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May 18th, 2012

Lady Eagles defeated in 11-inning marathon

May 18, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — 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.

County track advances 21 qualifiers

May 18, 2012

WAYNEDALE — Though neither Whitko nor Columbia City could top Homestead’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.

“In reality, Homestead is the best team,” Whitko Head Coach Ron Cherry said. “They’re the ones we were chasing all night.”

May 17th

Lady Wildcats pummel Wabash

May 17, 2012

WABASH — Whitko’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 ’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.

Whitko baseball falls to Wabash, 6-1

May 17, 2012

WABASH — Whitko’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 Whitko’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.

May 16th

Eagle baseball edges out Norwell on senior night

May 16, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — Fans attending Columbia City baseball’s Senior Night contest against Northeast Hoosier Conference foe Norwell got their money’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.

Sectional Champions: Col. City wins title

May 16, 2012

BLUFFTON — With track, in some cases winning isn’t based on how well a team performs, but how the other teams place to shuffle around competitors scores.

Columbia City’s girls track team and Head Coach Bob Fahl, are thanking the other team’s in Tuesday night’s sectional meet at Bluffton.
“I’ve always said, things have got to go right for your team, and the other teams have to help you,” Fahl said. “Tonight, the other teams helped us.”

May 14th

Conference champs: Columbia City softball wins Northeast Hoosier conference outright

May 15, 2012

OSSIAN — Columbia City’s softball team’s 6-0 win over Norwell Monday night wasn’t just another win.

It was the Lady Eagle’s seventh win in the Northeast Hoosier Conference, taking the conference title with an undefeated (7-0) NHC record.

“I’m very proud of our girls for winning conference,” 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 didn’t give up any earned runs in any conference games this season.

“It was another great game by Cassie Vodde,” Cox said.

Lady Eagle tennis downs Central Noble

May 15, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’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.

“The win tonight was a great way to finish the regular season,” Columbia City Head Coach Katie Myers said. “It was also a nice farewell for our two seniors, as they both picked up wins.”

Blake Farber and Lauren Taylor are the team’s seniors this season.
Farber, along with No. 2 doubles partner Macie Hinen, won 6-1, 6-2.

’Busco’s Jones signs with Bluffton

May 14, 2012

CHURUBUSCO — 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 & Mail’s second-team all-county list.

Jones earned Hoosier Basketball Magazine’s nod on the All-State Honorable Mention team.

He was ranked eighth in Class 2A in assists in 2011-12.

Whitko softball defeats Heritage

May 14, 2012

MONROEVILLE — Whitko’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 ’Cat’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.

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