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June 13th, 2012
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. â€” Former Columbia City High School stand-out Leah Eber finished an illustrious career in track for Purdue as the Boilermakersâ€™ top long jumper in the schoolâ€™s history.
Eberâ€™s name has filled both the indoor and outdoor seasonsâ€™ record books, including four Big Ten Titles in the long jump. She was recently named Second-team All-American by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association along with teammate Dani Bunch.
Whitko senior Chas Busz signed to wrestle at Cleveland State University.
Chas was a three-time semi-state qualifier, two-time Three Rivers Conference Champion and a 2010 State Qualifier.
Columbia Cityâ€™s golf team held its award ceremony Thursday night.
From left: Tanner Daniel, Devol Award; Dustin Parrett, Coaches Award; Cameron Deckard, Most Improved; Drew Benedict, Most Valuable Player; Drew Burnsworth, Season Low Average; Tucker Daniel, Mental Attitude.
Churubusco senior Ryan Mayer was 2011-12â€™s last athlete to compete this season, as Whitley Countyâ€™s only linkster to make it to regionals.
Mayer scored an 88 at Orchard Ridge Thursday morning.
He shot a 45 in the front nine and a 43 in the back nine.
Columbia Cityâ€™s 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 â€” Churubusco linkster Ryan Mayer is the lone Whitley County golfer to keep his season alive, after placing third in Fridayâ€™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.
BLOOMINGTON â€” Three Whitley County athletes traveled to Bloomington for the Indiana State Track finals at Indiana University Friday afternoon.
Churubuscoâ€™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.
ALBION â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s golf team ended its regular season with a 172-193 win over Central Noble Wednesday at Cobblestone Golf Course.
â€śI was really happy with the guys. I thought they did a good job,â€ť Columbia City Head Coach Andrew Thompson said.
The Eagles are now 4-11 and have won their last two matches.
â€śWeâ€™ve had a struggling season,â€ť Thompson said. â€śItâ€™s good to win our last two going into sectionals.
â€śWeâ€™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.
Churubuscoâ€™s Kody Poyser put in his best effort to keep the teamâ€™s baseball season alive.
In the Eaglesâ€™ 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 Poyserâ€™s efforts, â€™Busco lost to South Adams by a walk-off single.