April 16th, 2012
FORT WAYNE â€” Columbia City and Whitko competed at the Northrop golf invitational Saturday, against strong Huntington North and East Noble teams.
Out of six teams, the Eagles placed fourth and Whitko came in sixth. Huntington North and East Noble pulled away from the pack with sub 330 scores.
Northrop had a 142, six strokes under Columbia City (348). Wawasee was close behind shooting a 350, and Whitko rounded off the match with a 377.
Huntington North also had the medalist, Jordan Sweet, who shot a 75 on the 18-hole par 71 Colonial Oaks course.
WARSAW â€” The Columbia City Lady Eagles softball team traveled to Warsaw Saturday and came up short in the rain, losing 12-2.
In the bottom of the third, things began to get ugly for the Lady Eagles.
VanHouten walked the first runner. The second bunted for an out but advanced the runner to second.
She struck out the next batter. She then threw an errant pitch which advanced the runner from second to third base.
A second straight offline pitch got the runner home to give Warsaw a 1-0 lead.
FORT WAYNE â€” Churubuscoâ€™s boys golf team had a strong showing at the Carroll Invitational at Autumn Ridge Saturday.
The Eagles placed fourth in the invite that was won by the host Chargers.
Ryan Mayer finished in the top 10, shooting an 82 and tying for 10th place.
Freshman Beau Barkley had a solid round of 84, carding a team low 39 on the front nine.
Finishing out scoring for Churubusco was Parker Conrad, 87; Brad Martin, 89; and Brandon Norris, 95.
CHURUBUSCO â€” It was supposed to be a â€śrebuildâ€ť for Churubusco boysâ€™ track.
With the big names that led them for the past two seasons gone, the Eagles were supposed to have taken a step back.
Someone forgot to tell â€™Busco Head Coach Zack Dock and his five-time Churubusco boys track Invitational Champions Saturday.
Using their depth, the Eagles surpassed their own previous records on rout to a record 191-point day and a five-peat of their own invitational.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s softball team rebounded from its first loss Thursday night at Wawasee by defeating county-rival Whitko, 9-0.
Last season, the Lady Wildcats upset Columbia City, which finished the season with a close loss at semi-state. The tables turned this year, as the Lady Eagles took a 3-0 lead in the second inning, starting with Kayla Parks, followed by Alyssa Brandt and Hannah Schnorr.
â€śParks played really well, though everybody contributed,â€ť Columbia City Head Coach Steve Cox said. â€śIt was a great team win.â€ť
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Despite a threatening sixth inning, Whitkoâ€™s baseball team held on for a 9-7 win over Eastbrook Friday night in South Whitley.
The Wildcats took a 3-0 lead in the second inning. Austin Mort and Alex Stoddard scored off a single by Riley Cokl, and Wyatt Wolf hit a groundout to drive teammate Zach Snep to home plate.
Eastbrook didnâ€™t score its first run until the fourth frame.
The Lady Wildcats track team hosted and beat the visiting Rochester Thursday by a score of 83-47.
In the 100-meter low hurdles, Micaela Sylvester placed first with a time of 17.3 seconds, and was followed in second by Reghan Craig at 18.2. Sylvester also won the 300-meter hurdles, coming in at 52.5, three seconds ahead of second place Lady Wildcat Reghan Craig.
Jerry Lee Badskey, 74, of North Webster and North Manchester, died at 8:05 a.m. on Friday, April, 13, 2012, at Peabody Retirement Community in North Manchester.
He was born on March 30, 1938, in Huntington to Lorin Justin and Ruby Marie (Lepley) Badskey.
He served in the Air National Guard of Indiana and the Reserve of the U.S. Air Force during the Berlin Crisis.
Dennis Dewitt Blaugh, 61, of Loon Lake, died at 11:18 p.m. Wednesday, April 11, 2012, at Physicians Regional Hospital in Naples, Fla.
He was born Jan. 14, 1951, in Fort Wayne, a son of Ivan and Mary A. (Smith) Blaugh.
His formative years were spent in rural Columbia City.
Dennis graduated from Columbia City Joint High School in 1969.
On Nov. 23, 1985, he married Marsha Stier. They made their home in Columbia City and Naples, Fla.
He was employed at C&R Plating DBA KC Jones as CEO, making plans for his retirement in early June, 2012 with 43 years of service.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Paul and Carol Burkett of Columbia City can vividly remember Elmer Zimmermanâ€™s talk about his mother surviving the sinking of the RMS Titanic.
The presentation was held Oct. 3, 1996 at the Whitley County Historical Societyâ€™s fall banquet at Eagle Glen Golf Course. Carol knew Elmer since her cousin, Helen (Miller) Zimmerman, married him. The Zimmermans lived in Rochester.
Although Elmer is no longer around to tell the story, Paul said he was a very good public speaker. Elmerâ€™s mother was Bertha (Lehman) Zimmerman, born March 31, 1895, in Lotziel, Switzerland.