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Record-breaking swimmers

July 26, 2013

The boys 200-meter freestyle relay squad broke the Columbia City Club’s team record and won the event at the league championships at Pine Valley Country Club last week.

From left: Nathan Koch, Robby Owen, Jared Mertz and Shane Bufkin, all on the Columbia City High School varsity swim team.

Top athletes touted today

July 26, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Whitley County’s top athletes will be on display in The Post & Mail’s Athletes of the Year special section — inserted today.

The special section also includes The Post & Mail’s selections for male and female Athletes of the Year, two Columbia City High School athletes.

Players of the Week from the 2012-13 school year will also be reviewed, as well as the honorable mention selections.

Contact Nicole Ott, sports@thepostandmail.com, for your suggestions for Athlete of the Week this upcoming season.

Please include name, team and reason why they are a good choice.

Fall sports practices set to begin

July 26, 2013

WHITLEY COUNTY — Fall sports are set to begin within the next month for high schools all around Whitley County.

Before athletes can take to the gridiron, court or course, though, practice must be held.

First official practices for Columbia City High School teams are as follows: Girls golf will be Friday, Aug. 2, at 9 a.m. at Eagle Glen Golf Course.

The rest of the Eagles’ fall sports will kick off Monday, Aug. 5.

Football will hold a meeting at 3, with two practice sessions to follow. These events will be at the football practice field and the athletic building.

4-H Tractor Pull results

July 25, 2013

Two-wheel Drive: (1) Rich Hamilton, 1978 Ford, 293.11; (2) Aaron Oliver, 1997 Ford, 245.03.

5550 Gas: (1) Bob Maggert, 1977 Ford, 5550 pounds, 269.11 feet; (2) Troy Shank 1983 Chevy 2500, 5550, 265.09; (3) Jake Chittenden, 1979 Ford F250, 264.09; (4) Ethan Houser, 1975 Ford F100, 241.08; (5) Kirk Hoffman, 1985 Chevy, 238.06.

Busz captures first place

July 24, 2013

Brian Busz, of South Whitley, took home first place in the Wing Class at the Miami County Speedway Saturday.

Busz came back after finishing third in the heat to take first in the feature.

See Friday’s edition for Athlete of the Year

July 23, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Selections have been made for The Post & Mail’s 2012-13 Athlete of the Year.

Last year’s top selections were Alex Stoddard, a baseball, football and basketball athlete from Whitko, and Karissa Olinske, who played softball, basketball and volleyball for the Lady Wildcats.

This year, both selections are Columbia City athletes who both have competed in three sports at some point in their high school careers, and have committed to play sports in college.

NU a good fit for Hazen

July 23, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — When making her college selection, Columbia City volleyball player Gabrielle Hazen looked at the big picture.

While she had the option to attend many schools in the Big Ten Conference, including Ohio State where teammate Kalisha Goree will be attending, Hazen decided to go with a school with strong academics.

“Northwestern is amazing academically,” Hazen said. “When narrowing down schools, I wanted to come out with a great education as well as a great athletic career.

“At Northwestern I’ll be getting both.”

Goree commits to Ohio State

July 23, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City stand-out volleyball player Kalisha Goree has made her college decision — Ohio State University.

Goree verbally committed to the Big Ten school recently, and said her experience at Columbia City has made a large impact on her successful career.

With some of her family living in Fort Wayne, Goree had the opportunity to attend a Fort Wayne school, but she chose Columbia City.

Salute a soldier

July 22, 2013

Runners competed in the Salute a Soldier 5K run in Columbia City Saturday morning.

Pictured, Angie Smith runs the last mile on North Columbia Parkway.

Running through the city

July 19, 2013

A group of runners take off from the starting line of the Whitley County 4-H 4K last Saturday.

Another running event will be held this Saturday, the Salute a Soldier 5K. The event will start and finish at Tractor Supply Inc., and run through Columbia Shores and Morsches Park.

Pre-race events begin at 7:35 a.m., with a poem, prayer and the National Anthem. The 5K is slated to begin at 8 a.m.

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