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May 10th, 2012
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ In The Wizard of Oz, Dorothy clicked the ruby slippers together and repeated ‚ÄúThere‚Äôs no place like home. There‚Äôs no place like home.‚ÄĚ
The Columbia City softball team may be saying the same thing after Wednesday‚Äôs Northeast Hoosier Conference match-up with the Carroll Chargers.
After several closer, low-scoring road contests, the Lady Eagles returned to Morsches Park to pound out 14 hits, downing the Lady Chargers 12-0 in five innings.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Columbia City fell to East Noble 6-5 last night in a Northeast Hoosier Conference battle at Columbia City.
The Eagles have now lost three straight games by one run. Columbia City‚Äôs record now stands at 9-8, with a 1-4 record in the NHC.
The Eagles scored five runs on 11 hits with one error, while East Noble scored six runs with 11 hits and no errors.
Whitko‚Äôs softball team lost to Rochester Monday, 7-0.
The Lady Zebras grabbed four runs in the second inning and three more in the sixth to make the final score 7-0.
Karissa Olinske pitched all seven innings for the Lady Wildcats. She had two strike-outs, gave up a walk, 10 hits, seven runs and five errors in 30 at-bats. Though the Lady Wildcats never made it to home plate, Whitko managed five hits, led by Olinske with two.
Audra Day, Cassie Jones and Emily Weigold all recorded one hit apiece. Weigold led the team in put-outs with four.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Columbia City‚Äôs golf team hosted and lost to Northeast Hoosier Conference foe East Noble Tuesday night at Eagle Glen.
East Noble‚Äôs Michael Sharp fired a one-over par as the match‚Äôs medalist with a 37, leading the Knights to the 160-176 win. The visitors posted three scores under 40.
The course‚Äôs ninth hole was again a problem for the Eagles, who posted three double bogeys and a triple.
‚ÄúWe haven‚Äôt played our home course very well,‚ÄĚ Columbia City Head Coach Andrew Thompson said. ‚ÄúIn all reality, 16 shots weren‚Äôt going to be made up in the ninth hole.‚ÄĚ
NEW HAVEN ‚ÄĒ The Northeast Hoosier Conference Track and Field Meet had some expected outcomes Tuesday night.
Both the as-expected closely-contested girls‚Äô competition, where second through sixth places were separated by only 28 points, and the favored Carroll boys held off host New Haven and Homestead to join the Carroll girls as team champions.
But there were also some surprises, as an improving Columbia City boys team more than doubled its point total from last year to take fourth.
Indian Springs boys golf team remains undefeated, winning the Indian Springs Invitational at Eagle Glen Saturday. From left, Nick Decker, Spencer Klimek, Tyler Green, Cameron Slavich and Matt Benedict.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Columbia City‚Äôs tennis team downed DeKalb, 4-1.
‚ÄúI was very pleased with the girls tonight,‚ÄĚ Columbia City Head Coach Kathleen Myers said. ‚ÄúThey stayed focused on the courts and took care of business.‚ÄĚ
The Lady Eagles got wins in both doubles matches, and the No. 1 and 2 singles competitions.
Breanna Hicks and Sydney Ford won in close 6-3, 6-4 sets in the No. 1 doubles match. In the No. 2 doubles, Blake Farber and Macie Hinen won 6-2, 6-3.
SOUTH WHITLEY ‚ÄĒ Whitko‚Äôs baseball team improved its record to 13-5 with two wins over the weekend.
The Wildcats downed Bellmont Friday, 4-3 and pummeled Southwood Saturday, 11-0.
Against Bellmont, the ‚ÄôCats slowly built to a 4-0 lead after four innings.
The Braves attempted a comeback in the fifth frame, scoring three runs. Those three runs would be the only three Bellmont scored in the game, as the Wildcats won 4-3.
Win over Southwood
Whitko‚Äôs win over Soutwood wasn‚Äôt as nailbiting, as the ‚ÄôCats tacked on four runs in the last two frames to win 11-0.
Churubusco‚Äôs baseball and softball teams are traveling to Concordia today to face the Cadets for double headers.
Hayden Kilgore delivers to the plate against Hamilton last week.
HAMILTON ‚ÄĒ Churubusco‚Äôs boys and girls track teams both beat Hamilton and Fremont in a three-way Northeast Corner Conference meet.
Between the two teams, the boys and girls collected 19 first-place finishes.
In the boys match, the Eagles won with 117 points, followed by Fremont with 97 and Hamilton with 24.
The girls scored 105 points, ousting Fremont, which had 91 points, and Hamilton (24).
The Eagles host the Northeast Corner Conference meet Tuesday.