Churubusco sports in brief

Churubusco tennis player Andy Bowyer takes a break before serving the ball in the Eagles’ match against Columbia City last week.

Kyle Brandt runs forward as he gets ready to turn a corner at Fort Wayne’s Shoaff Park. Justin Hunter

The Churubusco boys cross country team placed first in the Fairfield Invitational. Back row, from left is Cody Graft, Bradlee Kolvoord, Shawn Pranter and Kyle Brandt. From front row, Eli Lantz, Sam Keily, Ben Geise, Levi Skinner and Bryce Koolvord. Contributed

TENNIS

CHURUBUSCO 3, South Side 0

CHURUBUSCO – The Churubusco boys tennis team won its first game of the year, defeating South Side 3-1. No. 1 singles player Noah Grimm lost his matches 6-0, 3-0. No. 2 singles player Andy Bowyer didn’t struggle in his match, winning with ease 6-1, 6-0. South Side had only two eligible players, so the Archers had to forfeit the No. 1 doubles, No. 2 doubles and No. 3 singles match.

Columbia City 5, Churubusco 0

CHURUBUSCO – The Churubusco boys’ tennis team was swept by Columbia City 5-0 last week.

No. 1 singles Noah Grimm lost his match 6-3, 6-3. Andy Bowyr also lost his No. 2 singles match 6-3, 6-3. No. 3 singles player Andrew Boggess fell 7-2, 6-2.

Mason Gonareich and Tyler Millers lost 6-2, 6-0 in No. 1 doubles.

Churubusco forfeit the No. 2 doubles match since they didn’t have enough players.

Wayne 5, Churubusco 0; Luers 5, Churubusco 0

FORT WAYNE – The Churubusco boys tennis team plays a pair of games Saturday at the South Side Invitational. The Eagles were swept 5-0 against Wayne and Bishop Luers.

Noah Grim lost his No. 1 singles matches 0-6, 0-3 against Wayne and 1-6, 0-6versus Luers. Andy Bowyer fell 2-6, 2-6 and 0-6, 0-6. The Eagles had the no. 3 singles match, since they were down a player.

Andrew Boggis and Mason Gonwicha battled Wayne 3-6, 4-6 and lost to Luers 0-6, 1-6. Krider and Tyler Miller were competitive against the Generals 4-6, 6-4, 5-10 and lost to the Knights 0-6, 0-6.

CROSS COUNTRY

Snider Invitational

FORT WAYNE – The Churubusco boys and girls cross country teams ran their first meets of the season last week at Shoaff Park for the Snider Hokum Karem, a relay race.

The boys and girls were paired together with the boys running three miles and the girls running two. Churubusco received third out of the small school category, in which there were six teams.

Sophomores Sam Kiely and Alayna Fulkerson led the Eagles in 40th place out of 71 runners, with a time of 31 minutes, six seconds. Freshmen Levi Skinner and Maggie Burita followed in 45th place. Freshmen Bryce Koolvord and Audrey Zeigler placed 56th in their first high school meet. Ben Geise and Allie Basinger came in 59th and Brad Koolvord and Heidi Zeigler were milliseconds away in 60th. Eli Lantz and Katy Schumann weren’t far behind for 62nd.

Carroll’s Connor Goetz and Abby Green won first place with a time of 26 minutes, 2 seconds.

Fairfield Intitational

GOSHEN – The Churubusco boys and girls cross country teams competed Saturday morning at the Fairfield Invitational, where the boys team finished first place out of three teams. The girls came in second.

Sam Keily led the Eagles with a second-place finish, finishing with 17 minutes, 17 seconds. Freshman Levi Skinner followed in sixth place with 18 minutes, 37 seconds. Brad Koolvard, Bryce Koolvord and Eli Lantz finished ninth, 10th and 11th. Shawn Prater and Ben Geise placed 15th and 16th. Cody Graft and Kyle Brandt was right behind in 20th and 21st place.

Allie Basinger led the girls in second place with a time of 23 minutes, 55 seconds. Kaitlynne Gaerte and Maggie Burita came in seventh and eighth. Freshman Audrey Zeigler placed 12th. Ashley Uecker and Katy Schumann placed 14th and 15th.

VOLLEYBALL

Churubusco 3, Garrett 1

CHURUBUSCO – Churubusco volleyball won its first game of the season last week 3-1 (23-25, 28-26, 25-23, 25-21) on their home floor against Garrett.

Brooke Nondorf led with 17 digs. Nondorf and Madi Gaff had seven kills. Cora Pence had an impressive night with 25 assists. Four players recorded aces in the victory.

Woodlan 3, Churubusco 0

WOODBURN – Churubusco’s volleyball team dropped its first game of the season 3-0 (25-16, 25-23, 25-15) to Woodlan last week.

Madi Gaff and Mallory Sphar led the Lady Eagles with six kills, Melanie Geiger led with 14 digs. Cora Pence had 12 assists and Ashlie Martz and Gaff led with three blocks.

Adams Central 3, Churubusco 0

MONROE – The Churubusco volleyball team lost to Adams Central 3-0 (16-25, 19-21, 21-25) last week.

Cora Pence led with 13 assists, 11 digs and one ace. Mallory Sphar had six kill and Sierra Przmelewski led with five blocks.

GOLF

LIGONIER – The Churubusco girls golf team edged West Noble 234-236.

Makenzi Tonkel led the Lady Eagles with 54. Terra Mayer was right behind Tonkel, shooting 55.

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