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May 17th, 2013
WARSAW ‚ÄĒ For most of the team, Whitko‚Äôs girls tennis season came to an end Thursday night, as the Lady Eagles dropped a close 3-2 contest to Wawasee in the opening round of sectionals.
But it‚Äôs not all over yet.
The No. 1 doubles pair of Laura Alfieri and Abby Marshall won their match over Wawasee, qualifying to move on to the regional with Columbia City‚Äôs Celine Rongos in singles, and the doubles pair of Sydney Ford and Macie Hinen.
Alfieri and Marshall took a 6-2, 6-0 advantage over Lady Warriors Jada Antonides and Sam Prins.
FORT WAYNE ‚ÄĒ Girls tracksters had their shot at qualifying for the regional Tuesday, and the boys took their turn at Thursday‚Äôs sectionals.
Churubusco‚Äôs athletes competed at North Side, while Whitko and Columbia City headed back to Wayne for the second year in a row.
Two tracksters had standout performances ‚ÄĒ Whitko‚Äôs Connor Stouder and Churubusco‚Äôs Austin McClure.
McClure took first place in both of his throwing events.
He won the discus with a heave of 152 feet, 2 inches ‚ÄĒ 10 feet more than his closest opponent.
SOUTH WHITLEY ‚ÄĒ Whitko‚Äôs junior varsity baseball team split a pair of games this week with area rivals.
Whitko fell to TRC-foe Wabash Monday, 7-5, but came back to beat Peru, 13-1 Tuesday.
Brady Weeks started his first career game for the Wildcats against Wabash. He gave up four earned runs and pitched all six innings.
SOUTH WHITLEY‚ÄĒ Whitko‚Äôs junior varsity softball team capped its season with two big wins earlier this week.
The first was a tight 11-10 win over Heritage Saturday that ended with a seventh inning walkoff hit.
Adrianna Holst of Whitko singled to start the bottom of the seventh against Heritage.
AUBURN ‚ÄĒ Columbia City‚Äôs golf team fell in a tight Northeast Hoosier Conference match Tuesday at Bridgewater West.
The Eagles fell by four strokes, 165-169 to DeKalb.
The Barons‚Äô top linkster, Spencer Shoemaker, paced the match by scoring a 36, one over par.
Columbia City‚Äôs Tyler Green scored a 39, and Spencer Klimek finished with a 40.
SOUTH WHITLEY ‚ÄĒ Whitko‚Äôs baseball team won a 10-2 contest over Three Rivers Conference foe Rochester Wednesday night in South Whitley.
Ethan Nicodemus led the Wildcats from both the mound and the plate in the win.
Nicodemus struck out six, while only giving up one earned run and four hits.
From the plate, he batted 4-for-4, with four RBIs, two runs and a stolen base.
Nicodemus began his tear in the first inning, when he batted in teammate Alex Stoddard to take a 1-0 lead.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ It was the battle of the Lady Eagles at Morsches Park Wednesday night, as Columbia City‚Äôs softball team hosted Churubusco for a county-rivalry game.
Columbia City came out on top with a 6-1 win.
Allie Vodde knocked her second home run in two games for Columbia City.
The hosts picked up their first run in the second inning, and tacked on three more in the third.
Columbia City scored its final runs in the fourth frame to take a 6-0 lead.
WARSAW ‚ÄĒ While Wednesday night‚Äôs sectional opener at Warsaw didn‚Äôt go quite the way Columbia City‚Äôs tennis team wanted, several Lady Eagle netters are still alive in tournament play.
As a team, Columbia City fell in a heart-breaking, 3-2, match against the Lady Tigers.
‚ÄúThey just fell short,‚ÄĚ Lady Eagle Head Tennis Coach Kathleen Myers said.
Columbia City picked up wins in No. 1 singles and doubles, but dropped the other matches in the 3-2 score.
The bad news ‚ÄĒ Columbia City‚Äôs season is over. The good news ‚ÄĒ No. 1 singles and doubles netters are advancing to regionals.
CHURUBUSCO ‚ÄĒ With sectionals looming, Churubusco‚Äôs girls tennis team fell to Fort Wayne Wayne Monday.
The Lady Eagles dropped the match to the Lady Generals, 5-0 on the varsity side and took two of five junior varsity match-ups.
In the three singles matches, Cheyenne Connor, Audrey Gierscher and Kayleen Mitchell were each swept in straight sets.
At the varsity doubles, the Lady Eagle pair of Madi Cook and Camille Cseri fell in straight sets, as did Churubusco‚Äôs No. 2 doubles squad of Nikki Esslinger and Maggie Kitt.
ALBION ‚ÄĒ Columbia City‚Äôs tennis team won its final regular-season match, topping Central Noble Monday night, 4-1.
The Lady Eagles picked up wins in all matches except No. 2 singles, where Kennedy Slavicek fell in a long match.
After dropping the first set 6-0, Slavicek came back to win the second 6-4. She fell in the deciding set by a 6-2 score.
In No. 3 singles, Adriana Brown won in straight sets.
Celine Rongos won No. 1 singles by a 6-1, 6-1 score.