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May 5th, 2015

10-RUN LOSS: DeKalb downs Lady Eagles

May 5, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s Lady Eagle softball team dug itself an early 6-0 hole and never rebounded as they dropped a 13-3, 10-run loss to visiting Northeast Hoosier Conference foe, DeKalb Monday evening at the Morsches Park diamond.

Columbia City gave up six first inning runs, fueled in part by early walks to the Lady Barons. Columbia City pitcher walked the first two DeKalb batters after opening each at-bat with two strikes. With two runners on a Columbia City error loaded the bases.

PARKVIEW FIELD: ’Busco baseball falls

May 5, 2015

FORT WAYNE — Churubusco’s baseball team lost a close game to Bluffton Monday night at Parkview Field, 4-3.

The Eagles struggled offensively in the early innings, failing to score a single run until the top of the sixth.

STORIED COACH: Grove announces retirement

May 5, 2015

CHURUBUSCO — History is a funny thing. We remember big events that happen in our communities and sometimes overlook small details.

For instance, it probably didn’t gain a lot of attention in 1983 when Churubusco High School hired an assistant coach named Mark Grove to be the baseball team’s new head coach.

Whitko knocks off Northfield

May 5, 2015

SOUTH WHITLEY — In order to be the best you have to beat the best. The Whitko Wildcats baseball team put the rest of the Three Rivers Conference on notice Monday night when the Wildcats pounded out an 11-6 win against defending conference champion Northfield.

“To knock off the defending conference champion and give them a loss is big,” said Whitko Head Coach Eric Hisner. “We had to find an identity early in the season and we are growing with each game.”

HEAD OF THE CLASS: Churubusco H.S. names valedictorian, salutatorian

May 5, 2015

CHURUBUSCO — Valerie Pope and Peyton Brandt were recently announced as the Valedictorian and Salutatorian for the 2015 graduating class at Churubusco High School.

BATTLE OF EAGLES: Col. City tennis wins

May 5, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — In a showdown between two Whitley County tennis teams, Columbia City’s Lady Eagles downed their Churubusco counterparts 5-0 Monday evening at the DeVol Field courts.

Columbia City’s Rachel Flauding took a tough first set from Churubusco’s Camille Cseri 7-6, winning 10-8 in the tie breaker. Flauding took the second set 6-2 for the win at No. 1 singles.

SATURDAY: Letter carriers food drive

May 5, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY ­— Saturday will mark the 23rd anniversary of the National Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hunger food drive.

In an effort to help the less fortunate, letter carriers across the country collect non-perishable food donations from mail customers on the second Saturday in May each year.

May 4th

'BUSCO SOFTBALL: Lady Eagles edge Northrop

May 4, 2015

FORT WAYNE — Churubusco’s softball team held a sixth-inning rally and closed out Northrop Saturday, 10-8.

After the first inning left the score 2-1 in favor of Churubusco, neither team scored through the second and third.

’Busco came out swinging in the fourth inning, tallying four runs to increase the Lady Eagle lead to 6-1.

FRIDAY CRASH: Motorcycle driver severely injured

May 4, 2015

CHURUBUSCO — A motorcycle driver was seriously injured Friday evening in a three-vehicle crash.

Adam Fogle, 39, of Spencerville, was taken to a Fort Wayne hospital in serious condition following the crash at the intersection of CR 950 East and CR 150 North.

According to a crash report by the Whitley County Sheriff’s Department, Greg Barkley, 44, of Churubusco, was driving north on CR 950 East in his truck when he pulled out in front of the other two vehicles, which were traveling on CR 150 N.

NECC TOURNEY: ’Busco baseball wins

May 4, 2015

TOPEKA ­— In a doubly momentous occasion, Churubusco’s Eagle baseball team scored a 14-9 win over West Noble Saturday in a game played at Westview. The win gave the Eagles the Northeast Corner Conference Tournament title and Head Coach Mark Grove his 500th win as a coach.

Churubusco jumped out in front, scoring four runs in the top of the second inning. The Eagles added another run in the top of the third to take a 5-0 lead.

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