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May 30th

Blazers’ grand slam bumps Churubusco

May 30, 2011

   GARRETT — Churubusco was firmly in the driver’s seat through three innings of the class 2A semifinal sectional round Saturday.
   Leading 5-1, the Eagles looked to be on their way to the sectional championship.
   However, Eastside used a grand slam to score six unanswered runs and rally back to end ’Busco’s season 7-5.

May 27th

Turn-n-burn: ’Busco back at state

May 28, 2011

   FORT WAYNE — Churubusco senior Kyle Mathewson was hot at Friday night’s Wayne boys’ track and field regional.
   Literally.
   Coming off the track with a hole in his shoe, Mathewson took a turn and burned down the last 100 meters of the 200-meter dash final to take second and earn his first state finals trip.
 

Lady Eagles bust open gates of sectional 18-1

May 28, 2011

   COLUMBIA CITY — Finally! After almost a week of rain delays, the Columbia City class 3A sectional softball tournament finally got underway Friday night at Morsches Park.
   For the Columbia City Lady Eagles, it seemed like they stored up almost a week’s worth of runs as they downed the West Noble Lady Chargers in the opening game 18-1 in five innings.

Whitko powers on to semifinal

May 28, 2011

   AKRON — Whitko and Lakeland fought off the weather and traveled to Tippecanoe Valley High School for the first round of the class 3A baseball sectional Friday night.
  The Wildcats played a perfect game with no errors, taking the Lakers out of the post-season with a 7-2 win.

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May 26th

Lady ’Cats architect resigns

May 26, 2011

   SOUTH WHITLEY — Coming into his first head coaching job in girls’ basketball five seasons ago, Rob Bell didn’t see it ending like this — but the time was right.
   The Lady Wildcats winningest coach in school history turned in his resignation Wednesday, pending board approval June 20.
   Bell states in his resignation letter the program “has reached a crossroads, which many growing successful programs do.”

Softball Sectional: City, Whitko still under watery delay

May 26, 2011

   COLUMBIA CITY — Rain, rain going away.
   That’s what all the players say.
   And coaches, officials and fans for that matter.
   Thursday became the fourth consecutive day, the Columbia City class 3A softball sectional has been under water thanks to Mother Nature’s soggy weather conditions.
   Columbia City athletic director Geoff Penrod has run his far share of tournaments but this is a new one for him.

Dunn takes part in annual Border Wars

May 26, 2011

   FORT WAYNE — Columbia City Lady Eagle Kayla Dunn was selected to participate in the Nancy Rehm Border Wars Basketball Classic April 30 at the University of Saint Francis.  
   Dunn played with some of the top players in the area as part of an Indiana team that took on Ohio’s team.

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May 25th

Fresh faces at state finals

May 25, 2011

   FORT WAYNE — “The Northrop Regional tonight was on fire,” Columbia City head coach Bob Fahl said Tuesday.
   So were Samantha Roush and Renee Menzie.
   The two Lady Eagles used school record paces at Tuesday’s regional round to reach Saturday’s state finals at Indiana University.

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’Busco uprooted from sectional

May 25, 2011

   GARRETT — For a moment, Churubusco softball seemed to have everything going its way Tuesday.
   The Lady Eagles opened the class 2A Garrett sectional against Eastside. After trailing 2-1, the Lady Blazers scored seven unanswered runs to bump ’Busco from the tournament.

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May 23rd

Storms delay start of softball tournaments

May 23, 2011

   The beginning of the week didn’t come with the busy start local softball teams were hoping for Monday.
   Severe storms passed through the area delaying the start of IHSAA sectional tournaments.
   The opening round had both Columbia City and Churubusco playing games at 5 p.m.
   Those games will be picked up today.
   Columbia City will open its own class 3A sectional against West Noble at Morsches Park.

Columbia City soccer player Shila Tolliver signed to play soccer at Huntington University Thursday...
CHURUBUSCO — With a 5-2 win in the season opener against Woodlan and another win over Oak Hill...
HUNTINGTON — Columbia City’s boys track team opened its season with a loss at Huntington North...

 

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