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Col. City tennis tournament champ

July 2, 2012

Columbia City incoming senior Celine Rongos won the Columbia City Girls Tennis Tournament recently.

In her high school season this year with the Lady Eagles, Rongos was 1st-Team All-Conference, All-District, All-State Honorable Mention, team captain and was named Columbia City’s MVP in the No. 1 singles position.

Setting the bar: Whitko senior holds National weight lifting record

June 29, 2012

SOUTH WHITLEY — Whitko’s Ian Pherigo is setting the bar high in the weight room for his fellow football teammates. Pherigo holds the National record in squats for his age and size at 352 pounds.

The senior is a full back on the football team, and wrestled in his freshman and sophomore years.

“I gave up wrestling last season for lifting,” Pherigo said.

Murphy commits to Miami: Columbia City senior to compete in 7-on-7 National tourney

June 29, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City stand-out football player Jared Murphy has been tossing around the pigskin with his dad and brothers for as long as he can remember.

His senior year at Columbia City is far from the end of his football career.

Murphy will be making the change from an Eagle to a RedHawk, as he recently verbally committed to Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.

Miami is a Div. I school that belongs to the Midwest Athletic Conference (MAC) along with Ball State and Northern Illinois.

’Busco’s All-Stars

June 28, 2012

The Churubusco Bluejays 11u baseball team is 26-4 and has won two tournaments, New Haven and Bryan Ohio this season.

Front row, from left: Levi McClure, Tom Richards, Austin Kresl and Kyle Kresl.

Back row: Hunter Perlich, Liam Ward, Alex Koontz, Joe Allen and Jovonn Timberlake. Not Pictured: Logan Traylor.

Columbia City swim takes second

June 27, 2012

The Columbia City club swim team took second place out of 12 teams at the Pete Johnson Invitational two weeks ago.

Pictured, six swimmers from the team. From left, Charlie Varga, Telly Varga, Ryan Devito, Aaron Fix, Zachary Young and Sammy Varga. Center, Brian Fix.

Eagle Glen’s Junior Golf Camp

June 25, 2012

Several young linksters participated in Eagle Glen’s Junior Golf Camp.

Front row, from left: Seth Mills, Colin White, Logan Harkenrider and Evan White. Second row: Sawyer Bales, Jacob Straub, Gary Brice and Matt Brice. Third row: Landon Tuttle, Daniel McCullough, Abby Pequignot, Kendra Roberts, Taylor Glass and Sydni Farber. Fourth row: Jacob Farber, instructor Tia Lantz, Gracie Mills and Cole Straub. Sixth row, instructor Lauren Holloway and Evan Straub. Back row: instructor Andrew Thompson, instructor Trent Murphy and instructor Max Dryer.

All-Star Vodde

June 22, 2012

Columbia City graduate Cassie Vodde is playing in today’s Indiana North-South All-Star game at Carmel.

Columbia City tennis awards

June 22, 2012

Columbia City honored five girls tennis players with awards.

From left: Sydney Ford (Mental Attitude), Blake Farber (Most Matches Won), Celine Rongos (Most Valuable Player, Team Captain, 1st-Team NHC, All-District and Honorable Mention All-State), Macie Hinen (Most Improved) and Kennedy Slavicek (Coach’s Award).

Team Bird runs away with medals

June 22, 2012

Team Bird youth running club, coached by Columbia City’s Gary Bird, participated in a two-day track meet at Northrop High School for the U.S. Track & Field Indiana Association Meet.

Four runners qualified for the regional meet in July at Franklin College.

Flying to the Olympic trials: Former CCHS stand-out Haley Richter off to Olympic trials

June 21, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — Haley Richter can “fly” in the pool. Literally.
Richter will be competing in the Olympic trials Monday in Omaha, Nebraska in the 100-meter butterfly.

She qualified by meeting the qualifying time (101.99) by just a fraction of a second, 1:01.5.

Though Richter said she doesn’t expect to place in the top two to make it to the Olympics, she’s excited about the experience.

“It’s going to be so fun. I’m so excited,” Richter said.

Richter said she’s seeded around 80th place. Her time, 101.5, would’ve been good for the world record in 1974. The record in ‘74 was 101.88.

 

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