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Stand-out Stoddard

July 10, 2013

Recent Whitko High School graduate Alex Stoddard has been named to the Indiana High School Baseball Coaches Association Class 3A Honorable Mention All-State Baseball Team as an outfielder.

With the honor, Stoddard becomes the first player in program history to be named to an all-state team.

This past season, Stoddard hit .408 with 3 home runs, 2 triples, 12 doubles, 28 runs batted in, and 15 stolen bases.

Coaches Pitch Runners Up

July 9, 2013

Trok & Krider was the Coaches Pitch runners up last week in the championship game at Morsches Park.

Pictured, from left: Zavier Derbeck, Ian Stane, Ryker Hims and Tanner Hosler. Second row: Adrian Ayala, Kam Hoag, Tobey Krider, Camdyn Judd, Lucas Schmitt and Lucas Buechler.

Old Settlers 4 mile results

July 8, 2013

The annual Old Settlers four-mile run was held June 28 during Old Settlers Days and American Legion Festival.

Pictured are the top three runners, Elias Rojas, Ty Alles and Peter Ryan.

C.C. Vet wins Coaches Pitch baseball finals

July 3, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — “There’s a reason they play the game.”

That old-time phrase proved true Tuesday night at Morsches Park in Columbia City’s Coaches Pitch Championship game.

Despite falling to the No. 1 seed, Trok & Krider, by an 11-4 score in the regular season, C.C. Veterinary Hospital (seeded third) pulled through for a 6-5 win to go home with the tournament title.

“We knew it would be a tough game,” Head Coach Cory Patrick said. “We’ve seen them play and they’re pretty solid.”

Little league champs

July 2, 2013

Churubusco’s Senior League baseball team won the Little League District 10 Invitational Tournament 2-0 against Hamilton Park (who had only lost two games all season before the championship).

The team was undefeated in the tournament.

It began the season 3-8 but won 17 of the 18 games, including the tournament.

From left, Logan Harshman, Colin Mullins, Reese Partin, Michael Rennaker, Jerrod Ostler, Blake Wormcastle, Nash Wood, Sam Richards, Jeremiah Geiger, James Bennett, Nik Troyer, Carson Gatton and Clay Tinney. The team was coached by Andy Richards, D.J. Tinney and Tim Troyer.

Four-mile fun run

July 1, 2013

Runners make their way around the lake on Columbia Drive in Columbia City Friday evening during the four-mile fun run for Old Settlers Days.

Maroon, gold . . . and black

July 1, 2013

Some Whitley County residents are questioning Columbia City High School’s black uniforms in many sports, such as football, basketball and cheerleading.

Columbia City’s football team is expected to return to the traditional maroon color this season.

Voice your opinion on The Post & Mail’s Facebook page, and see an article including public and coaches' comments on Page A1 of Saturday's issue of The Post and Mail.

Instructional league wraps up

June 28, 2013

Columbia City Parks Department’s four-year-old instructional T-ball league concluded Wednesday.

The team was led by Steve Shoda, a Columbia City High School assistant coach, as well as Eagle players.

Back row, from left: CCHS player Gary Ormsby, Shoda and Curtis Shoda, CCHS player.

Columbia City golf awards

June 27, 2013

Columbia City’s boys golf team had its end of season awards night Tuesday.

The award winners were, from left: Most Improved Player, Matt Kumfer; Season Low Average, 1st-Team All-Conference and Co-MVP, Tyler Green; Co-MVP and 2nd-Team All-Conference, Spencer Klimek; DeVol Award, Tanner Daniel; Mental Attitude Award, Cameron Slavich; Coaches Award, Matt Benedict.

Eagle football falls in semis at Pike

June 27, 2013

INDIANAPOLIS — Columbia City’s 7-on-7 football team ended its season on a high note by making the semifinals of a tournament last weekend.

The Eagles made the semi’s of Pike’s “Let It Fly” 7-on-7 tourney.

Overall, Columbia City was 5-2 on the day.

The Eagles beat Triton Central and Evergreen Park, an Illinois school. The lone loss for Columbia City in pool play was to NHC-rival East Noble.

In the first round in the afternoon, the Eagles beat Brownstown Central. In the quarterfinals, Class 6A Lafayatte Jefferson was dispatched by Columbia City.

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