Archive - May 2014 - Sports Article
A fast Indiana Wesleyan University track was the new sight for the IHSAA Regional competition for all three Whitley County boysâ€™ track teams.
Qualifiers from last weekâ€™s sectional competition were seeking a top three finish to qualify for the State Finals in Bloomington June 7.
The three schools had several performances that came close, but only the 1,600-meter relay team from Churubusco will make the trip to Bloomington by way of a second-place finish.
Columbia Cityâ€™s boys golf team finished its final match at Eagle Glen Golf Course in prime fashion Thursday night, scoring a 148 and easily beating Wawasee by 20 strokes.
â€śThis was a great way for us to go out at home,â€ť Columbia City Head Coach Andrew Thompson said.
The Eagles posted a 5-0 record at Eagle Glen.
â€śWe really used our home course to our advantage,â€ť Thompson said.
The Eagles posted one of their best scores of the season, topped only by their performance at Leo when they carded a 147.
Whitkoâ€™s baseball team picked up a win in its final regular season game of the season Monday.
The Wildcats downed Bethany Christian 13-6 to make their record 19-9 going into sectional action Friday.
Whitko jumped out to a 6-0 lead in the first inning. Bethany Christian didnâ€™t get on the scoreboard until the second, scoring one run.
The opponents took an 8-6 lead after scoring six runs in the third frame and another in the fourth.
Whitko rallied to score seven runs between the fifth and sixth innings to take a 13-8 advantage.
Due to rainy conditions Wednesday night in Ossian, the Wednesday night sectional softball game between Heritage and Norwell was postponed to Thursday night, when Columbia City was slated to play.
Columbia Cityâ€™s game against Mississinewa at sectional host Norwell was postponed to Friday at 5:30 p.m. The title game will be played Saturday at 11 a.m.
The Lady Eagles won the opening round of sectionals Monday, topping Bellmont.
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Columbia Cityâ€™s dynamic tennis duo kept their season alive Wednesday night after picking up the regional title at Culver Military Academy.
Though the rest of the Lady Eagles are out of the tournament, the doubles team of Sydney Ford and Macie Hinen advanced from the Warsaw Sectional to compete at Culver this week against the regionâ€™s top competitors.
Churubuscoâ€™s field star Katie Monk set a girls regional record at Fort Wayne Northrop Tuesday, tossing the discus 151 feet, 2 inches, beating the previous record (145-1) by six feet.
With a trip to the IHSAA State Finals Track Meet at stake, female athletes from all three Whitley County High Schools competed in the Northrop Regional.
Churubusco led the Whitley County contingent, qualifying individuals in three different events, with Columbia City qualifying a relay team for State Finals.
Columbia Cityâ€™s Lady Eagle Softball team opened IHSAA Sectional play with a Monday afternoon game against a Bellmont squad that had beaten them late in the season by a 7-5 score.
In a game that saw more offense than defense from each team, the Eagles pushed across a run in the bottom of the seventh to break a 7-7 deadlock and advance to the Sectional semifinals on Thursday with an 8-7 win over the Squaws.
As has been the theme of late with the Lady Eagles, they fell behind early.
The holiday weekend proved to be busy and challenging for CCHSâ€™ baseball team, dropping a trio of games to Fort Wayne Northrop and Dwenger.
The squad started the stretch Friday night with a home loss, 7-3, against Fort Wayne Northrop. This game also was a chance to formally recognize the nine seniors, with many of them playing together since they all began in Little League.