May 14th, 2013
Andrue Bechtold, of South Whitley, recently found a rather large Morel mushroom in a â€śsecret locationâ€ť in Whitley County.
Andrue is the grandson of Dennis Bechtold.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” John Langmaid, IV was awarded his Eagle Scout rank at a ceremony held at Whitko High School March 21.
Langmaid, a student at WHS, planned, surveyed, organized, and helped build a 65-foot-long, 5-foot-wide Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant sidewalk.
The project, which was completed during July 2012, was done for the school as his Eagle Scout project.
He earned the Eagle rank Sept. 13, 2012. The sidewalk gives disabled students access to the school and ease to leave the school during exercise and emergency situations.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Churubusco High School graduate, Alex Husk, has tapped into her many years of dance to launch a new business, Astound Dance Academy.
At the age of three, Husk started to dance, but it wasnâ€™t until she was in middle school that she began perfecting her craft.
Now 24 years old and with many years of instruction experience, Husk is ready to pass on the love of dance to others in her own studio.
Q: What is it about dance that inspires you?
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Trevor Bauer, Whitko High School art student, is the logo contest winner for Whitley On the Move.
Bauer has previously won three state scholastic art awards this year â€” two Gold Keys and one Silver Key. Bauerâ€™s Gold Keys were sent to New York for National judging.
Bauer is not just an artist. In addition to being involved in the art club for three years, he played football at WHS for four years and was involved with Fellowship of Christian Athletes for three years. Bauer plans to attend Ball State University for architecture.
Sectional pairings for baseball have been released by the Indiana High School Athletic Association.
Columbia City will play in the seven-team Class 4A Sectional 5 to be held at Carroll. The Eagle's first-round opponent will be DeKalb.
This contest will be a rematch of the April 30 game at DeKalb that Columbia City won 7-4. Columbia City also ended DeKalb's sectional run last year in the second round at DeKalb.
If the Eagles move on, they will play the winner of the Snider-East Noble first round game.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Area sports teams are preparing for conference and sectional play in the upcoming weeks.
While many seasons have felt to have been cut short due to a late start from poor weather conditions in March and April, there have been few cancellations in the last two weeks â€” readying teams for post-season action.
Tracksters are the first to begin sectional action, as the girls squads compete tonight and boys are scheduled to run Thursday, weather permitting.
Columbia Cityâ€™s and Whitkoâ€™s girls go to New Haven, and Churubusco is competing in the Northrop sectional.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Indian Springs Middle Schoolâ€™s girls golf team won its own invitational May 3.
The Lady Eagles scored a 232, 11 strokes ahead of the second-place team, Wawasee. Indian Springs was led by Sydney VanMeter, who was the medalist out of 59 other linksters.
VanMeter scored a 46, her personal best score. Lincoln placed third with 259 strokes, and Whitko came in fourth with a score of 262.
DENVER â€” Whitkoâ€™s baseball squad traveled to Three Rivers Conference foe North Miami, topping the Warriors by an 8-2 score.
Wyatt Wolf improved to 6-0 on the season, pitching five innings with eight strike outs. He had one earned run, five hits and five walks. Weigold closed out the last inning with one strike out.
Tanner Gaff led the Wildcats with 1-for-3 batting, scoring a run, earning an RBI and tallying two stolen bases. Wolf was also 1-for-3 and scored a run.
FORT WAYNE â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s freshmen and sophomores on the boys track team competed in the Concordia Relays Saturday.
The distance medley team of Braden Lecklider, Joseph Lude, Davie Fulk and Andrew McFarland placed second. The 1,600-meter relay squad of Lude, Ryan Mosher, T.J. Yagel and Kaleb Greenwood came in fifth.
Michael Simmons also took fifth in the shot put. the 800-meter relay team of Greenwood, Lecklider, Michael Wyrick and Kohltin Green came in sixth.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s girls softball team took a 10-run win over a Northeast Hoosier Conference opponent Monday at Morsches Park.
The Lady Eagles posted a seven-run fifth inning to take the 15-5 win over Norwell.
â€śWe needed a game like that,â€ť Columbia City Head Coach Steve Cox said. â€śIt was fun.â€ť
The Lady Eagles had an 8-5 advantage going into the bottom of the fifth inning.