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April 27th, 2015
Columbia Cityâ€™s Elise Cormany (left) and Regan Decker (front), leap at the start of the 400-meter dash at the Turtletown Relays Saturday in Churubusco. Cormany placed third and Regan took fifth in the event. There were 23 schools at Churubusco High School for the event. Columbia City placed second in the Gold Division (big school). Whitko came in second and Churubusco placed fifth in the Black Division (small school).
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A slow start by Columbia Cityâ€™s Lady Eagle softball team and patience at the plate by the visiting Churubusco Lady Eagles put Columbia City in an early hole against the visitors, but scores in the fourth, fifth and sixth innings let Columbia City rally to come away with a 6-3 win Friday night at Morsches Park.
The normally dependable Columbia City pitching struggled early giving up back-to-back walks to start the game. A single loaded the bases and another walk forced in the first run of the game for Churubusco.
LIGONIER â€” Churubuscoâ€™s Lady Eagle softball team banged out 13 hits and used a six-run second inning to take a 12-9 win at West Noble Thursday night.
With the score tied 1-1 after the first inning, Churubusco came to bat in the top of the second inning and pushed across six runs to go up 7-1.
AKRON â€” Whitkoâ€™s girls tennis team picked up a conference win at Tippecanoe Valley High School Thursday.
The Lady Wildcats got wins in all matches but one to take a 4-1 victory.
Delaney Keirn picked up a singles win in a long match against Valleyâ€™s Whitney Haneline. Keirn won the first set 6-1, but fell in the second 6-4. Keirn won the final tie-breaking set in extra points, 7-3.
HUNTINGTON â€” Using sweeps of the pole vault and the discus, and overall depth in the sprints, host Huntington North was able to pull away from Columbia City in a Thursday night girlsâ€™ track meet.
The Lady Eagles picked up wins in six events, including a sweep in the long jump, but it wasnâ€™t enough to offset the depth of the Lady Vikings.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Whitkoâ€™s baseball team gave up six runs in the top of the seventh inning, letting a Three Rivers Conference game with the Southwood Knights slip away 10-7 on a cold Wednesday evening.
The host Wildcats got on the board first with a single run in the bottom of the second inning.
Southwood tied the game in the top of the third with a single run.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s baseball team battled gale-force winds Tuesday. They dodged sn-ow flurries at game-time Wednesday.
In the end, seven Eagle errors, and 13 walks helped the visiting Concordia Cadets to hang a 14-4 defeat on the host Eagles.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Whitkoâ€™s baseball team dropped an 11-0 contest to Peru Tuesday night.
The Wildcats used four pitchers in the loss, and managed one hit on the night.
Closing pitcher Hunter Sroufe had the lone hit.
He pitched fourth and final inning for the Wildcat defense, tallying two strikeouts.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Played in 30 mile-per-hour winds that made playing fly balls an adventure, Columbia Cityâ€™s Eagle baseball team pulled out a 14-9 win over the visiting Leo.
In cold, windy conditions, the Eagles took advantage of a strong wind blowing out to right field and enough defense to outlast the Lions in a contest that was never short on offense.
OSSIAN â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s girlsâ€™ track team made the long trip to Norwell for a triangular meet with the Knights and the DeKalb Lady Barons.
The Lady Eagles came out on top, scoring 51 points. DeKalb was second with 50, and the host Lady Knights were third with 44 points in very windy, cold conditions.