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INDIANAPOLIS â€” Softball sectional brackets were released Thursday morning by the Indiana High School Athletic Association.
Teams from each of the three Whitley County high schools will be traveling to various parts of Northeast Indiana for the first round of sectional play.
In Class 4A, Columbia City will compete in Sectional 5 at DeKalb. The Lady Eaglesâ€™ first-round opponent will be Carroll. Their game will be Monday, May 20 at 6 p.m.
Columbia City lost earlier this season on Carroll 7-0.
The winner will play East Noble, which has a first-round bye.
NORTH MANCHESTER â€” Whitkoâ€™s boys golf team took second in a three-way meet at Sycamore Thursday.
The Wildcats shot 172 as a team. Wabash scored 164 to win the meet. Lakeland Christian Academy had a score of 184.
Daniel Zawlocki led the Whitko boys with a score of 40. That put him three strokes behind Wabashâ€™s Jordan Blair, who had the meetâ€™s top score at 37.
Following Zawlocki, Cole Bechtold got 42 for the Wildcats. Will Peters shot 43, Colton LeTourneau turned in a 47 and Cole Findley finished off the Whitko scoring with a 61.
CHURUBUSCO â€” On a senior night punctuated by raindrops and emotional tributes to five senior ball players, the Churubusco Lady Eagle softball team weathered a rocky start and dug themselves out of a 3-0 hole, going on to post a 12-4 Northeast Corner Conference win over visiting Westview on Thursday night.
CHURUBUSCO â€” A wild fifth inning doomed the Churubusco baseball team Thursday.
The visiting Westview Warriors blew open a close ballgame, scoring seven runs in the top of the fifth inning to hand the host Churubusco Eagles a 12-3 loss in a Northeast Corner Conference baseball game Thursday evening.
The host Eagles took a 1-0 lead after the first inning. Centerfielder Brent Simmons reached on a two-out single and scored on a double by first baseman Jay Petrie.
WABASH â€” Josie Sparks had three top-four individual finishes to lead the Whitko girls track team to a third-place finish at the Three Rivers Conference Track and Field Meet Thursday.
The Lady Wildcats scored 103.5 points. Rochester won with a score of 121.5 and Tippecanoe Valley was second with 115.
Sparks was second in the 200-meter and 400-meter dashes and fourth in the 100-meter dash. She also anchored the third-place 1,600-meter relay team, which consisted of fellow Lady Wildcat runners Taylor Zwick, Miranda Terrill and Holly Frantz.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” At the bottom of the seventh, the tying run was on base.
Thatâ€™s how close Columbia Cityâ€™s baseball team came to beating Carroll Thursday night and securing at least a share of the Northeast Hoosier Conference title.
The Eagles lost the one-run contest, 7-6, at home. They took their first in-conference loss, as they fell to 5-1 in the NHC and 9-5 overall.
A light drizzle fell throughout the game, making for less than ideal playing conditions.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s golf team dropped to a whole new low Thursday night â€” and not the bad kind.
The Eagles were determined to even out their Northeast Hoosier Conference record, topping New Haven by an impressive 148-200 score â€” the lowest score Columbia City has posted this season â€” and in the last 10 years.
â€śThat kind of score will get you anywhere,â€ť Columbia City Head Coach Andrew Thompson said, alluding that a 148 could advance nearly any team to the state finals. â€śI think some people will see this score and start to notice us.
â€śThatâ€™s just tremendous golf.â€ť
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s girls track team hosted, and fell, to Huntington North Thursday night.
The Lady Eagles dropped the meet 89-43, but Columbia City Head Coach Bob Fahl said there were several high-points on the night.
Carlee Hearld jumped a personal record, 5 feet, 6 inches, then went for the school record.
The current record, set by Indiana University graduate Ashley Rhoades approximately five years ago, is 5 feet, 7 inches.
Hearld attempted a leap of 5-7.5, but wasnâ€™t able to clear the bar.
Several other tracksters had personal records Thursday.
WABASH â€” Whitkoâ€™s boys track team left the Three Rivers Conference meet as champions for the sixth year in a row Thursday night at Southwood.
The Wildcats edged second-place Rochester by five points, 117-112, to take home the title.
Whitko was led by a stellar performance from Connor Stouder, who tallied 30 points with three first-place finishes.
Stouder won the 100-, 200- and 400-meter dashes. He was also the last leg of the winning 1,600-meter relay team. Also on the 1,600 relay was Brady Herendeen Tyler Sherwin and Kuyler Bailey.
The IHSAA announced the sectional brackets for softball this morning.
Columbia City drew Carroll for their fist game in the Class 4A Sectional 5 at DeKalb.
Whitko will play Bellmont in the first round of Class 3A Sectional 23 at Norwell.
Churubusco has been paired up with Bishop Luers in the Class 2A Sectional 36 at Eastside.