Archive - May 2014 - Sports Article
Whitkoâ€™s baseball team suffered a difficult loss to Three Rivers Conference foe Northfield Tuesday night, 11-2.
The Norsemen are 3-1 in the TRC and Whitko drops to 2-2.
Northfield took the lead early on, scoring four unanswered runs in the second inning.
Whitko scored one of its two runs in the top of the third, but the run was negated by another Northfield run in the bottom of the third frame.
After a scoreless fourth inning, Northfield tacked on another run in the bottom of the fifth to make the score 6-1.
The accolades continue for Whitley County pro golfer Bill Schumaker.
Schumaker, PGA pro and owner at Crooked Lake Golf Course, earned his 16th Indiana Player of the Year title recently, and qualified to play in the 2014 Senior PGA Championship at Harbor Shores Golf Course in Benton Harbor, Mich. Schumaker is the only pro from Indiana who earned a slot in the national competition, which runs from May 22 to 25 and includes the likes of Tom Watson and Fred Couples.
ck teams struggled against a strong field in the Northeast Hoosier Conference meet this week.
With the odds against them, Columbia Cityâ€™s boys placed seventh and the girls took eighth out of eight schools in the NHC.
The meet began Friday, but was postponed to Monday after thunderstorms hit New Haven.
Monday was also the night scheduled for the Columbia City High School Honors Convocation, which several track athletes were slated to receive awards.
Along with that distraction, some athletes were injured or unable to participate.
Whitkoâ€™s junior varsity softball team came out on top of a double-header against county-rival Columbia City, beating the Lady Eagles 13-3 and 15-5.
In the first game, held Saturday, the Lady Wildcats came out firing on all cylinders.
The offense was led by Tori Silveus, Emily Hughes, Tressa Keim and Jamie Tolson.
Silveus had three hits and four RBIs. Hughs had a home run and a double. Keim posted three hits, including a triple and a double.
Tolson added two hits.
Silveus also led the Lady Wildcats on the mound, striking out nine and earning the pitching win.