Archive - 2013 - Sports Article
FORT WAYNE â€” Nearly 20 Whitley County girls athletes are headed to the Northrop Regional track meet Tuesday.
Though all have different goals and aspirations for the rest of the season, one thing is certain â€” all are happy to stay in the mix for another week.
For Columbia City junior Samantha Roush, its a state finals bid sheâ€™s looking for. For Whitko senior Josie Sparks, itâ€™s a school record.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” â€śWhat we are seeing here is the byproduct of four years of hard work.â€ť
Whitko Head Baseball Coach Erik Hisner didnâ€™t expect to have an undefeated pitcher this far into the season â€” but he does.
Wyatt Wolf, senior, is 5-0 on the season, including throwing a no-hitter earlier this year.
â€śItâ€™s not something we emphasize with our pitchers,â€ť Hisner said. â€śWe emphasize controlling the controllable. Sometimes you have no control over your win-loss record. What we do have control over is our attitude, effort and competitiveness.â€ť
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Whitkoâ€™s softball team fell in two Three Rivers Conference games earlier this week.
The Lady Wildcats lost to North Miami Monday. The host-Lady Warriors beat the Lady Wildcats by a final score of 10-0.
The Lady Wildcats dropped their senior night contest Wednesday to Rochester, 14-0.
NORTH MANCHESTER â€” Whitkoâ€™s boys golf team took second in a three-way meet at Sycamore Golf Club.
The Wildcats shot 164. Tippecanoe Valley scored 164 as well, and the tie was broken by the score of the fifth golfer. Manchester came in third with a total of 186.
ALBION â€” Churubuscoâ€™s softball team captured a conference win Thursday.
The Lady Eagles beat NECC-rival Central Noble, getting the final run in the seventh inning to get the 4-3 victory.
Both teams got one run in the first inning. The next score did not come all the way until the top of the fifth, when the Lady Eagles put two more on the board to make it 3-1.
WARSAW â€” For most of the team, Whitkoâ€™s girls tennis season came to an end Thursday night, as the Lady Eagles dropped a close 3-2 contest to Wawasee in the opening round of sectionals.
But itâ€™s not all over yet.
The No. 1 doubles pair of Laura Alfieri and Abby Marshall won their match over Wawasee, qualifying to move on to the regional with Columbia Cityâ€™s Celine Rongos in singles, and the doubles pair of Sydney Ford and Macie Hinen.
Alfieri and Marshall took a 6-2, 6-0 advantage over Lady Warriors Jada Antonides and Sam Prins.
FORT WAYNE â€” Girls tracksters had their shot at qualifying for the regional Tuesday, and the boys took their turn at Thursdayâ€™s sectionals.
Churubuscoâ€™s athletes competed at North Side, while Whitko and Columbia City headed back to Wayne for the second year in a row.
Two tracksters had standout performances â€” Whitkoâ€™s Connor Stouder and Churubuscoâ€™s Austin McClure.
McClure took first place in both of his throwing events.
He won the discus with a heave of 152 feet, 2 inches â€” 10 feet more than his closest opponent.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Whitkoâ€™s junior varsity baseball team split a pair of games this week with area rivals.
Whitko fell to TRC-foe Wabash Monday, 7-5, but came back to beat Peru, 13-1 Tuesday.
Brady Weeks started his first career game for the Wildcats against Wabash. He gave up four earned runs and pitched all six innings.
SOUTH WHITLEYâ€” Whitkoâ€™s junior varsity softball team capped its season with two big wins earlier this week.
The first was a tight 11-10 win over Heritage Saturday that ended with a seventh inning walkoff hit.
Adrianna Holst of Whitko singled to start the bottom of the seventh against Heritage.
AUBURN â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s golf team fell in a tight Northeast Hoosier Conference match Tuesday at Bridgewater West.
The Eagles fell by four strokes, 165-169 to DeKalb.
The Baronsâ€™ top linkster, Spencer Shoemaker, paced the match by scoring a 36, one over par.
Columbia Cityâ€™s Tyler Green scored a 39, and Spencer Klimek finished with a 40.