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’Busco defeats Heritage

March 28, 2012

MONROEVILLE — The Churubusco boys and girls track and field teams left Heritage High School 2-0 for the day, with the boys winning by 37 points and the girls taking the meet by 27.

For the boys, Alex Zolman finished in first place in the 100-meter dash with a time of 11.5 seconds. Zolman also placed first in the 400-meter (53.9) and the long jump with a distance of 19 feet-10.5 inches.

’Busco tops Whitko with late rally

March 28, 2012

CHURUBUSCO — A sixth-inning rally gave Churubusco’s softball team its second victory of the season Tuesday against Whitko.

After trailing 4-0 in the first inning and the score tied at four going into the sixth, the Lady Eagles got three runs in the bottom of the inning to take the lead, winning 7-4.

Center-fielder Kasey Gibson led Churubusco with a .750 batting average, connecting with 3-of-4 at-bats. She scored three runs and had an RBI.
Mariah Herendeen pitched for the Lady Eagles, with five strike outs and five hits.

Whitko baseball falls to New Haven

March 27, 2012

NEW HAVEN — Sometimes things start well and it sets a tone for the entire contest, but other times things just sort of fall apart. The Whitko Wildcats opened the 2012 baseball season with a trip to New Haven for a contest with the host Bulldogs. For the first two innings things went well with the Wildcats jumping out to a 2-0 lead, but in the third inning the Wildcats lost the lead and their starting pitcher. The Bulldogs registered a six-run outburst to send the Wildcats down to an 8-2 defeat.

IBCA All-State teams

March 24, 2012

Whitko’s Logan Irwin was named to the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association's Senior All-State team. Pictured above is Irwin as a young hoopster. Also receiving IBCA honors was Drew Benedict and Derek Hinen of Columbia City, who were named to the Underclass All-State team and Tyler Arrowsmith, Honorable Mention Senior All-State.

Col. City girls track splits Concordia and South Side

March 23, 2012

The Columbia City girls track team competed at South Side Thursday night for a three-way meet with Concordia. The Lady Cadets won by 10 points over Columbia City with 71.5 and 61.5 points, respectively. Both teams beat South Side, which only had 28 points. Above, Kaitlyn Miller takes her turn at the long jump.

Eagles defeat Huntington, 80-55

March 22, 2012

HUNTINGTON — Columbia City’s boys track team opened its season with a win at Huntington North Wednesday.

Senior Matt Rethlake, in his first high school track meet, won the 100-meter dash, long jump and high jump.

He was also on the 400-meter relay team with Zach Pequignot, Sam Dailey and Wayne Smith, which placed second. Smith won the 200-meter dash.

Wildcats’ take season opener

March 21, 2012

SOUTH WHITLEY — Whitko’s boys and girls track seasons began Tuesday with wins over Southwood.

The boys won 87-35 and the girls defeated Southwood 83-39. Both teams combined for 26 first-place finishes.

Connor Stouder, Jordan Sims and Micaela Sylvester led the Wildcats, winning two events apiece. Sims and Sylvester swept all four hurdle races. Stouder won the 100- and 200-meter dash.

Alec Wilkinson won the pole vault by five feet with a 12-foot vault. Jude Stieglitz won the 800-meter run with a 2:09.0 time, with teammate Dallas Asher three seconds behind for a second-place finish.

Lady Eagles basketball awards

March 16, 2012

The Columbia City Lady Eagle basketball team recently held its end-of-season banquet. Award winners include, from left: Sarah Opliger, most steals, most assists, Defensive Award, second team all-NHC; Emily Whiteleather, most rebounds, second team all-NHC; Samara Qureshi, Lady Eagle Integrity Award; Macie Hinen, best field goal percentage, best free throw percentage.

Young athlete finishes fourth at the Elks hoop shoot state finals

March 14, 2012

Olivia Shearer, daughter of Columbia City Girls Basketball Head Coach Amy Shearer and former Churubusco athlete Chad Shearer, was the sole local hoopster to advance to the Elks Hoop-Shoot Indiana State Finals. Shearer placed fourth in her age group (age 10-11) at New Castle.

Eagles hold on for win over North Side

March 2, 2012

WATERLOO — “I love these guys. I love the way they play,” Columbia City Head Basketball Coach Chris Benedict said after the sectional semi-final win over North Side.

The Eagles came back from a 47-40 deficit late in the third quarter to win 66-56 over the Redskins Friday night at DeKalb.

“I think they found themselves,” Benedict said. “When they stay together they have a chance to be a really good team.”

Columbia City senior Drew Burnsworth stole the momentum in the final seconds of the third quarter, scoring two buckets and leading the Eagles to the win.

 

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