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April 15th

Eagles' track and field takes third at Luers

April 15, 2013

FORT WAYNE — Columbia City’s boys track and field squad captured third in the team race at Bishop Luers Saturday.

The Eagles rolled up 79 team points. Leo won with a score of 110 and Norwell was second with 96.

Columbia City took first place in one relay and one individual event.

Mitchell Maloney grabbed first in the pole vault with a height of 10-6.

The distance medley relay team of Evan Harney, Austin Beachy, Andrew McFarland and Seth Kissinger came in first with a time of 12:36.96.

Whitko JV sweeps W. Noble

April 15, 2013

SOUTH WHITLEY — Whitko’s JV softball squad earned a Saturday sweep over the visiting West Noble Lady Chargers.

The Lady Wildcats won the first contest 10-6.

West Noble decided to forfeit the second game, giving Whitko the 1-0 win and the sweep on the day.

Sophomore Adrianna Holst was the winning pitcher for Whitko in the first game.

The victory moves the Whitko JV squad to 3-0 on the year.

The Lady Wildcats are scheduled play today and Tuesday, weather permitting.

April 12th

Col. City pummels Lady Wildcats, 18-1

April 13, 2013

SOUTH WHITLEY — Columbia City’s softball team traveled to Whitko Friday evening to pick up its first win of the season — in prime fashion — with an 18-1 win.

After a scoreless first inning, the Lady Eagles tacked on three runs in the second frame.

Columbia City scored six more in the third, and nine in the fifth and final inning to make the score 18-1 with 13 hits.

“We finally hit the ball like we wanted,” Columbia City Head Coach Steve Cox said.

Winning pitcher Krysten Van Houten had nine strike-outs with no walks.

City wins baseball opener

April 13, 2013

WARSAW — Columbia City’s varsity baseball team was finally able to take to the diamond after three cancelled games due to weather.

While the weather held off for the Eagles’ Friday night game at Warsaw, conditions were not ideal, as temperatures were low and drizzle fell throughout the evening.

Both teams had to deal with the cold, but Columbia City managed to win a close game over the Tigers, 5-4.

The Eagle’s opening night starting pitcher, Jordan Bickle, took a no-hit bid into the fifth inning while on his way to earning the win.

Whitko tops Churubusco, 10-6

April 13, 2013

SOUTH WHITLEY — In a county-rivalry game against Churubusco, Whitko defeated the Eagles 10-6.

The Wildcats advance to 5-1 on the season while Churubusco drops to 2-3.
Alex Stoddard led Whitko with 4-for-4 batting, scoring three runs with an RBI.

“Stoddard was huge out of the lead-off spot, reaching base all five times,” Whitko Head Coach Erik Hisner said. “We had a lot of guys to a lot of little things tonight to help us earn this victory.”

Cancelled again

April 12, 2013

Many area sporting events, including Whitko’s boys golf match Saturday at Southwood. Pictured above is Whitko’s Colton LeTourneau at the county match at Sycamore Golf Course near North Manchester in Whitley County.

Northeast Hoosier Conference reconsiders member schools

April 12, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s athletic conference, the Northeast Hoosier Conference, is discussing changes to its member schools.

With the gap of school enrollment continuing to grow, Columbia City High School said Thursday in a press release that conversations have occurred throughout the school year concerning member schools.

“As a result of these discussions, principals and athletic directors will be considering future conference membership affiliations,” the release stated.

‘Busco set to serve in new season

April 12, 2013

CHURUBUSCO — Churubusco’s girls tennis team is gearing up for a new season on the courts under Head Coach Natalie Pugh.

The Lady Eagles lost one senior to graduation last summer. Morgan Young played number one singles for half of the 2012 season. For the other half, Young was out with an injury.

‘Busco will be rather young this season, but Pugh will still have Kayleen Mitchell on her team for 2013. Mitchell is a returning varsity player entering her senior year.

“I am looking for her to have a successful season,” said Pugh.

April 11th

Rained out

April 11, 2013

Columbia City’s softball game, along with many other local sports, have been cancelled or postponed tonight due to rain and cool conditions.

Above, Columbia City’s Alyssa Hansen dives safely back to third base while the ball bounces over her Tuesday night against Wawasee in the Lady Eagles home opener.

ISMS soccer drops home opener

April 11, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Two Indian Springs Middle School soccer teams dropped their home openers Tuesday night.

The ISMS boys Stars opened against Leo, falling 9-0, and the Lady Eagles dropped a 3-1 game to Summit Middle School (Homestead) on their first games of the season.

“For our first game of the season and as little practices as we’ve had, they played great,” ISMS boys Stars Coach Luke Genth said. “We have high hopes for the rest of the season.”

Avery Sparks scored the lone goal for ISMS in the girls game, and the Lady Eagles play host to Carroll tonight, weather permitting.

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