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May 8th, 2013
KENDALLVILLE ‚ÄĒ With an undefeated Northeast Hoosier Conference record on the line and perennial baseball powerhouse Carroll on the schedule for Thursday, Columbia City was on its way to a trap game in Kendallville against East Noble Tuesday night.
However, the Eagles stayed vigilant, taking down the Knights 6-1 behind a complete game by pitcher Ryan Kerschner.
Kerschner only gave up two hits, while striking out five, allowing one earned run and walking two in seven innings.
KENDALLVILLE ‚ÄĒ Columbia City‚Äôs golf team handed Northeast Hoosier Conference foe East Noble its first loss Tuesday night.
‚ÄúThe conference is loaded and we proved that we‚Äôre in the running and can play with the big boys,‚ÄĚ Columbia City Head Coach Andrew Thompson said. ‚ÄúIt‚Äôs great to knock off an undefeated team.‚ÄĚ
The Eagles, now 2-3 in the NHC, shot a 158 to edge the Knights by four strokes, 158-162.
Columbia City‚Äôs score is a new low for the year.
CHURUBUSCO ‚ÄĒ Despite taking a 7-5 advantage in the first inning, Churubusco‚Äôs softball team dropped a 19-9 game against Leo Monday night in Churubusco.
Both teams came out with hot bats in the first frame, as Leo opened the game with five runs and the Lady Eagles answered with seven of their own.
The second frame was a different story, as neither team scored.
Leo began to chip away at ‚ÄôBusco‚Äôs lead in the third inning, outscoring the Lady Eagles 3-2.
The Lady Lions tied the score at nine in the fourth stanza, but tore the game open in the fifth and sixth innings.
SOUTH WHITLEY ‚ÄĒ Whitko‚Äôs boys track team won a three-way meet against Three Rivers Conference opponents Tippecanoe Valley and North Miami Monday night.
The Wildcats earned 83 points, Tippy Valley came in second with 55 and North Miami had 28 points.
Whitko had 10 first-place finishes. Connor Stouder and Tyler Sherwin each had two wins for the Wildcats.
Stouder placed first in both the 100- and 200-meter dashes. Sherwin won the 300-meter hurdles and the discus with a toss of 120 feet, 7 inches.
Connor Zwick took second in the discus.
FORT WAYNE ‚ÄĒ In a match that was made up after a rain postponement earlier in the season, the Columbia City Eagles golf team traveled the short distance to take on the Canterbury Cavaliers at Chestnut Hills Golf Course Monday night.
The Eagles lost a close match, 161-163.
‚ÄúThis was a good match,‚ÄĚ Columbia City Head Coach Andrew Thompson said. ‚ÄúThis is a tough course and we handled it well, but it just wasn‚Äôt quite enough.
Columbia City freshman Spencer Klimek led the way for the Eagles, carding a 38 on the par 36 course.
SOUTH WHITLEY ‚ÄĒ Whitko‚Äôs baseball team, which went into Monday night‚Äôs game with a 15-5 record, dropped a Three Rivers Conference match-up by a difficult, 9-0 score.
The Wildcats hosted Northfield, a team that won the state finals last year and returned several of its starters from last season.
The Norsemen jumped out to a 5-0 lead in the first inning and scored three more runs in the top of the third frame.
Whitko managed to hold Northfield‚Äôs offense off home plate for much of the rest of the game, excluding another run in the sixth inning to make the 9-0 score.
Whitko‚Äôs junior varsity softball team was handed its first loss of the season Saturday at Morsches Park.
The Lady ‚ÄôCats split a double-header with Columbia City, dropping their record to 12-1.
NEW HAVEN ‚ÄĒ In a field of 11, Columbia City‚Äôs junior varsity golf team placed sixth at the New Haven JV invitational Saturday.
The Eagles were paced by Matt Benedict, who finished the day with 85 strokes.
Benedict scored a 39 in the front nine at Whispering Creek, and fnished the back nine with a 46. Out of 18 holes, Benedict tallied seven pars and two birdies.
Also scoring under 100 for Columbia City was Tanner Daniel, who finished the day with a 92. Daniel scored a 45 on the front nine, and shot a 47 in the last nine holes.
FORT WAYNE ‚ÄĒ Churubusco‚Äôs girls tennis team dropped a Friday evening contest at Blackhawk Christian.
The Lady Eagle netters lost 4-1. The lone win for ‚ÄėBusco was at No. 3 singles, where Kayleen Mitchell beat Chloe Taner in straight sets.
Churubusco‚Äôs No. 1 doubles pair of Madi Cook and Camille Cseri took the first set in their match against Kayla Stewart and Larissa Clark, but ended up falling in three.
In No. 1 and No. 2 singles, ‚ÄėBusco‚Äôs Cheyenne Connor and Audrey Gierschner respectively lost to their opponents, Morgan Bemisderfer and Rebecca Kanpol, in straight sets.
GOSHEN ‚ÄĒ Whitko‚Äôs girls track team placed fifth at the Goshen Relays Saturday.
Fairfield won the close meet, where less than 15 points separated the top three teams (Plymouth, Bremen).
Though the Lady Wildcats didn‚Äôt have any first-place finishes, they took second in several events.
The 800-meter relay team of Taylor Zwick, Elaine Warner, Llyssa Bennett and Josie Sparks came in second with a time of 1:58.11.
The distance medley relay team of Michelle Kelsey, Holly Frantz, Miranda Terril and Brigit Nemitz also placed second.