Archive - May 2014 - Sports Article
Columbia City‚Äôs girls tennis team fell to Leo Wednesday night, 3-2.
The Lady Eagles‚Äô lone winners of the night were the two doubles teams.
No. 1 doubles, Sydney Ford and Macie Hinen defeated their opponents by a score of 6-1, 6-1.
In No. 2 doubles, Bayley Smith and Cassie Bosselman tied their Leo opponents after winning 6-2 then falling 6-2, but went into the tie breaker with clear heads and conquered the last set 7-5.
The singles players struggled with their positions against Leo.
No. 1 singles player Rachel Flauding fell to her opponent with a score of 6-0, 6-2.
Not many baseball players get the opportunity to play ball on a professional field.
However, Parkview Field has opened its doors to several high school teams this season, including Whitko.
The Wildcats took on Three Rivers Conference foe Manchester at Parkview Field Wednesday night, coming away with a 13-9 win.
‚ÄúIt was a fun experience,‚ÄĚ said Whitko Head Coach Erik Hisner. ‚ÄúThe guys have been looking forward to this since we got the news that we were going to be able to play there.‚ÄĚ
The Columbia City Lady Eagle softball team unleashed an offensive barrage on Northeast Hoosier Conference foe New Haven, pounding out 18 hits on their way to a resounding five‚Äďinning 15-4 win in the Wednesday evening contest at Morsches Park.
The visiting Lady Bulldogs got a base runner in the first inning on a dropped third strike, but then the Lady Eagles set the next three New Haven batters down in order.
Whitley County‚Äôs Eagle golf teams battled it out at Eel River Golf Course Wednesday night in the competitive county golf match.
While Whitko posted a competitive score of 179, Churubusco and Columbia City had standout performances, with the match coming down to four strokes.
Columbia City had its best score of the season, a 148, to edge Churubusco, which finished with 152 strokes.
Both teams finished the match with several players scoring less than 40.
Columbia City softball player Allie Vodde had a great performance against Northrop Friday, hitting a grand-slam home run. Vodde is batting .553 with seven home runs and 26 RBIs. ‚ÄúWe are having a rough season but her attitude and performance are stellar,‚ÄĚ said Head Coach Steve Cox. ‚ÄúShe is an exceptional softball player.‚ÄĚ
Whitko baseball team ‚ÄĒ The Wildcats won three games in three days, including a 10-run blow out over Southern Wells Saturday.
Columbia City‚Äôs baseball team beat the DeKalb Barons, 11-1, Tuesday evening at home to pick up its first Northeast Hoosier Conference victory.
The Eagles got on the board early, thanks to leadoff hitter Travis Herbst‚Äôs double to start the game.
He later scored on a passed-ball which gave the Eagles the lead, 1-0.
Herbst added a single and a walk later in the game, raising his average to .356 in the leadoff spot.
Columbia City‚Äôs girls tennis team picked up a strong Northeast Hoosier Conference win Tuesday night, topping DeKalb 4-1.
The Lady Eagles picked up wins in nearly every match, only falling to DeKalb‚Äôs strong No. 1 singles player, Kelsey Helmkamp.
Columbia City‚Äôs Rachel Flauding fell 6-0, 6-2 to Helmkamp.
Aubrey Wright played a long contest in No. 2 singles.
Churubusco‚Äôs junior varsity softball team beat county-rival Whitko in an exciting game Friday night.
The Lady Eagles took an 8-7 victory on their home field.
Whitko‚Äôs Tressa Keim hit a bases-clearing triple to give the Lady Wildcats the lead, but Churubusco wsan‚Äôt ready to give up yet.
The Lady Eagles battled back to earn the win. Whitko‚Äôs Avery Snavely pitched five innings for the Lady Wildcats, and Tori Silveus came in for the final two frames as Snavely‚Äôs relief.
Churubusco‚Äôs statistics were not available at presstime.
Saturday‚Äôs Wawasee Invitational, Columbia City‚Äôs boys golf team suffered a two-stroke loss to Carroll Monday night, 153-155.
The Eagles placed sixth in the Wawasee Invite behind Northwood, Culver Military, Northridge, Wawasee, Homestead and Plymouth, with a score of 343 on 18 holes.
The Eagles were led by Tyler Green and Spencer Klimek who both finished the day with 81 strokes.
Cameron Slavich scored an 88, followed by Trent Murphy with a 93 and Matt Benedict with a 98.