April 26th, 2013
Red Cross course
The Red Cross is offering three courses to train those wishing to volunteer in disaster relief shelters in Whitley County. The courses will be Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at First Church of God, Columbia City.
The training is free. Snacks and drink will be provided. There will be a 45 minute lunch break.
Registration is required by Saturday, April 20 and can be done by calling First Church at 244-5959 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Class reunion-9 a.m.
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HUNTINGTON â Columbia Cityâs golf team traveled to LaFontaine Golf Course Thursday to face the Huntington North Vikings.
Despite a hole-in-one by Eagle freshman Spencer Klimek, Columbia City fell to the Vikings, 161-169.
Klimek led the Eagles with a 39, scoring his hole one-in-one on hole No. 17 from 142 yards out.
âSpencer led our team tonight,â Columbia City Head Coach Andrew Thompson said. âHe came out and had the great fortune to have the hole-in-one and that is a tremendous accomplishment. Itâs a tremendous feeling, and that is icing on the cake for him.â
COLUMBIA CITY â Thursday afternoon was cold and blustery, but at least it wasnât raining, and the Columbia City Eagle baseball team took advantage of the break in the weather to take a dramatic, come-from-behind Northeast Hoosier Conference win 8-7 over the visiting Homestead Spartans.
âWe finally had a decent day where we could play some baseball,â said Eagle Head Coach Zac Bireley, âSo thatâs a plus.â
SOUTH WHITLEY â Weather conditions have not been ideal in 2013, but Whitkoâs girls track team is on the same pace as it was one year ago: an undefeated season in the Three Rivers Conference.
After beating Northfield and Manchester earlier this week, the Lady Wildcats defeated Wabash Thursday, 94-37.
LIGONIER â A first inning home run from Jordan Howell gave Churubuscoâs baseball team a lead it would not relinquish in a win against West Noble Thursday in the NECC tournament.
âBusco beat the Chargers 7-3, although it took nine innings to do it.
Howellâs homer was part of a three-run first that gave the Eagles a 3-0 lead. West Noble chipped away, bringing about a tie score that pushed the game into bonus baseball. Then, Churubusco added four runs to break the tie in the top of the ninth, and West Noble was unable to respond.
COLUMBIA CITY â Columbia Cityâs girls tennis team hosted and fell to Northeast Hoosier Conference opponent Homestead Thursday at DeVol Field.
The Lady Eagles fell by a 4-1 score, with the lone win coming from senior Celine Rongos in No. 1 singles.
âThis is the second year that Celine has knocked off Homesteadâs No. 1 singles player,â Columbia City Head Coach Kathleen Myers said.
Rongos topped Kelsey Vessels by a 6-1, 6-3 score.
Myers also said she was pleased with the No. 3 singles play of Adriana Brown, and the No. 2 doubles team of Breanna Hicks and Alaina Beckner.
Whitko baseball scores first TRC win
SOUTH WHITLEY â Whitkoâs baseball team picked up a win in its first Three Rivers Conference game of the season Thursday.
The Wildcats shut out Southwood, 1-0, behind a two-hit pitching gem from Alex Stoddard.
Whitko drew first blood immediately, scoring what proved to be the gameâs only run in the bottom of the first inning. Tanner Gaff crossed the plate on a single from Zach Snep. Gaff also had the lone extra-base hit of the night, a double.
Lady Eagles drop game to Lakers
FREMONT â Churubuscoâs softball fell in a NECC Tournament game Thursday to Lakeland.
The Lady Lakers beat the Lady Eagles 6-4.
Offensively, âBusco was able to bang out seven hits on the night. Kasey Gibson led with a 3-for-4 stint at the plate.
Hannah Richards crossed the plate twice for the Lady Eagles as well. Other Lady Eagles with hits included Kristen Krill, Richards, Kellary Crabil and Lacey Pulley.
Courtney Luttmann was the losing pitcher for âBusco, with Krill tossing relief innings as well.
SOUTH WHITLEY â With a multi-million dollar focus on the townâs waste water utility, South Whitley Town Council members are weighing the possibility of selling the townâs water utility.
At Tuesdayâs council meeting, town leaders entertained an updated proposal from Indiana American Water Company.
Company representatives had previously brought information to the council on the possibility of IAW purchasing the townâs water utility.