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March 26th, 2015
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” 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 didnâ€™t stop the Lady Wildcats from blowing the game open with a five-run third inning on their way to a 10-0 win.
ROCHESTER, Mich. â€” 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-oldâ€™s finished 21st with 19 points.
WEST LAFAYETTE â€” 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.
Big Dance Round Up and Look Ahead
Last week we gave you a preview of the tournament and some predictions of teams that we felt could make a run to the Final 4. Well, those predictions were way off and the bracket this writer submitted to his friends and a couple websites sits in about 10 millionth place. All the wise guys were talking about Iowa State and Virginia. Those teams won a combined 1 game. Now we are going to go region by region to see what happened and what we can look forward to seeing next weekend.
Columbia City senior Macie Hinen makes a pass in the All-Star Clash at the University of St. Francis on Saturday. Several Whitley County players showed off their talent in the event, which was hosted by Scouting Indiana. See Page A10 for more coverage.
Columbia City High Schoolâ€™s swim team presented the following awards at its annual banquet: Carson Miller, Leadership and Most Improved Award; Kellie Frei, Most Improved Award; Maggie Vandersaul, Coaches Award; Rhea Young, Mental Attitude Award; Rylee Hackworth, High Point Award; Matthew Webber, High Point Award; Jon Fix, Coaches Award; Cassie Bosselman, Leadership Award; and Dayne Trump, Mental Attitude Award.
KENDALLVILLE â€” Churubuscoâ€™s boysâ€™ and girlsâ€™ track teams traveled to East Noble Thursday evening for a chilly start to the outdoor track and field season. The Eagle boys came away with a win in the triangular meet that featured Churubusco, East Noble and Fort Wayne Bishop Luers. The Eagle boys scored 86 points to outdistance East Nobleâ€™s 60, with Bishop Luers coming in third at 20 points.
Columbia Cityâ€™s boys basketball team is bidding farewell to its seniors after the Eaglesâ€™ loss in the regional semifinal game to NorthWood on Saturday afternoon. Pictured with the CCHS senior cheerleaders in the Donald S. Weeks Gymnasium, front row, from left: Maura Garza, Cecelia Rentschler and Lauren Barnes. Second row: Andrew Graves, Jake Pettigrew, Kelsey Barker, Megan Gawthrop, Mason Coverstone and Justin Bachelder. Flyer: Courtney Davis. Spotter in the back (not seen): Abby Gottfried.
The CCHS 2014-15 basketball season cheerleader banquet was held Sunday. Varsity award winners were (front, from left) Senior captains Courtney Davis and Cecelia Rentschler, both earning Leadership Awards. Back: Cora Saggars, Most Outstanding Cheerleader; Abby Gottfried, Most Valuable Cheerleader; and Dakota Studebaker, Positive Attitude.