Archive - Sports Article
August 17th, 2012
SOUTH WHITLEY ‚ÄĒ Whitko‚Äôs boys soccer team played its first game on the high school field Thursday night, hosting county-rival Columbia City.
Wildcat Daniel Kirkham knocked in a goal in the first four minutes to take a 1-0 lead over the Eagles.
‚ÄúWe definitely started off good,‚ÄĚ Whitko Head Coach Jason Ehrman said.
But with only 12 guys able to play, the Wildcats quickly began to run out of steam, and Columbia City took over the game.
‚ÄúWe‚Äôve tried to condition and not wear down, but it‚Äôs tough,‚ÄĚ Ehrman said. ‚ÄúThey‚Äôve got a lot of heart. They hustled and tried hard.‚ÄĚ
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Churubusco‚Äôs and Columbia City‚Äôs tennis team‚Äôs opened their season‚Äôs with an intra-county match Tuesday night at DeVol Field in Columbia City.
The host team took a lopsided 5-0 win, despite a close No. 1 doubles match.
Columbia City‚Äôs No. 1 doubles team of Mason Coverstone and Blake Fearnow won the first game, 6-4, but Churubusco‚Äôs Brandon Wormcastle and Landon Pearson battled back to win the second game 6-3.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Columbia City‚Äôs girls golf home opener at Eagle Glen Tuesday couldn‚Äôt have been a tighter match.
The Lady Eagles beat Northeast Hoosier Conference foe Bellmont by one stroke, 194-195.
Jackie Leeuw and Jessica Klemm tied for match medalist for the Lady Eagles, both firing a 46.
Sydney Fort wasn‚Äôt far behind, scoring a 48. Allison and Bethany Yoder both shot a 51.
Though there was no official junior varsity match, Columbia City‚Äôs Taylor Daniel scored a 47, Mackenzie Lane shot a 48, Cheyenne Johnson finished with a 51 and Athena Arnold had a 55.
CHURUBUSCO ‚ÄĒ The Churubusco Lady Eagle volleyball team opened a new season, hosting the Leo Lady Lions in Tuesday night‚Äôs non-conference match up.
The Lady Eagles shook off first game jitters, but despite putting up an increasingly competitive fight as the evening went on, the host fell in three games 25-13, 25-19 and 27-25 to open the season.
Area football teams had the opportunity to face competition Friday night with scrimmages.
Columbia City hosted Goshen, while Whitko traveled to Garrett and Churubusco played at Heritage.
Pictured, Columbia City‚Äôs team runs to the locker room.
Columbia City‚Äôs football team held its soap scrimmage Saturday.
Above, Jared Murphy makes a move for the end zone.
WARSAW ‚ÄĒ Columbia City‚Äôs girls golf season opened Monday morning at the same place it ended last year ‚ÄĒStonehenge.
The Lady Eagles were bested by a strong Warsaw team, which opened its season with a score of 184. Columbia City shot a 224. Last season‚Äôs sectional match was held at Stonehenge, where both Columbia City and Whitko saw the end of their seasons.
Though as a team the Lady Eagles lost by a significant margin, Columbia City‚Äôs No. 1 linkster Jackie Leeuw shot just one-over Warsaw‚Äôs medalists with a 45. Lady Tigers Nikke Lalonde and Beth Meadows both fired 44s.
From left, local speedsters, Charles (Don) Shively-driver, David Shively-owner and James (Joe) Shively-owner on May 10, 1953.
Pictured with them is their car, a 1939 Coupe Ford, in Fort Wayne on Speedway Drive.
The group also raced at South Anthony Speedway in Fort Wayne, Big Lake Speedway and New Paris Speedway.
They made appearances at South Bend, Kokomo, Avilla and Hicksville, Ohio.
Last season, Whitko‚Äôs girls soccer team won the sectional title in its first season as an IHSAA sanctioned team.
Head Coach Gary Sims, along with three of the team‚Äôs top four scorers are back this season, with games beginning Thursday.
For more about the Lady ‚ÄôCats and the rest of 2012‚Äôs fall sports teams from Whitko, Churubusco and Columbia City, watch for The Post & Mail‚Äôs Fall Sports Preview, which is scheduled to be in the Aug. 16 edition.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Columbia City‚Äôs No. 1 singles netters are no rookies of the sport.
Seniors Derek Hinen and Celine Rongos have both been playing tennis since they were young.
‚ÄúWhen I was five years old, my dad started taking me out to the courts and hitting with me for fun,‚ÄĚ Rongos said. ‚ÄúAfter that, I never stopped.‚ÄĚ
Hinen said his family has played together since he was young.
Both Hinen and Rongos made Northeast Hoosier Conference All-Conference Teams last season.Rongos was also All-District, All-State Honorable Mention and named the Most Valuable Player.