CHURUBUSCO Ââ€” Churubusco High School will have a new head volleyball coach this season with the addition of Suzanne Taylor. Taylor is a recent graduate of Indiana Tech where she majored in elementary education and played volleyball for the school for four years, as well as for other extra-curricular clubs and organizations.
Recent Churubusco graduate Katie Monk signed with the University of Indianapolis for track and field. Monk holds records in discus at the Fort Wayne Northrop Sectional as well as a regional records. She was the state runner up in discus in 2014 and also competed in shot put at the state meet.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The Whitley County Community Foundation is hosting a 5K run to benefit a local scholarship fund. The inTIMidatory 5K walk/run will be held Saturday, Aug. 2, at 8 a.m., with registration starting at 7 a.m.
The race will be held at Columbia City High School, and all proceeds will benefit the Tim Hearld Memorial Scholarship fund.
The Columbia City Main Street Association brought back the Big Gâ€™s 3-on-3 Tournament to downtown Columbia City this weekend. The tourney hosted 11 teams, capped off with a win by Team Sheckler: Brent Sheckler, Doug Sheckler, Caleb Sheckler and Greg Bockelman â€” all of Whitley County. See a photo of the winning team on Page A10.
HUNTINGTON â€” Jasmine Early, of Columbia City, has continued her stellar summer of running by qualifying for the weekend for the USA Track & Field (USATF) Junior Olympic National Championship in Houston next week. Early, age 12, who will be a seventh grader this fall at Indian Springs Middle School, captured two first-place finishes Sunday competing against 13- and 14-year-old girls at the USATF Regional Championships at Huntington University.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Engine exhaust and mud filled the air at the Whitley County 4-H Fairgrounds Grandstand Monday for the inaugural Mud Drag Race. Coordinating the event was Jeremiah Ballard, seen frantically moving from truck to truck in his Whitley County 4-H Polo shirt, khaki shorts and mud-caked cowboy boots.