Archive - 2013 - Sports Article
COLUMBIA CITYâ€” Basketball season is just beginning for high school girls around the state of Indiana this week.
Despite it being so early in the season, the battle for Whitley County supremacy will be waged this weekend.
Whitko will host Columbia City Friday night at 8 p.m. The Lady Wildcats will then turn around and travel to the other Whitley County high school â€” Churubusco, for a game Saturday night at 7:30 p.m.
The contests will somewhat determine the best team in the county, but not completely, as Columbia City does not play â€™Busco this year.
HUNTINGTON â€” Former Columbia City High School basketball player Doug Sheckler was honored by Huntington University recently.
Sheckler was inducted into the 2013 class of H.U.â€™s Hall of Fame, along with three others.
Sheckler was a senior on the 2004 Columbia City team that advanced to the state finals â€” the furthest any Eagle team has made it in the tournament.
Sheckler began playing for the Foresters in 2004, and according to a press release by H.U., his impact on the program was immediate.
GARRETTâ€” A young girls basketball team trying to get its bearings on the first night out ran into a hot scorer, and team.
Churubuscoâ€™s girls basketball team fell to Garrett Tuesday, 69-40.
The Lady Railroaders were led by senior Brandi Dawson, who scored 31 points overall, including 14 in the first quarter.
The defeat spoiled the coaching debut for Churubuscoâ€™s Dustin Beucler, who had his first game at the helm of the Lady Eaglesâ€™ varsity squad.
ALBION â€” Whitkoâ€™s girls basketball team opened its season with a 12-point win Tuesday night at Central Noble.
The Lady â€™Cats took a 66-44 victory to begin the season on the winning side.
Though Whitko Head Coach Brandon Bradley said the beginning of the game â€śwasnâ€™t necessarily pretty,â€ť falling to a 17-10 deficit at the end of the first quarter, the Lady Wildcats rallied to take a 27-26 lead at halftime.
Whitko alternated defenses in the third quarter to catch Central Noble off-guard in the third quarter, extending the lead.
Runners and their supporters flooded Chauncey Street and the downtown Columbia City area Saturday morning before the Veterans Marathon began.
Pictured is a large flag on City Hall.
See Pages B2-B4 for results from the marathon, half marathon and 5K.
Marathon and half marathon runners travel up and down Towerview Drive Saturday morning for the 5th Annual Veterans Marathon, which was won by five-time champion Justin Gillette.
See Tuesdayâ€™s edition for complete results from the race.
Whitko Soccer Athletes will be completing in the 3rd Annual Indiana Elite North vs South All-Star Soccer Challenge Saturday. Indiana Elite will showcase all-stars from both Northern and Southern Indiana schools. The Junior Division starts at 9 a.m. and the Senior Division 12:30 p.m. at Danville Community High Schoolâ€™s Warrior Stadium, in Danville, Ind.
CHURUBUSCO â€” There was a large pair of shoes to fill coaching on the sidelines for Churubuscoâ€™s football team.
Paul Sade stepped in to replace Lee Etzler in 2013 after several years as an assistant. Etzler had led the Eagles for 11 years, including two regional championships and at least a share of the Northeast Corner Conference title over the past four years.
KENDALLVILLE â€” Whitley County Rapids took home first place among eight teams at the Spooktacular Invitational held at the Cole YMCA in Kendallville.
There were eight teams that competed in the swim meet.
Several Rapids team records were broken. Hadley Snell swam 18.75 in the 25 butterfly to break the girls 8-and-under record.
Mykaela Crowell set three new team records for girls 11-12. Those times and events included: a 32.49 in the 50 backstroke, a 35.50 in the 50 breaststroke and a 1:12.16 in the 100 individual medley.
NORTHEAST INDIANA â€” With two weeks of postseason football in the books, certain trends have emerged.
Some high school football conferences have several schools still in play for the ultimate goal.
Others have had many of their teams fall out of the race.
Northeast Hoosier Conference
With two weeks gone, four Northeast Hoosier Conference (NHC) schools remain.
Carroll defeated Warsaw for a Class 6A sectional title. Now, the Chargers will take on Carmel this week for a regional championship.