Archive - Mar 21, 2013
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Though Columbia City‚Äôs boys and girls swim teams didn‚Äôt have a state-title, stand-out season ‚ÄĒ there was much to highlight about the small squad‚Äôs performance this year.
Eagle head coach Kristen Swonger, who is stepping down after this season, said every swimmer broke their personal record at least once, and some swam new events for the first time.
With only 11 girls and 12 boys on the team, winning many meets posed big challenge for the Eagles.
‚ÄúWe had no idea what was going to happen,‚ÄĚ Swonger said.
INDIANAPOLIS ‚ÄĒ In light of all Churubusco‚Äôs football team‚Äôs success throughout the last three years ‚ÄĒ including a 33-5 combined record ‚ÄĒ only three players have received such an honor.
Offensive lineman Eric Kuznar joins former ‚ÄôBusco standouts Kyle Monk and Kyle Matthewson as recipients of a ‚ÄėGriddy‚Äô award Sunday.
The senior was honored at the Colts Pavilion in Indianapolis ad the awards ceremony.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Bringing home a national award is cause for celebration for any team, squad or group.
But for Vanessa Bills and the Whitley County Dazzlers, winning a cheerleading national title is somewhat shocking.
‚ÄúI didn‚Äôt even realize we would be competing like that,‚ÄĚ said Bills who is the Dazzler‚Äôs coach.
The special needs cheerleading squad is open to any age and gender in Whitley County who has a disability.
Last week, the squad took its first cross-country trip to Myrtle Beach, S.C. to compete in Cheer Ltd.‚Äôs national competition.
Carl W DeYoung, 84, formerly of Corunna, passed away Monday, March 18, 2013, at his home in Waterloo.
He was born Feb. 11, 1929, in Crystal, Mich. His parents were George and Dorothy (Doyle) DeYoung and he was raised by William and Pearl Thompson.
Carl was a graduate of Ashley High School, a U.S. Army Reservist, former Waterloo Volunteer Fireman and a member of Corunna Church of Christ. He loved to golf, bowl, fish and was a big IU basketball fan.
He worked for Indiana Decorative, Charleston Metal and Kitchen Quip of Waterloo before retiring in 1979.