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COLUMBIA CITY â€” It was a banner day for the Columbia City boys golf team.
The Eagles beat Central Noble, 150-186, at Eagle Glen Golf Course Tuesday, coming together for an impressive team effort.
Columbia City was led by medalist Spencer Klimek, who shot a 34, good for two-under par. Teammate Tyler Green was right at par with a 36.
All told, the five Eagle varsity golfers outscored the top Cougar golfer, as Max Dryer and Matt Benedict both had scores of 40 and Cameron Slavich was at 43. The top Central Noble golfer shot 44.
HUNTERTOWN â€” For the third year in a row, the Columbia City baseball team is sectional runner-up.
This year, the Eagles came closer to hoisting the sectional trophy than they have in either of the two previous years.
Columbia City lost to Carroll 6-3 Tuesday night in the sectional championship game.
It was the second game of the day for the Eagles, who earned their way into the finals after defeating Snider earlier that day 6-0 in the semifinals.
â€śTo have a showing like we did in our sectional, you canâ€™t really ask for a whole lot more,â€ť said Columbia City Head Coach Zac Bireley.
DECATUR â€” Whitkoâ€™s baseball team saw its season come to an end in its sectional opener against Eastbrook Friday.
The Wildcats fell by a final score of 12-7.
Whitko dug a hole and could not get out of it. The Panthers jumped out to a 3-0 lead after the first inning and did not relinquish the advantage.
â€śTheir leadoff guy reached on an error,â€ť Whitko Head Baseball Coach Erik Hisner said of the first inning. â€śThat kind of set the tone for the game.â€ť
Columbia City netter Celine Rongos is headed to the Indiana State Finals in LaPorte next week after winning her No. 1 singles match in the semistate at Culver Academies Saturday.
Rongos topped Morgan Smith, of Bremen, by a 6-4, 6-3 score. Smith was undefeated until she met Rongos. Last year, Smith made a run in the individual state tournament.
â€śI am very pleased with how Celine played tonight,â€ť Columbia City Head Coach Kathleen Myers said.
â€śShe dug deep and came out with a win. Her hard work in the off-season is paying off.â€ť
FORT WAYNE â€” Sectional games for both Columbia Cityâ€™s and Churubuscoâ€™s baseball teams have been postponed.
Both Eagle teams were originally scheduled to play Monday, but were unable to get their games in due to rainy weather.
Columbia Cityâ€™s game has been rescheduled for today at 6:30 p.m. at Carroll High School.
As before, the Eagles will play Snider in the semifinals.
Churubuscoâ€™s sectional semifinal game against Adams Central has been rescheduled for today at 7:30 p.m. at Indiana Tech.
Columbia City's baseball team's sectional game that was scheduled to be played this afternoon has been delayed to tomorrow.
The Eagles will instead play Snider at Carroll High School at 6:30 p.m. tomorrow in the sectional semifinals.
FORT WAYNE â€” Churubuscoâ€™s Austin McClure was the regional champion Thursday night at Wayne High School.
McClure heaved the shot put 51 feet, 9 inches to garner the title and earn his ticket to the state track meet May 31 in Bloomington.
McClure is the lone Whitley County boys trackster to head to state â€” along with four girls â€” including fellow â€™Busco thrower Katie Monk.
Monk is advancing in the discus.
McClure also competed in the discus, placing 13th with a throw of 120 feet, 2 inches.
HUNTERTOWN â€” Even under the pressure of the win-or-go-home sectional playoffs, pitcher Jordan Bickle continued to do what heâ€™s been doing all season â€” striking out opposing batters and pitching a lot of innings.
Bickle helped the Columbia City Eagles baseball team defeat the DeKalb Barons 5-1 Thursday night at Carroll High School in the first round of sectional play.
Bickle, the tall, hard-throwing right-hander, fanned 10 Baron batters in a complete game, his fourth outing of the year with double-digit strikeouts.
Indian Springs Middle School held its boys track awards banquet last week.
Pictured left, first row, from left: Daniel Watts, Initiative Award and Heath Atkins, Positive Attitude Award. Row two: Khale Rider, Leadership and Tim Hearld, Effort. Row three: Jake Matteson, Flexibility and Trefor Gatchell Perseverance. Not pictured: Brad Johnson, Cooperation and Flexibility and Derek Diamente, Most Improved.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Whitkoâ€™s junior varsity baseball season is ending on a high note, with a win against Eastside and another broken school record.
The JV squad has broken the school record for number of wins in a single season. Mondayâ€™s 8-7 victory over Eastside was the teamâ€™s 17th win on the year.
After suffering a 3-2 deficit, Whitko battled back to score five runs in the fifth and sixth innings to take the 8-7 win.