Archive - May 14, 2012
OSSIAN ‚ÄĒ Columbia City‚Äôs softball team‚Äôs 6-0 win over Norwell Monday night wasn‚Äôt just another win.
It was the Lady Eagle‚Äôs seventh win in the Northeast Hoosier Conference, taking the conference title with an undefeated (7-0) NHC record.
‚ÄúI‚Äôm very proud of our girls for winning conference,‚ÄĚ Head Coach Steve Cox said.
Not only was the feat special for the team, but it was especially important for Columbia City pitcher Cassie Vodde, who didn‚Äôt give up any earned runs in any conference games this season.
‚ÄúIt was another great game by Cassie Vodde,‚ÄĚ Cox said.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Columbia City‚Äôs tennis team hosted and defeated Central Noble Monday in the last match, and final home play of the season.
The Lady Eagles won by a 4-1 score.
‚ÄúThe win tonight was a great way to finish the regular season,‚ÄĚ Columbia City Head Coach Katie Myers said. ‚ÄúIt was also a nice farewell for our two seniors, as they both picked up wins.‚ÄĚ
Blake Farber and Lauren Taylor are the team‚Äôs seniors this season.
Farber, along with No. 2 doubles partner Macie Hinen, won 6-1, 6-2.
COLUMBIA CITY - The city council motioned to pass an ordinance on first reading, as they worked toward amending the illicit discharge and connection to the storm water system. The meeting was held Thursday.
The ordinance was before the council to address some issues found in the existing ordinance regarding the clarification of ambiguities.
‚ÄúThe reason to have this kind of ordinance is to make sure that we‚Äôre discharging clean rainwater through our storm water system and eliminating stuff going into our sewer that does not need to be going into our sewer,‚ÄĚ said Mayor Ryan Daniel.
CHURUBUSCO ‚ÄĒ It was their 15 minutes of fame and they will never forget it.
NBC‚Äôs The Today Show was in Churubusco early Saturday morning to do a live broadcast of three local teens recalling a now-famous deck collapse right before the school‚Äôs prom May 5.
It was a picture perfect day when 12 Churubusco teens were posed on the deck of Greg and Margaret Blake‚Äôs deck just north of Churubusco on U.S. 33. The group was waiting for Haleigh Gross to appear.
CHURUBUSCO ‚ÄĒ Churubusco hoopster Chris Jones signed with Bluffton University Tuesday afternoon.
Jones led the Eagles (14-7, 8-2 NECC) with seven points per game, a 45.5 percent field goal percentage, and a 79.7 percent free throw percentage.
Churubusco was the Northeast Corner Conference Runner-up this season.
Jones ranked second in the NECC in steals and assists.
He made The Post & Mail‚Äôs second-team all-county list.
Jones earned Hoosier Basketball Magazine‚Äôs nod on the All-State Honorable Mention team.
He was ranked eighth in Class 2A in assists in 2011-12.
MONROEVILLE ‚ÄĒ Whitko‚Äôs softball team traveled to Heritage Saturday and edged out the Lady Patriots.
After six scoreless innings, the Lady Wildcats scored two runs in the seventh frame to win 2-0 over Heritage.
Chloe Nestle and Aly Nicodemus grabbed the Lady ‚ÄôCat‚Äôs lone runs. Though Nestle and Nicodemus were the only two to reach home plate, Whitko recorded seven hits from five different players.
Audra Day went 2-for-4 from the plate, including a double. Nestle also had two hits in three at-bats to go with her run.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ For the Columbia City Eagle baseball team, Saturday was a tale of two games as they split a home double-header with the Garrett Railroaders, dropping game one by a 7-5 score before coming back to take game two by an 8-1 count.
In game one, the first three innings went scoreless for both squads, as the visiting Railroaders were only able to get one hit off Columbia City pitcher Austin Clark.
The Eagles were not able to do much better of Garrett‚Äôs pitching, coming up with only two hits in the first three frames.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒColumbia City‚Äôs softball team won three games over the weekend, defeating North Side in both games of a double header Saturday and Central Noble Friday night.
The Lady Eagles pummeled the Lady Redskins, winning with lopsided, 15-0 and 10-0 scores.
In Saturday‚Äôs first game, Columbia City scored 14 runs in the first inning, and held North Side to one hit and no runs.
Kaylee Parks led the Lady Eagles offensively, with 3-for-4 batting, including a home run, a double and three runs. Megan Giffin was 2-for-4 with two runs.
NEW HAVEN ‚ÄĒ Indian Springs Middle School‚Äôs boys and girls track teams competed in the 2012 Northeast Hoosier Middle Level Conference meet held at New Haven High School last Saturday.
The conference included teams from Dekalb, Bellmont, Summit, East Noble, Woodside, New Haven, Carroll, Norwell, Maple Creek and Indian Springs.
The girls team brought home the NHMLC Conference Championship for the second year in a row. The boys team also made an impressive standing by placing fourth overall.
See Monday's issue of the Post & Mail for all the results from the conference meet.
LEO ‚ÄĒ Coming off its best score of the season, Columbia City‚Äôs golf team placed 10th in the 18-hole Leo Invitational, held at Cedar Creek Saturday afternoon.
Bishop Dwenger won the match, shooting 41 strokes less than Columbia City‚Äôs 348. The Eagle‚Äôs score tied with Leo‚Äôs second team and county-rival Churubusco, which placed 12th.
Three Northeast Hoosier Conference foes were also in the match. Carroll placed second, four strokes behind Dwenger with a 311.
Bellmont came in fifth with a 324, and New Haven took last with a 396.