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Columbia City golf awards

June 8, 2012

Columbia City’s golf team held its award ceremony Thursday night.

From left: Tanner Daniel, Devol Award; Dustin Parrett, Coaches Award; Cameron Deckard, Most Improved; Drew Benedict, Most Valuable Player; Drew Burnsworth, Season Low Average; Tucker Daniel, Mental Attitude.

Mayer competes at regionals

June 8, 2012

Churubusco senior Ryan Mayer was 2011-12’s last athlete to compete this season, as Whitley County’s only linkster to make it to regionals.

Mayer scored an 88 at Orchard Ridge Thursday morning.

He shot a 45 in the front nine and a 43 in the back nine.

Columbia City boys track awards

June 7, 2012

Columbia City’s track team recently honored its top athletes.

From left, Tryzel Jenkins (Most Improved Athlete), Garrett Vandersaul (Most Valuable Thrower), David Fulk (Rookie of the Year), Brenden Zoltek (Most Valuable Runner), Lucas Hahn (Most Valuable Jumper), Alex Fritz (Coaches Award) and Matt Rethlake (Most Valuable Participant).

Morsches Park youth league in full swing

June 6, 2012

Ben White and Jack Shipman field a ball in the infield.

Ryan Mayer advances to golf regionals: ’Busco, Col. City, Whitko compete in sectional action Friday morning

June 1, 2012

KENDALVILLE — Churubusco linkster Ryan Mayer is the lone Whitley County golfer to keep his season alive, after placing third in Friday’s golf sectional, advancing him to regionals.

Mayer fired an 80 on 18 holes at Noble Hawk in Kendallville. His score tied for third. In the play-off, Mayer birdied the first hole to win.
Mayer had an eagle, a birdie and four pars.

He will play in the regionals at Orchard Ridge Thursday at 8 a.m.
The second-best Churubusco golfer was Brad Martin, who shot a 91.
Beau Barkley finished with a 92, Brandon Norris had a 97 and Parker Conrad carded a 100.

Girls track state finals: ’Busco’s Monk medals; Roush, Hearld take 10th place

June 1, 2012

BLOOMINGTON — Three Whitley County athletes traveled to Bloomington for the Indiana State Track finals at Indiana University Friday afternoon.

Churubusco’s Heather Monk is returning to the county with a medal. Monk placed sixth in the discus with a throw of 129 feet, 5 inches.

The winning throw was over 143 feet. Monk also competed against the top in the state in the shot put and came in 15th with a heave of 38 feet, 2.75 inches.

Carlee Hearld and Samantha Roush represented Columbia City with 10th-place finishes in their respective events.

Eagles close out regular season with a victory

May 31, 2012

ALBION — Columbia City’s golf team ended its regular season with a 172-193 win over Central Noble Wednesday at Cobblestone Golf Course.

“I was really happy with the guys. I thought they did a good job,” Columbia City Head Coach Andrew Thompson said.

The Eagles are now 4-11 and have won their last two matches.

“We’ve had a struggling season,” Thompson said. “It’s good to win our last two going into sectionals.

“We’ll take the momentum and run with it tomorrow at Stonehenge.

Columbia City is expected to tee-off from 10:50 to 11:30 a.m.

Poyser named Player of the Week

May 30, 2012

Churubusco’s Kody Poyser put in his best effort to keep the team’s baseball season alive.

In the Eagles’ sectional opener against Eastside, Poyser hit a walk-off single in the eighth inning to win the game.

In the sectional semi-final game, Churubusco was down by a run in the last inning, Poyser hit a two RBI single with two outs to give the Eagles their first lead of the game.

Despite Poyser’s efforts, ’Busco lost to South Adams by a walk-off single.

Eagles defeated in sectional finals

May 29, 2012

AUBURN — After a lopsided win over DeKalb Monday afternoon, Columbia City’s baseball team suffered a lopsided loss in Monday night’s sectional final game at DeKalb.

Carroll beat the Eagles 13-2. The Chargers jumped out to a 13-0 lead in the first four innings.

Çolumbia City’s first run of the game came off a home run by Connor Slavich. Travis Herbst scored the final run of the season for the Eagles off a hit by Connor Reed.

Columbia City used Slavich, Austin Clark and Jordan Bickle at the mound.

Carroll won 9-1 over East Noble in Monday morning’s semi-final game.

Churubusco drops out of tournament

May 29, 2012

FORT WAYNE — What goes around comes around.

Churubusco’s baseball team very aware of that saying after suffering a 6-5 loss in the sectional semi-final game against South Adams Monday.

Last Thursday against Eastside, the Eagles squeezed out a 4-3 win with a walk-off single to keep their tournament hopes alive.

The Starfires avenged Eastside Monday afternoon, winning with a walk-off single in the bottom of the seventh inning to win 6-5 and end Churubusco’s season.

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