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April 18th, 2013

Lady Eagles fall in eighth

April 18, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Not many coaches can find positives after an extra-inning loss, but Columbia City Head Girls Softball Coach Steve Cox is an exception.

“I love those games,” Cox said. “I don’t like losing, but I love those games.”

The Lady Eagles dropped a 2-0 game to Leo at Morsches Park.

It was a battle of the defenses, as the game held a 0-0 score through the beginning of the eight inning.

In the top of the eighth, with Leo at bat, one out and a runner on first base, the next batter hit a double to put base runners on second and third.

Defensive play lifts Whitko to win

April 18, 2013

PERU — A relay play made the difference in a tight baseball game Wednesday night.

Whitko beat Peru, 4-3 on the road.

The Wildcats held the lead going into the bottom of the seventh inning, but the Tigers had a runner on first with two outs.

Peru batter Nolan Brimbury hit a double to right field that could have tied the game.

But the Whitko defense came through. The team executed what Coach Erik Hisner called a “perfect” relay, with right fielder Hunter Sroufe getting the ball to shortstop Ethan Nicodemus.

Columbia City tennis tops Huntington

April 18, 2013

HUNTINGTON — Columbia City’s girls tennis team picked up its second win of the season Wednesday night at Huntington North.

The Lady Eagles won a close 3-2 match against the Lady Vikings to improve to 2-1.

Columbia City’s No. 1 singles player, Celine Rongos, led the Lady Eagles with a 6-2, 6-1 win over Huntington North’s No. 1, Kylie Fredrick.

Lauren Rivas took the win in No. 3 singles, topping Lady Viking Emily Eherenman in a three-set match. Rivas won the first set, 6-2, but fell by a 6-4 score in the second. Rivas came back in the third set to win 6-1.

Whitko netters fall to Rochester, 4-1

April 18, 2013

SOUTH WHITLEY — Whitko’s girls tennis team lost a Three Rivers conference match-up to Rochester Wednesday in just the squad’s second match of a rain-soaked season.

The Lady Zebras beat the Lady Wildcats, 4-1.

Abby Marshall and Laura Alfieri garnered the one Whitko win in doubles, winning by scores of 6-4, 6-3.

In number-one singles, Laura Hippensteel lost to Rochester’s Maddie Lewis, 0-6, 2-6.

NEW HIGH SCHOOL: Some for, some against new CCHS

April 18, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — At Whitley County Consolidated Schools’ (WCCS) meeting of the Board of School Trustees Monday, April 8, a new high school was publicly discussed for the first time in several years.

At that meeting, WCCS Superintendent Pat O’Connor said public input would be important to the district.

The Post & Mail sought feedback from its Facebook followers last week and found public opinion on several sides of the spectrum.

Some felt the new high school was needed as soon as possible, regardless of the price tag.

LEARNING DISGUISED AS ROBOTS: Eagle Tech students explore design

April 18, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — A Design Processes class is already being taught to students at Eagle Tech Academy, but now that technology has the opportunity to advance learning outside of the classroom.

FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics is a worldwide organization that creates a learning environment and competition for students of all ages.

Representatives from FIRST were on hand last night for a presentation to students and parents on starting a program at ETA.

CIRCUIT COURT: Alleged burglar’s bond reduction request denied

April 18, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — A Columbia City man arrested for allegedly committing burglary and theft at a local church had his bond reduction request denied at Whitley County Circuit Court Monday.

Cody Miller, 21, was arrested in February for allegedly stealing and committing burglary at St. Paul of the Cross in Columbia City. He was in court requesting a bond reduction. Currently his bond is at $50,000, which would require at $5,000 payment to release him.

John Hicks, 77

April 18, 2013

John Riley Hicks, 77, of Larwill, passed away at 11 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, 2013, at his daughter’s home in Warsaw. He departed this life to be with the Lord and his beloved deceased wife, Wilma. Born Sept. 29, 1935, in Prestonburg, Ky., he was the oldest son of Ell and Allie (Shepard) Hicks.

April 17th

COACHING STUDENTS: College coalition enlightens high schoolers

April 17, 2013

College and career coaching was offered to students from all three Whitley County high schools yesterday. The event was part of a state-wide initiative, College Success Coalition. Connecting students with community leaders, education representatives and career coaches, the day was geared to help high school juniors make better choices.

POSSIBLE BOMBER: Officials see potential suspect in bombing

April 17, 2013

BOSTON (AP) — Investigators poring over photos and video from the Boston Marathon have an image of a potential suspect in the deadly bombing but do not know his name and have not questioned him, a law enforcement official said Wednesday.

The news came with Boston in a state of high excitement over a possible breakthrough in the case and conflicting information over whether a suspect was in custody. Police and reporters converged on the federal courthouse in the afternoon.

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