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July 15, 2013

The Whitley County 4-H Fair Demolition Derby was held Saturday night at the grandstands.

Pictured above, Kane Johnson (28) backs up while Eirc Romine (88) crashes into him. Also pictured is David Ernst (72).

Jeff Hinen won the Saturday night feature.

Whitley County 4-H 4K

July 12, 2013

Whitley County’s 4-H 4K was held Friday night. Pictured, a group of runners take off from the starting line on Park Street.

Baseball players earn state honors

July 12, 2013

CHURUBUSCO — Churubusco’s baseball team had historic individual efforts from some of its players this season.

However, it was in the classroom where these Eagles excelled, not just the ball diamond.

Senior captains Jay Petrie and Chandler Brown were named Academic All-State from Churubusco. Junior Brent Simmons was named Class 2A All-State honorable mention.

Eagle Baseball Head Coach Mark Grove said the leadership of the two captains will be missed.

“They are good kids who showed good leadership,” he said. “They will be missed for the way they led the younger players.”

Rose Hulman winners

July 11, 2013

The Fort Wayne Franchise 18U baseball team won the Diamond Play Tournaments Rose Hulman Classic June 23.

The team won six of its seven games and beat the Indy Nitro in the final game, 9-3.

Stand-out Stoddard

July 10, 2013

Recent Whitko High School graduate Alex Stoddard has been named to the Indiana High School Baseball Coaches Association Class 3A Honorable Mention All-State Baseball Team as an outfielder.

With the honor, Stoddard becomes the first player in program history to be named to an all-state team.

This past season, Stoddard hit .408 with 3 home runs, 2 triples, 12 doubles, 28 runs batted in, and 15 stolen bases.

Coaches Pitch Runners Up

July 9, 2013

Trok & Krider was the Coaches Pitch runners up last week in the championship game at Morsches Park.

Pictured, from left: Zavier Derbeck, Ian Stane, Ryker Hims and Tanner Hosler. Second row: Adrian Ayala, Kam Hoag, Tobey Krider, Camdyn Judd, Lucas Schmitt and Lucas Buechler.

Old Settlers 4 mile results

July 8, 2013

The annual Old Settlers four-mile run was held June 28 during Old Settlers Days and American Legion Festival.

Pictured are the top three runners, Elias Rojas, Ty Alles and Peter Ryan.

C.C. Vet wins Coaches Pitch baseball finals

July 3, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — “There’s a reason they play the game.”

That old-time phrase proved true Tuesday night at Morsches Park in Columbia City’s Coaches Pitch Championship game.

Despite falling to the No. 1 seed, Trok & Krider, by an 11-4 score in the regular season, C.C. Veterinary Hospital (seeded third) pulled through for a 6-5 win to go home with the tournament title.

“We knew it would be a tough game,” Head Coach Cory Patrick said. “We’ve seen them play and they’re pretty solid.”

Little league champs

July 2, 2013

Churubusco’s Senior League baseball team won the Little League District 10 Invitational Tournament 2-0 against Hamilton Park (who had only lost two games all season before the championship).

The team was undefeated in the tournament.

It began the season 3-8 but won 17 of the 18 games, including the tournament.

From left, Logan Harshman, Colin Mullins, Reese Partin, Michael Rennaker, Jerrod Ostler, Blake Wormcastle, Nash Wood, Sam Richards, Jeremiah Geiger, James Bennett, Nik Troyer, Carson Gatton and Clay Tinney. The team was coached by Andy Richards, D.J. Tinney and Tim Troyer.

Four-mile fun run

July 1, 2013

Runners make their way around the lake on Columbia Drive in Columbia City Friday evening during the four-mile fun run for Old Settlers Days.

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