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May 19th, 2011
ALBION — The Columbia City Lady Eagle tennis team closed out the regular season portion of a successful 2011 season with a 4-1 win over the host Central Noble Lady Cougars on a blustery Tuesday night.
“It was a win, and hopefully a confidence booster for the girls heading into sectionals,” Eagle head coach Katie Myers said. “They found out some things that they need to work on tomorrow night to take into sectional play.”
The Indiana high school baseball postseason was laid out for area teams Tuesday.
As Whitley County’s three teams finish up the regular season, the sectional brackets were drawn up for May 25-30.
Columbia City and Churubusco both took one step closer to a sectional championship after the pairings.
Both Eagle squads earned first-round byes.
COLUMBIA CITY — It’s not the ideal season Columbia City softball envisioned when the bats came out and the pitches were thrown in late March.
Delays, postponements and sometimes weeks without games, the Lady Eagles finally saw some of what it hoped to see all season.
Hits, strikeouts and runs.
Monday, City entered the final game of the Northeast Hoosier Conference with an even 3-3 record.
ANGOLA — Heading into Friday’s finals of the North East Corner Conference meet at Angola High School, Churubusco trailed first-place Fairfield by 6.33 points.
By the end of the night, school records fell and so did the Falcons.
Churubusco finished 25.67 points ahead of Fairfield beating its conference rival 142-116.33.
ANGOLA — It’s not a title but Churubusco girls’ track and field got some good news Friday night.
With 2011 becoming a bounce back year for the Lady Eagles, a fourth-place finish at the North East Corner Conference meet added to a growing power from ’Busco.
After holding preliminaries Tuesday, the Lady Eagles went back to Angola High School finishing just behind the host Lady Hornets.
Whitkoâ€™s Hannah Cokl takes a pitch during the Lady Wildcats home game against Heritage. Whitko rallied from a 0-5 deficit but went on to fall to the Lady Patriots 5-2.
Post & Mail photo / Nicole Ott
LEO — Despite the downpour of rain Saturday, there was golf to be played.
Columbia City and Churubusco boys’ golf battled the wet conditions at Cedar Creek Golf Course to come away with a golfer leading both with a score of 84.
The Eagles had one of their best finishes in an invitational this season taking sixth out of the 15-team field.
FORT WAYNE — The Columbia City softball team had its pair of sisters break a losing skid over the weekend.
Saturday, a doubleheader at North Side had Cassie Vodde and Allie Vodde work the mound over 12 innings giving Columbia City 17-5 and 10-1 victories.
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Churubusco senior sprinter Kyle Mathewson bursts down the track in the 100-meter dash NECC preliminary race Tuesday. Friday night, Mathewson entered the finals of the 100 with the fastest qualifying time and won the conference title. Mathewson went on to win not only the 100 but also took the 200 and the long jump with ’Busco winning the team title. A full story and more photos to follow in the Monday edition of The Post & Mail Newspaper.
Post & Mail photo / Andrew Shultz
SOUTH WHITLEY — Normally, a pitcher throwing a no-hitter through four innings with three runs and four hits in support could expect to have a fairly comfortable lead.
That, however, was not the case for the Whitko Lady Wildcats in their contest with Whitley County rival Churubusco.
Six hit batters and six Wildcat errors gave the visiting Eagles a 13-6 win on a rainy Friday night.