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April 11th, 2011
COLUMBIA CITY — Two golfers named Hazelet have gone through Columbia City girls’ golf and two have now moved on to the collegiate level.
Monday, Columbia City senior Rachel Hazelet followed the same path as her older sister. Hazelet signed her letter of intent to play women’s golf at the University of Saint Francis.
As a Lady Eagle senior, Hazelet served as head coach Jim Thompson’s No. 1 golfer and example for his future golfers.
FORT WAYNE — Saturday’s baseball game between the Columbia City Eagles and the Concordia Cadets was definitely not the season home-opener that new Columbia City head coach Zac Bireley had hoped for.
First of all, wet conditions on the Columbia City field forced a move to Concordia’s field at Zollner Field. Second, seven Columbia City errors led to a 9-2 loss to the Cadets.
CHURUBUSCO — A year ago at this time Churubusco baseball was off to an 0-5 start and wondering when its’ first win was going to ever come.
Two games into the 2011 season, the Eagles have reversed their fortunes remaining undefeated heading into Thursday.
One of those five consecutive losses from last season came from Oak Hill.
The Eagles starting pitcher Ryan Farlow remembers it well. Farlow gave up four runs and six hits in a 6-3 loss to the Golden Eagles.
COLUMBIA CITY — The YMCA of Greater Fort Wayne and the Whitley County Family YMCA welcomed Kameron Bailey as the new Sports and Aquatics Director of the Whitley County Family YMCA.
If there is such a thing as a good problem to have in the softball season, Columbia City has a big one.
Unlike in baseball, softball relies on the arm of one, maybe two, at the mound during the season.
From 2010 alone, the Lady Eagles return two from a 6-1 share of the Northeast Hoosier Conference championship.
The depth of Columbia City’s pitching staff grew to three with incoming freshman Allie Vodde.
When it comes to sheer numbers, Columbia City girls’ tennis didn’t lose a lot of girls to graduation.
However, where the Lady Eagles lost their lone senior comes at the top singles spot.
Filling the void left by Kaycee Bills, sophomore Celine Rongos hopes to make her own impact on what Columbia City has set as a season with high expectation.
SOUTH WHITLEY — In the bottom of the seventh inning and the winning run on third base, the last thing Blackford expected was for Josh Smith to steal home.
Tied 2-2, Smith did just that breaking for home plate in game one of Whitko baseball’s doubleheader at home Saturday.
Experience goes a long way in high school golf and Columbia City has that with its top four scorers from last season returning.
It may not seem like golfing weather now but the Eagles are already prepping for an April 12 opener against county rivals Churubusco and Whitko. With experience, expectations are higher and it starts with that first match.
CHURUBUSCO — It’s only two games into the regular season and Churubusco baseball head coach Mark Grove is already seeing a drastic difference from his team’s start a season ago.
Starting 0-5 last season, the Eagles have dealt out the losses to open March.
A 1-0 shutout victory by senior Dylan Herendeen Tuesday helped Churubusco beat Leo erasing any fears of a slow start.
INDIANAPOLIS — When the cold temperatures start to set in and fall sports are back in 2011, the postseason will have a drastically different look for much of Whitley County’s local high school teams.
Wednesday, the Indiana High School Athletic Association (IHSAA) released a new two-year sectional alignments for all of the class sports.