Archive - Sports Article
August 8th, 2013
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.
Anna Bulmahn, who played for Churubuscoâ€™s girls tennis team last spring, takes advantage of nice weather Tuesday to hit the ball around at Churubuscoâ€™s town park.
This week is the IHSAAâ€™s official moratorium week, and no organized sports are allowed to practice until Monday.
On Friday, The Post & Mail announced its 2012-13 Players of the Year â€” Derek Hinen and Kalisha Goree â€” both of Columbia City High School. Stop by The Post & Mailâ€™s office at 927 W. Connexion Way, Columbia City, to pick up a copy of this yearâ€™s Athletes of the Year, a special section.
Columbia Cityâ€™s club swim team, the Stingrays, won the 2013 League II Championships at Pine Valley Country Club last week.
High-point winners for the Stingrays were: Hadley Snell, Sammy Varga, Caroline Klimek, Zachary Young, Caden Ferguson, Shauna Jo Young, Telly Varga, Ryan Devito, Josh Butts, Alyssa Koch, Megan Cummings, Matt Webber, Doug Hinen, Josh Shawver, Cassie Bosselman, Taylor Hartsock and Jared Mertz.