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Churubuscoâ€™s Senior League baseball team won the Little League District 10 Invitational Tournament 2-0 against Hamilton Park (who had only lost two games all season before the championship).
The team was undefeated in the tournament.
It began the season 3-8 but won 17 of the 18 games, including the tournament.
From left, Logan Harshman, Colin Mullins, Reese Partin, Michael Rennaker, Jerrod Ostler, Blake Wormcastle, Nash Wood, Sam Richards, Jeremiah Geiger, James Bennett, Nik Troyer, Carson Gatton and Clay Tinney. The team was coached by Andy Richards, D.J. Tinney and Tim Troyer.
Runners make their way around the lake on Columbia Drive in Columbia City Friday evening during the four-mile fun run for Old Settlers Days.
Some Whitley County residents are questioning Columbia City High Schoolâ€™s black uniforms in many sports, such as football, basketball and cheerleading.
Columbia Cityâ€™s football team is expected to return to the traditional maroon color this season.
Voice your opinion on The Post & Mailâ€™s Facebook page, and see an article including public and coaches' comments on Page A1 of Saturday's issue of The Post and Mail.
Columbia City Parks Departmentâ€™s four-year-old instructional T-ball league concluded Wednesday.
The team was led by Steve Shoda, a Columbia City High School assistant coach, as well as Eagle players.
Back row, from left: CCHS player Gary Ormsby, Shoda and Curtis Shoda, CCHS player.
Columbia Cityâ€™s boys golf team had its end of season awards night Tuesday.
The award winners were, from left: Most Improved Player, Matt Kumfer; Season Low Average, 1st-Team All-Conference and Co-MVP, Tyler Green; Co-MVP and 2nd-Team All-Conference, Spencer Klimek; DeVol Award, Tanner Daniel; Mental Attitude Award, Cameron Slavich; Coaches Award, Matt Benedict.
INDIANAPOLIS â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s 7-on-7 football team ended its season on a high note by making the semifinals of a tournament last weekend.
The Eagles made the semiâ€™s of Pikeâ€™s â€śLet It Flyâ€ť 7-on-7 tourney.
Overall, Columbia City was 5-2 on the day.
The Eagles beat Triton Central and Evergreen Park, an Illinois school. The lone loss for Columbia City in pool play was to NHC-rival East Noble.
In the first round in the afternoon, the Eagles beat Brownstown Central. In the quarterfinals, Class 6A Lafayatte Jefferson was dispatched by Columbia City.
South Whitleyâ€™s U14 softball team won the â€™Busco Bash Turtle Days softball tournament by defeating the hosts 9-2, Kendallville 9-6 and Huntington 8-2.
Pictured above is the team after the championship game.
Front row, from left: Assistant Coaches Mark Zumbrun, Paul Wilson and Mike Ferguson; Jaima Ferguson, Hanna Yohe, Andrea Snavely, Emily Jones, Micaela Zumbrun, Coaches Ed Yohe and Brian Cox.
Back row: Hannah Garwood, Autumn Wilson, Maria Patrick, Haley Yohe and Riley Insley.
KENDALLVILLE â€” Even with a youth movement on the team, Columbia Cityâ€™s football squad has shown a great deal of achievement in a tournament this summer.
Playing seven-on-seven football, the Eagles advanced to the finals of a 16-team tournament at East Noble last week.
Columbia City lost in the finals of the tournament to New Haven.
Garrett was the first foe for the Eagles. Columbia City fell to the Railroaders, but won its next five games. The Eagles beat Churubusco, DeKalb, Concordian, Carroll and Woodlan.
Dan Wyatt and Larry Hearld compete against each other in the Turtle Days Corn Hole Tournament in the parking lot of PNC Bank Saturday afternoon in Churubusco.
Though only in his fifth year at Columbia City, Eagle Head Coach Randy Hudgins is the most senior football coach in Whitley County.
With the resignation of both Churubuscoâ€™s Lee Etzler and Whitkoâ€™s Wayne Swender, many will be looking to Hudgins to lead the way for Whitley County this fall.
Pictured above, Hudgins gives instructions to a group of players from the 2010 season.