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ALL-STAR CLASSIC: Maggard to play

April 1, 2015

MARION — Whitley County resident and Canterbury High School basketball standout Darby Maggard has been named to the North girls’ team for the Indiana All-Star Classic to be played at Indiana Wesleyan on April 19.

Maggard, a 5-foot-5 guard, has signed to play next year at Bellmont in Nashville, Tenn., averaged 28.6 points per game and led Canterbury to the Class 2A state championship game as a senior. Canterbury won Class A state titles her freshman and sophomore seasons and was also runner-up in 2A when Maggard was a junior.

BAND OF BROTHERS: All-American Lefever brothers have Whitley County roots

April 1, 2015

HERSHEY, Pa. — The Lefever brothers, senior twins Connor and Reece, and younger brother Riley, made NCAA history when all three advanced to the finals of their weight classes at the NCAA Division III national wrestling championships.

This marks the first time in NCAA history that three brothers have been named All-Americans in the same year, and the first time that three brothers have advanced to weight class finals in the same year.

LETTER OF INTENT: ’Busco’s Barkley headed to Defiance

March 31, 2015

CHURUBUSCO — Churubusco High School Senior Beau Barkley has chosen to continue his football and golf careers at Defiance College in Ohio.

Barkley, who played four years of football, four years of golf and four years of basketball, opted for Defiance over Anderson University, Hanover College, Trine University, St. Francis University and Ferris State University.

NCAA BRACKETOLOGY: Sweet 16 Roundup – and a look ahead to Final Four

March 30, 2015

College Basketball Round Up- Sweet 16 Edition

Midwest Region

WHITKO GRAD: Irwin named NAIA All-American

March 30, 2015

WINONA LAKE — Whitko grad and Grace College junior Logan Irwin capped a successful season by being named to the honorable mention for NAIA All-American team and a second team selection for the National Christian College Athletic Association All-American squad.

CC boys open volleyball season

March 27, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS — The Columbia City High School Eagles’ boys’ volleyball team traveled to Indianapolis for its season-opening tournament at Bishop Chatard High School, recording a 1-3 record for the tournament.

The squad, consisting of three seniors, one junior and the rest sophomores, opened pool play against Fishers, a new team in the IBVCA membership.

The Eagles struggled to put together points until the end of the first game, when they rallied from a 21-16 deficit to win the first game, 26-24.

ALL SET: Pitching to be key for Wildcats

March 27, 2015

SOUTH WHITLEY— Baseball is the American pastime and basic fundamentals are still at its core. If a team can hit the ball and play good defense it can win a lot of games. The 2015 Whitko Wildcats baseball team fits perfectly into that mold. Whitko will be strong at the plate, defensively very sound and if the ‘Cats can find some more pitching they just might be a threat come sectional time.

BASKETBALL: Hazen named to junior all-star team

March 27, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS —The IndyStar.com Indiana boys Junior All-Star team for 2015 has been announced. The 18 players selected include Columbia City’s Brachen Hazen.

Hazen, a 6-foot-7 forward, was selected as a member of the South group which will play one game along with the core group against the senior All-Stars.

Players in the core group include Joey Brunk of Southport, Eron Gordon of Cathedral, Kyle Guy of Lawrence Central, Damien Jefferson of East Chicago Central, Kyle Mallers of Carroll (Fort Wayne) and C.J. Walker of Indianapolis Tech.

STRONG START: Whitko downs ’Busco in county softball

March 26, 2015

SOUTH WHITLEY — Thanks to a terrific effort by Whitko Athletic Director Casey Stouffer to ready the playing surface after a morning rainstorm, the Lady Wildcats and the visiting Churubusco Lady Eagles were able to play a season-opening contest Wednesday night.

Cold temperatures and a brisk wind didn’t stop the Lady Wildcats from blowing the game open with a five-run third inning on their way to a 10-0 win.

ZONE FINALS: YMCA swim competes

March 25, 2015

ROCHESTER, Mich. — The Whitley County YMCA Rapids swim team had its most successful showing at the Great Lakes Zone meet this past weekend at Oakland University.

Competing against 1,400 of the top swimmers from 92 teams and five different states in the Great Lakes region, the Rapids finished 35th overall with 114 points.

The boys 11-12 year-old squad finished 11th with 95 points and girls 11-12 year-old’s finished 21st with 19 points.

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