Archive - May 2012 - Sports Article
ALBION ‚ÄĒ Columbia City‚Äôs golf team ended its regular season with a 172-193 win over Central Noble Wednesday at Cobblestone Golf Course.
‚ÄúI was really happy with the guys. I thought they did a good job,‚ÄĚ Columbia City Head Coach Andrew Thompson said.
The Eagles are now 4-11 and have won their last two matches.
‚ÄúWe‚Äôve had a struggling season,‚ÄĚ Thompson said. ‚ÄúIt‚Äôs good to win our last two going into sectionals.
‚ÄúWe‚Äôll take the momentum and run with it tomorrow at Stonehenge.
Columbia City is expected to tee-off from 10:50 to 11:30 a.m.
Churubusco‚Äôs Kody Poyser put in his best effort to keep the team‚Äôs baseball season alive.
In the Eagles‚Äô sectional opener against Eastside, Poyser hit a walk-off single in the eighth inning to win the game.
In the sectional semi-final game, Churubusco was down by a run in the last inning, Poyser hit a two RBI single with two outs to give the Eagles their first lead of the game.
Despite Poyser‚Äôs efforts, ‚ÄôBusco lost to South Adams by a walk-off single.
AUBURN ‚ÄĒ After a lopsided win over DeKalb Monday afternoon, Columbia City‚Äôs baseball team suffered a lopsided loss in Monday night‚Äôs sectional final game at DeKalb.
Carroll beat the Eagles 13-2. The Chargers jumped out to a 13-0 lead in the first four innings.
√áolumbia City‚Äôs first run of the game came off a home run by Connor Slavich. Travis Herbst scored the final run of the season for the Eagles off a hit by Connor Reed.
Columbia City used Slavich, Austin Clark and Jordan Bickle at the mound.
Carroll won 9-1 over East Noble in Monday morning‚Äôs semi-final game.
FORT WAYNE ‚ÄĒ What goes around comes around.
Churubusco‚Äôs baseball team very aware of that saying after suffering a 6-5 loss in the sectional semi-final game against South Adams Monday.
Last Thursday against Eastside, the Eagles squeezed out a 4-3 win with a walk-off single to keep their tournament hopes alive.
The Starfires avenged Eastside Monday afternoon, winning with a walk-off single in the bottom of the seventh inning to win 6-5 and end Churubusco‚Äôs season.
Whitko‚Äôs sectional opener against Norwell was delayed twice in the first two innings Friday night at Bellmont due to lightening.
The game was scheduled to start at 7:30 p.m., but the first pitch wasn‚Äôt thrown until after 8 p.m., due to the first game taking longer than expected. As of 9:15 p.m., only two innings were completed.
Results from the game were not available at press time.
Above, Whitko‚Äôs team sits in the dug out after the game was delayed for the second time.
FORT WAYNE ‚ÄĒ Athletes from 37 different Northeast Indiana High Schools converged at Wayne High School Thursday night for track regionals.
Whitley County had contenders in 11 different events, led by Whitko‚Äôs Alec Wilkinson, who was a regional champion in the pole vault.
Wilkinson vaulted three inches high than his closest opponent at 14 feet, 3 inches.
Columbia City‚Äôs Matt Rethlake took second in the high jump with a leap of 6 feet, 4 inches.
Austin McClure of Churubusco had a second-place finish in the shot put with a heave of 52 feet, 4 inches.
AUBURN ‚ÄĒ Columbia City‚Äôs baseball team held on to a 6-4 lead to beat Snider in the opening round of sectionals at DeKalb Thursday.
After a 6-3 lead, the Panthers threatened the Eagles with a run in the seventh inning, a base runner on second and the tying run at the plate.
Columbia City held on to get the next three batters out and win, 6-4.
Jordan Bickle opened the second frame with a home run. Snider led off the bottom of the second with a home run to tie the score at one.
FORT WAYNE ‚ÄĒ What better way to open sectional baseball action than a sixth-inning comeback and an eight-frame nail-biter?
When Kody Poyser hits a walk-off single to send Churubusco to the semi-finals.
The Eagles faced Eastside in the opening round of sectional play Wednesday at Indiana Tech in Fort Wayne and won 4-3 after facing a 3-1 deficit in the sixth inning.
The Eagles also scored their first run in the opening frame, as lead-off batter Poyser crossed home plate for the ‚ÄôBusco‚Äôs first time of the game.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Three Columbia City linksters played their last match as Eagles at Eagle Glen Tuesday night against Wawasee.
Columbia City, led by senior Dustin Parrett, won by four strokes over the Warriors in the back nine, 175-179.
Parrett shot a season-low 40. Fellow seniors Drew Burnsworth and Tucker Daniel also wrapped up the home season with competitive scores.
‚ÄúIt was a good way for Parrett to go out,‚ÄĚ Columbia City Head Coach Andrew Thompson said.
OSSIAN ‚ÄĒ Whitko‚Äôs softball team‚Äôs season came to an end Tuesday night in what Head Coach Jamilyn Pegan called, a ‚Äúheart-breaker.‚ÄĚ
‚ÄúIt was a heart-breaker but they went down strong,‚ÄĚ Pegan said. ‚ÄúI‚Äôm proud of them. ‚ÄúWe were one run away, one hit away, one play away.‚ÄĚ
The Lady Wildcats fell in the fifth frame, 2-1.
After a tough start from the plate, the Lady Wildcats got on the scoreboard for the first time in the sixth inning.
‚ÄúThey hung in there,‚ÄĚ Pegan said. ‚ÄúEspecially when they were struggling with hitting in the beginning.‚ÄĚ