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May 3rd, 2013
FORT WAYNE â€” Whatever fire was in the Columbia City baseball team had gone out Friday night as the Eagles lost to the Bishop Luers Knights 4-2 at Indiana Tech.
Despite out-hitting Bishop Luers 4-3, Columbia City couldnâ€™t put runs on the board. The Eaglesâ€™ defense didnâ€™t help their cause, as they committed six errors in the field.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Whitkoâ€™s girls tennis team had two Three Rivers Conference matches this week and split the pair.
Monday, the Lady Wildcats defeated visiting Southwood, 3-2. At No. 1 singles, Laura Hippensteel pulled out a tight three-set win over Southwoodâ€™s Sarah Peters in a match that was more than two hours.
At No. 2 singles, Aressa Tackwell of Whitko beat Southwoodâ€™s Emma Flynn 6-0, 6-1.
LIGONIER â€” Churubuscoâ€™s girls tennis squad dropped a road contest to a Northeast Corner Conference opponent Thursday.
It was the Chargers from West Noble that victimized the Lady Eagles. The hosts defeated visiting â€˜Busco 4-1 in varsity action.
At No. 1 singles, Churubuscoâ€™s Audrey Gierscher picked up the lone win for vistors at 6-3, 6-1 over Hannah Pfenning.
At No. 2 singles, Cheyenne Conner of â€˜Busco fell to Rachel Strouse, 6-1, 6-1. At No. 3 singles, Kayleen Mitchell of the Lady Eagles lost to Joise Gibbons, 6-2, 6-2.
HAMILTON â€” Churubuscoâ€™s softball team defeated Northeast Corner Conference-rival Hamilton Thursday night.
The Lady Eagles were 9-1 victors in the road win.
In the circle, Courtney Luttman keyed the â€˜Busco charge.
She pitched seven innings, allowing just one run and striking out eight and scattering eight hits.
Offensively, Elaine Horn helped lead Churubusco by going 3-for-3.
Luttman was one of two Lady Eagles to get two hits. She was 2-of-4, as was Chandler Blake. Both had one RBI as well.
Blake and Kellary Crabil both had a double with Crabil driving in two runs.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Whitkoâ€™s junior varsity softball team is 11-0 for the season, and four of those wins came this week.
The Lady Wildcats won four straight days, Monday through Thursday, defeating Huntington North, North Miami, Central Noble and Carroll, respectively.
Monday, Whitko downed Huntington North, 15-5. Adrianna Holst struck out five while picking up the win in the circle for the Lady â€˜Cats. Whitko had six extra-base hits in the game.
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.