Archive - Apr 26, 2013 - Sports Article
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Though Columbia City‚Äôs golf team didn‚Äôt end the night victorious Friday, the Eagles came the closest to beating Homestead since 2009.
Columbia City fell 157-162, but it wasn‚Äôt from lack of talent on the Spartans‚Äô end.
Columbia City‚Äôs Tyler Green finished on par with 36 strokes. Fellow Eagle Spencer Klimek also finished under 40, with a 39. Green rebounded from a 41 the night before, a prediction of Head Coach Andrew Thompson‚Äôs that held true.
‚ÄúIt was nice to see Tyler recover from last night and shoot par at home,‚ÄĚ Thompson said.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ They survived.
More than once Columbia City‚Äôs Lady Eagles‚Äô softball team had a big inning against Churubusco, only to have the visitors respond. Columbia City emerged victorious though Friday with a 9-8 win.
The winning run came on a wild pitch. Hannah Schnorr of Columbia City was on third waiting and raced across the plate in the bottom of the sixth for the deciding score.
‚ÄúI told Schnorr be ready, we‚Äôve got to score,‚ÄĚ said Columbia City Softball Head Coach Steve Cox.
HUNTINGTON ‚ÄĒ It was less than 24 hours after the Eagles‚Äô come-from-behind, 8-7 win in a conference rivalry game against Homestead before Columbia City‚Äôs baseball team had to take the field again.
The situation was similar to the night before. Friday‚Äôs opponent, Huntington North, is a larger school than Columbia City. So is Homestead, the Eagles‚Äô Thursday opponent. Also, both adversaries sport warrior-type mascots.
HUNTINGTON ‚ÄĒ Columbia City‚Äôs golf team traveled to LaFontaine Golf Course Thursday to face the Huntington North Vikings.
Despite a hole-in-one by Eagle freshman Spencer Klimek, Columbia City fell to the Vikings, 161-169.
Klimek led the Eagles with a 39, scoring his hole one-in-one on hole No. 17 from 142 yards out.
‚ÄúSpencer led our team tonight,‚ÄĚ Columbia City Head Coach Andrew Thompson said. ‚ÄúHe came out and had the great fortune to have the hole-in-one and that is a tremendous accomplishment. It‚Äôs a tremendous feeling, and that is icing on the cake for him.‚ÄĚ
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Thursday afternoon was cold and blustery, but at least it wasn‚Äôt raining, and the Columbia City Eagle baseball team took advantage of the break in the weather to take a dramatic, come-from-behind Northeast Hoosier Conference win 8-7 over the visiting Homestead Spartans.
‚ÄúWe finally had a decent day where we could play some baseball,‚ÄĚ said Eagle Head Coach Zac Bireley, ‚ÄúSo that‚Äôs a plus.‚ÄĚ
SOUTH WHITLEY ‚ÄĒ Weather conditions have not been ideal in 2013, but Whitko‚Äôs girls track team is on the same pace as it was one year ago: an undefeated season in the Three Rivers Conference.
After beating Northfield and Manchester earlier this week, the Lady Wildcats defeated Wabash Thursday, 94-37.
LIGONIER ‚ÄĒ A first inning home run from Jordan Howell gave Churubusco‚Äôs baseball team a lead it would not relinquish in a win against West Noble Thursday in the NECC tournament.
‚ÄėBusco beat the Chargers 7-3, although it took nine innings to do it.
Howell‚Äôs homer was part of a three-run first that gave the Eagles a 3-0 lead. West Noble chipped away, bringing about a tie score that pushed the game into bonus baseball. Then, Churubusco added four runs to break the tie in the top of the ninth, and West Noble was unable to respond.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Columbia City‚Äôs girls tennis team hosted and fell to Northeast Hoosier Conference opponent Homestead Thursday at DeVol Field.
The Lady Eagles fell by a 4-1 score, with the lone win coming from senior Celine Rongos in No. 1 singles.
‚ÄúThis is the second year that Celine has knocked off Homestead‚Äôs No. 1 singles player,‚ÄĚ Columbia City Head Coach Kathleen Myers said.
Rongos topped Kelsey Vessels by a 6-1, 6-3 score.
Myers also said she was pleased with the No. 3 singles play of Adriana Brown, and the No. 2 doubles team of Breanna Hicks and Alaina Beckner.
Whitko baseball scores first TRC win
SOUTH WHITLEY ‚ÄĒ Whitko‚Äôs baseball team picked up a win in its first Three Rivers Conference game of the season Thursday.
The Wildcats shut out Southwood, 1-0, behind a two-hit pitching gem from Alex Stoddard.
Whitko drew first blood immediately, scoring what proved to be the game‚Äôs only run in the bottom of the first inning. Tanner Gaff crossed the plate on a single from Zach Snep. Gaff also had the lone extra-base hit of the night, a double.
Lady Eagles drop game to Lakers
FREMONT ‚ÄĒ Churubusco‚Äôs softball fell in a NECC Tournament game Thursday to Lakeland.
The Lady Lakers beat the Lady Eagles 6-4.
Offensively, ‚ÄėBusco was able to bang out seven hits on the night. Kasey Gibson led with a 3-for-4 stint at the plate.
Hannah Richards crossed the plate twice for the Lady Eagles as well. Other Lady Eagles with hits included Kristen Krill, Richards, Kellary Crabil and Lacey Pulley.
Courtney Luttmann was the losing pitcher for ‚ÄėBusco, with Krill tossing relief innings as well.