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April 26th

ONLINE POLL RESULTS

April 26, 2013

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Freshman Klimek hits hole-in-one

April 26, 2013

HUNTINGTON — Columbia City’s golf team traveled to LaFontaine Golf Course Thursday to face the Huntington North Vikings.

Despite a hole-in-one by Eagle freshman Spencer Klimek, Columbia City fell to the Vikings, 161-169.

Klimek led the Eagles with a 39, scoring his hole one-in-one on hole No. 17 from 142 yards out.

“Spencer led our team tonight,” Columbia City Head Coach Andrew Thompson said. “He came out and had the great fortune to have the hole-in-one and that is a tremendous accomplishment. It’s a tremendous feeling, and that is icing on the cake for him.”

Col. City defeats Spartans

April 26, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Thursday afternoon was cold and blustery, but at least it wasn’t raining, and the Columbia City Eagle baseball team took advantage of the break in the weather to take a dramatic, come-from-behind Northeast Hoosier Conference win 8-7 over the visiting Homestead Spartans.

“We finally had a decent day where we could play some baseball,” said Eagle Head Coach Zac Bireley, “So that’s a plus.”

Whitko sweeps Wabash

April 26, 2013

SOUTH WHITLEY — Weather conditions have not been ideal in 2013, but Whitko’s girls track team is on the same pace as it was one year ago: an undefeated season in the Three Rivers Conference.

After beating Northfield and Manchester earlier this week, the Lady Wildcats defeated Wabash Thursday, 94-37.

’Busco tops W. Noble in extra innings

April 26, 2013

LIGONIER — A first inning home run from Jordan Howell gave Churubusco’s baseball team a lead it would not relinquish in a win against West Noble Thursday in the NECC tournament.

‘Busco beat the Chargers 7-3, although it took nine innings to do it.

Howell’s homer was part of a three-run first that gave the Eagles a 3-0 lead. West Noble chipped away, bringing about a tie score that pushed the game into bonus baseball. Then, Churubusco added four runs to break the tie in the top of the ninth, and West Noble was unable to respond.

Homestead downs Lady Eagle tennis

April 26, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s girls tennis team hosted and fell to Northeast Hoosier Conference opponent Homestead Thursday at DeVol Field.

The Lady Eagles fell by a 4-1 score, with the lone win coming from senior Celine Rongos in No. 1 singles.

“This is the second year that Celine has knocked off Homestead’s No. 1 singles player,” Columbia City Head Coach Kathleen Myers said.

Rongos topped Kelsey Vessels by a 6-1, 6-3 score.

Myers also said she was pleased with the No. 3 singles play of Adriana Brown, and the No. 2 doubles team of Breanna Hicks and Alaina Beckner.

Wildcat Sports Briefs

April 26, 2013

Whitko baseball scores first TRC win

SOUTH WHITLEY — Whitko’s baseball team picked up a win in its first Three Rivers Conference game of the season Thursday.

The Wildcats shut out Southwood, 1-0, behind a two-hit pitching gem from Alex Stoddard.

Whitko drew first blood immediately, scoring what proved to be the game’s only run in the bottom of the first inning. Tanner Gaff crossed the plate on a single from Zach Snep. Gaff also had the lone extra-base hit of the night, a double.

'Busco Sports Shorts

April 26, 2013

Lady Eagles drop game to Lakers

FREMONT — Churubusco’s softball fell in a NECC Tournament game Thursday to Lakeland.

The Lady Lakers beat the Lady Eagles 6-4.

Offensively, ‘Busco was able to bang out seven hits on the night. Kasey Gibson led with a 3-for-4 stint at the plate.

Hannah Richards crossed the plate twice for the Lady Eagles as well. Other Lady Eagles with hits included Kristen Krill, Richards, Kellary Crabil and Lacey Pulley.

Courtney Luttmann was the losing pitcher for ‘Busco, with Krill tossing relief innings as well.

S. WHITLEY UTILITIES: Water works could wash out rate hike

April 26, 2013

SOUTH WHITLEY — With a multi-million dollar focus on the town’s waste water utility, South Whitley Town Council members are weighing the possibility of selling the town’s water utility.

At Tuesday’s council meeting, town leaders entertained an updated proposal from Indiana American Water Company.

Company representatives had previously brought information to the council on the possibility of IAW purchasing the town’s water utility.

UNLIKE LAST YEAR: Farmers face flooding, wicked weather

April 26, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — “The weather needs to change.”

Kent Hoffman expressed a mutual feeling of most of his fellow crop growers after a week of flooding and cool temperatures.

Hoffman, a Whitley County farmer of 2,800 acres, is suffering the effects of the area’s wicked weather conditions.

“The large amount of water has caused erosion, which means extra field work is going to have to be done to get them ready to plant,” Hoffman said.

This is a totally different story than last planting season, when temperatures began to warm up in February.

 

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