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June 5th, 2014
It may be months away, but officials have already chosen which teams made the cut for the Indiana State Team Wrestling Finals â including two local squads.
Columbia City and Churubusco were selected by the Indiana High School Wrestling Coaches Association (IHSWCA) to compete against the top teams in the state in January.
Since the IHSAA team state tournament was dissolved three years ago, the ISHWCA created its own version of team state finals, on an invite-only basis.
Next seasonâs meet will be held January 3 at Ball State University in Muncie.
The Fort Wayne TinCaps, professional baseball team, hosted players and families from the Columbia City Park Department Youth League at Monday nightâs game against West Michigan. The TinCaps won 4-3 in a thriller, scoring the winning run in the bottom of the 9th inning with two outs. Pictured are players from Columbia Cityâs youth softball and baseball teams.
Ten-year-old T.J. Bedwell was very successful on his first turkey hunt April 9 while hunting with his Grandpa Kent Cearbaugh and Uncle Kelly Cearbaugh during the Youth Turkey Season. T.J.âs trophy was a 14-pound jake.
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The Columbia City Eagle baseball team fell to Northfield Saturday morning in the second round of the Bellmont sectional by a score of 4-3.
After drawing a bye for the first round, the Eagles had a few extra days to practice.
In the first and second innings both teams posted strong defensive standings, keeping each other from scoring.
In the top of the third frame, Travis Herbst hit a single, followed by a triple by Keaton Reed that scored Herbst, putting the Eagles on the board.
After big wins in the first two rounds of sectional action, Columbia Cityâs softball teamâs season came to an end in the championship game after a difficult loss to Norwell Saturday morning.
The sectional hosts took full advantage of their homefield advantage, winning 12-0 in five innings.
The Lady Knights came out swinging in the first inning.
NorthWoodâs baseball team rallied from behind for the second time this sectional season to edge Whitko Saturday afternoon in South Whitley, 11-6.
Thursday, NorthWood posted a 10-run inning to top Tippecanoe Valley and advance to Saturdayâs semi-final game against Whitko.
It was the lucky number seven against Whitko, as the Panthers scored seven runs in the seventh inning to sweep the win out from under the Wildcatsâ feet.
After falling behind 1-0 in the first frame, Whitkoâs Zach Snep knocked a solo home run over the fence to tie the score.
For the second time this sectional season, Columbia Cityâs softball team edged out its opponent in a close, one-run game.
On Monday, the Lady Eagles took on Bellmont in the sectional opener and were led to the win by seniors Alyssa Hansen and Allie Vodde.
Hansen scored the game-winning run to advance Columbia City to the second round.
Columbia City was scheduled to play Thursday, but after Wednesdayâs game was rained out, the Lady Eagles were pushed back to play Friday night against Mississinewa.
The Whitko Wildcats had to rally from two runs down in the bottom of the seventh inning just to tie the score, but then in the bottom of the ninth, with a runner on third, the home standing Wildcats goaded the Lakeland pitcher into a balk sending the winning run across for a 4-3 win that propels the Wildcats into Saturdays semifinal of the Whitko IHSAA Sectional Baseball tournament.
Whitko pitcher Tanner Gaff struggled early in the game with his control getting the ball up in the zone, and walking the first Lakeland batter on four pitches.
A fast Indiana Wesleyan University track was the new sight for the IHSAA Regional competition for all three Whitley County boysâ track teams.
Qualifiers from last weekâs sectional competition were seeking a top three finish to qualify for the State Finals in Bloomington June 7.
The three schools had several performances that came close, but only the 1,600-meter relay team from Churubusco will make the trip to Bloomington by way of a second-place finish.
Columbia Cityâs boys golf team finished its final match at Eagle Glen Golf Course in prime fashion Thursday night, scoring a 148 and easily beating Wawasee by 20 strokes.
âThis was a great way for us to go out at home,â Columbia City Head Coach Andrew Thompson said.
The Eagles posted a 5-0 record at Eagle Glen.
âWe really used our home course to our advantage,â Thompson said.
The Eagles posted one of their best scores of the season, topped only by their performance at Leo when they carded a 147.