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May 14th

Conference champs: Columbia City softball wins Northeast Hoosier conference outright

May 14, 2012

OSSIAN — Columbia City’s softball team’s 6-0 win over Norwell Monday night wasn’t just another win.

It was the Lady Eagle’s seventh win in the Northeast Hoosier Conference, taking the conference title with an undefeated (7-0) NHC record.

“I’m very proud of our girls for winning conference,” Head Coach Steve Cox said.

Not only was the feat special for the team, but it was especially important for Columbia City pitcher Cassie Vodde, who didn’t give up any earned runs in any conference games this season.

“It was another great game by Cassie Vodde,” Cox said.

Lady Eagle tennis downs Central Noble

May 14, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s tennis team hosted and defeated Central Noble Monday in the last match, and final home play of the season.

The Lady Eagles won by a 4-1 score.

“The win tonight was a great way to finish the regular season,” Columbia City Head Coach Katie Myers said. “It was also a nice farewell for our two seniors, as they both picked up wins.”

Blake Farber and Lauren Taylor are the team’s seniors this season.
Farber, along with No. 2 doubles partner Macie Hinen, won 6-1, 6-2.

’Busco’s Jones signs with Bluffton

May 14, 2012

CHURUBUSCO — Churubusco hoopster Chris Jones signed with Bluffton University Tuesday afternoon.

Jones led the Eagles (14-7, 8-2 NECC) with seven points per game, a 45.5 percent field goal percentage, and a 79.7 percent free throw percentage.

Churubusco was the Northeast Corner Conference Runner-up this season.

Jones ranked second in the NECC in steals and assists.

He made The Post & Mail’s second-team all-county list.

Jones earned Hoosier Basketball Magazine’s nod on the All-State Honorable Mention team.

He was ranked eighth in Class 2A in assists in 2011-12.

Whitko softball defeats Heritage

May 14, 2012

MONROEVILLE — Whitko’s softball team traveled to Heritage Saturday and edged out the Lady Patriots.

After six scoreless innings, the Lady Wildcats scored two runs in the seventh frame to win 2-0 over Heritage.

Chloe Nestle and Aly Nicodemus grabbed the Lady ’Cat’s lone runs. Though Nestle and Nicodemus were the only two to reach home plate, Whitko recorded seven hits from five different players.

Audra Day went 2-for-4 from the plate, including a double. Nestle also had two hits in three at-bats to go with her run.

Col. City splits double-header

May 14, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — For the Columbia City Eagle baseball team, Saturday was a tale of two games as they split a home double-header with the Garrett Railroaders, dropping game one by a 7-5 score before coming back to take game two by an 8-1 count.

In game one, the first three innings went scoreless for both squads, as the visiting Railroaders were only able to get one hit off Columbia City pitcher Austin Clark.

The Eagles were not able to do much better of Garrett’s pitching, coming up with only two hits in the first three frames.

Lady Eagles win three over the weekend

May 14, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY —Columbia City’s softball team won three games over the weekend, defeating North Side in both games of a double header Saturday and Central Noble Friday night.

The Lady Eagles pummeled the Lady Redskins, winning with lopsided, 15-0 and 10-0 scores.

In Saturday’s first game, Columbia City scored 14 runs in the first inning, and held North Side to one hit and no runs.

Kaylee Parks led the Lady Eagles offensively, with 3-for-4 batting, including a home run, a double and three runs. Megan Giffin was 2-for-4 with two runs.

Conference Champs: ISMS girls win NHMLC; boys take fourth place

May 14, 2012

NEW HAVEN — Indian Springs Middle School’s boys and girls track teams competed in the 2012 Northeast Hoosier Middle Level Conference meet held at New Haven High School last Saturday.

The conference included teams from Dekalb, Bellmont, Summit, East Noble, Woodside, New Haven, Carroll, Norwell, Maple Creek and Indian Springs.

The girls team brought home the NHMLC Conference Championship for the second year in a row. The boys team also made an impressive standing by placing fourth overall.

See Monday's issue of the Post & Mail for all the results from the conference meet.

Columbia City golf takes 10th at invite; Churubusco takes 12th, Ryan Mayer fires a 76

May 14, 2012

LEO — Coming off its best score of the season, Columbia City’s golf team placed 10th in the 18-hole Leo Invitational, held at Cedar Creek Saturday afternoon.

Bishop Dwenger won the match, shooting 41 strokes less than Columbia City’s 348. The Eagle’s score tied with Leo’s second team and county-rival Churubusco, which placed 12th.

Three Northeast Hoosier Conference foes were also in the match. Carroll placed second, four strokes behind Dwenger with a 311.

Bellmont came in fifth with a 324, and New Haven took last with a 396.

May 11th

Whitko baseball downs Col. City

May 11, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — Despite an impressive 10-run inning by Columbia City, Whitko held on for a 16-13 win over the Eagles on their own field Friday night in Columbia City.

Whitko jumped out to a 13-3 lead at the top of the fourth inning. Fearing the possibility of being beat by the 10-run-rule, Columbia City retaliated with a 10-run fourth frame to tie the score at 13.

But that was the end, as the Eagles didn’t score another run for the final three innings, while Whitko tacked on three more in the high-scoring game.

’Busco boys, girls track compete in NECC meet

May 11, 2012

CHURUBUSCO — Churubusco’s boys and girls track teams hosted the Northeast Corner Conference meet Friday night.

The boys team placed third out of 10 teams, and the girls came in fourth.
Fairfield was the boys NECC title winner, while Westview received the honors for the girls.

Churubusco continued to control the throwing events, with Heather Monk taking first-team all-conference in both the shot put and discus. Monk’s sister, Katie, got second in the discus and third in the shot put.

Austin McClure dominated the boys throws, winning the discus and taking second in the shot put.

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