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Columbia City girls handed first loss

April 18, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — After an 11-0 start to the season, Columbia City’s girls track team split a three-way meet with Norwell and DeKalb Tuesday night.

The Lady Eagles picked up top honors at the Bishop Luers Invitational Saturday, and Head Coach Bob Fahl said the team was still suffering from the effects of the meet.

“I think some of the girls were still feeling the effects of the weather and stress from Luers,” Fahl said.

The Lady Eagles (53) fell to Norwell (61) but topped DeKalb (50).

Lady Eagles fall in eighth

April 18, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Not many coaches can find positives after an extra-inning loss, but Columbia City Head Girls Softball Coach Steve Cox is an exception.

“I love those games,” Cox said. “I don’t like losing, but I love those games.”

The Lady Eagles dropped a 2-0 game to Leo at Morsches Park.

It was a battle of the defenses, as the game held a 0-0 score through the beginning of the eight inning.

In the top of the eighth, with Leo at bat, one out and a runner on first base, the next batter hit a double to put base runners on second and third.

Defensive play lifts Whitko to win

April 18, 2013

PERU — A relay play made the difference in a tight baseball game Wednesday night.

Whitko beat Peru, 4-3 on the road.

The Wildcats held the lead going into the bottom of the seventh inning, but the Tigers had a runner on first with two outs.

Peru batter Nolan Brimbury hit a double to right field that could have tied the game.

But the Whitko defense came through. The team executed what Coach Erik Hisner called a “perfect” relay, with right fielder Hunter Sroufe getting the ball to shortstop Ethan Nicodemus.

Columbia City tennis tops Huntington

April 18, 2013

HUNTINGTON — Columbia City’s girls tennis team picked up its second win of the season Wednesday night at Huntington North.

The Lady Eagles won a close 3-2 match against the Lady Vikings to improve to 2-1.

Columbia City’s No. 1 singles player, Celine Rongos, led the Lady Eagles with a 6-2, 6-1 win over Huntington North’s No. 1, Kylie Fredrick.

Lauren Rivas took the win in No. 3 singles, topping Lady Viking Emily Eherenman in a three-set match. Rivas won the first set, 6-2, but fell by a 6-4 score in the second. Rivas came back in the third set to win 6-1.

Whitko netters fall to Rochester, 4-1

April 18, 2013

SOUTH WHITLEY — Whitko’s girls tennis team lost a Three Rivers conference match-up to Rochester Wednesday in just the squad’s second match of a rain-soaked season.

The Lady Zebras beat the Lady Wildcats, 4-1.

Abby Marshall and Laura Alfieri garnered the one Whitko win in doubles, winning by scores of 6-4, 6-3.

In number-one singles, Laura Hippensteel lost to Rochester’s Maddie Lewis, 0-6, 2-6.

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