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August 15th

Football scrimmages Friday

August 15, 2013

All three of Whitley County’s 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’Dell, Wayne Smith, Travis Herbst, Sam Dailey and Justin Bachelder of Columbia City.

August 13th

Lady Eagles fall to Warsaw linksters

August 13, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY— Columbia City’s girls golf team fell to visiting Warsaw at in the team’s home-opener at Eagle Glen Monday.

The Lady Eagles shot 201 — 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.

Moore to coach tennis, strength at Grace

August 13, 2013

WINONA LAKE — 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’s basketball team, will become the next women’s tennis head coach and the school’s first strength and conditioning coach.

Additionally, he will oversee scheduling of practices and events at the Gordon Recreation Center.

August 12th

Whitko football camp

August 12, 2013

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).

August 9th

Main Bowl revitalizing for the future

August 9, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY— A desire to give local bowlers excellent facilities has led a long-time alley to remodel.

Main Bowl plans to open for the bowling season Labor Day Weekend. Right now, though, the building is in the middle of extensive renovations.

According to owner Kent Miller, the remodel is part of changing with the times.

“I guess I am a believer that if you don’t continue to update your business, you won’t have a business to worry about,” he said.

NEAR MISS: Golfers survive wind storm

August 9, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY— Golf is not considered as violent or dangerous of a sport as football, rugby or hockey.

But golf courses can have their moments of danger, as area linkers found out Wednesday.

A strong storm cell hit Crooked Lake Golf Course Wednesday evening. Course owner Bill Schumaker said he had warned golfers on the course of the coming storm, but that nobody expected it to be very serious.

August 8th

Whitley County’s wingmen

August 8, 2013

Brian Busz (pictured) and Blane Culp placed third and fifth, respectively, in the wing class race at Miami County Speedway Saturday.

August 7th

Power lifters

August 7, 2013

In June, the Whitley/Noble County powerlifting team “Team Iron Addiction” traveled to Springfield, Ohio for an Individual National Competition.

Keith Herron (left), of Noble County, was bench press national champ in the 220-pound weight class. James Crump (middle), of Whitley County, was power sports national champion in bench press, curls and dead-lift in the 162-pound weight class. Gunnar Barnhard (right), of Whitley County, was bench press national champ in the 275-pound weight class.

Col. City girls golf season opens

August 7, 2013

SYRACUSE — Columbia City’s girls golf team opened the fall sports season in Whitley County on the road against Wawasee Tuesday night at Maxwelton Golf Course.

With official practices beginning Friday, the Lady Eagles only had two practices to prepare for their first match, falling to the Lady Warriors in a 20-stroke match, 197-217.

Macenzie Lane led the Lady Eagles, shooting a 49, followed by Cheyenne Johnson who scored a 56.

Allison Yoder shot a 58 and Sydney Ford finished off varsity scoring with 62 strokes.

August 6th

Racing Reid

August 6, 2013

Hannah Reid, of Columbia City, swam this past weekend in the Fort Wayne City Championships Swim Meet at Helen P. Brown Natatorium.

She took first place in the 11-12 girls age group.

She placed first in the 50-yard free, first in the 100-yard individual medley, and third in the 50 butterfly.

She swam for Summer Swim Club at Arlington Park in Fort Wayne this summer.

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