Archive - Jul 2013 - Sports Article
Anna Bulmahn, who played for Churubuscoâs girls tennis team last spring, takes advantage of nice weather Tuesday to hit the ball around at Churubuscoâs town park.
This week is the IHSAAâs official moratorium week, and no organized sports are allowed to practice until Monday.
On Friday, The Post & Mail announced its 2012-13 Players of the Year â Derek Hinen and Kalisha Goree â both of Columbia City High School. Stop by The Post & Mailâs office at 927 W. Connexion Way, Columbia City, to pick up a copy of this yearâs Athletes of the Year, a special section.
Columbia Cityâs club swim team, the Stingrays, won the 2013 League II Championships at Pine Valley Country Club last week.
High-point winners for the Stingrays were: Hadley Snell, Sammy Varga, Caroline Klimek, Zachary Young, Caden Ferguson, Shauna Jo Young, Telly Varga, Ryan Devito, Josh Butts, Alyssa Koch, Megan Cummings, Matt Webber, Doug Hinen, Josh Shawver, Cassie Bosselman, Taylor Hartsock and Jared Mertz.
The boys 200-meter freestyle relay squad broke the Columbia City Clubâs team record and won the event at the league championships at Pine Valley Country Club last week.
From left: Nathan Koch, Robby Owen, Jared Mertz and Shane Bufkin, all on the Columbia City High School varsity swim team.
COLUMBIA CITY â Whitley Countyâs top athletes will be on display in The Post & Mailâs Athletes of the Year special section â inserted today.
The special section also includes The Post & Mailâs selections for male and female Athletes of the Year, two Columbia City High School athletes.
Players of the Week from the 2012-13 school year will also be reviewed, as well as the honorable mention selections.
Contact Nicole Ott, firstname.lastname@example.org, for your suggestions for Athlete of the Week this upcoming season.
Please include name, team and reason why they are a good choice.
WHITLEY COUNTY â Fall sports are set to begin within the next month for high schools all around Whitley County.
Before athletes can take to the gridiron, court or course, though, practice must be held.
First official practices for Columbia City High School teams are as follows: Girls golf will be Friday, Aug. 2, at 9 a.m. at Eagle Glen Golf Course.
The rest of the Eaglesâ fall sports will kick off Monday, Aug. 5.
Football will hold a meeting at 3, with two practice sessions to follow. These events will be at the football practice field and the athletic building.
Two-wheel Drive: (1) Rich Hamilton, 1978 Ford, 293.11; (2) Aaron Oliver, 1997 Ford, 245.03.
5550 Gas: (1) Bob Maggert, 1977 Ford, 5550 pounds, 269.11 feet; (2) Troy Shank 1983 Chevy 2500, 5550, 265.09; (3) Jake Chittenden, 1979 Ford F250, 264.09; (4) Ethan Houser, 1975 Ford F100, 241.08; (5) Kirk Hoffman, 1985 Chevy, 238.06.
Brian Busz, of South Whitley, took home first place in the Wing Class at the Miami County Speedway Saturday.
Busz came back after finishing third in the heat to take first in the feature.
COLUMBIA CITY â Selections have been made for The Post & Mailâs 2012-13 Athlete of the Year.
Last yearâs top selections were Alex Stoddard, a baseball, football and basketball athlete from Whitko, and Karissa Olinske, who played softball, basketball and volleyball for the Lady Wildcats.
This year, both selections are Columbia City athletes who both have competed in three sports at some point in their high school careers, and have committed to play sports in college.
COLUMBIA CITY â When making her college selection, Columbia City volleyball player Gabrielle Hazen looked at the big picture.
While she had the option to attend many schools in the Big Ten Conference, including Ohio State where teammate Kalisha Goree will be attending, Hazen decided to go with a school with strong academics.
âNorthwestern is amazing academically,â Hazen said. âWhen narrowing down schools, I wanted to come out with a great education as well as a great athletic career.
âAt Northwestern Iâll be getting both.â