May 8th, 2013
SOUTH WHITLEY ‚ÄĒ 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.
LA GRANGE ‚ÄĒ Churubusco‚Äôs softball team earned a conference win on the road Tuesday.
‚ÄėBusco defeated Prairie Heights 5-4.
The win moves the Lady Eagles‚Äô record to 6-11 on the year. The Lady Panthers dropped to 5-10.
After the top of the second, ‚ÄėBusco 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.
KENDALLVILLE ‚ÄĒ Columbia City‚Äôs 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‚Äôs Hope Deyo to take the win.
‚ÄúI‚Äôm proud of Adriana for not giving up after that first set,‚ÄĚ Columbia City Head Coach Kathleen Myers said.
CHURUBUSCO ‚ÄĒ Churubusco High School is playing host to the Northeast Corner Conference‚Äôs track meet this week.
Preliminaries began Tuesday night, and the meet will conclude Friday.
Churubusco‚Äôs 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.
KENDALLVILLE ‚ÄĒ 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.
KENDALLVILLE ‚ÄĒ Columbia City‚Äôs golf team handed Northeast Hoosier Conference foe East Noble its first loss Tuesday night.
‚ÄúThe conference is loaded and we proved that we‚Äôre in the running and can play with the big boys,‚ÄĚ Columbia City Head Coach Andrew Thompson said. ‚ÄúIt‚Äôs great to knock off an undefeated team.‚ÄĚ
The Eagles, now 2-3 in the NHC, shot a 158 to edge the Knights by four strokes, 158-162.
Columbia City‚Äôs score is a new low for the year.
Celena Crouse, 1, rides a turtle at Churubusco‚Äôs town park Tuesday. Warmer, dry weather has allowed for more outside play for children.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Speaking this week at Columbia City‚Äôs Rotary Club was Questa representative Marc Levy.
Questa is a Northeast Indiana foundation set up to do principally two things: reduce the typical student‚Äôs loan debt after finishing college, and keep that individual in Northeast Indiana ,contributing to the educational job force in our part of the state.
‚ÄúThe average student in Indiana leaves college with a four-year degree and $27,000 in debt,‚ÄĚ Levy said. ‚ÄúOften times, they will leave the area to find suitable work,‚ÄĚ he added.
Smith-Green Community Schools is still under construction as remodeling continues both inside and out.
Pictured, the entrance to CJSHS remains closed as work progresses toward a new facade for the building.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ The Whitley County Family YMCA announced recently that it reached its 2013 Strong Kids Campaign goal.
Dan Heise, of Warner Electric, led this year‚Äôs volunteers to reach a community campaign goal of $39,000.
The Strong Kids Campaign provides scholarships for programs and memberships to individuals and families in need.
Funds raised directly support the Y‚Äôs cause of strengthening communities by ensuring that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive.