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September 11th

Local Sports Briefs

September 11, 2013

Whitko tennis falls in close match to Rochester, 3-2

ROCHESTER — Whitko’s boys tennis team lost to TRC-rival Rochester Tuesday.

The Zebras won 3-2.

Whitko picked up wins in No. 1 and No. 2 singles.

Tyler Baugher got a victory for the Wildcats at No. 1 singles, 6-2, 6-2. Blake Castle earned a straight-set win at No. 2 singles, 6-3, 7-5.

Cole Bechtold fell in three sets at No. 3 singles. The No. 1 doubles pair of Alex Robbins and Bailey Platt lost in straight sets, as did the No. 2 doubles team of Alex Bechtold and Reed Brace.

Lady Eagle golf nabs NHC win

September 11, 2013

FORT WAYNE — Columbia City’s girls golf team scored a win against a conference opponent with the Northeast Hoosier Conference Tournament on tap for later this week.

The Lady Eagles beat Norwell, 199-201 at Orchard Ridge Country Club.

Orchard Ridge is the site of the NHC Tournament this Saturday. With practice time for the tournament limited, both teams decided to play on the course.

With the win, Columbia City ends its conference dual slate with a 2-5 record.

Eagles defeat Bulldogs in singles action

September 11, 2013

NEW HAVEN — Columbia City’s boys tennis team took two out of three singles matches from New Haven Tuesday.

Niko Rongos of Columbia City moved his 2013 record to 9-0 with a straight-set win.

He beat Corbin Yoh of New Haven, 6-1, 6-2.

In No. 2 singles, Eagle senior Blake Fearnow also grabbed a win. He defeated Drew Guise of New Haven 6-2, 6-2.

Nathan Miller got the lone singles win for the Bulldogs, beating Columbia City’s Dillon Reed 6-2, 6-2.

September 10th

Lady Wildcats take one at Garrett tourney

September 10, 2013

GARRETT — Whitko’s volleyball team fell in a match at Garrett Saturday.

The Lady Wildcats swept Hamilton in two sets. Whitko fell in three sets to New Haven and Central Noble and also lost to Eastside.

Whitney Hobbs of Whitko was an all-tournament player for the Lady Wildcats. She had 22 kills, 10 blocks, seven aces and 11 digs.

Whitko boys drop two games at Manchester

September 10, 2013

Pictured, Whitko senior sweeper Brady Herendeen sends the ball deep into the opponent’s territory Saturday at the Manchester Invitational.

Whitko was defeated 1-0 by the Squires in the first game, and fell 2-0 in the second game against North Miami.

Eagle netters compete at Wawasee Saturday

September 10, 2013

SYRACUSE — Columbia City’s boys tennis team went 0-3 without a complete squad at the Wawasee Invitational Saturday.

Eagle No. 1 singles player Niko Rongos went 3-0 on the day to improve his record to 8-0 for the year.

He scored the lone victories for Columbia City in the match-ups against Fairfield and Jimtown.

In the match with the host-Warriors, Columbia City fell 3-2, losing the final match by forfeit to make the difference.

Rongos won the No. 1 singles match on a super 10 tie-break in the third set.

Col. City runners finish eighth, 13th at Marion

September 10, 2013

MARION — Columbia City’s girls cross country team came in eighth at the Marion Invitational Saturday, and the boys were 13th.

The Lady Eagle runners were led by Samantha Roush, who came in third overall in a race that featured 111 runners.

For Roush, it was a season-best time of 18:55. She was followed by teammate Brooke Werstler, who posted a season-best of 21:10 to come in 39th.

Shelby Allison was 61st, and Samina Qureshi 62nd for the Lady Eagles.
Natalia Johnson was 69th with a person-best time of 22:31.

Lady ’Cats play in invitational

September 10, 2013

NORTH MANCHESTER — Whitko’s girls soccer team competed in the Manchester Invitational Saturday, along with several other Three Rivers Conference girls soccer teams — Rochester, North Miami and Manchester.

The Lady Wildcats won in a shootout over the hosts, advancing to the championship game against Rochester — another game that ended in a tiebreaking shootout.

The Lady ’Cats fell 3-1 in the tiebreaker, giving the Lady Zebras the invite title.

Col. City linksters fair well at tourney

September 10, 2013

WEST LAFAYETTE — Columbia City High School golfer Tyler Green took home second place at Boys 15-19 Division Fall season-opener at the Kampen Golf Course of Purdue University.

Green shot 142 to tie winner Zach Gurtner, then fell in a playoff on the second hole.

Gurtner had two rounds of 71. Green had 75 in his first round, and then rolled to a sizzling 67 in the second round with two birdies and a par on the final three holes.

September 9th

Eagle homecoming Friday

September 9, 2013

Churubusco will be celebrating its homecoming this Friday against Eastside at 7 p.m.

The Eagles are currently 3-0 for the season and also 3-0 in conference play.

Pictured, Hayden Kilgore of Churubusco looks for running room during the game against Central Noble.

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