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May 23rd, 2012
OSSIAN â€” Whitkoâ€™s softball teamâ€™s season came to an end Tuesday night in what Head Coach Jamilyn Pegan called, a â€śheart-breaker.â€ť
â€śIt was a heart-breaker but they went down strong,â€ť Pegan said. â€śIâ€™m proud of them. â€śWe were one run away, one hit away, one play away.â€ť
The Lady Wildcats fell in the fifth frame, 2-1.
After a tough start from the plate, the Lady Wildcats got on the scoreboard for the first time in the sixth inning.
â€śThey hung in there,â€ť Pegan said. â€śEspecially when they were struggling with hitting in the beginning.â€ť
FORT WAYNE â€” Three Whitley County athletes are advancing to the Indiana State Track Finals in four events after strong placings in Northropâ€™s regional competition Tuesday night.
Columbia Cityâ€™s Samantha Roush took second in the 1600-meter run with a time of 5:04.58, the state-qualifying standard.
Heather Monk from Churubusco is advancing in two events â€” the shot put and discus.
Monk threw the qualifying standard in both events. She placed second in the shot put with a heave of 41 feet, 9 inches. In the discus, Monk took third with a throw of 128 feet, 11 inches.
HUNTERTOWN â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s softball season was cut short Monday night at Carroll.
The Lady Eagles faced Northeast Hoosier Conference foe East Noble (17-10) in the first round of sectionals and lost, 6-2.
After winning the NHC with an undefeated 7-0 record and coming of last seasonâ€™s strong tournament play â€” a trip to semi-state â€” fans, parents, players and coaches were disappointed in the early loss.
The Lady Knights scored six runs before Columbia City got on the board.
Whether it be bad luck or strong play by the Lady Knights, the end result was the same.
KENDALLVILLE â€” Churubuscoâ€™s boys golf team placed an impressive fourth out of 11 teams in the Northeast Corner Conference Golf Tournament Saturday at Noble Hawk Golf Links in Kendallville.
The Eaglesâ€™ score of 333 was just behind third-place Lakeland, second-place Angola and NECC Champion Fairfield, which shot a course blistering 304.
â€™Busco freshman Beau Barkley waited until conference to shoot his best round of the season, firing an impressive three over par (74). The highlight of the day was Barkleyâ€™s second shot on hole No.3.
Indian Springs Middle Schoolâ€™s boys golf team is undefeated after 10 matches. The Eagles won the Northeast Lakes Middle School Conference match last week, and defeated Summitt and Woodside (Homestead) on Tuesday by two strokes.
Tyler Green, second from left, shot a one-under par at Raccoon Run in the NLMSC match (34). Spencer Klimek, fourth from left, finished with an even par, 35.
Matt Benedict, third from left, shot a 41. Garrett Roehling, far right, fired a 44 and Nick Decker, far left, had a 49.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” For six innings, the Columbia City Lady Eagles clung to a 1-0 lead over visiting Huntington North Lady Vikings.
In the top of the seventh frame, the Lady Vikings scored a run to turn what had been a quickly played ball game into an 11-inning siege.
In the top of the 11th, the Lady Vikings pushed across three runs with two outs to send the Lady Eagles down to a 4-1 defeat.
Columbia City starting pitcher Cassie Vodde had a one-hitter going through the first six innings, recording 11 strikeouts and only one base runner for the first six stanzas.
WAYNEDALE â€” Though neither Whitko nor Columbia City could top Homesteadâ€™s impressive 121 points Thursday night at the boys track sectional, Whitley County athletes qualified for regionals in 21 placings.
Churubusco competed at the North Side sectional and came in sixth as a team. Whitko placed second behind the Spartans with 95.5 points. Wayne (90) took third, New Haven (80) came in fourth and Columbia City placed fifth with 59 points.
â€śIn reality, Homestead is the best team,â€ť Whitko Head Coach Ron Cherry said. â€śTheyâ€™re the ones we were chasing all night.â€ť
WABASH â€” Whitkoâ€™s softball team won a lopsided 18-0 game over Wabash Wednesday night.
The Lady Wildcats collected 15 hits at Three Rivers Conference foe Wabash. Every Lady â€™Cat starter recorded at least one run.
Whitko opened the game with nine runs in the first inning, including two apiece from Karissa Olinske and Audra Day. Olinske scored again in the third to make the score 10-0.
Eight Whitko players scored in the never-ending fourth frame, ending the game at 18-0.
WABASH â€” Whitkoâ€™s baseball team traveled to Three Rivers Conference foe Wabash on Wednesday night and lost, 6-1.
The Apaches scored the first run of the game in the second inning to take a 1-0 lead.
The score held until the fifth frame, when Whitkoâ€™s Colin Nicodemus reached home plate on a single by his cousin, Ethan Nicodemus.
Wabash retaliated with five runs in the bottom of the fifth to take the 6-1 win.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Fans attending Columbia City baseballâ€™s Senior Night contest against Northeast Hoosier Conference foe Norwell got their moneyâ€™s worth as far as offense was concerned.
The visiting Knights got almost all their runs in a single outburst, but the Eagles fielded a more consistent offense scoring in five-of-seven innings, including two runs in the bottom of the seventh frame to cap an 11-10 come-from-behind win Tuesday night in Columbia City.
The Knights started the game with the lead-off batter drawing a walk and a double drove in a Norwell run.