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March 27th, 2012
NEW HAVEN â€” Sometimes things start well and it sets a tone for the entire contest, but other times things just sort of fall apart. The Whitko Wildcats opened the 2012 baseball season with a trip to New Haven for a contest with the host Bulldogs. For the first two innings things went well with the Wildcats jumping out to a 2-0 lead, but in the third inning the Wildcats lost the lead and their starting pitcher. The Bulldogs registered a six-run outburst to send the Wildcats down to an 8-2 defeat.
Whitkoâ€™s Logan Irwin was named to the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association's Senior All-State team. Pictured above is Irwin as a young hoopster. Also receiving IBCA honors was Drew Benedict and Derek Hinen of Columbia City, who were named to the Underclass All-State team and Tyler Arrowsmith, Honorable Mention Senior All-State.
The Columbia City girls track team competed at South Side Thursday night for a three-way meet with Concordia. The Lady Cadets won by 10 points over Columbia City with 71.5 and 61.5 points, respectively. Both teams beat South Side, which only had 28 points. Above, Kaitlyn Miller takes her turn at the long jump.
HUNTINGTON â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s boys track team opened its season with a win at Huntington North Wednesday.
Senior Matt Rethlake, in his first high school track meet, won the 100-meter dash, long jump and high jump.
He was also on the 400-meter relay team with Zach Pequignot, Sam Dailey and Wayne Smith, which placed second. Smith won the 200-meter dash.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Whitkoâ€™s boys and girls track seasons began Tuesday with wins over Southwood.
The boys won 87-35 and the girls defeated Southwood 83-39. Both teams combined for 26 first-place finishes.
Connor Stouder, Jordan Sims and Micaela Sylvester led the Wildcats, winning two events apiece. Sims and Sylvester swept all four hurdle races. Stouder won the 100- and 200-meter dash.
Alec Wilkinson won the pole vault by five feet with a 12-foot vault. Jude Stieglitz won the 800-meter run with a 2:09.0 time, with teammate Dallas Asher three seconds behind for a second-place finish.
The Columbia City Lady Eagle basketball team recently held its end-of-season banquet. Award winners include, from left: Sarah Opliger, most steals, most assists, Defensive Award, second team all-NHC; Emily Whiteleather, most rebounds, second team all-NHC; Samara Qureshi, Lady Eagle Integrity Award; Macie Hinen, best field goal percentage, best free throw percentage.
Olivia Shearer, daughter of Columbia City Girls Basketball Head Coach Amy Shearer and former Churubusco athlete Chad Shearer, was the sole local hoopster to advance to the Elks Hoop-Shoot Indiana State Finals. Shearer placed fourth in her age group (age 10-11) at New Castle.
WATERLOO â€” â€śI love these guys. I love the way they play,â€ť Columbia City Head Basketball Coach Chris Benedict said after the sectional semi-final win over North Side.
The Eagles came back from a 47-40 deficit late in the third quarter to win 66-56 over the Redskins Friday night at DeKalb.
â€śI think they found themselves,â€ť Benedict said. â€śWhen they stay together they have a chance to be a really good team.â€ť
Columbia City senior Drew Burnsworth stole the momentum in the final seconds of the third quarter, scoring two buckets and leading the Eagles to the win.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Head Coach of the Indiana Tech Soccer Team David Bokhart has a relatively experienced team coming back for another year on the field in 2012.
As with all collegiate athletics however, turnover is a way of life. Bokhart was at Columbia City High School to help with that turnover.
Senior Nathan Wilz signed his letter of intent Thursday with Bokhart, his parents Joe and Kris Wilz, and Athletic Director Geoff Penrod.
OSSIAN â€” After beating Eastbrook 66-29 Tuesday night in the first round of the IHSAA boys Class 3A sectional, Whitko faces Heritage Friday night at Norwell.
The Wildcats had three players score in double digits Tuesday, led by Logan Irwin with 27.Irwin knocked down three 3-pointers and tallied 10 points in the third quarter.
Alex Stoddard and Trey Weber had 11 points a piece. The Wildcats took a 21-9 lead in the first eight minutes.Stoddard and Weber combined for 12 of Whitkoâ€™s first-quarter points.