April 29th, 2013
GARRETT ‚ÄĒ Whitko‚Äôs JV baseball squad split a doubleheader with Garrett Saturday.
The Wildcats took game one 10-7 and lost a close game two, 9-8.
Garrett Smiley pitched six innings and earned the win in game one from the mound. He had four strikeouts.
At the plate, Carter Keirn had three hits, including a double, and three RBIs. Riley Anderson had two hits with a double and two RBIs. Reed Brace got two hits as well for Whitko, including a double.
FORT WAYNE ‚ÄĒ Churubusco‚Äôs softball team had a familiar weekend performance Saturday.
For the second time in two days, the Lady Eagles lost a 9-8 ball game to a much larger school. Friday, it was against Columbia City. Saturday, it was on the road at Fort Wayne Northrop, with ‚ÄėBusco falling in 12 innings.
It wasn‚Äôt for a lack of hitting on ‚ÄôBusco‚Äôs part. The Lady Eagles cracked 13 hits overall in the contest, with Amber Aspy leading the way with three. Chandler Blake had two hits and a double and also scored twice. Gabby Jones and Lacey Pulley both had two hits also.
INDIANAPOLIS ‚ÄĒ Indiana‚Äôs General Assembly voted to give Indiana Governor Mike Pence a portion of what he wanted.
Pence was seeking a 10 percent income tax cut phased in over two years with 5 percent starting two months from now, and another 5 percent a year later. The full cut, under his proposal, would have been in place by mid-2014.
Instead, legislators saw that a 3 percent income tax cut would begin in 2015, and another 2 percent would start in 2017.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Runners took their marks Saturday for the 5K Walk/Run for Jesus.
The event was slated as a kick off to the National Day of Prayer to be held Thursday.
Although the National Day of Prayer will be recognized Thursday, the entire month of May is reserved for prayer for the country and the community.
‚ÄúThis is the time of year when we focus our prayers specifically for the state of our nation and our community leaders,‚ÄĚ said Suzie Langohr event planner.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ In a day when computers, video games and cellphones are the most prized possession for a young person, it‚Äôs unusual to find teenagers involved in something that doesn‚Äôt require battery power.
However, nestled in the Whitley County countryside is a place where technology is unnecessary, but a desire to create and grow is the key in discovering life‚Äôs true passions.
Creeare Ranch, located east of Columbia City, can be described as a sanctuary, a refuge, or a laboratory, but in reality it is simply a horse barn.
Andrea White lived for 24 hours in a cardboard box shelter from Saturday to Sunday morning on the lawn in front of City Hall in Columbia City. She was demonstrating how homeless people live in the Phillipines, as well as raising money for her second mission trip to a squatter village in Manila in May.
According to the Indiana Department of Transportation, resurfacing resumes today on U.S. 33 from Ind. 109 to U.S. 6. Thru traffic is allowed via flaggers during the day. There will be no nighttime restrictions.
Columbia City's golf team hosted and fell to Homestead Friday night. See The Post & Mail's sports section for results and comments from Eagle Head Coach Andrew Thompson. Pictured, Columbia City's top two linksters, freshmen Tyler Green and Spencer Kilmek (putting).
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Though Columbia City‚Äôs golf team didn‚Äôt end the night victorious Friday, the Eagles came the closest to beating Homestead since 2009.
Columbia City fell 157-162, but it wasn‚Äôt from lack of talent on the Spartans‚Äô end.
Columbia City‚Äôs Tyler Green finished on par with 36 strokes. Fellow Eagle Spencer Klimek also finished under 40, with a 39. Green rebounded from a 41 the night before, a prediction of Head Coach Andrew Thompson‚Äôs that held true.
‚ÄúIt was nice to see Tyler recover from last night and shoot par at home,‚ÄĚ Thompson said.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ They survived.
More than once Columbia City‚Äôs Lady Eagles‚Äô softball team had a big inning against Churubusco, only to have the visitors respond. Columbia City emerged victorious though Friday with a 9-8 win.
The winning run came on a wild pitch. Hannah Schnorr of Columbia City was on third waiting and raced across the plate in the bottom of the sixth for the deciding score.
‚ÄúI told Schnorr be ready, we‚Äôve got to score,‚ÄĚ said Columbia City Softball Head Coach Steve Cox.