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April 29th, 2013
KENDALLVILLE ‚ÄĒ Columbia City‚Äôs girls track team won the East Noble Relays for the sixth year in a row on Saturday.
The Lady Eagles won the invitational by a close 15 points.
‚ÄúIt was a close meet the entire day,‚ÄĚ Columbia City Head Coach Bob Fahl said. ‚ÄúIt came down the the last race. It was a great display of effort by so many young ladies.‚ÄĚ
The team was led by Kalisha Goree, who was named the John Reed Relays MVP.
Goree won the long jump and 100-meter hurdles, and placed fourth in the high jump, behind teammate Carlee Hearld who won the event.
PONETO ‚ÄĒ Whitko‚Äôs baseball team took two lopsided wins over Southern Wells Saturday.
The Wildcats won the first game 13-3, and the second 15-4.
In game one, Hunter Sroufe batted 3-for-3, scored four runs, including a home run, and had two RBIs.
Wyatt Wolf pitched all five innings with four strike outs. He gave up one earned run, three hits and two walks.
Sroufe, along with Ethan Nicodemus, picked up the opening runs for the ‚ÄôCats off a single by Zach Snep.
SYRACUSE ‚ÄĒ Columbia City‚Äôs golf team placed 10th in a field of 15 at the Wawasee Invitational Saturday at South Shore Golf Course.
The Eagles were led by freshman Spencer Klimek, who finished fourth overall with a score of 75, three over par.
Kilmek shot a 37 on the front nine and 38 on the back half to pace Columbia City.
Tyler Green wasn‚Äôt far behind, shooting a 79.
Northwood won the invite with a score of 305, 32 strokes less than the Eagles.
Whitko also competed in the event and placed 13th.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ The Columbia City Lady Eagle softball team played host on Saturday to a very athletic Bishop Dwenger Lady Saints team on a day that boasted the best weather in weeks.
The Lady Eagles dropped both ends of a doubleheader, playing the first game close before falling 5-1, and cleared the bench for the second contest in a 10-0 loss.
In game one the Saints got on the scoreboard in the top of the first inning, as the second Saints‚Äô batter, Amanda Miller was hit by Columbia City pitcher Krystin Van Houten.
GARRETT ‚ÄĒ Whitko‚Äôs JV baseball squad split a doubleheader with Garrett Saturday.
The Wildcats took game one 10-7 and lost a close game two, 9-8.
Garrett Smiley pitched six innings and earned the win in game one from the mound. He had four strikeouts.
At the plate, Carter Keirn had three hits, including a double, and three RBIs. Riley Anderson had two hits with a double and two RBIs. Reed Brace got two hits as well for Whitko, including a double.
FORT WAYNE ‚ÄĒ Churubusco‚Äôs softball team had a familiar weekend performance Saturday.
For the second time in two days, the Lady Eagles lost a 9-8 ball game to a much larger school. Friday, it was against Columbia City. Saturday, it was on the road at Fort Wayne Northrop, with ‚ÄėBusco falling in 12 innings.
It wasn‚Äôt for a lack of hitting on ‚ÄôBusco‚Äôs part. The Lady Eagles cracked 13 hits overall in the contest, with Amber Aspy leading the way with three. Chandler Blake had two hits and a double and also scored twice. Gabby Jones and Lacey Pulley both had two hits also.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Though Columbia City‚Äôs golf team didn‚Äôt end the night victorious Friday, the Eagles came the closest to beating Homestead since 2009.
Columbia City fell 157-162, but it wasn‚Äôt from lack of talent on the Spartans‚Äô end.
Columbia City‚Äôs Tyler Green finished on par with 36 strokes. Fellow Eagle Spencer Klimek also finished under 40, with a 39. Green rebounded from a 41 the night before, a prediction of Head Coach Andrew Thompson‚Äôs that held true.
‚ÄúIt was nice to see Tyler recover from last night and shoot par at home,‚ÄĚ Thompson said.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ They survived.
More than once Columbia City‚Äôs Lady Eagles‚Äô softball team had a big inning against Churubusco, only to have the visitors respond. Columbia City emerged victorious though Friday with a 9-8 win.
The winning run came on a wild pitch. Hannah Schnorr of Columbia City was on third waiting and raced across the plate in the bottom of the sixth for the deciding score.
‚ÄúI told Schnorr be ready, we‚Äôve got to score,‚ÄĚ said Columbia City Softball Head Coach Steve Cox.
HUNTINGTON ‚ÄĒ It was less than 24 hours after the Eagles‚Äô come-from-behind, 8-7 win in a conference rivalry game against Homestead before Columbia City‚Äôs baseball team had to take the field again.
The situation was similar to the night before. Friday‚Äôs opponent, Huntington North, is a larger school than Columbia City. So is Homestead, the Eagles‚Äô Thursday opponent. Also, both adversaries sport warrior-type mascots.
HUNTINGTON ‚ÄĒ Columbia City‚Äôs golf team traveled to LaFontaine Golf Course Thursday to face the Huntington North Vikings.
Despite a hole-in-one by Eagle freshman Spencer Klimek, Columbia City fell to the Vikings, 161-169.
Klimek led the Eagles with a 39, scoring his hole one-in-one on hole No. 17 from 142 yards out.
‚ÄúSpencer led our team tonight,‚ÄĚ Columbia City Head Coach Andrew Thompson said. ‚ÄúHe came out and had the great fortune to have the hole-in-one and that is a tremendous accomplishment. It‚Äôs a tremendous feeling, and that is icing on the cake for him.‚ÄĚ