Archive - Sports Article
June 22nd, 2012
Columbia City honored five girls tennis players with awards.
From left: Sydney Ford (Mental Attitude), Blake Farber (Most Matches Won), Celine Rongos (Most Valuable Player, Team Captain, 1st-Team NHC, All-District and Honorable Mention All-State), Macie Hinen (Most Improved) and Kennedy Slavicek (Coachâs Award).
Team Bird youth running club, coached by Columbia Cityâs Gary Bird, participated in a two-day track meet at Northrop High School for the U.S. Track & Field Indiana Association Meet.
Four runners qualified for the regional meet in July at Franklin College.
COLUMBIA CITY â Haley Richter can âflyâ in the pool. Literally.
Richter will be competing in the Olympic trials Monday in Omaha, Nebraska in the 100-meter butterfly.
She qualified by meeting the qualifying time (101.99) by just a fraction of a second, 1:01.5.
Though Richter said she doesnât expect to place in the top two to make it to the Olympics, sheâs excited about the experience.
âItâs going to be so fun. Iâm so excited,â Richter said.
Richter said sheâs seeded around 80th place. Her time, 101.5, wouldâve been good for the world record in 1974. The record in â74 was 101.88.
Seven softball players received awards at Columbia Cityâs awards night.
From left, Alyssa Brandt â 2nd-team NHC; Kaylee Parks â 1st-team NHC, Most Valuable Player; Megan Giffin â 1st-team NHC, Most Valuable Player; Hannah Schnorr â 1st-team NHC, Defense Award; Allie Vodde â 2nd-team NHC, Offense Award; Cassie Vodde â 1st-team All-State, 1st-team Academic All-State, 1st-team NHC, Pitching Award, Most Valuable Player, Tina Parker Award; Claire Kauffman â Mental Attitude Award.
Columbia Cityâs youth baseball league got a fresh set of competition Saturday, hosting Garrettâs teams at Morsches Park.
The winning team of the 2012 Whitley Weighâs in competition, sponsored by the YMCA, Parkview Whitley Hospital and The Post & Mail, finished last week.
The winning team, the Rollie Pollies, showed an 11.4 percent weight loss.
On the team was Peggy Johnson, Matt Strickler, Steve Smith and Chris Thompson.
The winning team received a $1,000 check.
Smith was the top male, losing 28 percent. Nick Schrader was second (23 percent), Chad Whetston was third (12 percent), Johnny Couch was fourth (11 percent) and Randy Bufkin was fifth (nine percent).
RICCIONE, Italy â Local swimmer Susan Rothert Meyers competed in the 2012 Final World Masters Championships in Riccione, Italy this week. She finished in the top three in her events in the 70-74 age group.
In her first race on Tuesday, she placed third in a field of 17 in the 400-meter individual medley. On Wednesday, Meyers swam the 200-meter individual medley, placing third in a field of 20.
In the 100-meter butterfly, Meyers placed second in a field of 15.
COLUMBIA CITY âNearly 100 runners of all ages negotiated a hilly and challenging course through the woods and hills of Camp Whitley last Saturday in the 2012 Tinkhamâs Run 5K.
The run is held annually as a fund-raiser for Camp Whitley.
Kevin Heckman finished in 20 minutes to claim first place overall. Taking first place among the female runners was Caitlyn Chastain, who ran the course in 22:57.
The youngest finisher, four-year-old Taylor Bock, finished the course in 43:48, just one second ahead of her mother, Julie Bock.
FORT WAYNE â With four state titles and 14 years under his belt as the Head Girls Basketball Coach at Canterbury, former Columbia City High School Hoopster Scott Kreiger announced yesterday that he would be the boys coach for the Cavs.
As the girls coach, Kreiger was 251-88. He won state titles in 2008, â09, â10 and â12. This season, he was the Indiana Girls All-Star teamâs coach.
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 schoolâs history.
Eberâs 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.