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April 13th, 2012

Columbia City golf comes up short against Norwell

April 13, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s golf team fell to 1-2 Thursday night after losing to Norwell, 171-179.

The Knights had two linksters who shot a 41 on the par 36 course, and another with a 43. “You have to give them credit to come in here and shoot two 41s and a 43,” Columbia City Head Golf Coach Andrew Thompson said. “They played a good road match.”

Though the Eagles moved into a losing record after facing a loss Tuesday against Churubusco, their score showed improvement. Tuesday, Columbia City posted a 186, seven strokes worse than Thursday’s score.

Columbia City stays undefeated on the diamond, beats Wawasee

April 13, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s baseball team remains undefeated after four games. The Eagles defeated Wawasee Thursday night, 6-1.

Though Columbia City posted a win, Columbia City Head Coach Zac Byerly said he’d hoped for more. Perhaps the reason the team is undefeated.

“I wish we had gotten some more offense,” said Columbia City Boys Baseball Head Coach Zac Byerly.

Pitcher Austin Clark, who got the win, pitched a complete game with six hits, one run, one earned, one walk and two strike-outs. The Warriors were not as fortunate. Seven of nine Columbia City batters got a hit.

Whitko track out-runs Rochester

April 13, 2012


ROCHESTER — Whitko’s boys track team beat Rochester Thursday, 88-44.
The Wildcats won 13 out of 16 events.

Brandon Nettrouer took first in both the 100- and 200-meter dashes and Jordan Sims swept both hurdle events.Whitko took both throwing events, with Derek Snep winning the shot put and Joe Haywood taking the discus.

Alec Wilkinson remains undefeated in the pole vault.

Also taking first was Connor Stouder in the 400-meter dash, Jude Stieglitz in the 800 run and Trapper Mize in the mile run (4:44.1). The ’Cats take a break before going to the Goshen Relays April 21.

April 12th

Wednesday local sports briefs — ’Busco golf, Whitko Softball, ’Busco M.S. track

April 12, 2012

’Busco golf undefeated after three matches

CHURUBUSCO — The Churubusco golf team improved to 3-0 with a 160-172 win over Leo at Eel River Golf Course Wednesday night.

The Eagles were led by Ryan Mayer and Beau Barkley who shot 38 and 39 respectively. Parker Conrad scored a 41 and Brad Martin also had a solid round, carding a 42.

“This was just a tremendous team effort”, said Coach Todd Fry. “Every coach wants this type of consistency from his team and tonight we had it.”

Finishing scoring for the host Eagles was Brandon Norris with a 44 and Landon Pearson with a 49.

CHURUBUSCO — NECC day at Parkview Field

April 12, 2012

Churubusco, along with the rest of the Northeast Corner Conference, had the opportunity to play at Parkview Field.

The Eagles lost to Fairfield, 15-5.

Above, Sam Siddons gets caught in a run-down between first and second base.

Lady Eagles softball defeats Garrett, 9-2

April 12, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — It may not have been perfect, like its season-opening perfect-game win over Marion, but the Columbia City Lady Eagle Softball team used a potent offense and solid pitching to post a 9-2 win over the visiting Garrett Lady Railroaders.

’Cats fall in 12-frame battle to Norwell

April 12, 2012

OSSIAN —Whitko’s baseball team lost in 12 innings to Norwell (7-1) Wednesday night in Ossian.

After taking a 3-0 lead in the first inning, the Knights worked their way back in the ballgame to tie the score at four in the seventh inning.

The Wildcats went scoreless for six frames, and Norwell finally scored a run at the bottom of the 12th to end the game, 5-4.

Wyatt Wolf was the first to cross home plate Wednesday, scoring off a double by Colin Nicodemus. Nicodemus was close behind, getting the Wildcats’ second run from a single by Ryan Weigold.

April 11th

Undefeated Eagles down North Side

April 11, 2012

FORT WAYNE — Columbia City’s baseball team improved to 3-0 Tuesday, beating North Side in Fort Wayne, 5-0.

Eagle Connor Slavich pitched an 11-strike-out shut-out, with no walks and four hits on seven innings.

Columbia City scored two runs in the first inning, two in the last inning and one in the second, leaving the third, fourth, fifth and sixth innings run-less.

The Eagles finished the game with no errors, while North Side had two.

Landon Rehrer led the team in batting, going .666 from behind the plate. Though Rehrer didn’t score, he helped the team with an RBI.

Col. City tennis tops Norwell; ’Busco falls to Northrop

April 11, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — The Lady Eagle tennis team started their season 1-0 Tuesday with a 3-2 win over the Norwell Lady Knights.

In No. 1 singles, Columbia City’s Celine Rongos defeated Brittany Barger 6-1, 6-1. Lady Knight and No. 2 singles winner Lyndsey Havener beat Kennedy Slavicek, 6-3, 6-0.

Rounding out the singles action were the No. 3s. Alaina Beckner lost to Norwell’s Rachel Phillips, 6-2, 6-4.

Eagle baseball and softball both fall at Fairfield

April 11, 2012

GOSHEN — Churubusco’s baseball and softball teams must have wondered where the sunshine and warm temperatures of last week went as they were greeted by frigid temperatures and gale force winds, as well as a Northeast Corner Conference foe when they traveled to Fairfield for a contests with the host Falcons.

For both ’Busco squads, errors proved to be costly as the Lady Eagles fell by a 7-0 score and the baseball team fell behind 12-1 after the first inning on the way to an 18-7 loss.

For the Lady Eagles, a set of costly errors put them in a hole in the bottom of the second inning.

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