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Area gridders compete in memorial meet

March 27, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — The 2nd Annual Tyler Andreas Memorial Strength Meet was held March 16 at Little Turtle Elementary School in Columbia City.

The event involved football players from Churubusco, Columbia City and Whitko, who competed in several football-related drills, including the back squat, bench press and agility test.

Thirty-nine athletes overall took part in the event — which celebrates the dedication and warrior spirit of Tyler Andreas — while raising money for the scholarship named in his honor.

Neely makes college choice

March 27, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Stand-out Columbia City running back Adam Neely officially signed with the University of Saint Francis this week.

Neely was the Eagles’ running back and punter in the 2012 season, and despite breaking his leg in the second game of the season, Neely finished the year with a strong performance.

“His warrior spirit in coming back from a seemingly season-ending injury lifted up the entire team as he carried us to a victory in the sectional,” Columbia City Head Coach Randy Hudgins said.

City’s Weigold chooses Manchester University

March 27, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Three-year letterman Kyle Weigold has committed to attend Manchester University to play football this fall.

Weigold was an offensive tackle for the Eagles last season, and is continuing his football career under the direction of Manchester Head Coach Shannon Griffith.

“Kyle had been a mainstay on our offensive line since his sophomore year,” Columbia City Head Coach Randy Hudgins said. “He displays incredible love of the game and caring for his teammates.”

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.

 

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