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February 26th, 2015
CHURUBUSCO â€” In the same week that her sister, Heather, took home Saint Josephâ€™s College â€śAthlete of the Week,â€ť 2014 Churubusco High School graduate Katie Monk was named Great Lakes Valley Conference â€śField Athlete of the Week.â€ť
Katie, a freshman at the University of Indianapolis, received the conference honor for her efforts in the shot put. Katie threw a season and career best 45-feet, 1/2-inch toss, taking fourth at the Hillsdale Wide Track Classic. The mark is currently best among the Great Lakes Valley Conference athletes and ranks among the top 25 on the NCAA qualifying list.
CHURUBUSCO â€” Churubusco High School senior Devin Peters signed a letter of intent to attend and play baseball for Kankakee Community College in Illinois.
Peters put up a .372 batting average in 2014 while playing in 29 games for the Eagles. Peters had an on-base percentage .426 and a slugging percentage of .442 with 15 runs batted in.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The Crossroads League announced its menâ€™s basketball all-conference awards and three players with Whitley County ties were among those honored.
Whitko grad Zac Vandewater was named Crossroads League Defender of the Year.
Vandewater, who plays for Indiana Wesleyan averaged 9.6 points and 6.2 rebounds while recording 43 steals during the regular season. Vandewater has helped the Wildcat defense hold opponents to 65.8 points per game. Vandewater helped the Wildcats to a 28-2 overall record, 16-2 mark in the league, and the Crossroads League Regular Season Championship.
FORT WAYNE â€” Cheer and dance teams, including members from Whitley County, picked up awards at the recent GLCC Speedway Challenge at Fort Wayneâ€™s Grand Wayne Center.
Midwest Xtremeâ€™s All Star Junior-2 Cheer Team, the Tsunamis, placed first, beating out nine other All-Star Cheer teams in their division. Members of the Tsunamis include Olivia Koontz of Larwill, and Katie Stoddard from Columbia City. Both are students at Indian Springs Middle School.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s seniors combined for 25 points in the Eaglesâ€™ win over Northridge for Saturdayâ€™s Senior Night.
A 19-point third quarter lifted the Eagles to a 60-44 win on their last regular-season home game.
CHURUBUSCO â€” After suffering only the third loss of the season against Fairfield Friday night, the Churubusco (20-3) boys basketball team, feeling vengeful about the loss the night before, was ready to get back on a winning streak.
The Eagles missed out on setting the single-season school record for wins Friday night, but were determined to set it on Saturday night, as they played host to county rival the Whitko Wildcats (6-15), coming away with a 84-52 victory.
Three Columbia City wrestlers ended their seasons at the state finals Friday night in Indianapolis.
FAIRFIELD â€” For Churubuscoâ€™s boys basketball team, winning the NECC Conference tournament was nice. It was a first for the program.
Winning the outright conference championship wouldâ€™ve been even better for â€™Busco, which was 19-2 and 9-0 in the NECC going into Friday nightâ€™s game at Fairfield. The Falcons, with a record of 8-1 in conference after the Falcons lost to Angola Tuesday night, topped Churubusco 76-69 to tie for first in the NECC.
OSSIAN â€” The Indian Springs Middle School swim teams made the trip to last weekâ€™s Norwell Middle School Invitational well worth their while, as the girlsâ€™ squad came home with a first-place team finish and the boysâ€™ team took second.
The girls got a first-place individual finish from Lauren Liston in the 400-yard freestyle race. Liston added a second-place finish in the 200-yard freestyle race.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Capping the first 20-win season in over 15 years, the Columbia City Lady Eagles were rewarded with five spots on the final All-Northeast Hoosier Conference teams.
The NHC disbands at the end of this year, with Columbia City joining five other conference schools, Leo and Huntington North to form the Northeast 8 Conference.
Homestead, Columbia City and Norwell each placed five players on the list, with East Noble earning four selections, Carroll three, DeKalb two, and New Haven and Bellmont each getting a single selection.