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Goree commits to Ohio State

July 23, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City stand-out volleyball player Kalisha Goree has made her college decision — Ohio State University.

Goree verbally committed to the Big Ten school recently, and said her experience at Columbia City has made a large impact on her successful career.

With some of her family living in Fort Wayne, Goree had the opportunity to attend a Fort Wayne school, but she chose Columbia City.

Salute a soldier

July 22, 2013

Runners competed in the Salute a Soldier 5K run in Columbia City Saturday morning.

Pictured, Angie Smith runs the last mile on North Columbia Parkway.

Running through the city

July 19, 2013

A group of runners take off from the starting line of the Whitley County 4-H 4K last Saturday.

Another running event will be held this Saturday, the Salute a Soldier 5K. The event will start and finish at Tractor Supply Inc., and run through Columbia Shores and Morsches Park.

Pre-race events begin at 7:35 a.m., with a poem, prayer and the National Anthem. The 5K is slated to begin at 8 a.m.

Griswold, Hinen win at demo derby

July 18, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Whitley County’s 4-H Fair closed its grandstand for 2013 with a loud bang.

It was the powder puff demolition derby Wednesday night, and Arielle Griswold drove the #1 car to victory in the nine-driver field.

Katherine Ernst was second and Whitney Rethlake third. Alyssa Clark placed fourth. Rethlake was named the hardest-hitter in the ladies’ event.

Before the women took to the dirt, there was a men’s pre-run demolition derby.

Morsches to play lacrosse for University of Colorado

July 17, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — In the 19th century, pioneers traveled from the east, and many of them settled in Colorado.

Annie Morsches, of Columbia City, will have her own pioneering experience in the Rocky Mountain State this fall.

Morsches, who graduated this year from Culver Military Academies, will be playing women’s lacrosse at the University of Colorado.

It will be the first year the Buffaloes have had women’s lacrosse.

However, being new to the sport of lacrosse is one hurdle Morsches has already surpassed. She did not take up the sport until her freshman year of high school.

Cruuunch!

July 15, 2013

The Whitley County 4-H Fair Demolition Derby was held Saturday night at the grandstands.

Pictured above, Kane Johnson (28) backs up while Eirc Romine (88) crashes into him. Also pictured is David Ernst (72).

Jeff Hinen won the Saturday night feature.

Whitley County 4-H 4K

July 12, 2013

Whitley County’s 4-H 4K was held Friday night. Pictured, a group of runners take off from the starting line on Park Street.

Baseball players earn state honors

July 12, 2013

CHURUBUSCO — Churubusco’s baseball team had historic individual efforts from some of its players this season.

However, it was in the classroom where these Eagles excelled, not just the ball diamond.

Senior captains Jay Petrie and Chandler Brown were named Academic All-State from Churubusco. Junior Brent Simmons was named Class 2A All-State honorable mention.

Eagle Baseball Head Coach Mark Grove said the leadership of the two captains will be missed.

“They are good kids who showed good leadership,” he said. “They will be missed for the way they led the younger players.”

Rose Hulman winners

July 11, 2013

The Fort Wayne Franchise 18U baseball team won the Diamond Play Tournaments Rose Hulman Classic June 23.

The team won six of its seven games and beat the Indy Nitro in the final game, 9-3.

Stand-out Stoddard

July 10, 2013

Recent Whitko High School graduate Alex Stoddard has been named to the Indiana High School Baseball Coaches Association Class 3A Honorable Mention All-State Baseball Team as an outfielder.

With the honor, Stoddard becomes the first player in program history to be named to an all-state team.

This past season, Stoddard hit .408 with 3 home runs, 2 triples, 12 doubles, 28 runs batted in, and 15 stolen bases.

 

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