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April 1st, 2015

BAND OF BROTHERS: All-American Lefever brothers have Whitley County roots

April 1, 2015

HERSHEY, Pa. — The Lefever brothers, senior twins Connor and Reece, and younger brother Riley, made NCAA history when all three advanced to the finals of their weight classes at the NCAA Division III national wrestling championships.

This marks the first time in NCAA history that three brothers have been named All-Americans in the same year, and the first time that three brothers have advanced to weight class finals in the same year.

March 31st

LETTER OF INTENT: ’Busco’s Barkley headed to Defiance

March 31, 2015

CHURUBUSCO — Churubusco High School Senior Beau Barkley has chosen to continue his football and golf careers at Defiance College in Ohio.

Barkley, who played four years of football, four years of golf and four years of basketball, opted for Defiance over Anderson University, Hanover College, Trine University, St. Francis University and Ferris State University.

March 30th

NCAA BRACKETOLOGY: Sweet 16 Roundup – and a look ahead to Final Four

March 30, 2015

College Basketball Round Up- Sweet 16 Edition

Midwest Region

WHITKO GRAD: Irwin named NAIA All-American

March 30, 2015

WINONA LAKE — Whitko grad and Grace College junior Logan Irwin capped a successful season by being named to the honorable mention for NAIA All-American team and a second team selection for the National Christian College Athletic Association All-American squad.

March 27th

CC boys open volleyball season

March 27, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS — The Columbia City High School Eagles’ boys’ volleyball team traveled to Indianapolis for its season-opening tournament at Bishop Chatard High School, recording a 1-3 record for the tournament.

The squad, consisting of three seniors, one junior and the rest sophomores, opened pool play against Fishers, a new team in the IBVCA membership.

The Eagles struggled to put together points until the end of the first game, when they rallied from a 21-16 deficit to win the first game, 26-24.

ALL SET: Pitching to be key for Wildcats

March 27, 2015

SOUTH WHITLEY— Baseball is the American pastime and basic fundamentals are still at its core. If a team can hit the ball and play good defense it can win a lot of games. The 2015 Whitko Wildcats baseball team fits perfectly into that mold. Whitko will be strong at the plate, defensively very sound and if the ‘Cats can find some more pitching they just might be a threat come sectional time.

BASKETBALL: Hazen named to junior all-star team

March 27, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS —The IndyStar.com Indiana boys Junior All-Star team for 2015 has been announced. The 18 players selected include Columbia City’s Brachen Hazen.

Hazen, a 6-foot-7 forward, was selected as a member of the South group which will play one game along with the core group against the senior All-Stars.

Players in the core group include Joey Brunk of Southport, Eron Gordon of Cathedral, Kyle Guy of Lawrence Central, Damien Jefferson of East Chicago Central, Kyle Mallers of Carroll (Fort Wayne) and C.J. Walker of Indianapolis Tech.

March 26th

STRONG START: Whitko downs ’Busco in county softball

March 26, 2015

SOUTH WHITLEY — Thanks to a terrific effort by Whitko Athletic Director Casey Stouffer to ready the playing surface after a morning rainstorm, the Lady Wildcats and the visiting Churubusco Lady Eagles were able to play a season-opening contest Wednesday night.

Cold temperatures and a brisk wind didn’t stop the Lady Wildcats from blowing the game open with a five-run third inning on their way to a 10-0 win.

March 25th

ZONE FINALS: YMCA swim competes

March 25, 2015

ROCHESTER, Mich. — The Whitley County YMCA Rapids swim team had its most successful showing at the Great Lakes Zone meet this past weekend at Oakland University.

Competing against 1,400 of the top swimmers from 92 teams and five different states in the Great Lakes region, the Rapids finished 35th overall with 114 points.

The boys 11-12 year-old squad finished 11th with 95 points and girls 11-12 year-old’s finished 21st with 19 points.

March 24th

TRACKSTERS: Whitko and Churubusco compete at indoor state

March 24, 2015

WEST LAFAYETTE — Track and field athletes from Whitko and Churubusco High Schools took part in the Hoosier State Relays Saturday at Lambert Fieldhouse on the Purdue University campus.

The Whitko girls squad, which placed 14th as a team in the small-school division, was paced by second-place finisher senior Elaine Warner in the long jump. Warner jumped 17 feet, one-half inch to place second.

FORT WAYNE — Churubusco’s softball team held a sixth-inning rally and closed out Northrop Saturday...
TOPEKA ­— In a doubly momentous occasion, Churubusco’s Eagle baseball team scored a 14-9 win over...
KENDALLVILLE ­­— Dominating performances by relay teams helped Columbia City’s girls track team...

 

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