Archive - Apr 2013 - Sports Article
Columbia City‚Äôs wrestling team announced its season-ending awards recently.
Pictured are the award winners, from left, senior Alan Trabert, Mental Attitude Award; senior Russel Hazelet, Most Valuable Wrestler and Most Team Points; senior Brice Bauer, Most Improved Wrestler. Bauer and Hazelet were also recognized for Academic All-State.
Columbia City wrestling is coached by Blaine Culp (right).
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Columbia City‚Äôs girls track team is en route to another successful track season this year.
The Lady Eagles had a repeat title in its first meet, topping both Churubusco and Whitko in the county competition by more than 30 points each.
Columbia City Head Coach Bob Fahl said he feels confident in this season‚Äôs team of 31 tracksters.
‚ÄúWe‚Äôre in pretty good shape,‚ÄĚ Fahl said.
The Lady Eagles return nearly all of their athletes from last year‚Äôs sectional-title winning team, and adds a few key newcomers that may play a large role on this season‚Äôs team.
SOUTH WHITLEY ‚ÄĒ Whitko‚Äôs boys golf team is looking to rebound in 2013 from its first losing season in five years.
The Wildcats return four letterwinners and will have two newcomers.
Junior Daniel Zawlocki, the 2012 MVP for the Wildcats and an All-Three Rivers Conference golfer, returns.
He is joined by senior Colton LeTourneau, sophomore Cole Bechtold and sophomore Matt Hathaway as letterwinners.
Also returning for Whitko in 2013 will be Andy Bringman, Robert Hopkis, Cole Findley, Matt Myers and Bill Stump.
Whitko has some promising newcomers.
SOUTH WHITLEY ‚ÄĒ Whitko‚Äôs baseball team finally opened its season, after difficult weather conditions, Saturday and split a doubleheader with Marion.
The Wildcats dropped game one by a margin of 9-5, but came back to capture game two by a 10-9 score.
A home run proved to be the winning blast in game two. Tanner Gaff hit a solo shot to break a 9-9 tie and give the Wildcats the eventual win.
‚ÄúTanner Gaff made a great hitting adjustment on his solo home run in the bottom of the sixth inning that proved to be the game winner,‚ÄĚ Whitko Head Coach Erik Hisner said.