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March 30th, 2011

No. 1 Bulldogs hand Whitko season-opening loss, 8-1

March 30, 2011

   SOUTH WHITLEY — It’s baseball’s opening week and Whitko had no time to warm up.
   Monday, the Wildcats faced the best class 3A has to offer in their season opener. Preseason No. 1-ranked New Haven traveled to South Whitley.
   For three innings, Whitko held its ground against the Bulldogs trailing 1-0.
   A four-run fourth inning turned the gears for New Haven. The Bulldogs went on to win 8-1, holding the Wildcats to two hits for the game.

Churubusco sweeps night at home over Norsemen

March 30, 2011

Churubusco swept a home meet Monday night against Northfield. The Lady Eagles topped the Lady Norsemen 115--17 while the Eagles beat Northfield 98-34. Above, the ’Busco hurdles crew take the top three spots in the 110-meter high hurdles. From left, Kyle Monk, Austin Boggess and the event winner Josh LeFever. Both Churubusco teams will host Heritage Wednesday for one final meet before spring break.

Post & Mail photo / Nicole Ott

March 28th

Eagles prep for deep flight again

March 28, 2011

   It’s been three seasons since Churubusco baseball hoisted a trophy.
   Known for their dominance in the postseason, the Eagles enter the 2011 season with a chance to restore the black and gold image once feared by many in the class 2A sectional.
   A bit of that fear remains with a class of eight seniors back from the title days.
   Much of the Eagles power both with the bat and the ball come in the senior class. Along with it comes confidence from the Eagles.

March 25th

Four-peat in Wildcat sights

March 25, 2011

There is one thing that comes up almost daily around Whitko boys track and field.
Repeat.
Not just any repeat but a fourth consecutive Three Rivers Conference championship.
It’s a broken record that the Wildcats hopes stays that way for another season.
“One of the things we’re hoping to do is make it four in a row,” Whitko head coach Ron Cherry said. “That’s our goal that the kids say almost daily. We get together and they yell ‘four-peat.’”
For eight seniors, a conference title is all they’ve ever experienced. According to Cherry, the winning never gets old.

Hinen, Raypole honored as top student-athlete

March 25, 2011

A lot of the time high school athletes are praised solely on what they do with a jersey on.
Earlier this week, two Columbia City Lady Eagles basketball players were recognized among the state’s best for both their averages on the court and in the classroom.
Seniors Maddie Hinen and Corinna Raypole were selected by the IBCA (Indiana Basketball Coaches Association) as IBCA Academic All-State Honorable Mention members for the 2010-2011 season.

’Cats search for solutions: Whitko works to fill void of injured top points scorer

March 25, 2011

   It was all going according to plan for Mark Rickerd and Whitko girls’ track and field team as offseason workouts continued through January.
   A good mix of seniors along with past conference champions joined a talented freshmen class.
   Atop the group of returners was hurdler Micaela Sylvester coming back for her third season with the Lady Wildcats. Sylvester made an immediate impact as a freshman and was Whitko’s top points scorer in 2010 as a sophomore.

March 24th

Whitko vets target team first

March 24, 2011

   There is a glaring absence from the Whitko baseball program when it comes to the postseason. The   Wildcats have been there playing for a sectional championship but never been able to take home the hardware to South Whitley.
   The 2011 Wildcats hope to change that with a returning core of seniors bunched with a talented newcomer.
   Goals have been set by the Wildcats and head coach Erik Hisner says its time to achieve them.

March 23rd

Eagles bear cold for lopsided win

March 23, 2011

   High school track and field is known for being a spring sport. However, Tuesday it felt more like a winter sport.
   Churubusco girls and boys opened the outdoor season at home amid bone-chilling temperatures in the 40s.
   When the Eagles weren’t spending time between events applying layers of clothing to fight the cold, they were busy warming up the track for the season.

March 21st

City sets bar high in opener

March 21, 2011

   COLUMBIA CITY — It’s mid March and spring high school sports are getting underway across Indiana with several track and field teams debuting this week.
   However, a home opener for the Columbia City Lady Eagles squad had the feeling of May with 60-degree weather and personal best marks being surpassed.
   The Lady Eagles come off a sectional championship last season with much of the same team back.

March 19th

Eagles grounded at semistate

March 19, 2011

   HUNTINGTON — A heartbroken Columbia City received its semistate runner-up trophy Saturday with a message from their head coach.
   “The big thing was stay together,” Columbia City head coach Chris Benedict said. “You have 1,200 people buying tickets to come see you play...We talk about together a lot. When you win it’s fun to go through it together but now is when you really need to lean on each other and that word comes to mean something.”

 

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