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June 1st, 2012
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.
AUBURN â€” After a lopsided win over DeKalb Monday afternoon, Columbia Cityâ€™s baseball team suffered a lopsided loss in Monday nightâ€™s 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.
Ă‡olumbia Cityâ€™s 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 morningâ€™s semi-final game.
FORT WAYNE â€” What goes around comes around.
Churubuscoâ€™s 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 Churubuscoâ€™s season.
Whitkoâ€™s 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 wasnâ€™t 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, Whitkoâ€™s team sits in the dug out after the game was delayed for the second time.
FORT WAYNE â€” 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 Whitkoâ€™s 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 Cityâ€™s 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.
AUBURN â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s baseball team held on to a 6-4 lead to beat Snider in the opening round of sectionals at DeKalb Thursday.
After a 6-3 lead, the Panthers threatened the Eagles with a run in the seventh inning, a base runner on second and the tying run at the plate.
Columbia City held on to get the next three batters out and win, 6-4.
Jordan Bickle opened the second frame with a home run. Snider led off the bottom of the second with a home run to tie the score at one.
FORT WAYNE â€” What better way to open sectional baseball action than a sixth-inning comeback and an eight-frame nail-biter?
When Kody Poyser hits a walk-off single to send Churubusco to the semi-finals.
The Eagles faced Eastside in the opening round of sectional play Wednesday at Indiana Tech in Fort Wayne and won 4-3 after facing a 3-1 deficit in the sixth inning.
The Eagles also scored their first run in the opening frame, as lead-off batter Poyser crossed home plate for the â€™Buscoâ€™s first time of the game.