Archive - Sports Article
June 2nd, 2015
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Columbia City High School junior first baseman Carson Reed earned a place on the All-Northeast Hoosier Conference second team at the corner infield position.
Reed compiled a .414 batting average while pounding out 29 hits. Reed hit three doubles, two triples and one home run during the just-completed season.
Columbia City‚Äôs baseball team finish the 2015 season with a 6-17 record, bowing out in sectional competition with a loss to Bellmont.
BUTLER ‚ÄĒ First came a conference tournament championship. Then came a Northeast Corner Conference regular-season championship. Monday night, Churubusco‚Äôs Eagle baseball team added an IHSAA sectional title with a nail-biting 6-4 win over the Bluffton Tigers in the title game of the Eastside 2A Sectional.
As they have throughout this year‚Äôs sectional, the Eagles used a big inning to build a lead. However, Monday evening, the Eagles had to hang on against Bluffton.
CULVER ‚ÄĒ Columbia City senior tennis players Macie Hinen‚Äôs and Aubrey Wright‚Äôs season came to a close Friday evening in the Culver Academies tennis regional. The Lady Eagle doubles team fell in a three-set match to a team from host Culver.
Wright and Hinen took the first set 7-6, winning the tie-breaker 7-4. The Culver team of Amanda and Regina Padilla came back to take the second set by a 6-3 score. In the third and deciding set, the Culver duo won by a 6-2 score.
BUTLER ‚ÄĒ In a game interrupted by rain and lightning, Churubusco‚Äôs Eagle baseball team took the next step toward an IHSAA sectional championship, overcoming a shaky first inning to post an 8-2 win over Woodlan in the Eastside sectional semi-final game Saturday.
The Eagles scored once in the top of the first inning when pitcher Jacob Howe drew a walk, and scored on a Jackson Wickliffe single.
BUTLER ‚ÄĒ A back-and-forth game between Churubusco and South Adams ended in with an Eagle victory Thursday evening.
Josh Howk crossed home plate off a sacrifice fly to give Churubusco an early 1-0 lead in the first inning at Eastside.
South Adams responded with a run of its own in the second, and neither team scored again until the Starfires scored in the fifth inning.
LAGRANGE ‚ÄĒ Whitko‚Äôs softball season came to an end in the finals of Thursday‚Äôs Lakeland IHSAA Sectional 21 with an 11-1 loss to Fairfield‚Äôs Lady Falcons.
Fairfield batted around, scoring six runs in the top of the first inning to put the Wildcats in a hole they were never able to climb from.
Col. City‚Äôs McFarland headed for state in 400-meter dash
SOUTH BEND ¬≠‚ÄĒ Columbia City‚Äôs Andrew McFarland participated at the boys Regional Track Meet at St. Joe High School in South Bend. McFarland qualified for the state finals track meet in Bloomington ‚ÄĒ twice in the same event.
McFarland ran in the 200-meter dash trials and qualified for the finals. McFarland then ran in the fast heat of the 400-meter dash and won with an unofficial time of 48.8, which would have set a new school record.
Churubusco track runs at Marion regional
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Columbia City‚Äės Lady Eagle 1,600-meter relay team received official word that it has qualified for the June 6 state finals track meet at Indiana University in Bloomington.
The team of Regan Decker, Molly Green, Elise Cormany and Hanna Wappes, along with alternates Samina Qureshi, Morgan von Seggern and Lauren Keller, got its ‚Äúcall back‚ÄĚ qualification notice on Wednesday afternoon.
The team placed fourth at the Warsaw Regional in a time of 4:04.45. That time was good enough to seed them in the 21st spot in the 27-team field.
LAGRANGE ‚ÄĒ Whitko used two solid pitching efforts combined with just enough offense to defeat West Noble 6-3 to advance to this evening‚Äôs IHSAA Sectional 21 softball championship game.
After giving up a lead-off single, Whitko pitcher Hannah Yohe set the Chargers down in order.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Northeast Hoosier Conference honors in tennis and softball have been announced, and Columbia City athletes earned spots on both lists.
In tennis, the No. 1 doubles team of Macie Hinen and Aubrey Wright earned first team All-NHC honors. The senior duo will be competing this evening at the Culver Academies tennis regional.