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August 12th, 2013
Whitko football campers for 2013.
First row, from left: Third graders Reise Thomas, Owen Hobbs, Alex Yohe and Hunter Miller.
Second row, from left: Fourth graders Austin Kreeps, Wyatt Slusher, Slater Craig, Hunter Sills, Ashton Sheppard and Rob Werstler.
Third row, from left: Fifth graders Hagan Slusher and Zachardy Rimersma and sixth graders Mason Lehman and Clayton Ebbinghouse.
Fourth row, from left: Eighth graders Shad Ebbinghouse, Logan Busz and Kaleb Busz and seventh graders Zach Gardner, Cade Bechtold and Brad Trump.
Not pictured: Brighten Back (eighth grade).
COLUMBIA CITYâ€” A desire to give local bowlers excellent facilities has led a long-time alley to remodel.
Main Bowl plans to open for the bowling season Labor Day Weekend. Right now, though, the building is in the middle of extensive renovations.
According to owner Kent Miller, the remodel is part of changing with the times.
â€śI guess I am a believer that if you donâ€™t continue to update your business, you wonâ€™t have a business to worry about,â€ť he said.
COLUMBIA CITYâ€” Golf is not considered as violent or dangerous of a sport as football, rugby or hockey.
But golf courses can have their moments of danger, as area linkers found out Wednesday.
A strong storm cell hit Crooked Lake Golf Course Wednesday evening. Course owner Bill Schumaker said he had warned golfers on the course of the coming storm, but that nobody expected it to be very serious.
Brian Busz (pictured) and Blane Culp placed third and fifth, respectively, in the wing class race at Miami County Speedway Saturday.
In June, the Whitley/Noble County powerlifting team â€śTeam Iron Addictionâ€ť traveled to Springfield, Ohio for an Individual National Competition.
Keith Herron (left), of Noble County, was bench press national champ in the 220-pound weight class. James Crump (middle), of Whitley County, was power sports national champion in bench press, curls and dead-lift in the 162-pound weight class. Gunnar Barnhard (right), of Whitley County, was bench press national champ in the 275-pound weight class.
SYRACUSE â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s girls golf team opened the fall sports season in Whitley County on the road against Wawasee Tuesday night at Maxwelton Golf Course.
With official practices beginning Friday, the Lady Eagles only had two practices to prepare for their first match, falling to the Lady Warriors in a 20-stroke match, 197-217.
Macenzie Lane led the Lady Eagles, shooting a 49, followed by Cheyenne Johnson who scored a 56.
Allison Yoder shot a 58 and Sydney Ford finished off varsity scoring with 62 strokes.
Hannah Reid, of Columbia City, swam this past weekend in the Fort Wayne City Championships Swim Meet at Helen P. Brown Natatorium.
She took first place in the 11-12 girls age group.
She placed first in the 50-yard free, first in the 100-yard individual medley, and third in the 50 butterfly.
She swam for Summer Swim Club at Arlington Park in Fort Wayne this summer.
The Columbia City Sting Rays club swim team competed in the City Championships in Fort Wayne this weekend. Pictured above is the 200-meter freestyle relay team that broke the team record for the second time in a row.
The group also had a record-breaking time in the 200-meter medley relay, but was disqualified by a disagreeable official.
Pictured from left: Nathan Koch, Robby Owen, Jonathon Fix and Jared Mertz.
The boys are all part of Columbia City High Schoolâ€™s varsity swim team, and will be returning to the pool competitively this summer, hoping to break school records.
Columbia City High School senior Gabrielle Hazen, pictured third from left in the back row, played this summer in the Team USA High Performance Tournament. The tournament drew teams from around the world. Hazenâ€™s squad won the gold medal in the USA A1 junior red division. Hazen will be attending Northwestern University to play volleyball in the fall of 2014. Read The Post & Mail next week for a feature story on Hazenâ€™s summer.
Minear Real Estate held a sand volleyball tournament on Saturday. Pictured above are event organizers and some tournament participants. The first place team consisted of Derek Hinen, Dylan Hinen, Tyler Mosher, Blake Downing. The second place teamâ€™s members were: Jake Fitzmaurice, Derek Yoder, Travis Chamamile, Josh Chamamile, Josh Martain, Aaron Martin and Ken Asfour and the third place team was made up of: TJ Minear, Nicole Minear, Jason Fore, Trevor Hull, Grant Bockelman, Kyle Rucks. Teams played a double-elimination rally score tournament that started at 11 a.m. and ended at 5 p.m.