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May 25th, 2012
FORT WAYNE â€” Athletes from 37 different Northeast Indiana High Schools converged at Wayne High School Thursday night for track regionals.
Whitley County had contenders in 11 different events, led by Whitkoâ€™s Alec Wilkinson, who was a regional champion in the pole vault.
Wilkinson vaulted three inches high than his closest opponent at 14 feet, 3 inches.
Columbia Cityâ€™s Matt Rethlake took second in the high jump with a leap of 6 feet, 4 inches.
Austin McClure of Churubusco had a second-place finish in the shot put with a heave of 52 feet, 4 inches.
AUBURN â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s baseball team held on to a 6-4 lead to beat Snider in the opening round of sectionals at DeKalb Thursday.
After a 6-3 lead, the Panthers threatened the Eagles with a run in the seventh inning, a base runner on second and the tying run at the plate.
Columbia City held on to get the next three batters out and win, 6-4.
Jordan Bickle opened the second frame with a home run. Snider led off the bottom of the second with a home run to tie the score at one.
FORT WAYNE â€” What better way to open sectional baseball action than a sixth-inning comeback and an eight-frame nail-biter?
When Kody Poyser hits a walk-off single to send Churubusco to the semi-finals.
The Eagles faced Eastside in the opening round of sectional play Wednesday at Indiana Tech in Fort Wayne and won 4-3 after facing a 3-1 deficit in the sixth inning.
The Eagles also scored their first run in the opening frame, as lead-off batter Poyser crossed home plate for the â€™Buscoâ€™s first time of the game.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Three Columbia City linksters played their last match as Eagles at Eagle Glen Tuesday night against Wawasee.
Columbia City, led by senior Dustin Parrett, won by four strokes over the Warriors in the back nine, 175-179.
Parrett shot a season-low 40. Fellow seniors Drew Burnsworth and Tucker Daniel also wrapped up the home season with competitive scores.
â€śIt was a good way for Parrett to go out,â€ť Columbia City Head Coach Andrew Thompson said.
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.