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April 22nd

TURTLETOWN CHAMPS: Lady Wildcats top host ’Busco

April 22, 2013

CHURUBUSCO — The “black division” team championship of Saturday’s Turtletown Classic girl’s track meet came down to the final two races.

When the smoke cleared, the Whitko Lady Wildcats topped host Churubusco by a narrow, 90-83, margin to claim the team title, while in the Gold Division for larger schools — the Columbia City Lady Eagle squad placed third behind Warsaw and Bellmont.

The Wildcats and Churubusco paced an 11-team black division that included teams from Woodlan, Fremont, Westview, Central Noble, Manchester, Canterbury, Culver, Garrett and Prairie Heights.

’Busco 10-runs Whitko

April 22, 2013

CHURUBUSCO — Unlike Saturday’s close battle at Churubusco’s track invitational — when Whitko topped the Lady Eagles by a close margin — ’Busco’s softball team beat the Lady ’Cats by a definitive 13-3 score.

Churubusco scored seven runs in the fourth inning to cut the game short, ending it by the 10-run rule in five frames.

The Lady Eagles tallied 13 hits to Whitko’s three, but the opening innings weren’t so lopsided.

Churubusco scored its first run in the bottom of the first inning, but Whitko retaliated with a run of its own in the top of the second to tie the score.

‘Busco throwers do well with state’s best

April 22, 2013

INDIANAPOLIS — Three Churubusco athletes were invited to Warren Central High School to compete with the best the state had to offer, and came away successful.

The Throwers Showcase was held at Warren Central High School, an event featuring the top 20 track athletes, male and female, in the shot put and discus.

Churubusco’s Austin McClure grabbed a Top-5 placing in both events.
He was fourth in the discus and third in the shot put.

His teammate, Gunner Barnhart, was seventh in the shot put.

For the girls, ‘Busco’s Katie Monk was fourth in discus.

April 19th

ISMS track competes against Edgewood

April 19, 2013

Indian Springs Middle School competed against Edgewood Monday.

Pictured, 8th graders Elizabeth Russell and Jayla Wigent compete in the low hurdles.

Both the 8th grade boys and girls won decisively while both the 7th-grade boys and girls fell to to the visiting team from Warsaw. The Eagle Stars compete in the Garrett Invitational tonight, weather permitting.

NHC NO MORE: Officials announce 2015 will be the last year for long-time conference

April 19, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — A decision was made Thursday that the 24-year-old Northeast Hoosier Conference will be disbanded in 2015.

After continued disparity in the enrollment gap between schools in the conference, NHC President Mark Misch, of Norwell, announced in a press release Thursday that all eight member schools agreed to withdraw from the NHC, effective July 1, 2015.

“Therefore, principals and athletic directors will be focusing on new future conference membership affiliations,” Misch said.

April 18th

Columbia City girls handed first loss

April 18, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — After an 11-0 start to the season, Columbia City’s girls track team split a three-way meet with Norwell and DeKalb Tuesday night.

The Lady Eagles picked up top honors at the Bishop Luers Invitational Saturday, and Head Coach Bob Fahl said the team was still suffering from the effects of the meet.

“I think some of the girls were still feeling the effects of the weather and stress from Luers,” Fahl said.

The Lady Eagles (53) fell to Norwell (61) but topped DeKalb (50).

Lady Eagles fall in eighth

April 18, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Not many coaches can find positives after an extra-inning loss, but Columbia City Head Girls Softball Coach Steve Cox is an exception.

“I love those games,” Cox said. “I don’t like losing, but I love those games.”

The Lady Eagles dropped a 2-0 game to Leo at Morsches Park.

It was a battle of the defenses, as the game held a 0-0 score through the beginning of the eight inning.

In the top of the eighth, with Leo at bat, one out and a runner on first base, the next batter hit a double to put base runners on second and third.

Defensive play lifts Whitko to win

April 18, 2013

PERU — A relay play made the difference in a tight baseball game Wednesday night.

Whitko beat Peru, 4-3 on the road.

The Wildcats held the lead going into the bottom of the seventh inning, but the Tigers had a runner on first with two outs.

Peru batter Nolan Brimbury hit a double to right field that could have tied the game.

But the Whitko defense came through. The team executed what Coach Erik Hisner called a “perfect” relay, with right fielder Hunter Sroufe getting the ball to shortstop Ethan Nicodemus.

Columbia City tennis tops Huntington

April 18, 2013

HUNTINGTON — Columbia City’s girls tennis team picked up its second win of the season Wednesday night at Huntington North.

The Lady Eagles won a close 3-2 match against the Lady Vikings to improve to 2-1.

Columbia City’s No. 1 singles player, Celine Rongos, led the Lady Eagles with a 6-2, 6-1 win over Huntington North’s No. 1, Kylie Fredrick.

Lauren Rivas took the win in No. 3 singles, topping Lady Viking Emily Eherenman in a three-set match. Rivas won the first set, 6-2, but fell by a 6-4 score in the second. Rivas came back in the third set to win 6-1.

Whitko netters fall to Rochester, 4-1

April 18, 2013

SOUTH WHITLEY — Whitko’s girls tennis team lost a Three Rivers conference match-up to Rochester Wednesday in just the squad’s second match of a rain-soaked season.

The Lady Zebras beat the Lady Wildcats, 4-1.

Abby Marshall and Laura Alfieri garnered the one Whitko win in doubles, winning by scores of 6-4, 6-3.

In number-one singles, Laura Hippensteel lost to Rochester’s Maddie Lewis, 0-6, 2-6.

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