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April 25th, 2013
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Columbia City‚Äôs Park Department‚Äôs Opening Day Ceremony for youth league baseball and softball set for Saturday has been postponed.
The games on tap for Saturday have also been postponed.
Park Director Mark Green said excessive rain has caused the fields at Morsches Park to become overly-saturated.
‚ÄúOur fields are soaked,‚ÄĚ he said. ‚ÄúHaving events of this size would put too many vehicles there.‚ÄĚ
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Columbia City‚Äôs boys golf team played through wet, rainy, 58-degree conditions Tuesday night in its Northeast Hoosier Conference Opener against Bellmont.
At an already saturated Eagle Glen Golf Course in Columbia City, the Eagles fell to their conference opponent, 172-177, on the front nine.
The Braves were paced by Chase Ellsworth, who scored a 37 despite the poor conditions.
Columbia City was led by freshmen Tyler Green and Spencer Klimek, who shot 42 and 43, respectively.
CHURUBUSCO ‚ÄĒ Tuesday night‚Äôs Churubusco track meet with Northeast Corner Conference opponent Eastside started in the rain, ended in the rain, and in between it rained.
The Churubusco boys‚Äô and girls‚Äô teams rained points on the visiting Blazers as the boys‚Äô team won all but two events on their way to a 99.5-27.5 win, and the girls went one better, dropping only one event as they posted a 99-26 victory.
Danielle Pippenger had four individual wins for the Lady Eagles.
Pippenger won both hurdles races, taking the 100-meter race in 16.7 seconds and the 300-meter race in 49.98 seconds.
SOUTH WHITLEY ‚ÄĒ Whitko‚Äôs boys track team hosted a four-way meet Tuesday night, placing second to Three Rivers Conference foe Manchester.
The Squires finished the meet with 85 points, followed by Whitko with 80, Northfield with 55 and Lakeland Christian with 0.
The Wildcats were paced by Connor Stouder, who had three first-place finishes.
Stouder took first in the 100-meter dash with a time of 11.4. He won the 200 with a 23.1 time, and placed first in the 400-meter dash with a 53.7 time.
Stouder ran the last leg of the 1,600-meter relay for first-place Whitko.
CHURUBUSCO ‚ÄĒ Churubusco‚Äôs Lady Eagle tennis squad squared off against visiting Northeast Corner Conference foe Fairfield Monday night on the ‚ÄôBusco courts.
The Falcons were not the best of guests, as they took a 5-0 win over the Lady Eagles.
At No. 1 singles, Fairfield freshman Emily Mast took a 6-0, 6-0 win from Churubusco sophomore Cheyenne Conner.
The Eagles‚Äô Audrey Gierscher fell by identical 6-0, 6-0 scores in the No. 2 singles contest to Fairfield sophomore Lauren Streit.
NORTH MANCHESTER ¬≠‚ÄĒ A 9-run onslaught by the Eagle batters in the first two innings was enough to give Columbia City‚Äôs baseball team an 11-6 victory in a sloppy game against the hosting Squires of Manchester Monday night.
Senior catcher Landon Rehrer led the way offensively for Columbia City, with two runs scored, an RBI, a walk and a double while going 2-for-4 at the plate.
The Eagles scored two runs in the top of the first inning and seven in the second to take a commanding 9-0 lead in the middle of the second frame.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Columbia City‚Äôs girls tennis team beat county-rival Whitko in a close 3-2 match Monday night.
The Lady Eagles picked up wins in No. 1 singles and both doubles matches, while Whitko was victorious in No. 2 and No. 3 singles, making the match competitive.
Though the score was close, Columbia City scored its three wins from lopsided matches.
In No. 1 singles, Celine Rongos took a 6-0, 6-4 win over Whitko‚Äôs Laura Alfieri.
The No. 1 doubles team of Macie Hinen and Sydney Ford won 6-2, 6-1 over Abby Marshall and Erin Murphy of Whitko.
NEW HAVEN ‚ÄĒ Whitko‚Äôs baseball team rebounded from a tough loss to Northeast Hoosier Conference Norwell Saturday to top fellow NHC competition, New Haven, Monday night.
The Wildcats posted a strong fifth inning en route to a 10-4 win at New Haven, improving their record to 8-4.
The opening innings were slow offensively, as Whitko scored the only run in the first three frames, while holding the Bulldogs off home plate.
Wildcat Derek Snep scored the opening run off a throwing error by New Haven‚Äôs third baseman.
CHURUBUSCO ‚ÄĒ Normally, when a team scores six runs in a high school softball game they can expect to be in the thick of things.
But that doesn‚Äôt apply when the other teams scores 10 runs in the first inning alone ‚ÄĒ sending 15 batters to the plate in the same inning.
The Churubusco Lady Eagle softball team found itself on the wrong side of that situation as it dropped a 25-6 contest to a hard-hitting Concordia team in a non-conference contest Monday evening at the Churubusco diamond.
The Eagles found themselves in a 10-0 hole at the end of the first inning.
SOUTH WHITLEY ‚ÄĒ Whitko‚Äôs baseball team fell to visiting Norwell Saturday.
The Knight pitching held Whitko to just one hit in an 11-0 loss. Wyatt Wolf had the lone Wildcat hit.
Norwell took a 2-0 lead in the first inning, 5-0 advantage by the second frame, and was ahead 8-0 by the end of the fourth before winning 11-0 by the 10-run rule.
Whitko is now 7-4 on the year and plays New Haven tonight.
Norwell‚Äôs Luke Hunter was the winning pitcher, while Whitko‚Äôs Avery Robbins was handed the loss.