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May 3rd, 2013
COLUMBIA CITY â€” It was altogether fitting that on Thursdayâ€™s senior night that the Columbia City Eagle Baseball team got standout performances from its senior leaders in the Northeast Hoosier Conference game with the visiting New Haven Bulldogs.
The Eagles used a dominating pitching performance from senior Jordan Bickle and multiple extra-base hits from seniors Derek Hinen, Andrew Biggs and Austin McCormick to hang a 14-1 loss on the Bulldogs.
Bickle turned in an outstanding game on the mound for the Eagles.
ANDERSON â€” Whitkoâ€™s baseball team traveled to Anderson Prep School Thursday night and took a decisive 14-2 win.
Tanner Gaff led the Wildcats from the mound and the plate.
Gaff pitched four innings, giving up one earned run and striking out nine. From the plate, Gaff batted 3-for-4, scoring three runs and two RBIs.
Ryan Weigold finished up on the mound for Whitko, pitching the fifth and final inning, giving up one of Andersonâ€™s seven hits.
Weigold also batted well, going 2-for-3 with three runs and two RBIs.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s tennis team swept a Northeast Hoosier Conference foe Thursday, defeating New Haven 5-0.
The Lady Eagles took the win on a special fundraising night. Columbia Cityâ€™s girls tennis team, led by Head Coach Kathleen Myers, raised money for Isaac Rentschler, a second grader who was recently diagnosed with cancer.
Isaac, a student of Myersâ€™, is currently undergoing treatment for a form of eye cancer.
The Lady Eagles honored Isaac in prime fashion, with Celine Rongos and Adriana Brown taking sweeping 6-0, 6-0 wins in No. 1 and No. 3 singles.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s golf team won its second match in two days Thursday night, topping Leo by a 159-171 score.
Freshmen Eagles Tyler Green and Spencer Klimek were co-medalists, scoring 37 apiece.
Green shot a birdie on Eagle Glenâ€™s No. 2 hole, a par 3. Klimek didnâ€™t have more than five strokes through the entire front nine, including a three on hole No. 7.
Columbia Cityâ€™s Cameron Slavich outdid Klimek on hole 7, scoring a two to help him to a total of 44.
MANCHESTER â€” Whitkoâ€™s boys golf team picked up a conference win against Rochester Wednesday.
The Wildcats beat visiting Rochester 167-181 at Sycamore Golf Club.
Leading the way for Whitko was Danny Zawlocki, who shot 40 to earn medalist honors. Colton LeTourneau was next for Whitko at 42. Cole Bechtold carded 43 and Will Peters shot 44. Jacob Silveus scored 47 and Matt Hathaway shot 52.
All told, the top four Whitko golfers beat or tied the top Rochester golfer.
Whitko will next be at the Northfield Invitational Saturday in Wabash.
MENTONE â€” Whitkoâ€™s softball team lost a shootout to TRC-rival Tippecanoe Valley Tuesday.
The Lady Wildcats fell to the Lady Vikings by a score of 15-14.
It was the first conference game of the year for the Lady Wildcats.
Whitko soared at the plate, crushing 20 hits in the contest. Tiffany Ousley was 3-for-5, including a two-run homer in the sixth inning that broke a 10-10 tie.
Christa Baughman was 2-of-5 with a double and five RBIs.
Hannah Himes was 2-for-4 with a double and three runs scored.
MANCHESTER â€” Whitkoâ€™s baseball team won an 11-0 shut out Wednesday night to Three Rivers Conference foe Manchester.
The â€™Cats tacked on nine runs in the sixth and seventh innings to take the lopsided win.
Alex Stoddard pitched all seven frames for Whitko, throwing a one-hit shut out, as Manchester managed one hit. Stoddard struck out five and walked four. He also batted 4-for-5 with two runs and two RBIs.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s baseball team ran into a meat grinder Wednesday. The Eagles were defeated 17-1 at home by Leo in five innings.
The Lions got to the Columbia City pitchers for 13 hits and seven walks. The Eagles didnâ€™t help themselves out by committing five errors on defense.
Columbia City didnâ€™t do much on offense, either. The Eagles managed three hits and three walks.
LEO â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s girls tennis team got a big win against Leo Wednesday.
It was a 4-1 win for the Lady Eagles over the Lady Lions. Celine Rongos of Columbia City defeated Jen Timbrook of Leo, 6-2, 6-1 in number-one singles.
In number-three singles, Adriana Brown of Columbia City beat Lea Hughbanks 6-4 and 2-1 before Hughbanks retired.
CHURUBUSCO â€” No one gave up.
Churubuscoâ€™s softball team found itself behind more than once in Wednesdayâ€™s loss to Adams Central, but several times the Lady Eagles clawed back to make the game close again.
The Lady Flyinâ€™ Jets defeated â€˜Busco by a football-like score of 16-13, and just like the gridiron, there were offensive flurries from both sides and power on display.
Offensively, the game was tight in the early going. A first inning solo shot and home run blast in the fifth helped Adams Central open up a 5-1 lead. But â€˜Busco responded.