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May 11th, 2012

Whitko baseball downs Col. City

May 11, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — Despite an impressive 10-run inning by Columbia City, Whitko held on for a 16-13 win over the Eagles on their own field Friday night in Columbia City.

Whitko jumped out to a 13-3 lead at the top of the fourth inning. Fearing the possibility of being beat by the 10-run-rule, Columbia City retaliated with a 10-run fourth frame to tie the score at 13.

But that was the end, as the Eagles didn’t score another run for the final three innings, while Whitko tacked on three more in the high-scoring game.

’Busco boys, girls track compete in NECC meet

May 11, 2012

CHURUBUSCO — Churubusco’s boys and girls track teams hosted the Northeast Corner Conference meet Friday night.

The boys team placed third out of 10 teams, and the girls came in fourth.
Fairfield was the boys NECC title winner, while Westview received the honors for the girls.

Churubusco continued to control the throwing events, with Heather Monk taking first-team all-conference in both the shot put and discus. Monk’s sister, Katie, got second in the discus and third in the shot put.

Austin McClure dominated the boys throws, winning the discus and taking second in the shot put.

Col. City golf posts best score of season

May 11, 2012

NEW HAVEN — Columbia City’s boys golf team posted its best score of the season Thursday night at Whispering Creek.

The Eagles won with a 156 over the Bulldogs, who shot a 177.

Columbia City’s previous low was 166, 10 strokes higher than the Eagle’s score on Thursday.

Eagle Drew Burnsworth shot his best score of the season, 35, earning medalist honors.

“It was good to see Burnsworth break out and finish a round well,” Thompson said. “It was huge.”

Derek Philbee fired a 39, his first score under 40 this season.
“He’s been playing well for us,” Thompson said.

May 10th

Lady ’Cats win: Softball wins on senior night

May 10, 2012

SOUTH WHITLEY — Whitko’s softball team won 8-2 over Manchester on senior night Wednesday.

The Lady Wildcats faced a 2-1 deficit after the first inning, but retaliated in the third frame, scoring six runs to take a 7-2 lead.

Hannah Himes scored her second run of the night in the fourth frame for the last run of the night.

Pitcher Karissa Olinske also had two runs.

Whitko’s seniors are Taylor Lott, Karissa Olinske, Audra Day, Lynsi Hicks and Cassie Jones.

The Lady Wildcats are back in action Saturday at Heritage.

Churubusco track preps for NECC finals

May 10, 2012

CHURUBUSCO — Churubusco’s boys and girls track teams are preparing for the Northeast Corner Conference finals meet Friday in Lakeland.

The Eagles hosted the preliminary meet Tuesday night in Churubusco.

The Monk sisters, Heather and Katie, are leading the shot put with first- and third-place rankings, respectively.

In the boys discus, Austin McClure is seeded first with a substantial 14-foot lead over his closest opponent.

Alex Zolman sits in second in the long jump with a leap of 20-feet 3.5-inches.

Col. City posts 14 hits on Carroll; wins 12-0

May 10, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — In The Wizard of Oz, Dorothy clicked the ruby slippers together and repeated “There’s no place like home. There’s no place like home.”

The Columbia City softball team may be saying the same thing after Wednesday’s Northeast Hoosier Conference match-up with the Carroll Chargers.

After several closer, low-scoring road contests, the Lady Eagles returned to Morsches Park to pound out 14 hits, downing the Lady Chargers 12-0 in five innings.

May 9th

East Noble baseball tops Col. City

May 9, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City fell to East Noble 6-5 last night in a Northeast Hoosier Conference battle at Columbia City.

The Eagles have now lost three straight games by one run. Columbia City’s record now stands at 9-8, with a 1-4 record in the NHC.

The Eagles scored five runs on 11 hits with one error, while East Noble scored six runs with 11 hits and no errors.

Whitko falls to Rochester

May 9, 2012

Whitko’s softball team lost to Rochester Monday, 7-0.

The Lady Zebras grabbed four runs in the second inning and three more in the sixth to make the final score 7-0.

Karissa Olinske pitched all seven innings for the Lady Wildcats. She had two strike-outs, gave up a walk, 10 hits, seven runs and five errors in 30 at-bats. Though the Lady Wildcats never made it to home plate, Whitko managed five hits, led by Olinske with two.

Audra Day, Cassie Jones and Emily Weigold all recorded one hit apiece. Weigold led the team in put-outs with four.

Columbia City golf falls to East Noble

May 9, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s golf team hosted and lost to Northeast Hoosier Conference foe East Noble Tuesday night at Eagle Glen.

East Noble’s Michael Sharp fired a one-over par as the match’s medalist with a 37, leading the Knights to the 160-176 win. The visitors posted three scores under 40.

The course’s ninth hole was again a problem for the Eagles, who posted three double bogeys and a triple.

“We haven’t played our home course very well,” Columbia City Head Coach Andrew Thompson said. “In all reality, 16 shots weren’t going to be made up in the ninth hole.”

Col. City boys, girls take fourth

May 9, 2012

NEW HAVEN — The Northeast Hoosier Conference Track and Field Meet had some expected outcomes Tuesday night.

Both the as-expected closely-contested girls’ competition, where second through sixth places were separated by only 28 points, and the favored Carroll boys held off host New Haven and Homestead to join the Carroll girls as team champions.

But there were also some surprises, as an improving Columbia City boys team more than doubled its point total from last year to take fourth.

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