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April 29th, 2013
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
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Thursday afternoon was cold and blustery, but at least it wasn‚Äôt raining, and the Columbia City Eagle baseball team took advantage of the break in the weather to take a dramatic, come-from-behind Northeast Hoosier Conference win 8-7 over the visiting Homestead Spartans.
‚ÄúWe finally had a decent day where we could play some baseball,‚ÄĚ said Eagle Head Coach Zac Bireley, ‚ÄúSo that‚Äôs a plus.‚ÄĚ
SOUTH WHITLEY ‚ÄĒ Weather conditions have not been ideal in 2013, but Whitko‚Äôs girls track team is on the same pace as it was one year ago: an undefeated season in the Three Rivers Conference.
After beating Northfield and Manchester earlier this week, the Lady Wildcats defeated Wabash Thursday, 94-37.
LIGONIER ‚ÄĒ A first inning home run from Jordan Howell gave Churubusco‚Äôs baseball team a lead it would not relinquish in a win against West Noble Thursday in the NECC tournament.
‚ÄėBusco beat the Chargers 7-3, although it took nine innings to do it.
Howell‚Äôs homer was part of a three-run first that gave the Eagles a 3-0 lead. West Noble chipped away, bringing about a tie score that pushed the game into bonus baseball. Then, Churubusco added four runs to break the tie in the top of the ninth, and West Noble was unable to respond.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Columbia City‚Äôs girls tennis team hosted and fell to Northeast Hoosier Conference opponent Homestead Thursday at DeVol Field.
The Lady Eagles fell by a 4-1 score, with the lone win coming from senior Celine Rongos in No. 1 singles.
‚ÄúThis is the second year that Celine has knocked off Homestead‚Äôs No. 1 singles player,‚ÄĚ Columbia City Head Coach Kathleen Myers said.
Rongos topped Kelsey Vessels by a 6-1, 6-3 score.
Myers also said she was pleased with the No. 3 singles play of Adriana Brown, and the No. 2 doubles team of Breanna Hicks and Alaina Beckner.