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May 16th

Col. City wins county rivalry

May 16, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — It was the battle of the Lady Eagles at Morsches Park Wednesday night, as Columbia City’s softball team hosted Churubusco for a county-rivalry game.

Columbia City came out on top with a 6-1 win.

Allie Vodde knocked her second home run in two games for Columbia City.
The hosts picked up their first run in the second inning, and tacked on three more in the third.

Columbia City scored its final runs in the fourth frame to take a 6-0 lead.

Col. City netters fall short

May 16, 2013

WARSAW — While Wednesday night’s sectional opener at Warsaw didn’t go quite the way Columbia City’s tennis team wanted, several Lady Eagle netters are still alive in tournament play.

As a team, Columbia City fell in a heart-breaking, 3-2, match against the Lady Tigers.

“They just fell short,” Lady Eagle Head Tennis Coach Kathleen Myers said.

Columbia City picked up wins in No. 1 singles and doubles, but dropped the other matches in the 3-2 score.

The bad news — Columbia City’s season is over. The good news — No. 1 singles and doubles netters are advancing to regionals.

May 15th

Wayne moves past ‘Busco

May 15, 2013

CHURUBUSCO — With sectionals looming, Churubusco’s girls tennis team fell to Fort Wayne Wayne Monday.

The Lady Eagles dropped the match to the Lady Generals, 5-0 on the varsity side and took two of five junior varsity match-ups.

In the three singles matches, Cheyenne Connor, Audrey Gierscher and Kayleen Mitchell were each swept in straight sets.

At the varsity doubles, the Lady Eagle pair of Madi Cook and Camille Cseri fell in straight sets, as did Churubusco’s No. 2 doubles squad of Nikki Esslinger and Maggie Kitt.

Col. City tennis wins

May 15, 2013

ALBION — Columbia City’s tennis team won its final regular-season match, topping Central Noble Monday night, 4-1.

The Lady Eagles picked up wins in all matches except No. 2 singles, where Kennedy Slavicek fell in a long match.

After dropping the first set 6-0, Slavicek came back to win the second 6-4. She fell in the deciding set by a 6-2 score.

In No. 3 singles, Adriana Brown won in straight sets.

Celine Rongos won No. 1 singles by a 6-1, 6-1 score.

Lady Eagles fall

May 15, 2013

ANGOLA — Churubusco’s softball team dropped a 17-6 contest at Angola Tuesday night.

Despite the loss, the Lady Eagles had several strong offensive performances.

Kasey Gibson batted 3-for-4 with two RBIs, a run and four stolen bases.
Kellary Crabil batted 2-for-3 with an RBI and a run.

The Lady Eagles had a 2-1 advantage going into the fourth inning, but Angola tore the game open, tallying 13 total runs in the fourth and fifth frames for the win.

Angola had 16 hits while Churubusco recorded nine.

Eagles drop NECC contest

May 15, 2013

ANGOLA — Churubusco’s baseball team was shut out on the road against Angola Tuesday.

The Hornets defeated the Eagles by a final score of 5-0. Churubusco ran into a hot pitcher in the NECC contest, as Angola’s starter tossed a three-hitter.

Leading ‘Busco at the plate was Logan Harris, who smacked two of the team’s three hits. Jordan Howell got the other one.

Eagles knocked out by Knights

May 15, 2013

OSSIAN — An NCAA Division I-bound starting pitcher awaited Columbia City’s baseball team after a long bus ride to Ossian Tuesday night.

The Eagles were able to hang around for the first three innings with Norwell’s Josh VanMeter on the mound, but the Knights’ bats eventually came to life, and the Eagles lost 13-5.

Columbia City finishes its Northeast Hoosier Conference schedule with a record of 5-2. The Eagles’ only other NHC loss came against Carroll last week by a score of 7-6.

Columbia City is now 10-8 overall.

Lady Eagles advance three to regional

May 15, 2013

FORT WAYNE — Churubusco Head Track Coach Zack Dock described Tuesday evening’s Northrop IHSAA Girl’s Track and Field Sectional as “a very good night.”

The Lady Eagles used strong performances in the field events to send three athletes in four events on to next Tuesday’s Northrop Regional competition.

The Lady Eagles placed ninth as a team with only two points separating them from seventh place.

Eagle junior Katie Monk qualified in both of the throwing events.

Col. City garners second at sectional

May 15, 2013

NEW HAVEN — “Elated is an understatement to describe my feelings after the meet.”

Needless to say, Columbia City Head Coach Bob Fahl was pleased with his team’s performance at the New Haven sectional girls track meet Tuesday.

“Everyone we anticipated to qualify for the regional made it,” Fahl said. “There were no disappointments.”

The Lady Eagles placed second as a team, only topped by Bellmont, 156-106, in a field of 11 teams. Whitko’s girls also competed, placing seventh overall.

May 14th

Baseball sectionals unveiled

May 14, 2013

Sectional pairings for baseball have been released by the Indiana High School Athletic Association.

Columbia City will play in the seven-team Class 4A Sectional 5 to be held at Carroll. The Eagle's first-round opponent will be DeKalb.

This contest will be a rematch of the April 30 game at DeKalb that Columbia City won 7-4. Columbia City also ended DeKalb's sectional run last year in the second round at DeKalb.

If the Eagles move on, they will play the winner of the Snider-East Noble first round game.

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