September 5th, 2013
James â€śJayâ€ť Stanley Couch Jr., 46, of Columbia City, died at 6:50 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013, at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne.
He was born Sept. 9, 1966, in Harlan, Ky., a son of James S. and Yolanda J. (Hedrick) Couch Sr. As a young boy, his family moved to Thorncreek Township.
He graduated from Columbia City Joint High School in 1985.
In 1985, he enlisted in the U.S. Army. He was honorably discharged in 1993.
He worked at Contects in Larwill, Reelcraft and later Dana PTG for 16 years.
James A. Borcherding, 88, died Saturday Aug. 31, 2013.
James was born Jan. 13, 1925, in Fort Wayne, to the late James F. and Marie Borcherding.
He worked at the Veterans Affair Hospital for 25 years in the maintenance and engineering. He was an Army veteran of World War II serving in the 775th Field Artillery and was a member of the Oak Grove Church.
Col. City soccer falls
FORT WAYNE â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s girls soccer team lost to a conference rival Saturday.
Homestead shut out the Lady Eagles by a final score of 9-0. The Lady Spartans had seven goals in the first half and two in the second. Columbia City will host DeKalb Tuesday at 5 p.m.
Bremen upends Whitko
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Whitkoâ€™s girls soccer team lost a home game to Bremen Tuesday.
The Lady Lions beat the Lady Wildcats by a final of 5-1.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Whitkoâ€™s tennis team dropped a close 3-2 match to Wawasee Tuesday night.
The Wildcats picked up wins in No. 1 and No. 2 singles, but dropped No. 3 singles and both doubles matches in the loss.
In No. 2 singles, Whitkoâ€™s Blake Castle won in straight sets, 6-0, 6-0.
Tyler Baugher took a 6-3, 6-3 win in No. 1 singles.
Despite a three-set battle in No. 3 singles, Cole Bechtold fell short, 5-7, 7-5, 4-6.
CHURUBUSCO â€” Churubuscoâ€™s tennis team has showed steady improvement this season, as the Eagles have a 2-1 record in the Northeast Corner Conference.
The Eagles havenâ€™t posted a winning NECC record in tennis for the last several years.
Tuesday night, â€™Busco downed Central Noble by a 4-1 score.
The toughest match was No. 1 singles, where Luke Lillmars battled three sets to win, 6-1, 2-6, 6-2.
His twin brother, Landon Lillmars, won a lopsided No. 2 singles match, 6-1, 6-1.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Whitkoâ€™s football team hopes to get the first win of 2013 Friday.
To do so, the Wildcats will have to defeat a Three Rivers Conference rival on the road.
Whitko travels to Southwood Friday at 7 p.m. The Knights are 1-1 on the year, having opened with a win over Southern Wells and then losing to Oak Hill last week.
The Wildcats will be playing their third consecutive road game. Whitko opened with a loss at Wawasee and then dropped a 34-14 game at Columbia City last week.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s football team will hope to start its conference slate the same way it did in 2012 â€” with a win against Bellmont.
To get the win in 2013 though, the Eagles have to travel to Decatur.
Both squads have opened this year 1-1. Columbia City fell to Warsaw to open the year and picked up its first win last week against Whitko by a 34-14 score.
Bellmont also earned its first victory of 2013 last week by beating a county rival, defeating South Adams 41-17.
The Braves lost to Woodlan in the first week of the 2013 season.
HUNTINGTON â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s girls golf team suffered a one-stroke loss at LaFontaine Golf Club in Huntington Wednesday.
Despite a competitive score of 191, Huntington North edged out the Lady Eagles, posting a score of 190.
Two Columbia City linksters finished with 44 strokes, Macenzie Lane and Taylor Daniel.
The match-medalist was Maddie Kennedy, of Huntington North, who scored a 43.
Cheyenne Johnson also scored in the 40s for Columbia City, shooting a 49.
Other Columbia City varsity scores include: Athena Arnold, 54; Allison Yoder, 56; and Sydney Ford, 56.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The Columbia City Lady Eagle Soccer team played host Wednesday night to a quick Huntington North squad as they looked to pick up their third win of the season. After a very close first half, the visiting Lady Vikings put in three second-half goals to take a 4-0 win at the Max Gandy Athletic Field.
CHURUBUSCO â€” Churubuscoâ€™s football team has outscored the opposition 98-6 so far this season.
The Eagles hope to move to 3-0 when they travel to Prairie Heights Friday.
Prairie Heights picked up its first win last week over Fairfield by a score of 32-14 after falling to Lakeland in week one.
Churubusco won last year, 42-0, and in 2011 by a 30-0 margin. Still, Coach Paul Sade said his team is not taking the game lightly.
â€śWeâ€™ll have our hands full, thatâ€™s for sure,â€ť he said.
Sade said this edition of the Panthers has a talented group of upperclassmen.