Archive - Mar 2011 - Sports Article
INDIANAPOLIS — When the cold temperatures start to set in and fall sports are back in 2011, the postseason will have a drastically different look for much of Whitley County’s local high school teams.
Wednesday, the Indiana High School Athletic Association (IHSAA) released a new two-year sectional alignments for all of the class sports.
FORT WAYNE — By way of the mercy rule, Whitko baseball needed just five innings Wednesday to record its first win of the season.
The Wildcats hit the road to Fort Wayne Paul Harding in search of a win after falling to class 3A No. 1 New Haven Monday.
Behind a three-hit pitching performance from sophomore Wyatt Wolf, Whitko found an 11-0 victory over the Hawks.
HUNTINGTON — A night after opening the season with a 5-3 win at home, Whitko softball hit the road for its next challenge in a young but undefeated season.
The trip took the Lady Wildcats to Huntington North and sent them home with a tough 2-1 loss.
Whitko saw a late 1-0 lead in the fifth inning fade over the final two innings to the Lady Vikings.
After four scoreless innings of play, Whitko struck first in the top of the fifth inning.
SOUTH WHITLEY — Whitko boys’ basketball leading scorer Logan Irwin has gone all season known as a leading scorer in northern Indiana. All-Star selection committees recognized that when Irwin was named a North Junior All-Star.
Irwin was one of six players across northern Indiana selected to play the senior all-stars on June 6 at a to-be-announced site.
Irwin became Whitko’s all-time leading scorer this season with 1,556 points and is on pace to become a 2,000-point scorer upon graduation.
CHURUBUSCO — Dylan Herendeen and Jordan Turner hung up their basketball shoes for bats and sunflower seeds, kicking off Churubusco’s baseball season in prime fashion Tuesday.
The pair of seniors worked together to post a 1-0 shutout against Leo.
Herendeen controlled the defensive side taking Leo out of its offense.
The senior lefty posted nine strikeouts and two outs by rundowns in the first and third innings. Herendeen threw a complete seven-inning shutout at the mound.
SOUTH WHITLEY — It’s only March and Whitko track and field may have already had its biggest test in the Three Rivers Conference.
Tuesday, the Lady Wildcats faced the team that has kept them from a TRC title the past two seasons.
Despite winning eight events, Wabash couldn’t match the depth of the Lady Wildcats.
Whitko served up the first blow of the season beating Wabash 62-52 before the two teams meet again in the TRC meet May 12.
SOUTH WHITLEY — The best offense was a good pitcher Tuesday for Whitko softball.
Opening the 2011 season at home, the Lady Wildcats took a 5-3 lead into the top of the seventh inning against Oak Hill.
After the tying run reached base, Whitko’s Karissa Olinske clinched the win forcing three consecutive outs. She had six strikeouts on the night.
Olinske, or ‘O’ as they like to call her, added to the Whitko offense recording a triple.
SOUTH WHITLEY — It’s baseball’s opening week and Whitko had no time to warm up.
Monday, the Wildcats faced the best class 3A has to offer in their season opener. Preseason No. 1-ranked New Haven traveled to South Whitley.
For three innings, Whitko held its ground against the Bulldogs trailing 1-0.
A four-run fourth inning turned the gears for New Haven. The Bulldogs went on to win 8-1, holding the Wildcats to two hits for the game.
Churubusco swept a home meet Monday night against Northfield. The Lady Eagles topped the Lady Norsemen 115--17 while the Eagles beat Northfield 98-34. Above, the â€™Busco hurdles crew take the top three spots in the 110-meter high hurdles. From left, Kyle Monk, Austin Boggess and the event winner Josh LeFever. Both Churubusco teams will host Heritage Wednesday for one final meet before spring break.
Post & Mail photo / Nicole Ott
It’s been three seasons since Churubusco baseball hoisted a trophy.
Known for their dominance in the postseason, the Eagles enter the 2011 season with a chance to restore the black and gold image once feared by many in the class 2A sectional.
A bit of that fear remains with a class of eight seniors back from the title days.
Much of the Eagles power both with the bat and the ball come in the senior class. Along with it comes confidence from the Eagles.