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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.

Maroon, gold . . . and black

July 1, 2013

Some Whitley County residents are questioning Columbia City High School’s black uniforms in many sports, such as football, basketball and cheerleading.

Columbia City’s football team is expected to return to the traditional maroon color this season.

Voice your opinion on The Post & Mail’s Facebook page, and see an article including public and coaches' comments on Page A1 of Saturday's issue of The Post and Mail.

Instructional league wraps up

June 28, 2013

Columbia City Parks Department’s four-year-old instructional T-ball league concluded Wednesday.

The team was led by Steve Shoda, a Columbia City High School assistant coach, as well as Eagle players.

Back row, from left: CCHS player Gary Ormsby, Shoda and Curtis Shoda, CCHS player.

Columbia City golf awards

June 27, 2013

Columbia City’s boys golf team had its end of season awards night Tuesday.

The award winners were, from left: Most Improved Player, Matt Kumfer; Season Low Average, 1st-Team All-Conference and Co-MVP, Tyler Green; Co-MVP and 2nd-Team All-Conference, Spencer Klimek; DeVol Award, Tanner Daniel; Mental Attitude Award, Cameron Slavich; Coaches Award, Matt Benedict.

Eagle football falls in semis at Pike

June 27, 2013

INDIANAPOLIS — Columbia City’s 7-on-7 football team ended its season on a high note by making the semifinals of a tournament last weekend.

The Eagles made the semi’s of Pike’s “Let It Fly” 7-on-7 tourney.

Overall, Columbia City was 5-2 on the day.

The Eagles beat Triton Central and Evergreen Park, an Illinois school. The lone loss for Columbia City in pool play was to NHC-rival East Noble.

In the first round in the afternoon, the Eagles beat Brownstown Central. In the quarterfinals, Class 6A Lafayatte Jefferson was dispatched by Columbia City.

’Busco Bash Turtle Days Champs

June 26, 2013

South Whitley’s U14 softball team won the ’Busco Bash Turtle Days softball tournament by defeating the hosts 9-2, Kendallville 9-6 and Huntington 8-2.

Pictured above is the team after the championship game.

Front row, from left: Assistant Coaches Mark Zumbrun, Paul Wilson and Mike Ferguson; Jaima Ferguson, Hanna Yohe, Andrea Snavely, Emily Jones, Micaela Zumbrun, Coaches Ed Yohe and Brian Cox.

Back row: Hannah Garwood, Autumn Wilson, Maria Patrick, Haley Yohe and Riley Insley.

Eagle football squad falls in 7-on-7 finals

June 25, 2013

KENDALLVILLE — Even with a youth movement on the team, Columbia City’s football squad has shown a great deal of achievement in a tournament this summer.

Playing seven-on-seven football, the Eagles advanced to the finals of a 16-team tournament at East Noble last week.

Columbia City lost in the finals of the tournament to New Haven.

Garrett was the first foe for the Eagles. Columbia City fell to the Railroaders, but won its next five games. The Eagles beat Churubusco, DeKalb, Concordian, Carroll and Woodlan.

Corn hole tourney

June 24, 2013

Dan Wyatt and Larry Hearld compete against each other in the Turtle Days Corn Hole Tournament in the parking lot of PNC Bank Saturday afternoon in Churubusco.

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