Archive - 2013 - Sports Article
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Columbia City‚Äôs tennis team swept a Northeast Hoosier Conference foe Thursday, defeating New Haven 5-0.
The Lady Eagles took the win on a special fundraising night. Columbia City‚Äôs girls tennis team, led by Head Coach Kathleen Myers, raised money for Isaac Rentschler, a second grader who was recently diagnosed with cancer.
Isaac, a student of Myers‚Äô, is currently undergoing treatment for a form of eye cancer.
The Lady Eagles honored Isaac in prime fashion, with Celine Rongos and Adriana Brown taking sweeping 6-0, 6-0 wins in No. 1 and No. 3 singles.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Columbia City‚Äôs golf team won its second match in two days Thursday night, topping Leo by a 159-171 score.
Freshmen Eagles Tyler Green and Spencer Klimek were co-medalists, scoring 37 apiece.
Green shot a birdie on Eagle Glen‚Äôs No. 2 hole, a par 3. Klimek didn‚Äôt have more than five strokes through the entire front nine, including a three on hole No. 7.
Columbia City‚Äôs Cameron Slavich outdid Klimek on hole 7, scoring a two to help him to a total of 44.
MANCHESTER ‚ÄĒ Whitko‚Äôs boys golf team picked up a conference win against Rochester Wednesday.
The Wildcats beat visiting Rochester 167-181 at Sycamore Golf Club.
Leading the way for Whitko was Danny Zawlocki, who shot 40 to earn medalist honors. Colton LeTourneau was next for Whitko at 42. Cole Bechtold carded 43 and Will Peters shot 44. Jacob Silveus scored 47 and Matt Hathaway shot 52.
All told, the top four Whitko golfers beat or tied the top Rochester golfer.
Whitko will next be at the Northfield Invitational Saturday in Wabash.
MENTONE ‚ÄĒ Whitko‚Äôs softball team lost a shootout to TRC-rival Tippecanoe Valley Tuesday.
The Lady Wildcats fell to the Lady Vikings by a score of 15-14.
It was the first conference game of the year for the Lady Wildcats.
Whitko soared at the plate, crushing 20 hits in the contest. Tiffany Ousley was 3-for-5, including a two-run homer in the sixth inning that broke a 10-10 tie.
Christa Baughman was 2-of-5 with a double and five RBIs.
Hannah Himes was 2-for-4 with a double and three runs scored.
MANCHESTER ‚ÄĒ Whitko‚Äôs baseball team won an 11-0 shut out Wednesday night to Three Rivers Conference foe Manchester.
The ‚ÄôCats tacked on nine runs in the sixth and seventh innings to take the lopsided win.
Alex Stoddard pitched all seven frames for Whitko, throwing a one-hit shut out, as Manchester managed one hit. Stoddard struck out five and walked four. He also batted 4-for-5 with two runs and two RBIs.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Columbia City‚Äôs baseball team ran into a meat grinder Wednesday. The Eagles were defeated 17-1 at home by Leo in five innings.
The Lions got to the Columbia City pitchers for 13 hits and seven walks. The Eagles didn‚Äôt help themselves out by committing five errors on defense.
Columbia City didn‚Äôt do much on offense, either. The Eagles managed three hits and three walks.
LEO ‚ÄĒ Columbia City‚Äôs girls tennis team got a big win against Leo Wednesday.
It was a 4-1 win for the Lady Eagles over the Lady Lions. Celine Rongos of Columbia City defeated Jen Timbrook of Leo, 6-2, 6-1 in number-one singles.
In number-three singles, Adriana Brown of Columbia City beat Lea Hughbanks 6-4 and 2-1 before Hughbanks retired.
CHURUBUSCO ‚ÄĒ No one gave up.
Churubusco‚Äôs softball team found itself behind more than once in Wednesday‚Äôs loss to Adams Central, but several times the Lady Eagles clawed back to make the game close again.
The Lady Flyin‚Äô Jets defeated ‚ÄėBusco by a football-like score of 16-13, and just like the gridiron, there were offensive flurries from both sides and power on display.
Offensively, the game was tight in the early going. A first inning solo shot and home run blast in the fifth helped Adams Central open up a 5-1 lead. But ‚ÄėBusco responded.
BLUFFTON ‚ÄĒ After having to postpone the match twice due to rain, Columbia City‚Äôs golf team was finally able to travel to play conference foe Norwell at Timber Ridge Golf Course.
The Eagles came out victorious winning 178-189.
‚ÄúIn the end, we are happy to get a win in these tough conditions here,‚ÄĚ Columbia City Head Coach Andrew Thompson said. ‚ÄúI‚Äôm proud of these guys for getting through.‚ÄĚ
The Eagles were led by freshman Tyler Green who fired a 40 for the night. Green was one stroke behind the match medalist, Ked Milholland, who shot a 39.
CHURUBUSCO ‚ÄĒ Churubusco‚Äôs baseball team played host to Northeast Corner Conference opponent Fremont in a battle of Eagles.
In a game that saw good pitching from both teams, the deciding factor was host Churubusco‚Äôs inability to string together hits with runners in scoring position throughout the contest.
The Churubusco Eagles stranded eight base runners and fell by a 6-3 score to the visiting Fremont Eagles.