April 18th, 2013
PERU â€” A relay play made the difference in a tight baseball game Wednesday night.
Whitko beat Peru, 4-3 on the road.
The Wildcats held the lead going into the bottom of the seventh inning, but the Tigers had a runner on first with two outs.
Peru batter Nolan Brimbury hit a double to right field that could have tied the game.
But the Whitko defense came through. The team executed what Coach Erik Hisner called a â€śperfectâ€ť relay, with right fielder Hunter Sroufe getting the ball to shortstop Ethan Nicodemus.
HUNTINGTON â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s girls tennis team picked up its second win of the season Wednesday night at Huntington North.
The Lady Eagles won a close 3-2 match against the Lady Vikings to improve to 2-1.
Columbia Cityâ€™s No. 1 singles player, Celine Rongos, led the Lady Eagles with a 6-2, 6-1 win over Huntington Northâ€™s No. 1, Kylie Fredrick.
Lauren Rivas took the win in No. 3 singles, topping Lady Viking Emily Eherenman in a three-set match. Rivas won the first set, 6-2, but fell by a 6-4 score in the second. Rivas came back in the third set to win 6-1.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Whitkoâ€™s girls tennis team lost a Three Rivers conference match-up to Rochester Wednesday in just the squadâ€™s second match of a rain-soaked season.
The Lady Zebras beat the Lady Wildcats, 4-1.
Abby Marshall and Laura Alfieri garnered the one Whitko win in doubles, winning by scores of 6-4, 6-3.
In number-one singles, Laura Hippensteel lost to Rochesterâ€™s Maddie Lewis, 0-6, 2-6.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” At Whitley County Consolidated Schoolsâ€™ (WCCS) meeting of the Board of School Trustees Monday, April 8, a new high school was publicly discussed for the first time in several years.
At that meeting, WCCS Superintendent Pat Oâ€™Connor said public input would be important to the district.
The Post & Mail sought feedback from its Facebook followers last week and found public opinion on several sides of the spectrum.
Some felt the new high school was needed as soon as possible, regardless of the price tag.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A Design Processes class is already being taught to students at Eagle Tech Academy, but now that technology has the opportunity to advance learning outside of the classroom.
FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics is a worldwide organization that creates a learning environment and competition for students of all ages.
Representatives from FIRST were on hand last night for a presentation to students and parents on starting a program at ETA.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A Columbia City man arrested for allegedly committing burglary and theft at a local church had his bond reduction request denied at Whitley County Circuit Court Monday.
Cody Miller, 21, was arrested in February for allegedly stealing and committing burglary at St. Paul of the Cross in Columbia City. He was in court requesting a bond reduction. Currently his bond is at $50,000, which would require at $5,000 payment to release him.
John Riley Hicks, 77, of Larwill, passed away at 11 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, 2013, at his daughterâ€™s home in Warsaw. He departed this life to be with the Lord and his beloved deceased wife, Wilma. Born Sept. 29, 1935, in Prestonburg, Ky., he was the oldest son of Ell and Allie (Shepard) Hicks.
College and career coaching was offered to students from all three Whitley County high schools yesterday. The event was part of a state-wide initiative, College Success Coalition. Connecting students with community leaders, education representatives and career coaches, the day was geared to help high school juniors make better choices.
BOSTON (AP) â€” Investigators poring over photos and video from the Boston Marathon have an image of a potential suspect in the deadly bombing but do not know his name and have not questioned him, a law enforcement official said Wednesday.
The news came with Boston in a state of high excitement over a possible breakthrough in the case and conflicting information over whether a suspect was in custody. Police and reporters converged on the federal courthouse in the afternoon.
CHURUBUSCO â€” A dominating performance by Churubuscoâ€™s boysâ€™ track team and a solid win by the girlsâ€™ squad gave both Eagle teams wins over visiting Northeast Corner Conference foe Fremont. The boysâ€™ team broke the century mark, racking up 119 points to 12 for the visitors, while the girlsâ€™ squad posted a 75-55 win on a cold blustery night.