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Two Lady Eagles honored by IBCA

March 29, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — The Columbia City High School girls basketball program recently had two of its own recognized by the Indiana Basketball Coaches Associatoin (IBCA). 

Seniors Sidney Bunyan and Sarah Opliger were awarded the IBCA Academic All-State Honorable Mention for their efforts in the classroom and on the basketball court.

IBCA head coaches from high schools across the state nominated seniors who met specific criteria, which included a 3.5 GPA or higher on a 4.0 scale, a rank in the upper 25 percent of one’s class, a minimum SAT score of 1,500 or minimum ACT score of 23.

Whitko boys, girls track down Wabash

March 29, 2012

WABASH — Whitko boys and girls track and field teams traveled to Wabash and game away with victories, 99-33 and 65-57, respectively.

The boys team had several tracksters win multiple events, helping the Wildcats triple the Apache’s point total.

Trapper Mize won the 1600-meter run with a time of 4:55 and the 3200 at 10:54. Whitko’s Jordan Sims also won two events, the 110-meter (16.9 seconds) and 300-meter hurdles (42.1). Finishing first in the 100-meter dash was Connor Stouder. Stouder’s time was 11.5 seconds.

His time of 23.8 was also good enough for first in the 200 dash.

BASEBALL: Whitko downs ’Busco, 10-8

March 29, 2012

CHURUBUSCO — Facing an 8-7 deficit going into the final inning, Whitko scored three runs to win 10-8 at Churubusco Wednesday.

One of the three 7th-innintg runs was scored by Wes Gensch, who led the game with 1.000 hitting, two runs and three RBIs. On the defensive end, Gensch got the save, closing out the game with no hits in the final inning.

Whitko took a 2-1 lead in the first frame. Ethan Nicodemus scored the first run off an RBI by Gensch, then Gensch was batted in by Austin Mort. Churubusco’s Alan Meeks scored off a Whitko error, 1-of-5 the Wildcats had on the night.

’Busco tennis opens with loss to South Side

March 29, 2012

CHURUBUSCO — Churubusco’s girls tennis team begain its season with a loss Wednesday.

The Lady Eagles faced Fort Wayne South Side and was shut out 5-0.
In No. 1 singles, Senior Morgan Young was defeated by South Side’s Norene Namani, 6-0, 6-1.

Churubusco’s Nikki Essingler lost 6-1, 6-1 to Mary Downelly in the No. 2 singles match. In No. 3 singles, Lady Eagle Kayleen Mitchell was defeated by Zin Naing, 6-2, 6-3.

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