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April 12th, 2013
WARSAW ‚ÄĒ Columbia City‚Äôs varsity baseball team was finally able to take to the diamond after three cancelled games due to weather.
While the weather held off for the Eagles‚Äô Friday night game at Warsaw, conditions were not ideal, as temperatures were low and drizzle fell throughout the evening.
Both teams had to deal with the cold, but Columbia City managed to win a close game over the Tigers, 5-4.
The Eagle‚Äôs opening night starting pitcher, Jordan Bickle, took a no-hit bid into the fifth inning while on his way to earning the win.
SOUTH WHITLEY ‚ÄĒ In a county-rivalry game against Churubusco, Whitko defeated the Eagles 10-6.
The Wildcats advance to 5-1 on the season while Churubusco drops to 2-3.
Alex Stoddard led Whitko with 4-for-4 batting, scoring three runs with an RBI.
‚ÄúStoddard was huge out of the lead-off spot, reaching base all five times,‚ÄĚ Whitko Head Coach Erik Hisner said. ‚ÄúWe had a lot of guys to a lot of little things tonight to help us earn this victory.‚ÄĚ
Many area sporting events, including Whitko‚Äôs boys golf match Saturday at Southwood. Pictured above is Whitko‚Äôs Colton LeTourneau at the county match at Sycamore Golf Course near North Manchester in Whitley County.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Columbia City‚Äôs athletic conference, the Northeast Hoosier Conference, is discussing changes to its member schools.
With the gap of school enrollment continuing to grow, Columbia City High School said Thursday in a press release that conversations have occurred throughout the school year concerning member schools.
‚ÄúAs a result of these discussions, principals and athletic directors will be considering future conference membership affiliations,‚ÄĚ the release stated.
CHURUBUSCO ‚ÄĒ Churubusco‚Äôs girls tennis team is gearing up for a new season on the courts under Head Coach Natalie Pugh.
The Lady Eagles lost one senior to graduation last summer. Morgan Young played number one singles for half of the 2012 season. For the other half, Young was out with an injury.
‚ÄėBusco will be rather young this season, but Pugh will still have Kayleen Mitchell on her team for 2013. Mitchell is a returning varsity player entering her senior year.
‚ÄúI am looking for her to have a successful season,‚ÄĚ said Pugh.
Columbia City‚Äôs softball game, along with many other local sports, have been cancelled or postponed tonight due to rain and cool conditions.
Above, Columbia City‚Äôs Alyssa Hansen dives safely back to third base while the ball bounces over her Tuesday night against Wawasee in the Lady Eagles home opener.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Two Indian Springs Middle School soccer teams dropped their home openers Tuesday night.
The ISMS boys Stars opened against Leo, falling 9-0, and the Lady Eagles dropped a 3-1 game to Summit Middle School (Homestead) on their first games of the season.
‚ÄúFor our first game of the season and as little practices as we‚Äôve had, they played great,‚ÄĚ ISMS boys Stars Coach Luke Genth said. ‚ÄúWe have high hopes for the rest of the season.‚ÄĚ
Avery Sparks scored the lone goal for ISMS in the girls game, and the Lady Eagles play host to Carroll tonight, weather permitting.
NORTH MANCHESTER ‚ÄĒ The county golf match Tuesday was everything it was intended to be.
All three schools were seperated by six strokes, with Columbia City‚Äôs squad, led by three freshmen, taking the win.
‚ÄúIt turned out to be a real competitive match,‚ÄĚ Columbia City Head Coach Andrew Thompson said. ‚ÄúI didn‚Äôt know what to expect, it was only our second night on a golf course.‚ÄĚ
Many area golf teams have been forced to practice inside due to weather conditions.
‚ÄúWe put them right into the frying pan,‚ÄĚ Thompson said.
FORT WAYNE ‚ÄĒ ‚ÄúThe weather may have been hot, but our runners, jumpers and throwers were hotter last night,‚ÄĚ Columbia City Head Coach Bob Fahl said after the Lady Eagles track team beat Homestead Tuesday.
‚ÄúHomestead has twice as many kids on the rosters as we do,‚ÄĚ Fahl said. ‚ÄúI thought it was going to be close.‚ÄĚ
The score wasn‚Äôt as close as Fahl thought it‚Äôd be. In fact, Columbia City won by 22 points after taking first place in 11 out of 16 events.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ A five-run third inning fueled by a grand slam home run helped the visiting Wawasee Lady Warriors hand the Columbia City Lady Eagle softball team an 11-3 loss in the Eagles home opener Tuesday night at Morsches Park.
The first inning saw only one base runner for each squad. The Warriors saw their runner cut down as they were caught off base by the Lady Eagles.
Columbia City‚Äôs Allie Vodde drew a walk but that was the only offense for the Eagles in the inning.