Archive - Mar 2013 - Sports Article
CHURUBUSCO â The year 2012 made for impressive seasons by the Churubusco boys and girls track and field teams. Each had at least a dozen team wins. Both won their home invites. Each had an athlete reach the state finals.
In 2013, the Eagle and Lady Eagle tracksters will look to the same man that led them to such a successful performance last year.
Head Coach Zach Dock returns for his seventh season as leader of both the girls and boys track and field teams.
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) â Notre Dame's days in the Big East are over. Its troubles in the NCAA tournament linger.
For the third time in four years, the Fighting Irish were bounced in their first game, upended Friday night 76-58 by an impressive Iowa State team that beat Notre Dame on the inside, from the outside and every way possible.
Next year, Notre Dame begins anew as a member of the reconfigured Atlantic Coast Conference. But although they'll be in a different league, the Fighting Irish will carry a label as a team unable to advance in March.
SOUTH WHITLEY â Whitkoâs girls track team excelled in the Three Rivers Conference last season.
For 2013, the Lady Wildcats are back for more and are hoping to take the conference championship once again.
Whitko won the Three Rivers Conference two ways last year, taking first in the conference meet, 48 points ahead of second-place Southwood, and also posting a 7-0 mark in the season, league-wise.
While the Wildcats graduated three seniors from last yearâs team, Coach Gary Sims was excited about the talent that remains.
COLUMBIA CITY â Though Columbia Cityâs boys and girls swim teams didnât have a state-title, stand-out season â there was much to highlight about the small squadâs performance this year.
Eagle head coach Kristen Swonger, who is stepping down after this season, said every swimmer broke their personal record at least once, and some swam new events for the first time.
With only 11 girls and 12 boys on the team, winning many meets posed big challenge for the Eagles.
âWe had no idea what was going to happen,â Swonger said.
INDIANAPOLIS â In light of all Churubuscoâs football teamâs success throughout the last three years â including a 33-5 combined record â only three players have received such an honor.
Offensive lineman Eric Kuznar joins former âBusco standouts Kyle Monk and Kyle Matthewson as recipients of a âGriddyâ award Sunday.
The senior was honored at the Colts Pavilion in Indianapolis ad the awards ceremony.
Sporting events for Columbia City's teams have been canceled for the rest of the week. Many area games and meets are being canceled due to cold weather conditions.
SOUTH WHITLEY â Whitko senior Cagney Craig closed her career with a string of honors â and the biggest one was announced recently.
Craig was named honorable mention to the Indiana All-State Senior Basketball Team as selected by the IBCA.
âNext to making the Indiana All-Star team, this might be the highest acknowledgement for a basketball player in Indiana,â said Whitko girls basketball coach Brandon Bradley.
Craig was also named first team for the Three Rivers Conference this season.
COLUMBIA CITY â High school softball is a game dominated by pitching and solid defense behind the plate.
When a team loses its ace All-Northeast Hoosier Conference pitcher and its All-NHC catcher, normally the other teams in the conference would be licking their chops in anticipation of this yearâs season.
But that may not be the case this year, as the Columbia City squad still returns a senior-laden team full of experience.
Last year, the Lady Eagles posted a 19-9 overall record including a 7-0 sweep of the Northeast Hoosier Conference.
CHURUBUSCO â Last yearâs season may not have turned out the way that Churubuscoâs baseball team was hoping for, but this seasonâs team returns a strong nucleus from that squad and looks to improve on last yearâs 7-24 record.
The Eagles graduated pitcher Austin Geoprich, who was 3-3 on the season and batted .278.
Also gone from the Churubusco lineup are infielder Alan Meeks, a .374 hitter who also had 13 stolen bases, and Adam Boggess, who batted at a .278 clip with 21 RBI from his left field position.
CHURUBUSCO â Fourteen, 1,057 and 24. What do these numbers mean?
Fourteen is the number of losses Churubuscoâs boys basketball team suffered before winning its first game, an agonizing stretch for the Eagles and their fans.
The number 1,057 is the amount of points the 2011-12 Eagles scored. That team went 14-7.