Archive - Sports Article
May 3rd, 2012
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Columbia City‚Äôs girls tennis team edged out Leo Wednesday night, 3-2, in Columbia City.
No. 1 singles Celine Rongos won her match, 6-1, 6-1.
Both doubles teams also picked up wins. Breanna Hicks and Sydney Ford defeated the Lady Lions 6-3, 6-4. In No. 2 doubles, Blake Farber and Macie Hinen beat Leo 6-3, 6-2.
Columbia City‚Äôs two losses were close matches, with both going into extra sets.
FORT WAYNE ‚ÄĒ Though Columbia City‚Äôs golf team didn‚Äôt win Tuesday night against undefeated Northeast Hoosier Conference foe Carroll, the Eagles posted their best score of the season. The Chargers won 151-166.
‚ÄúIt‚Äôs our best total of the year,‚ÄĚ Columbia City Head Coach Andrew Thompson said. ‚ÄúIt was a good night for us at Autumn Ridge. We had a good showing."
Columbia City‚Äôs players hadn‚Äôt played the course in their varsity careers, and Thompson was impressed with their performance.
Max Dryer and Dustin Parrett of Columbia City each shot 41s.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ The Columbia City baseball team clobbered the DeKalb Barons Wednesday night, 15-7.
The Eagles now hold a record of 9-5 on the year, 1-2 in the Northeast Hoosier Conference.
Columbia City scored 15 runs on 18 hits to go with two errors. DeKalb scored seven runs with 11 hits and no errors.
Columbia City third baseman Jordan Bickle hit two doubles in the game, while designated hitter Austin McCormick and first baseman Connor Reed smacked one double each.
Left fielder Connor Slavich smashed a three-run home run, his second dinger on the season.
MIDDLEBURY ‚ÄĒ Jason Ridge is resigning as Northridge High School boys basketball coach and as a teacher at Northridge Middle School to become an assistant principal at Whitko High School.
Northridge athletic director Dave Harms confirmed Tuesday night that Ridge is planning to resign, but added that the move is not effective yet and does not become official until the school board acts.
Multiple sources indicated Ridge has accepted the position at Whitko.
GARRETT ‚ÄĒ The Indian Springs Middle School boys and girls track teams recently competed in the 2012 Garrett Middle School Invitational, with the girls team bringing home the Invitational Title.
Placing for girls team were: Elise Cormany, first in the 100-meter dash and 200-meter dash and second in the 400; Regan Decker, first in the 400-meter dash and second in the 200 dash; Mason VanHouten placed second in the 800-meter run and third in the 1600 run.
ALBION ‚ÄĒ Some may say the third time is a charm, but for Churubusco‚Äôs boys track team, the fourth time‚Äôs a charm, as the Eagles won the Central Noble Invitational for the fourth year in a row.
‚ÄôBusco had 34 more points than its closest opponent, Westview, with 150 points.
Not far behind Westview (116.5) was West Noble (110.5). Garrett (74.5) in fourth, Central Noble (59.5) placed fifth and Prairie Heights (51) came in sixth.
AUBURN ‚ÄĒ Churubusco‚Äôs golf team won a Northeast Corner Conference three-way match last Thursday, beating Westview and Eastside at Bridgewater Golf Course in Auburn.
The visiting Eagles shot a 185 led by Ryan Mayer with a 42. Mayer‚Äôs 42 also gave him runner-up medalist honors.
Beau Barkley and Parker Conrad had 47s, followed by Brandon Norris‚Äô 49 and Brad Martin, who carded a 50.
Friday the Eagles hosted conference foes Fairfield and Hamilton.
Fairfield won the match with a score of 152, followed by Churubusco-161 and Ham-ilton-175.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Whitko‚Äôs and Columbia City‚Äôs golf teams traveled to Wawasee Saturday for a delayed start at South Shore Golf Course after sleet covered the greens.
Fifteen teams competed in the invite, led by Warsaw with 308 strokes.
Whitko and Columbia City placed 12th and 14th, respectively.The Wildcats posted a score of 370 and the Eagles shot a 376.
Tyler Ostrom was the match-medalist with a score of 73 on the 18-hole, par 72 course.
FREMONT ‚ÄĒ Just 15 miles apart, the Churubusco and Central Noble baseball teams traveled over an hour to Fremont Saturday to play the Northeast Corner Conference title game.
Fending off sleet and cold temperatures, the Eagles were unable to hold off Central Noble, falling 8-5 to the Cougars.
Central Noble grabbed three runs in the top of the first inning, while ‚ÄôBusco countered with one.
The Cougars tacked on another run in the top of the second inning to take a 4-1 lead.
Central Noble tacked on four more runs in the top of the seventh to take a lopsided 8-1 lead.
SOUTH WHITLEY ‚ÄĒ Saturday‚Äôs baseball double header between the Whitko Wildcats and the Southern Wells Raiders was delayed by rain, and the weather had the players and fans wondering if snow might also be a possibility.
The two games took very different routes to the same end.
In game one, the Wildcats broke on top with a big lead and then held on for a 10-6 win while in game two the host Wildcats had to come from behind several times to take a 12-9 win over the Raiders.