Archive - Sports Article
May 28th, 2014
With a trip to the IHSAA State Finals Track Meet at stake, female athletes from all three Whitley County High Schools competed in the Northrop Regional.
Churubusco led the Whitley County contingent, qualifying individuals in three different events, with Columbia City qualifying a relay team for State Finals.
Columbia Cityâ€™s Lady Eagle Softball team opened IHSAA Sectional play with a Monday afternoon game against a Bellmont squad that had beaten them late in the season by a 7-5 score.
In a game that saw more offense than defense from each team, the Eagles pushed across a run in the bottom of the seventh to break a 7-7 deadlock and advance to the Sectional semifinals on Thursday with an 8-7 win over the Squaws.
As has been the theme of late with the Lady Eagles, they fell behind early.
The holiday weekend proved to be busy and challenging for CCHSâ€™ baseball team, dropping a trio of games to Fort Wayne Northrop and Dwenger.
The squad started the stretch Friday night with a home loss, 7-3, against Fort Wayne Northrop. This game also was a chance to formally recognize the nine seniors, with many of them playing together since they all began in Little League.
Orchard Ridge Country Club with its fast greens and length presents a unique challenge to all golfers. Saturday that challenge became evident to Columbia City High School golf team members and the rest of the Northeast Hoosier Conference as the NHC Tournament and conference championship played out there.
The Eagles took third in the tournament with a team score of 332 that secured a solid overall finish in the NHC.
Columbia Cityâ€™s Lady Eagle softball team played host to the Mishawaka Lady Cavemen in a Saturday doubleheader at Morsches Park.
Though each game unfolded quite differently unfortunately for the host Lady Eagles the outcome for each was the same, as the Lady Eagles dropped both ends of the doubleheader.
Columbia City fell behind early in game one, losing 10-4. In the second game the Eagles jumped out in front, but were unable to hold the lead in the late innings, falling 7-5 to the Lady Cavemen.
All three Whitley County boysâ€™ track teams will be sending both individuals and relay teams to next Thursdayâ€™s IHSAA Marion Regional competition by virtue of their top four finishes at Thursday nightâ€™s Sectional meets.
Columbia City and Whitko teams competed at the Wayne High School Sectional, while the Churubusco Eagles traveled to Fort Wayne North Side for their meet.
Homestead took the team crown at Wayne with Whitko placing fifth and the Columbia City boys taking sixth, while Churubusco claimed sixth place at North Side.
Whitkoâ€™s boys golf team suffered a 170-182 loss to Canterbury this week at Sycamore Golf Club.
Leading the Wildcats was Danny Zawlocki, who scored a 42.
Canterburyâ€™s top player was Trevor Uhl, who shot a 39.
Whitkoâ€™s Will Peters was one stroke away from his teammate with a 43, and Cole Bechtold shot a 44.
Matt Hathaway shot a 53 for Whitko.
Tim Gensch finished in 60 strokes.
Columbia City girlâ€™s tennis team defeated Whitko in the second round of sectionals last night with a team score of 4-1.
No. 1 singles player, Rachel Flauding was the only loss, but played a very close match.
The score was tied in the first two sets 6-2, 2-6.
Then in the tie breaker game, she fell to her opponent 2-6.
No. 2 singles player Aubrey Wright won her match with a score of 6-1, 6-0.
Katie Doerhmann defeated her Wildcat opponent 6-0, 6-0.
No. 1 doubles team Macie Hinen and Sydney Ford won with a score of 6-1, 6-0.
Columbia City girlâ€™s softball fell to the Bellmont last night with a score of 5-7.
In the top of the first inning, an error on the Eagleâ€™s part allowed the Braves to score.
Bellmont was also able to hold the Eagles from scoring during the first inning. In the top of the second inning, their first out was at first base.
Quick thinking was used by catcher, Bella Krieg as she threw to third base after a bunt was hit to get the Eagles their second out.
Columbia Cityâ€™s girls tennis team topped Wawasee in the opening round of sectional play Wednesday night at Warsaw.
The Lady Eagles took a 4-1 victory and will advance to play Whitko tonight in the sectional semi-final. The Lady Eaglesâ€™ lone loss came in the No. 1 singles match.
Rachel Flauding fell to a tough opponent, Katy Ashpole, 6-1, 6-1. In. No 2 singles, Columbia Cityâ€™s Aubrey Wright won 6-4, 6-0 over Jada Antonides.