Archive - 2013 - Sports Article
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Area sports teams are preparing for conference and sectional play in the upcoming weeks.
While many seasons have felt to have been cut short due to a late start from poor weather conditions in March and April, there have been few cancellations in the last two weeks ‚ÄĒ readying teams for post-season action.
Tracksters are the first to begin sectional action, as the girls squads compete tonight and boys are scheduled to run Thursday, weather permitting.
Columbia City‚Äôs and Whitko‚Äôs girls go to New Haven, and Churubusco is competing in the Northrop sectional.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Indian Springs Middle School‚Äôs girls golf team won its own invitational May 3.
The Lady Eagles scored a 232, 11 strokes ahead of the second-place team, Wawasee. Indian Springs was led by Sydney VanMeter, who was the medalist out of 59 other linksters.
VanMeter scored a 46, her personal best score. Lincoln placed third with 259 strokes, and Whitko came in fourth with a score of 262.
DENVER ‚ÄĒ Whitko‚Äôs baseball squad traveled to Three Rivers Conference foe North Miami, topping the Warriors by an 8-2 score.
Wyatt Wolf improved to 6-0 on the season, pitching five innings with eight strike outs. He had one earned run, five hits and five walks. Weigold closed out the last inning with one strike out.
Tanner Gaff led the Wildcats with 1-for-3 batting, scoring a run, earning an RBI and tallying two stolen bases. Wolf was also 1-for-3 and scored a run.
FORT WAYNE ‚ÄĒ Columbia City‚Äôs freshmen and sophomores on the boys track team competed in the Concordia Relays Saturday.
The distance medley team of Braden Lecklider, Joseph Lude, Davie Fulk and Andrew McFarland placed second. The 1,600-meter relay squad of Lude, Ryan Mosher, T.J. Yagel and Kaleb Greenwood came in fifth.
Michael Simmons also took fifth in the shot put. the 800-meter relay team of Greenwood, Lecklider, Michael Wyrick and Kohltin Green came in sixth.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Columbia City‚Äôs girls softball team took a 10-run win over a Northeast Hoosier Conference opponent Monday at Morsches Park.
The Lady Eagles posted a seven-run fifth inning to take the 15-5 win over Norwell.
‚ÄúWe needed a game like that,‚ÄĚ Columbia City Head Coach Steve Cox said. ‚ÄúIt was fun.‚ÄĚ
The Lady Eagles had an 8-5 advantage going into the bottom of the fifth inning.
SOUTH WHITLEY ‚ÄĒ Saturday dawned cold and damp, and the Whitko softball team had trouble warming up against the visiting Heritage Lady Patriots.
After working out of a first inning jam, the Lady Wildcats gave up seven runs in the top of the third inning. Despite a late-game effort the Lady Wildcats fell in a non-conference matchup by an 11-2 score.
With two outs in the top of the first inning, the Lady Patriots strung together two singles and a walk to load the bases against the home standing Lady Wildcats.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Columbia City‚Äôs girls tennis team split two matches this weekend, beating Peru and falling to Mishawaka Marion.
The Lady Eagles took a strong 4-1 advantage over Peru, dropping their only loss in the No. 2 singles match.
Celine Rongos won the No. 1 singles match in straight sets. In No. 3 singles, Adriana Brown took a 6-1, 6-1 victory.
The No. 1 doubles pair of Macie Hinen and Sydney Ford took a 6-0, 6-2 win. Alaina Beckner and Breanna Hicks won the No. 2 doubles match by a 6-4, 6-2 score.
SOUTH WHITLEY ‚ÄĒ Whitko‚Äôs junior varsity baseball squad took both ends of a double-header Saturday, defeating John Adams 9-4 in game one and 10-0 in game two.
In the opener, pitcher Reed Brace earned the win with four innings of relief.
Brace didn‚Äôt give up an earned run, while striking out three.
Riley Anderson went 2-for-4 from the plate with a double and an RBI, and Brady Weeks added a double and two RBIs.
The Wildcats posted strong third and fifth innings, scoring three runs apiece, to take a strong lead going into the final innings, when John Adams went on a run of its own.
LEO-CEDARVILLE ¬≠‚ÄĒ After Saturday‚Äôs invitational, Columbia City freshman Tyler Green is the Eagles‚Äô third linkster to join the medalist list at the Leo Invite.
Green joins Mike Schumaker (1997-99) and Tyler Gay (2003-04) by taking top honors in the 16-year-old event.
Green‚Äôs 73 was the top score at Cedar Creek ‚ÄĒ a par 71 course ‚ÄĒ and the Eagles came in fourth as a team.
GARRETT ‚ÄĒ Columbia City‚Äôs baseball team outscored Garrett 18-7 combined in a double-header Saturday. Yet, the Eagles yet took a game and gave up the other to the Railroaders.
The morning game was the Ryan Kerschner show, both at the plate and on the mound. Columbia City won decisively 12-0 as Kerschner threw a two-hit shutout from the mound and hit his fourth home run of the season.
He struck out seven Railroaders and gave up one walk and one hit-by-pitch.