Churubusco Sports Briefs

Andy Bowyer winds up to hit the ball with his racket. Justin Hunter

Noah Grim moves his racket lower to reach for the ball against Whitko. Justin Hunter

Sam Keily poses with a trophy he won at the Churubusco Invite. Justin Hunter


Churubusco Invite

Churubusco’s cross country team ran at its own invite last week. The meet was against Fairfield and Central Noble. The Churubusco boys team finished first, while the Lady Eagles came in second place.

Sam Keily led the boys team and finished first in 17:27. Levi Skinner was right behind in second with a time of 18:11. Eli Lantz finished fourth and Brad Kolvoord came in fifth. Ben Geise made the top 10 by placing ninth. Shawn Prater received 11th, Kyle Brandt 17th and Seth Gunkel in 18th.

Maggie Burita led the Lady Eagles and placed fifth in 22:49. Allie Basinger followed in seventh in 23:29. Kaitlynne Gaerte finished eighth and Ashley Uecker in ninth. Audrey Zeigler finished 11th, Katelynn Schuman in 13th and Heidi Zeigler 15th.

New Haven Classic

NEW HAVEN – The Churubusco boys and girls cross country teams ran at the New Haven Classic Saturday morning. The boys team placed sixth out of 20 teams. The Lady Eagles placed ninth out of 15 teams.

Sam Keily, who placed fourth out of 161 runners in 17:12, led the boys team. Levi Skinner followed in 25th place in 18:29. Eli Lantz finished in 49th place in 19:32. Bryce Kolvoord was right behind in 53rd place. Brad Kolvoord wasn’t far behind in 61st. Shawn Prater came in 78th, Ben Geise in 103rd, Kyle Bradnt 121st and Seth Gunkel finished in 24:57.

Allie Basinger, who placed 37th out of 143 runners in 23:29, led the Lady Eagles. Katy Schuman followed in 47th place in 24:15. Maggie Burita came in 53rd in 24:24. Audrey Zeigler placed 63rd, Kaitlynne Gaerte 80th, Ashley Uecker 86th and Heidi Zeigler placed 108th.


East Noble Regional

KENDALVILLE – Churubusco golfer Terra Mayer competed at the regional at Noble Hawk Golf Course Saturday.

Churubusco did not advance the sectional as a team.

Mayer scored a 99 on the 18-hole course, which did not advance her to the state finals.

“It wasn’t her worst and not her best score,” said head coach Elizabeth Gold. “It was extremely hot that day and I imagine that affected a lot of girls’ scores. I’m proud of her for sticking with it and finishing strong despite the treacherous weather. The day was still a great experience for both of us, with her being the first girl to make it to regionals for our team.”


Churubusco 3, Whitko 2

SOUTH WHITLEY – Churubusco’s boys tennis team defeating county rival Whitko 3-2 Monday.

The Wildcats forfeited the No. 3 singles match. Whitko’s Devon Akers won in No. 2 singles by winning 6-1, 6-2. No. 1 singles player beat his opponent to set the pace. The Eagles doubles players stepped up and won both matches to beat the Wildcats.


Churubusco 3, Canterbury 0

CHURUBUSCO – Churubusco’s volleyball team defeated Canterbury 3-0 (25-9, 25-20, 25-16) last week.

Rachel Jacquay led with 14 digs, followed by Melanie Geiger who had 12. Cora Pence had 11 sets. Jacquay had four aces and four kills. Sierra Przemielewski also had four kills.

Churubusco 3, Hamilton 0

HAMILTON – Churubusco’s volleyball team swept Hamilton last week 3-0 (25-9, 25-7, 25-9) on the road.

Churubusco’s Rachel Jacquay led with five aces. Jacquay joined Sierra Przemielewski with seven kills. Jacquay also joined Madi Gaff and McKenzie Hart who had three digs each. Cora Pence had nine sets and Przemielewski had the games only block.

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