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June 6th, 2013
Columbia Cityâ€™s boys golf team is competing in the Warsaw regional today, working for a trip to the state finals in Franklin next week.
Tyler Green (above) placed second overall at last weekâ€™s sectional.
Riley Bunyan, Columbia City, throws a pitch in a softball game in May at Morsches Park.
Youth softball and baseball games are in full swing in the month of June.
Columbia Cityâ€™s boys track and field team named its award winners for the 2013 year.
Award winners from left, with their awards: Wyatt Larkey was named Most Valuable Thrower; Garrett Vandersaul won the Coachesâ€™ Award; Seth Kissinger won Most Improved Athlete; Evan Harney was named Most Valuable Runner and Most Valuable Participant; Mitchell Maloney was named Most Valuable Jumper and Andrew McFarland won Rookie of the Year.
BLOOMINGTON â€” Five Whitley County athletes competed in the Indiana State Track Meet last weekend.
Three tracksters were named all-state â€” Samantha Roush, Katie Monk and Austin McClure placed in the top nine.
Columbia Cityâ€™s Roush, who has finished 10th for the last two seasons, came in fifth in the 1,600-meter run Saturday.
â€śSam ran as perfect of a race as she could,â€ť Columbia City Head Track Coach Bob Fahl said. â€śShe was really determined to get a medal.â€ť
Fahl said she was able to take an inside lane and stay in the front of the pack througout the race.
WARSAW â€” â€śWe got the hex off of Columbia City golf for the 10-year drought.â€ť
Those words from Columbia City Boys Golf Head Coach Andrew Thompson sum up what was an outstanding day, as the Eagles advanced to the regional round for the first time since 2003.
Columbia City came in third at the sectional at Stonehenge Country Club, five strokes behind the host-Tigers, who won with a score of 314. Triton was second, four strokes ahead of the Eaglesâ€™ 319.
CHURUBUSCO â€” Churubusco will be represented by two throwers in the track and field state competition held in Bloomington today and Saturday.
Senior Katie Monk is competing in girls discus after advancing out of regionals with a throw of 128 feet, 6 inches.
Senior Austin McClure will return to the state meet after claiming the regional championship in shot put with a heave of 51 feet, 9 inches.
Tanner Daniel (left) and Cameron Deckard, Columbia Cityâ€™s senior golfers, played their last match at Eagle Glen Tuesday night.
FORT WAYNE â€” Churubuscoâ€™s baseball team saw its season come to an end Tuesday.
The Eagles lost to Adams Central, 13-10, in a sectional semifinal contest at Indiana Tech.
A comeback by Churubusco fell just short. The Flyinâ€™ Jets had a 5-1 lead after three innings.
Four more runs from Adams Central in the fourth made it 9-1. Churubusco was equal to the Jets in the fourth frame by chipping in four as well to bring the margin to 9-5.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” It was a banner day for the Columbia City boys golf team.
The Eagles beat Central Noble, 150-186, at Eagle Glen Golf Course Tuesday, coming together for an impressive team effort.
Columbia City was led by medalist Spencer Klimek, who shot a 34, good for two-under par. Teammate Tyler Green was right at par with a 36.
All told, the five Eagle varsity golfers outscored the top Cougar golfer, as Max Dryer and Matt Benedict both had scores of 40 and Cameron Slavich was at 43. The top Central Noble golfer shot 44.
HUNTERTOWN â€” For the third year in a row, the Columbia City baseball team is sectional runner-up.
This year, the Eagles came closer to hoisting the sectional trophy than they have in either of the two previous years.
Columbia City lost to Carroll 6-3 Tuesday night in the sectional championship game.
It was the second game of the day for the Eagles, who earned their way into the finals after defeating Snider earlier that day 6-0 in the semifinals.
â€śTo have a showing like we did in our sectional, you canâ€™t really ask for a whole lot more,â€ť said Columbia City Head Coach Zac Bireley.