Archive - Apr 2012 - Sports Article
FORT WAYNE ‚ÄĒ In a pool of 17 teams, Columbia City‚Äôs boys golf team placed seventh at the Concordia Invitational at Foster Park Saturday.
Northeast Hoosier Conference foe Bellmont won the match with a 315, not far ahead of fellow NHC DeKalb (317).
Heritage (321), Concordia (328) and Bishop Luers (328) split another pair of NHC teams.
East Noble edged out Columbia City by seven points (329-336).
Also making a presence from the NHC was New Haven, which placed 14th.
SYRACUSE ‚ÄĒ Whitko‚Äôs baseball team participated in Wawasee‚Äôs invitational Saturday in Syracuse.
The Wildcats lost their first game to Heritage, 11-9, but won the second game over Churubusco 13-9.
In the first game, Heritage took a 6-0 lead in the first three innings before Whitko‚Äôs bats got warmed up in the bottom of the third.
The Wildcats scored four runs in the frame, with Riley Cokl crossing home plate first, courtesy of an RBI single by Ryan Weigold.
Weigold and teammate Colin Nicodemus were batted in off a double by Austin Mort to score the second and third runs.
LIGONIER ‚ÄĒ Columbia City‚Äôs baseball team came away with the sweep over West Noble High School in a double-header on Saturday in Ligonier. The Eagles won the first game 13-2, then took the second 10-8.
Columbia City‚Äôs record is now 7-2.
In the early game, the Eagles scored 13 runs on 15 hits with one error, and the Chargers had two runs on two hits with two errors.
Pitcher Connor Slavich and third baseman Jordan Bickle hit two doubles apiece, while right fielder Landon Rehrer hit a double of his own.
CHURUBUSCO ‚ÄĒ It was the girls‚Äô turn on the Churubusco High School track Saturday.
Much like their male counterparts did the weekend prior, the ‚ÄėBusco Lady Eagles shined in front of their home crowd.
Using a strong performance in the field events, Churubusco dominated the black division of the Turtletown Invitational Saturday, winning by 49.5 points over second-place rival Whitko.
CHURUBUSCO ‚ÄĒ Columbia City‚Äôs softball team traveled to Churubusco Friday for a competition between Lady Eagles.
Despite consecutive home runs by Columbia City to give the visitors a 5-3 lead, Churubusco battled back to win 8-6.
Though temperatures reached 70 degrees during the day Friday, the Lady Eagles fought off rain, wind and sub 50 temperatures.
Columbia City had a 1-0 lead at the top of the first inning, but Churubusco answered with two runs to take a 2-1 advantage.
‚ÄôBusco scored another run in the second, but Columbia City displayed a threatening third frame.
CHURUBUSCO ‚ÄĒ Churu-busco‚Äôs baseball team picked up its second win in a row Thursday night, hosting West Noble.
The Eagles won 9-2.
The game stayed competitive through the third inning with Churubusco winning by a slim 4-2 margin.
The Eagles tore the game open in the sixth, scoring four runs to seal the deal on the Chargers.
Picking up runs for ‚ÄôBusco were, Alan Meeks (2), Hayden Kilgore (2), Kody Poyser, Adam Boggess, Brent Simmons, Logan Harris and Cody Schaefer.
CHURUBUSCO ¬≠‚ÄĒ There are ugly wins, and there are lucky wins. The Churubusco Lady Eagles‚Äô win over visiting Northeast Corner Conference foe West Noble was neither lucky nor ugly.
‚ÄôBusco used solid pitching and an aggressive offense which ground out 14 hits against two West Noble pitchers to come up with an 11-1 win in the game that ended in the fifth via the 10-run mercy rule.
Churubusco jumped on the Lady Chargers in the bottom of the first inning, pushing across two runs.
Col. City softball beats Bishop Luers
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Columbia City‚Äôs softball team pummelled Bishop Luers Thursday, 17-3.
The Lady Eagles improved their record to 4-3 after scoring 17 runs in the last two innings to beat the Lady Knights with the 10-run-rule.
Luers scored two runs in the first inning while Columbia City stayed scoreless until the third, when the Lady Eagles racked up eight runs. They carried the momentum through the fourth, scoring nine to end the game early.
Allie Vodde had a singe, double and triple for four RBIs.
HUNTINGTON ‚ÄĒ Columbia City‚Äôs girls track team defeated Huntington North Thursday, 73-59.
Lady Eagle Head Coach Bob Fahl is happy with the team‚Äôs performance in the last week.
‚ÄúThis has been the third quality meet in six days for the girls,‚ÄĚ Fahl said. ‚ÄúEach meet has gotten better. There were many personal bests and season bests. ‚ÄúTo be able to beat Huntington by 14 points says so much for the efforts and fortitude these girls are showing right now.‚ÄĚ
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Though Columbia City‚Äôs golf team faced its fourth loss of the season, the Eagles recorded their best overall score of the season Thursday night at Eagle Glen against Canterbury.
Columbia City lost 160-172 to the Cavaliers, but the score of 172 was encouraging, according to Eagle Head Coach Andrew Thompson.
The season-best score came amidst three Eagle linksters shooting over eight strokes on the ninth hole.