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May 27th, 2013
Columbia City netter Celine Rongos is headed to the Indiana State Finals in LaPorte next week after winning her No. 1 singles match in the semistate at Culver Academies Saturday.
Rongos topped Morgan Smith, of Bremen, by a 6-4, 6-3 score. Smith was undefeated until she met Rongos. Last year, Smith made a run in the individual state tournament.
‚ÄúI am very pleased with how Celine played tonight,‚ÄĚ Columbia City Head Coach Kathleen Myers said.
‚ÄúShe dug deep and came out with a win. Her hard work in the off-season is paying off.‚ÄĚ
FORT WAYNE ‚ÄĒ Sectional games for both Columbia City‚Äôs and Churubusco‚Äôs baseball teams have been postponed.
Both Eagle teams were originally scheduled to play Monday, but were unable to get their games in due to rainy weather.
Columbia City‚Äôs game has been rescheduled for today at 6:30 p.m. at Carroll High School.
As before, the Eagles will play Snider in the semifinals.
Churubusco‚Äôs sectional semifinal game against Adams Central has been rescheduled for today at 7:30 p.m. at Indiana Tech.
Columbia City's baseball team's sectional game that was scheduled to be played this afternoon has been delayed to tomorrow.
The Eagles will instead play Snider at Carroll High School at 6:30 p.m. tomorrow in the sectional semifinals.
FORT WAYNE ‚ÄĒ Churubusco‚Äôs Austin McClure was the regional champion Thursday night at Wayne High School.
McClure heaved the shot put 51 feet, 9 inches to garner the title and earn his ticket to the state track meet May 31 in Bloomington.
McClure is the lone Whitley County boys trackster to head to state ‚ÄĒ along with four girls ‚ÄĒ including fellow ‚ÄôBusco thrower Katie Monk.
Monk is advancing in the discus.
McClure also competed in the discus, placing 13th with a throw of 120 feet, 2 inches.
HUNTERTOWN ‚ÄĒ Even under the pressure of the win-or-go-home sectional playoffs, pitcher Jordan Bickle continued to do what he‚Äôs been doing all season ‚ÄĒ striking out opposing batters and pitching a lot of innings.
Bickle helped the Columbia City Eagles baseball team defeat the DeKalb Barons 5-1 Thursday night at Carroll High School in the first round of sectional play.
Bickle, the tall, hard-throwing right-hander, fanned 10 Baron batters in a complete game, his fourth outing of the year with double-digit strikeouts.
Indian Springs Middle School held its boys track awards banquet last week.
Pictured left, first row, from left: Daniel Watts, Initiative Award and Heath Atkins, Positive Attitude Award. Row two: Khale Rider, Leadership and Tim Hearld, Effort. Row three: Jake Matteson, Flexibility and Trefor Gatchell Perseverance. Not pictured: Brad Johnson, Cooperation and Flexibility and Derek Diamente, Most Improved.
SOUTH WHITLEY ‚ÄĒ Whitko‚Äôs junior varsity baseball season is ending on a high note, with a win against Eastside and another broken school record.
The JV squad has broken the school record for number of wins in a single season. Monday‚Äôs 8-7 victory over Eastside was the team‚Äôs 17th win on the year.
After suffering a 3-2 deficit, Whitko battled back to score five runs in the fifth and sixth innings to take the 8-7 win.
FORT WAYNE ‚ÄĒ Churubusco‚Äôs Katie Monk is joining three Columbia City athletes at the Indiana State Track Meet in June.
Monk tossed the discus 128 feet, 6 inches at Northrop‚Äôs regional meet Tuesday, qualifying for another trip to the state finals. Monk medaled last year, placing sixth with a throw of 129 feet.
In nearly a repeat of last year‚Äôs state finalists from Whitley County, Monk is to join Samantha Roush and Carlee Hearld ‚ÄĒ again ‚ÄĒ at Bloomington.
OSSIAN ‚ÄĒ Whitko‚Äôs softball season came to a close Tuesday night, as the Lady Wildcats fell to Bellmont in the opening round of sectional action.
The Lady Braves beat Whitko 9-2, in a game that recorded 20 hits between both teams.
Though they only scored two runs, the Lady Wildcats had eight hits, compared to Bellmont‚Äôs 12.
Though the rest of the game was more evenly-matched, the Lady Braves tallied seven runs in the first inning ‚ÄĒ a deficit too tough to overcome.