May 19th, 2011
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.
Whitkoâ€™s Hannah Cokl takes a pitch during the Lady Wildcats home game against Heritage. Whitko rallied from a 0-5 deficit but went on to fall to the Lady Patriots 5-2.
Post & Mail photo / Nicole Ott
LEO — Despite the downpour of rain Saturday, there was golf to be played.
Columbia City and Churubusco boys’ golf battled the wet conditions at Cedar Creek Golf Course to come away with a golfer leading both with a score of 84.
The Eagles had one of their best finishes in an invitational this season taking sixth out of the 15-team field.
FORT WAYNE — The Columbia City softball team had its pair of sisters break a losing skid over the weekend.
Saturday, a doubleheader at North Side had Cassie Vodde and Allie Vodde work the mound over 12 innings giving Columbia City 17-5 and 10-1 victories.
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