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April 10th, 2012
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s softball team opened its season in prime fashion Monday night, hosting Marion in a perfect 10-0 win.
The game was cut short after the Lady Eagles took a 10-0 lead in the fifth inning after a run by junior Alyssa Brandt.
Senior Hannah Schnorr boosted the score in the third inning with a grand slam to take an 8-0 lead.
Columbia City not only put out a strong offensive performance by senior Allie Vodde, who not only pitched a shut-out, but along with her teammates didnâ€™t allow a single Marion runner on base.
Vodde had 10 strikeouts on 16 at bats.
After a trip to semi-state last year, the Lady Eagle softball team is eager to kick off this season, hosting Marion tonight at Morsches Park at 5 p.m. Above, Columbia City celebrates after winning the regionals last year
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Whitkoâ€™s baseball team only played 10 total innings in a double header in South Whitley Saturday.
The games werenâ€™t cut short due to weather, but the Wildcats 10-run-ruled Argos in the fifth inning of both games, defeating the Dragons with crushing 22-2 and 14-0 wins.
Whitkoâ€™s Avery Robbins had 10 RBIs, four runs and three stolen bases in 10 innings.
Ethan Nicodemus also had a stand-out performance, pitching the first three innings of the opening game with four strikeouts and no runs. In the second game, he scored four runs, had four RBIs and three stolen bases.
Churubuscoâ€™s baseball team traveled to Carroll and were beat 11-1 to the two-time defending state champion Chargers. Above, left-handed pitcher Jacob Howe pitched the last inning.
Columbia Cityâ€™s baseball team started the season with two wins. Below, Jacob Johnson takes a swing at Concordia. The Eagles won 17-8 over the Cadets. Right, Connor Slavich prepares to pitch against Central Noble. Columbia City beat the Cougars 3-2. The Eagles are back in action Tuesday at North Side.
CHURUBUSCO â€” Churubuscoâ€™s baseball team traveled to Oak Hill and lost Thursday night, 5-0.
With several players out on spring break, Eagle Head Coach Mark Grove said the team was short-handed.
â€śMuch of the team wasnâ€™t in town,â€ť Grove said. â€śThat should also make it tough tonight when we travel to Carroll.â€ť
Carroll has won several state baseball titles in the last five years.
Oak Hill picked up its five runs gradually throughout the game, with one in the first inning, one in the second, one in the fourth and two in the fifth.
Columbia City seniors Brandon Gay and Matt Rethlake were named to the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association Academic All-State Honorable Mention team.
Also garnishing honors from the IBCA were juniors Drew Benedict and Derek Hinen, receiving All-State Underclassmen Honorable Mention honors.
Churubuscoâ€™s Corey Sarrazin pitches in a game last week. The Eagles are back in action Thursday night, traveling to Oak Hill for a 5:15 p.m. start.
Columbia Cityâ€™s 4th-grade Junior Lady Eagles competed in a tournament at Norwell High School. The team went 3-1 for the day and placed second. Front row, from left: Jada Conrad, Jasmine Early, Gabby Fry and Mary Cotter. Back row: Olivia Shearer, Brayden Lickey, Addi Bishop, Madison Whaley and Ally Willson.
The Pierceton Elementary fourth and fifth grade girls recently completed their basketball season. Front row, from left, Izzy Lemler, Valerie Messmore, Kim Hoover, Makayla Berg, Bailey Wright, Abi Hartman, Meghan Christoffel, Hailey Elder, Addy Shockney and Jenna Brubaker. Second row, Kaylee Wyman, Renae Lehman, Kalaya Williams, Mahkinsey Myers, Sarah Hewitt, Lexi Hall, Lilly Owsley, Adara Frey and Kalie Shockney. The girls were coached by Mrs. Angie Trump and Mr. Brent Messmore.