Archive - 2014 - Sports Article
The Columbia City Main Street Association brought back the Big Gâ€™s 3-on-3 Tournament to downtown Columbia City this weekend. The tourney hosted 11 teams, capped off with a win by Team Sheckler: Brent Sheckler, Doug Sheckler, Caleb Sheckler and Greg Bockelman â€” all of Whitley County. See a photo of the winning team on Page A10.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Sounds of revving engines and the smell of exhaust filled the Grandstand Sunday during the Truck and Tractor Pull at the Whitley County 4-H Fair.
It was Matt Linnemeir that took first place at the 6500 Gas Modified class, after Jason Oliver tried twice to push his lime-green Chevy past the mark.
HUNTINGTON â€” Jasmine Early, of Columbia City, has continued her stellar summer of running by qualifying for the weekend for the USA Track & Field (USATF) Junior Olympic National Championship in Houston next week. Early, age 12, who will be a seventh grader this fall at Indian Springs Middle School, captured two first-place finishes Sunday competing against 13- and 14-year-old girls at the USATF Regional Championships at Huntington University.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Engine exhaust and mud filled the air at the Whitley County 4-H Fairgrounds Grandstand Monday for the inaugural Mud Drag Race. Coordinating the event was Jeremiah Ballard, seen frantically moving from truck to truck in his Whitley County 4-H Polo shirt, khaki shorts and mud-caked cowboy boots.
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The Columbia City Elks Lodge hosted pizza night at Camp Whitley. The boys and girls camp is one of the oldest youth camps in the state of Indiana, with many current Columbia City Elk members attending when they were young. The Columbia City Elks have assisted with many work projects at the camp over the past several years to keep up on assisting the youth of their community.
The North Pole Contest Group team from the Columbia City Parks Departmentâ€™s youth softball league won the Minor League Championship. The team placed second overall in the league and were undefeated in the tourney. In the first game, the girls won 9-2 over Impact CNC. In the second game, the team beat Orion 6-2. The girls won the semi-final game against Fahl Colors 9-2, and beat R&D Landscaping in the championship game, 3-2. The squad is sponsored by North Pole Contest Group, a Ham Radio station of out Alaska.
The Whitko Wildcat 14U Pony League team finished its season 11-3, playing in the Northern Indiana Boys of Summer 14U League. The boys won both the season title and tourney championship after beating Westview 6-5 in the semifinals, then downing a strong Middlebury team 11-6 to end the season.