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April 15th, 2015
FORT WAYNE ‚ÄĒ In a game that was essentially over after two innings, the Whitko Lady Wildcats traveled to Fort Wayne South Side Tuesday evening, pummeling the Lady Archers 20-0.
While holding the Lady Archers scoreless, Whitko put up six runs in the first inning and eight in the second to take a 14-0 lead after two innings.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Winning games in dramatic fashion is becoming a habit for the Columbia City Lady Eagle softball team.
After winning the season opener against Marion in its final at-bat, Columbia City used two home runs in the bottom of the seventh ‚ÄĒ including a two-run walk-off shot ‚ÄĒ to down Wawasee 6-4 Tuesday night at Morsches Park.
The Lady Eagles faced a very good fielding Wawasee Lady Warrior team lead by pitcher Meghan Fretz. Fretz picked up 10 strike-outs in the game, including the first four Lady Eagles that she faced.
CHURUBUSCO ‚ÄĒ Despite eight errors by the Carroll Charger defense, Churubusco‚Äôs varsity baseball team gave up its early lead and lost at home in extra innings Monday night, 10-7.
The first score of the game came from the Eagles off an RBI single by Drew Buffenbarger that sent Brandon Jencks home.
‚ÄôBusco scored once more in the second and once in the third before a three-inning drought.
ARGOS ‚ÄĒ The Whitko Wildcat baseball team traveled to Argos Saturday and took a pair of lopsided wins against the Dragons. The Wildcats took game one 16-6 in six innings, and game two 15-1 in five innings.
In game one the Wildcats put runs on the board in every inning, taking an 8-1 lead after the fourth inning.
The Wildcats tacked on two more runs in the top of the fifth, and withstood a Dragon rally that saw the hosts push across five runs in the bottom of the fifth to close to within four at 10-6.
CHURUBUSCO ‚ÄĒ Churubusco‚Äôs baseball team had to play from behind Saturday afternoon against Fort Wayne Canterbury. The early deficit was too much for ‚ÄôBusco to overcome, and the Cavaliers left with a 4-3 victory.
‚ÄúThe kids stayed in it and worked their way back, we just ran out of innings,‚ÄĚ said Eagles Head Coach Mark Grove. ‚ÄúWe‚Äôve got to stop digging ourselves holes early in games.‚ÄĚ
Eagle errors gave Canterbury an early lead. ‚ÄėBusco had two miscues in the first inning and the Cavaliers capitalized. Canterbury pushed three runs across the plate before the Eagles had a turn at bat.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Columbia City‚Äôs baseball team squared off against Central Noble‚Äôs Cougars in a seesaw battle that was the season-opener for the Eagles. Columbia City pushed across four runs in the bottom of the sixth to take a 9-8 win over the Cougars on Saturday at Max Gandy Athletic Field.
CHURUBUSCO ‚ÄĒ Despite a driving rainstorm in the middle of the meet, both the Churubusco boys and the Columbia City girls persevered and took home Whitley County track meet titles.
The Churubusco boys racked up an impressive 87 points, outdistancing Whitko‚Äôs 47 points and third-place Columbia City‚Äôs 33 points.
The Columbia City girls took the title in a much closer contest, amassing 68 points to overtake Whitko, who had 64 and Churubusco, who came in third with 35 points.
HUNTINGTON ‚ÄĒ The Whitko Lady Wildcats pushed across a run in the top of the seventh to eke out a 4-3 win over the home-standing Lady Vikings of Huntington North Wednesday afternoon.
In a tightly-played contest, the Wildcats scored first, taking a 2-0 lead in the top of the second inning.
In the bottom half of the second, the host Lady Vikings pushed across two runs of their own to knot the score at 2-2.
Whitko senior April Bishop signed her letter of intent to attend Grace College to play golf. Pictured, front row, from left are: Vic Bishop, father; April Bishop; and Jacki Bishop, mother. Back: Bryan Sprunger, Whitko golf coach; Casey Stouffer, Whitko athletic director; and Denny Duncan, Grace golf coach.
CHURUBUSCO ‚ÄĒ Churubusco boys‚Äô basketball Head Coach Michael McBride was named as an Indiana Basketball Coaches Association/Subway Coach of the Year for District One.
McBride guided the Eagles to a record-setting 22-4 record this past season. Under McBride‚Äôs guidance the Eagles also gained their first Northeast Corner Conference Tournament title. The Eagles also claimed the NECC regular season title.
This year‚Äôs Churubusco squad made the largest turn-around of any team in the state of Indiana.
Churubusco also advanced to the IHSAA sectional final at Woodlan this past season.