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April 26th, 2012
COLUMBIA CITY â€” You know itâ€™s a tough ballgame when the losing pitcher who strikes out the first eleven batters she faces, only gives up two hits for the game and gets defeated 3-0.
Thatâ€™s exactly what happened to the Homestead Lady Spartans when they visited the Columbia City Lady Eagles for a Northeast Hoosier Conference softball game on a wet cold Wednesday evening.
The Lady Eagles parlayed a Spartan error and two hits from the bottom of the order and 14 strikeouts from pitcher Cassie Vodde into a 3-0 win.
FORT WAYNE â€” The 20th Annual Nancy Rehm/Border Wars Classic All-Star Games will be Saturday at the University of Saint Francisâ€™ Hutzell Center.
Columbia City Head Coach Chris Benedict will be coaching the boys team, which has Whitko stand-out Logan Irwin and Churubuscoâ€™s Tyler Arrowsmith on the roster.
The girls game begins at 5 p.m. and the boys at 7 p.m.
Also included are 3-point shooting contests for the girls and boys and a slam-dunk contest for the boys.
WABASH â€” Whitkoâ€™s boys and girls track teams both won a four-way meet against Three Rivers Conference foes Manchester, Northfield and Lakeland Tuesday at Northfield.
The boys are now 5-0 in the TRC, collecting 116 points over Manchester (75.5), Northfield (43.5) and Lakeland Christian (4).
Trapper Mize won both the 800- and 1600-meter runs. Derek Snep won the shot put, Alec Wilkinson took first in the pole vault, Brady Herendeen won the long jump and Brandon Nettrouer led the 400-meter dash.
DECATURâ€” Columbia Cityâ€™s baseball team opened its conference schedule last night with a loss at Bellmont High School by a score of 8-5.
Columbia City scored five runs on nine hits with one error, and Bellmont scored eight runs with 13 hits and one error.
Eagle designated hitter Austin McCormick and third baseman Jordan Bickle hit one double each, while first baseman Connor Reed clobbered a home run, his first of the season.
DECATUR â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s golf team traveled to Decatur to face Northeast Hoosier Conference foe and undefeated Bellmont team (4-0, 3-0 in NHC).
The Braves routed the Eagles 167-180 on a windy Tuesday at Cross Creek.
Bellmont had three scores less than Columbia Cityâ€™s best (44). Max Dryer and Drew Burnsworth led the Eagles, each shooting a 44.
Chase Ellsworth of Bellmont was the medalist with a 37. The Braves also posted a 41,42, 47 and 48.
Dustin Parrett and Trent Murphy each got a 46. Derek Philbee rounded off Columbia Cityâ€™s scoring with a 47.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The Columbia City Lady Eagle track team claimed first place in 10-of-16 events Tuesday night to down Northeast Hoosier Conference foes East Noble and New Haven at the Max Gandy Athletic Field.
Columbia City racked up 75 points, outrunning East Noble, who came in second with 62 points and New Haven, who finished with 30.
The Eagles had several multiple-event winners on the blustery evening.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Whitkoâ€™s and Columbia Cityâ€™s tennis teams not only faced each other Monday night in South Whitley, but battled gusty wind.
Columbia City beat the Lady â€™Cats 5-0.
In No. 1 singles, Celene Rongos beat Whitkoâ€™s Abby Marshall 6-1, 6-0. Columbia Cityâ€™s Kennedy Slavicek defeated Aressa Tackwell 6-2, 6-3 in No. 2 singles. Whitkoâ€™s Laura Hippensteel lost to Alaina Beckner 6-4, 6-0 in No. 3 singles.
CHURUBUSCO â€” The Churubusco golf team won a home match Friday night against Lakewood Park and Manchester by shooting a season low 157 at Eel River Friday night. Manchester finished second with a 169 followed by Lakewood Parkâ€™s 172.
Ryan Mayer took medalist honors, carding a 38 followed by Parker Conradâ€™s 39, Beau Barkley and Brad Martin with 40s. Brandon Norris and Jordan Andrews also had solid rounds of 42 and 45, respectively.
The double-win makes the Eagles 5-4 on the year.
On Saturday the â€™Busco golf team participated in the Lakeland Invite held at Herron Creek in Lagrange.
FORT WAYNE â€” In a pool of 17 teams, Columbia Cityâ€™s boys golf team placed seventh at the Concordia Invitational at Foster Park Saturday.
Northeast Hoosier Conference foe Bellmont won the match with a 315, not far ahead of fellow NHC DeKalb (317).
Heritage (321), Concordia (328) and Bishop Luers (328) split another pair of NHC teams.
East Noble edged out Columbia City by seven points (329-336).
Also making a presence from the NHC was New Haven, which placed 14th.
SYRACUSE â€” Whitkoâ€™s baseball team participated in Wawaseeâ€™s invitational Saturday in Syracuse.
The Wildcats lost their first game to Heritage, 11-9, but won the second game over Churubusco 13-9.
In the first game, Heritage took a 6-0 lead in the first three innings before Whitkoâ€™s bats got warmed up in the bottom of the third.
The Wildcats scored four runs in the frame, with Riley Cokl crossing home plate first, courtesy of an RBI single by Ryan Weigold.
Weigold and teammate Colin Nicodemus were batted in off a double by Austin Mort to score the second and third runs.