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June 1st, 2012

Ryan Mayer advances to golf regionals: ’Busco, Col. City, Whitko compete in sectional action Friday morning

June 1, 2012

KENDALVILLE — Churubusco linkster Ryan Mayer is the lone Whitley County golfer to keep his season alive, after placing third in Friday’s golf sectional, advancing him to regionals.

Mayer fired an 80 on 18 holes at Noble Hawk in Kendallville. His score tied for third. In the play-off, Mayer birdied the first hole to win.
Mayer had an eagle, a birdie and four pars.

He will play in the regionals at Orchard Ridge Thursday at 8 a.m.
The second-best Churubusco golfer was Brad Martin, who shot a 91.
Beau Barkley finished with a 92, Brandon Norris had a 97 and Parker Conrad carded a 100.

Girls track state finals: ’Busco’s Monk medals; Roush, Hearld take 10th place

June 1, 2012

BLOOMINGTON — Three Whitley County athletes traveled to Bloomington for the Indiana State Track finals at Indiana University Friday afternoon.

Churubusco’s Heather Monk is returning to the county with a medal. Monk placed sixth in the discus with a throw of 129 feet, 5 inches.

The winning throw was over 143 feet. Monk also competed against the top in the state in the shot put and came in 15th with a heave of 38 feet, 2.75 inches.

Carlee Hearld and Samantha Roush represented Columbia City with 10th-place finishes in their respective events.

May 31st

Eagles close out regular season with a victory

May 31, 2012

ALBION — Columbia City’s golf team ended its regular season with a 172-193 win over Central Noble Wednesday at Cobblestone Golf Course.

“I was really happy with the guys. I thought they did a good job,” Columbia City Head Coach Andrew Thompson said.

The Eagles are now 4-11 and have won their last two matches.

“We’ve had a struggling season,” Thompson said. “It’s good to win our last two going into sectionals.

“We’ll take the momentum and run with it tomorrow at Stonehenge.

Columbia City is expected to tee-off from 10:50 to 11:30 a.m.

May 30th

Poyser named Player of the Week

May 30, 2012

Churubusco’s Kody Poyser put in his best effort to keep the team’s baseball season alive.

In the Eagles’ sectional opener against Eastside, Poyser hit a walk-off single in the eighth inning to win the game.

In the sectional semi-final game, Churubusco was down by a run in the last inning, Poyser hit a two RBI single with two outs to give the Eagles their first lead of the game.

Despite Poyser’s efforts, ’Busco lost to South Adams by a walk-off single.

May 28th

Eagles defeated in sectional finals

May 29, 2012

AUBURN — After a lopsided win over DeKalb Monday afternoon, Columbia City’s baseball team suffered a lopsided loss in Monday night’s sectional final game at DeKalb.

Carroll beat the Eagles 13-2. The Chargers jumped out to a 13-0 lead in the first four innings.

Çolumbia City’s first run of the game came off a home run by Connor Slavich. Travis Herbst scored the final run of the season for the Eagles off a hit by Connor Reed.

Columbia City used Slavich, Austin Clark and Jordan Bickle at the mound.

Carroll won 9-1 over East Noble in Monday morning’s semi-final game.

Churubusco drops out of tournament

May 29, 2012

FORT WAYNE — What goes around comes around.

Churubusco’s baseball team very aware of that saying after suffering a 6-5 loss in the sectional semi-final game against South Adams Monday.

Last Thursday against Eastside, the Eagles squeezed out a 4-3 win with a walk-off single to keep their tournament hopes alive.

The Starfires avenged Eastside Monday afternoon, winning with a walk-off single in the bottom of the seventh inning to win 6-5 and end Churubusco’s season.

May 25th

DELAYED: Whitko baseball sectionals threatened by rain

May 25, 2012

Whitko’s sectional opener against Norwell was delayed twice in the first two innings Friday night at Bellmont due to lightening.

The game was scheduled to start at 7:30 p.m., but the first pitch wasn’t thrown until after 8 p.m., due to the first game taking longer than expected. As of 9:15 p.m., only two innings were completed.

Results from the game were not available at press time.

Above, Whitko’s team sits in the dug out after the game was delayed for the second time.

McClure, Rethlake, Wilkinson headed to state

May 25, 2012

FORT WAYNE — Athletes from 37 different Northeast Indiana High Schools converged at Wayne High School Thursday night for track regionals.

Whitley County had contenders in 11 different events, led by Whitko’s Alec Wilkinson, who was a regional champion in the pole vault.

Wilkinson vaulted three inches high than his closest opponent at 14 feet, 3 inches.

Columbia City’s Matt Rethlake took second in the high jump with a leap of 6 feet, 4 inches.

Austin McClure of Churubusco had a second-place finish in the shot put with a heave of 52 feet, 4 inches.

Col. City baseball holds on for win

May 25, 2012

AUBURN — Columbia City’s baseball team held on to a 6-4 lead to beat Snider in the opening round of sectionals at DeKalb Thursday.

After a 6-3 lead, the Panthers threatened the Eagles with a run in the seventh inning, a base runner on second and the tying run at the plate.

Columbia City held on to get the next three batters out and win, 6-4.

Jordan Bickle opened the second frame with a home run. Snider led off the bottom of the second with a home run to tie the score at one.

May 24th

’Busco’s Poyser hits walk-off single to win, 4-3

May 24, 2012

FORT WAYNE — What better way to open sectional baseball action than a sixth-inning comeback and an eight-frame nail-biter?

When Kody Poyser hits a walk-off single to send Churubusco to the semi-finals.

The Eagles faced Eastside in the opening round of sectional play Wednesday at Indiana Tech in Fort Wayne and won 4-3 after facing a 3-1 deficit in the sixth inning.

The Eagles also scored their first run in the opening frame, as lead-off batter Poyser crossed home plate for the ’Busco’s first time of the game.

 

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