Archive - Sep 2010
Thomas B. Parrish, 59, a resident of rural Fort Wayne in Eel River Township, passed away unexpectedly Monday, Sept. 6, 2010, at his residence.
Mr. Parrish was born in Fort Wayne Aug. 2, 1951, a son of Robert E. , Sr. and Sylvia M. (Shoopman) Parrish. He spent his formative years in Eel River Township and graduated from Carroll High School in 1970.
In 267 wins and nearly 20 seasons as a head coach, there has only been one place for Columbia City boys’ basketball coach Chris Benedict to call home.
“I was very comfortable for 11 years here,” Benedict said. “I had an opportunity to go do something different and took advantage of it but at the end of the day my family and I looked at our time here and said that it was home.”
When looking for the reasons that a coach is considered to be successful, it is easy to look at the obvious things like won-loss records.
Certainly the accomplishments of the Columbia City wrestling team under Randy Kearby in the past decade are enough to justify him being called a success.
Now those accomplishments plus the commitment he made to the betterment of his wrestlers as young men has earned him the title of Whitley County Coach of the Decade.
COLUMBIA CITY — Winning can be contagious but it can also be a curse. With success, breeds complacency for some teams with year after year being just as good as the next.
But for Columbia City boys’ tennis it’s a constant battle the Eagles know they’re fighting to stay atop of the Northeast Hoosier Conference.
COLUMBIA CITY — The Columbia City Eagles boys’ soccer team had trouble generating an offense against a quick DeKalb Baron squad, fighting a tight passing attack the first half and the wind during the second.
This combination kept the ball in the Columbia City half of the field for most of the game. The Barons got two scores in the second half to hand the Eagles a 2-0 Northeast Hoosier Conference loss Tuesday night at the Max Gandy Athletic Field.
Columbia City senior Madi Sjahfiedin bumps a ball over the net as teammate Hailey Woll (7) backs her up. The Lady Eagles hosted Manchester Tuesday night sweeping the Lady Squires in three games 25-23, 25-18, 25-22. Kalisha Goree and Maddie Hinen led in boths kills and digs. Goree had 10 kills and 18 digs while Hinen had eight kills and 16 digs. Sjahfiedin had three aces from the service line while Jenee Schneider led with 15 assists. Post & Mail photo / Mark Parker
BLUFFTON — It’s been a tough stretch for Columbia City girls’ golf.
After opening with an Northeast Hoosier Conference win, the Lady Eagles have struggled to find another win in the conference.
On Tuesday, City hoped to put that to rest at Timber Ridge with a dual match against Norwell.
Unfortunately, dual medalist for the Lady Knights ended those hopes in a Norwell victory 182-213.
CHURUBUSCO — For the Churubusco volleyball team, it isn’t a matter of not playing hard, scoring points or making great plays. It’s just a matter of finishing the game.
The Lady Eagles hosted Central Noble Tuesday night and were handed a 3-0 loss.
Though they lost in three games, ’Busco didn’t go down without a fight. The second and third games began with the Lady Eagles taking quick 6-2 and 7-3 leads that were eventually relinquished.
Columbia City girls' soccer dealt Northeast Hoosier Conference foe DeKalb a 2-0 shutout on the road Tuesday night. Goals came from Sarah Opliger on an assist from Katie Salliant in the first half. Michaela McIntosh followed with a second half goal with the help of Jessica Bickle on the assist. Pictured is junior Lacey Jahn lining up a cross in the first half.
COLUMBIA CITY — Perhaps morning games are not the Columbia City boys’ soccer team’s cup of tea. Had the game started 12 minutes later, the outcome may have been different.
The Eagles hosted the Huntington North Vikings Saturday morning and were handed a 4-1 loss.
In the first 12 minutes, the Vikings jumped out to an early lead that Columbia City was unable to recover from. Huntington North scored three quick goals before the Eagles could wipe the sleep from their eyes.