Archive - Sports Article
June 7th, 2012
Columbia City‚Äôs track team recently honored its top athletes.
From left, Tryzel Jenkins (Most Improved Athlete), Garrett Vandersaul (Most Valuable Thrower), David Fulk (Rookie of the Year), Brenden Zoltek (Most Valuable Runner), Lucas Hahn (Most Valuable Jumper), Alex Fritz (Coaches Award) and Matt Rethlake (Most Valuable Participant).
Ben White and Jack Shipman field a ball in the infield.
KENDALVILLE ‚ÄĒ Churubusco linkster Ryan Mayer is the lone Whitley County golfer to keep his season alive, after placing third in Friday‚Äôs 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.
BLOOMINGTON ‚ÄĒ Three Whitley County athletes traveled to Bloomington for the Indiana State Track finals at Indiana University Friday afternoon.
Churubusco‚Äôs 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.
ALBION ‚ÄĒ Columbia City‚Äôs golf team ended its regular season with a 172-193 win over Central Noble Wednesday at Cobblestone Golf Course.
‚ÄúI was really happy with the guys. I thought they did a good job,‚ÄĚ Columbia City Head Coach Andrew Thompson said.
The Eagles are now 4-11 and have won their last two matches.
‚ÄúWe‚Äôve had a struggling season,‚ÄĚ Thompson said. ‚ÄúIt‚Äôs good to win our last two going into sectionals.
‚ÄúWe‚Äôll 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.
Churubusco‚Äôs Kody Poyser put in his best effort to keep the team‚Äôs baseball season alive.
In the Eagles‚Äô 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‚Äôs efforts, ‚ÄôBusco lost to South Adams by a walk-off single.
AUBURN ‚ÄĒ After a lopsided win over DeKalb Monday afternoon, Columbia City‚Äôs baseball team suffered a lopsided loss in Monday night‚Äôs 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.
√áolumbia City‚Äôs 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‚Äôs semi-final game.
FORT WAYNE ‚ÄĒ What goes around comes around.
Churubusco‚Äôs 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‚Äôs season.
Whitko‚Äôs 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‚Äôt 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‚Äôs team sits in the dug out after the game was delayed for the second time.
FORT WAYNE ‚ÄĒ 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‚Äôs 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‚Äôs 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.