Archive - Apr 2011 - Sports Article
OSSIAN — It was a clean sweep to open the season for the Columbia City girls’ tennis team.
On the road for not only the season opener, the Lady Eagles squared off in their first Northeast Hoosier Conference match at Norwell.
Taking each match in two sets, Columbia City swept the Lady Knights 5-0 to open the season 1-0.
CHURUBUSCO — Churubusco’s Lady Eagles softball fell short by one run in their season opener against Fairfield Tuesday night.
Despite their home-field advantage, the young Lady Eagles lost a pitcher’s dual 2-1 to the Lady Falcons.
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Churubusco senior pitcher Dylan Herendeen delivers from the mound during the Eagles 12-6 home loss to Fairfield Tuesday. ’Busco posted six runs on 15 hits but allowed allowed nine earned runs and struggled in the field with six errors. Darin Hochsteler led the Fairfield attack with three home runs in the game.
Post & Mail photo / Nicole Ott
Columbia City boys’ volleyball club libero Devin Moore returns a serve Tuesday at home. Moore and the Eagles won 25-17, 25-22, 25-21 over Wapahani Raiders.
Post & Mail photo / Mark Parker
Columbia City head baseball coach Zac Bireley, right, talks with Connor Reed (5) as Jacob Johnson (9) prepares to go to bat. The Eagles fell in their home opener Tuesday 10-6 to Fort Wayne North Side.
Post & Mail photo / Andrew Shultz
COLUMBIA CITY — Two golfers named Hazelet have gone through Columbia City girls’ golf and two have now moved on to the collegiate level.
Monday, Columbia City senior Rachel Hazelet followed the same path as her older sister. Hazelet signed her letter of intent to play women’s golf at the University of Saint Francis.
As a Lady Eagle senior, Hazelet served as head coach Jim Thompson’s No. 1 golfer and example for his future golfers.
FORT WAYNE — Saturday’s baseball game between the Columbia City Eagles and the Concordia Cadets was definitely not the season home-opener that new Columbia City head coach Zac Bireley had hoped for.
First of all, wet conditions on the Columbia City field forced a move to Concordia’s field at Zollner Field. Second, seven Columbia City errors led to a 9-2 loss to the Cadets.
CHURUBUSCO — A year ago at this time Churubusco baseball was off to an 0-5 start and wondering when its’ first win was going to ever come.
Two games into the 2011 season, the Eagles have reversed their fortunes remaining undefeated heading into Thursday.
One of those five consecutive losses from last season came from Oak Hill.
The Eagles starting pitcher Ryan Farlow remembers it well. Farlow gave up four runs and six hits in a 6-3 loss to the Golden Eagles.
COLUMBIA CITY — The YMCA of Greater Fort Wayne and the Whitley County Family YMCA welcomed Kameron Bailey as the new Sports and Aquatics Director of the Whitley County Family YMCA.
If there is such a thing as a good problem to have in the softball season, Columbia City has a big one.
Unlike in baseball, softball relies on the arm of one, maybe two, at the mound during the season.
From 2010 alone, the Lady Eagles return two from a 6-1 share of the Northeast Hoosier Conference championship.
The depth of Columbia City’s pitching staff grew to three with incoming freshman Allie Vodde.