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Lady ’Cats hoping for strong 2013

March 26, 2013

SOUTH WHITLEY — Eight players return to Whitko’s softball team with varsity experience and will lead the squad in 2013.

The Lady Wildcats finished last year with a record of 6-19. They lost to Heritage 2-1 in eight innings last year in the opening round of sectional play.

Looking at the sectional for 2013, Whitko coach Brad Clark said his team could do well against the competition.

Winning hopes permeate ‘Busco

March 25, 2013

CHURUBUSCO — The year 2012 made for impressive seasons by the Churubusco boys and girls track and field teams. Each had at least a dozen team wins. Both won their home invites. Each had an athlete reach the state finals.

In 2013, the Eagle and Lady Eagle tracksters will look to the same man that led them to such a successful performance last year.

Head Coach Zach Dock returns for his seventh season as leader of both the girls and boys track and field teams.

Notre Dame tossed aside 76-58 by Iowa State

March 23, 2013

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Notre Dame's days in the Big East are over. Its troubles in the NCAA tournament linger.

For the third time in four years, the Fighting Irish were bounced in their first game, upended Friday night 76-58 by an impressive Iowa State team that beat Notre Dame on the inside, from the outside and every way possible.

Next year, Notre Dame begins anew as a member of the reconfigured Atlantic Coast Conference. But although they'll be in a different league, the Fighting Irish will carry a label as a team unable to advance in March.

Lady ’Cats ready to defend TRC crown

March 22, 2013

SOUTH WHITLEY — Whitko’s girls track team excelled in the Three Rivers Conference last season.

For 2013, the Lady Wildcats are back for more and are hoping to take the conference championship once again.

Whitko won the Three Rivers Conference two ways last year, taking first in the conference meet, 48 points ahead of second-place Southwood, and also posting a 7-0 mark in the season, league-wise.

While the Wildcats graduated three seniors from last year’s team, Coach Gary Sims was excited about the talent that remains.

City swim succeeds despite low numbers

March 21, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Though Columbia City’s boys and girls swim teams didn’t have a state-title, stand-out season — there was much to highlight about the small squad’s performance this year.

Eagle head coach Kristen Swonger, who is stepping down after this season, said every swimmer broke their personal record at least once, and some swam new events for the first time.

With only 11 girls and 12 boys on the team, winning many meets posed big challenge for the Eagles.

“We had no idea what was going to happen,” Swonger said.

Kuznar earns ‘Griddy’

March 21, 2013

INDIANAPOLIS — In light of all Churubusco’s football team’s success throughout the last three years — including a 33-5 combined record — only three players have received such an honor.

Offensive lineman Eric Kuznar joins former ’Busco standouts Kyle Monk and Kyle Matthewson as recipients of a ‘Griddy’ award Sunday.

The senior was honored at the Colts Pavilion in Indianapolis ad the awards ceremony.

Sports cancelled for March 21

March 20, 2013

Sporting events for Columbia City's teams have been canceled for the rest of the week. Many area games and meets are being canceled due to cold weather conditions.

Whitko’s Craig receives all-state recognition

March 20, 2013

SOUTH WHITLEY — Whitko senior Cagney Craig closed her career with a string of honors — and the biggest one was announced recently.

Craig was named honorable mention to the Indiana All-State Senior Basketball Team as selected by the IBCA.

“Next to making the Indiana All-Star team, this might be the highest acknowledgement for a basketball player in Indiana,” said Whitko girls basketball coach Brandon Bradley.

Craig was also named first team for the Three Rivers Conference this season.

City softball looks to win NHC again

March 20, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — High school softball is a game dominated by pitching and solid defense behind the plate.

When a team loses its ace All-Northeast Hoosier Conference pitcher and its All-NHC catcher, normally the other teams in the conference would be licking their chops in anticipation of this year’s season.

But that may not be the case this year, as the Columbia City squad still returns a senior-laden team full of experience.

Last year, the Lady Eagles posted a 19-9 overall record including a 7-0 sweep of the Northeast Hoosier Conference.

’Busco hopes for change this year

March 19, 2013

CHURUBUSCO — Last year’s season may not have turned out the way that Churubusco’s baseball team was hoping for, but this season’s team returns a strong nucleus from that squad and looks to improve on last year’s 7-24 record.

The Eagles graduated pitcher Austin Geoprich, who was 3-3 on the season and batted .278.

Also gone from the Churubusco lineup are infielder Alan Meeks, a .374 hitter who also had 13 stolen bases, and Adam Boggess, who batted at a .278 clip with 21 RBI from his left field position.

 

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