moore twins, just saw himself as another piece to the puzzle that was a huge success for Columbia City athletics.
He’s the one and only at Columbia City High School. Not the talented teammates around him nor the names that join him on the top 10 career scoring list can say what he can.
Indiana All-Star Doug Sheckler.
One of the many elements of a 2004 state finalist team in boys’ basketball, Sheckler was the go-to scoring threat for the Eagles in their pursuit of a state title.
COLUMBIA CITY — From start to finish, the Columbia City versus Homestead football game certainly gave the capacity crowd their money’s worth.
NORTH MANCHESTER — Not only did Whitko pick up another conference win Friday night, Wildcat head coach Wayne Swender got his first win against Manchester 27-7.
“We’ve been proud of our defense all year long and they won the game for us,” Swender said.
After three close quarters of play, the game was a sealed deal after a big defensive play by the Wildcat defense in the fourth quarter.
Churubusco cornerback Adam Boggess skies for an interception in the first quarter of the Eagles road trip to Eastside Friday night. ’Busco put up 53 points in the first half of their 60-28 win over the Blazers. Kyle Mathewson had 191 yards rushing with four touchdowns.
Keith R. Bower, 54, passed away unexpectedly at 7:56 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010 in Warsaw while working. Born in Kosciusko County Feb. 24, 1956, he was a son of Lawrence and Mary (Walters) Bower.
He graduated from Warsaw High School with the Class of 1974. Since 1975, he has been employed by R.R. Donnelley & Sons, Warsaw, and he recently began work at Wal-Mart in Columbia City. He married Candy L. Gamble April 27, 1991 at Columbia City United Methodist Church. In his spare time, he enjoyed playing golf.