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April 12th, 2013
CHURUBUSCO ‚ÄĒ Churubusco‚Äôs girls tennis team is gearing up for a new season on the courts under Head Coach Natalie Pugh.
The Lady Eagles lost one senior to graduation last summer. Morgan Young played number one singles for half of the 2012 season. For the other half, Young was out with an injury.
‚ÄėBusco will be rather young this season, but Pugh will still have Kayleen Mitchell on her team for 2013. Mitchell is a returning varsity player entering her senior year.
‚ÄúI am looking for her to have a successful season,‚ÄĚ said Pugh.
Columbia City‚Äôs softball game, along with many other local sports, have been cancelled or postponed tonight due to rain and cool conditions.
Above, Columbia City‚Äôs Alyssa Hansen dives safely back to third base while the ball bounces over her Tuesday night against Wawasee in the Lady Eagles home opener.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Two Indian Springs Middle School soccer teams dropped their home openers Tuesday night.
The ISMS boys Stars opened against Leo, falling 9-0, and the Lady Eagles dropped a 3-1 game to Summit Middle School (Homestead) on their first games of the season.
‚ÄúFor our first game of the season and as little practices as we‚Äôve had, they played great,‚ÄĚ ISMS boys Stars Coach Luke Genth said. ‚ÄúWe have high hopes for the rest of the season.‚ÄĚ
Avery Sparks scored the lone goal for ISMS in the girls game, and the Lady Eagles play host to Carroll tonight, weather permitting.
NORTH MANCHESTER ‚ÄĒ The county golf match Tuesday was everything it was intended to be.
All three schools were seperated by six strokes, with Columbia City‚Äôs squad, led by three freshmen, taking the win.
‚ÄúIt turned out to be a real competitive match,‚ÄĚ Columbia City Head Coach Andrew Thompson said. ‚ÄúI didn‚Äôt know what to expect, it was only our second night on a golf course.‚ÄĚ
Many area golf teams have been forced to practice inside due to weather conditions.
‚ÄúWe put them right into the frying pan,‚ÄĚ Thompson said.
FORT WAYNE ‚ÄĒ ‚ÄúThe weather may have been hot, but our runners, jumpers and throwers were hotter last night,‚ÄĚ Columbia City Head Coach Bob Fahl said after the Lady Eagles track team beat Homestead Tuesday.
‚ÄúHomestead has twice as many kids on the rosters as we do,‚ÄĚ Fahl said. ‚ÄúI thought it was going to be close.‚ÄĚ
The score wasn‚Äôt as close as Fahl thought it‚Äôd be. In fact, Columbia City won by 22 points after taking first place in 11 out of 16 events.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ A five-run third inning fueled by a grand slam home run helped the visiting Wawasee Lady Warriors hand the Columbia City Lady Eagle softball team an 11-3 loss in the Eagles home opener Tuesday night at Morsches Park.
The first inning saw only one base runner for each squad. The Warriors saw their runner cut down as they were caught off base by the Lady Eagles.
Columbia City‚Äôs Allie Vodde drew a walk but that was the only offense for the Eagles in the inning.
Whitko earns first win of season
FORT WAYNE ‚ÄĒ Whitko‚Äôs softball team picked up its first victory of 2013 by crushing Fort Wayne Southside Tuesday.
The Lady Wildcats beat the Lady Archers, 15-5. As a team, Whitko had 15 hits and 20 stolen bases.
Hannah Himes was 4-for-4 at the plate with two doubles and three runs scored. Jenny Brown was 2-for-3 with a double, two runs, three RBI‚Äôs and four stolen bases. Amanda Shepherd and Sydney Lancaster were both 2-for-3 with a double each.
Emily Weigold went the distance on the mound, picking up the win for the Lady Wildcats.
SYRACUSE ‚ÄĒ Whitko‚Äôs baseball team used a four-run sixth inning to earn a victory over Wawasee Tuesday.
The Wildcats won by a final score of 7-3. The game was tied 3-3 until Whitko broke it with four runs in the sixth inning to bring the game to its final result.
Ethan Nicodemus earned the win for Whitko while pitching in relief. Tanner Gaff, Ryan Weigold, Avery Robbins and Josh Kessie were all 2-of-4 from the plate, with Robbins having two RBI‚Äôs.
Churubusco‚Äôs baseball team hosted Carroll Monday night. Above, Churubusco‚Äôs Kody Poyser catches a ball at second base. After a 0-0 score in the third inning, the Eagles fell 14-3 to the Chargers.
Sports from all three Whitley County schools will be busy this week, as schedules are picking up after spring break. Above, Churubusco‚Äôs Jordan Howell pitches against Oak Hill last week. The Eagles won 14-1.