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August 5th

Fast swimmers

August 5, 2013

The Columbia City Sting Rays club swim team competed in the City Championships in Fort Wayne this weekend. Pictured above is the 200-meter freestyle relay team that broke the team record for the second time in a row.

The group also had a record-breaking time in the 200-meter medley relay, but was disqualified by a disagreeable official.

Pictured from left: Nathan Koch, Robby Owen, Jonathon Fix and Jared Mertz.

The boys are all part of Columbia City High School’s varsity swim team, and will be returning to the pool competitively this summer, hoping to break school records.

August 2nd

Hazen on winning volleyball squad

August 2, 2013

Columbia City High School senior Gabrielle Hazen, pictured third from left in the back row, played this summer in the Team USA High Performance Tournament. The tournament drew teams from around the world. Hazen’s squad won the gold medal in the USA A1 junior red division. Hazen will be attending Northwestern University to play volleyball in the fall of 2014. Read The Post & Mail next week for a feature story on Hazen’s summer.

Volleyball champs

August 2, 2013

Minear Real Estate held a sand volleyball tournament on Saturday. Pictured above are event organizers and some tournament participants. The first place team consisted of Derek Hinen, Dylan Hinen, Tyler Mosher, Blake Downing. The second place team’s members were: Jake Fitzmaurice, Derek Yoder, Travis Chamamile, Josh Chamamile, Josh Martain, Aaron Martin and Ken Asfour and the third place team was made up of: TJ Minear, Nicole Minear, Jason Fore, Trevor Hull, Grant Bockelman, Kyle Rucks. Teams played a double-elimination rally score tournament that started at 11 a.m. and ended at 5 p.m.

July 31st

Sharpening her skills

July 31, 2013

Anna Bulmahn, who played for Churubusco’s girls tennis team last spring, takes advantage of nice weather Tuesday to hit the ball around at Churubusco’s town park.

This week is the IHSAA’s official moratorium week, and no organized sports are allowed to practice until Monday.

July 29th

TOP ATHLETES: Whitley County's best celebrated

July 29, 2013

On Friday, The Post & Mail announced its 2012-13 Players of the Year — Derek Hinen and Kalisha Goree — both of Columbia City High School. Stop by The Post & Mail’s office at 927 W. Connexion Way, Columbia City, to pick up a copy of this year’s Athletes of the Year, a special section.

July 26th

SWIM CHAMPS: Successful Stingrays

July 26, 2013

Columbia City’s 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.

Record-breaking swimmers

July 26, 2013

The boys 200-meter freestyle relay squad broke the Columbia City Club’s 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.

Top athletes touted today

July 26, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Whitley County’s top athletes will be on display in The Post & Mail’s Athletes of the Year special section — inserted today.

The special section also includes The Post & Mail’s 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, sports@thepostandmail.com, for your suggestions for Athlete of the Week this upcoming season.

Please include name, team and reason why they are a good choice.

Fall sports practices set to begin

July 26, 2013

WHITLEY COUNTY — 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 Eagles’ 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.

July 25th

4-H Tractor Pull results

July 25, 2013

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.

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