COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s baseball team squared off against Central Nobleâ€™s Cougars in a seesaw battle that was the season-opener for the Eagles. Columbia City pushed across four runs in the bottom of the sixth to take a 9-8 win over the Cougars on Saturday at Max Gandy Athletic Field.
Whitko senior April Bishop signed her letter of intent to attend Grace College to play golf. Pictured, front row, from left are: Vic Bishop, father; April Bishop; and Jacki Bishop, mother. Back: Bryan Sprunger, Whitko golf coach; Casey Stouffer, Whitko athletic director; and Denny Duncan, Grace golf coach.
CHURUBUSCO â€” Churubusco boysâ€™ basketball Head Coach Michael McBride was named as an Indiana Basketball Coaches Association/Subway Coach of the Year for District One.
McBride guided the Eagles to a record-setting 22-4 record this past season. Under McBrideâ€™s guidance the Eagles also gained their first Northeast Corner Conference Tournament title. The Eagles also claimed the NECC regular season title.
This yearâ€™s Churubusco squad made the largest turn-around of any team in the state of Indiana.
Churubusco also advanced to the IHSAA sectional final at Woodlan this past season.
Highjumper Tim Hearld and the Columbia City boys track team are back in action Thursday after their season-opening loss to Huntington North Monday to take on the other two Whitley County schools. Columbia City and Whitko will travel Thursday to Churubusco for a 5 p.m. track meet, weather permitting.
CHURUBUSCO â€” Churubuscoâ€™s boys and girls track teams downed the visiting Heritage Patriot teams Tuesday evening. The girlsâ€™ team, won by a score of 76-51, while the boysâ€™ team won by an impressive 124-8 count.
Double event winners for the Eagle girls were: Julia Folland, who won the 1,600-meter run in 6:02.57 and the 3,200-meter run in 13:37.19; Rachel Sloan, who took the shot put with a heave of 27 feet, 8.5 inches and discus at 83 feet, one-half inch and Alyssa Anderson, who won the 100-meter dash in 13.92 seconds and the 100-meter hurdle race in 17.9 seconds.
MARION â€” The Whitko Wildcats opened their 2015 baseball season Saturday, traveling to Marion High School for a double-header with the host Giants. The Wildcats earned a split, falling in game one 6-5, after the Giants came from behind in the bottom of the seventh.
The Wildcats came back to take the second game 8-3 to earn the split.
In game one, the Giants jumped out on top, scoring two runs in the bottom of the first on a two-run home run by Javon Yeakle. The Giants got another run across in the bottom of the second on a fielding error by the Whitko shortstop.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The temperatures were nearly perfect, even if the score wasnâ€™t, as the Columbia City boysâ€™ track team opened its outdoor season with an 86-46 loss to the visiting Huntington North Vikings Monday night at the Max Gandy Athletic Field.
The Eagle boys picked up wins in five of fifteen events, but were swept in the 3,200-meter run, the 800-meter run and were shut out in the relays for a big part of the scoring differential.