May 17th, 2013
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Whitkoâ€™s softball team fell in two Three Rivers Conference games earlier this week.
The Lady Wildcats lost to North Miami Monday. The host-Lady Warriors beat the Lady Wildcats by a final score of 10-0.
The Lady Wildcats dropped their senior night contest Wednesday to Rochester, 14-0.
NORTH MANCHESTER â€” Whitkoâ€™s boys golf team took second in a three-way meet at Sycamore Golf Club.
The Wildcats shot 164. Tippecanoe Valley scored 164 as well, and the tie was broken by the score of the fifth golfer. Manchester came in third with a total of 186.
ALBION â€” Churubuscoâ€™s softball team captured a conference win Thursday.
The Lady Eagles beat NECC-rival Central Noble, getting the final run in the seventh inning to get the 4-3 victory.
Both teams got one run in the first inning. The next score did not come all the way until the top of the fifth, when the Lady Eagles put two more on the board to make it 3-1.
WARSAW â€” For most of the team, Whitkoâ€™s girls tennis season came to an end Thursday night, as the Lady Eagles dropped a close 3-2 contest to Wawasee in the opening round of sectionals.
But itâ€™s not all over yet.
The No. 1 doubles pair of Laura Alfieri and Abby Marshall won their match over Wawasee, qualifying to move on to the regional with Columbia Cityâ€™s Celine Rongos in singles, and the doubles pair of Sydney Ford and Macie Hinen.
Alfieri and Marshall took a 6-2, 6-0 advantage over Lady Warriors Jada Antonides and Sam Prins.
FORT WAYNE â€” Girls tracksters had their shot at qualifying for the regional Tuesday, and the boys took their turn at Thursdayâ€™s sectionals.
Churubuscoâ€™s athletes competed at North Side, while Whitko and Columbia City headed back to Wayne for the second year in a row.
Two tracksters had standout performances â€” Whitkoâ€™s Connor Stouder and Churubuscoâ€™s Austin McClure.
McClure took first place in both of his throwing events.
He won the discus with a heave of 152 feet, 2 inches â€” 10 feet more than his closest opponent.
New York-based classical guitarist Peter Fletcher will be performing at the Peabody Public Libraryâ€™s Robert E. Brittain Memorial Auditorium at 7 p.m. Wednesday.
The concert is free and open to the public.
This concert is part of a nationwide tour, right after a highly regarded appearance in New York at Weill Recital Hall of Carnegie Hall.
Major works will include the Bach Chaconne and Suite Compostelana by the Catalan composer Federico Mompou.
Whole Health Wellness Center will have its first Planting Day Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. at 1065 West CR 150 N., Columbia City.
There will be a ribbon-cutting with Columbia City Mayor Ryan Daniel at 2 p.m. Activities will include planting in the community garden and learning about large- and small-scale composting.
Childrenâ€™s garden planting will start at 2:30 p.m.
Whole Health Wellness Center is a new organization created by and for the people of Columbia City.
The centerâ€™s mission is to establish community gardens and improve overall health.
Whitley on the Move will put on its Spring Spruce-Up in South Whitley Saturday from 8 to 10 a.m.
Volunteers are asked to join in and help pick up around the town. To participate, citizens need to show up at the bandstand on Front Street at 8 a.m. with work gloves, a trash bag or two, and, if possible, a push broom or rake.
To suggest a specific area to be cleaned up May 18, call Darci Kessie at 723-6128 or Julia Robinson at 723-4637.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Emma Nicodemus is no stranger to the Whitley County 4-H program.
Nicodemus grew up watching her older cousins Tanner, Colin, Ethan and Aly Nicodemus participate in 4-H.
Nicodemus is the daughter of Steve and Amy Nicodemus. She attends Coesse Elementary School where she is in the fifth grade.
Her projects for the year include pigs and feeder calves.
Growing up around her cousins and their animals, Nicodemus wanted to join 4-H because of her cousins. She said she likes to do whatever her cousins are doing.
Editorâ€™s note: The following is a series highlighting unique jobs and activities held by area students during the summer months.
CHURUBUSCO â€” Under the category of Work and Education, Cullen Fisherâ€™s Facebook profile includes the U.S. Army.
Fisher, a junior at Churubusco Junior-Senior High School, is a part of the militaryâ€™s delayed-entry program.
At age 17, Fisher began the necessary steps to start his military career. Now, at age 18, he is participating in regular physical training (P.T.) exercises in Fort Wayne.