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April 21st, 2015
April is a busy month of prep sports in Whitley County. Pictured, Heath Atkins lands an attempt in the long jump where he finished fifth at the North Side Relays Saturday.
Columbia City‚Äôs girls softball team is on a roll, winning its last two games by the 10-run rule. The Lady Eagles topped Warsaw Saturday. Pictured, Columbia City‚Äôs Samantha Winebrenner beats out an infield hit in the third inning of the Eagles‚Äô 11-1 win over Warsaw.
The NBA Playoffs started this past Saturday. We are going to look at the results and give predictions on how the rest of the series goes. We will start in the Eastern Conference first.
Chicago Bulls 103
Milwaukee Bucks 91
The Bucks came out in the first half and played tough. The much stronger Bulls restored order in the second half behind the strong play of Jimmy Butler and Derrick Rose. This was the first playoff game Rose has played in since 2011 when he tore his ACL. He scored 23 points on an efficient 9-16 shooting from the field.
CHURUBUSCO ‚ÄĒ Churubusco‚Äôs boys‚Äô baseball team got quite the workout Saturday, going ten innings to beat Northeast Corner Conference foe Eastside 3-2 Saturday afternoon.
The Eagles pushed across a run in the bottom of the third to take a 1-0 lead. Eastside countered in the top of the fourth to knot the score at 1-1 after four innings.
CHURUBUSCO ‚ÄĒ Churubusco‚Äôs boys‚Äô track team almost doubled the nearest competitor‚Äôs score in taking their own ‚ÄėBusco Invitational title Saturday.
The Eagles scored 180.5 points, and won seven of 16 events. Jimtown was a distant second with 97.5 points.NECC foe Eastside was third with 86. Woodlan (80), Wabash (77), Manchester (66), Culver (16), Triton (15) and Fremont (4) rounded out the rest of the field.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Saturday, for the second time in as many games, the Columbia City‚Äôs Lady Eagle softball team dispatched a rival by the ten-run rule. After downing Whitko 15-2 on Friday, Columbia City beat the Warsaw Lady Tigers 11-1 in five innings in a game at the Morsches Park diamond.
Eagle pitcher Anna Weigold gave up a one-out single, but the Eagle catcher, Bella Krieg, erased that threat by cutting down the Tiger baserunner on her attempt to steal second. A ground-out to shortstop set the Tigers down in the first.
WARSAW ‚ÄĒ Spectators got their money‚Äôs worth Friday night as the Columbia City baseball team defeated Warsaw on its home field in extra innings, 8-4.
After a scoreless first inning for both teams, Warsaw hit well in the second and sent two runners in for scores.
The Eagles struggled to get anything going offensively through four innings before coming to life in the top of the fifth.
On just three hits, Columbia City drove in three runs to take the lead.
CHURUBUSCO ‚ÄĒ Churubusco‚Äôs Lady Eagle tennis team suffered a 5-0 loss to visiting Fremont on a Thursday match played on the Churubusco park courts.
At No. 1 singles, Camille Cseri fell to Fremont‚Äôs Kaileigh Folland in straight sets, 3-6, 5-7.
ROCHESTER ‚ÄĒ Whitko‚Äôs girls track team took a lopsided win at Rochester Thursday, 82-50.
The Lady Wildcats were led by several first-place finishes.
Elaine Warner had a stellar performance for Whitko, placing first in two events, second in another and helping a relay team to a win.
OSSIAN ‚ÄĒ Columbia City‚Äôs boys golf team traveled to Timber Ridge Golf Course Thursday to take on Norwell.
The Eagles came away with an impressive score and the win, 155-174, to remain undefeated on the season.
‚ÄúThis was a strong win on the road to open conference play,‚ÄĚ said Columbia City Head Coach Andrew Thompson. ‚ÄúI thought our guys handled the wet conditions well.‚ÄĚ