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April 16th, 2013
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Putting up six runs in the first inning makes the game of baseball a lot easier. The Whitko Wildcats did just that and never looked back, taking a 13-3, five-inning win over the visiting West Noble Chargers Monday evening.
The Chargers got on the board in the top of the first, benefiting from a leadoff single, an error and a wild pitch that let the runner score from third. Wildcat pitcher Zach Snep settled down, recording a strikeout, picking off a runner, and closing out the Chargers with another strikeout.
CHURUBUSCO â€” The Eagles extended their streak to six.
Thatâ€™s what happened Saturday when Churubuscoâ€™s boys track and field team won the â€™Busco Invite. The Eagles have now won their own invite every year since 2008.
The run began in Head Coach Zach Dockâ€™s second year with the team.
â€śTo win six straight is pretty important to our kids,â€ť Dock said.
Weather conditions were not conducive to the running, jumping and throwing that the high school athletes were doing.
FORT WAYNE â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s girls track team continued its winning ways, taking top honors at the Bishop Luers Invitational Saturday in Fort Wayne.
The Lady Eagles won a close meet over Northeast Hoosier Conference foe Norwell, which placed second.
Columbia City is now 11-0 on the season.
Columbia City scored 80.33 points, while the Lady Knights were close behind with 75.66.
Leo came in third, followed by New Haven, Wayne, Bishop Dwenger, Canterbury, Prairie Heights and Bishop Luers.
FORT WAYNE â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s freshmen continue to lead the Eaglesâ€™ golf team, as Tyler Green and Spencer Klimek took first and second place at the Northrop Invitational Saturday.
In a pool of six teams, Green and Klimek tied with Sebastian Eckert, of Huntington North, finishing their rounds in 80 strokes.
Green won the playoff, followed by Klimek.
In cold, damp weather, Columbia City Head Coach Andrew Thompson was proud of the pair.
â€śIt was great to see them do so well in those conditions,â€ť Thompson said. â€śWe were awfully close to the team title.â€ť
FORT WAYNE â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s boys track and field squad captured third in the team race at Bishop Luers Saturday.
The Eagles rolled up 79 team points. Leo won with a score of 110 and Norwell was second with 96.
Columbia City took first place in one relay and one individual event.
Mitchell Maloney grabbed first in the pole vault with a height of 10-6.
The distance medley relay team of Evan Harney, Austin Beachy, Andrew McFarland and Seth Kissinger came in first with a time of 12:36.96.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Whitkoâ€™s JV softball squad earned a Saturday sweep over the visiting West Noble Lady Chargers.
The Lady Wildcats won the first contest 10-6.
West Noble decided to forfeit the second game, giving Whitko the 1-0 win and the sweep on the day.
Sophomore Adrianna Holst was the winning pitcher for Whitko in the first game.
The victory moves the Whitko JV squad to 3-0 on the year.
The Lady Wildcats are scheduled play today and Tuesday, weather permitting.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s softball team traveled to Whitko Friday evening to pick up its first win of the season â€” in prime fashion â€” with an 18-1 win.
After a scoreless first inning, the Lady Eagles tacked on three runs in the second frame.
Columbia City scored six more in the third, and nine in the fifth and final inning to make the score 18-1 with 13 hits.
â€śWe finally hit the ball like we wanted,â€ť Columbia City Head Coach Steve Cox said.
Winning pitcher Krysten Van Houten had nine strike-outs with no walks.
WARSAW â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s varsity baseball team was finally able to take to the diamond after three cancelled games due to weather.
While the weather held off for the Eaglesâ€™ Friday night game at Warsaw, conditions were not ideal, as temperatures were low and drizzle fell throughout the evening.
Both teams had to deal with the cold, but Columbia City managed to win a close game over the Tigers, 5-4.
The Eagleâ€™s opening night starting pitcher, Jordan Bickle, took a no-hit bid into the fifth inning while on his way to earning the win.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” In a county-rivalry game against Churubusco, Whitko defeated the Eagles 10-6.
The Wildcats advance to 5-1 on the season while Churubusco drops to 2-3.
Alex Stoddard led Whitko with 4-for-4 batting, scoring three runs with an RBI.
â€śStoddard was huge out of the lead-off spot, reaching base all five times,â€ť Whitko Head Coach Erik Hisner said. â€śWe had a lot of guys to a lot of little things tonight to help us earn this victory.â€ť
Many area sporting events, including Whitkoâ€™s boys golf match Saturday at Southwood. Pictured above is Whitkoâ€™s Colton LeTourneau at the county match at Sycamore Golf Course near North Manchester in Whitley County.