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June 9th, 2014
BLOOMINGTON â€” Whitley Countyâ€™s stand-out athletes took the track Friday and Saturday for the Indiana State Track meet at Indiana University in Bloomington.
Out of Whitley Countyâ€™s three schools, Churubuscoâ€™s tracksters were the lone local athletes to compete at the state level.
Katie Monk competed in two events, earning state runner up in the discus with a throw of 148 feet, 7 inches, and taking 26th in shot put with a toss of 29-9.5.
The winning discus throw came from a Lawrence North athlete at 160 feet, 2 inches.
KENDALLVILLE â€” Churubuscoâ€™s golf season came to a heart-breaking end Friday afternoon at Noble Hawk Golf Course in Kendallville.
The Eagles competed in the East Noble sectional, falling four strokes short of advancing to regional play next week.
Beau Barkley wasnâ€™t ready for his season to end, however, placing second individually and earning a solo trip to the sectional. Barkley scored a 76.
Whitley Countyâ€™s high school golf teams are prepping for sectional action Friday morning.
Columbia City and Whit-ko will be teeing off at Rozella Ford in Warsaw, while Churubusco will begin sectional play at Noble Hawk in Kendallville.
Churubuscoâ€™s sectional is hosted by East Noble and is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m.
Other teams in the sectional include Angola, Carroll, Central Noble, DeKalb, East Noble, Eastside, North-rop, Fremont, Garrett, Hamilton and Leo.
The Warsaw sectional is slated for an 8 a.m. tee time.
Both had exceptional seasons batting. Vodde, along with teammate Nicole Karrer, were named Academic All-state. Vodde made the 2nd-Team All-State and will be playing in the All-Star game June 28.
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 seasonâ€™s 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 nightâ€™s 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 Cityâ€™s 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.â€™s 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 Cityâ€™s softball teamâ€™s 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.