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Making waves: Susan Meyers takes silver, bronze in International Masters Swim Meet

June 15, 2012

RICCIONE, Italy — Local swimmer Susan Rothert Meyers competed in the 2012 Final World Masters Championships in Riccione, Italy this week. She finished in the top three in her events in the 70-74 age group.

In her first race on Tuesday, she placed third in a field of 17 in the 400-meter individual medley. On Wednesday, Meyers swam the 200-meter individual medley, placing third in a field of 20.

In the 100-meter butterfly, Meyers placed second in a field of 15.

Heckman wins Tinkham’s Run

June 14, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY —Nearly 100 runners of all ages negotiated a hilly and challenging course through the woods and hills of Camp Whitley last Saturday in the 2012 Tinkham’s Run 5K.

The run is held annually as a fund-raiser for Camp Whitley.

Kevin Heckman finished in 20 minutes to claim first place overall. Taking first place among the female runners was Caitlyn Chastain, who ran the course in 22:57.

The youngest finisher, four-year-old Taylor Bock, finished the course in 43:48, just one second ahead of her mother, Julie Bock.

Cavs’ Scott Kreiger changes sides

June 13, 2012

FORT WAYNE — With four state titles and 14 years under his belt as the Head Girls Basketball Coach at Canterbury, former Columbia City High School Hoopster Scott Kreiger announced yesterday that he would be the boys coach for the Cavs.

As the girls coach, Kreiger was 251-88. He won state titles in 2008, ‘09, ‘10 and ‘12. This season, he was the Indiana Girls All-Star team’s coach.

Eber wraps up renowned career

June 13, 2012

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Former Columbia City High School stand-out Leah Eber finished an illustrious career in track for Purdue as the Boilermakers’ top long jumper in the school’s history.

Eber’s name has filled both the indoor and outdoor seasons’ record books, including four Big Ten Titles in the long jump. She was recently named Second-team All-American by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association along with teammate Dani Bunch.

Busz signs with Cleveland State

June 11, 2012

Whitko senior Chas Busz signed to wrestle at Cleveland State University.

Chas was a three-time semi-state qualifier, two-time Three Rivers Conference Champion and a 2010 State Qualifier.

Columbia City golf awards

June 8, 2012

Columbia City’s golf team held its award ceremony Thursday night.

From left: Tanner Daniel, Devol Award; Dustin Parrett, Coaches Award; Cameron Deckard, Most Improved; Drew Benedict, Most Valuable Player; Drew Burnsworth, Season Low Average; Tucker Daniel, Mental Attitude.

Mayer competes at regionals

June 8, 2012

Churubusco senior Ryan Mayer was 2011-12’s last athlete to compete this season, as Whitley County’s only linkster to make it to regionals.

Mayer scored an 88 at Orchard Ridge Thursday morning.

He shot a 45 in the front nine and a 43 in the back nine.

Columbia City boys track awards

June 7, 2012

Columbia City’s track team recently honored its top athletes.

From left, Tryzel Jenkins (Most Improved Athlete), Garrett Vandersaul (Most Valuable Thrower), David Fulk (Rookie of the Year), Brenden Zoltek (Most Valuable Runner), Lucas Hahn (Most Valuable Jumper), Alex Fritz (Coaches Award) and Matt Rethlake (Most Valuable Participant).

Morsches Park youth league in full swing

June 6, 2012

Ben White and Jack Shipman field a ball in the infield.

Ryan Mayer advances to golf regionals: ’Busco, Col. City, Whitko compete in sectional action Friday morning

June 1, 2012

KENDALVILLE — Churubusco linkster Ryan Mayer is the lone Whitley County golfer to keep his season alive, after placing third in Friday’s golf sectional, advancing him to regionals.

Mayer fired an 80 on 18 holes at Noble Hawk in Kendallville. His score tied for third. In the play-off, Mayer birdied the first hole to win.
Mayer had an eagle, a birdie and four pars.

He will play in the regionals at Orchard Ridge Thursday at 8 a.m.
The second-best Churubusco golfer was Brad Martin, who shot a 91.
Beau Barkley finished with a 92, Brandon Norris had a 97 and Parker Conrad carded a 100.

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