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May 2nd, 2013
MENTONE ‚ÄĒ Whitko‚Äôs 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 ‚ÄĒ Whitko‚Äôs baseball team won an 11-0 shut out Wednesday night to Three Rivers Conference foe Manchester.
The ‚ÄôCats 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 ‚ÄĒ Columbia City‚Äôs 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 didn‚Äôt help themselves out by committing five errors on defense.
Columbia City didn‚Äôt do much on offense, either. The Eagles managed three hits and three walks.
LEO ‚ÄĒ Columbia City‚Äôs 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 ‚ÄĒ No one gave up.
Churubusco‚Äôs softball team found itself behind more than once in Wednesday‚Äôs loss to Adams Central, but several times the Lady Eagles clawed back to make the game close again.
The Lady Flyin‚Äô Jets defeated ‚ÄėBusco 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 ‚ÄėBusco responded.
BLUFFTON ‚ÄĒ After having to postpone the match twice due to rain, Columbia City‚Äôs golf team was finally able to travel to play conference foe Norwell at Timber Ridge Golf Course.
The Eagles came out victorious winning 178-189.
‚ÄúIn the end, we are happy to get a win in these tough conditions here,‚ÄĚ Columbia City Head Coach Andrew Thompson said. ‚ÄúI‚Äôm proud of these guys for getting through.‚ÄĚ
The Eagles were led by freshman Tyler Green who fired a 40 for the night. Green was one stroke behind the match medalist, Ked Milholland, who shot a 39.
CHURUBUSCO ‚ÄĒ Churubusco‚Äôs baseball team played host to Northeast Corner Conference opponent Fremont in a battle of Eagles.
In a game that saw good pitching from both teams, the deciding factor was host Churubusco‚Äôs inability to string together hits with runners in scoring position throughout the contest.
The Churubusco Eagles stranded eight base runners and fell by a 6-3 score to the visiting Fremont Eagles.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Columbia City‚Äôs girls track team fell to both Bellmont and Carroll in a three-way meet Tuesday night.
Carroll took first in the Northeast Hoosier Conference clash with 73 and two-thirds points, followed by Bellmont with 56 and one-third points. Columbia City finished the night with 32 points.
‚ÄúCarroll and Bellmont are very good,‚ÄĚ Columbia City Head Coach Bob Fahl said. ‚ÄúWe opted to rest some girls and not have them run multiple events.‚ÄĚ
CHURUBUSCO ‚ÄĒ In Tuesday evening‚Äôs Northeast Corner Conference battle of Lady Eagle softball teams, the host Churubusco Lady Eagles used a big nine-run fourth inning to hand the visiting Fremont Lady Eagles a 14-1 loss.
The hosts gave up only a single and a walk in the first three innings to the visitors, as Churubusco pitcher Courtney Luttman enticed five fly-outs in the first three stanzas to go along with infield ground outs.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Columbia City‚Äôs tennis team picked up a Northeast Hoosier Conference win Tuesday night, topping DeKalb 4-1.
The Lady Eagles picked up wins in No. 1 and No. 3 singles, as well as both doubles teams.
Celine Rongos took a strong 6-1, 6-2 win over DeKalb‚Äôs Kelsey Helmkamp in No. 1 singles.
In No. 3 singles, Adriana Brown won 6-3, 6-3 over Lady Baron Taylor Thies.
The No. 1 doubles pair of Sydney Ford and Macie Hinen topped DeKalb 6-3, 6-2. Breanna Hicks and Alaina Beckner won 6-4, 6-3 in No. 2 doubles.