Archive - Jun 2012 - Sports Article
SOUTH WHITLEY ‚ÄĒ Whitko‚Äôs Ian Pherigo is setting the bar high in the weight room for his fellow football teammates. Pherigo holds the National record in squats for his age and size at 352 pounds.
The senior is a full back on the football team, and wrestled in his freshman and sophomore years.
‚ÄúI gave up wrestling last season for lifting,‚ÄĚ Pherigo said.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Columbia City stand-out football player Jared Murphy has been tossing around the pigskin with his dad and brothers for as long as he can remember.
His senior year at Columbia City is far from the end of his football career.
Murphy will be making the change from an Eagle to a RedHawk, as he recently verbally committed to Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.
Miami is a Div. I school that belongs to the Midwest Athletic Conference (MAC) along with Ball State and Northern Illinois.
The Churubusco Bluejays 11u baseball team is 26-4 and has won two tournaments, New Haven and Bryan Ohio this season.
Front row, from left: Levi McClure, Tom Richards, Austin Kresl and Kyle Kresl.
Back row: Hunter Perlich, Liam Ward, Alex Koontz, Joe Allen and Jovonn Timberlake. Not Pictured: Logan Traylor.
The Columbia City club swim team took second place out of 12 teams at the Pete Johnson Invitational two weeks ago.
Pictured, six swimmers from the team. From left, Charlie Varga, Telly Varga, Ryan Devito, Aaron Fix, Zachary Young and Sammy Varga. Center, Brian Fix.
Several young linksters participated in Eagle Glen‚Äôs Junior Golf Camp.
Front row, from left: Seth Mills, Colin White, Logan Harkenrider and Evan White. Second row: Sawyer Bales, Jacob Straub, Gary Brice and Matt Brice. Third row: Landon Tuttle, Daniel McCullough, Abby Pequignot, Kendra Roberts, Taylor Glass and Sydni Farber. Fourth row: Jacob Farber, instructor Tia Lantz, Gracie Mills and Cole Straub. Sixth row, instructor Lauren Holloway and Evan Straub. Back row: instructor Andrew Thompson, instructor Trent Murphy and instructor Max Dryer.
Columbia City graduate Cassie Vodde is playing in today‚Äôs Indiana North-South All-Star game at Carmel.
Columbia City honored five girls tennis players with awards.
From left: Sydney Ford (Mental Attitude), Blake Farber (Most Matches Won), Celine Rongos (Most Valuable Player, Team Captain, 1st-Team NHC, All-District and Honorable Mention All-State), Macie Hinen (Most Improved) and Kennedy Slavicek (Coach‚Äôs Award).
Team Bird youth running club, coached by Columbia City‚Äôs Gary Bird, participated in a two-day track meet at Northrop High School for the U.S. Track & Field Indiana Association Meet.
Four runners qualified for the regional meet in July at Franklin College.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Haley Richter can ‚Äúfly‚ÄĚ in the pool. Literally.
Richter will be competing in the Olympic trials Monday in Omaha, Nebraska in the 100-meter butterfly.
She qualified by meeting the qualifying time (101.99) by just a fraction of a second, 1:01.5.
Though Richter said she doesn‚Äôt expect to place in the top two to make it to the Olympics, she‚Äôs excited about the experience.
‚ÄúIt‚Äôs going to be so fun. I‚Äôm so excited,‚ÄĚ Richter said.
Richter said she‚Äôs seeded around 80th place. Her time, 101.5, would‚Äôve been good for the world record in 1974. The record in ‚Äė74 was 101.88.
Seven softball players received awards at Columbia City‚Äôs awards night.
From left, Alyssa Brandt ‚ÄĒ 2nd-team NHC; Kaylee Parks ‚ÄĒ 1st-team NHC, Most Valuable Player; Megan Giffin ‚ÄĒ 1st-team NHC, Most Valuable Player; Hannah Schnorr ‚ÄĒ 1st-team NHC, Defense Award; Allie Vodde ‚ÄĒ 2nd-team NHC, Offense Award; Cassie Vodde ‚ÄĒ 1st-team All-State, 1st-team Academic All-State, 1st-team NHC, Pitching Award, Most Valuable Player, Tina Parker Award; Claire Kauffman ‚ÄĒ Mental Attitude Award.