May 19th, 2011
HUNTINGTON — “It didn’t feel real.”
That’s all Churubusco’s Payton Summers could gather after winning her first sectional championship Tuesday at Huntington North.
A fourth-place team finish for the Lady Eagles girls’ track team was highlighted by Summers’ dash to first-place in the 100-meter race.
ALBION — The Columbia City Lady Eagle tennis team closed out the regular season portion of a successful 2011 season with a 4-1 win over the host Central Noble Lady Cougars on a blustery Tuesday night.
“It was a win, and hopefully a confidence booster for the girls heading into sectionals,” Eagle head coach Katie Myers said. “They found out some things that they need to work on tomorrow night to take into sectional play.”
The Indiana high school baseball postseason was laid out for area teams Tuesday.
As Whitley County’s three teams finish up the regular season, the sectional brackets were drawn up for May 25-30.
Columbia City and Churubusco both took one step closer to a sectional championship after the pairings.
Both Eagle squads earned first-round byes.
COLUMBIA CITY — It’s not the ideal season Columbia City softball envisioned when the bats came out and the pitches were thrown in late March.
Delays, postponements and sometimes weeks without games, the Lady Eagles finally saw some of what it hoped to see all season.
Hits, strikeouts and runs.
Monday, City entered the final game of the Northeast Hoosier Conference with an even 3-3 record.
Sue L. King, 82, of Columbia City, died at 3:35 p.m. Sunday, May 15, 2011 at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne where she was admitted Thursday.
She was born Sept. 10, 1928 in Lagrange County, a daughter of Daniel J.S. and Ida S. (Eash) Yoder. She graduated from Columbia City High School in 1947 and received her bachelors degree in elementary education from St. Francis College in 1974.
James Robert Nix, 75, of Columbia City, died on Sunday, May 15, 2011 unexpectedly at his residence. Born May 7, 1936, he was a son of the late Leo and Magdalene Nix.
Gayle Y. Kile, 58, of Columbia City, passed away at 5:28 a.m. Sunday, May 15, 2011 at Parkview Whitley Hospital. She was born May 29, 1952 in Portland, a daughter of Ronald Jack and Ruth V. (Day) Pease.
ANGOLA — Heading into Friday’s finals of the North East Corner Conference meet at Angola High School, Churubusco trailed first-place Fairfield by 6.33 points.
By the end of the night, school records fell and so did the Falcons.
Churubusco finished 25.67 points ahead of Fairfield beating its conference rival 142-116.33.
ANGOLA — It’s not a title but Churubusco girls’ track and field got some good news Friday night.
With 2011 becoming a bounce back year for the Lady Eagles, a fourth-place finish at the North East Corner Conference meet added to a growing power from ’Busco.
After holding preliminaries Tuesday, the Lady Eagles went back to Angola High School finishing just behind the host Lady Hornets.