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April 19th, 2012
ROCHESTER â€” Whitkoâ€™s girls tennis team picked up its first win of the season Wednesday night at Rochester.
The Lady Wildcats won by a close 3-2 margin.
No. 3 singles player Laura Hippensteel is undefeated after three matches. Hippensteel defeated her Rochester opponent 6-4,6-3.
Abby Marshall won in a three-game match over Lady Zebra Makayla Stockberger in No. 1 singles. She won the first game 6-3, lost the second 6-3 and won the third 6-1.
In No. 2 singles, Aressa Tackwell also won in three games. Tackwell won the first 6-4, lost the second game 6-2 and won the third game 6-4.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Whitkoâ€™s baseball team scored seven runs in the second inning en route to an 8-2 win over Peru Wednesday evening in South Whitley.
The Tigers took a 1-0 lead in the first inning on a passed ball by the catcher. The Wildcatsâ€™ bats caught fire in the second.
Whitkoâ€™s Ryan Weigold and Austin Mort got on base first. Teammate Alex Stoddard grabbed two RBIs with a double, getting the Wildcats on the board and taking the lead.
CHURUBUSCO â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s baseball team continued its winning ways Monday night against county-rival Churubusco, defeating the Eagles 11-3.
Columbia City tallied 12 hits, including a home run by Connor Slavich, triples by Slavich and Derek Lamle and a double by Jordan Bickle.
Columbia City got a 2-0 lead in the first inning and built it to a 6-0 advantage by the top of the third. â€™Busco got its first run in the fifth inning, but Columbia City retaliated with five more runs to make the score 11-1 going into the bottom of the fifth.
FORT WAYNE â€” Columbia City and Whitko competed at the Northrop golf invitational Saturday, against strong Huntington North and East Noble teams.
Out of six teams, the Eagles placed fourth and Whitko came in sixth. Huntington North and East Noble pulled away from the pack with sub 330 scores.
Northrop had a 142, six strokes under Columbia City (348). Wawasee was close behind shooting a 350, and Whitko rounded off the match with a 377.
Huntington North also had the medalist, Jordan Sweet, who shot a 75 on the 18-hole par 71 Colonial Oaks course.
WARSAW â€” The Columbia City Lady Eagles softball team traveled to Warsaw Saturday and came up short in the rain, losing 12-2.
In the bottom of the third, things began to get ugly for the Lady Eagles.
VanHouten walked the first runner. The second bunted for an out but advanced the runner to second.
She struck out the next batter. She then threw an errant pitch which advanced the runner from second to third base.
A second straight offline pitch got the runner home to give Warsaw a 1-0 lead.
FORT WAYNE â€” Churubuscoâ€™s boys golf team had a strong showing at the Carroll Invitational at Autumn Ridge Saturday.
The Eagles placed fourth in the invite that was won by the host Chargers.
Ryan Mayer finished in the top 10, shooting an 82 and tying for 10th place.
Freshman Beau Barkley had a solid round of 84, carding a team low 39 on the front nine.
Finishing out scoring for Churubusco was Parker Conrad, 87; Brad Martin, 89; and Brandon Norris, 95.
CHURUBUSCO â€” It was supposed to be a â€śrebuildâ€ť for Churubusco boysâ€™ track.
With the big names that led them for the past two seasons gone, the Eagles were supposed to have taken a step back.
Someone forgot to tell â€™Busco Head Coach Zack Dock and his five-time Churubusco boys track Invitational Champions Saturday.
Using their depth, the Eagles surpassed their own previous records on rout to a record 191-point day and a five-peat of their own invitational.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s softball team rebounded from its first loss Thursday night at Wawasee by defeating county-rival Whitko, 9-0.
Last season, the Lady Wildcats upset Columbia City, which finished the season with a close loss at semi-state. The tables turned this year, as the Lady Eagles took a 3-0 lead in the second inning, starting with Kayla Parks, followed by Alyssa Brandt and Hannah Schnorr.
â€śParks played really well, though everybody contributed,â€ť Columbia City Head Coach Steve Cox said. â€śIt was a great team win.â€ť
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Despite a threatening sixth inning, Whitkoâ€™s baseball team held on for a 9-7 win over Eastbrook Friday night in South Whitley.
The Wildcats took a 3-0 lead in the second inning. Austin Mort and Alex Stoddard scored off a single by Riley Cokl, and Wyatt Wolf hit a groundout to drive teammate Zach Snep to home plate.
Eastbrook didnâ€™t score its first run until the fourth frame.
The Lady Wildcats track team hosted and beat the visiting Rochester Thursday by a score of 83-47.
In the 100-meter low hurdles, Micaela Sylvester placed first with a time of 17.3 seconds, and was followed in second by Reghan Craig at 18.2. Sylvester also won the 300-meter hurdles, coming in at 52.5, three seconds ahead of second place Lady Wildcat Reghan Craig.