Archive - 2013 - Sports Article
CHURUBUSCO â€” Churubuscoâ€™s baseball team had historic individual efforts from some of its players this season.
However, it was in the classroom where these Eagles excelled, not just the ball diamond.
Senior captains Jay Petrie and Chandler Brown were named Academic All-State from Churubusco. Junior Brent Simmons was named Class 2A All-State honorable mention.
Eagle Baseball Head Coach Mark Grove said the leadership of the two captains will be missed.
â€śThey are good kids who showed good leadership,â€ť he said. â€śThey will be missed for the way they led the younger players.â€ť
The Fort Wayne Franchise 18U baseball team won the Diamond Play Tournaments Rose Hulman Classic June 23.
The team won six of its seven games and beat the Indy Nitro in the final game, 9-3.
Recent Whitko High School graduate Alex Stoddard has been named to the Indiana High School Baseball Coaches Association Class 3A Honorable Mention All-State Baseball Team as an outfielder.
With the honor, Stoddard becomes the first player in program history to be named to an all-state team.
This past season, Stoddard hit .408 with 3 home runs, 2 triples, 12 doubles, 28 runs batted in, and 15 stolen bases.
Trok & Krider was the Coaches Pitch runners up last week in the championship game at Morsches Park.
Pictured, from left: Zavier Derbeck, Ian Stane, Ryker Hims and Tanner Hosler. Second row: Adrian Ayala, Kam Hoag, Tobey Krider, Camdyn Judd, Lucas Schmitt and Lucas Buechler.
The annual Old Settlers four-mile run was held June 28 during Old Settlers Days and American Legion Festival.
Pictured are the top three runners, Elias Rojas, Ty Alles and Peter Ryan.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” â€śThereâ€™s a reason they play the game.â€ť
That old-time phrase proved true Tuesday night at Morsches Park in Columbia Cityâ€™s Coaches Pitch Championship game.
Despite falling to the No. 1 seed, Trok & Krider, by an 11-4 score in the regular season, C.C. Veterinary Hospital (seeded third) pulled through for a 6-5 win to go home with the tournament title.
â€śWe knew it would be a tough game,â€ť Head Coach Cory Patrick said. â€śWeâ€™ve seen them play and theyâ€™re pretty solid.â€ť
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.