Archive - Sports Article
June 18th, 2012
Columbia Cityâ€™s youth baseball league got a fresh set of competition Saturday, hosting Garrettâ€™s teams at Morsches Park.
The winning team of the 2012 Whitley Weighâ€™s 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 â€”Nearly 100 runners of all ages negotiated a hilly and challenging course through the woods and hills of Camp Whitley last Saturday in the 2012 Tinkhamâ€™s 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, â€˜09, â€˜10 and â€˜12. This season, he was the Indiana Girls All-Star teamâ€™s 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 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).