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May 7th, 2014
Columbia Cityâ€™s 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 DeKalbâ€™s strong No. 1 singles player, Kelsey Helmkamp.
Columbia Cityâ€™s Rachel Flauding fell 6-0, 6-2 to Helmkamp.
Aubrey Wright played a long contest in No. 2 singles.
Churubuscoâ€™s 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.
Whitkoâ€™s Tressa Keim hit a bases-clearing triple to give the Lady Wildcats the lead, but Churubusco wsanâ€™t ready to give up yet.
The Lady Eagles battled back to earn the win. Whitkoâ€™s Avery Snavely pitched five innings for the Lady Wildcats, and Tori Silveus came in for the final two frames as Snavelyâ€™s relief.
Churubuscoâ€™s statistics were not available at presstime.
Saturdayâ€™s Wawasee Invitational, Columbia Cityâ€™s 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.
The Churubusco Lady Eagle softball team was defeated by Garrett Monday, 14-7.
After Garrett in the top of the first inning, â€™Busco held the Lady Railroaders until the third inning.
Garrett hit a home run in the top of the third, scoring two runs, but the bottom of the third proved to be rewarding for the Eagles.
Taylor Ewing had a base hit, then Elaine Horn bunted and reached base safely, allowing Ewing to advance to second base.
Columbia Cityâ€™s girls tennis team topped Northeast Hoosier Conference foe Norwell Monday night in a close, 3-2, competition.
The Lady Eagles picked up wins in No. 2 singles and both doubles matches.
In No. 2 singles, Aubrey Wright battled through a long match.
After winning 6-4 in the first set, Wright fell 6-4 in the second. In the long, 7-6 (9-7) final set, Wright came out on top for the win.
After a pair of wins in a double-header against Southern Wells Saturday, Whitkoâ€™s baseball team took the field again Monday night to beat Tippecanoe Valley, 2-0.
The Wildcats came out on top of the low-scoring competition with runs in the second and sixth innings.
In the second frame, Austin Sturgess scored off a single by Avery Robbins.
Robbins finished the game batting 2-for-3 with an RBI.
In the sixth frame, Garrett Smiley batted in teammate Ethan Nicodemus.
Columbia Cityâ€™s baseball team split its doubleheader at home against Northfield Saturday, falling 6-1 and winning 8-5.
The Eagles fell to the Norsemen 6-1 in the first game of the double header. Columbia City struggled offensively against Norsemen pitcher Shane Vigar.
He had the Eagles guessing all day, with his ability to throw a curveball for a strike anytime in the count. Vigar struck out five Eagle batters while giving up one run on just three hits.
The 2014 version of the John Reed Relays opened on a chilly, windy, overcast day filled with doubts for the Columbia City boys and girls track teams. With late injuries and SAT tests thinning their ranks, the Eagles were forced to juggle line-ups for the relays Saturday.
Both teams met with varying degrees of success, as the girls took fourth out of 11 teams, while the boys placed seventh. Host East Noble won the girlsâ€™ event, while Lakeland claimed the boysâ€™ title.
Churubuscoâ€™s girls tennis team picked up its first win of the season Thursday at Northrop, 4-1.
â€śWe are very excited,â€ť said Churubusco Head Coach Natalie Pugh.
The Lady Eagles worked hard in the win, with three matches going to three sets.
In No. 1 singles, Audrey Giercher won the first set 7-5, then fell in the second set 6-0. She came back to win a long third set, 7-6 (7-5).
The No. 2 doubles team of Maggie Kitt and Nikki Esslinger won in a similar match.