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April 5th, 2012
Columbia City seniors Brandon Gay and Matt Rethlake were named to the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association Academic All-State Honorable Mention team.
Also garnishing honors from the IBCA were juniors Drew Benedict and Derek Hinen, receiving All-State Underclassmen Honorable Mention honors.
Churubuscoâ€™s Corey Sarrazin pitches in a game last week. The Eagles are back in action Thursday night, traveling to Oak Hill for a 5:15 p.m. start.
Columbia Cityâ€™s 4th-grade Junior Lady Eagles competed in a tournament at Norwell High School. The team went 3-1 for the day and placed second. Front row, from left: Jada Conrad, Jasmine Early, Gabby Fry and Mary Cotter. Back row: Olivia Shearer, Brayden Lickey, Addi Bishop, Madison Whaley and Ally Willson.
The Pierceton Elementary fourth and fifth grade girls recently completed their basketball season. Front row, from left, Izzy Lemler, Valerie Messmore, Kim Hoover, Makayla Berg, Bailey Wright, Abi Hartman, Meghan Christoffel, Hailey Elder, Addy Shockney and Jenna Brubaker. Second row, Kaylee Wyman, Renae Lehman, Kalaya Williams, Mahkinsey Myers, Sarah Hewitt, Lexi Hall, Lilly Owsley, Adara Frey and Kalie Shockney. The girls were coached by Mrs. Angie Trump and Mr. Brent Messmore.
Indian Springs Middles School wrestlers finished their season with second place finishes in the conference meet.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Churubuscoâ€™s boys and Columbia Cityâ€™s girls won the Eel River Rivalry track meet Thursday night at Columbia City.
Churubusco won the boys meet by 17 points over Whitko and 23 points over Columbia City (69-52-46).
Columbia Cityâ€™s girls defeated Churubusco by 13 points and Whitko by 33 (71-58-38).
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The Columbia City High School girls basketball program recently had two of its own recognized by the Indiana Basketball Coaches Associatoin (IBCA).Â
Seniors Sidney Bunyan and Sarah Opliger were awarded the IBCA Academic All-State Honorable Mention for their efforts in the classroom and on the basketball court.
IBCA head coaches from high schools across the state nominated seniors who met specific criteria, which included a 3.5 GPA or higher on a 4.0 scale, a rank in the upper 25 percent of oneâ€™s class, a minimum SAT score of 1,500 or minimum ACT score of 23.
WABASH â€” Whitko boys and girls track and field teams traveled to Wabash and game away with victories, 99-33 and 65-57, respectively.
The boys team had several tracksters win multiple events, helping the Wildcats triple the Apacheâ€™s point total.
Trapper Mize won the 1600-meter run with a time of 4:55 and the 3200 at 10:54. Whitkoâ€™s Jordan Sims also won two events, the 110-meter (16.9 seconds) and 300-meter hurdles (42.1). Finishing first in the 100-meter dash was Connor Stouder. Stouderâ€™s time was 11.5 seconds.
His time of 23.8 was also good enough for first in the 200 dash.
CHURUBUSCO â€” Facing an 8-7 deficit going into the final inning, Whitko scored three runs to win 10-8 at Churubusco Wednesday.
One of the three 7th-innintg runs was scored by Wes Gensch, who led the game with 1.000 hitting, two runs and three RBIs. On the defensive end, Gensch got the save, closing out the game with no hits in the final inning.
Whitko took a 2-1 lead in the first frame. Ethan Nicodemus scored the first run off an RBI by Gensch, then Gensch was batted in by Austin Mort. Churubuscoâ€™s Alan Meeks scored off a Whitko error, 1-of-5 the Wildcats had on the night.
CHURUBUSCO â€” Churubuscoâ€™s girls tennis team begain its season with a loss Wednesday.
The Lady Eagles faced Fort Wayne South Side and was shut out 5-0.
In No. 1 singles, Senior Morgan Young was defeated by South Sideâ€™s Norene Namani, 6-0, 6-1.
Churubuscoâ€™s Nikki Essingler lost 6-1, 6-1 to Mary Downelly in the No. 2 singles match. In No. 3 singles, Lady Eagle Kayleen Mitchell was defeated by Zin Naing, 6-2, 6-3.