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Friday night football scrimmages

August 10, 2012

Area football teams had the opportunity to face competition Friday night with scrimmages.

Columbia City hosted Goshen, while Whitko traveled to Garrett and Churubusco played at Heritage.

Pictured, Columbia City’s team runs to the locker room.

Columbia City football soap game

August 8, 2012

Columbia City’s football team held its soap scrimmage Saturday.

Above, Jared Murphy makes a move for the end zone.

Col. City golf opens at Warsaw

August 7, 2012

WARSAW — Columbia City’s girls golf season opened Monday morning at the same place it ended last year —Stonehenge.

The Lady Eagles were bested by a strong Warsaw team, which opened its season with a score of 184. Columbia City shot a 224. Last season’s sectional match was held at Stonehenge, where both Columbia City and Whitko saw the end of their seasons.

Though as a team the Lady Eagles lost by a significant margin, Columbia City’s No. 1 linkster Jackie Leeuw shot just one-over Warsaw’s medalists with a 45. Lady Tigers Nikke Lalonde and Beth Meadows both fired 44s.

Flashback

August 6, 2012

From left, local speedsters, Charles (Don) Shively-driver, David Shively-owner and James (Joe) Shively-owner on May 10, 1953.

Pictured with them is their car, a 1939 Coupe Ford, in Fort Wayne on Speedway Drive.

The group also raced at South Anthony Speedway in Fort Wayne, Big Lake Speedway and New Paris Speedway.

They made appearances at South Bend, Kokomo, Avilla and Hicksville, Ohio.

Flashback

August 3, 2012

Last season, Whitko’s girls soccer team won the sectional title in its first season as an IHSAA sanctioned team.

Head Coach Gary Sims, along with three of the team’s top four scorers are back this season, with games beginning Thursday.

For more about the Lady ’Cats and the rest of 2012’s fall sports teams from Whitko, Churubusco and Columbia City, watch for The Post & Mail’s Fall Sports Preview, which is scheduled to be in the Aug. 16 edition.

Columbia City’s No. 1s: Derek Hinen, Celine Rongos leaders of the court

August 2, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s No. 1 singles netters are no rookies of the sport.

Seniors Derek Hinen and Celine Rongos have both been playing tennis since they were young.

“When I was five years old, my dad started taking me out to the courts and hitting with me for fun,” Rongos said. “After that, I never stopped.”

Hinen said his family has played together since he was young.

Both Hinen and Rongos made Northeast Hoosier Conference All-Conference Teams last season.Rongos was also All-District, All-State Honorable Mention and named the Most Valuable Player.

Pierceton minor youth league champs

August 1, 2012

The Phillies won the Pierceton Youth League minor division recently.

Front row, from left: Devon Akers, Jonathan Craft, Colten King and Luke Chalk.

Second row: Logan Akers, Peyton Warren, Tyis Donovan, Clayton Ebbinghouse, Alex Garcia and Blade Morrison.

Third row, coaches: Todd King, Roger Craft and Chad Ebbinghouse.

Not pictured: Noah Groves and Coach Brian Stratton.

Golf practice underway

July 30, 2012

Columbia City’s Allison Yoder eyes a putt at Eagle Glen last year. Girls golf practice began Friday. Other fall sports begin practice today.

Sharp Stoddard: Whitko senior standout excels in three sports

July 19, 2012

SOUTH WHITLEY — Many athletes aspire to be a record-breaking quarterback, or an Indiana All-Star pitcher, or to average double digits for the basketball team.

Whitko’s incoming senior Alex Stoddard has done all three.

Stoddard has been a varsity starter in football, basketball and baseball since he's been in high school.

Stoddard had over 1,200 passing yards last season as the Wildcats’ quarterback, he collected 71 strikeouts (9.44 per game) and averaged 10 points per game in basketball.

Stoddard has been the starting quarterback for the ’Cats since he was a sophomore.

Girls minor champs

July 18, 2012

Running Around Screen Printing won the regular season and the tournament in the minor softball division.

The team’s record for the season was 20-1.

Front row, from left: Sadie Zumbrun, Ayn-Margret Schaekel, Noelani Stahl (Bat Girl), Grace Schaekel (Bat Girl), Natalee Gawthrop, Sammi Zumbrun, Emilee Pletcher, Sierra Elliott.

Second row: Coach Jeff Ebersole, Coach Wes Stahl, Felicity Clawson, Mackenzie Martin, Ava Underwood, Brooke Ebersole, Delaney Stahl, Breanna Malcolm, Coach Todd Pletcher, Sponsor Jo Ann Bird (Running Around Screen Printing).

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