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May 18th, 2012
COLUMBIA CITY â€” For six innings, the Columbia City Lady Eagles clung to a 1-0 lead over visiting Huntington North Lady Vikings.
In the top of the seventh frame, the Lady Vikings scored a run to turn what had been a quickly played ball game into an 11-inning siege.
In the top of the 11th, the Lady Vikings pushed across three runs with two outs to send the Lady Eagles down to a 4-1 defeat.
Columbia City starting pitcher Cassie Vodde had a one-hitter going through the first six innings, recording 11 strikeouts and only one base runner for the first six stanzas.
WAYNEDALE â€” Though neither Whitko nor Columbia City could top Homesteadâ€™s impressive 121 points Thursday night at the boys track sectional, Whitley County athletes qualified for regionals in 21 placings.
Churubusco competed at the North Side sectional and came in sixth as a team. Whitko placed second behind the Spartans with 95.5 points. Wayne (90) took third, New Haven (80) came in fourth and Columbia City placed fifth with 59 points.
â€śIn reality, Homestead is the best team,â€ť Whitko Head Coach Ron Cherry said. â€śTheyâ€™re the ones we were chasing all night.â€ť
WABASH â€” Whitkoâ€™s softball team won a lopsided 18-0 game over Wabash Wednesday night.
The Lady Wildcats collected 15 hits at Three Rivers Conference foe Wabash. Every Lady â€™Cat starter recorded at least one run.
Whitko opened the game with nine runs in the first inning, including two apiece from Karissa Olinske and Audra Day. Olinske scored again in the third to make the score 10-0.
Eight Whitko players scored in the never-ending fourth frame, ending the game at 18-0.
WABASH â€” Whitkoâ€™s baseball team traveled to Three Rivers Conference foe Wabash on Wednesday night and lost, 6-1.
The Apaches scored the first run of the game in the second inning to take a 1-0 lead.
The score held until the fifth frame, when Whitkoâ€™s Colin Nicodemus reached home plate on a single by his cousin, Ethan Nicodemus.
Wabash retaliated with five runs in the bottom of the fifth to take the 6-1 win.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Fans attending Columbia City baseballâ€™s Senior Night contest against Northeast Hoosier Conference foe Norwell got their moneyâ€™s worth as far as offense was concerned.
The visiting Knights got almost all their runs in a single outburst, but the Eagles fielded a more consistent offense scoring in five-of-seven innings, including two runs in the bottom of the seventh frame to cap an 11-10 come-from-behind win Tuesday night in Columbia City.
The Knights started the game with the lead-off batter drawing a walk and a double drove in a Norwell run.
BLUFFTON â€” With track, in some cases winning isnâ€™t based on how well a team performs, but how the other teams place to shuffle around competitors scores.
Columbia Cityâ€™s girls track team and Head Coach Bob Fahl, are thanking the other teamâ€™s in Tuesday nightâ€™s sectional meet at Bluffton.
â€śIâ€™ve always said, things have got to go right for your team, and the other teams have to help you,â€ť Fahl said. â€śTonight, the other teams helped us.â€ť
OSSIAN â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s softball teamâ€™s 6-0 win over Norwell Monday night wasnâ€™t just another win.
It was the Lady Eagleâ€™s seventh win in the Northeast Hoosier Conference, taking the conference title with an undefeated (7-0) NHC record.
â€śIâ€™m very proud of our girls for winning conference,â€ť Head Coach Steve Cox said.
Not only was the feat special for the team, but it was especially important for Columbia City pitcher Cassie Vodde, who didnâ€™t give up any earned runs in any conference games this season.
â€śIt was another great game by Cassie Vodde,â€ť Cox said.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s tennis team hosted and defeated Central Noble Monday in the last match, and final home play of the season.
The Lady Eagles won by a 4-1 score.
â€śThe win tonight was a great way to finish the regular season,â€ť Columbia City Head Coach Katie Myers said. â€śIt was also a nice farewell for our two seniors, as they both picked up wins.â€ť
Blake Farber and Lauren Taylor are the teamâ€™s seniors this season.
Farber, along with No. 2 doubles partner Macie Hinen, won 6-1, 6-2.
CHURUBUSCO â€” Churubusco hoopster Chris Jones signed with Bluffton University Tuesday afternoon.
Jones led the Eagles (14-7, 8-2 NECC) with seven points per game, a 45.5 percent field goal percentage, and a 79.7 percent free throw percentage.
Churubusco was the Northeast Corner Conference Runner-up this season.
Jones ranked second in the NECC in steals and assists.
He made The Post & Mailâ€™s second-team all-county list.
Jones earned Hoosier Basketball Magazineâ€™s nod on the All-State Honorable Mention team.
He was ranked eighth in Class 2A in assists in 2011-12.
MONROEVILLE â€” Whitkoâ€™s softball team traveled to Heritage Saturday and edged out the Lady Patriots.
After six scoreless innings, the Lady Wildcats scored two runs in the seventh frame to win 2-0 over Heritage.
Chloe Nestle and Aly Nicodemus grabbed the Lady â€™Catâ€™s lone runs. Though Nestle and Nicodemus were the only two to reach home plate, Whitko recorded seven hits from five different players.
Audra Day went 2-for-4 from the plate, including a double. Nestle also had two hits in three at-bats to go with her run.