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May 15th, 2013

Lady Eagles fall

May 15, 2013

ANGOLA — Churubusco’s softball team dropped a 17-6 contest at Angola Tuesday night.

Despite the loss, the Lady Eagles had several strong offensive performances.

Kasey Gibson batted 3-for-4 with two RBIs, a run and four stolen bases.
Kellary Crabil batted 2-for-3 with an RBI and a run.

The Lady Eagles had a 2-1 advantage going into the fourth inning, but Angola tore the game open, tallying 13 total runs in the fourth and fifth frames for the win.

Angola had 16 hits while Churubusco recorded nine.

Eagles drop NECC contest

May 15, 2013

ANGOLA — Churubusco’s baseball team was shut out on the road against Angola Tuesday.

The Hornets defeated the Eagles by a final score of 5-0. Churubusco ran into a hot pitcher in the NECC contest, as Angola’s starter tossed a three-hitter.

Leading ‘Busco at the plate was Logan Harris, who smacked two of the team’s three hits. Jordan Howell got the other one.

Eagles knocked out by Knights

May 15, 2013

OSSIAN — An NCAA Division I-bound starting pitcher awaited Columbia City’s baseball team after a long bus ride to Ossian Tuesday night.

The Eagles were able to hang around for the first three innings with Norwell’s Josh VanMeter on the mound, but the Knights’ bats eventually came to life, and the Eagles lost 13-5.

Columbia City finishes its Northeast Hoosier Conference schedule with a record of 5-2. The Eagles’ only other NHC loss came against Carroll last week by a score of 7-6.

Columbia City is now 10-8 overall.

Lady Eagles advance three to regional

May 15, 2013

FORT WAYNE — Churubusco Head Track Coach Zack Dock described Tuesday evening’s Northrop IHSAA Girl’s Track and Field Sectional as “a very good night.”

The Lady Eagles used strong performances in the field events to send three athletes in four events on to next Tuesday’s Northrop Regional competition.

The Lady Eagles placed ninth as a team with only two points separating them from seventh place.

Eagle junior Katie Monk qualified in both of the throwing events.

Col. City garners second at sectional

May 15, 2013

NEW HAVEN — “Elated is an understatement to describe my feelings after the meet.”

Needless to say, Columbia City Head Coach Bob Fahl was pleased with his team’s performance at the New Haven sectional girls track meet Tuesday.

“Everyone we anticipated to qualify for the regional made it,” Fahl said. “There were no disappointments.”

The Lady Eagles placed second as a team, only topped by Bellmont, 156-106, in a field of 11 teams. Whitko’s girls also competed, placing seventh overall.

May 14th

Baseball sectionals unveiled

May 14, 2013

Sectional pairings for baseball have been released by the Indiana High School Athletic Association.

Columbia City will play in the seven-team Class 4A Sectional 5 to be held at Carroll. The Eagle's first-round opponent will be DeKalb.

This contest will be a rematch of the April 30 game at DeKalb that Columbia City won 7-4. Columbia City also ended DeKalb's sectional run last year in the second round at DeKalb.

If the Eagles move on, they will play the winner of the Snider-East Noble first round game.

Spring sports ready for tourney time

May 14, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Area sports teams are preparing for conference and sectional play in the upcoming weeks.

While many seasons have felt to have been cut short due to a late start from poor weather conditions in March and April, there have been few cancellations in the last two weeks — readying teams for post-season action.

Tracksters are the first to begin sectional action, as the girls squads compete tonight and boys are scheduled to run Thursday, weather permitting.

Columbia City’s and Whitko’s girls go to New Haven, and Churubusco is competing in the Northrop sectional.

ISMS linksters win invitational

May 14, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Indian Springs Middle School’s girls golf team won its own invitational May 3.

The Lady Eagles scored a 232, 11 strokes ahead of the second-place team, Wawasee. Indian Springs was led by Sydney VanMeter, who was the medalist out of 59 other linksters.

VanMeter scored a 46, her personal best score. Lincoln placed third with 259 strokes, and Whitko came in fourth with a score of 262.

Whitko tops North Miami

May 14, 2013

DENVER — Whitko’s baseball squad traveled to Three Rivers Conference foe North Miami, topping the Warriors by an 8-2 score.

Wyatt Wolf improved to 6-0 on the season, pitching five innings with eight strike outs. He had one earned run, five hits and five walks. Weigold closed out the last inning with one strike out.

Tanner Gaff led the Wildcats with 1-for-3 batting, scoring a run, earning an RBI and tallying two stolen bases. Wolf was also 1-for-3 and scored a run.

Col. City frosh, soph. compete at Concordia

May 14, 2013

FORT WAYNE — Columbia City’s freshmen and sophomores on the boys track team competed in the Concordia Relays Saturday.

The distance medley team of Braden Lecklider, Joseph Lude, Davie Fulk and Andrew McFarland placed second. The 1,600-meter relay squad of Lude, Ryan Mosher, T.J. Yagel and Kaleb Greenwood came in fifth.

Michael Simmons also took fifth in the shot put. the 800-meter relay team of Greenwood, Lecklider, Michael Wyrick and Kohltin Green came in sixth.

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