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May 8th, 2013

Prairie Heights downs ‘Busco

May 8, 2013

LA GRANGE — Churubusco’s girls tennis team fell to Prairie Heights Tuesday.
The Lady Eagles lost 4-1 to the host Panthers.

‘Busco got the win at No. 2 doubles, as the pair of Maggie Kitt and Nikki Esslinger won in straight sets.

In singles play, Churubusco’s Cheyenne Connor fell in No. 1 singles, Audfrey Gierscher lost in No. 2 singles and Kayleen Mitchell lost a tight match in No. 3 singles.

Madi Cook and Camille Cseri fell in the other doubles match for the Lady Eagles.

T. Valley edges Whitko

May 8, 2013

ROCHESTER — Whitko’s boys golf team got nosed out on the road against Tippecanoe Valley.

The Wildcats fell to the Vikings by just two strokes, 176-178 at Round Barn Golf Club.

Colton LeTourneau paced Whitko by shooting 43. This tied him for second-place with Tippy Valley’s Bryce Zimmerman. Corey Carson of Tippy Valley was the match medalist, carding 39 for the day.

The next three Whitko golfers all shot better than the third-place Viking golfer, with Cole Bechtold getting 44, Will Peters 45 and Danny Zawlocki 46. Jacob Silveus rounded out the Wildcat scoring at 55.

Lady ’Cats fall to C. Noble

May 8, 2013

SOUTH WHITLEY — Whitko's girls tennis team dropped a close, 3-2, match to Central Noble Monday.

Aressa Tackwell won her No. 2 singles match to get the Lady Wildcats there first point of the night. Tackwell took a 6-3, 6-0 win.

Shortly after, Whitko's No. 1 doubles team of Laura Alfieri and Abby Marshall won 6-1, 6-1.

But the Lady Wildcats suffered losses in the other matches, giving Central Noble the 3-2 advantage.

Whitko was swept by Northfield last week.

The Lady Wildcats had some players missing Monday, forcing some line-up changes and a default win at No. 2 doubles.

’Busco beats P. Heights

May 8, 2013

LA GRANGE — Churubusco’s softball team earned a conference win on the road Tuesday.

‘Busco defeated Prairie Heights 5-4.

The win moves the Lady Eagles’ record to 6-11 on the year. The Lady Panthers dropped to 5-10.

After the top of the second, ‘Busco held a 3-1 lead. Prairie Heights got a run in the bottom of that frame, but the Lady Eagles pushed one across in the fifth. The hosts tied the game at four in the sixth, but Churubusco got what proved to be the winning run in the top of the seventh inning.

Col. City girls tennis drops East Noble, 4-1

May 8, 2013

KENDALLVILLE — Columbia City’s No. 1 singles stand-out Celine Rongos stayed undefeated Tuesday night, and the Lady Eagles downed Northeast Hoosier Conference foe East Noble 4-1.

Rongos topped her opponent, Chelsea Ort, by a 6-0, 6-1 score.

Adriana Brown won a close No. 3 singles match. After falling 6-2 in the first set, she came back to win 6-2 in the second.

Brown won the third set by a 6-4 score over East Noble’s Hope Deyo to take the win.

“I’m proud of Adriana for not giving up after that first set,” Columbia City Head Coach Kathleen Myers said.

NECC track begins

May 8, 2013

CHURUBUSCO — Churubusco High School is playing host to the Northeast Corner Conference’s track meet this week.

Preliminaries began Tuesday night, and the meet will conclude Friday.

Churubusco’s boys currently sit third in the team rankings, and the girls are in fifth place.

Katie Monk was named conference champion in the girls discus.

In the girls prelims, Alyssa Anderson took eighth in the 100-meter dash to advance. Danielle Pippenger is moving on in the 100-meter hurdles and finished fourth in the long jump.

Columbia City goes 5-0 in NHC

May 8, 2013

KENDALLVILLE — With an undefeated Northeast Hoosier Conference record on the line and perennial baseball powerhouse Carroll on the schedule for Thursday, Columbia City was on its way to a trap game in Kendallville against East Noble Tuesday night.

However, the Eagles stayed vigilant, taking down the Knights 6-1 behind a complete game by pitcher Ryan Kerschner.

Kerschner only gave up two hits, while striking out five, allowing one earned run and walking two in seven innings.

Eagles knock off undefeated Knights

May 8, 2013

KENDALLVILLE — Columbia City’s golf team handed Northeast Hoosier Conference foe East Noble its first loss Tuesday night.

“The conference is loaded and we proved that we’re in the running and can play with the big boys,” Columbia City Head Coach Andrew Thompson said. “It’s great to knock off an undefeated team.”

The Eagles, now 2-3 in the NHC, shot a 158 to edge the Knights by four strokes, 158-162.

Columbia City’s score is a new low for the year.

Park play

May 8, 2013

Celena Crouse, 1, rides a turtle at Churubusco’s town park Tuesday. Warmer, dry weather has allowed for more outside play for children.

Rotary discusses reducing student loan debt

May 8, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Speaking this week at Columbia City’s Rotary Club was Questa representative Marc Levy.

Questa is a Northeast Indiana foundation set up to do principally two things: reduce the typical student’s loan debt after finishing college, and keep that individual in Northeast Indiana ,contributing to the educational job force in our part of the state.

“The average student in Indiana leaves college with a four-year degree and $27,000 in debt,” Levy said. “Often times, they will leave the area to find suitable work,” he added.

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