Archive - Aug 2013 - Sports Article
FORT WAYNE ‚ÄĒ Columbia City‚Äôs girls volleyball team opened its season on the road at Fort Wayne North Side and Head Coach Trish Hinen was hoping to start the season with a three-game sweep.
Unfortunately for the Lady Eagles, a slow start in the opening game cost them the sweep Hinen was hoping for, but solid and consistent play throughout the night allowed Columbia City to leave Allen County with a win.
After dropping the initial contest 25-15, the Eagles turned the match around, winning the next three 27-25, 25-17 and 25-16.
Churubusco volleyball team.
First row, from left: Molly Green, Andrea Aung, Lacey Pulley, Mariah Nondorf and Elaine Horn.
Second row: Olivia Huelsenbeck.
Third row: Sierra Coil, Danielle Pippenger, Sarah Holloway, Jazlyn Neebler, Valencia Reister, Stacia Fester, Hannah Richards, Samantha Fulk, Caylee Knafel and Mallory Pearson.
Fourth row: Alisha Farner, Alyssa Anderson, Abby Stanford, Coach Audra Moore, Coach Dustin Beucler, Coach Trinda Goings, Paige Stauffer, Shyenne Greve and Katie Monk. Not pictured: Hannah Schaefer.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ With the retiring of Churubusco‚Äôs Lee Etzler and Whitko‚Äôs Wayne Swender this season, at age 31 Randy Hudgins is most veteran football coach in Whitley County ‚ÄĒ a concept that seems almost unimaginable in a sport that formerly relied on tradition and consistency.
‚ÄúUnfortunately it is kind of a trend now ‚ÄĒ there are quite a bit of coaching changes,‚ÄĚ Hudgins said.
Hudgins (25-20) is prepping for the start of his fifth season with the Eagles.
In preparation for the season starting this week, Columbia City‚Äôs boys soccer team hosted its scrimmage Saturday.
Pictured, freshman Matt Hartley moves the ball against East Noble.
SYRACUSE ‚ÄĒ Columbia City‚Äôs girls golf team took home second place at a 10-squad meet Saturday at South Shore Golf Club in Syracuse.
The Lady Eagles shot 392 at the Wawasee Invitational, missing first place by one stroke as host Lady Warriors had 391 from their gold squad.
Columbia City was 26 strokes ahead of third-place Goshen.
‚ÄúWe played very well,‚ÄĚ said Lady Eagle Head Golf Coach Jim Thompson. ‚ÄúWe had actually been shooting over 400 when we played 18 holes, to get down to 392 was a giant step forward for us.‚ÄĚ
Whitko girls get 1st win
WARREN ‚ÄĒ Whitko‚Äôs girls golf team picked up its first win of the year Tuesday.
The Lady Wildcats outshot Southern wells 231-241 at Dogwood Glen Golf Club. April Bishop paced Whitko with 53, two behind the leading golfer from Southern Wells. Samantha Shell chipped in 57 and Elizabeth Gensch had 59.
Kennedy Krull and Aurelia Stephens had 67 and 69, respectively, to round out Whitko‚Äôs scoring.
The Lady Wildcats are now 1-4 for the year.
Lady ‚ÄėCats fall in triangular
All three of Whitley County‚Äôs high school football squads will take the fields Friday for scrimmages. Columbia City travels to Goshen, Whitko hosts Garrett and Churubusco hosts Heritage. Pictured above from left: Drew O‚ÄôDell, Wayne Smith, Travis Herbst, Sam Dailey and Justin Bachelder of Columbia City.
COLUMBIA CITY‚ÄĒ Columbia City‚Äôs girls golf team fell to visiting Warsaw at in the team‚Äôs home-opener at Eagle Glen Monday.
The Lady Eagles shot 201 ‚ÄĒ 11 strokes behind the Lady Tigers.
Taylor Daniel paced Columbia City with a 43, two strokes behind Alexis Manwaring of Warsaw, who was the meet leader at 41.
Mackenzie Lane carded a 48 for the Lady Eagles, Allison Yoder and Cheyenne Johnson both shot 55 and Bethany Yoder rounded out the Columbia City varsity scoring at 56. For the season, the Lady Eagles are 0-3.
WINONA LAKE ‚ÄĒ Scott Moore is far from a new face to Grace Athletics. Starting this fall, however, he will be adding several new responsibilities to his title.
Moore, starting his second year assisting the men‚Äôs basketball team, will become the next women‚Äôs tennis head coach and the school‚Äôs first strength and conditioning coach.
Additionally, he will oversee scheduling of practices and events at the Gordon Recreation Center.
Whitko football campers for 2013.
First row, from left: Third graders Reise Thomas, Owen Hobbs, Alex Yohe and Hunter Miller.
Second row, from left: Fourth graders Austin Kreeps, Wyatt Slusher, Slater Craig, Hunter Sills, Ashton Sheppard and Rob Werstler.
Third row, from left: Fifth graders Hagan Slusher and Zachardy Rimersma and sixth graders Mason Lehman and Clayton Ebbinghouse.
Fourth row, from left: Eighth graders Shad Ebbinghouse, Logan Busz and Kaleb Busz and seventh graders Zach Gardner, Cade Bechtold and Brad Trump.
Not pictured: Brighten Back (eighth grade).